My tin foil hat seems a bit looser today with the revealing of more and more data on the ATFs Operation Fast and Furious by which gun shop owners were coerced by ATF agents into deliberately letting straw purchases go through obstensively so that firearms going into Mexico could be tracked to the bigwigs of the drug cartels.
As Congressman Darryl Issa said this was a "felony stupid idea". It is seeming more and more that it was an agenda-driven politically-based felony stupid idea. The ATF has tried to hide behind sliding definitions of 'walking', the DoJ has closed ranks and is obstructing justice by giving page after page of completely blacked out text to the congressional oversight committee, Napolitano is disavowing all knowledge of the operation, and there seems to be no mention from the State Department regarding any international cooperation efforts since they were deliberately aiding and abetting the flow of illegal firearms into Mexico (which, by the way, has cost the lives of over 150 Mexican police officers and military personnel). As a matter of fact, the Acting Head of the ATF had signed an agreement with Mexico interdicting the smuggling of guns to the Mexican drug cartels.
It amazing how this 'operation' just happened to fit the gun control meme put out by the White House and others right after Obama got into office and after they failed to re-pass the assault weapons ban of the Clinton era.
Bob Owens over at Pajamas Media is on top of this. Go and read his article, follow the links. And then adjust your tin foil hat since it seems that some paranoia, especially when it comes to the present Adminstration, is entirely justified.
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