Video: Mexican officials want Fast & Furious officials extradited for trial

posted at 2:35 pm on July 5, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Imagine, Fox News’ William Lajeunesse asks, if Mexico had decided to investigate American drug distribution and links to cartels by allowing a flood of cocaine to cross the border for tracking purposes.  Americans would be outraged, especially as deaths mounted, and would demand the extradition of the government officials who sent the cocaine streaming into the US that caused the deaths.  Similarly, some government officials in Mexico want the extradition of ATF and DoJ officials who greenlighted Operation Fast and Furious and flooded their country with illegal weapons:

While I understand their passion, Mexico’s government doesn’t have a very sturdy moral platform on which to preach in this instance. There is ample evidence of official corruption in Mexico that already does send illegal drugs over the border. The US would probably demand extradition if they could identify officials as part of that process, so the point is well taken, but it’s hardly a hypothetical, either.

Besides, those officials should be held accountable here in the US for their handiwork, especially as those guns continue to flood back into the US. The administration’s attempt to score points on those who legally own and purchase weapons in the US backfired when the ATF decided to become an illegal gunrunner itself. There must be accountability for those who ordered and approved the illegal sale and trafficking of these weapons.

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Imagine, Fox News’ William Lajeunesse asks, if Mexico had decided to investigate American drug distribution and links to cartels by allowing a flood of cocaine to cross the border for tracking purposes.

I believe certain Mexican government types get paid for that.

rob verdi on July 5, 2011 at 2:37 PM

by the way, no.

rob verdi on July 5, 2011 at 2:37 PM

On the other hand, I don’t mind if Eric Holder is sent to Mexico.

rbj on July 5, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Fun, fun, fun.

Count to 10 on July 5, 2011 at 2:38 PM

I’d be glad to hand them Holder and Obama in orange jump suits and chains.

Bevan on July 5, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Send ‘em Holder.

Del Dolemonte on July 5, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Might be the only way to get them in front of a Judge; their extradition hearings.

barnone on July 5, 2011 at 2:39 PM

I am all for it if we can send Holder for trial in Mexico.

I am pretty sure the Obama administration would quickly drop their attempt to intervene in the case of the Mexican national due to be sentenced to death in Texas.

TheRightMan on July 5, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Hey Mexico: EFF YOU!

search4truth on July 5, 2011 at 2:41 PM

If those people are indicted in Mexico, we should agree to extradite them to Mexico.

Snake307 on July 5, 2011 at 2:42 PM

we’ll send them to Mexico the day Mexican officials stop handing out pamphlets on how to illegally emigrate to the US

phreshone on July 5, 2011 at 2:44 PM

I can just see Eric Holder doing 25 to life in a Mexican prison… “Hey Gringo, bend over and smile for my amigo, Big Jose!”

Jonas Parker on July 5, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Mexican officials want Fast & Furious officials extradited for trial

Sure, but first send your “officials” over here so we can try them for sending 20 million illegals here.

darwin on July 5, 2011 at 2:44 PM

For once I am in complete agreement with Mexico. Send them down there and we will get swift justice, which will never happen here.

bw222 on July 5, 2011 at 2:44 PM

I can see holder giving them up

cmsinaz on July 5, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Hey Mexico: EFF YOU!

search4truth on July 5, 2011 at 2:41 PM

WHY????

bw222 on July 5, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Heh.

bitsy on July 5, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Under the bus, another lesson in smart power, this administration didn’t know the difference between bribing Mexican and Chicago officials, our south of the border mafioso’s are cheaper to bribe but they don’t stay bribed.

Like their national symbol the chihuahua, turn your back and they cowardly nip your heels.

When fast and furious broke the President didn’t send another box of cash to his contacts, down there.

Maybe now he will.

Speakup on July 5, 2011 at 2:50 PM

We’ll give you Holder, Barry, AND Moochelle.

SouthernGent on July 5, 2011 at 2:50 PM

“We’ll send you our Attorney General and ALL 10,000,000 ILLEGAL MEXICAN CITIZENS RESIDING IN THE USA, and then we’ll be square. OK?”

