Nearly one year after Attorney General John Holder was exonerated in the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, the guns “lost” are still turning up in murder cases. This time a police chief in Mexico was killed with a weapon traced back to this program.
This past September the Justice Dept. announced that it had finished investigating itself in regards to the organizations own responsibility in the “Fast and Furious” gunrunning scandal. Yes, you heard that right, they were in charge of their own investigation.
According to mainstream media accounts an “internal watchdog” was responsible for overseeing the case. An internal watchdog is basically someone within the organization who is somehow supposed to provide an unbiased examination into what has happened.
Under such circumstances it should come as no surprise to anyone that Attorney General Eric Holder was cleared of any suspicion by whichever co worker of his happened to be in charge of the investigation. However, evidence continues to pile up that this program was specifically designed to supply drug cartels with weapons.
A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico.
Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the police chief in the city of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire. Also killed was one of his bodyguards. His wife and a second bodyguard were wounded.
Local authorities said eight suspects in their 20s and 30s were arrested after police seized them nearby with a cache of weapons — rifles, grenades, handguns, helmets, bulletproof vests, uniforms and special communications equipment. The area is a hot zone for rival drug gangs, with members of three cartels fighting over turf in the region.
To assume or believe that this operation was some kind of an oversight is to buy in to the nationalistic folklore that government schooling and corporate media perpetuates. The government knows exactly what they are doing and the orders always come from the top down, not the other way around as the findings in this whitewash investigation suggest. If the government or any other organization takes action that results in favorable outcomes for a few in charge, at the expense of other people, it is safe to say that these actions were not mistakes. Especially when this pattern of powerful people making convenient mistakes has been a constant trend all throughout history
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