Posts Tagged ‘Fast And Furious’

While We Watched Florida: Hint of Holder’s Full Complicity Comes to Light

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Caught Lying

Not only did US Attorney General Eric Holder know in advance of his testimony about the circumstances of Agent Brian Terry’s death, and the involvement of Fast and Furious weapons in the event, but in a document dump late Friday night, it has been revealed that he knew of the connection within approximately one hour of the murder of Agent Terry.  This is all of the evidence we need to have in order to pronounce Attorney General Holder a perjurer, and let’s not make any bones about it:  He knew, and he knew the specific details, and he knew that his own program, Fast and Furious, the operation that provided thousands of semi-automatic firearms to narco-terrorists on the Mexican side of the border, had been implicated in this shooting.  There’s no excuse for any of this, but once you understand the original purpose of this grotesque malfeasance, it no longer looks anything like mere incompetence, but something much more sinister.

What you must understand in all this was that as I’ve reported earlier, they wanted to create a statistical bit of evidence to prove why they should be able to monitor and restrict the number of long-guns you could buy at any one time in the US.  This was the whole purpose, and it is ultimately the reason Agent Terry and countless Mexican nationals lost their lives:  Holder, as part of the Obama administration, had a political goal of limiting firearms sales to Americans, and was willing to sell massive numbers of guns to people who would carry them to Mexico for use by the narco-thugs.

This site has joined previously in the widening call for Holder’s immediate dismissal, but despite more than one-hundred members of the House calling for action, John Boehner and Eric Cantor continue to sit on their thumbs, not wishing to stir up too much controversy in an election year.  Rather than worrying about risking their re-election, they should be concentrating on enforcing the law, and taking action against an Attorney General who has repeatedly lied under oath.  I don’t understand what they’re waiting to discover, or whether it will take their entire Republican Caucus in the House to get them to act, but the simple fact is that Holder lied, and he must go.

The President should fire him.  He won’t.  He continues to support his AG because of the damage a dust-up could have on his own re-election campaign.  If you’re like me, and tired of all these politicians sitting on their thumbs, pick up the phone, call or write your Representatives, and let them know it is long overdue that Holder make his departure in appropriate disgrace. At the very least, we’re going to need to fire Obama in order to ditch his Attorney General.


Fast and Furious: “Smoking Gun” Indeed(Updated)

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

BATFE: Facilitating Crime To Regulate You

Wednesday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin posted a note on her Facebook page highlighting a story about Fast and Furious from CBS News.  In her note, she quotes the most critical part of the story and told readers: “Scour this article and let me know if you too think this might be a “smoking gun” in the Fast & Furious case.”  If you read the article, what we now know to be true becomes painfully clear: The BATFE(The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) was intent upon using sales they essentially provoked or facilitated in order to create the case justifying the further regulation of firearms.  At stake is the question of the BATFE’s policy in operation “Fast and Furious,” and communications between officials who wanted to use their instigated instances of multiple long-gun sales as the pretext under which to require gun dealers to report multiple long-gun sales to the same individual within five days.  This was one of their intended targets, but I suspect they had other motives we’ll learn about in due course.  What they really want is to attack your rights, and your ability to defend yourselves.

You might wonder who would want to buy multiple long guns within five days.  I can think of several very simple examples, including sportsmen, hunters, or simple gun enthusiasts, but the real point is that it doesn’t matter.  Long-guns aren’t used in crimes very frequently, because most murderous thugs don’t want to drag around a shoulder-fired, nearly impossible to conceal weapon.  Overwhelmingly, criminals use handguns.  This cannot be the issue.  Instead, this is about disarming the American people.  You see, the truth of the matter is that anybody who knows the first thing about firearms knows that handguns are of limited range and limited use.  Long-guns, particularly rifles, have extensive potential uses in defending one’s home and property, or more commonly, in military maneuvers.  Why is this important?   After all, we’re not in the military, most of us.  Some of us hunt, but many of the rifles targeted by these regulations are actually sporting rifles, with detachable magazine, which means quite bluntly that they can be used to repel large numbers of attackers because they can be reloaded quickly.  I ask you to look at the world around you, and ask with the state of our planet at present, why would anybody wish to reduce the ability of Americans to defend themselves, and against what?  I’ll leave the conclusions to you as to the ultimate purpose of this regulation, but it’s clear to me that this is about Americans retaining the ability to defend themselves en masse.

What this story makes clear is the sinister sort of people who have now taken up residence in our government.  They were willing to ask gun sellers to make mass sales of weapons, to buyers they knew would transport them to Mexico, knowing those weapons would be used by criminal drug gangs in terrible crimes.  They knew this, and they did it so they would be able to point to multiple sales that they had instigated in order to say you, the American people, ought to be reported to government if you buy multiple long-guns.  Think about that:  They knew these weapons would be used in crimes.  Hell, let’s just be honest about it: They hoped they would be used by the narco-thugs in crimes, and that this would give them the excuse they needed to regulate you.

