More on the Univision program on Fast & Furious
The Daily Caller reports that Univision linked two cartel mass slayings to F&F firearms, one involving an attack by 20 hit men on a student party, which left 14 dead and 12 wounded. It noted that 57 previously unreported F&F guns were linked to murders and kidnappings in Mexico.
Separately, it reports that when that cartel's top enforcer and carnage king was arrested in 2011, he was carrying F&F guns.
If the object of F&F was to get American guns used in violent crime in Mexico, it appears to have been very successful. I've seen figures indicating that when ordinary American guns turn up there, the "time to crime" (time between retail sale and recovery) was in the years and decades. With F&F guns, it was in the days and weeks. It appears that there is a very high percentage of them so recovered, and in this case, they were personal favorites of a cartel leader.
And to think that all the bloodbath the operation created is thought to be remedied by a few resignations and talk of "flawed leadership" ....
UPDATE: A friend who monitors border area media say "A quick scan of Monday US - Mexico border, English language media and Mexican media pretty much indicates the Univision special on F&F never happened. Almost total silence. Univision did do a credible job of promoting the program. Don't know about the US media, but it has been suggested that the Mexican media is waiting for guidance from EPN and the PRI.
The US media also waiting for guidance?"
And .. the documentary on F&F is in production.