Issa, Grassley focus on US Attorney's office
Washington Times has the story. The allegations are that the office explicitly approved getting the guns into Mexico, one way or another, and that an Ass't US Attorney aided the process by by telling agents they must meet impossibly high standards before they could stop or question suspected straw men.
As was suggested in comments to earlier posts, it's becoming increasingly hard to deny the suspicious that the object of getting guns to the Sinaloa Cartel was ... to get guns to the Sinaloa Cartel.
The Sinaloa Cartel is probably a union shop whereas the rival cartel is most likely not or maybe Sinaloa donated to the Democrats and The rival to the republicans (Think Gibson Guitar)
Posted by: Rich at September 4, 2011 11:25 AM
Doesn't imply state was involved, or that the US Attorney's office broke ITAR by not getting them involved? Felony stupid of them!
Posted by: RKV at September 4, 2011 01:05 PM
To repeat a comment made in an earlier thread:
Well, yes, but I thought the point of that was to support it against the Zetas, who are thought to pose an existential threat to the Mexican government.
Posted by: Harold at September 5, 2011 07:05 AM
Let's look at ALL the possibilities, folks.
Remember Iran-Contra? Gunwalker could have had two objectives, too, the first being to embarrass the gun industry so greater regulation would be called for, but it could also have had a much more sinister objective: the destruction of the Calderon government.
Look beyond the photo-op diplomacy between Obama and Calderon: look at all the bitter differences between the two nations.
Time to bring out a Special Prosecutor, and tell that barrister to look beyond the obvious.
You have the chops, David....
Posted by: Rivrdog at September 5, 2011 09:33 AM
Here is the original quote I referenced previously:
"The ATF operation that supplied Mexican drug cartel members with weapons from American gun stores was designed to . . . supply Mexican drug cartel members with weapons from American gun stores. I guess that’s a little too obvious for the mainstream media."
-Posted on TTAG, August 23, 2011 by Robert Farago
Posted by: Jim D. at September 6, 2011 12:29 PM