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Brian Terry’s Final Moments Detailed in Court Papers.


A slain federal agent’s last moments alive after a face-off with bandits in a dry, desert creek in southern Arizona have come to light as federal prosecutors prepare to sentence one of the Mexican nationals at the scene.

Border Patrol agent Brian Terry died in a shoot-out with drug cartel gunmen in December 2010 in a case tied to a flawed bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gun-running operation known as “Fast and Furious” that embarrassed the Obama administration and strained relations with Mexico.

Documents filed by prosecutors in U.S. District Court on Monday paint the clearest picture yet of Terry’s final moments and his death’s links to “Fast and Furious,” which allowed some 2,000 weapons to slip into Mexico from the United States.

“I’m hit!” Terry yelled after being struck, according to a declaration filed by fellow Border Patrol agent William Castano.

Castano said in the declaration that Terry did not know where he had been struck but said: “I can’t feel my legs. I’m paralyzed!”

“Agent Terry soon lost consciousness and died at the scene,” Castano said in the declaration, adding that he rushed to render first aid but to no avail.

The bungled operation, triggered by gun purchases made in the Phoenix area, was envisioned as a way to track weapons from the buyers to senior drug cartel members.

Federal agents who ran the operation focused on building cases against the leaders of a trafficking ring, and did not pursue low-level buyers of those firearms.

Two of those guns were discovered at Terry’s murder scene, but it was not clear if the fatal bullets came from the weapons. The court documents offer no answer.

Prosecutors revealed a glimpse into what happened that night north of Nogales, Ariz., some 11 miles north of the U.S.-Mexican border, as part of the case against Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in October 2012 in exchange for prosecutors not seeking the death penalty.

Osorio-Arellanes is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday. Prosecutors are asking that he receive 30 years in prison. His attorney could not be reached for comment.

Four other men have been charged in the slain border agent’s death. Two have been arrested and await extradition, two others remain at large.

In court papers, prosecutors said that Terry and three other agents were stationed atop a small hill above a dry creek, in an area well-known for so-called “rip crews” who steal drug loads and rob illegal entrants. A ground sensor was tripped.

Soon the agents could see multiple people coming at them, some toting weapons in the “ready” position, documents showed. The two sides exchanged fire as the border bandits passed through the area and agents announced their presence.

“A single bullet fired by the co-defendants struck Agent Terry,” prosecutors wrote.

Osorio-Arellanes was struck in the torso, while the others fled back to Mexico. An assault rifle was found next to Osorio-Arellanes, who has consistently denied firing any shots.

He said another member of the group fired the fatal shots.

The encounter came less than an hour before the agents were to be relieved for the night, said Castano, in documents filed along with the other two agents at the scene.

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IG Probes ATF Use of Mentally Disabled in Sting Operations.


The Justice Department Inspector General has kicked off an investigation into questionable tactics used by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents that included recruiting mentally disabled individuals to unwittingly participate in sting operations.

Operation Fearless first came to light earlier this year after the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel uncovered details of a local ATF operation run amok.

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The paper found that federal agents in Milwaukee hired a man with brain damage to help draw criminals to a shop as part of a sting. After the operation concluded, agents arrested the man for crimes they said he committed during the sting.

ATF said the tactics were confined to the Milwaukee operation, but the newspaper discovered that agents used similar tactics in other cities.

“We’ve been calling for the IG to add this to his current review,” Justice Department spokeswoman Ellen Canale told Newsmax.

“ATF has taken appropriate steps in light of past revelations about its storefront operations,” she said in a follow-up email. “A review is already underway to assess these reforms, and that review can and should include a look into these most recent allegations.”

For six months, the ATF used Chauncey Wright — a 28-year-old Milwaukee man with an IQ of 54 — to stage drug deals and criminal transactions at a set-up store where undercover agents could swoop in and make arrests.

Wright was reportedly paid in cigarettes and told to ride his bicycle around the area, handing out fliers about the new store.

Wright was completely unaware that the store was a fake and that it was part of the ATF’s undercover operation. Wright reportedly helped agents stock shelves with illegal merchandise, including drug paraphernalia, aimed at drawing in the criminal element to facilitate making arrests.

