The Daily Jot
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Smoking Gun: Justice Department covering up selling guns to drug cartel members
On September 7, Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters that reports were untrue linking his department and the White House with the decision to sell guns to Mexican drug runners through Operation Fast and Furious. He claimed they were politically motivated, saying, "The notion that somehow or other this thing reaches into the upper levels of the Justice Department is something that. ... I don't think is supported by the facts. It's kind of something I think certain members of Congress would like to see, the notion that somehow or other high-level people in the department were involved." This is an outright denial that he (Holder) or any other high official knew about the operation.
I am not going to mince words. Holder is lying. On April 2, 2009, Holder gave a speech to the Mexico/United States Arms Trafficking Conference in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Posted on the US Department of Justice's website (www.justice.gov/ag/speeches/2009/ag-speech-090402.html) are his remarks. He said, "Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels. My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner, DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion."
Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious are synonymous. CBS News, for example, reported on February 23, 2011 the death of border agent Brian Terry, who was murdered by a drug cartel thug using an assault rifle purchased at a US gun shop. The weapon was part of thousands of guns that were delivered into the hands of Mexican drug cartel criminals by the Justice Department's Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. CBS reported that ATF said "the idea was to gather intelligence to see where the guns ended up." The murder of Terry brought this insane program to the public forefront, where the Attorney General has denied any prior knowledge.
A search of the Justice Department website shows dozens of releases and statements on the subject, many by Holder himself. Holder's Justice Department authorized the sale of weapons to Mexican drug cartel members through US gun shops. The purpose was to track the weapons when crimes were committed. Americans have been killed because of it. Holder denies knowing of it. The President denies knowing of it. But there are references throughout the Justice Department website touting it. Jesus said in John 3:20, "For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved." Here is a place where the light of truth needs to shine.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!