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7th Suspect Charged In BP Agent’s Murder (Fast & Furious)

From a tight-lipped Associated Press:

Brian Terry shooting: 7th suspect charged in border agent’s death

August 07, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. –  A seventh suspect in the 2010 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent has been charged in the slaying that is at the center of a scandal over a botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious.

We are mildly surprised the AP would even bother to report on this news from one of Obama’s first scandals. It’s almost nostalgic. But, of course, they completely mischaracterized what Fast & Furious was. It was not a "botched gun-smuggle probe." It was never a probe of anything. In fact, it was the opposite of a probe.

In reality, the government gave thousands of guns to drug cartels in Mexico, in the hopes they would later show up in crimes in the US. Which would then cause the American public to rise up and demand more gun control laws.

Unfortunately for the Obama administration, it didn’t work out that way. Because some busybodies in the ATF and Border Patrol objected to giving guns to the Mexican drug cartels. and blew the whistle on the whole crazy scheme. — But not before thousands of guns had been given away. Some of which were used to murder Agent Terry.

Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Rosario Rafael Burboa-Alvarez faces charges of first-degree murder and other crimes. He is already in custody for immigration-related crimes.

How can there be immigration related crimes when we no longer have any immigration laws?

Burboa-Alvarez is accused of assembling the armed crew that was supposed to steal marijuana from smugglers when they encountered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and others on Dec. 14, 2010. A gun fight between the so-called "rip-off crew" and border agents ensued. Terry was killed.

Authorities later discovered that two of the guns found at the scene of the murder had been part of a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation in which the federal government allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops with the intention of tracking them once they made their way into Mexico.

But the agency lost track of more than 1,400 of the 2,000 guns they allowed smugglers to buy.

Because tracking the guns was not their mission. Their mission was to put as many US guns as possible into the hands of the drug cartels as quickly as possible.

The scandal resulted in the resignation of top officials. The country’s chief law enforcement officer, Eric Holder, was held in contempt after he refused to divulge documents for a congressional investigation…

But notice that the AP never tells us what the real scandal was. They are stonewalling almost as much as Eric Holder.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, August 8th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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