When ATF finally shut down the shop, they charged Wright with federal counts related to drugs and illegal guns.

That outcome angered former Milwaukee police officer Greg Thiele, who said a “ludicrous” injustice was done to the mentally challenged man, the Journal Sentinel reported.

A spokesman for the Milwaukee Police Department refused to comment in a telephone call, only confirming that the department had “resources assigned to the ATF” to help with the city’s storefront operations.

ATF agents working undercover in the Milwaukee store also reportedly allowed the operation to be compromised by a burglary, let an armed felon leave the store without apprehension, lost government weapons — including a machine gun — to theft, and damaged a rented building they used during the investigation and refused to pay for it.

At the rental property, ATF agents left behind a stack of sensitive documents that shed light on the law enforcement operation, the Journal Sentinel’s investigation showed.

The agents also set up sting operations near churches and schools, aimed at catching criminal activities in areas that carry stiffer fines and penalties. And they specifically tried to attract youthful offenders, enticing them to commit crimes by offering alcohol and video games.

At the end of the operation, the ATF could not report any substantial arrests or convictions.

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On the heels of the firestorm generated by the newspaper report, ATF officials testified before Congress and assured members that the botched operation that included Wright was an isolated episode resulting from lax office supervision.

But the newspaper recently found during a further review of court documents and police reports that similar ATF undercover operations have occurred in several other cities across the nation.

The newspaper’s investigation also found that ATF agents in other cities, including Atlanta, Wichita, and Albuquerque, copied the Milwaukee method of recruiting the mentally disabled to do dirty legwork.

For those looking for easy money, the federal operations have proven lucrative. Fox News reported that ATF agents hoping to get guns off the street with buyback programs have offered such insanely high prices that many people have simply bought weapons at shops, then turned around and sold them to the ATF — making a quick profit at taxpayer expense.

In November, Inspector General Michael Horowitz wrote to Republican Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin and Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia, both members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations, vowing a thorough review.

“Our review will evaluate the progress and effectiveness of the measures that the department has implemented since the time of the Fast and Furious report. We will consider activities and operations by ATF that were initiated subsequent to the new measures being implemented, including Operation Fearless in Milwaukee,” Horowitz wrote.

At least one Wisconsin politician, Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin, is getting impatient with the investigation and wants quick answers.

In a letter to Horowitz dated Dec. 12, Baldwin detailed how she had earlier asked then-acting ATF Director B. Todd Jones for a further explanation about the agency’s undercover “tactics, methods and operations.”

Now she wants a more thorough investigation, given the new information that’s come to light indicating that the ATF’s abuses have spread to more cities.

“ATF allegedly recruited and used individuals with developmental disabilities in their drug-and-gun operation in Milwaukee and at least four other cities,” Baldwin wrote.

“These reports also allege ATF agents intentionally targeted individuals with development disabilities to carry out illegal activities associated with the storefront stings. The methods and tactics used to get illegal firearms off the street raise a number of questions that need to be answered.”

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By Cheryl K. Chumley

Feds: Agent Can Now Write Book on Fast and Furious.


A federal agent reportedly will be allowed to write a book about the gun sting dubbed Operation Fast and Furious, reversing an earlier attempt by the government to block the publication.

But the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms will request some redactions in the book by whistle-blower Special Agent John DodsonPolitico reported Thursday.

And whether Dodson will be able to profit from sales of “The Unarmed Truth” is under review, according to Politico and CNN, which first reported the story.

Dodson had been told earlier this month federal regulations prohibit agents from profiting off their work as employees while still working for the agency.

But the ACLU; Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.; and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, all sent letters to the ATF on his behalf, questioning whether Dodson’s free speech rights were being violated.

Politico said the ATF wrote a letter this week to the ACLU saying it had no objection to the publication after a review of the manuscript.

“ATF does not object to the publication of Special Agent Dodson’s book, once it has been scrubbed of any information that would be law enforcement-sensitive or restricted from dissemination … We have identified certain places in the manuscript that meet those criteria, and we intend to convey those to you early next week,” Department of Justice senior counsel Charles Gross writes in the Oct. 15 letter, Politico reported.

