If this is phony, Mr. President, Why do you cover it up? The correct word, Mr. President is not phony. The correct word is felony.
The Fast and Furious scandal broke more than two years ago. But we quickly learned we faced a cove-up. Attorney General Holder and his top deputies knew nothing. President Obama knew nothing. Congress faced stone walling, cover-up, lying under oath by Holder. As a direct result Holder is the first and only Attorney General to be found (June 28, 2012) in contempt of Congress.
In spite of the stonewalling and cover-up, we have learned plenty. Within weeks we found that, in a March 24, 2009 White House press conference, Deputy Attorney General David Ogden announced the program which they called gunrunner at that time. Take a look:
Most of the media has ignored the Fast and Furious cover-up. Fox News has been and remains almost alone in the media exposing this set of crimes that reach from the White House all the way into Mexico. CBS investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, is one notable exception. Here is an in depth interview Attkisson gave CSPAN November 2011. You need to watch it. If not now, when?
This summer one could say, “The Empire Struck Back.” In May Attkisson reported she has been frozen out by Obama’s White House. A month later Attkisson discovered her computers have been hacked and compromised.
While the scandal traces to the White House decision in March 2009, the cover-up began after the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry December 15, 2010. It is easy to criticize and condemn politicians; Democrats for aiding and abetting the unindicted felons at the helm of our government, Republicans for ducking their heads and not doing enough. We can only express gratitude to the House Government Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa and several courageous members of his committee. As they seek the Fast and Furious truth, through their leadership, the House of Representatives has passed the Brian A Terry Memorial Act.
Terry’s parents statement, published June 20, 2012, speaks for itself with power and eloquence. Here is is in full:
“Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to fully disclose the documents associated with Operation Fast and Furious and President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege serves to compound this tragedy. It denies the Terry family and the American people the truth. Our son, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, was killed by members of a Mexican drug cartel armed with weapons from this failed Justice Department gun trafficking investigation. For more than 18 months we have been asking our federal government for justice and accountability. The documents sought by the House Oversight Committee and associated with Operation Fast and Furious should be produced and turned over to the committee. Our son lost his life protecting this nation, and it is very disappointing that we are now faced with an administration that seems more concerned with protecting themselves rather than revealing the truth behind Operation Fast and Furious.”
There are a pile of other murders carried out with Fast and Furious weapons walked by the Obama Administration to drug cartel kingpins. The Mexican government seems to have quit updating the number of Mexican murders with Fast and Furious weapons after their September 2011 count of 210. However a January Jan. 29, 2013 assassination of Police Chief Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, of Hostotipaquillo in the west-central Mexican state of Jalisco was uncovered and revealed this month. The Astorga assassins used Fast and Furious guns.
To be continued