So why does superficial analysis lead one to find that Fast and Furious began under Bush?
Clearly since cons think that 0b0ng0 is the communist black spawn-of-the-devil there must be some higher logic towards blaming 0b0ng0 for this.
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
There is nothing superficial about it. Operation Wide Receiver took place during the Bush administration. Facts are facts.
2006–2007: Operation Wide Receiver and other probes
The suspicious sale of AR-15s led to Operation Wide Receiver.
The first known ATF "gunwalking" operation to Mexican drug cartels, named Operation Wide Receiver, began in early 2006 and ran into late 2007. Licensed dealer Mike Detty informed the ATF of a suspicious gun purchase that took place in February 2006 in Tucson, Arizona. In March he was hired as a confidential informant working with the ATF's Tucson office, part of their Phoenix, Arizona field division. With the use of surveillance equipment, ATF agents monitored additional sales by Detty to straw purchasers. With assurance from ATF "that Mexican officials would be conducting surveillance or interdictions when guns got to the other side of the border", Detty would sell a total of about 450 guns during the operation. These included AR-15s, semi-automatic AK-pattern rifles, and Colt .38s. The vast majority of the guns were eventually lost as they moved into Mexico.
The guns were tracked, court filings show, and U.S. agents had fleeting contacts with Mexican police. But the investigation did not achieve its ambitious goals. The vast majority of the guns were never recovered by U.S. authorities. No kingpins were apprehended, no cartel taken down. Mexico’s drug war raged on.
"Fleeting contacts" with Mexican police who were themselves likely on drug cartels' payrolls. Yeah, right.
Yes, the ATF screwed up and heads should roll. Not all of those heads belong to Obama Administration DOJ officials. If you punish Holder, Alberto Gonzales must get the same punishment.
- Gone RogueLv 78 years ago
The Mexico Knew about and was part of the Bush administration plan which was short lived and ended.
They did not know and were not part of the Obama Holder Fast and Furious plan.
There are over 1,500 automatic weapons from Fast and Furious still killing Mexicans in Mexico today.
There have been 137 crime scenes where these guns have been taken out of the hands of dead cartel soldiers. Several hundred innocent Mexican civilians, Women and Children have been killed at these 137 crime scenes.
Over 12,000 Mexicans (sheriffs, politicians, soldiers, families, civilians) have died in the Drug wars in Mexico.
Obama and Holder without telling Mexico delivered those 2020 automatic weapons directly into the hands of those Cartels who have been using them since..
- AndyLv 48 years ago
Superficial analysis reveals a lot of things, but when you dig a little deeper you realize that that's not the real issue.