Eric Holder’s Fast & Furious Scandal Murder List Continues: 57 Previously Undiscovered Fast And Furious Guns Used In Mexican Drug Cartel Crimes, Murders & Massacre of Mexican Teenagers
More murder details come out on the botched Fast and Furious gun scandal where the Obama admin allowed guns to walk across the US/Mexican border.
From ABC via Univision, the Spanish language television news network unleashed a bombshell investigative report on Operation Fast and Furious Sunday evening. In January 2010, a Mexican drug cartel hit men slaughtered students with weapons the United States government allowed to flow to them across the Mexican border. Also, Univision uncovered another Fast and Furious weapons “massacre.” On September 2, 2009, 18 young men were killed at “El Aliviane, a rehabilitation center in Ciudad Juarez.
Indirectly, the United States government played a role in the massacre by supplying some of the firearms used by the cartel murderers. 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), according to a Mexican army document obtained exclusively by Univision News.
Univision News identified a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms that were bought by straw purchasers monitored by ATF during Operation Fast and Furious, and then recovered in Mexico in sites related to murders, kidnappings, and at least one other massacre.
Pools Of Blood On The Streets Of Villas De Salvarcar After A Massacre In Which Operation Fast And Furious Guns Were Allegedly UsedAs part of Operation Fast and Furious, ATF allowed 1,961 guns to “walk” out of the U.S. in an effort to identify the high profile cartel leaders who received them. The agency eventually lost track of the weapons, and they often ended up in the hands of Mexican hit men , including those who ordered and carried out the attack on Salvarcar and El Aliviane, a rehabilitation center in Ciudad Juarez where 18 young men were killed on September 2, 2009.
In Mexico, the timing of the operation coincided with an upsurge of violence in the war among the country’s strongest cartels. In 2009, the northern Mexican states served as a battlefield for the Sinaloa and Juarez drug trafficking organizations, and as expansion territory for the increasingly powerful Zetas. According to documents obtained by Univision News, from October of that year to the end of 2010, nearly 175 weapons from Operation Fast and Furious inadvertently armed the various warring factions across northern Mexico.
“Many weapons cross the border and enter Mexico, but that [Fast and Furious] number, quantity and type of weapons had quite an impact in the war in this area” Jose Wall, an ATF agent stationed in Tijuana from 2009 to 2011, told Univision News.
Much more can be read at The Daily Caller.
If only the rest of the MSM could be like Univison, as stated at Weasel Zippers, they just dropped on bomb on you Eric Holder and Barack Obama. Univison seems to be the only media outlet that is holding the Obama administration’s feet to the fire. If the Obama administration is not going to provide the truth to the US, maybe they will be forced to do so to Mexico?
Brian Terry’s Parents Speak Out on Fast & Furious and Obama Adminstration: “They’re Lying and Hiding Something” (Video)
It is pretty hard for the Barack Obama White House and Democrats to claim that the actions by the GOP is a political witch hunt when there is a US Border Patrol agent Brian Terry dead. It is disgusting that Obama and Holder obstruct the investigation as to what happened with Fast and Furious when in the end, a border patrol agent lies dead as a result of the gun running operation.
Watch the VIDEO below of the parents of Brian Terry speak out and how they feel about President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Obama admin’s constant lies …
Video hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
Obama is going to have a ahrd time shaking this scandal when at the heart of it there is a face and a grieving family who wants answers to their hero son’s death.
Barack Obama’s Attorney General Let Top Fast and Furious Suspect Go … Its time for Eric Holder to go!
Yet more disastrous news coming out from the ill fated ‘Fast and Furious’ gun running scandal. US Federal agents actually detained the top suspect and main target in the gun running program, then let him go. After being caught, Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta pledged to cooperate and keep in touch with investigators. However, he slipped back into Mexico and was never heard from again. Go figure. Imagine what would have happened if ATF agents had actually arrested t Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta?
