Fast & Furious Overseen by Anti-Gun Zealot Dennis Burke
What could be more treasonous than getting a Border Patrol agent killed by providing weapons to the vicious Mexican drug cartels that make a mockery of our semidefended border? One thing comes to mind: federal bureaurats committing this crime with the explicit intention of undermining the very Constitution they are sworn to uphold. Even as the Obama Regime resorts to executive privilege to hide behind its wall of “transparency,” the pieces are falling together fast and furious:
Dennis K. Burke, who as a lawyer for the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1990s was a key player behind the enactment of the 1994 assault-weapons ban, and who then went on to become Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano’s chief of staff, and a contributor to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential primary campaign, and then a member of Obama’s transition team focusing on border-enforcement issues, ended up in the Obama administration as the U.S. attorney in Arizona responsible for overseeing Operation Fast and Furious.
The connection between the Fast & Furious operation and imposing restrictions on firearm sales has already been established in emails made public.
Eight days before Obama’s inauguration, on Jan. 12, 2009 — while Burke was working on the transition team — Obama met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C. At that meeting, Obama “pledged” to take action to stop the flow of guns from the United States to Mexico.
This isn’t the only time Obama teamed up with Calderon against the USA. Mexico joined the Obama Injustice Department’s lawsuit against Arizona to prevent the enforcement of immigration law and to facilitate the displacement of Arizona’s population by Mexicans.
Eric Holder was of course on the same page as Burke, Obama, and the rest:
“Well, as President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,” Holder said. “I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum.”
The talking point was spelled out clearly for repetition by the “mainstream” media: We have to ban guns in the USA because if we don’t there will be more bloodshed in Mexico. Never mind that our government was deliberately facilitating that bloodshed.
The explicit strategy behind Fast & Furious was not to track the guns, but to wait until they were used to murder people in Mexico, then trace them back to US gun stores. Obviously this would create excellent press for people devoted to undermining our Second Amendment liberties. But despite the Obama Regime’s total disregard for lives lost in Mexico (and there have been hundreds), problems developed when arms it supplied to Mexican criminals were used to kill Brian Terry.
No wonder Obama was willing to effectively confess his involvement by claiming executive privilege to suppress F&F documents subpoenaed by Congress. He is in full-fledged panic mode, now that the wheels are coming off the Hopey Changey crazy train. If Watergate was enough to drive a president out of office, this time we are in firing squad territory.