We mentioned it earlier today, so I suppose I shouldn’t have been quite as gobsmacked as I was to find out about this. Eric Holder doesn’t like to have people asking questions about Gunwalker. Obama is doing “everything he can” to make sure he gets to the bottom of it. But even if we assume he will get to the bottom of it, he may be the only one to know when he does.
The Obama Administration has abruptly sealed court records containing alarming details of how Mexican drug smugglers murdered a U.S. Border patrol agent with a gun connected to a failed federal experiment that allowed firearms to be smuggled into Mexico.
This means information will now be kept from the public as well as the media. Could this be a cover-up on the part of the “most transparent” administration in history? After all, the rifle used to kill the federal agent (Brian Terry) last December in Arizona’s Peck Canyon was part of the now infamous Operation Fast and Furious. Conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the disastrous scheme allowed guns to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels.
I’m not going to issue a complete and total condemnation on this one… yet. This is, after all, an investigation involving the murder of our law enforcement officers and the actual shooters are not definitively wrapped up. I suppose it’s possible that they want to keep something in the bag until all the bad guys are safely behind bars or at room temperature. But this all happened some time back, and at this point the investigation isn’t pointing so much at the drug cartel bad guys as at the amazing – if not criminal – incompetence which allowed them to get the weapons in their hands to do the deed in the first place.
It looks bad. And of course it may well turn out to be every bit as bad as it looks. But if a reasonable explanation is forthcoming, the details are all opened up at the appropriate time and all accountable parties are brought to justice… OK. That’s a lot of “ifs” there. But we’ll definitely keep an eye on it.