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U.S. Attorney General Lied to Congress

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing looking the controversial Fast & Furious scandal (also known as Project Gun Runner and Operation Gun Walker) last May, United States Attorney General Eric Holder told the committee members, that he only recently heard about Fast and Furious.  But according to a stories by both the CBS News and the LA Times, the Attorney General knew specifics of the scandal back in mid 2001.

New documents obtained by CBS News, show Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010, On May 3, 2011, Holder told a Judiciary Committee hearing, “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”  Yet internal Justice Department documents show that at least ten months before that hearing, Holder began receiving frequent memos discussing the Project Gun Runner scandal.

This is, for all intents and purposes, perjury.  Representative Darrell Issa, who is the chair of the committee investigating Fast and Furious, suggested on Fox & Friends that Holder may have in fact perjured himself.  The documents came from the head of the National Drug Intelligence Center and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer.  The Justice Department has publicly tried to distance itself from Operation Gun Walker but these new documents that high level Justice Officials knew guns were being “walked” into Mexico.

Two Justice Department officials mulled it over in an email exchange on October 18, 2010.  “It’s a tricky case given the number of guns that have walked, but is a significant set of prosecutions,” says Jason Weinstein, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division.  Deputy Chief of the National Gang Unit, James Trusty replied, “I’m not sure how much grief we’re going to get for “guns walking”.  It may be more like, finally their going after people who sent guns down there”.  The only thing is that they, the ATF are the people that sent the guns down there in the first place.  Furthermore, their ulterior motive for this botched scheme was to have a new reason for new gun control laws which they have already put into the works.

This is just another back door way that the Obama regime is trying to circumvent the Constitution.  This whole plan was just a way to try to fix the blame for the violence in Mexico on American gun dealers.  The President could then act all outraged and shocked when it was learned that so many guns had gone south into the hands of Mexican drug lords.  Then it would be logical for them to then say, “This is why we need more gun control laws”.

You have got to know that if this had been a George W. Bush plan to sabotage a liberal issue, the media would be talking impeachment right now.  Impeachment is what we should be talking about considering the fact that at least one Federal border agent has been killed as result of this scandal.  Obama’s fingerprints are all over this.

All of this attention on Eric Holder though, may be how he figures to deflect any focus on himself.  Obama might just want to offer up the Attorney General to take the fall which would then hopefully take scrutiny off of the President.  I am sure that it is not out of the realm of possible scenarios that they are considering.

Earlier today I learned that a congressional subpoena directed to Attorney General Eric Holder could already be going out as early as Tuesday next week, ordering him to turn over documents to lawmakers about when he was aware of a controversial gun smuggling operation know as Fast and Furious.  Again, CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson is reporting that the subpoena will come from the House Oversight Committee, led by Republican Darrell Issa.  It will ask for communications among senior Justice Department officials related to the Fast and Furious “gun walking” operation.

I expect that given how this administration sees themselves as “above the law” that they will ignore the subpoena. This shouldn’t be surprising given how they have repeatedly ignored judicial orders that strike down “Obama Care”. The Constitution is merely an impediment to this administration that will stop at nothing short of being voted out of office.

GE

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Operation GunWalker Spawns New Gun Control Legislation

In two previous posts I have been warning that the primary reason Obama would commit treason such as he has with Operation Gun Walker (or Fast and Furious) and arm Mexican Drug lords, was so he would have reason to try to pass more gun control legislation.   Well today I hear that the liberal democrats in Congress are planning to introduce new gun control legislation today. 

In an article by Katie Pavlich for the The Town Hall, she claims that several Democrats announced yesterday that they are planning to introduce new legislation today that is designed to “keep high powered firearms out of the hands of dangerous criminals, including the Mexican Drug Cartels”.  However, the legislation which is called the “Stop Gun Trafficking and Strengthen Law Enforcement Act”, will do no more than punish law abiding citizens and trample our Second Amendment Rights yet again.

Excuse me?!  It was the Obama Administration that allowed the drug cartels to freely purchase the “high powered firearms” in the first place.  The FBI and ATF all but forced the local gun sellers to complete the transactions against their own objections. Obama even funded the operations with money from the stimulus bills.  Problem is, he was hoping we wouldn’t find out about it.

And just as we predicted, here come the liberals with marching orders from President Obama, using it as a reason to gin up support for more gun control laws, with bills in hand. No gun control law is going to keep firearms out of the hands of the Mexican Drug lords, or any other criminal for that matter.  In fact, there is another blogger who has it stated another way:

“There are more than 22,399 restrictive gun laws in force. Of those, not even one has ever reduced crime.  In fact, crime has increased after each of these laws, and the amount depends on the severity and level of enforcement of the law.”

And it especially doesn’t matter how many gun laws we have if the Federal Government is willing to break them their selves to push a political agenda.  This must be what President Obama meant when he comforted anti gun members of his own party by saying, “we are working under the radar” on new measures.

House Representative Carolyn McCarthy who authored other gun control legislation earlier this year, is joined by Elijah Cummings, Carolyn B. Mahoney, to lead this new push.  And it will be a push in which they spare no effort to get it passed and signed.

It is time to contact your representatives and let them know you’re dissatisfaction with the legislation.