But the letter said it was still a question whether Dodson can profit; Department of Justice regulations state a special agent may not profit from their experiences “while still acting in the special agent capacity,” Politico noted.

A law enforcement official offered no timeline on that decision now that the government shutdown has ended; the letter said a decision was expected “shortly thereafter,” Politico reported.

CNN reported Dodson’s supervisors in the ATF’s Phoenix office had earlier rejected his request to seek a publisher for his book in part because they said it would have “a negative impact on morale” and have a detrimental effect on ATF relationships with other agencies, the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

“We’re heartened that the ATF has acknowledged Agent Dodson’s right to publish his account of the events surrounding Operation Fast and Furious,” ACLU lawyer Lee Rowland told Politico. “We’re now working with the Justice Department and ATF, and we’re hopeful we can come to a resolution that lets the public hear Agent Dodson’s voice and his story.”

Dodson’s publisher declined to comment.

Dodson was among several agents who claimed whistle-blower status to provide information to Congress about the controversial Fast and Furious operation. The operation run by ATF agents in Phoenix allowed suspected smugglers to buy about 2,000 firearms in 2009 and 2010. Their plan was to use the gun sales to try to prosecute major arms traffickers.

But agents had no way to track the weapons, and hundreds wound up in the hands of drug cartels. Two Fast and Furious guns were recovered at the scene of a border agent’s slaying in 2010 near the Mexican border, although it isn’t clear whether they were used to kill him.

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By Cathy Burke

ACLU Enters ATF Fray to Block Book by Fast and Furious Whistleblower.


Image: ACLU Enters ATF Fray to Block Book by Fast and Furious Whistleblower

John Dodson listens as Attorney General Eric Holder testifies about the Fast and Furious program on Feb. 2, 2012.

By Sandy Fitzgerald

A government agency is blocking publication of a book about the controversial Fast and Furious gun-tracking program, setting up a First Amendment showdown that could unite the American Civil Liberties Union with congressional conservatives.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives says if the book, “The Unarmed Truth,” written by ATF agent and Fast and Furious whistleblower John Dodson, is published for profit, it will hurt morale within the agency, reports The Washington Times.

The ATF refused to comment Sunday night on Dodson’s case specifically, but an official told the Times it’s possible for an agent to be rejected for publishing a book for pay while still getting permission to publish it for free. However, the official said the agency has not approved any manuscripts having to do with the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operations that resulted in a congressional investigation.

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Dodson’s book reportedly gives the first inside account about how the program, which began under the George W. Bush administration and continued under the Obama administration, helped sell nearly 2,000 guns to Mexican drug cartels. Dodson is working with Simon & Schuster publishers, but federal law prohibits actual publication of the book without government approval.

Dodson, who is still a special agent in Arizona, started writing the book last year and in June sought permission from the ATF to seek out a publisher. But according todocuments obtained by The Washington Times, his request was denied by his superiors in Arizona, who said it would have “a negative impact on morale in the Phoenix Field Division and would have a detrimental effect on our relationships with DEA and FBI.”

Lee Rowland, an attorney with the ACLU, which is now representing Dodson, charged in a letter to the ATF delivered Monday that the agency, in denying Dodson the right to publish, had granted “supervisors the discretion to censor critical speech simply because it annoys or embarrasses the ATF,” Fox News reported. 

“Given the national importance of both the Fast and Furious operation and ATF practices more broadly, ATF faces an extremely high burden in demonstrating that its interests outweigh Agent Dodson’s right to speak — and the public’s right to hear — his views about Operation Fast and Furious,” her letter continued.

Dodson went public in 2011 with allegations that ATF supervisors approved the flow of weapons into Mexico in a plot to nab high-level criminals. The resulting controversy led to congressional hearings, and the two lead investigators, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa of California, have written a foreword for Dodson’s book.

The book, if published, could add to ongoing arguments over the Fast and Furious operations. The fallout from the scandal forced out U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke in Phoenix and acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson. The ATF director, B. Todd Jones, has imposed procedures to keep future Fast and Furious-style operations from occurring again.

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Shutdown Looms: Feds Plan Furloughs.


