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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

“Drug Lords” Targeted in Fast & Furious Worked for FBI

Is the Obama Administration arming drug cartels with taxpayer funded guns and military grade weapons? These 'Obama' guns have been used to kills hundreds of folks. Even worse, the Obama Administration used these killing as a pretext to reign in 2nd amendment rights in America, citing cartel inspired drug violence as a valid reason to restrict gun rights.
In another significant embarrassment to the scandal-plagued Obama administration, newly released documents revealed that the supposed “drug lords” being targeted in the deadly federal “Fast and Furious” gun-running operation were actually working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) all along. Thousands of American weapons were illegally offered to violent Mexican cartels by the Justice Department as part of the controversial program — many of them paid for by U.S. tax dollars through the two FBI assets supposedly being targeted in the investigation. Those guns were later linked to hundreds of murders, including the killings of U.S. federal agents. The operation came to a screeching halt after it was exposed in Congress and the media by whistle-blowers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (still known as ATF). The government responded to the scandal by claiming it was simply attempting to investigate Mexican cartels using a program that went tragically wrong. But the facts paint a much different picture.
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The New American