/PBHO

Khun Joe on July 5, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Well, well, well. Now Mexico hates USA. I thot I heard that with Obaka’s election, nations would love us, the rising seas recede, blah, blah, blah. Issa needs to keep pushing and frog-march Holder.

AH_C on July 5, 2011 at 2:51 PM

Mexico is right.

unclesmrgol on July 5, 2011 at 2:52 PM

While I would dearly love to see Obama cronies sitting in jail at Mexico’s expense, I don’t see how they can be convicted in Mexico for violating a US law. It would also be a dangerous precedent to allow US officials to be extradited for sending guns to another country.

pedestrian on July 5, 2011 at 2:52 PM

I believe certain Mexican government types get paid for that.

rob verdi on July 5, 2011 at 2:37 PM

But not by a willing Government, like our gunrunners were.

unclesmrgol on July 5, 2011 at 2:53 PM

I kinda find it funny that anyone in Mexico could be indignant over anything. It’s horribly corrupt, drug cartels run rampant and they encourage people to illegally cross into the US.

I really think a militarized border is in order. SEnd the Mexican ambassador home too.

darwin on July 5, 2011 at 2:53 PM

I’m always one to distrust the Chicago messiah. Could it be
possible that his pals in Mexico merely want to help him throw the lesser beings under the bus so the real culprits who okayed this deal-the higher ups, go free?

Don L on July 5, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Yeah, that would be a fun game to start playing. I can only imagine what Mexican officials could be extradited to the US for allowing drugs across the border.

Scrappy on July 5, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Doesn’t the liberal left want to send Bush for war crimes trials? So clearly then they will support sending Holder and much of the Obama administration for trial in Mexico too, especially since the liberal elements of the Supreme Court take into account international law over US law when deciding cases.

redeye on July 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM

So much for the Bush’s fault gambit:

Redacted F&F e-mail possibly tells more than it was supposed to

The e-mails, dated Oct. 22, 23, 26 and 27, 2009 appear under the heading “Attachment 4” in Grassley’s attachments and they clearly show a couple of things. First, Operation Fast and Furious — now the object of two Capitol Hill inquiries including Grassley’s and the other by Congressman Darrell Issa — was a product solely of the Obama administration. Second, a lot of people knew apparently knew about it, or at least the strategy that was the basis for the botched operation.

The message also notes that this new strategy has, as a component, “the reduction of the flow of firearms from the U.S. to Mexico.” The name of the sender of this e-mail has been redacted, but it is a follow-up to a message the previous day that conveyed the “Proposed DOJ Cartel Strategy” to several people. Among the names not redacted were Kenneth Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Robert F. Mueller, director of the FBI; Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer and Dennis Burke, U.S. Attorney for Arizona.

NMRN123 on July 5, 2011 at 2:59 PM

It would also be a dangerous precedent to allow US officials to be extradited for sending guns to another country.

pedestrian on July 5, 2011 at 2:52 PM

I hadn’t realized that Mexico is now our enemy.

unclesmrgol on July 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM

So, when will Obama look at Holder like a dog who peed on the carpet and give him the Michael Vick treatment? Doesn’t matter that Holder was doing his master’s bidding. Someone has to go under the bus and the erstwhile head of the BATFE just isn’t important enough to satisfy Mexican moral outrage.

Extrafishy on July 5, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Obama Lied, People Died.

Shouldn’t responsibility for an international scandal go to the top of the government?

NMRN123 on July 5, 2011 at 3:04 PM

I hadn’t realized that Mexico is now our enemy.

unclesmrgol on July 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM

It’s certainly not an ally. The government encourages it’s citizens to leave and cross illegally into the US.

darwin on July 5, 2011 at 3:05 PM

I’m on the fence here. If it was official US policy, I’d resist the urge to say yes to extradition, even if the actions taken were illegal the US. We can take care imprisoning them ourselves, that you very much, Mexico.

On the other hand, I’d be interested in the pressure an, “Okay, we’ll extradite” would put on tracing the approval of this fiasco of a policy up the chain of command in this Administration and also learn whether there might have been collusion with the Mexican government on the policy. If the latter were the case, then it seems to me that would obviate the need extradite and placate Mexican legislators with some bodies to prosecute on their side of the border.

BTW, have the Mexicans ever had a case where they intercepted the smuggling across their border of guns purchased here?

