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Fast and Furious: The Issue That Could Sink Obama

By Bobby Eberle

There is a laundry list of issues that may lead to Barack Obama being a one-term president. There's his massive, debt-financed spending plans designed to boost the economy that, of course, failed. There's his seemingly incoherent foreign policy. There's his complete grasp of how jobs are created. But there is another issue that is waiting to explode. Obama's administration has been involved in the idiotic plan of allowing American guns to be sold to Mexican drug dealers. These guns were used to kill an American Border Patrol Agent. So... what did Obama know, and when did he know it?

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. This committee is tasked with investigating the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF) and their so-called sting known as Operation Fast and Furious. Issa is trying to figure out which Obama official authorized the program in which "purchasers were allowed to buy guns in the U.S. -- in some cases, with taxpayer money, Issa said -- and then send those guns to Mexican drug cartels."

As CNSNews.com reports, the operation was established "to track the guns to see where they'd end up, but Issa says tracking devices were not put on most of the guns:"

"With only two exceptions where they put tracking devices on (the guns) was there any physical tracking beyond basically a few hours of following the first car, at most. In one case, they did watch (the guns) go on a GPS device quite a ways into Mexico, but of course they didn't inform the Mexican officials, and they didn't have a team on the other side of the border to follow it, so at some point the signal simply disappeared."

In December 2010, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered. At the scene were two rifles that were sold to a smuggler through the ATF's Fast and Furious program.

CNSNews.com has an outstanding timeline of the program.

In this operation, which began in the fall of 2009 and continued into early 2011, the federal government purposefully allowed known or suspected gun smugglers to purchase guns at federally licensed firearms dealers in Arizona. The government did not seek to abort these gun purchases, intercept the smugglers after the purchases, or recover the guns they had purchased. In some cases, as the government expected they would, the smugglers delivered the guns to Mexico drug traffickers.

Can you say INSANITY? The Obama administration puts together a program to track guns all the way to the bad guys, but doesn't actually track the guns and certainly doesn't get the bad guys. They basically made it easier for Mexican drug smugglers to get guns... guns that were used to kill an American!

Sean Hannity, on his Fox News program, interviewed Issa on his investigation into Operation Fast and Furious:


Here's Part 2 of the interview:


CNSNews.com's White House correspondent asked a simple question during a recent press briefing: What was the exact date that Obama learned about the ATF operation. Here's the response:

And so we have a program that was designed to fail... a program that purposely allowed guns to get into the hands of Mexican drug dealers. Aren't liberals supposed to be in favor of stronger gun control? Does that only apply to Americans and not to guns being used against Americans?

As Issa commented in the CNSNews.com story, "Because the operation involved wiretaps and other agencies -- including the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the U.S. Attorney's office in Arizona -- Issa said it's clear to him that the guns-to-Mexico operation goes to the 'highest levels' of the Justice Department."

This program is so plain stupid that it smacks of Obama thinking it up himself. What did he know, and when did he know it? Those are the questions.

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  1. onewildmanComment by onewildman
    July 8, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    Like I have said many times before this was never about building a case against drug cartels this was an effort to cook the book against the Second Amendment. For those of you who don’t believe it, think about this.
     
    Obama is the most anti gun president ever. His senior adviser Valerie Jarrett completely anti Second Amendment. Obama’s choice to head the ATF is anti Second Amendment, his choice to run the FBI is anti Second Amendment, in fact every Obama nominates is anti Second Amendment. Look at Holder  he is anti Second Amendment. The ATF even though gun dealers were voluntarily reporting suspicious buyers the ATF said sale, sale, sale. In the same breath they were saying that they needed to have congress pass a law that required a registration of more than two long gun bought in a month because of the traffic to Mexico.
    The ATF did not inform Congress about the fact that they themselves were responsible for assault weapons being trafficked to Mexico. They did not want Congress to know that the majority of guns come across the southern borders of Mexico. They also cooked the books by showing the number of guns that could be traced to their origins. By only reported the number they could trace and point out the number that came from the US they gave a false view of how many guns were really in Mexico.
     
    How many Mexican nationals died in Mexico because of this plan? I think everyone who was at the top need to go to jail. That includes Obama if this was indeed his Idea or if he knew from the start. They have committed murder.
     
