Tuesday, March 12, 2013

22 Shocking Facts About Fast And Furious

Fast And Furious: 22 Shocking Facts
 About The Scandal That Could Bring Down The Obama Administration


Could Fast and Furious be the scandal that brings down the Obama administration?

With the full knowledge of the Department of Justice, ATF agents facilitated the sale of thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels and dropped all surveillance of those weapons once they crossed the border.Weapons sold during Operation Fast and Furious have been used to shoot U.S. border control agents.Weapons sold during Operation Fast and Furious have been found at dozens of crime scenes in Mexico.

Nobody has been held accountable for this scandal yet.U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been stonewalling all efforts by members of Congress to look into Fast and Furious.A CBS reporter that has been aggressively investigatingthis story was recently screamed at and cussed at by a high ranking official that works in the White House.It has become abundantly clear that the Obama administration desperately wants to hide what went on during Operation Fast and Furious.So will they succeed or will we eventually find out the truth?

What you are about to read should shock the living daylights out of you.The U.S. overnment purposely armed Mexican drug cartels with thousands of guns and then ordered agents not to follow the weaponsacross the border. This should be a story that the mainstream media is pounding on every single day. But they aren't. In fact, they are mostly ignoring it.

However, if the truth starts getting out and the American people start grasping what really happenedthis thing could become absolutely huge. In fact, this could end up being Obama's Watergate.

The following are 22 shocking facts about the scandal that could bring down the Obama administration....
#1  During Operation Fast and Furious, ATF agents purposely allowed thousands of  guns to be sold to individuals that they believed would get them into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

 ATF agents were specifically ordered not to intercept the guns before they crossed the border.The following is a brief excerpt from a CBS News reportthat detailed the fierce objections that many ATF agents expressed when they were ordered to stand down....

On the phone, one Project Gunrunner source (who didn't want to be identified) told us just how many guns flooded the black market under ATF's watchful eye. "The numbers are over 2,500 on that case by the way. That's how many guns were sold-including some 50-calibers they let walk." 50-caliber weapons are fearsome. For months, ATF agents followed 50-caliber Barrett rifles and other guns believed headed for the Mexican border, but were ordered to let them go. One distraught agent was often overheard on ATF radios begging and pleading to be allowed to intercept transports. The answer: "Negative. Stand down."

CBS News has been told at least 11 ATF agents and senior managers voiced fierce opposition to the strategy. "It got ugly..." said one. There was "screaming and yelling" says another. A third warned: "this is crazy, somebody is gonna to get killed."

#3  Operation Fast and Furious remained a secret until the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry last December.Two guns that were sold during Operation Fast and Furious were found at the scene of the murder

#4  ATF Special Agent John Dodson was one of the first to blow the whistle on Operation Fast and Furious.Dodson explained to the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee on June 15, 2011 that many ATF agents were becoming extremely frustrated when they were ordered to cut off surveillance on the weapons that were being sold because they knew "that just days after these purchases, the guns
that we saw these individuals buy would begin turning up at crime scenes in the UnitedStates and Mexico."

#5  It appears that Operation Fast and Furious began some time around September 2009.At that time, the ATF began pressuring gun shops near the border with Mexico to participate in a new covert operation that was being set up.The gun store owners were told to help the ATF get guns into the hands of people that would take them back  o the Mexican drug cartels.

The following description of the mechanics of Operation Fast and Furious comes from a recent Los Angeles Times article

In the fall of 2009, ATF agents installed a secret phone line and hidden cameras in a ceiling panel and wall at Andre Howard's Lone Wolf gun store. They gave him one basic instruction: Sell guns to every illegal purchaser who walks through the door. For 15 months, Howard did as he was told. To customers with phony IDs or wads of  cash he normally would have turned away, he sold pistols, rifles and semiautomatics.
He was assured by the ATF that they would follow the guns, and that the surveillance would lead the agents to the violent Mexican drug cartels on the Southwest border. WhenHoward heard nothing about any arrests, he questioned the agents. Keep selling, they told him. So hundreds of thousands of dollars more in weapons, including .50- caliber sniper rifles, walked out of the front door of his store in a Glendale, Ariz., strip mall.

#6  In some gun stores, cameras were set up so that top ATF officials could actually watch these transactions take place.Back in June, U.S. Representative Darrell Issa stated the following ....
"Acting Director Melson was able to sit at his desk in Washington and himself watch a live feed of straw buyers entering the gun stores and purchasing dozens of AK- variants."

#7  It has also come out that in some cases ATF agents were actually the ones buying the guns and getting them into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.The following is how author Michael A. Walsh recently explained this in an article in the New York Post....
This just might be the smoking gun we’ve been waiting for to break the festering “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal wide open: the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives apparently ordered one of its own agents to purchase firearms with taxpayer money, and sell them directly to a Mexican drug cartel. Let that sink in: After months of pretending that “Fast and Furious” was a botched surveillance operation of illegal gun-running spearheaded by the ATF and the US attorney’s office in Phoenix, it turns out that the government itself was selling gunsto the bad guys.

