Head of ATF Is Likely to Go

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    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304453304576392023631543738.html


    The Justice Department is expected to oust the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to people familiar with the matter, amid a troubled federal antitrafficking operation that has grown into the agency's biggest scandal in nearly two decades.





    Moves toward the replacement of Kenneth Melson, acting ATF director since April 2009, could begin next week, although the precise sequence of events remains to be decided, these people said....

    ...White House spokesman Jay Carney, in response to questions Friday, said, "I can tell you that, as the president has already said, he did not know about or authorize this operation."

    Not a big topic in the news, with Anthony Weiner, & all, eh ?
     
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    Ace of Spades recaps...


    January 20, 2009: A hard-core, idealogical leftist becomes President. Gun control is right up there with high taxes and abortion-on-demand as a sacrament of the left, but the prospects for enacting gun control legislation look bleak due to a shift in public mood and the 2008 Heller decision along with a pesky lack of carnage from widespread adoption of shall-issue concealed carry laws and the 2004 expiration of the assault weapons ban.


    March 26, 2009: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claims on a flight to Mexico City that 90% of the firearms used by drug cartels in Mexico come from the U.S. After layers of rigorous fact-checking, the MBM repeated the claim. For example, USA Today:
    On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visit Mexico to discuss ways to stop the smuggling of American weapons, which Mexico says account for 90% of confiscated arms here. The meeting is part of an urgent American effort to aid Mexico as it fights a bloody war against drug cartels.​
    April 2009: The 90% claim is almost immediately debunked

    And lest some liberal scream Faux News!!11!, the 90% stat has been so widely debunked that even the liberal FactCheck.org can't spin it.*

    Fall 2009: Operation Fast and Furious begins.


    November 2010: The body of kidnapped Mexican attorney Mario Gonzalez Rodriguez is discovered in a shallow grave. It is now reported that he was killed with guns allowed to be smuggled under Operation Fast and Furious.


    December 14, 2010: Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is shot with an AK-47 allowed to be smuggled to Mexico under this operation. He died the following day.



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    And there are naughty words in the comments section. You should probably be a grown-up to go there. If ever a situation was a cause for curse words......
     
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    He and his boss' should not only be fired, but prosecuted for crimes in aiding the cartel as well as being responsible for the death of that agent. Put them in prison for about 10 years and send a message to the rest of these corrupted officials. If Oliver North can be prosecuted then so should these people.
     
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    http://nation.foxnews.com/botched-g.../obama-administration-fires-atf-whistleblower

    Even the L.A.Times is on board.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-ed-guns-20110627,0,4739377.story

     
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    Someone had to fall on the sword
     
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    The project was funded by the stimulus bill. And you right-wingnuts said the stimulus never provided anything. Look at the pickup of business among the morgues, funeral homes, cemetary fees, etc.... Nice job.

    For an additional amount for ‘‘State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance’’, $40,000,000, for competitive grants to provide assistance and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border, of which $10,000,000 shall be transferred to ‘‘Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Salaries and Expenses’’ for the ATF Project Gunrunner.

    http://readthestimulus.org/hr1_final.pdf

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