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Fast & Furious Guns Used In Massacre Of Teens

From ABC News/Univision:

Fast and Furious Scandal: New Details Emerge on How the U.S. Government Armed Mexican Drug Cartels

By GERARDO REYES and SANTIAGO WILLS
Sept. 30, 2012

On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez. Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and opened fire on a gathering of nearly 60 teenagers. Outside, lookouts gunned down a screaming neighbor and several students who had managed to escape. Fourteen young men and women were killed, and 12 more were wounded before the hit men finally fled.

Where is the outrage?

Indirectly, the United States government played a role in the massacre by supplying some of the firearms used by the cartel murderers. Three of the high caliber weapons fired that night in Villas de Salvarcar were linked to a gun tracing operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), according to a Mexican army document obtained exclusively by Univision News.

Univision News identified a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms that were bought by straw purchasers monitored by ATF during Operation Fast and Furious, and then recovered in Mexico in sites related to murders, kidnappings, and at least one other massacre…

And here is how they did it, via ABC News/Univision:

57 Previously Undiscovered Fast and Furious Guns Used in Mexican Crimes

BY GERARDO REYES and SANTIAGO WILLS | Sun September 30, 2012

Fifty seven previously unidentified firearms linked to Operation Fast and Furious were recovered in sites associated with murders, kidnappings, and at least two gruesome massacres.

Univision News obtained the list of Fast and Furious weapons and a list containing almost 60,000 recovered firearms compiled by Mexico’s Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (SEDENA). A cross-reference of the serial numbers of the guns resulted in 96 full matches (several partial matches were discarded). The 96 firearms linked to Operation Fast and Furious all turned up at crime scenes in Mexico from 2009 to 2010…

Univision News gathered all the serial numbers available in the evidence appendixes of the major congressional investigation released by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Iowa Senator Charles Grassley last July…

Univision News [then] compared the recovery dates and locations highlighted in The Department of Justice’s [report] Operation Fast and Furious: Fueling Cartel Violence, with those found in the remaining list of 90 weapons… That is, we compared the number of guns recovered, say, in 2009 in Baja California, according to lists by Congress and by Univision News.

In the end, the state-by-state analysis showed that 57 of the firearms in the cross-reference were not included in Congress’ report.

Univision News started looking for unreported Fast and Weapons after discovering a SEDENA document, which said that three guns from an ATF gun-tracing operation were used in the massacre in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez

Why are we only hearing about the involvement of ‘Fast & Furious’ weapons at this late date, and only from Univision? Why do we have to have Univision do the reporting that our mainstream media outlets won’t do?

(These are rhetorical questions.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, October 1st, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Fast & Furious Guns Used In Massacre Of Teens”

  1. GetBackJack

    Their cunning plan was not thought all the way the through.

    Now, what’s really going to piss off you and me is that when Romney and the Pubbies take over the Executive not a GD thing is going to be done about this and it will all be swept away.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      This is something I’ve been saying a lot of lately, where the generational meme has been so disturbing.

      By that, I mean the people who are the “power-brokers” are the ones who, on the republican side say, “Look, we can’t go damning others for their missteps. If we do, it’ll only damage us.” And they will cite how that will happen. It’s a coward’s view of the world and that “go along to get along” bullsh*t mentality where they actually believe that not holding those responsible or their actions is the right way to do things.

      Again, I saw this in the military, in corporate America, in many walks of life and the justification for it always left me with my mouth open. Because there is no justification for it. Standards are standards, unless you’re one of the powerful, McCain types. John Boehner hasn’t got the balls that a gnat has. He’s the quintessential “status-quo” representative who wants his latte’ and croissant precisely at 8:15 AM every morning at his desk in DC, accompanied by the WSJ and the new TV guide when it comes out.

      Immune and ignorant of the 300 million people in this nation, he does that which is politically expedient for him when the need arises. The “need” being that which he must do to avoid upsetting the status-quo. In other words, he’s a placeholder. Uninvolved, uninterested.

      We have 545 people who run this nation and things are bad because they WANT it that way. There can be no other explanation as to why 300 million people cannot get rid of 545.


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