More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down, forcing the closure of national parks from California to Maine and all the Smithsonian museums in the nation’s capital.

Workers at the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs wouldn’t be around to process visa and passport applications, complicating the travel plans of hundreds of thousands.

These would be just some of the effects of a government shutdown that furloughs 800,000 of the nation’s 2.1 million federal workers. It could hit as early as Tuesday if a bitterly divided Congress fails to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.

Supervisors at government agencies began meetings Thursday to decide which employees would continue to report to work and which would be considered nonessential and told to stay home under contingency plans ordered by the Office of Management and Budget.

Details about shutdown plans for each agency were expected to be posted on the OMB and individual agency websites by Friday afternoon, according to union officials briefed on the process. Formal furlough notices would be sent on Tuesday, the beginning of the new fiscal year.

“Fifty percent of our members may be locked out of work altogether during this shutdown,” said J. David Cox Sr., president of the American Federation of Government Employees. “Half will be expected to continue to work without a paycheck.”

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Not all of government would cease to operate. Services considered critical to national security, safety and health would go on as usual, such as border patrol, law enforcement and emergency and disaster assistance. Social Security and Medicare benefits would keep coming, for example, but there likely would be delays in processing new applications.

Active-duty military personnel are exempt from furloughs, as are employees of the U.S. Postal Service, which doesn’t depend on annual appropriations from Congress.

Union officials said preparations for a possible shutdown have created anxiety and uncertainty among federal workers and among those who have an expectation of government services.

“Federal agencies have had to devote time and resources to develop yet another crisis plan, distracting agencies from their critical missions,” said Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union. “And, if the government shuts down, the public will be further harmed by the loss of vital services people need and depend upon.”

The last shutdown, which took place during the Clinton administration, lasted three weeks, from Dec. 16, 1995, to Jan. 6, 1996.

At the Smithsonian, a majority of the 6,400 employees at 19 museums would be furloughed, said spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas. Museum doors would remain closed as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, ruining vacation plans for thousands of tourists expecting to see the National Air and Space Museum or view art at one of the museum’s galleries.

The National Park Service was expected to announce the specific impact of a shutdown on Friday. A contingency plan prepared in 2011 — the last time a shutdown loomed — said all 401 of the country’s national parks would close and cease activities except for those necessary to respond to emergencies.

Federal courts plan to keep operations going for at least 10 business days in the event of a shutdown — roughly through Oct. 15 — using fees and other funds. But after that, only essential work would continue and each court would determine what staff is needed, according to a Sept. 24 memo from U.S. District Judge John Bates, director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

Federal jury trials should continue as necessary, the memo said, and staff performing essential work at federal courts would report to work without getting paid. They would be paid when appropriations were restored.

During the 1995-96 shutdown, 20,000 to 30,000 applications by foreigners for visas went unprocessed each day, while 200,000 U.S. applications for passports went unprocessed, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service. The report also described delays in the processing of firearm applications by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

The Environmental Protection Administration would essentially be closed to most of its approximately 17,000 employees, except for those involved in shutting down systems, tasked with emergency cleanups, or doing legal work in ongoing federal cases, said John O’Grady, president of the local union of EPA employees in Chicago.

NASA is still working on shutdown plans, but the agency doesn’t have a launch scheduled until Nov. 6, spokesman Bob Jacobs said. Nearly all but a few hundred of the space agency’s 18,000 employees would be furloughed under a contingency plan outlined in 2011.

In past shutdown threats, the space agency considered essential the operations of the International Space Station, where astronauts and cosmonauts live, and planned to continue supporting the mission if the government had shuttered, Jacobs said.

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Mexico Captures Third Man Linked to ‘Fast and Furious’ Slaying.


MEXICO CITY  — Mexico has arrested a third man wanted over the 2010 murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death drew attention to a botched operation to track guns smuggled to Mexico that embarrassed the U.S. government.

Mexican police in the northwestern state of Sinaloa said they had captured Ivan Soto Barraza, suspected of participating in the murder of U.S. agent Brian Terry, who was killed in a shootout in the Arizona borderlands in December 2010.

The killing of Terry was linked to a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sting operation dubbed “Fast and Furious,” which allowed weapons to slip across the border to Mexico.

