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Quote of the Day

From Dave Hardy:

As was suggested in comments to earlier posts, it’s becoming increasingly hard to deny the suspicious that the object of getting guns to the Sinaloa Cartel was … to get guns to the Sinaloa Cartel.

It makes you wonder if this operation goes beyond the simple explanations, like that it was meant to create a basis for more domestic gun control, and gets into a much broader purpose, that could develop into a major scandal. If the media weren’t completely in the tank, I might suggest this could be an administration destroying scandal.

Kate Pavlitch is reporting that senior administration officials were briefed on the operation. I keep wondering whether mainstream media outlets like the Washington Post and the New York Times are going to give up the charade that this was just good intentions gone sour, rather than push the idea there were never any good intentions in Fast and Furious, and that it accomplished exactly what it was intended to.

UPDATE: I should say, if this scandal gets into cloak and dagger territory, it will really speak to the incompetence of this administration. If you’re going to go that route, do you really want to leave a key component of your strategy in the hands of…. ATF? I’d like to think no one would be that foolish.

11 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. anon says:

    It’s not like the lame-stream media to leave a scandal like this alone. However, if they looked into it, and found clear links to the administration… well it is exactly like them to leave Chairman Zero alone: they proved that during the campaign.

  2. Chas says:

    The proof that Gunwalker’s intended function was to push US gun control legislation is obvious from the fact that there was no effort to follow the guns to the leading figures in the cartels. There were no arrests. That disproves the government’s claim that the purpose was to go after cartel leaders – there was no such effort.
    Even if some Obama defender claims that the intention truly was to go after cartel leaders, for the US government to follow a purposely created trail of death and bloodshed to get to them would have been a policy of murderous depravity, so even the sham rationale that was used as a fallback position to provide cover for the administration, after they were caught red-handed, was itself sick.
    There wasn’t enough murder and mayhem in Mexico to advance gun control legislation, so, under pressure from US gun control groups, the administration worked to create more murder and mayhem to advance the agenda.
    Our ruling class is really that depraved. They cannot be trusted; we do need them to go.

  3. Harold says:

    Well, there is the counterargument that “the object of getting guns to the Sinaloa Cartel was” to help check the Zetas, who are thought to be an existential threat to the the Mexican government.

    And it probably has some merit, otherwise why would they care who got them?

  4. Paul L. says:

    I am tempted to go the Tom Hartman route who believes that Reagan cheated to win against Carter by having a deal for the Iranians to prolong the Hostage crisis in return for arms sells.

    The guns to Mexican Cartels were pay back for anonymous contributions to the Obama Campaign website.

  5. Snackeater says:

    Was the Mexican government aware of this operation–either before or during? I’d think they’d have to be, considering the fact that any arrests would have to be made in Mexico. I’ve looked, but given the T-P Media’s reluctance to cover this story, I can’t find the answer anywhere.

  6. Dannytheman says:

    I keep bringing up a lost quote.

    President Obama to Sarah Brady, and I paraphrase.

    Don’t worry Sarah, we are working on some things under the radar?!
    I now believe he knew exactly that all this was going on!!

  7. Shootin' Buddy says:

    If you’re going to go that route, do you really want to leave a key component of your strategy in the hands of…. ATF? I’d like to think no one would be that foolish.

    Think it through, Snow. A fed is a fed to Barry and his fellow travelers. These people have no experience with anything outside the faculty lounge or the newsroom.

  8. Diomed says:

    “And it probably has some merit, otherwise why would they care who got them?”

    Someone (or ones) high up is in Sinaloa’s pocket?

  9. It was to get them into the hands of the cartels, plural, not just the Sinaloans. But that ain’t the half of it: Here’s more from the “guys who scare the white people” and make fun of Sebastian when they’re bored:

    http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2011/09/codrea-exclusive-project-gangwalker.html

  10. Dave says:

    I don’t personally buy the idea that the government was running F&F to arm the cartels with retail-priced semiauto weapons. The cartels have proven that they have all the money and knowledge necessary to arm themselves just fine…they don’t need any help.

    So don’t try to answer the question of why the ATF would allow these illegal sales to the cartels…it leads down the wrong path. Instead ask why would the cartels go to U.S. gun stores (where they would ostensibly face more scrutiny), and pay retail prices for semiauto weapons (when full auto is available and cheaper on the black market)?

    Why would the cartels run their business this way? (they are businessmen, after all) Because they share a common goal with the progressives currently in charge of the U.S. government…a disarmed American citizenry.

    The cartels bought F&F guns in this fashion because our government asked them to do so, in the name of that common goal of disarming American citizens. Plain and simple.

  11. Interesting theory.

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