Weapons linked to ATF’s controversial “Fast and Furious” operation have been tied to at least eight violent crimes in Mexico including three murders, four kidnappings and an attempted homicide.
According to a letter from U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the disclosed incidents may be only a partial list of violent crimes linked to Fast and Furious weapons because “ATF has not conducted a comprehensive independent investigation.”
When added to the guns found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in the U.S., the newly-revealed murders in Mexico bring the total number of deaths linked to Fast and Furious to four.
According to the Justice Department letter:
One AK-47 type assault rifle purchased by a Fast and Furious suspect was recovered Nov. 14, 2009 in Atoyac de Alvarez, Mexico after the Mexican military rescued a kidnap victim.
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.
All of this financed with your tax dollars with the approval of the Justice Department and the Obama White House, it looks more and more like. But wait, there is more...
Operation Castaway, another op that allowed thugs to walk with guns into Honduras is heating up:
Hugh Crumpler III, the federal inmate incarcerated at a facility in Lexington, KY, for illegal firearms sales, has written letters to Rep. Gus Bilirakis and Sen. Marco Rubio requesting they look into “Operation Castaway,” an investigation the Justice Department has characterized as an anti-gun trafficking operation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives’ Tampa Field Division.
At WMD we have catalogued how corrupt things are. How high up did knowledge of this stuff go? We have seen how the FBI tried to cover up the use of an FF gun in the killing of federal agents. How high up did it go? Darrell Issa has an idea:
Come clean, Obama! Come clean, Holder! Your attempts to smear honest gun shop owners was a failure that turned into government sponsor of organized crime in Mexico and Honduras, and has resulted in at least two killings of federal agents and at least 3 murders in Mexico along with other violent crimes. Your FBI tried to cover things up, and this too must be exposed. Come clean! Demand Obama come clean!