Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cover up alleged in Fast and Furious


Congressional investigators have told CBS News they found evidence of a cover up in their investigation of the ATF's controversial Operation Fast and Furious.

Fast and Furious was an operation intended to lead federal agents to the leaders of gun and drug smuggling organizations, but agents within the ATF complained that the agency was allowing hundreds of guns to disappear. Since then, weapons from the operation have shown up at least 12 crime scenes.

According to letters, interviews and emails obtained and conducted by CBS News, the ATF and US Attorney's Office in Arizona tried to hide the fact that weapons connected to Fast and Furious were found at the fatal shooting of a US Border Patrol agent.

Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed by suspected drug smugglers in the desert west of Nogales in December. Two AK-47 assault rifles found at the scene were traced to the ATF operation.

Letters obtained by CBS News indicate former US Attorney Dennis Burke denied any connections between the two cases in court, but then readily admitted the connection during an interview with Congressional investigators.

Burke stepped down as US Attorney for the District of Arizona on Tuesday.

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  1. Suggestion to the Mexican government: ALLOW your people to OWN AK47 rifles. THEN, start acting like a government that your people would want to support. Just DO those things a government should do. Conduct reasonably fair trials. Try to keep corruption down to reasonable levels. Ask your people to support you against the drug gangs. If you do it right, your people will MASSACRE the drug gangs. You might even consider LEGALIZING DRUGS. Not because your people want to USE drugs, but to take away the profits from drug gangs. If gringos want to buy drugs, WHY should that be YOUR problem?

  2. Fast and Furious. Trading guns and ammo with the Mexican drug cartels since 1952. Only now the internet flushes them out.