OT: Project Gunrunner: Obama's Stimulus-Funded Border Nightmare

OT: Project Gunrunner: Obama's Stimulus-Funded Border Nightmare

Post by Rich Gris » Thu, 31 Mar 2011 19:54:49



From
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

"Buried in Barack Obama's failed trillion-dollar stimulus program was a $10
million ***y border racket that has now cost American lives. This goes
far beyond the usual waste, fraud and abuse underwritten by progressive
profligacy. It's ***stained government malfeasance overseen by anti-gun
ideologues -- and now anti-gun ideologue Attorney General Eric Holder
will "investigate."

Welcome to Project Gunrunner. Prepare for another Justice Department
whitewash.

First, some background. Like so many border programs run amok, Project
Gunrunner was the spawn of Beltway bipartisanship. It was established in
2005 as a pilot project under the Bush administration and run by the Bureau
of ***, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The intended goal of the
program's sting operations: stop *** firearms trafficking along the
Southwest border through close surveillance of undercover gun purchases and
coordinated intervention with Mexico. The deadly result: federally
sanctioned gunwalking of high-powered weapons from U.S. officials right
into the hands of drug cartel killers.

By 2008, Project Gunrunner's bureaucratic fiefdom had expanded rapidly along
the U.S.-Mexico border and into the nine U.S. consulates in Mexico. The
office raked in $2 million more through the little-scrutinized Merida
Initiative, which Hispanic vote-pandering Republicans rammed through in a
war supplemental bill. Despite warnings from the DOJ inspector general that
tracking and assessment measures needed improvement, the payroll exploded
from a few dozen to more than 200 by 2009. Under the Obama administration,
ATF reaped another $21.9 million to expand Project Gunrunner (nearly half
from the stimulus boondoggle), and the White House has requested almost $12
million more in fiscal year 2011 appropriations for the program.

Project Gunrunner's reach and authority continues to grow despite dire,
prolonged warnings from insiders and whistleblowers that countless
monitored guns have been passed on to *** criminals without being
intercepted as planned. Following up on leads first published at
www.cleanupatf.org and the blogs of gun rights advocates David Codrea and
Mike Vanderboegh, CBS News reported last month that Project
Gunrunner "allegedly facilitated the delivery of thousands of guns into
criminal hands."

One of those guns was used by Mexican gang thugs who ***ed U.S. Border
Patrol Agent Brian Terry last December. At least six veteran ATF agents and
executives stepped forward to expose how ATF presided over the purchase of
hundreds of high-powered rifles and pistols -- over the objection of the
very private gun shops that the Obama administration's anti-gun zealots
have vilified.

One whistleblower familiar with Project Gunrunner's Phoenix offshoot,
dubbed "Operation Fast and Furious," told CBS News: "The numbers are over
2,500 on that case by the way. That's how many guns were sold -- including
some 50-calibers they let walk." The weapon used in the Mexico slaying of
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jaime Zapata has
also been linked to Project Gunrunner surveillance operation subjects.

As investigative watchdog Republicans Sen. Charles Grassley and Rep. Darrell
Issa step up pressure on the administration to come clean this week about
who knew what and when, Obama denied any knowledge of Project Gunrunner on
Spanish-language Univision TV. He blithely allowed that "there may be a
situation here in which a serious mistake was made. If that's the case,
then we'll find out and we'll hold someone accountable."

Coming from a man who appointed crime-coddling, accountability-evading,
open-borders corruptocrat Eric Holder to uphold the law, that is a ***y,
cruel joke."

Michelle Malkin
--------------------

Does this make anyone else shudder?

Thanks,
Rich

 
 
 

OT: Project Gunrunner: Obama's Stimulus-Funded Border Nightmare

Post by Gunner Asc » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 01:36:12


On Wed, 30 Mar 2011 03:54:49 -0700, Rich Grise

Quote:

>From
>http://www.FoundCollection.com/

>"Buried in Barack Obama's failed trillion-dollar stimulus program was a $10
>million ***y border racket that has now cost American lives. This goes
>far beyond the usual waste, fraud and abuse underwritten by progressive
>profligacy. It's ***stained government malfeasance overseen by anti-gun
>ideologues -- and now anti-gun ideologue Attorney General Eric Holder
>will "investigate."

