Update: June 2, 2012: It appears that my speculative opinion was not that far of the track …
Courtesy of Investor’s Business Daily …
Blood Money: Obama Contributor Ran Fast and Furious
Scandal: A campaign contributor who was an architect of the 1994 assault weapons ban was the mastermind behind the Fast and Furious operation that let guns walk into Mexico, including those that killed two U.S. agents.
Shortly after the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on Dec. 15, 2010, Attorney General Eric Holder's deputy chief of staff, Monty Wilkinson, received an email from U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke telling him just that: "The guns found in the desert near the murder(ed) BP officer connect back to the investigation we were going to talk about — they were AK-47s purchased at a Phoenix gun store."
Burke, who resigned shortly after the scandal became public, has long been a gun-ban architect for the Democratic Party.
Connecting the dots …
It appears that Attorney General Eric Holder knew more than he was telling Congress. There is little or no doubt in my mind that he should be held accountable for perjury as well as for any obstruction of justice that might have occurred in the cover-up phase of hiding the details of the operation.
It is also possible that President Obama knew of the operation and may be running Nixonian-style interference in the obstruction of justice investigation.
And as for Dennis Burke, he still has significant influence with Janet Napolitano who heads the most powerful civilian agency in the government, the Department of Homeland Defense.
“As a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, he was behind the ineffectual 1994 ‘assault weapon’ ban that sunset in 2004. Burke was also the chief of staff for Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano for a number of years before she became the secretary of homeland security. Burke would leave that Gov. Napolitano post to join the Obama transition team. He was soon rewarded for his many contributions, monetary and otherwise, when on July 10, 2009, the president nominated him to be the U.S. attorney in Arizona.
It appears that you can’t trust the democrats to protect the sovereignty of our nation or the citizens of the United States when it comes to foreign illegal aliens. I just hope that Darryl Issa is unlike the majority of other republicans who back off the fight at the last minute and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Original Blog Entry …
As a result of publishing my previous blog entry “Obama's NEW BIRTH CERTIFICATE?: exerts executive privilege over 'Fast and Furious' Documents ..., I have been asked by a number of readers to speculate on the meaning of what has happened rather than just condemning it.
OK – with the caveat that this is just my speculative opinion and I could be grossly wrong ...
I believe that President Obama may be applying the concept of Executive Privilege to protect Presidential conversations with his advisors.
Because I think is that certain advisors plotted among themselves and possibly with the President of the United States to undermine the Second Amendment of the United States. Primarily by flooding Mexico with “traceable” guns that would point back to gun sales vendors in the United States. Followed by a call for stricter gun registration and regulation.
Why? Because most of the claims that gun sales vendors in the United States were supplying murderous Mexican cartels were proved to be false or overstated. It appears that most of the weapons were untraceable and some were found to have been sourced by Central and South America arms dealers. Therefore, in order to trace guns back to the United States, traceable guns needed to be put in the hands of the Mexican cartels.
An open secret?
CBS, a member of the mainstream media noted for their leftward bias, reported …
“In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the ‘big fish.’ But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called ‘gunwalking,’ and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.”
“ATF officials didn't intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called ‘Demand Letter 3.’ That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or ‘long guns.’ Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.”
“On July 14, 2010 after ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. received an update on Fast and Furious, ATF Field Ops Assistant Director Mark Chait emailed Bill Newell, ATF's Phoenix Special Agent in Charge of Fast and Furious: "’Bill - can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same (licensed gun dealer) and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks.’"
Already the left is gearing up to discredit the idea of a deliberate program to promote gun control as just another “conspiracy theory” …
The far-left Soros-funded political operation that is Media Matters is reporting …
“On the June 20 edition of Hannity, two separate guests pushed the claim that the Obama administration deliberately created the Fast and Furious operation in order to undermine the Second Amendment. First, Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin asserted that the Obama administration ‘let [the guns] go because they had an underlying gun-control agenda.’"
Bottom line …
We need the withheld documents to allow Congress, on behalf of the American people, determine the truth about the program, participants and purpose.
On this basis, I feel that the President is protecting his Marxist advisors and that should the American people find that the President of the United States openly and actively participated in a program to undermine the Second Amendment of the United States – he would not be re-elected.
And those who implemented the program that resulted in the death of an American Border Patrol Agent might face fines and imprisonment.
As for Eric Holder, is he any different from Roger Clemens who allegedly lied to Congress?
Reference Links …
“According to the GAO report, some 30,000 firearms were seized from criminals by Mexican authorities in 2008. Of these 30,000 firearms, information pertaining to 7,200 of them (24 percent) was submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for tracing. Of these 7,200 guns, only about 4,000 could be traced by the ATF, and of these 4,000, some 3,480 (87 percent) were shown to have come from the United States.”
Full Disclosure: I am a Life Member (Benefactor Level) of the National Rifle Association.