and the Obama Justice Department as accomplices to murder involving weapons used in Operation Fast and Furious
Blog author's comments - Is Sheriff Babeu going to be one of only a few to talk about this? My understanding of operation 'Fast and Furious' was supposed to prove the administration knew who the bad guys were - legitimate gun dealers in the Southwest - and set out to make them the heavies in a phony sting operation.
The operation was to permit straw purchasers to complete the weapon's purchase and move them to Mexico, in order to build a bigger case against Mexican criminal organizations suspected of being the ultimate buyers. The guns were supposed to be tracked but many were not. As a result the government does not know who has many of these guns.
Attorney General Eric Holder has said that he and other higher-ups at the Justice Department were not aware of the operation as it was being carried out.
At least one American lawman is dead because of this program that put firearms into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. And, supposedly 200 or more Mexican police, soldiers and civilians have been killed.
Congressman Issa is calling for a special investigator. But, more Republicans need to speak out until the situation is resolved. The GOP should make 'Fast and Furious' a campaign issue.