Mexican Interpol agents working with federal and state police captured Soto, 30, near the town of El Fuerte late on Wednesday and took him to a prison in Hermosillo, Sonora, on Thursday where he awaits extradition, a police spokesman said.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation also took part in the operation to track down Soto, the spokesman added.

A number of guns bought in the Fast and Furious scheme were recovered from crime scenes in Mexico. Two tracked by the ATF were also retrieved from a remote spot in southern Arizona where Terry was killed in a shoot-out with suspected bandits.

It was unclear if the weapons were used in his murder.

Terry’s slaying set off a political firestorm when it brought to light the ATF sting in which about 2,000 weapons were sold to buyers believed to be straw purchasers for Mexico’s powerful drug cartels.

Congressional Republicans slammed the government for the program, and called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign. The program also strained ties between Mexico and Washington.

In December, Terry’s parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against federal officials over his death.

The operation had been envisioned as a way to track guns from buyers to senior Mexican drug cartel members.

Robert Heyer, Brian Terry’s cousin, issued a statement on behalf of the Terry family in response to the arrest.

“Brian’s family is pleased to hear of another arrest and we remain hopeful that two additional fugitives believed to be in Mexico will be arrested. Questions remain unanswered about the death of Brian, including details on the failed gun trafficking investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious,” he said.

Five Mexican men have been charged over Terry’s killing, and following the arrest, only two now remain at large.

Manuel Osorio Arellanes, one of the men in custody, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the case in October in a deal with prosecutors that spared him the possible death penalty.

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More ‘Fast and Furious’ Guns Turn Up in Mexico.


Three more weapons from the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation have turned up at crime scenes in Mexico, while an estimated 1,400 more sold in hopes of catching drug cartel leaders are still either on the streets or unaccounted for.

According to CBS News, three Romanian WASR-10 automatic rifles were found at three different crime scenes. Fast and Furious suspect Uriel Patino, who was arrested last January, bought two of them in 2010, and Sean Steward, convicted on gun-related charges in 2012, bought the third.

According to Justice Department documents, the rifles were traced back to Lone Wolf gun shop in Glendale, Ariz., one of the many dealers the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had encouraged to sell weapons to questionable buyers hoping they would be resold to Mexican drug cartels and lead to the capture of major leaders.

During the course of the operation, which ran from 2009-2010, illegal buyers bought up the weapons and took them into Mexico. According to federal prosecutors, Patino purchased approximately 720 of them from various Arizona stores, including 72 AK-47 assault rifles, in one 12-day stretch in March 2010.

Many of the guns have since been recovered at crime scenes both in Mexico and the United States. However, an estimated 1,400 of them are still unaccounted for, CBS reports.

The Justice Department still refuses to provide a full account of the weapons to Congress, even after the House voted last year to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for refusing to hand over requested information.

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By Sandy Fitzgerald

Fast and Furious Rifle Traced to 2 Deaths in Mexico.


A high-powered rifle lost in the Justice Department’s bungled gunrunning Operation Fast and Furious was used to kill two people in Mexico — including a police chief — in January, according to internal justice records.

The disclosure of the death of Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the police chief in the city of Hostotipaquillo, in the state of Jalisco, suggests that Fast and Furious weapons are now in the hands of violent drug cartels deep within Mexico, The Los Angeles Times reports.

Astorga was fatally shot on Jan. 29 when gunmen ambushed his patrol car and opened fire. A bodyguard also was killed — and the police chief’s wife and a second bodyguard were wounded.

Eight suspects, in their 20s and 30s, were arrested after police seized them nearby with a cache of weapons, local authorities said.

The weapons included rifles, grenades, handguns, helmets, bulletproof vests, uniforms and special communications equipment, the Times reports.

The area, in central-western Mexico, is a hotbed for rival drug gangs, according to the Times, with members of three cartels fighting over turf in the region.

Fast and Furious was run out of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Under the bungled operation, more than 2,000 weapons — including giant .50-caliber guns — fell into the hands of Mexican drug cartels and other criminals.

Most of the weapons have never been recovered.

