August 16, 2011

Outrage: ATF promotes three Operation Fast & Furious supervisors

Let me get this straight,among other things, the gunrunner program caused the death of Agent Brian Terry and untold number of other victims.

Drug gangs/war lords were given unending supply of weapons, which weren't tracked as well as cash to purchase said weapons. The cash wasn't tracked either. Mexico was kept in the dark

• There was little to no information sharing from the Phoenix Field Division, ATF Headquarters and the Justice Department to their colleagues in Mexico City. Every time Mexico City officials asked about the mysterious investigation, their U.S. based ATF counterparts in Phoenix and Washington, D.C. continued to say they were "working on it" and "everything was under control."
Rep Issa and Grassley have continued to hit brick in their investigation of this program. Obama certainly would like this congressional investigation to disappear, so this makes sense. Promote those who pushed the program forward
The ATF has promoted three key supervisors of a controversial sting operation that allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico[...]

All three have been heavily criticized for pushing the program forward even as it became apparent that it was out of control. At least 2,000 guns were lost and many turned up at crime scenes in Mexico and two at the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.

The three supervisors have been given new management positions at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. They are William G. McMahon, who was the ATF’s deputy director of operations in the West, where the illegal trafficking program was focused, and William D. Newell and David Voth, both field supervisors who oversaw the program out of the agency’s Phoenix office.

Pat my back, I'll pat yours scenario going on here.

As Ed notes regarding the three "we made mistakes comment":

Perhaps listening to those agents who warned that this would result in disaster? Maybe not punishing those whistleblowers who brought your “mistakes” to light?
"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive"~Sir Walter Scott..

Previous:

Oversight Committee Video Honors Fallen Border Patrol Agent in Botched Gunrunning Sting
Rep Issa: Getting to the bottom of who authorized & knew about the deadly operation Fast and Furious
GOP Senators Grassly, Issa Request DOJ Hand Over Documents Related to Fast & Furious, Named 12 Senior Justice Officals In Letter
Arizona: Weapons Linked to Valley Crimes are linked to Fast & Furious
It Begins: Dems to Spin Fast & Furious to anti-gun rally
Rep Issa's Reponse To Todays Remarks by Obama
Rep Issa on Oversight Committee Hearing on Operation Fast & Furious

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War on Guns
Sipsey Street Irregulars
A Journalist's Guide To Project Gunwalker

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