- Post 06 August 2012
- By Copy Editor
(Breitbart) - The Republican report “Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation” tells how the idea of gunwalking was formulated within the offices of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC.
Guns from Fast & Furious are linked to the deaths of Border Patrol Brian Terry and 300+ Mexicans, including Mario Gonzalez, brother of then State Attorney General Patricia Gonzalez. They have been found at twelve crime scenes across America and 1,400 guns out of 2,000+ are still missing.
Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa revealed in the contempt case against Attorney General Eric Holder that Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, head of the Criminal Division in the DOJ, was one who knew about Fast & Furious. This report mentions Bruer was the author of an August 19, 2009 memo to Mr. Holder with recommendations of the Firearms Trafficking Working Group, which would help stop the flow of guns into Mexico.
A few months later then-Deputy Attorney General David Ogden, another man directly below Mr. Holder, wrote the draft for “Strategy for Combating the Mexican Cartels.” This would prove to be the blueprint for Operation Fast & Furious.
The draft says “seizing firearms through interdiction will not stop firearms trafficking to Mexico” and they “must identify, investigate, and eliminate the sources of illegally trafficked firearms and the networks that transport them.” Instead of concentrating on the straw purchases Mr. Ogden wanted them to concentrate on the bigger picture....continues...