#8  According to the Los Angeles Times, guns that were purchased during Operation Fast and Furious have"turned up at dozens of additional Mexican crime scenes, with an unconfirmed toll of at least 150 people killed or wounded."

Mexican authorities were never informed that thousands upon thousands of guns were being allowed into Mexic0.

#10  Authorities in Mexico have asked the U.S. government over and over to explain what in the world happened during Operation Fast and Furious but they have not been given an adequate answer.In fact,
according to the Los Angeles Times , the Obama administration has not even responded to questions from the attorney general of Mexico....

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Fast and Furious II
Follow-up to What We Know So Far
byRaquel Okyay 10/04/2011

Digging deeper into the Fast and Furious cover-upreveals initial blame at the US Department of State, direction from the Department of Justice, and a finish at the mercy of a Congressional review.

As part of a Report issued by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) commencing in October 2010, the Stateagency criticizes the Office of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) for taking down the little guys but not securing enough convictions against the “higher-level traffickers, smugglers, and the ultimate recipients of trafficked guns,” particularly into Mexico.

OIG recommends “implementation of Project Gunrunner, including that ATF should improve its intelligence sharing with other federal law enforcement agencies and that ATF should work with the government of Mexico to improve the rate of successful traces.” OIG neglects to recognize that many Mexican officials, from the police to the politicians are corrupted drug dealers themselves; and that the FBI and DOJ is ineffective at sharing intelligence with anyone.

Project Gunrunner is a program designed to move and track weapons through straw purchasers into the hands of dangerous Mexican drug cartels. While Federal officials are justified in their assertion that Project Gunrunner stems from a 2005 Laredo, Texas ATF program, a national initiativestarting in 2006 led to Operation Fast and Furious. Operation Fast and Furious was cleared at the highest levels of government with their fingers deliberately pointed at ATF. An agency that successfully prosecutes 1000s of cases annually is now subject to complete the job the Justice Department should have been doing all along.

“In March of 2007, [I began] working in my current post of duty as a Supervisor of the Phoenix Field Office. Within weeks, I was surprised at what I had observed. In my professional opinion, dozens of firearms traffickers were given a pass by the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona. Despite the existence of “probable cause” many cases, there were no indictments, no prosecutions, and criminals were allowed to walk free. In short, their office policies, in my opinion, helped pave a dangerous path.”
(Testimony of Phoenix ATF Special Agent Peter Forcelli June 15, 2011) Exporting guns from the US is indeed a violation of the Arms Export Control Act, so red flags were raised by “whistleblowers” when ATF agents were expected to circumvent Federal law.

The ATF limited by jurisdictional, Arizona law, could not arrest straw purchasers of
firearms who were US citizens and could pass a Brady check, even when they knew the weaponry would be delivered to a Mexican drug cartel. Special Agent Peter Forcelli continues: “When I voiced surprise and concern with this tactic to Special Agent in Charge William Newell and ASAC George Gillett, my concerns were dismissed. This operation, which in my opinion endangered the American public, was orchestrated in conjunction with Assistant US Attorney Emory Hurley. I have read documents that indicate that his boss, US Attorney Dennis Burke, also agreed with the direction of this case.Allowing firearms to be trafficked to criminals is a dangerous and deadly strategy.”

“As a career law enforcement officer, who has had to investigate the deaths of police officers, children and others at the hands of armed criminals, I was and continue to be horrified. Truly horrified. I believe that these firearms will continue to turn up at crimescenes, on both sides of the border, for years to come.”

While being questioned by members of Congress, former ATF Special Agent in Charge William Newell dodged questions,tripped over answers, and essentially lied under oath to protect a failed, federal law enforcement operation. (Congressional Hearing July 26, 2011)

Rumor has it that Newell’s actions were not at the behest of ATF, but rather approved by the Justice Department who refused to end the program when ATF Acting Director urged that it be terminated.
On September 21, SAC Newell issued a “supplemental statement,” where Newell continued the false notion that ATF agents did not “knowingly allow thousands of weapons to reach criminal hands. Any concerns raised over the program were never voiced to appropriate authorities.” (FoxNews.com) Now there’s hell to pay for agents who have objected to Operation Fast and Furious and demanded it be stopped early on. Those who publically object to the actions taken by the Federal government in implementing Operation Fast and Furious have been cautioned to keep quiet in their opposition, otherwise suffer the consequences–
Gestapo–style.Watch out America!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Fukushima Dispersion

Map of dispersion of radiation and deposition in Northern Hemisphere.