Friday, June 8, 2012

Op-ed:
‘Fast and Furious’...an Obama ploy for gun control
By: Diane Sori

Dust off the boxing gloves folks, because to call it a face-off is putting it mildly...looks like it could come to actual knock-out physical blows as Rep. Darrell Issa , the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, basically accuses Attorney General Eric Holder of deliberately withholding crucial information and documents that would lead all the way up to the White House. 

‘Fast and Furious’ just became ‘Down and Out for the count’!

‘Fast and Furious,’ the controversial gun-running operation where agents from the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) in direct violation of federal law, sold firearms to known and suspected ‘straw purchasers’ (usually a kid 18-25, who needed a fast couple of bucks), with claims that the Obama administration knowingly allowed Mexican drug gang operatives to buy said guns in Arizona and then 'walk’ them across the border untracked, is once again in the news as the Congressional hearings continue. 

Just a month ago, Rep. Issa put together a rough draft of a resolution that would charge Holder with contempt of Congress for not turning over those asked for documents.  Issa subpoenaed those documents late last year, but finally just this week, almost 6 months after the order for them was issued, the House Oversight committee got some of the documents it subpoenaed.  

By the way, if you or I, or any American for that matter, did not immediately hand over documents when subpoenaed, it would be off to jail for us with NO ‘get out of jail free card’ given.

Now it seems the House Oversight committee has a ‘mole’ in the DOJ, for ‘suddenly’ in the documents were a set of wiretap applications proving that high ranking officials in Holder’s department knew of the ‘gun walking’ tactics, yet Holder has always claimed that knowledge of these tactics did not reach the upper ranks of his department. 

Liar, liar pants on fire...

Rep. Issa strongly suspects that these documents will prove that Holder, and maybe even Obama himself, signed off on the plan that allowed thousands of illegally purchased and untracked guns to enter the U.S. and Mexico, guns which are now on the streets, one of which led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.  Issa stands by his assertion that Holder knew this much earlier than his previously testimony before Congress indicated. 

So the actual battle, in simple term boils down to this...Rep. Darrel Issa claims that high-ranking DOJ officials and/or Obama or Holder himself approved the ‘gun-walking’ tactics used, and that someone must be held responsible for Agent Terry’s death vs. Attorney General Eric Holder, who says he had no evidence whatsoever indicating that any senior agency officials, or Obama, knew about or approved the ‘gun-walking’ tactics used in Fast and Furious.

Stalemate...I don’t think so.

Holder has admitted on the stand that ‘Fast and Furious’ was flawed in concept and execution but could NOT answer simple questions about what the White House and the DOJ knew or didn’t know. Nor would Holder admit what Issa and others suspect...that this entire operation was a front to ban gun sales in this country.

After all, Obama has said many times, “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.”

‘Fast and Furious’ could very well have been nothing but a cleverly crafted plan to say the hell with the Second Amendment, and to lay the foundation for Barack Hussein Obama to initiate strict gun control laws, something he so desperately wanted in place BEFORE the November elections.

So with Issa expecting to know by July 4 whether the House will move forward on a motion to hold Holder in contempt of Congress, the game is now in the Republicans court.  Let’s see if they have the guts and courage to get to the truth and then to prosecute the guilty...Attorney General Eric Holder and soon to be ex-president Barack Hussein Obama.

‘We the People’ can only hope they do.

4 comments:

  1. Good story Diane!! The Obama quote you reference:"I don't believe people should be able to own guns" exemplifies a larger flaw/issue here: Obama does not know what form of Government we have. He repeatedly states that we have a Democracy. He "Thinks we shouldn't be able to have guns"..who cares what HE Thinks--THIS is the Core of his ineptitude as President. HE is a figurehead for "The WILL OF THE PEOPLE"! NOT a DICTATOR who rules from a Throne!! The House, the Senate, the Presidency ALL are SUPPOSED TO be Representative of "The Will of the People" since we have a REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC!! Since these clowns can't even manage to put forth a Budget for almost 4 YEARS-only one of their MAJOR Responsibilities-maybe they could spend some time back in school to learn what they are supposed to already know to do the jobs they were hired for!! In the private sector, almost all of them would have been fired within the first 90 days of their term.
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  2. Thanks, and I agree with everything you said. This poor excuse of a president doesn't even know that WE ARE A REPUBLIC NOT A DEMOCRACY!

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  3. AND BORDER PATROL AGENT BRIAN TERRY IS DEAD. BORDER PATROL AGENT BRIAN TERRY'S FAMILY IS RECEIVING NO JUSTICE. AND THE AIDER AND ABETTER SENOR ERIC HOLDER, WHO IS COMPLICIT IN BORDER PATROL AGENT BRIAN TERRY'S DEATH IS GETTING OFF SCOTT FREE. Add to the fact that "Bonehead Boehner" is holding up the contempt process all under the guise that the Bush Administration ran the same sort of program doesn't even get the point. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATIONS' PROGRAM WAS TO GET THE BAD GUYS, AND ACTUALLY TRACKED THE WEAPONS. The Obuttman Administration was to cause a ruckus and an attempt to do away with 2nd amendment rights, and DID NOT TRACK THE GUNS. and gee whiz Diane "this poor excuse of a president doesn't even know that 'We are a republic' " how would he know that he doesn't even know exactly where he came from. lol

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  4. Kathin9, you are right on ALL accounts!

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