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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Gunwalker: the botched sting operation lie - the spin continues

From:Contributing Editor Lisa Gilmer



SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011

Gunwalker: the botched sting operation lie - the spin continues

playground Gunwalker story - White House is spin spin spinning
The spin continues in the Gunwalker story.  Late last Friday, Washington provided some documents requested by Issa, but not all documents.  The spin for that one from CBS news: "The White House counsel who produced the documents stated that some records were not included because of "significant confidentiality interests."

The White House has said Gunwalker was just a sting operation which was botched.  That is a lie. 

A letter found "provides startling proof that the Federal government did not merely "lose track" of weapons purchased by "straw buyers" under surveillance by the ATF and destined for the Mexican drug cartels."  

From Examiner, A Letter implicates ATF in committing straw purchases for Gunwalker: "According one source close to the Issa committee and knowledgeable of its workings, this revelation "puts a stake in the heart of the 'botched sting operation' lie." He continued,"There never was any 'sting,' there was only a deliberate effort to provide weapons to the DTO's (Drug Trafficking Organizations)." He added, "this was one hundred percent us -- our money, our guy, our (gun)walking."

This source also provided context and explanation of how the letter came to exist in the first place."

CBS also has ATF Manager says he shared Fast and Furious Info with White House: "At a lengthy hearing on ATF's controversial gunwalking operation today, a key ATF manager told Congress he discussed the case with a White House National Security staffer as early as September 2010. The communications were between ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office, Bill Newell, and White House National Security Director for North America Kevin O'Reilly. Newell said the two are longtime friends. The content of what Newell shared with O'Reilly is unclear and wasn't fully explored at the hearing.

It's the first time anyone has publicly stated that a White House official had any familiarity with ATF's operation Fast and Furious, which allowed thousands of weapons to fall into the hands of suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels in an attempt to gain intelligence. It's unknown as to whether O'Reilly shared information with anybody else at the White House."

Perhaps the "unknown" is in the WITHHELD DOCUMENTS!

Hey media, this story is no biggie, eh?  Just that ATF Walked Guns Directly to Cartel Using Taxpayer Dollars from Pajamas and: "There was never any method to track the firearms provided to the cartels.The cartel leaders that were the alleged target of the investigation never would have been involved in such low-level work as weapons procurement, an allegation on par with claiming they can ensnare a Fortune 500 CEO for the purchase of toner for printers. And of course,the U.S. government does not have the authority to arrest suspects across an international border in Mexico. The justification for the operation is laughable even as a hastily trumped-up cover story. Those who were a part of the conspiracy felt they had political cover at the highest level of government, and didn’t believe they needed but the thinnest of veneers of a cover story for their actions, which have led to weapons being recovered at the scenes of over 200 murders in Mexico and to the shooting of three U.S. federal agents."

Kathleen Millar at Foreign Policy Association has smelled the spin for months and wants the media late comers to ask some questions like:

"Why were field agents running the op told by their supervisors NOT to interdict?
Why were they ordered by their supervisors to let the guns walk?
Because those were the orders given to their supervisors by their bosses. And the buck stops…where?"

Ms. Millar's excellent article points out "The challenge now, for the media, and certainly for Congress, is to address the real questions, to clarify the dangers inherent in Fast and Furious—especially the threat to the rule of law—and to step up to the possible consequences of a genuine, no-holds-barred investigation into a US government operation that triggered the provision of lethal weapons to criminal actors in Mexico. Weapons used to murder US citizens. We know how Fast and Furious worked. Now it’s time to ask ‘who’ and ‘why.’

Everyone has a dog in this fight. The press, the government, the White House, Congress, the House Oversight Committee. Republicans. Democrats. US gun dealers. The pro-gun lobby. The anti-gun contingent. US banks with big Mexican accounts. US corporations riding high with NAFTA. The government of Mexico. Mexico’s cartels."

Ms. Millar recommends "Find an upright, do-right US prosecutor (a Spanish-speaker) willing to leave a comfortable berth in the private sector to take a job he’s smart enough to know may end his career, and let that dog hunt."

Gateway Pundit found CNN actually asked Arizona Sheriff John Babeau some dangerously truthful questions and his answers implicated ATF, Eric Holder and Obama Justice Department as Accomplices to murder, but even if just a wee bit of truth leaks out here and there, stay tuned for more media spinning I fear...  lots and lots and lots of spin.

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