Dusty on July 5, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Imagine, Fox News’ William Lajeunesse asks, if Mexico had decided to investigate American drug distribution and links to cartels by allowing a flood of cocaine to cross the border for tracking purposes

I guess they’re already doing that aren’t they?

ted c on July 5, 2011 at 3:06 PM

No extradition needed – they can have Holder, with my blessing. His boss, too.

IrishEyes on July 5, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Consider them a gift, of two crooks to a country full of them.

IrishEyes on July 5, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Doesn’t the liberal left want to send Bush for war crimes trials? So clearly then they will support sending Holder and much of the Obama administration for trial in Mexico too, especially since the liberal elements of the Supreme Court take into account international law over US law when deciding cases.

redeye on July 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Heh.

Badger40 on July 5, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Mexico seems to think illegal gun running “should be a crime.” Debbie Wasserman Schultz, please call your office.

MikeA on July 5, 2011 at 3:09 PM

I just love the ‘Law of Unintended Consequences’…

… Can you imagine the social engineers who hatched this plan in the first place crawling like cockroaches trying to hide?

Seven Percent Solution on July 5, 2011 at 3:13 PM

[ted c on July 5, 2011 at 3:06 PM]

What’s the Spanish for, “It’s not a border-border”?

Dusty on July 5, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Send Sonorita Napolitano down there. She what done this.

seven on July 5, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Does that include Obama?

jawkneemusic on July 5, 2011 at 3:17 PM

It would be interesting to see Holder take his fight against extradition to the Supreme Court, just to see what a wise Latina would do.

Dusty on July 5, 2011 at 3:23 PM

CIA interrogators seen howling with laughter over the prospect of the AG being frog marched into a Mexican court room.

Will Holder hide out in Gitmo because his case can’t possibly be tried fairly in a Mexican court?

walkingboss on July 5, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Clearly supplying firearms to an enemy of the state in Mexico is legal under both the commerce clause and the NAFTA treaty. If not, it would be an act of war.///

countrybumpkin on July 5, 2011 at 3:32 PM

What’s the Spanish for, “It’s not a border-border”?

Dusty on July 5, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Just tell the Mexicans the guns didn’t cross the border, the border crossed the guns……..

rightwingyahooo on July 5, 2011 at 3:35 PM

believe certain Mexican government types get paid for that.

rob verdi on July 5, 2011 at 2:37 PM

They’re only mad because obama’s administration cut them out in this case.

tinkerthinker on July 5, 2011 at 3:38 PM

First of all…having Mexico yell about “protecting our Sovereignty” from Americans just reeks of pathetic hypocrisy and is beyond irony.

We can take care of justice here in America….
….what we need is as much attention paid to this corruptive DOJ scheme, that was paid to the lame Valarie Plame case.
For some strange reason the MSM feels it is more important to ridicule Bachmann over who our founding fathers are than it is to expose corruption from the OBama administration that has cost countless lives.

Baxter Greene on July 5, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Eric Holder in a Mexican prison? Si!

Obama in a Mexican prison? Si!

Ward Cleaver on July 5, 2011 at 3:44 PM

WHY????

bw222 on July 5, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Well, let’s see.
1. Their President butts his nose into our legal affairs.
2. Their President has no interest in stemming the widespread corruption in his own government, yet he sees no problem with the illegals coming into our country.
3. They are brutal on illegal immigration in their own country, yet demand that their nationals be allowed to send money earned here back to Mexico.

That’s a start.

search4truth on July 5, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Gunwalking was the proletariat preparing to show us how important it is that they take all civilian firearms because they are a threat to world order public safety.
Remember Barry alluding to efforts under the radar? They’re not done.
There’s nothing to see here. Move along citizens. Remember, but move along.

onomo on July 5, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Mexican officials want Fast & Furious officials extradited for trial

Only after they’ve faced the US Courts.

RJL on July 5, 2011 at 3:56 PM

As soon as Holder is paroled, if ever, you can have him. ¡Si su pueda!

Akzed on July 5, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Extradite Holder.

Hey, Holder, AMF. Better learn Spanish and stock up on soap on a rope.

petefrt on July 5, 2011 at 4:11 PM

As soon as Holder is paroled, if ever, you can have him. ¡Si su pueda!