    IMPEACH OBAMA NOW! ! ! !

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    • abuilder2Comment by abuilder2
      July 8, 2011 @ 10:07 am

      onewildman is exactly correct about the real reason the guns were being allowed to go into Mexico.  This is one of the examples of the criminally corrupt Obama government. They use your money to get laws passed that work directly against your best interest. 

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    • SuncoastComment by Suncoast
      July 8, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

      I seem to remember Hillary Clinton saying, about a year ago, that some 80% of the guns going into Mexico were from the U.S  Hmm, did she know something at that time about this program?  Most of us thought she was doing what she normally does and was lying about the number to advance a second amendment crackdown, but maybe not!  Maybe, just maybe she was telling the truth because she knew about this little fiasco.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      July 8, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

      Hey, to a socialist Liberal Power grabber, one more gun in Mexico will be one less gun they face when the rebellion starts.

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    • lljComment by llj
      July 8, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

      onewildman, you are correct… It is the plan of this administration to have gun control, no matter what the cost.  Obama is a backdoor man, always plotting and planning.  What better way to get gun control in this country then to set up a deal like Fast and Furious as a cover for his anti-gun agenda.  Sell guns to the drug cartels via the gun dealers in the U.S., using them so they could take the blame, making it look like we have an out-of-control gun-selling problem, where by Obama can use his executive privileges to make an order to initiate some kind of gun control, bypass Congress.
      My husband is a retired federal agent, and, after listening to the information on the news when all this first came out, made this very point. He said they have to get control of the guns in this country, what better way than to set up this entire operation.  Get control of the guns, control the people.  They just keep chipping away at our freedoms, one at a time.  This president and minions have a goal, to ready this country for a one-world government.  We are watching it play out before our very eyes…Vote this man out!

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    • capricorn1Comment by capricorn1
      July 11, 2011 @ 7:15 am

      watch out gang because fidel obama is comming after our guns next,fast and furious.

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    • clico111Comment by clico111
      July 12, 2011 @ 10:45 am

      There was an article on the AM news today about a new Presidential proclamation on new gun control rules along our southern border coming within the next few days.  Maybe it will stop our Federal Govt from doing illegal things. 

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    • onewildmanComment by onewildman
      July 12, 2011 @ 10:47 am

      Every one should check this out: http://conservativebyte.com/2011/07/fast-and-furious-smoking-gun-right-here-watch/

      IMPEACH OBAMA NOW! ! ! !

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    • downdraftComment by downdraft
      July 18, 2011 @ 9:47 am

      As usual, you have “nailed” the issue…we are in some deep manure here

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  2. JimRedComment by JimRed
    July 8, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    The issue that COULD sink Obama?  Wishful thinking!  Nothing will sink the Won, even being caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy!  MSM teflon rules.

    We must rid ourselves of him the traditional way; if we fail to do so, bye-bye constitution, hello “to alter or abolish it” and the true meaning of the Second Amendment.

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    • Liberty4310Comment by Liberty4310
      July 8, 2011 @ 10:41 am

      JimRed is correct.  Nothing will sink Obama.  He keeps floating to the top like an old plastic bottle.  To rid ourselves of this common trash, we must vote him out in November 2012.

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    • AMVoterComment by AMVoter
      July 8, 2011 @ 11:44 am

      More like floating to the top like a turd in a punchbowl.

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  3. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    July 8, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    Putting the reins of government into the hands of a child in an adult body like Barak Obama is like putting a loaded handgun into the hands of a real child, who might be foolish enough to give the guns to the Mexican cartel. Is it any surprise that the Heads, Hearts, Bodies and Constitution of the people get riddled with holes?

    Thank God the REAL adults who know how to properly use them still have enough guns to protect us and our rights from such fools.

    Now is the time to be fast on the draw of the voting booth curtain, and furious at our government.

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      July 8, 2011 @ 11:47 am

      Neither of my children would be stupid enough to give guns to the Mexican cartel.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      July 8, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

      Thankfully your children have not been infected with the Mind numbing Poison Ivy of a Liberal mind distorting Ivy League education.

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  4. JDZComment by JDZ
    July 8, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    I have lived through several different administrations over the years, but this one is the most incompetent of them all, even going back to the Carter administration which held the incompetent record.  They just keep doing stupid things that make no sense, and in this case, it is clear that there is a cover up by the Whitehouse of who designed and approved this stupid idea. 

