The Scandal That Still Isn’t A Scandal

It’s really long past time for a special prosecutor:

So now the wheels have come off the official explanation for Fast and Furious. Of course, that explanation never made much sense in the first place.

For one thing, the ATF had no authority to track the guns once they were in Mexico; for another, nobody bothered to inform the Mexicans of this intrusion on their national sovereignty.

Further, we now know that a host of federal agencies (including the ATF, the FBI and IRS, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Drug Enforcement Administration and, very probably, top officials at the Department of Homeland Security) were all in the loop at various levels, as was the White House.

So calling “Fast and Furious” a cockamamie operation gone wrong just isn’t going to cut it anymore.

There are two possible explanations. The first is that the anti-gun Obama administration deliberately wanted American guns planted in Mexico in order to demonize American firearms dealers and gun owners. The operation was manufacturing “evidence” for the president’s false claim that we’re to blame for the appalling levels of Mexican drug-war violence.

If this is true, then Holder & Co. have got to go — and the trail needs to be followed no matter where it leads. For the federal government to seek to frame its own citizens is unconscionable.

A second notion is that the CIA was behind the whole thing, which accounts for all the desperate wagon-circling. Under this theory, the Agency feared the los Zetas drug cartel was becoming too powerful and might even mount a coup against the Mexican government. So some 2,000 weapons costing more than $1.25 million were deliberately channeled to the rival Sinaloa cartel, which operates along the American border, to keep the Zetas in check.

Of course, there’s a third explanation — that both scenarios are true, and that those in charge of Fast and Furious saw an opportunity to shoot two birds with one Romanian-made AK Draco pistol.

Any administration defenders have a better explanation?

4 thoughts on “The Scandal That Still Isn’t A Scandal

  1. Peterh

    It’s been proposed elsewhere that the DC regime was paid by the Sinaloa cartel, in the form of laundered campaign contributions, for the operation.

  2. ken anthony

    The level of stink on this whole thing brings real meaning to truth stranger than fiction. That the outcry is so limited suggests we are lost no matter what the 2012 election results because no matter what uptick the trend is decline.

    I may have to join a survivalist cult. Anybody know a good one? I’m not the outdoorsy run around in the woods type. I also prefer to deal with real villains rather than imagined.

    This admin does inspire the imagination however.

  3. Dean Kennedy

    I love the CIA conspiracy theory; the agency, not trusting the government of Mexico, arms a rival gang to act as a narco-malitia. This fits with a recent report of ‘los mata Zetas’, the Zeta killers. Is this another example of how our foriegn policy under O is no longer run by a bunch of arrogant cowboys?

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