Under the Obama administration's fast and furious program arms where provided to Mexican drug cartels who used them to kill the relatives of many Hispanics who are US citizens. The Obama administration was caught in a coverup of the program and Uninvision is asking the tough questions the liberal press won't.
The Mexican disclosures came after Spanish-language TV station Univision demanded documents under Mexico’s Freedom of Information Act listing 100,000 weapons recovered in that country in 2009 and 2010.
Univision says 57 of those weapons were bought under the Fast and Furious scheme in which officers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) were ordered to stand by and allow guns to be bought in the United States and walked across the border.
Agents were supposed to track the weapons in the hope they would lead them to drug cartel kingpins, however nearly all were lost. U.S. Border guard Brian Terry and immigration official Jaime Zapata were killed with weapons linked to the scheme.
Univision said in a report that aired Sunday that a massacre in the border town of Juarez was linked to Fast and Furious, in which 16 people were killed when gunmen attacked a birthday party, were linked to Fast and Furious.
Another mass killing, in which 18 people died at a rehabilitation center in Juarez, also involved three weapons bought under an ATF scheme, although the Mexican Army paperwork did not specifically say it was Fast and Furious.
Gerardo Reyes, the head of Univision’s investigative unit says relatives of those slain in Juarez are demanding answers. "They want to know what happened. And why they didn't stop these guns from leaving the U.S. and ending up in these crimes?" he said.
"They feel helpless, They don't know what to do.
Terry’s family is currently pursuing a wrongful death suit against the federal government. If successful it could open the way to more suits from these family members, Fox News reports.
As attorney general, Holder’s Justice Department has ultimate responsibility for the actions of ATF.
I guess it's OK for government officials to break the laws? Seems to be with this gang and many of those preceeding them. The dealers that sold theguns complained to the Justice Dept. and were told to ignore what was going on. "Laws? We don't need no stinkin' laws." We've got "deciders" ala Bush. Better known as dicatators.
People in Mexico are scared to death of these drug cartels and these gangs. They are more powerful than the Federales in many cases. They put the fear of death in everybody, and here the Obama administration is arming them. If I'm Hispanic, I'd be asking myself: Why?
This was on Univision last night.Near midnight, Assassins identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and opened fire on a gathering of nearly 60 teenagers Outside, lookouts gunned down a screaming neighbor and several students who had managed to escape. Fourteen young men and women were killed, and 12 more were wounded before the hit men finally fled. Fourteen people were killed just in this incident with American guns illegally walked across the border to Mexico from Arizona as part of an Obama administration program.