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The BATFE – SHUT THEM DOWN AND CONVICT THOSE GUILTY IN THE FAST AND FURIOUS – GUNWALKER DEBACLE.


FARAGO: Unload the ATF

Gun-running debacle should bring troubled agency to an end

By Robert Farago

The Washington Times

6:15 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2011

 

By its own admission, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) allowed dozens of gun smugglers to supply Mexican criminal cartels with thousands of firearms. Drug thugs used one of these weapons to assassinate U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

The former ATF special agent in charge of the Phoenix Field Division testified to Congress that the White House and at least four other federal agencies had direct knowledge of “Operation Fast and Furious.” Despite – or because of – the Nixonian cover-up following Terry’s murder, the simmering scandal could topple the Obama administration. Regardless of thepresident’s fate, it’s the ATF that needs to go.

The “Gunwalker” scandal brings the ATF’s ideological corruption into sharp focus. The agency’s motive for creating a program that violated Mexican sovereignty and put innocent lives at risk: inflating the number of American firearms recovered at Mexican crime scenes. The more blood-soaked American guns in Mexico the ATF could identify for its congressional paymasters, the more compelling its case for increased federal funding and new agency-enforced gun-control regulations. In short, Operation Fast and Furious was an anti-gun-running gun-running program….(CON’T)

 

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