Consider for yourself the sort of government you now have, that is so interested in disarming you that it is willing to engineer circumstances in which gun crimes are facilitated by multi-rifle sales in a foreign country, and along our own border, so that they can keep watch on you more closely.  Do you honestly trust such a government?  Do you really believe such a government is acting in your interests?  No.  This is a sick and twisted plot by government thugs to attack your liberties.

It’s beyond diabolical.  This is classic Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals thinking: Create a crisis and then propose new laws and regulations to combat the problem thereby created, in order to attack your target.  Your government is a monster.  You are its target.  It’s time to realize that we are being governed by people who are essentially hostile to the American people.  Thank goodness we have concerned Americans like Sarah Palin to highlight this story.

Update: As this goes to press, Mark Levin is discussing the issue on his show.


“Fast and Furious” Should Be The Description of Holder’s Dismissal

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Avoiding Responsibility for Tragic Operation

On Thursday, Sarah Palin wrote a Facebook note that I covered here, demanding that President Obama fire Attorney General Eric Holder.  As this story continues, it’s clear that Holder isn’t going to take responsibility, and isn’t going to resign in shame as he should.  What makes it just that much worse is that this alleged public servant continues to make excuses for his malfeasance at the Department of Justice, and is stubbornly callous in his dealings with the parents of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry who was killed in 2010 with one of the guns that Fast and Furious placed into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.  In an act of flagrant disregard for the parents of Brian Terry, he released a semi-apology intended for the Terrys to the press before they had first received it.

Some take this action by Holder and the DoJ under his leadership as an act of cold-hearted folly, but while I am certain that Holder is cold-hearted, I believe it isn’t folly that has dictated his actions.  I believe Holder is a calculatingly cold-hearted villain.  This was done as a PR move with the press, since only days before he had refused to apologize to the family.  The letter was disclosed to Politico, the left-wing online political news-site responsible for digging up the Cain accusers, but Politico is now saying they won’t release it since it was supposed to have been private.  Really?  Isn’t this the same Internet rag that only two weeks ago was cajoling two Cain accusers and the National Restaurant Association to make the details of confidential agreements public?  Interesting it is how quickly times have changed.  As we know about Politico, it’s all about whose ox is being gored.

Tim Mak, writing for Politico said of Holder’s letter: (H/T DailyCaller)

“Eric Holder has told the grieving family of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry that he is ‘sorry for the loss of your son’ and offered to meet with them,”

If accurate, it is a perfect example of a leftist’s so-called “apology:”  It’s feigned sympathy posing as an apology.  He might as well have said “I’m sorry you have the flu today.”  It would have been at least equally sincere, and no less an apology.  If Holder wanted to apologize, he could have said something about his responsibility in the matter, but he dare not admit that as at least 38 members of Congress are demanding Holder’s ouster.  I’ll be contacting my own Congressman to be sure he’s part of that list, and if not, to demand an explanation.

In related news, Terry’s parents, Kent and Josephine, have finally broken their public silence on the matter.  What appears to have anger them most was Holder’s excuse in testimony before the Senate, when in answer to Senator Cornyn, (R-TX) Holder said:

“There are 115,000 employees in the Department of Justice,”  and more: “I cannot be expected to know the details of every operation on a day-to-day basis.”

This isn’t about knowing the tiny details of every operation.  Holder shamelessly sets up a straw man in this statement: Nobody is asking him to know the details of every operation on a day-to-day basis.  They want to know how an operation like this could have been developed in the first place.  Holder shouldn’t have needed the day-to-day details to realize that this operation was wrong-headed.  It should never have left the planning stage.  The management of the DoJ should have prevented this from becoming an operation at all.  That means Eric Holder, of course, who has failed to take responsibility for the operation that went forward under his [mis]management.

Consider Holder’s words in response to Cornyn:

“I certainly regret what happened to Agent Terry. I can only imagine the pain that his family has had to deal with, particularly his mother. … We are not programmed to bury our kids. It pains me whenever there is the death of a law enforcement official, especially under the circumstances. It is not fair, however, to assume that the mistakes that happened in Fast and Furious directly led to the death of Agent Terry.”

Terry’s parents are right to view Holder’s attitude as one of brazen contempt, or at least shocking indifference.  There’s no excuse for Holder to remain in his post.  He has failed to discharge his duties with diligence, and the entire Department of Justice seems now to be engaged in a continuing suppression of the facts.  It’s time for the President to to step in and do his duty, exercise some fast fury of his own, and finally send Holder packing.  Holder must be made to account for this grotesquely stupid operation, but if the President won’t act, he must be held responsible too.