Officials in ‘Panic Mode’ Over Failed Government Anti-Gun Trafficking Program

ATF“The hearing is billed as ‘Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes'”. William La Jeunesse writes on Fox News:

Officials at the Department of Justice are in “panic mode,” according to multiple sources, as word spreads that congressional testimony next week will paint a bleak and humiliating picture of Operation Fast and Furious, the botched undercover operation that left a trail of blood from Mexico to Washington, D.C.

The operation was supposed to stem the flow of weapons from the U.S. to Mexico by allowing so-called straw buyers to purchase guns legally in the U.S. and later sell them in Mexico, usually to drug cartels.

Instead, ATF documents show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms knowingly and deliberately flooded Mexico with assault rifles. Their intent was to expose the entire smuggling organization, from top to bottom, but the operation spun out of control and supervisors refused pleas from field agents to stop it.

Only after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry died did ATF Agent John Dodson blow the whistle and expose the scandal.

“What people don’t understand is how long we will be dealing with this,” Dodson told Fox News back in March. “Those guns are gone. You can’t just give the order and get them back. There is no telling how many crimes will be committed before we retrieve them.”

But now the casualties are coming in. Mexican officials estimate 150 of their people have been shot by Fast and Furious guns. Police have recovered roughly 700 guns at crime scenes, 250 in the U.S. and the rest in Mexico, including five AK-47s found at a cartel warehouse in Juarez last month.

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15 Comments on "Officials in ‘Panic Mode’ Over Failed Government Anti-Gun Trafficking Program"

  1. Anonymous | Jun 12, 2011 at 6:25 pm |

    It’s just like when they sell pounds of methamphetamine precursors in ‘sting operations’ and ‘fail’ to recover them before they reach the market. These people are literally creating the demand for their jobs themselves.

  2. Anonymous | Jun 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm |

    Just like when they sell methamphetamine precurors in ‘sting operations’ and then ‘fail’ to recover them before they are turned into meth and reach the market. These people literally create the demand for their jobs themselves.

  3. JoiquimCouteau | Jun 12, 2011 at 2:27 pm |

    Just like when they sell methamphetamine precurors in ‘sting operations’ and then ‘fail’ to recover them before they are turned into meth and reach the market. These people literally create the demand for their jobs themselves.

    • Yeah, I’m sure there’s gotta be a hell of a kickback coming in to a few people so they “fail” to recover them in time.

  4. Anonymous | Jun 12, 2011 at 8:30 pm |

    Incredibly ironic. Beyond the scope of rational acceptance. Uh, somethin’ ain’t right here. Up is down. Black is white. The ATF gives away guns. North is South. Left is right. Pain is good. Lies are truth. You are free…..to move about your cage. Here’s a gun, now go fight for peace. 

    I suggest they change their name from ATF to WTF….

  5. GoodDoktorBad | Jun 12, 2011 at 4:30 pm |

    Incredibly ironic. Beyond the scope of rational acceptance. Uh, somethin’ ain’t right here. Up is down. Black is white. The ATF gives away guns. North is South. Left is right. Pain is good. Lies are truth. You are free…..to move about your cage. Here’s a gun, now go fight for peace. 

    I suggest they change their name from ATF to WTF….

  6. Anonymous | Jun 12, 2011 at 8:45 pm |

    “the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms knowingly and deliberately flooded Mexico with assault rifles.  Their intent was to expose the entire smuggling organization, from top to bottom, but the operation spun out of control”

    Bwahaha oh sweet Jesus, Mary and Joseph .  I’ve just evacuated my bowels laughing at how some people will actually buy this fantastical utter shite.

  7. “the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms knowingly and deliberately flooded Mexico with assault rifles.  Their intent was to expose the entire smuggling organization, from top to bottom, but the operation spun out of control”

    Bwahaha oh sweet Jesus, Mary and Joseph .  I’ve just evacuated my bowels laughing at how some people will actually buy this fantastical utter shite.

  8. Anonymous | Jun 13, 2011 at 3:20 am |

    Yeah, I’m sure there’s gotta be a hell of a kickback coming in to a few people so they “fail” to recover them in time.

  9. What in the FUCK was the BATF thinking? How is giving easy access to guns going to slow the trafficking of them? Our country is just shit. Mulling around in it’s own shit. Eating it’s shit. And buying it’s shit.

  10. What in the FUCK was the BATF thinking? How is giving easy access to guns going to slow the trafficking of them? Our country is just shit. Mulling around in it’s own shit. Eating it’s shit. And buying it’s shit.

  11. Justin Mitchell | Jun 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm |

    I’m not even sure what to say to this…it’s like every branch of our government is competing for the most outrageous stupidity award. It definitely fits in with our government’s standard operating procedures.  Create terrorists to justify draconian laws.  Create a drug problem to justify a huge police force.  Create a gun problem to justify gun control.  The list goes on.  I’m not sure which is more disheartening; the fact that nobody cares enough to prevent this from happening, or nobody has the power any more to do so.  Now what we need is a nice big cataclysm, (not man-made).

  12. I’m not even sure what to say to this…it’s like every branch of our government is competing for the most outrageous stupidity award. It definitely fits in with our government’s standard operating procedures.  Create terrorists to justify draconian laws.  Create a drug problem to justify a huge police force.  Create a gun problem to justify gun control.  The list goes on.  I’m not sure which is more disheartening; the fact that nobody cares enough to prevent this from happening, or nobody has the power any more to do so.  Now what we need is a nice big cataclysm, (not man-made).

    • DrMarquez | Jun 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm |

      well dude i live in nayarit,  mexico and there have been shootings almost everyday but nobody cares anymore, they are just rival gangs shooting each other. our government doesnt do shit either so we are pretty scewed until this war gets over and shipping guns and buying drugs wont end it soon

  13. DrMarquez | Jun 14, 2011 at 7:22 pm |

    well dude i live in nayarit,  mexico and there have been shootings almost everyday but nobody cares anymore, they are just rival gangs shooting each other. our government doesnt do shit either so we are pretty scewed until this war gets over and shipping guns and buying drugs wont end it soon

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