This all goes back to the claim by BH Obama and HR Clinton
that 90% of the guns found in Mexico come from the US.
That was an outright lie back in 2009.
Obama Repeats '90 Percent' Stat For U.S. Guns Recovered In Mexico | Fox News
Obama, Clinton and others have left out important qualifiers when |
citing the 90 percent statistic, which originates from the U.S.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The agency
doesn't have statistics for all weapons in Mexico, where gun sales
are prohibited; it is based on only guns that the Mexican government
sent to the ATF for tracing and that the ATF found were traceable.
By Major Garrett |
Sunday, April 19, 2009
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago —
SNIPPET: “In 2007-2008, according to ATF Special Agent William
Newell, Mexico submitted 11,000 guns to the ATF for tracing.
Those 11,000 firearms were part of the 29,000 firearms Mexican
officials recovered at crime scenes. According to the ATF, of the
11,000 submitted to U.S. officials for tracing, 6,000 could be traced
somewhere because of the serial numbers or other distinctive markings.
Of those 6,000 firearms, 5,114 or 90 percent, were found to have
been smuggled from the U.S.
The White House stands by the president’s use of the word
“recovered” in describing the role firearms smuggled from the
U.S. play in Mexico’s drug war.
“We feel good about these numbers and that’s why the president
uses the word recovered,” McDonough said.
Just to repeat: recovered doesn’t mean the percentage of all
firearms confiscated at Mexican crime scenes. It doesn’t mean
the subset of these firearms traceable to any source. It does
mean the percentage of traceable weapons linked to a U.S.
source. And, again, that total is 5,114 out of 29,000 — or
17.6 percent — in the years 2007 and 2008.”
So then the Obama administration, using at least a half dozen
federal agencies, embarked on a campaign to try to up those
numbers in an outright illegal and criminal manner in order to
further their original goal of getting more restrictive gun laws
passed in the US.
Of course this has now come to light, no thanks to the old
media, which doomed the whole scam to failure except that
Obama did issue an executive order in that direction and
even that is being constested in court.
Instead of being truthful about the 'felony stupid' operation
the Obama administration has perjured itself before congress
and has terminated agents for not lying to congress on the
grounds that they displayed a 'lack of candor.'
It has promoted agents that were neck deep in the operation
and even has one of the main culprits in the position of supposedly
investigating the affair. What a sham.
Anyone who thinks the present administration has any credibility
left on this or any other topic is probably suffering from terminal
Fast and furious has led directly to the deaths of 2 or 300 Mexicans,
at least 2 American agents and numerous other crimes north of the
Furthermore fast and furious was just one of several similar operations,
who knows how many deaths have resulted from those?
If that isn't a crime, just what is??