Thursday, June 30, 2011

Project Gunwalker Part XIV

Cummings, Schumer to hold ‘Gunwalker’ show trial against gun rights
by David Codrea

In a move worthy of the benchmark set by the Soviet bloc for public manipulation, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md) is going to hold Democratic hearings on “Project Gunwalker” tomorrow, Main Justice tells us.
Why?  Why is this a partisan issue?  And why am I convinced this will not be a sincere attempt to delve into the truth of criminal government actions? Well, the guest list, for one:
Speakers at the minority hearing will include Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), a former ATF agent and several gun control advocates.
That’s the Chuck Schumer who notoriously said:
"We`re going to hammer guns on the anvil of a relentless legislative strategy. We`re going to beat guns into submission."
The same Chuck Schumer who said:
"Like flat-earth fanatics, Second Amendment Fanatics just don`t get it. The NRA`s Second Amendment is an empty cereal box in the market place of ideas."
So much for his respect for our most cherished rights and our beliefs.  So much for his understanding of the Constitution he swore an oath to uphold. And so much for any chance of this subversive career parasite ever leaving us the hell alone.
What does the government knowingly allowing uncounted guns to be walked into the hands of some of the most violent criminals on the planet have to do with gun control advocacy? Why are they invited?
Also, who is the “former ATF agent” going to be?  As “No Lawyers-Only Guns and Money” blog confirms, Rep. Cummings has not posted a release or notice about the hearings on the House Oversight Committee's website.”
Why not?  And might it be Waco Jim, as the blog suspects? 
And how does  bait-and-switch shilling for more citizen disarmament square with another solemn pledge Cummings made (aside from that ritual formality of an oath that he never had any intention of keeping)?
“I promise you we will not rest until every single person responsible – no matter who they are – are put to justice,” Cummings told members of Brian A. Terry’s family.
The thought occurs—it was when the Democrats did hold partisan dominance that the pleas to address ATF management waste, abuse corruption and fraud went ignored.Repeatedly. By Cummings & Co. and his media co-conspirators. If they had done their damn job, Gunwalker never would have happened. You go, Old Bloodyhands!
That’s something, isn’t it?  If Gunwalker worked, they’d go for more power and gun control. If Gunwalker  didn’t work, they’d go for more power and gun control.
And for those who say the suspicion that Gunwalker being exploited to justify more power for ATF and impose more “gun control” on you and me is a baseless right wing conspiracy theory, just what the hell do you think every effort by the regressive left to do just that, right in front of our eyes—from the gungrabber groups to the oath-breaking political whores to the “Authorized Journalist” Fourth Estate/Fifth Column—has been about?  Just what the hell do you think tomorrow is going to be about?
Heads we win, tails you lose.

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Obama Dodeges ATF Question
by Neil Munro

President Barack Obama today dodged questions about the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling investigation, but put Attorney General Eric Holder on the hot seat.
“As you know, my attorney general has made clear that he certainly would not have ordered gun-running to pass through into Mexico,” Obama said in a careful answer.
But Obama did not deny that neither he nor Holder knew of the investigation, and he did not say that he would aid the congressional inquiry into increasingly controversial project.
The Fast and Furious investigation was launched by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms in 2006 to investigate the criminal networks that smuggle — or “walk” — legal guns from the United States to drug gangs in Mexico. The project allowed criminal-suspects to buy hundreds of guns, some of which were sent to Mexico.
Critics say the project want awry, partly because at least one U.S. border-security officer was killed in a gunfight that included one of the U.S.-bought guns.
Media outlets in Mexico are treating the investigation as a scandal, partly because of claims that the smuggled guns were used by warring drug-gangs in Mexico. (Obama chides GOP for not giving up ’sacred cow’)
The project is now being investigated by Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, the minority leader of the Senate’s committee on the judiciary.
In a press statement, Issa condemned Obama’s comments.
“President Obama’s remarks today on Operation Fast and Furious were disappointing. There was no sign of urgency to provide answers or explain why no one at the Justice Department has accepted responsibility for authorizing an illegal gunwalking operation,” Issa said. “The American people expect more from the President than unsubstantiated assertions that the Attorney General didn’t know about this reckless program and no explanation about who authorized it.”
A Spanish-language reporter asked, “Members of Congress and the government of Mexico are still waiting for answers,” and “Are you planing to replace ATF leaders and when shall we expect results from the current investigation?”
Obama declined to offer any information or to say he would replace ATF officials, but he did put the focus on Holder, whose agency includes the ATF.
“The investigation is still pending,” he said. “I am not going to comment on a current investigation. I’ve made very clear my views that that [letting guns go to Mexico] would not be an appropriate step by the ATF and we have to find out what happened.” (Boehner responds, calls Obama ’sorely mistaken’)
Congressional investigators say their inquiry has been stalled by inadequate cooperation from agency officials and by incomplete access to agency documents.
President Obama has complete authority to examine actions taken by officials in his administration, which includes the Justice Department and ATF. He also has wide legal authority to release agency documents to Congress.

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