CBS: More Fast & Furious guns surface at crime scenes in Mexico

posted at 10:11 pm on August 14, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

We unfortunately haven’t had any shortage of scandalous revelations stemming from the doings of the Obama administration during the president’s tenure, but both Obama and his Department of Justice have pretty much succeeded in sweeping under the rug the deadly and ongoing consequences of one of their shadiest undertakings yet.

The media was all too happy to move on after Attorney General was formally held in contempt of Congress last year for failing to turn over subpoenaed documents relating to Operation Fast & Furious, the administration’s not-”botched” exercise in walking guns to Mexican drug cartels, and no, in case you were wondering — the Obama administration still hasn’t complied with Congressional requests for more information. They’d really be happy to just forget the whole thing ever happened, you see — but in the latest update from CBS News, Sharyl Atkisson reports that three more Fast & Furious weapons have turned up at crime scenes in Mexico, meaning that the results of what we could most charitably call the Obama administration’s outrageous negligence are far from finished.

According to Justice Department tracing documents obtained by CBS News, all three guns are WASR-10 762-caliber Romanian rifles. Two were purchased by Fast and Furious suspect Uriel Patino in May and July of 2010. Sean Steward, who was convicted on gun charges in July 2012, purchased a third. The rifles were traced yesterday to the Lone Wolf gun shop in Glendale, Ariz.

During Fast and Furious and similar operations, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) encouraged the Lone Wolf and other gun stores to sell massive amounts of weapons to questionable purchasers who allegedly trafficked them Mexican drug cartels.

Patino is said to have purchased 700 guns while under ATF’s watch. Ever since, a steady stream of the guns have been recovered at crime scenes in Mexico and the U.S. But the Justice Department has refused repeated requests from Congress and CBS News to provide a full accounting. An estimated 1,400 guns are still on the street or unaccounted for.

This isn’t the first instance of the Operation’s still-developing and bloody fallout even just this summer, and while Republicans in Congress are trying to hold the DOJ’s feet to the fire on publicly acknowledging the related crimes, the actually ‘obstructionist’ Obama administration isn’t going to do much of anything they don’t want to do. For them, limits on executive privilege are more like guidelines than actual rules.


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This happened so long ago..

Electrongod on August 14, 2013 at 10:18 PM

For Obama/Holder these guns showing up at crime scenes next to the cold bodies is a feature, not a bug.

Bruce MacMahon on August 14, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Really.

Who cares if it was 224 or 226 dead Mexicans? At this point, what difference does it make?

~ HRC

Bruce MacMahon on August 14, 2013 at 10:20 PM

What difference, at this point, does it make?

The Rogue Tomato on August 14, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Guns are bad.
/

Mimzey on August 14, 2013 at 10:20 PM

CBS: More Fast & Furious guns surface at crime scenes in Mexico

And then Mexicans come here claiming “refugee” status from the threat of those using those guns.

Barky made a grand slam with Fast+Furious – he supplied guns to the cartels so that he could continue lying about “90% of the guns in Mexican crimes are from the American Socialist Superstate”, he tried to un-Constitutionally restrict Americans’ right to arms by helping to raise the level of violence here by giving those weapons to known murderous thugs, and he helped to supply a “technicality” to Mexicans to “legally” invade our borders.

Grand. Slam. Of. Constitutional. Offense.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 14, 2013 at 10:21 PM

No wonder so many are seeking asylum here./

wolly4321 on August 14, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Shower time.

Bmore on August 14, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Fake.

kim roy on August 14, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Me thinks,at this rate,there will be more!

Upon further ponderings,I will suggest that the
DOJ,should try to track down,and possible see if
there are any Gun Runnings into Libya,into Syria,
and if they have any time left,check out the MBHood
Goons in Egypt,and perhaps,ascertain,if any illegal
weaponery,are under the beds of the Jihadys!!
(sarc)

canopfor on August 14, 2013 at 10:29 PM

From the DHS, “But, But, But… Those guns that we allowed to go into Mexico were, like well you know, phoney guns.”

WestTexasBirdDog on August 14, 2013 at 10:32 PM

And there was this rodeo clown…

When will it ever end with these Repubs and their hatred for the first black president?

patman77 on August 14, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Obama’s and Holder’s, the Serial Killers, Operation Murder and Mendacity, their Rolling 9/11 against Mexican civilians, men, women and children, continues.

VorDaj on August 14, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Congressman Darrell Issa must hold hearings to get to the bottom of this …

Oh, wait!

ShainS on August 14, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Shower time.

