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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

ATF's "Fast & Furious" -- Multiple Objectives?

Re: RKBA, The Conflict

First, the Feds over at Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) wanted us to believe that allowing the shipment of guns into Mexico was part of a sting operation. Then, they wanted us to believe it was a good plan gone awry -- a mistake.

According to some investigative reporters, the ATF operation known as "Fast & Furious" sprang from much more sinister motives.

  1. To create a climate of support for more restrictions on Americans' Second Amendment rights;
  2. To funnel guns to the Sinaloa drug cartel, which supports Mexico's President Calderon;
  3. To turn a blind eye to cocaine shipped into the U.S. by the Sinaloa cartel (see here); 
  4. To help eliminate the Sinaloa cartel's competitors, who oppose Calderon.
This excerpt of  a report from "The Truth about Guns" details the rationale of the operation:

The gunblogosphere’s explanation: the Department of Justice (the ATF’s boss) created Operation Fast and Furious to increase the American electorate’s support for the ATF’s work. They were seeking to garner support for ATF-sponsored anti-Second Amendment regulations and enforcement.
Mexican law enforcement officials (such as they are) would eTrace captured American gun store guns at Mexican “crime scenes” (a.k.a., intra-cartel carnage and anti-civilian rape, torture and murder). The ATF would use the stats on this “Iron River” to score Congressional funding and bolster new regs. ”Why waste a good crisis” became “why not make a good crisis and exploit it?”
Operation Fast and Furious’ genesis was a lot less complicated than that. The CIA convinced the ATF to change Project Gunrunner’s rules of engagement to supply our allies south of the border with firearms.
Yes allies. To understand Fast and Furious, it pays to remember that there are Mexican drug cartels and there are Mexican drug cartels. The U.S. isn’t interested in combatting Mexican drug cartels in general. They’re focused on the Mexican government’s war against Los Zetas. That’s the paramilitary cartel that has the motive, means and opportunity to overthrow the government of Felipe Calderon.
Operation Fast and Furious was predicated on a simple strategy: Sinaloas good, Los Zetas bad. That’s the way it was. That’s the way it is. Whenever you see a press report on a “victory” in the so-called “War on Drugs” that involves a Mexican cartel, it’s always Los Zetas who get nailed, or one of their allies (e.g. the Gulf Cartel). 
Here's an interview with Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America. It reveals the frontal assault on Americans' 2nd Amendment rights.

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