The Fast and Furious investigation is over, right? All a big paranoid delusion by the Right Wing, right? Hahaha! Those crazy Right Wingers and their theories.
A new report by our partners at Univision has found additional links between violent crimes in Mexico and guns involved in the Obama administration’s flawed “Fast and Furious” operation.
Fifty-seven previously unidentified weapons tied to the operation — allowed to “walk” across the U.S. border into Mexico so ATF agents could trace them – were later found at the sites of murders, kidnappings and at “two gruesome massacres,” Univision’s Gerardo Reyes and Santiago Wills report.
The reporters made the discovery by cross-referencing a list of guns registered with “Fast and Furious” and a Mexican government list of the roughly 60,000 guns recovered at crime scenes in 2009 and 2010.
In July, a congressional investigation into the program reported 122 weapons had been traced to Mexican crime scenes. The Univision report adds 57 weapons to that list.
By the way, there are still 1200 guns unaccounted for. Even if we accept the DOJ’s excuse that this program started under Bush (it didn’t really, but let’s play their game), does the Justice Department bear no responsibility for this? Does the Attorney General bear no responsibility? You know I hate playing the “if Bush did it” game, but … Univision’s report literally shows blood in the streets. Does anyone here think that, had this happened five years ago, we’d be hearing about it from fucking Univision?
This isn’t over. This is only going to get worse and worse.