Bmore on August 14, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Bmore:Lol,…*Lean Forward*!:0

canopfor on August 14, 2013 at 10:41 PM

This is an unexpected development…

workingclass artist on August 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

The media was all too happy to move on after Attorney General was formally held in contempt of Congress last year for failing to turn over subpoenaed documents relating to Operation Fast & Furious, the administration’s not-”botched” exercise in walking guns to Mexican drug cartels, and no, in case you were wondering — the Obama administration still hasn’t complied with Congressional requests for more information. They’d really be happy to just forget the whole thing ever happened, you see — but in the latest update from CBS News, Sharyl Atkisson reports that three more Fast & Furious weapons have turned up at crime scenes in Mexico,

So why is CBS bothering now?

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Fast And Furious….the Obama scandal that keeps on ‘giving’…

Next to the National Debt Clock there should be a’Body Count’ board keeping track of the deaths of all of both Americans as well as others Obama and Holder are responsible for…

easyt65 on August 14, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Carney – “It may be true that there are still 1,400 weapons still out there but we are getting them off the street. In fact, three were just picked up. I’ll have to refer you to the DoJ for any further information though.”

Russ86 on August 14, 2013 at 11:11 PM

More dead Mexicans…slow news day- Libfreeandmexicansdie.
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CW on August 14, 2013 at 11:20 PM

…they can bury any victims…in fake coffins

KOOLAID2 on August 14, 2013 at 11:25 PM

For you see, the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on August 14, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Yay for Atkisson! I guess her computer will be hacked again in the near future.

scalleywag on August 14, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Wrong people are dying. Oops… Knock at my door.

2Tru2Tru on August 14, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Some of the weapons may be in Benghazi.

virgo on August 14, 2013 at 11:44 PM

We need gun control…

blue13326 on August 14, 2013 at 11:51 PM

“What difference, at this point, does it make?”

The Rogue Tomato on August 14, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Brilliant post Rouge Tomato!

“Some of the weapons may be in Benghazi.”

virgo on August 14, 2013 at 11:44 PM

At this point, I wonder how many Libyan SAMs may
be in Mexico.

shorebird on August 14, 2013 at 11:55 PM

F&F is Fundamental Transformation Overload.

When the house is burning down and the lives of the entire family are in danger, its hard to get worked up about faulty plumbing or cracks in the driveway.

So imo this is simply another in a long-ass line of national outrages from the Age of Obama that no one will have the bandwidth to care much about until after teh One is out of office…if that.

Sacramento on August 15, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Patino is said to have purchased 700 guns while under ATF’s watch.

This is some sick shit. Maybe sometime in the future we will get a “mistakes were made” report.

arnold ziffel on August 15, 2013 at 12:10 AM

You Rethuglicans and your phony scandals.

John the Libertarian on August 15, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Q: As I understand it Mr Holder, you sent 3,000 weapons into Mexico without authorization and without a means to track them?
A. Of course we could track them.
Q. Did you?
A: Well we knew after someone was killed that the Mexican government would ask us to identify the weapons used. Then we would have had the knowledge of who used them.
Q. And who they killed?
A. Correct.
Q. And how they got there?
A. (silence)
Q. They got there because of you Mr. Holder. You abetted in these International crimes. Is that not true? Have you informed Mexico yet of the serial numbers of weapons you armed the cartels?

pat on August 15, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Whatever.

This, like the other scandals, is not phony.

And, nothing will come of it, and no consequences will be had by the people responsible.

This nation no longer operates under the rule of law.

Midas on August 15, 2013 at 1:38 AM

So tell me again… what was the beef with King George about? Putting a tax on tea and playing cards?

Oh yeah… And taking some guns away from the yokels in Concord…

Today we have F&F, IRS, NSA, DOJ, TSA, DHS, Benghazi… And the media is talking about Oprah and rodeo clowns?

A realignment is coming… Bet the house on it…

PointnClick on August 15, 2013 at 4:30 AM

A realignment is coming… Bet the house on it…

PointnClick on August 15, 2013 at 4:30 AM

I wouldn’t bet squat on that. Modern yutes are too lazy and intellectually incurious to doubt anything they see on TV.

And gubmint schools don’t want to teach them history or civics.

Only 1 type of realignment is necessary.

WryTrvllr on August 15, 2013 at 4:39 AM

Oh, I understand… completely…

Like I said… bet the rent.

