No, Mr. President, we’ve not forgotten.
Washington D.C. – According to credible ATF sources, officials heavily involved in Operation Fast and Furious and named as partially responsible for the program’s failure by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and the House Oversight Committee have been stripped of their government security clearances while some have been fired, demoted, and transferred. Criminal charges are also reportedly pending.
Please read the whole article. And remember federal agents died as well as thousands of Mexican nationals in violent drug smuggling wars.
In the United States the right to petition is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the federal constitution, which specifically prohibits Congress from abridging “the right of the people…to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Although often overlooked in favor of other more famous freedoms, and sometimes taken for granted, many other civil liberties are enforceable against the government only by exercising this basic right. The right to petition is a fundamental in a Constitutional Republic, such as the United States, as a means of protecting public participation in government.(Wikipedia)
Way Up North (and now Tam) brought to our attention (in demure fanfare, as is their tradition) a movement regarding individual States of these United States petitioning for peaceful secession from the same!
I went to the All Petitions/whitehouse.gov website, and was amazed! First, that such a group of petitions existed and second, that ‘the government’ had allowed such behavior, given their track record on such things!
By my count, there 24 States, including mine, with listed petitions!
Is this treasonous, or simply the right to petition?
Hezbollah Sets Up Shop in Mexico (link)
Blogfriend and SF guy Sean Linneane (Stormbringer) relays a story regarding HEZBOLLAH having active operations in Mexico. As of July 2010 and earlier.
This means IRAN, folks. IN MEXICO. Working with the cartels.
Now I’m just guessing here, but the 100 M-16s. 100 AR-15s, 2500 hand grenades, C4 explosives and anti-tank weapons already reported as stockpiled in Mexico probably didn’t come from U.S. retail gun stores.
(as the all but the AR-15s aren’t available at retail gun stores!)
Unless, they were assisted across the border by the BATFE!
Go. Read. Fear is optional.