Three murders, that is, plus an attempted murder. Oh, and four kidnappings too.
The bad news for the White House? This is merely what we know right now. There may be more F&F-related violent crimes to come. The good news? If you’re caught between two hugely embarrassing scandals, better that the media focuses on the one without a body count, no?
According to the Justice Department letter:…
On July 1, 2010, two AK-47 type assault rifles purchased by Fast and Furious suspects were recovered in Sonora, Mexico after a shootout between cartels. Two murders were reported in the incident using the weapons…
On Nov. 14, 2010, two AK-47 type assault rifles purchased by Fast and Furious targets were recovered in Chihuahua, Mexico after “the kidnapping of two individuals and the murder of a family member of a Mexican public official.” Sources tell CBS News they believe this is a reference to a case we previously reported on: the terrorist kidnapping, torture and murder of Mario Gonzalez Rodriguez. Rodriguez was the brother of then-attorney general Patricia Gonzalez Rodriguez. The terrorists released video of Rodriguez before his death, in handcuffs surrounded by hooded gunmen.
On May 27, 2011, three AK-47 type assault rifles purchased by Fast and Furious targets were recovered in Jalisco, Mexico after having been fired. No other details of the incident were provided, but the date and location match with another incident previously reported by CBS News. On May 27 near Jalisto, cartel members fired upon a Mexican government helicopter, forcing it to make an emergency landing. According to one law enforcement source, 29 suspected cartel members were killed in the attack.
I’m thinking we should start a new sub-blog devoted to chronicling the bloodletting by Mexican cartels using F&F guns. We could call it “Attack Watch.”
Via Townhall cousin Katie Pavlich, here’s Issa laying into another assistant AG at a hearing on Fast and Furious a few days ago. Remember: No one important knows anything.