Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CYA or Shell game ?

So, Ken Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in the US Department of Justice has been plucked from the line of fire andmoved to a job in "Forensics" elsewhere in the DoJ.

And, Arizona US attorney Dennis Burke has been sacked as has lesser operator Emory Hurley.

These are the only people whose careers have been adversely affected by Congressman Darrel Issa and Senator Chuck Greassley investigating the BATF illegal "Fast & Furious" gun smuggling operatrion which led to at least one murder of a US Border enforcement official.

Several BATF and DoJ men have been promoted and given raises to keep them happy.

This is the meager response by AG Eric Holder to testimony that BATF personnel acquired at least 2000 (maybe 5000) automatic firearms with "stimulus-apprpriated" money and smuggled them into Mexico to "trace criminals".

The arms ended up scattered all over the southwestern Unitd States, were found in many vehicles owned and operated by undocumented Mexican infiltrators and at the scene of Brian Terry's murder.

Issa's comittee has also received information that a similar operation was carried out between the Tampa Bay area and Central American countries in the Gulf area.

Surely these CYA ahell-game moves will not end this unravelling scandal. No one lost their life in either "Iran-Contra" or Watergate.

And we haven't had a special prosecutor for "Fast and Furious" yet.

Congressman Issa says it is at least "Felony Stupid".

Do NOT miss the cogent comment from a great newdpaper HERE!

It is a fair, unbiased call for more action by "the Obama administration.

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