Federal agents stopped the main target of the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious in May 2010. After they questioned him, he disappeared back into Mexico, and the program went on to spiral out of control.
Seven months after federal agents began the ill-fated Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation, they stumbled upon their main suspect in a remote Arizona outpost on the Mexican border, driving an old BMW with 74 rounds of ammunition and nine cellphones hidden inside.
Detained for questioning that day in May 2010, Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta described to agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives his close association with a top Mexican drug cartel member, according to documents obtained this weekend by the Times/Tribune Washington Bureau.
The top Fast and Furious investigator, Special Agent Hope MacAllister, scribbled her phone number on a $10 bill after he pledged to cooperate and keep in touch with investigators.
Then Celis-Acosta disappeared into Mexico. He never called.
More from PJ Media. Is it really believable that a top target in the ‘Fast and Furious’ program could have been detained and then released to trade up for a bigger fish and Attorney General Eric Holder never knew anything about it? Really? Who said that Obama had no scandals in his Administrations? This one is a biggy and many are doing their best to cover it up. Makes many wonder how it took so long for this story to come out.
Family of Murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Files $25M Lawsuit Against ATF over Fast & Furious
The family of murdered border patrol agent Brian Terry has filed a $25 million wrongful death law suit against the federal government and ATF. The law suit claims that the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives knowingly sold guns to Mexican drug cartels under the Fast and Furious program, guns that were responsible for the death of Brian Terry.
The family of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry has filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives claiming Terry was killed with AK-47s that were knowingly sold under the Fast and Furious gunrunning probe to a straw purchaser for drug cartels.
In a 65-page complaint, served on the government on Wednesday, attorneys for the family claim ATF “wrongdoing” in Operation Fast and Furious.
“ATF’s failures were not only negligent but in violation of ATF’s own policies and procedures,” the complaint claims.
Brian Terry’s family has also filed a claim against the Lone Wolf Trading Company seeking unspecified damages for negligence.
The claim says Lone Wolf knowingly sold “hundreds of weapons” to various straw purchasers and in turn realized “hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits from these sales.”
The claim alleges that “but for defendants’ negligent and illegal sales … Brian Terry would not have been murdered in the Arizona desert on Dec. 14, 2010.”
Attorney General and the feds claim that Fast & Furious gun running program in which an actual AK-47 sold to Mexican drug cartels that was responsible for the murder of the border patrol agent had no causal affect in the death of Brian Terry. Really? Can you say pathetic government cover up? Some one needs to take the fall … Eric Holder.
Video Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
UPDATE I: AG Eric Holder set to take the Hot Seat again at Fast & Furious hearing. Will Holder be found in contempt of Congress? This story is starting to spiral out of control for the AG and Obama. As stated at Jammie Wearing Fool, one has to wonder how this scandal will continue to go on smack dab in the middle of Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.
On Tuesday, the committee’s chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., threatened to hold Holder in contempt of Congress, claiming that the Justice Department has been withholding documents related to the congressional inquiry into Fast and Furious.
“If the department continues to obstruct the congressional inquiry by not providing documents and information, this committee will have no alternative but to move forward with proceedings to hold you in contempt of Congress,” Issa wrote to Holder.
Grim Discovery Made on Falcon Lake on the Texas-Mexico border … Human Remain Found, Could It Be Missing David Hartley? (UPDATE: Remains Not David Hartley)
Are the remains found that of missing David Hartley?
As reported by KWTX, a grim discovery was found by three local fisherman on Falcon Lake on the Texas-Mexico border. Yes, the same Falcon Lake where Tiffany Hartley stated that her husband, David Hartley, was gunned down and murdered while the two were on their Jet Skis. Human remains were found what appeared to be a skull and ribcage on the bank of the dammed section of the Rio Grande. The skeletal remains were found 15 miles from where David Hartley disappeared as told by the initial story of Tiffany Hartley. Could this be David Hartley or just one of many killed by the Mexican drug cartels in the area?