    Eric Holder should be fired.  His policies and decisions about the terrorists, the New Black Panther case, the immigration policies and border security, and this gun tracking fiasco just continues to confirm that he either does not know what he is doing, or he is hellbent on undermining the security of our country. 

    The Obama administration continues to push the far left agenda and the repeal or reinterpretation of the 2nd Amendment is one of the items being pushed by the socialist segment of our society.  It is amazing that he is able to backdoor executive order policies around Congress, like the new EPA carbon emission empowerment that was never intended by Congress, and get away with it.  The media is a co-conspirator in all of this.  The major networks are not even covering this story to any extent as they see the potential damage to the Obama administration that it may cause. 

    Chris Mathews is one of the most liberal so-called journalists on the networks and one of the most obvious Obama suck-ups. He will not even mention this case. 

    If the American people cannot see Obama for the socialist and anti-American that he is, then he will get re-elected next year and there is nothing we can do about stopping the mess he has created and continues to make worse. 

     

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  5. JCMartinComment by JCMartin
    July 8, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    This issue SHOULD sink Obama, as well as a whole host of other government employed traitors. Not only should these people be fired, they also need to be JAILED or worse. Whether any of that happens remains to be seen and will tell us a lot about how far gone this nation is.

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  6. SAnnComment by SAnn
    July 8, 2011 @ 11:13 am

    Ready to sink Obama? YES! When the Obama administration tells you that they did not know about the Fast and Furious debacle then it is a lie that begins at the top, Obama, and includes Holder.
    Yes, the reason for this debacle was to have more gun control laying the foundation that all the guns going to the drug cartels are coming from the United States. This gives the Obama administration the cue to push for more regulations. Remember all the people of so many countries who have given up their rights of owning guns? Now they are slaves there.

    The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.  With guns, we are ‘citizens’.  Without them, we are ‘subjects’
     

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  7. Dingbat36Comment by Dingbat36
    July 8, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    Obama and Holder should be arrested for complicity in the murder of Brian Terry.  These two people alone are responsible for some of the most outrageous decisions ever made by a sitting President and the head of his DOJ.
     
    And that only assumes there are not more that we don’t know about!

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  8. Jeff McDonaldComment by Jeff McDonald
    July 8, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    Well, I don’t see a need for this information. Obama set this up so that he could convince Americans that there was a need for HEAVY restrictions on gun sales. Things like outlawing gun shows….hell, the ******** at BATFE were even measuring Shotguns so they could limit the size of shotguns to a size smaller than any on the market. Obama is the megalomaniac, narcissistic, spoiled child, who is awaiting his coronation as King of America. Hell, he might even be named Barak Mounir Ubayd on top of the blatanly phony birth certificate that he posted. I have a copy of Barack Hussein Obama’s birth certificate showing he was born August 4, 1961 in Kenya, when Kenya was a British Colony. He will be impeached, especially if he tries to use the 14th Amendment to bypass Congress to increase the debt limit. Now there is PROOF POSITIVE that he never was too bright and couldn’t ever make it through Harvard Law. Well, Harvard is a cesspool for producing stupid liberal lawyers who are taught that the Constitution is a living breathing document. So, he could have gone to Harvard Law. I guarantee you that Rep Issa will NOT back down and Obama will be impeached this year. But what do I know? I’m just a guitarist who besides staying in the studio laying down some tracks for a new CD, predicted that he would be impeached last year. This idiot is an islamic plant and needs to be kicked out of office NOW, so we can have America (the one created by what Obama calls “flawed documents”) back and get back on track economically AND, most importantly, retake our place as the Shining Light of the world, the same USA that everyone in the world tries to break into, the SAME USA that IS the number ONE country in the world. Kick this unAmerican out NOW!

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  9. AMVoterComment by AMVoter
    July 8, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    Of course Obama  and Holder knew about it.  Yesterday the news came out that Obama is working on “common sense” gun control.  Yeah, right!

    There needs to be a special prosecutor in this case with no more stonewalling from Obama and his administration!