>Welcome to Project Gunrunner. Prepare for another Justice Department
>whitewash.

>First, some background. Like so many border programs run amok, Project
>Gunrunner was the spawn of Beltway bipartisanship. It was established in
>2005 as a pilot project under the Bush administration and run by the Bureau
>of ***, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The intended goal of the
>program's sting operations: stop *** firearms trafficking along the
>Southwest border through close surveillance of undercover gun purchases and
>coordinated intervention with Mexico. The deadly result: federally
>sanctioned gunwalking of high-powered weapons from U.S. officials right
>into the hands of drug cartel killers.

>By 2008, Project Gunrunner's bureaucratic fiefdom had expanded rapidly along
>the U.S.-Mexico border and into the nine U.S. consulates in Mexico. The
>office raked in $2 million more through the little-scrutinized Merida
>Initiative, which Hispanic vote-pandering Republicans rammed through in a
>war supplemental bill. Despite warnings from the DOJ inspector general that
>tracking and assessment measures needed improvement, the payroll exploded
>from a few dozen to more than 200 by 2009. Under the Obama administration,
>ATF reaped another $21.9 million to expand Project Gunrunner (nearly half
>from the stimulus boondoggle), and the White House has requested almost $12
>million more in fiscal year 2011 appropriations for the program.

>Project Gunrunner's reach and authority continues to grow despite dire,
>prolonged warnings from insiders and whistleblowers that countless
>monitored guns have been passed on to *** criminals without being
>intercepted as planned. Following up on leads first published at
>www.cleanupatf.org and the blogs of gun rights advocates David Codrea and
>Mike Vanderboegh, CBS News reported last month that Project
>Gunrunner "allegedly facilitated the delivery of thousands of guns into
>criminal hands."

>One of those guns was used by Mexican gang thugs who ***ed U.S. Border
>Patrol Agent Brian Terry last December. At least six veteran ATF agents and
>executives stepped forward to expose how ATF presided over the purchase of
>hundreds of high-powered rifles and pistols -- over the objection of the
>very private gun shops that the Obama administration's anti-gun zealots
>have vilified.

>One whistleblower familiar with Project Gunrunner's Phoenix offshoot,
>dubbed "Operation Fast and Furious," told CBS News: "The numbers are over
>2,500 on that case by the way. That's how many guns were sold -- including
>some 50-calibers they let walk." The weapon used in the Mexico slaying of
>U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jaime Zapata has
>also been linked to Project Gunrunner surveillance operation subjects.

>As investigative watchdog Republicans Sen. Charles Grassley and Rep. Darrell
>Issa step up pressure on the administration to come clean this week about
>who knew what and when, Obama denied any knowledge of Project Gunrunner on
>Spanish-language Univision TV. He blithely allowed that "there may be a
>situation here in which a serious mistake was made. If that's the case,
>then we'll find out and we'll hold someone accountable."

>Coming from a man who appointed crime-coddling, accountability-evading,
>open-borders corruptocrat Eric Holder to uphold the law, that is a ***y,
>cruel joke."

>Michelle Malkin
>--------------------

>Does this make anyone else shudder?

>Thanks,
>Rich

Just more of the same ***y business from the retards at BATF.
Waco, Ruby Ridge, countless other events (use Google)

Its an out of control governmental organization that kills people for
funding. Like the Mafia.

Gunner

--

"You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once."
                     Robert A. Heinlein

 
 
 

OT: Project Gunrunner: Obama's Stimulus-Funded Border Nightmare

Post by Tom Gardne » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:31:22



Quote:
> On Wed, 30 Mar 2011 03:54:49 -0700, Rich Grise

>>From
>>http://www.FoundCollection.com/

>>"Buried in Barack Obama's failed trillion-dollar stimulus program
>>was a $10
>>million ***y border racket that has now cost American lives. This
>>goes
>>far beyond the usual waste, fraud and abuse underwritten by
>>progressive
>>profligacy. It's ***stained government malfeasance overseen by
>>anti-gun
>>ideologues -- and now anti-gun ideologue Attorney General Eric
>>Holder
>>will "investigate."

>>Welcome to Project Gunrunner. Prepare for another Justice Department
>>whitewash.