On closer inspection, Jones said, it quickly became obvious they had discovered the remains of a human draped in mud-caked clothing with the feet tied together and appeared to be a hole in the rear of the skull.
“It struck us these were human remains we were looking at,” he said Friday, “and it sends a chill down your spine.”
Jones said the first thing that came to mind was David Hartley, the Texas transplant who was gunned down by pirates on the lake in September 2010.
He said he and his friends took a photo and noted the GPS coordinates and then forwarded information to the U.S. Border Patrol.
One of the fisherman, Alton Jones, posted on his Facebook. Really, he posted on Facebook that he found human remains? Dude, TMI!
Jones posted on his Facebook page, “The fishing on Falcon was great. But unfortunately, our fun was over shadowed when we found a dead body on the Mexican side of the lake. We contacted the border patrol and they are notifying the Mexican authorities with the details. The body apparently had been there for a long time, because all that was left was the skeleton.”
Hmm, according to the report it states that the victims feet were still tied together. Just curious, why would a drug cartel bind an individuals feet together after they had supposedly already shot David Hartley in the head on his Jet Ski?
Tiffany Hartley had stated back on September 30, 2010 that Mexican pirates shot her husband who chased them on speedboats across Falcon Lake. As the search went on for David Hartley, the lead investigator in the case was beheaded. Obviously the drug cartel who control the area did not want this case solved.
Will this finally provide closure for the family of David Hartley or just add to the body count at the hands of Mexican drug cartels?
She told KUSA-TV in Denver on Monday that test results from the Mexican government show clothing on a human skeleton found at the lake recently don’t match what her husband was wearing, and the skull does not have a bullet wound.
Drip, Drip, Drip …
The saga continues of the ‘Fast and Furious’ program that Barack Obama’s Attorney General claims he knew nothing about. More High-powered assault weapons purchased as a result if the ATF’s ‘Fast and Furious’ program have found their way into the hands of Mexican drug cartel members. This time Mexican authorities seized 24 AK-47 rifles, two rifles, Barrett 50-caliber antiaircraft machine gun Browning caliber 30 caliber rifle sniper 308 for a 40 mm caliber grenade launcher and three 308 mm caliber guns. Just another case of a Mexican drug cartel hit man hoarding Fast and Furious weapons … so why hasn’t there been a special prosecutor appointed yet to investigate this scandal?
Reporting from Washington— High-powered assault weapons illegally purchased under the ATF’s Fast and Furious program in Phoenix ended up in a home belonging to the purported top Sinaloa cartel enforcer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, whose organization was terrorizing that city with the worst violence in the Mexican drug wars.
In all, 100 assault weapons acquired under Fast and Furious were transported 350 miles from Phoenix to El Paso, making that West Texas city a central hub for gun traffickers. Forty of the weapons made it across the border and into the arsenal of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a feared cartel leader in Ciudad Juarez, according to federal court records and trace documents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Many have questioned AG Eric Holder on when and how much he knew about the Fast and Furious scandal. Arizona Sheriffs have demanded an investigation and asked for Holder to resign. However, Holder continues to deny knowledge of the Fast and Furious program and stands by his statements, even though emails state something quite to the contrary. President Barack Obama might want to backtrack on his full support of Eric Holder … yet another reason why not to vote for Obama in 2012.
Can you imagine if a Republican was in office when ‘Fast and Furious’ occurred, the MSM would be billing it as Watergate II.
Police find Decapitated Body of Mexico Newspaper Editor Maria Elizabeth Macias-Castro Who Reported on Drug Cartel Violence
More drug cartel violence from south of the border.
39 year old Maria Elizabeth Macias Castro, the editor of the Mexican newspaper Primera Hora was found dead Saturday morning. Police found her body decapitated and with a note next to it, from the drug cartel responsible. The message stated not to use blogs or social media to report about drug cartels.
