Tuesday, July 5, 2011


David Hardy has excerpts from the Joint staff report on Operation Gunwalker:
Pdf here. It's pretty damning.

Email from a supervisor: 'Whether you care or not, people of rank and authority at HQ are paying close attention to this case .... we are the tip of the ATF spear when it comes to Southwest Border firearms trafficking ... If you don't think this is fun you are on the wrong line of work, period!'
That's about as strong a statement of 'if you don't like running guns to Mexico, HQ will see that you are fired' as you are likely to see in a bureaucratic communication.
Agent describes a supervisor: 'Whenever he would get a trace report back . . . he was jovial, if not, not giddy, but just delighted about that, hey, 20 of our guns were recovered with 350 pounds of dope in Mexico last night. And it was exciting.' Supervisors saying, if {you} want an omelette, you have to break some eggs.
(Emphasis added.)
The only best word to describe this is "corrupt." Gun rights activists have been saying that about the ATF for years, of course, but this pretty much confirms it.

I think they're right, this really is the biggest thing since Watergate.

Dave Workman says that "some Mexican officials" are pushing to prosecute "U.S. officials" over Operation Fast and Furious, AKA Gunwalker.  With any luck, they'll start at the top...

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