Last May, at a Congressional Committee hearing, Attorney General Eric Holder gave false information, about the ATF operations, that tied the failed plan to the deaths of 2 US Border agents. And there’s now proof. With the newly released information, it indicates that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s actions are squarely behind the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) operation known as “Fast and Furious”, which orchestrated the delivery of almost 2,000 weapons to Mexican drug cartels.
While in Mexico, making a speech in 2009, Holder openly proclaimed his connection to the operation. But then in May of 2011, he told Congress “I probably heard of Fast and Furious the first time in the last few weeks.”
The ATF weapons smuggling ring had involved the arrests of several government officials with the city of Columbus, New Mexico including the mayor and police chief, but that is all. It was known from the beginning, that these people were involved, and the weapons deals with straw buyers were videotaped. The smuggled weapons from the US were mostly semi automatic versions of military weapons like the AK-47, were found to be used in the shooting deaths of two U.S. federal agents.
Now with the help of photojournalist Robert Plumlee, a former CIA asset, the operation was exposed, and that around 1,800 weapons were funneled through the Chaparral Gun Store in Chaparral, New Mexico, and into the hands of the murderous cartels. And as noted, the gunshop was directly tied to the mayor, police chief and city council of Columbus, New Mexico, a town famous for the Pancho Villa border raids a century before.
And after the death of Border Agent Brian Terry, weapons from Project Gunrunner were found in the Arizona desert at the scene of the crime. For those who don’t know, Terry was involved in a shootout with drug cartel members. And upon further investigation, a weapon used to kill ICE agent Jaime Zapata.
But on Friday July 8, an article was published, The Stimulation of Murder, by Investor’s Business Daily, explained that A.G. Holder was, in spite of his denial, fully aware of the ATF’s gun-running to Mexico operations, to the point that it was fully disclosed in President Barack Obama’s Stimulus Bill.
“Right there in the stimulus bill that no one in Congress bothered to read is $10 million for Project Gunrunner (aka Operation Fast and Furious), which resulted in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and increased drug cartel violence”.
So the above proves that Holder lied, the Obama Administration gave the go ahead for the project to begin. Now Robert Plumlee did further investigate weapons sold in Mexico and discovered that of 3 major stores in Mexico, there were many ‘high impact weapons’ which include anti-aircraft guns, rocket propelled grenade launchers and mortars. These weapons are of U.S. origin, they are ample and they include the latest and most deadly, the same high tech weaponry currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
No one has the exact count, but those weapons are estimated to be in the thousands, which also included knock off Mexican army uniforms. With the battle for control of the Mexican drug trade, moving towards a possible revolution either way, the end results do not look good, particularly with major supplies of brand new U.S. weapons in the Zetas’ control. (Zeta Military Cartel). And Los Zetas does not want the drug war to end. They are known for entering drug rehab facilities in Mexico and killing every single person in the building. The end of the drug war would lead to legalization of marijuana as a health treatment on a federal level and this move would devastate the current U.S. pharmaceutical industry.
This is very likely why Eric Holder reversed the federal government’s position last week on state laws over medical marijuana. He has now warned all states that the DOJ will prosecute medical cannabis users and program, regardless of state law. So their plan failed, which is possibly why the crackdown on medical marijuana laws. Which now connects Purdue Pharmaceuticals, that has been exposed as a company for very serious criminal behavior. One such drug under scrutiny involves claimes that Oxycontin wasn’t lethal or addictive, whcih then had two U.S. Attorneys convicting several top level Purdue executives for falsely advertising the drug as both non-lethal and non-addictive. That may stand as one of the most outrageous claims ever made by a supposedly legitimate U.S. business.
But where does Holder come into this part of the equasion?
The connection is that long before Eric Holder was lying to Congress over the U.S. role in Border Patrol and Immigration Customs Enforcement agent’s deaths tied to U.S. supplied weapons in Mexico, he was one of a lawyer for Purdue, at this dark point in their business history.
Eric Holder negotiated an OxyContin settlement in West Virginia – working for Purdue Pharma. Writer Marianne Skolek, reveals how Holder not only shielded Purdue over falsely advertising the drug Oxycontin which has led to tens of thousands of related deaths, but also how his actions in arranging a settlement actually allowed the drug to become the epidemic it is. And all the while, Holder is at the center of these controversies.
And there are reports of cartels financing U.S. politicians who have ties to the pharmaceutical industry. There are extremely solid reports of caches of large amounts of weapons that are too vast to have “fallen off the back of a truck”.
Even when under oath, it appears Holder won’t tell the truth. As congress investigates Project Gunrunner further, we are bound to be in for more surprises, as to what the Administration knew, and who are involved.