The Obama administration has received little scrutiny from the left-leaning main stream media and Operation Fast and Furious is just another example. This gun-walking operation only came to light after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed by one of the guns from this failed and intentionally flawed operation. Now the program is in the news, yet again. The timeline of the 'discovery' is as follows:
This administration's stonewalling, denials and outright lies led to Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder being held in contempt of Congress. In Fact, Barack Obama was willing to repeat lies about the gun-walking program that armed the Mexican Sinaloa Drug Cartel, among others, with 'assault weapons' . Now this program is in the news again after the Islamic terror attack on a cartoon contest in Texas. The mention of Operation Fast and Furious always fails to address these questions. Why weren't the guns tracked;? What purpose did that really serve? Why was the failed program covered-up and lied about ? The story about the attacker and his purchase are reported as follows in this excerpt from the Chicago Tribune.
Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol.
At the time, Lone Wolf Trading Co. was known among gun smugglers for selling illegal firearms. And with Soofi's history of misdemeanor drug and assault charges, there was a chance his purchase might raise red flags in the federal screening process.
Inside the store, he fudged some facts on the form required of would-be gun buyers.
What Soofi could not have known was that Lone Wolf was at the center of a federal sting operation known as Fast and Furious, targeting Mexican drug lords and traffickers. The idea of the secret program was to allow Lone Wolf to sell illegal weapons to criminals and straw purchasers, and track the guns back to large smuggling networks and drug cartels.
Intentions of the program were to help arm a chosen cartel and to help push gun control in the U.S.
Instead, federal agents lost track of the weapons and the operation became a fiasco, particularly after several of the missing guns were linked to shootings in Mexico and the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Arizona.
Soofi's attempt to buy a gun caught the attention of authorities, who slapped a seven-day hold on the transaction, according to his Feb. 24, 2010, firearms transaction record, which was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Then, for reasons that remain unclear, the hold was lifted after 24 hours, and Soofi got the 9-millimeter.
As the owner of a small pizzeria, the Dallas-born Soofi, son of a Pakistani American engineer and American nurse, would not have been the primary focus of federal authorities, who back then were looking for smugglers and drug lords.
He is now.
In May, Soofi and his roommate, Elton Simpson, burst upon the site of a Garland cartoon convention that was offering a prize for the best depiction of the prophet Muhammad, something offensive to many Muslims. Dressed in body armor and armed with three pistols, three rifles and 1,500 rounds of ammunition, the pair wounded a security officer before they were killed by local police.
A day after the attack, the Department of Justice sent an "urgent firearms disposition request" to Lone Wolf, seeking more information about Soofi and the pistol he bought in 2010, according to a June 1 letter from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, to U.S. Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch.
Though the request did not specify whether the gun was used in the Garland attack, Justice Department officials said the information was needed "to assist in a criminal investigation," according to Johnson's letter, also reviewed by The Times.Read more
The FBI so far has refused to release any details, including serial numbers, about the weapons used in Garland by Soofi and Simpson. Senate investigators are now pressing law enforcement agencies for answers, raising the chilling possibility that a gun sold during the botched Fast and Furious operation ended up being used in a terrorist attack against Americans.
'El Chapo' Guzman has since escaped, but this video details Op. Fast & Furious and the players.
The ATF admits that the body count will continue to increase for the next decade, but when will this administration be held accountable for this murder and mayhem caused by their desire to help the Sinaloa Cartel while attacking the 2nd Amendment in the United States ?