It is important to remember that we only know a few corpses in the body count to which “Fast and Furious” has made a bloody contribution. Thus, the L. A. Times reported yesterday,
“Two of the weapons involved in a drug cartel gunfight last month in Sinaloa, Mexico, that killed five people, including two soldiers and a young beauty queen, have been traced back to the U.S. – one lost during the ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious, the other originally purchased by a supervisory ATF agent who helped oversee the botched gun-tracking operation. The discovery of the two firearms – an AK-47 assault rifle and a 5.7 mm. pistol – provides new evidence that the nearly 2,000 weapons lost under Fast and Furious, and others, continue to flow freely across the U.S.-Mexico border and probably will be turning up at violent crime scenes for years to come.”
When I first saw this story, I was all set to write about how we killed an innocent bystander, Mexico’s Beauty Queen. That part is unclear. The Mexican army claims that she died because narco traffickers were using her as a human shield. Then later it was discovered that she had residue on her hands indicating that she had actually fired a weapon. As FoxNews Latino reported,
“Maria Susana Flores Gamez, crowned 2012 Woman of Sinaloa in February, came out of the car first with a gun in her hands during the confrontation, with the other gunmen hiding behind her, according to the official from the attorney general’s office. Flores Gamez’s exact relationship with the men is still unknown, though relationships between Mexican beauty queens and cartels are nothing new.”
But, even so, the point here is that two soldiers were left dead, and we armed the people who killed them.
The Administration is getting away with complicity in murder, pretending that low lever BATFE agents would do something this crazy and not worry about their jobs or about being prosecuted if their superiors found out. This is not credible, and Obama’s use of “executive privilege” to block a full investigation into who knew what and when gives us every reason to believe that this conspiracy to spread gun ownership among homicidal criminals goes all the way to the top.
We now have approximately 699 weapons left in Mexico to be used by drug cartels to kill soldiers and civilians. Will we ever be able to truly calculate how many homicides we have sponsored through our so-called “law enforcement” agencies, or our Department of “Justice”? None of this happened because of the right to bear arms in the United States. It happened because the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives decided to make it happen.
We cannot ever allow this to be forgotten. The White House will do all it can to get Congress to forget about this crime and move on. Every new report of a gunfight and death needs to be examined to see if it is related to this evil Justice Department program.
Every cadaver in Eric Holder’s body count must be recorded!