Tip of the Fast and Furious Iceberg


First, we have a US Congressman explaining that members of the Obama administration are possibly accessories to murder:

“We’re talking about consequences of criminal activity — where we actually allowed guns to walk into the hands of criminals — where our livelihoods are at risk,” Gosar said in a phone interview. “When you facilitate that and a murder or a felony occurs, you’re called an accessory. That means that there’s criminal activity.”

Gosar said the government should be held to the same standard as everyone else. Fast and Furious weapons were used to kill U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, as well as scores of Mexican citizens, and he thinks that administration officials should be held accountable.

“We impugn the private sector, we impugn main street America, and the bureaucracy cannot be held to any different standard whatsoever,” Gosar told TheDC. “They [the Justice Department and ATF officials] intentionally — intentionally — violated the law.”

Gosar said the administration was “showing an intentional, wanton disregard for the law,” and that “there’s got to be consequences for that.”

We find in the Friday document dump that there was another operation out of Texas that is not included in the AZ gun numbers:

Among the documents produced: an email in which ATF’s Newell sent the White House’s O’Reilly an “arrow chart reflecting the ultimate destination of firearms we intercepted and/or where the guns ended up.” The chart shows arrows leading from Arizona to destinations all over Mexico.

In response, O’Reilly wrote on Sept. 3, 2010 “The arrow chart is really interesting – and – no surprise – implies at least that different (Drug Trafficking Organizations) in Mexico have very different and geographically distinct networks in the US for acquiring guns. Did last year’s TX effort develop a similar graphic?

And another operation besides Fast and Furious called Wide Receiver.

Also included are email photographs including images of a .50 caliber rifle (left) that Newell tells O’Reilly “was purchased in Tucson, Arizona (part of another OCDTF case).” OCDTF is a joint task force that operates under the Department of Justice and includes the US Attorneys, ATF, DEA, FBI, ICE and IRS. Fast and Furious was an OCDTF case.

An administration source would not describe the Tucson OCDTF case. However, CBS News has learned that ATF’s Phoenix office led an operation out of Tucson called “Wide Receiver.” Sources claim ATF allowed guns to “walk” in that operation, much like Fast and Furious.

So there is more? And guys, this is after the redactions by the administration. They’ve removed the stuff they thought was damaging, because none of it has anything to do with national security.

The White House counsel who produced the documents stated that some records were not included because of “significant confidentiality interests.”

h/t Redneck Hippie and Ace of Spades

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October 5, 2011 5:08 pm

I have heard of “Executive privilege.” I have heard of “National Security.” I have never heard of “significant confidentiality interests.”

October 5, 2011 5:29 pm

“significant confidentiality interests.”?
I read that as “Incriminating Evidence” They might as well as siad “We’re taking the 5th”

October 5, 2011 5:39 pm

What have we been told about so far? Phoenix was F&F. Then there was Tucson, Houston, and Dallas. Add in the south Florida arming of Honduran gangs and the northern Indiana arming of who knows whom. All of these done as part of the Gunwalker projects. All done for a political purpose. This leaves Teapot Dome and Watergate in the dust.

October 5, 2011 6:45 pm

The cover-up, once revealed is going to be epic. Nixon’s missing 18 minutes of tape will be swept into the dustbin of history. B Hussein Obama, the worst and most corrupt President ever, all he has to do is trip coming down the stairs out of Air Force One and he will have eclipsed every President in the 70’s.