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  10. 1babyduckComment by 1babyduck
    July 8, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    Given the current administration’s connections, this teflon president will skate out from under this.  There will be a fall guy, but it won’t be Obama or Holder.  What’s frightening is that this is just a tiny bit of what we do see going on in our country.  How much more is happening behind closed doors and curtains that we don’t see.  The sad fact is, Obama is selling this country out and what better way to destroy a country than from within. 

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  11. CharlieComment by vietnamvet
    July 8, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    There’s more.
    It appears they were doing about the same thing in Florida in Operation Castaway.
    That scheme sends guns into Honduras, where they can enter Mexico through their southern border.

    http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-national/breaking-news-source-claims-atf-s-tampa-sac-walked-guns-to-honduras?CID=examiner_alerts_article

    Those would also be ‘traceable’ to our retail gun dealers … casting them in a bad light for the pleasure of the anti-gun crowd.

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  12. gringo_bobComment by gringo_bob
    July 8, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    This won’t stick to Obama. It is too complicated an issue to get across to the public dunce voter.

    It is far to easy for Obama and his cohorts the liberal media to turn this around on the republicans and conservatives.

    Stay away from this and keep hammering on his spending us into the poor house with his political payoffs aka stimulus programs. That has traction with the public at large and is Obama’s weak point that we can continue to pick at.

    Also keep hammering on his war on business – though he seems to be winning that one with his constant yammering on jobs and new business etc like he really gives a **** about business.

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  13. SapientComment by Sapient
    July 8, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    Re:  “This program is so plain stupid that it smacks of Obama thinking it up himself. What did he know, and when did he know it? Those are the questions.”

    Folks–I say its time to start using the proper terms…and “pain stupid” is not it.

    Ann Coulter put it this way–to paraphrase– if it was only “stupid” some to their stuff would work toward America’s benefit.

    The fact is, it doesn’t.

    She also notes:

    “While the form of treachery varies slightly from case to case, liberals always manage to take the position that most undermines American security.”

    The title of her book of course, is “Treason,” and I am suggesting that “Treason” is just as good or better explanation as”plain stupid” for what we see.

    Yep, we are seeing a consistent stupidity on a scale that only someone who hob knobs with domestic terrorists could appreciate–might just be Treason.

    As that arch villain Goldfinger said to Jame Bond:

    “In Chicago, Mr. Bond, they have a saying: once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, the third time is enemy action.”

    I’ll just bet they do…bet they have another one:

    “If you get caught…say you were just stupid.”

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  14. JoeEnglishComment by enraged8hobbit
    July 12, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    At this time I am surprised that no one has asked this all important question, to wit “Where did the money that was supplied by ATFE, FBI, CIA, DOJ to pay for these weapons end up?? ” I am sure that the gun sellers were not allowed to keep that which was not theirs. Who profitted? I know that these ak’s and m16′ sell for at least 900 each. That is 2000+ rifles at 900 ea =1.8 mil.

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  15. jpcjrComment by jpcjr
    July 14, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

    If we are lucky enough to defeat the Obama Machine, and rest this Country back from the brink. We should get on our hands and knee’s and thank the Almighty, then investigate the Media’s culpability in Barack Obama’s election and see if their was a Conspiracy. From their, well, the skies the limit!

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  16. onewildmanComment by onewildman
    August 16, 2011 @ 3:47 pm

    Hey! everyone following this string needs to go to the Los Angeles Times and read about the fact three of the supervising lowlifes that ran Fast and Furious have been promoted. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-atf-guns-20110816,0,7676977.story
    I am beside myself with anger! This is absolutely crazy!
     
    IMPEACH OBAMA NOW! ! ! !

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  17. Mawloud Ould DaddahComment by Mawloud Ould Daddah
    August 21, 2011 @ 8:21 pm

    OBAMA IS A HYPOCRIT ISLAMIC COMMUNIST MYSTIFICATOR.ASK ISRAEL AND ALL REAL ALLIES OF US

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  18. onewildmanComment by onewildman
    January 12, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    I just read that a new email has been uncovered. It proves that the ATF was walking guns. you can read about it here: http://www.westernjournalism.com/new-e-mail-blows-hole-in-obamas-fast-and-furious-story/?utm_source=Western+Journalism&utm_campaign=203440e505-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email this a must read.
     
    IMPEACH OBAMA NOW! ! ! ! !

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