GE

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Obama Culpable to Funding Project Gunrunner

The United States Justice Department has uncovered evidence that the Obama Administration funded the Project Gunrunner scandal (Fast and Furious project) through the Stimulus Bills.  In an earlier post we noted how Federal agents pressured bonafide gun dealers in border states to allow unscrupulous gun transactions to be completed against the better judgement of the dealers, under the watchfull eye of the Federal agents. 

In addition to agents turning their heads and looking the other way as Mexican Drug Cartels purchased guns in America, Stimulus money was paying for the illegal activity.  Justice.org has located on page 96 of a report on this program, 2009, February, the Recovery Act signed into law, allocated $10 million to the ATF for Project Gunrunner.  The launch of the Project Gunrunner scheme was announced in March of 2009 under orders from Barrack Obama, by the Deputy Attorney General, at a White House press conference.

Stimulus money paid for Project Gunrunner.  Ten million dollars was allocated in the stimulus Porkulus bill to buy semi automatic rifles and revolvers and let Mexican drug lords take them across the border back to Mexico to use them on our Federal agents.

This is an impeachable act that is no less than treason.  This President has provided guns and money to enemies of the United States – namely the Mexican Drug Lords, who have used these very weapons to kill agents of the United States.  The Obama Administration is openly paying for illegal activity in order to manufacture a false premise to enact more gun control legislation.  In a effort to provide a reason to gin up support for taking our guns away, the legislative branch of our government has enabled drug cartels to purchase guns illegally for their own illegal activity.

The Supplemental Appropriations act in June, 2009, allocated an additional $67 million to the ATF for Project Gunrunner which means you can trace the money directly back to Obama.

Then in August, 2010, the Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2010 allocated $37.5 million to the ATF for Project Gunrunner – more money from Obama’s stash.

If you add it up; $10 million in February, $67 million in June, and $37 million in August – that’s $114 million to the ATF specifically for Project Gunrunner that directly funds the Mexican Drug cartels and their arsenal.  All of it in a progressive liberal plan to create a reason for the American people to want more gun control laws and infringe our Second Amendment rights.  Isn’t that fascinating?

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Mexican Drug Cartels Re-arm, Obama Complains

With rumors, innuendo, accusations, and Congressional hearings prominent in the headlines over the Project Gunrunner scandal, we now hear that the Mexican Drug Cartels are still finding all of the guns they need to keep themselves well armed and deadly in Mexico.  Only this time, they are getting their guns from Central America.  President Obama is claiming that a “lack of gun control laws is the problem”.

It is illegal for the citizens of Mexico to own or possess guns larger than a .22 but that does not stop the criminals from obtaining all the guns they need.  Since the only guns in Mexico are in the hands of the government or the criminals, Mexican citizens have no way to defend themselves against the drug lords.  More and more citizens are supporting the drug cartels as the healthier way to live among them.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon is blaming the United States and the availability of firearms in this country for the proliferation of guns in the

Some of the weapons siezed from the Drug Cartels

hands of Mexican drug runners and criminals, all while the guns they are purchasing are coming from Central America and not the United States.  The guns they are now getting from south of their border are even more sophisticated than the ones that Obama was able to supply them.  Illegal gun dealers providing their market are able to provide fully automatic weapons (machine guns), rocket propelled grenade launchers (RPG) and even land mines – none of which would be available in the U.S.  The best they got from the U.S. were semi-automatic weapons.

In addition to the heavy arsenal that is now proliferating in Mexico, drug cartels are constructing homemade, armor plated, personnel carriers and tanks with as much as 1” thick steel plating.  Many times these vehicles resemble Civil War-era Ironclads on wheels.  These narco tanks, often called “monstruos” or “monster trucks”, look like a cross between a Somali “technical” and something out of a “Mad Max” movie.  Some of them can do 60 mph and drop, James Bond style, nail popping nails or oil slicks to slow down pursuers.  Again Mexican President Felipe Calderon is blaming the United States for manufacturing pick-up trucks and sport utility vehicles that can be made into these bullet impervious vehicles.

Project Gunrunner was a scheme devised by the Obama Administration to allow the Mexican Drug Cartels to purchase guns here in the U.S. against the better judgment of local gun dealers in a hair brained idea that they would be able to track them into the hands of drug dealers south of the border to see where they end up.  Gun dealers here in the U.S. who resisted were pressured by the FBI and BATFE in to allowing the transactions to occur.

However, no tracking was ever achieved under this failed plan, other than the fact that at least one weapon that was used to shoot and kill an agent of the United States has been recovered.  The guns were lost into the bowels of Mexico.  Obama is now trying to blame the U.S. gun dealers and the “lack of gun control laws” for the incident, and as a result, liberals in Congress are now calling for a re-instatement of the “assault weapons ban” of the mid 90s and stricter gun laws for the States that border Mexico.

The idiocy of the Obama administration continues to amaze me as the lengths to which they will go to bring us closer to a socialistic state.  Health care was the first major step into socialism.  Now if they can only get the guns out of the hands of the citizens they will have little problem running roughshod over the country.  Americans need to wake up vote against liberalism at every opportunity.  Whenever you see a candidate on the ballot with “D” after their name, vote for the other guy, whoever it is, and help to save our country.

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