Pic Courtesy: Peru.com
Her body was found Saturday morning, according to the attorney general’s office in the northern Tamaulipas state. A message “attributed to a criminal group” was found next to her, the office said.
“The state government expresses its deepest condolences to the relatives and loved ones affected by these lamentable acts,” the office said, adding that it is investigating.
Earlier this month, attackers left ominous threats mentioning two websites on signs beside mutilated bodies in northern Mexico.
Much, much more at EMS News, including them bothering to investigate and report that the “attributed to a criminal group” was the Zetas.
The “Fast & Furious” story continues … cover ups and scandals have a way of doing that, don’t they?
According to a FOX News exclusive, a third gun has been found at the murder scene of border agent Brian Terry linked to the ill conceived “Fast & Furious”. Interesting, as per initial federal agency accounts, police only found two guns at the murder scene tied to the scandalous “Operation Fast & Furious”.
Sources say emails support their contention that the FBI concealed evidence to protect a confidential informant. Sources close to the Terry case say the FBI informant works inside a major Mexican cartel and provided the money to obtain the weapons used to kill Terry.
Unlike the two AK-style assault weapons found at the scene, the third weapon could more easily be linked to the informant. To prevent that from happening, sources say, the third gun “disappeared.”
In addition to the emails obtained by Fox News, an audio recording from a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent investigating the Terry case seems to confirm the existence of a third weapon. In that conversation, the agent refers to an “SKS assault rifle out of Texas” found at the Terry murder scene south of Tucson.
Is the cover up worse than the crime? What a disgrace that the FBI would try and cover up the truth. In this case, it might be the same seeing that a US border agent was murdered at the hands of what has to be to most ignorant operation ever put forth with a premise that defies logic. The giving of guns to drug cartels in to track them. What’s next, giving nukes to Iran to see who they eventually wind up with?
This scandal will have legs, even though the liberal MSM seems to not want to cover it. What’s the matter media, afraid that the scandal will go straight to the Obama White House? Is it any wonder why Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder is denying any knowledge of the “Fast & Furious” debacle. Eventually, some one is going to take the fall, it is just a matter of time to see how far up the food chain this goes.
Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder Plays Sargent Schultz … Claims He Knows Nothing About “Fast & Furious”
Attorney General Eric Holder does his best Hogan’s Heroes Sargent Schultz imitation … he knows nothing about the “Fast & Furious” operation. Let’s have a show of hands, who really believes that Holder is telling the truth? The real question probably is whether knowledge of the “Fast & Furious” gunrunning program to Mexican drug cartels goes high than Holder into the Executive Branch, hint, that would be Barack Obama.
Eric Holder as Sargent Schultz
The head of the U.S. Justice Department launched his strongest personal defense yet in the growing furor over Operation Fast and Furious, the controversial sting targeting Mexican drug cartels and American gunrunners.
On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder said for the first time that not only he but also other higher-ups at the Justice Department were not aware of the operation as it was being carried out. Holder also suggested politics could be a driving force behind Republican lawmakers’ forceful inquiries into the matter.
“The notion that somehow or other this thing reaches into the upper levels of the Justice Department is something that. . . . I don’t think is supported by the facts,” Holder told reporters at an unrelated press conference in Washington. “It’s kind of something I think certain members of Congress would like to see, the notion that somehow or other high-level people in the department were involved. As I said, I don’t think that is going to be shown to be the case — which doesn’t mean that the mistakes were not serious.”
A spokeswoman for the Republican leading a congressional investigation described Holder’s comments as baseless “whining,” and earlier Wednesday the House Republican himself said the issue is about more than who knew what, when.
Somebody get the the bottom of “Fast & Furious” as to who knew what, where and when. When you have an incompetent gunrunning scheme hatched to some how track guns back to drug cartel killers that in turn kills an American border agent … in the immortal words of Humphrey Bogart, “someone is going to have to take the fall”. Could you imagine how Democrats and the MSM would be reacting if this happened during a GOP Presidency.
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