>>First, some background. Like so many border programs run amok,
>>Project
>>Gunrunner was the spawn of Beltway bipartisanship. It was
>>established in
>>2005 as a pilot project under the Bush administration and run by the
>>Bureau
>>of ***, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The intended goal of
>>the
>>program's sting operations: stop *** firearms trafficking along
>>the
>>Southwest border through close surveillance of undercover gun
>>purchases and
>>coordinated intervention with Mexico. The deadly result: federally
>>sanctioned gunwalking of high-powered weapons from U.S. officials
>>right
>>into the hands of drug cartel killers.

>>By 2008, Project Gunrunner's bureaucratic fiefdom had expanded
>>rapidly along
>>the U.S.-Mexico border and into the nine U.S. consulates in Mexico.
>>The
>>office raked in $2 million more through the little-scrutinized
>>Merida
>>Initiative, which Hispanic vote-pandering Republicans rammed through
>>in a
>>war supplemental bill. Despite warnings from the DOJ inspector
>>general that
>>tracking and assessment measures needed improvement, the payroll
>>exploded
>>from a few dozen to more than 200 by 2009. Under the Obama
>>administration,
>>ATF reaped another $21.9 million to expand Project Gunrunner (nearly
>>half
>>from the stimulus boondoggle), and the White House has requested
>>almost $12
>>million more in fiscal year 2011 appropriations for the program.

>>Project Gunrunner's reach and authority continues to grow despite
>>dire,
>>prolonged warnings from insiders and whistleblowers that countless
>>monitored guns have been passed on to *** criminals without
>>being
>>intercepted as planned. Following up on leads first published at
>>www.cleanupatf.org and the blogs of gun rights advocates David
>>Codrea and
>>Mike Vanderboegh, CBS News reported last month that Project
>>Gunrunner "allegedly facilitated the delivery of thousands of guns
>>into
>>criminal hands."

>>One of those guns was used by Mexican gang thugs who ***ed U.S.
>>Border
>>Patrol Agent Brian Terry last December. At least six veteran ATF
>>agents and
>>executives stepped forward to expose how ATF presided over the
>>purchase of
>>hundreds of high-powered rifles and pistols -- over the objection of
>>the
>>very private gun shops that the Obama administration's anti-gun
>>zealots
>>have vilified.

>>One whistleblower familiar with Project Gunrunner's Phoenix
>>offshoot,
>>dubbed "Operation Fast and Furious," told CBS News: "The numbers are
>>over
>>2,500 on that case by the way. That's how many guns were sold --  
>>including
>>some 50-calibers they let walk." The weapon used in the Mexico
>>slaying of
>>U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jaime Zapata
>>has
>>also been linked to Project Gunrunner surveillance operation
>>subjects.

>>As investigative watchdog Republicans Sen. Charles Grassley and Rep.
>>Darrell
>>Issa step up pressure on the administration to come clean this week
>>about
>>who knew what and when, Obama denied any knowledge of Project
>>Gunrunner on
>>Spanish-language Univision TV. He blithely allowed that "there may
>>be a
>>situation here in which a serious mistake was made. If that's the
>>case,
>>then we'll find out and we'll hold someone accountable."

>>Coming from a man who appointed crime-coddling,
>>accountability-evading,
>>open-borders corruptocrat Eric Holder to uphold the law, that is a
>>***y,
>>cruel joke."

>>Michelle Malkin
>>--------------------

>>Does this make anyone else shudder?

>>Thanks,
>>Rich

> Just more of the same ***y business from the retards at BATF.
> Waco, Ruby Ridge, countless other events (use Google)

> Its an out of control governmental organization that kills people
> for
> funding. Like the Mafia.

> Gunner

> --

> "You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
> having both at once."
>                     Robert A. Heinlein

 
 
 

OT: Project Gunrunner: Obama's Stimulus-Funded Border Nightmare

Post by Tom Gardne » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:32:40



Quote:
> On Wed, 30 Mar 2011 03:54:49 -0700, Rich Grise

>>From
>>http://www.FoundCollection.com/

>>"Buried in Barack Obama's failed trillion-dollar stimulus program
>>was a $10
>>million ***y border racket that has now cost American lives. This
>>goes
>>far beyond the usual waste, fraud and abuse underwritten by
>>progressive
>>profligacy. It's ***stained government malfeasance overseen by
>>anti-gun
>>ideologues -- and now anti-gun ideologue Attorney General Eric
>>Holder
>>will "investigate."

