Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ATF Boss Ousted as 'Fast and Furious' Scandal Heats Up

The acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is leaving his post after months of controversy over “Operation Fast and Furious’’ gunrunning debacle that put assault rifles in the hands of Mexican drug dealers.  The apparent shake-up has been simmering for months, amid Republican allegations that higher-ups in the Department of Justice should be held accountable for the scandal, in which the weapons ended up at crime scenes, including murders... Under the programs designed to track illegal gun purchases, about 1,400 weapons were sold to straw buyers and funneled to drug cartels. However, ATF lost track of many of the weapons, which have been used in at least 12 crimes in the United States and dozens more in Mexico. Two weapons found in Arizona at the scene of the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry were part of Project Gunrunner. U.S. Immigration officer Jaime Zapata was killed in Mexico with guns bought under the scheme...Republicans in both the House and the Senate have been keen to get to the bottom of Fast and Furious, with Rep. Darrrell Issa of California and Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa leading the investigation. They are probing not only the program but also how informed higher-ups were about it, including Attorney General Eric Holder...
Full report on Newsmax.com: ATF Boss Ousted as 'Fast and Furious' Scandal Heats Up
I had wondered who would be the first to fall on their sword to protect the higher up's that have been publicly lying about so called "assault" (semi-auto) firearms and the "90% Lie" that has been used to force a renewed and worse gun ban in the USA. This is eyewash to keep the blame, (which has costs lives, lives that mean nothing to the perpetrators of the anti-gun agenda), from falling where it belongs, and that blame literally goes all the way to the top. Anyone with half a brain knows which ruthless politicians seek domination through banning firearms, they make no bones about their fear & hatred of law-abiding gun owners. A cover-up pure and simple, that banks on keeping citizens ignorant and underfoot with such mind-control propaganda. We shall see what the next move will be...(S9)

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