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A Fast & Furious Opinion

My good friend Dave (says he’s ‘the mechanic’, not ‘the genius’ as I call him) sent me a link this morning alleging a different path explaining the Gunwalker/Fast & Furious stuff.

I told him I’d read it when I had the chance, but initially noticed it was via CNN, a notorious supporter of the President and his Attorney General, so I suspected a slightly slanted view.

Then, I read the article.  Then I went to the GBBL and noticed other bloggers were becoming aware of the article essay opinion piece

An example of another blogger’s interpretation, i.e. his opinion:

Don’t be so nosy

This editorial actually ran on the CNN website yesterday.
Swear to God, they published it.
It’s about the “Fast And Furious” debacle, the one where the government sent thousands of guns across the Rio Grande to prove that American guns were crossing the Rio Grande.  Then a couple of Federal Agents got shot with them.

I didn’t edit any of this.  Here’s the kicker:

By allowing guns to infiltrate Mexico’s drug cartel, we thought we could trace them up the ladder to the leaders. Take off the head and the body dies. As for the innocent people who lost their lives? Collateral damage. That’s the uncomfortable backstory to this scandal. And there are likely other operations like it in our nation’s history that we don’t even have a clue about.

And maybe it’s better for us not to be so nosy, not to know everything because, to paraphrase the famous line from the movie “A Few Good Men,” many of us won’t be able to handle the truth.

Yes.  Yes.  Yes. 
Go back to watching “Dancing With The Stars”.  Take some happy pills.  Don’t be “so nosy”.
(Drink some Kool Aid – Guffaw)

You probably couldn’t handle the truth: We’re trying to continue the War On Drugs, maintain the Drug Lords’ monopoly, plus prove that you really shouldn’t be allowed to keep those pistols in your house. 

Don’t be so nosy. 

Nothing to see here.  Move along, people, move along. (emphasis Guffaw)

Go to the GBBL and see how similar reactions are erupting elsewhere.  Or don’t be so nosy.  Your choice. – Guffaw

h/t  Dave, The Whited Sepulchre

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

4 thoughts on “A Fast & Furious Opinion

  1. *donning Kevlar undies*
    My opinion – and I’ll admit I haven’t done extensive research on this whole mess – is that the CNN piece was being somewhat sarcastic. I didn’t get the impression that they REALLY meant we shouldn’t know. At least, I hope not. After all, they’re a NEWS organization. But, I suppose anything’s possible in this crazy world.
    As far as the whole “Fast and Furious” operation goes: I’ve always disapproved of anything resembling “sting” operations, of any kind. And that includes female police officers posing as prostitutes, “To Catch A Predator” and so on.
    IMHO law enforcement means that – enforcing the laws, not trying to create crime in order to stop it and pat yourself on the back.
    What makes me a bit jaundiced about all the congressional hoopla surrounding this particular governmental cock-up (sorry about the language, but it feels right to me in this case, feel free to edit if you feel differently) is that no Bush administration people have been hauled in to testify, and, from what I understand, the whole operation started with them. Seems to me everyone involved should be held accountable, not just a selected few. Otherwise, all I see is political posturing.

    Posted by Tomi | June 27, 2012, 11:52 am
    • “Operation Wide Receiver”, the Bush administration’s attempt at tracking the movement of weapons across the border, began in 2006 and ended in 2007 – when they realized it wasn’t working. Obama/Holder can’t blame this one on Bush 43 – or anyone else. “Fast & Furious” began in 2009, with the current administration.

      Posted by Rev. Paul | June 27, 2012, 12:49 pm
  2. No editing necessary. As for CNN being a ‘news’ organization, that could be open for debate.
    Using another’s bad actions to justify one’s own seems spurious. The current administration decried Guantanamo, and The Patriot Act, but seem to have continued them.
    The current administration denied any knowledge at the executive level of the operation, but then invoked Executive Privilege regarding the thousands of documents regarding things of which they had know knowledge (?)
    Curiouser and curiouser.
    It may be political posturing, but, as federal law enforcement officers lost their lives as a direct result, under this administration’s actions, people should be made accountable. If it goes back to Bush so be it.

    Posted by guffaw1952 | June 27, 2012, 12:13 pm
    • I should probably also point out that when Bush 43 did it, the government of Mexico was notified – and participated in the exercise. “Fast & Furious” is/was a unilateral move under #44’s watch.

      Posted by Rev. Paul | June 27, 2012, 12:50 pm

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