Akzed on July 5, 2011 at 4:03 PM

A full pardon from little Bammie is no good in Mexico.

slickwillie2001 on July 5, 2011 at 4:13 PM

I wonder if there is any fancy treaty, like the one that keeps convicted murderers from Mexico from getting a needle in their arm in Texas, that the WH would have to agree with and send Eric Holder to Mexico for a “fair” trial.

“If he floats, he’s guilty. If he drowns, he’s innocent.”

Waiting for WH intervention to send senior ATF, DoJ staff to Mexico.

BobMbx on July 5, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Who do they want forst, Obama or Holder. Better than the Anthony trial

tarpon on July 5, 2011 at 4:22 PM

I say swap Holder for a waiver of Dip Immunity on the consular officials. Please check the web on all the wonderful work the Mexican Dips do for illegals in our country. You can also check the thread here on the rapist who did not contact Mexican officials.

IlikedAUH2O on July 5, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Gunwalking was the proletariat preparing to show us how important it is that they take all civilian firearms because they are a threat to world order public safety.
Remember Barry alluding to efforts under the radar? They’re not done.
There’s nothing to see here. Move along citizens. Remember, but move along.

onomo on July 5, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Yes, watch them try again to use this “Serious Crisis” to seize control of the sale of every gun in the US as a pretext to registration and then confiscation – all under the radar of course.

Chip on July 5, 2011 at 4:27 PM

BTW, have the Mexicans ever had a case where they intercepted the smuggling across their border of guns purchased here?

Dusty on July 5, 2011 at 3:05 PM

No. Mexico does not care to secure the border in either direction. The only place the Mexicans watch are normal border crossings where they can co-ordinate the shake downs of tourists for cash.

Freddy on July 5, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Glad to extradite them to you, re-patriot all the ILLEGALS you sent us and execute all illegal immigrants currently in jail for violent felonies…. Oh and you can just have Eric Holder…

Dick Turpin on July 5, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Holder has to be involved because he is the most incompetent Attorney General in our history. He is the only one that Fast & Furious would make sense to.

volsense on July 5, 2011 at 5:13 PM

I say it is the Administration’s attempt to pressure Melson into resigning and taking the fall. They call their little State Dept. counterparts in Mexico and say put some pressure on from your end and we will encourage the ATF guy to cooperate and take the blame in the US out of fear of being sent to Mexico.

txmomof6 on July 5, 2011 at 5:18 PM

I support Mexico’s right to extradite Holder and Obama to stand trial for this heinous crime against their nation.

paulsur on July 5, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Someone should make a “Come and Take Him” flag and place it and Holder 10 feet on the Mexican side of the border.

Glenn Jericho on July 5, 2011 at 7:51 PM

As predicted.

I also predict that Mexican victims and their surviving family members will be suing the government agencies and individuals involved in federal court. There will be some huge judgments.

novaculus on July 5, 2011 at 8:33 PM

The ATF pushing sales of these weapons resulted in an estimated 150 Mexican law enforcement officers and soldiers wounded or killed and one and maybe two US border agents killed too. Who knows how many Mexican nationals were
killed by those possessing those firearms. At a minimum False Statements Act arrests should occur now and prosecutions should result but I firmly believe manslaughter charges should be charged against senior officials.

amr on July 5, 2011 at 9:10 PM

There must be accountability for those who ordered and approved the illegal sale and trafficking of these weapons.

Yeah, but the chances of Barry being impeached and found guilty are non-existent and none. And the same can be said of Holder.

GarandFan on July 5, 2011 at 11:59 PM

On the other hand, I don’t mind if Eric Holder is sent to Mexico.

rbj on July 5, 2011 at 2:38 PM

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Ditto…
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RalphyBoy on July 6, 2011 at 2:51 AM

Mexican officials do not seem to understand that they did not commit crimes in Mexico. Probably because they consider everything north of the Reo Grande, and west of the Mississippi Mexico.

Slowburn on July 6, 2011 at 5:06 AM

The Democrat Party: The party that gives us scandal after scandal while making the liberal media choke on it. LOL!

DannoJyd on November 14, 2012 at 4:26 PM