Fast and Furious

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mom3girls's picture
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Fast and Furious

In light of all the information that has come out about the AFT program called Fast and Furious that allowed for the illegal sale and movement of firearms, do you guys think that charges should be brought about for the officials that were involved? What about the white house and the Obama administration not releasing all the documents involving this program, what should be done about that?

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oooh I haven't read about this, I will have to go read up on it. If you have a good link post it!

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What was their purpose to begin with?

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A very general overview is that the AFT was allowing know drug traffickers to buy guns here in the hopes that they would be taken back to the cartels, and we would catch them. Problem comes in when a lot of Mexican citizens, law officers were killed and one of our border patrol agents was killed with one of the guns. Mexico is understandably upset and our government is not being forthright with information regarding the problem. Here is an article on it
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/20/congressional-investigators-fast-and-furious-target-fbi/

Another one, they are trying to find up how far up it went but they know the white house had some prior knowledge before the program started.
http://articles.cnn.com/2011-10-12/politics/politics_fast-and-furious_1_operation-fast-and-furious-congress-subpoenas-chairman-issa?_s=PM:POLITICS

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Yep and I think they should start with Eric Holder. There is no way that he didn't know about this, and even if he didn't then he was incompetent for not knowing what was going on right under his nose.

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I think even the president knew. I think it was a horrible idea, but understand the frustration of trying to stop the drug cartels. Not sure why they can't just go the simple route and work on the prision system etc. It would deter more, and not allowing just anyone to cross borders. If they had rooms in prisions for druggies there wouldn't be a market for the drug cartel ;). Just a thought.

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"Rivergallery" wrote:

I think even the president knew. I think it was a horrible idea, but understand the frustration of trying to stop the drug cartels. Not sure why they can't just go the simple route and work on the prision system etc. It would deter more, and not allowing just anyone to cross borders. If they had rooms in prisions for druggies there wouldn't be a market for the drug cartel ;). Just a thought.

I agree I think he knew too, but I doubt they will be able to prove that. I still don't have any idea what they thought they could accomplish by letting those guns go across the border. It makes absolutely no sense.