>>Welcome to Project Gunrunner. Prepare for another Justice Department
>>whitewash.

>>First, some background. Like so many border programs run amok,
>>Project
>>Gunrunner was the spawn of Beltway bipartisanship. It was
>>established in
>>2005 as a pilot project under the Bush administration and run by the
>>Bureau
>>of ***, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The intended goal of
>>the
>>program's sting operations: stop *** firearms trafficking along
>>the
>>Southwest border through close surveillance of undercover gun
>>purchases and
>>coordinated intervention with Mexico. The deadly result: federally
>>sanctioned gunwalking of high-powered weapons from U.S. officials
>>right
>>into the hands of drug cartel killers.

>>By 2008, Project Gunrunner's bureaucratic fiefdom had expanded
>>rapidly along
>>the U.S.-Mexico border and into the nine U.S. consulates in Mexico.
>>The
>>office raked in $2 million more through the little-scrutinized
>>Merida
>>Initiative, which Hispanic vote-pandering Republicans rammed through
>>in a
>>war supplemental bill. Despite warnings from the DOJ inspector
>>general that
>>tracking and assessment measures needed improvement, the payroll
>>exploded
>>from a few dozen to more than 200 by 2009. Under the Obama
>>administration,
>>ATF reaped another $21.9 million to expand Project Gunrunner (nearly
>>half
>>from the stimulus boondoggle), and the White House has requested
>>almost $12
>>million more in fiscal year 2011 appropriations for the program.

>>Project Gunrunner's reach and authority continues to grow despite
>>dire,
>>prolonged warnings from insiders and whistleblowers that countless
>>monitored guns have been passed on to *** criminals without
>>being
>>intercepted as planned. Following up on leads first published at
>>www.cleanupatf.org and the blogs of gun rights advocates David
>>Codrea and
>>Mike Vanderboegh, CBS News reported last month that Project
>>Gunrunner "allegedly facilitated the delivery of thousands of guns
>>into
>>criminal hands."

>>One of those guns was used by Mexican gang thugs who ***ed U.S.
>>Border
>>Patrol Agent Brian Terry last December. At least six veteran ATF
>>agents and
>>executives stepped forward to expose how ATF presided over the
>>purchase of
>>hundreds of high-powered rifles and pistols -- over the objection of
>>the
>>very private gun shops that the Obama administration's anti-gun
>>zealots
>>have vilified.

>>One whistleblower familiar with Project Gunrunner's Phoenix
>>offshoot,
>>dubbed "Operation Fast and Furious," told CBS News: "The numbers are
>>over
>>2,500 on that case by the way. That's how many guns were sold --  
>>including
>>some 50-calibers they let walk." The weapon used in the Mexico
>>slaying of
>>U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jaime Zapata
>>has
>>also been linked to Project Gunrunner surveillance operation
>>subjects.

>>As investigative watchdog Republicans Sen. Charles Grassley and Rep.
>>Darrell
>>Issa step up pressure on the administration to come clean this week
>>about
>>who knew what and when, Obama denied any knowledge of Project
>>Gunrunner on
>>Spanish-language Univision TV. He blithely allowed that "there may
>>be a
>>situation here in which a serious mistake was made. If that's the
>>case,
>>then we'll find out and we'll hold someone accountable."

>>Coming from a man who appointed crime-coddling,
>>accountability-evading,
>>open-borders corruptocrat Eric Holder to uphold the law, that is a
>>***y,
>>cruel joke."

>>Michelle Malkin
>>--------------------

>>Does this make anyone else shudder?

>>Thanks,
>>Rich

> Just more of the same ***y business from the retards at BATF.
> Waco, Ruby Ridge, countless other events (use Google)

> Its an out of control governmental organization that kills people
> for
> funding. Like the Mafia.

> Gunner

> --

> "You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
> having both at once."
>                     Robert A. Heinlein

They can just blame the NRA...the root of ALL gun evil!