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A Kick in the Cojones.

In an attempt to capitalise on the U.S. public’s short attention span, a further delay has been delivered in the Fast and Furious investigation.

DOJ’s Michael Horowitz is claiming that his department has not had time to fully review all of the 140,000 documents (he’s had 2-years, or 730 days, or 520 working days, or 4160 work hours, or 249,600 minutes assuming only 1 person was assigned to read each and every page by himself…. and it was their own program.  They WROTE/CREATED those documents.) and additional time is required.  The DOJ acts as if this circus act is still a viable, ongoing, endeavor.  (May the Great Architect help us all if it is.)

Certainly one could be cynical and look at the impending election with the idea that the current administration needs to do one of two things, either convince the public that the Bush administration did the same thing (which they did not.) or delay long enough for the public to forget about the Obama administrations intentionally up-arming Mexican Drug cartels with taxpayer dollars and assistance from government personnel.  But that would be a rational, reasoned possibility to be considered.  So… ridiculous.

Untimely good news;

With the arrest of Jesus Meza and the names of five other persons of interest, the DOJ is back on the front page.  Well, never the front page but more like section C below the fold in the Tuesday addition.  Even so, this news is untimely at best.  Making progress in the investigation is exactly not what the DOJ wants as it opens the floor to more questions and brings a modicum of attention back to this fiasco.

It also pours salt on the wounded families of Brian Terry and (strangely ignored… could it be the Hispanic sounding name?) Jaime Zapata.  Let alone the hundreds of (completely, utterly, totally ignored) Mexican citizen’s families.

Fast and Furious is a scandal of the highest degree.  Anything short of complete transparency is a shot to our collective privates.

It should be on page one.

When an enthusiastic supporter shows a very high degree of man-love with the President it makes the National News Cycle.  What if he had given him a shot to the huevos?

Heads would have rolled… but kill a few hundred people with an attempt to create a gun problem on the border, nada.

Have no idea what I’m pounding the keys about?  You’re probably not alone…

Links: Faster and Furiouser, Fast and Furious vs. Iran Contra


Faster & Furiouser

I had hoped (kind of expected) that the Administration would have dropped the defense of “gun walking” as a solid, well thought out operation built on good intentions…
They have not.
The Administration has instead doubled down on Fast & Furious.  Instead of allowing sunlight on this BATFE action they have declared “executive privilege” in order to protect those involved from any scrutiny.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) could still be running such a brilliant operation as far as we know. The answers have not been provided nor does it appear they will be.
So….

Since Fast & Furious was clearly a well executed clandestine operation designed to stem the flow of guns into Mexico by Drug Cartels (by up-arming those cartels with weapons purchased using U.S. tax dollars and facilitated by BATFE agents in order not to impede the purchase and subsequent delivery of these weapons) who have demonstrated their blatant disregard for human life.

I have a several suggestions for operations that AG Holder could initiate as soon as possible…

1.  Drunk & Driver

This operation would be designed to stem the occurrences of overly intoxicated individuals from driving and subsequently killing other motorists and destroying property.  Here’s how it would work;  BATFE agents would set up in a bar and using your tax dollars, buy “suspects” drinks.  (Even over the protests of the bartender) Once the “suspect” is blind drunk the agents will then assist the individual to their vehicle and make sure it starts.  After the individual is securely behind the wheel the agents will walk off.

2.  Smoke’m if you Got’m

The mission here is to curb, or eliminate, smoking as it is a known carcinogen in addition to being sold heavily on the black market due to extraordinary taxes.  The operation starts at a local elementary school.  The agents would go undercover as teachers, advisors and students.  With the trust of their “suspects” they will proceed to use your tax dollars to purchase then give out packs of Marlboro’s to the 3rd and 4th graders.  (They are old enough at this point to know better thus removing any plausible deniability.)  The agents will continue this practice, including demonstrations of how to hold the cigarettes as well as inhaling, until the “suspect” figures out how to get ahold of the product themselves.  Once satisfied, the agents will leave.

3. Done Blowed Up

Finally, the last idea I have for AG Holder et al. is a little program designed to end all of those terrorist a-holes from blowing up our troops.  Given the involvement oversea’s of many of our domestic police forces I suggest inviting BATFE over to Afghanistan to start a special school.  The agency could use your tax dollars to supply the school with tons of PETN and some of the best explosive engineers we have to offer.  Once established we would invite any “local” showing the least amount of hostility towards Americans to take the three-day course on how to assemble, deliver and detonate a far more sophisticated explosive device than anything they might see being taught by their friends and associates.  Once the agents have completed several iterations of these classes over a number of months, they leave.

So there you go… full of the best intentions complete with no ability to follow-up and guaranteed to stem nothing.  Genius.

So why do we find it so difficult to believe such a ridiculous statement as “Fast & Furious was designed to stem the flow of guns into Mexico”?  Seems obvious, but I might be alone.

Oh!  I have one for the DEA… they could supply heroin addicts with tax payer purchased heroin in order to stem the use of drugs…

Wait!  Wait!  How about ICE!  We could grant amnesty to illegal aliens in order to stem the flow of illegal aliens into the U.S….  (crap.  nevermind.  They just started doing this.)

I’m sure with a few more minutes I can come up with a bunch more.

Where’s my bourbon…