- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -
U.S. Government Used Taxpayer Funds to Buy, Sell Weapons During ‘Fast and Furious,’ Documents Show
Posted By admin On September 26, 2011 @ 2:02 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled
Fox News 
Monday, September 26, 2011
Not only did U.S. officials approve, allow and assist in the sale of more than 2,000 guns to the Sinaloa cartel — the federal government used taxpayer money to buy semi-automatic weapons, sold them to criminals and then watched as the guns disappeared.
This disclosure, revealed in documents obtained by Fox News, could undermine the Department of Justice’s previous defense that Operation Fast and Furious was a “botched” operation where agents simply “lost track” of weapons as they were transferred from one illegal buyer to another. Instead, it heightens the culpability of the federal government as Mexico, according to sources, has opened two criminal investigations into the operation that flooded their country with illegal weapons.
Operation Fast and Furious began in October 2009. In it, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives encouraged gun stores to sell weapons to an arms smuggling gang, then watched as the guns crossed the border and were used in crimes. Each month, the agency allowed hundreds of guns to go South, despite opposition from some agents.
All told, the gang spent more than $1.25 million for the illegal guns.
Full story here. 
Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com
URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-government-used-taxpayer-funds-to-buy-sell-weapons-during-fast-and-furious-documents-show.html
URLs in this post:
 Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/26/us-government-bought-and-sold-weapons-during-fast-and-furious-documents-show/
 Obama admin. let grenades walk in Fast and Furious, documents show: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-admin-let-grenades-walk-in-fast-and-furious-documents-show.html
 Holder heading to House hot seat, Fast and Furious grilling on the way: http://www.prisonplanet.com/holder-heading-to-house-hot-seat-fast-and-furious-grilling-on-the-way.html
 Fast and Furious weapons were found in Mexico cartel enforcer’s home: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fast-and-furious-weapons-were-found-in-mexico-cartel-enforcers-home.html
 Grassley releases another document showing possible Fast and Furious cover-up: http://www.prisonplanet.com/grassley-releases-another-document-showing-possible-fast-and-furious-cover-up.html
 Holder’s No. 2 in 2009: Gunwalking, Fast and Furious a ‘terrific idea’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/holder%e2%80%99s-no-2-in-2009-gunwalking-fast-and-furious-a-%e2%80%98terrific-idea%e2%80%99.html
Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.