The gun used to kill Astorga was a semi-automatic WASR rifle. It was traced to Lone Wolf Trading Co., a gun store in Glendale, Ariz., outside Phoenix, the Times reports.

The notation on Justice’s trace records said the WASR was used in a “HOMICIDE — WILLFUL — KILL — PUB OFF — GUN” —ATF code for “Homicide, Willful Killing of a Public Official, Gun.”

The WASR used in Jalisco was bought on Feb. 22, 2010, about three months into Fast and Furious, by Jacob Montelongo, 26, of Phoenix, the Times reports.

Montelongo later pleaded guilty to conspiracy, making false statements and smuggling goods from the United States and was sentenced to 41 months in prison.

Court records show Montelongo personally obtained at least 109 firearms during Fast and Furious. How the WASR ended up in Jalisco, which includes the country’s second-largest city, Guadalajara, remained unclear, the Times reports.

After the Jalisco shooting, local officials said some of the suspects confessed to two other shootouts in the area, including one that left seven people dead, all part of the continuing feud by rival cartel members, according to the Times.

ATF officials declined to discuss the matter with the Times.

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By Todd Beamon

Hundreds of Pounds of Explosives Stolen From Remote Federal Facility.


A desperate hunt for more than 550 pounds of deadly explosives from a federal storage facility has failed to turn up a single ounce.

Thieves got away with it last month, just as the nation’s attention was grabbed by the bombings at the Boston MarathonFox News reports. The haul includes emulsion-type explosives, cast boosters, and detonating cord.

Federal officials believe the heist was not terrorism-related, but Montana Rep. Steve Daines told Fox News he’s still “deeply concerned” about it.

He said it is critical that the Forest Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and local law enforcement find answers about how the security of the site was breached.

Then, they should “work to strengthen the security measures for these storage sites to ensure that a theft like this does not happen again,” Daines, a Republican, said.

The explosives were taken from a Forest Service bunker near Billings. One theory is that the facility might have been raided by miners or forestry-related companies that don’t want to buy the explosives legally.

“We still don’t have any idea who done it,” Carbon County Sheriff Thomas Rieger told Fox. “It’s under a full investigation.”

ATF spokesman Brad Beyersdorf said the agency is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the incident.

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By Bill Hoffmann

Obama Blames Mexico Gun Violence On US, Forgets To Mention ‘Fast and Furious’.


Fast and Furious all but forgotten?

Many of weapons involved in violent gang-related shootings in Mexico arrived in Mexico from a secret gunrunning operation scheme hatched by Obama called ‘Fast and Furious’. From October 2nd, 2012: ”

The Spanish language television news network Univision unleashed a bombshell investigative report on Obama’s Operation Fast and Furious Sunday evening, finding that in January 2010 drug cartel hit men slaughtered students with weapons the United States government allowed to flow to them across the Mexican border.

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Obama’s key weapon is American apathy and willing forgetfullness. Obama needs you to keep the illegal FAST & FURIOUS gunrunning operation as a very distant memory.

Citing a Mexican Army document it obtained and published, Univision reported that “three of the high caliber weapons fired that night in Villas de Salvarcar were linked to a gun tracing operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).”

Univision held nothing back in its broadcast, airing images and video of bloodied, dead bodies. The network showed the faces of the dead and walked viewers through how cartel operatives hunted their victims down with the weapons President Barack Obama’s administration allowed straw buyers to traffick to them.

One photo, for instance, showed pools of blood in the streets of a Mexican town after a “massacre” committed by murderers armed with Fast and Furious weapons. Video footage showed where some of the victims were killed and how the cartels chased their helpless victims to their deaths.

obama-lied-about-fast-and-furious-blames-bushThe Univision broadcast implicitly suggested that Americans have no regard for the victims of violence American policy helps fuel — that is, until one of those victims ends up being an American.

It wasn’t until U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s murder prompted whistle-blowers to come forward to Congress to publicly voice concerns about the program that the Obama admin stopped allowing firearms to flow into Mexico.

From Real Clear Politics: “Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States,” President Obama said during a speech at Mexico’s Anthropology Museum. “I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.”

“But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. It’s the right thing to do,” Obama added. source – Real Clear Politics

by NTEB News Desk

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