Why DOJ Released the Top Fast and Furious Suspect
As mentioned earlier, firearms are a disposable consumable in the cartel trade. They are used by the gross, and discarded after use. When a weapon is used, the rifling that provides the stabilizing spin to a bullet leaves a unique and traceable "fingerprint" on each bullet it fires. By collecting bullets at a crime scene, law enforcement scientists use ballistic fingerprinting to match a recovered gun to a specific crime. Cartel gunmen ditched weapons at the crime scenes so that they could avoid being caught with them later and be tied to any particular crime. It's common sense.
Operation Fast and Furious wasn't designed to catch criminals. Instead, what it was designed to do is log guns our government helped walk in the Fast and Furious watch list, so they could match the list of guns submitted for tracing by the Mexican authorities.
It is definitive that the program was not about catching criminals. That is why the plot never led to the indictment of anyone that wasn't already a known smuggler at the start of the operation. Fast and Furious was designed for one purpose only, and that was to send trunkloads of known weapons into Mexico and wait for them to be recovered at crime scenes so that they could be traced. Such an operation could never hope to catch cartel kingpins. What it could do -- and arguably the only thing it could ever do -- is provide a list of weapons used in crimes that could be traced back definitively to a small number of gun dealers operating in a specific area.
Why would the the Obama administration invest in a high-risk, low-reward program that was dependent on guns being used to murder more than 300 Mexican citizens so far?
The 90-percent lie repeated by every major cabinet official tied to a department involved in the plot and the president himself is the obvious link. President Obama, who promised Sarah Brady that he was working on gun control "under the radar," used the 90-percent lie as an attempt to justify gun control. Attorney General Eric Holder, who became news again over the weekend for a 1995 campaign to demonize guns and gun-owners and who tried to use the terror attacks of 9/11 to justify gun control, pushed to reinstate the so-called "assault weapons" ban.
What excuse did Holder use to argue for reinstating the law? Guess.
"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 told reporters.
Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.
"I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum," Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also made similar pleas, predicated on gun violence committed with U.S. guns in Mexico.
We know for a fact that Operation Fast and Furious was designed by the Obama administration to put American weapons in the hands of Mexican cartels to kill Mexican citizens, and that the guns recovered in those deaths would be used to call for more gun control.
Hundreds died in a plot that appears to have been designed to impose gun control. It's past time for the appointment of an independent prosecutor, and to press for criminal charges against those responsible for the carnage that has resulted from the deadliest scandal in U.S. government history.