PointnClick on August 15, 2013 at 4:44 AM

Hey Eric . What’dya say?
How many people have you murdered today?

onomo on August 15, 2013 at 6:50 AM

You guys are just SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO racist.

tomas on August 15, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Maybe sometime in the future we will get a “mistakes were made” report.

arnold ziffel on August 15, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Heh. Not to ‘pile on’ the cynicism, but the report will be presented in the press as “…to be sure this never happens again.”

socalcon on August 15, 2013 at 7:06 AM

F&F = Phony Scandal

socalcon on August 15, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Damn that George W. Bush . . .

TarheelBen on August 15, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Hmm. When Reagan had Iran-Contra, it was called a violation of the War powers Act, since he hadn’t gotten Congressional approval to arm the Contras in Nicaragua. That was defined as an act of war against the Sandinista government by the UN Charter. Granted, the Sandinistas were determined to create a “revolution without borders” throughout the Americas, called the U.S. the “enemy of all mankind” in their national anthem, and with Ted Kennedy, Chuckie Schumer & Co. running Congress approval wouldn’t have been forthcoming anyway.

Later on, we refused to arm the Kurds in northern Iraq because that would have been an “act of war” against Saddam’s regime’.

More recently, we are complaining that the Iranians are arming Iraqi insurgents, which is – you guessed it- an “act of war” against Iraq’s government.

And now, we are arming the Syrian rebels, which is defined as an “act of war” against Assad Jr.

So, how is arming the Mexican drug cartels, for whatever reason, not an act of war against Mexico? A country which is (putatively) friendly?

Do we somehow not consider those cartels “insurgents”?

They have created “liberated areas”, corrupted the military and law enforcement, terrorized anyone who does not obey them, and openly stated that they intend to take over the government. Sounds like an insurgency to me.

Of course, since this was done for all sorts of reasons, ranging from tracking drug deals to creating an excuse for banning law-abiding U.S. citizens from owning firearms (see “mission creep”), it could be argued that The One and Holder simply had no idea what would happen when they started this.

Then again, it could be argued that they believe “sacrifices must be made in the name of the Cause”, and therefore either (a) were counting on the violence orb (b) just didn’t care.

Or (c) we may have prima facie evidence that The One, and his minions, are demonstrably insane. Nuts, crazy, brain-fried,however you want to put it.

Personally, I call it (d); All Of The Above.

We are ruled by fanatics who hate us. In addition, at least half of them are doing a wonderful impression of being complete idiots.

And they have 1,262 more days to inflict their insanity on us.

Not good, any way you look t it.

clear ether

eon

eon on August 15, 2013 at 8:23 AM

During Fast and Furious and similar operations, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) encouraged the Lone Wolf and other gun stores to sell massive amounts of weapons to questionable purchasers

“Encouraged”? As I understand it, the guns stores knew the buyers were bad, and when they kicked it back to ATF, the stores were actually required/forced/compelled against their will/better judgement/common sense to sell to these purchasers.

Way to change the narrative! Jerks.

stoutcat on August 15, 2013 at 9:40 AM

762 caliber? That’s some serious firepower.

Tom C on August 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Wow, who could have seen this coming?

Chris of Rights on August 15, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Geez, people. This is a local news story in a whole other country. Why are we even talking about this?

Interesting how the libs want to restrict gun ownership in the USA, yet we have so many problems with loose controls of weapons outside the USA, e.g. Benghazi, Mexico. Could it be that they don’t value the lives of foreigners very much?

connertown on August 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Dhimmicrats setting records for a LONG time.
William Jefferson Bly Clinton gave (drum roll please) 25,000 brand spanking NEW M-16′s to Yessir TheyreFat and his ROP’ers. PLUS 400,000 rounds of ammo. Got that LIVeral’s?

And about 3 years ago from a retired BP supervisor (a very trustworthy friend) told me that his folks were collecting information about 5,000 rifles that were headed south. That’s FIVE THOUSAND firearms, mostly of the semi-auto kind, either AR-15′s or AK-47′s.
Then a year or so later this Fast & Furious scam hits the news and that was claiming 2,500 firearms were involved. All run out of the Phoenix office of the BATF.

What’s a few dead CPB officers and some ICE & DEA agents.
WHAT DIFFERENCE, at this point, DOES IT MAKE?

Missilengr on August 15, 2013 at 1:56 PM

How many more people have to die at the hands of these Obama-guns before the media gets more serious?

golfer1 on August 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

“How many more people have to die at the hands of these Obama-guns before the media gets more serious?”

golfer1 on August 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

“What difference, at this point, does it make?”
LOL! Nothing to see here but dead bodies.
Just move along…

shorebird on August 16, 2013 at 12:20 AM