How’s the Government Doing?

Posted by The Wild Zimarik in Education, General, Government, Guns, Illegal Border Crossing, Speaking Out, We The People, What is the U.S. coming to?

From the Huckabee Report :

Unless you follow the news very closely, you might think “Operation Fast and Furious” is yet another movie sequel. But it’s actually a government scandal that some say could end up being a bigger story than Iran-Contra.

The original idea was that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms would actually supply high-powered rifles to the drug trade in Mexico. The weapons were supposed to go through the supply chain and be bought by straw buyers, who would help the BATF identify the weapons dealers and bust them. But it didn’t work out that way. Instead, as many as 2,000 US-government-supplied, semi-automatic rifles ended up in the hands of Mexican drug gangsters, who used them to turn the border into a war zone and commit horrific crimes. Those include the murder of American border patrol agent, Brian Terry. The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Darryl Issa, called the scheme “felony stupid.”

The scarcity of news coverage of this scandal is a scandal in itself, because entire governments have been brought down by less. The pressure was put on BATF head Kenneth Melson to fall on his sword over it. But this is not the type of scandal where you can jettison just one fall guy and sweep it under the rug. There are still a lot of questions to answer, possibly charges to be filed, and maybe more high-ranking heads to roll.

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