From the El Paso Times: Firearms connected to Operation Fast and Furious were used in the 2010 slaying of the brother of the former Chihuahua state attorney general, according to a U.S. congressional report.
report said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
traced two of the weapons suspected in the murder of lawyer Mario
González Rodríguez, but did not report this fact to the Mexican
government until eight months after the tracing.
congressional staff report "The Department of Justice's Operation Fast
and Furious: Fueling Cartel Violence" was prepared for U.S. Sen.
Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., two
lawmakers who are spearheading an ongoing investigation into the ATF's
"On October 21, 2010, drug cartel
members kidnapped Mario González Rodríguez from his office," according
to the 2011 congressional report. "At the time of the kidnapping, his
sister Patricia González Rodríguez was the attorney general of the
state of Chihuahua."
Mexican officials said Patricia González
Rodríguez was already on her way out because the new governor had been
installed and a new state prosecutor was going to be appointed.
"A few days after the kidnapping," the congressional report said, " a video surfaced on the Internet
in which Mario González Rodríguez sat handcuffed, surrounded by five
heavily armed men wearing masks, dressed in camouflage and bullet-proof
"Apparently, under duress," the report said, "(González
Rodríguez) alleged that his sister had ordered killings at the behest
of the Juárez cartel ... the video quickly went viral."....Then, Mexican federal authorities, following a
shootout with drug cartel suspects, seized 16 weapons and arrested
eight men in connection with Mario González Rodríguez's murder.
Mexican officials submitted information about the weapons to the ATF's e-trace system, and the ATF traced two AK-47s to Operation Fast and Furious.The
congressional report said that an ATF email indicated that ATF
officials in Phoenix who knew the two assault rifles came from the
controversial operation withheld the information from Mexican officials
until June 2011.
In congressional testimony, Carlos Canino, the
ATF's acting U.S. attaché in Mexico, said he's the one who finally
notified Mexican federal Attorney General Marisela Morales about the
weapons-tracing and their link to the death of Mario González
The report said Morales was shocked and remarked, "Hijole!," which the report said translates into "Oh, my." http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_20518887/report-guns-used-mexico-lawyers-murder-traced-atf-operation?source=rss_viewed
First a gun is used from Fast And Furious to murder a Mexican attorney and then the U.S. officials/Obama administration hide/cover up the information from Mexican authorities.
Tell me again why Eric Holder is not in jail and President Obama is not impeached? They are responsible for this death and a death of a Border Patrol agent.
If this was George Bush, he would have the class to fire the Attorney General and Bush probably would have resigned because the Democrats and the media would be hounding Bush until he did so. If this were Bush, the media would have been treating this bigger than Watergate.
Obama and Holder continue to be a disgrace and embarrassment to the United States.
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