Fast and Furious – Exposed

To anyone who has followed the investigation and coverup of Operation Fast and Furious, the revelations provided in the Univision special report comes as no surprise. If you will take the time to click on the post tag, Operation Fast and Furious, you will find I have written about it many times. America’s Watchtower has an extensive collection of posts about Fast and Furious. The mainstream media? Not so much. You will find very little they have written or produced about the failed gunrunning operation that the Obama administration would rather not talk about and has went to great lengths to either blame it on President Bush, or sweep it under the rug. Univision may not be considered a part of the mainstream media, but they are concerned about Fast and Furious and the events that have transpired because of the operation. They are doing their part to lift the rug and let the rest of America in on what should be common knowledge among Americans, if the mainstream media was really doing its job.

We already knew at least two federal agents and several Mexican citizens lost their lives to guns that could be traced directly back to Operation Fast and Furious. What we didn’t know was the story about the teenagers who were killed with weapons provided by the Obama administration. Kudos to ABC News for partnering with Univision to tell this story.

(Hot Air) On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez. Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and opened fire on a gathering of nearly 60 teenagers. Outside, lookouts gunned down a screaming neighbor and several students who had managed to escape. Fourteen young men and women were killed, and 12 more were wounded before the hit men finally fled.

Indirectly, the United States government played a role in the massacre by supplying some of the firearms used by the cartel murderers. Three of the high caliber weapons fired that night in Villas de Salvarcar were linked to a gun tracing operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), according to a Mexican army document obtained exclusively by Univision News.

Univision News identified a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms that were bought by straw purchasers monitored by ATF during Operation Fast and Furious, and then recovered in Mexico in sites related to murders, kidnappings, and at least one other massacre.

Barack Obama campaigned in 2008 as the man who would run the most transparent presidency in the history of America. Operation Fast and Furious, and the coverup that has hindered the investigation, including the invoking of executive privilege, is a prime example of how nontransparent his administration has been. When he was faced with the facts in his interview with Univision, what did he do? What was his fallback position? He blamed it on President George W. Bush. No surprise there.

It comes down to this. President Obama has been lying about Operation Fast and Furious from the beginning. He has refused to tell the truth about the operation. In other words, Obama has lied and people have died. Operation Fast and Furious is one more reason all Americans should be asking themselves this question. Do we really want four more years of transparency from Barack Obama? Think on that carefully before you answer.

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12 comments to Fast and Furious – Exposed

  • It’s pathetic that it takes a spanish language channel to expose Fast and Furious. The mainstream press is absolutely pathetic and in the bag for Obama.

    The fallout from this ought to be interesting. Obama won Hispanics 2 to 1 in 2008 while Bush was close to 50-50 in both of his campaigns. Univision is apparently watched by a lot of Hispanics, it gets higher ratings than the mainstream networks on occasion. So this story could really hurt Obama among Hispanics. That could be enough to tilt Florida and could put New Mexico and Nevada in play.

    • I am wondering if news such as this will at least convince Hispanics to not vote for Obama, even if they also do not vote for Romney. If that is the case, it should hurt Obama worse. It could swing the election in Romney’s favor.

  • As you say, Kudos to Univision. The Mexican press, doing the jobs the American press no longer will do.

  • Obama is applying everything he learned throughout his life on the principles of Marxism and Alinsky and Cloward-Piven. If reelected, he will finish what he started: the destruction of America as we have known it.

  • Obama has just appointed the wife of Univision owner Haim Saban to a diplomatic post at the United Nations. It will be interesting to see if Univision continues to do the job that the English speaking media refuses to do.

  • Obama has proved again and again that he is a politician first, and our nation’s leader last. It’s all about sound bites and spin control with him.

    Remember transparency, working “across the aisle,” bipartisan solutions, being the president for “all Americans,” not just the left? And then came executive privilege, lines drawn in the sand to embarrass the Repubs, diatribes against successful people and Republicans in general. He has proven to be the Hypocrite-in-Chief.

    The politics may just work out for him in November; but what about the state in which he has left the country? “Bush’s fault,” no doubt. We have definitely been sold-out.

  • We need an English version of Univision.

  • Steve Dennis

    Thanks for the link Larry! Univision might not be part of the MSM but they do have a large Hispanic following and their viewers might be learning about this scandal for the first time. If this is true it could have a negative effect on Obama with the Hispanic vote and that would bode well for Mitt Romney in November.

  • Dragonconservative

    Once again, Obama has failed to change Washington. He has failed to maintain security. He has lied to the American people. And he must go in November. Romney 2012!

  • bill

    this will act to further solidify the latino base and entice a few cross-cultural un-decideds into mr. obama’s camp. whereas the univision ‘expose’ of the f&f link to previous atrocities appear to be a ‘gift’ from an unexpected source, just watch how the msm will spin this. mr. obama himself gave them their talking-point thursday in his response during the interview; he said:

    “When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were held accountable.”

    the president’s cop-out on f&f has always been to link it to “wide reciever”, a program initiated under the auspice of homeland security during the bush years. in addition the cdp (commission on presidential debates) has been demanding that abc’s debate interlocutor lehrer include gun-control issues.

    why do i feel the optics on this issue are being set-up and controlled by the left?…b

    • At this point, I trust very little that comes out of the mainstream media. They have proven they can not be trusted to report the truth. Unless it happens to make Obama’s detractors look bad, of course. It might actually be rather interesting to see how the spin Obama out of the corner on this.

  • It is kind of sad that another nation’s TV station has to do a better job covering a scandal in the States than our own people can.

    I know it’s like beating a dead horse but if a Republican was in office…


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