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WSJ: ATF may have supplied grenades to Mexican drug cartels.


As the “Fast and Furious” drug running scandal grows, new evidence has emerged that the ATF facilitated the sale of grenades to Mexican drug cartels.

During the “Fast and Furious” operation, the Obama administration ordered American gun stores to illegally sell thousands of weapons to drug cartels in Mexico and Honduras. At least two members of American law enforcement agencies were murdered with these guns. Mexico says they have recovered nearly 1,000 weapons and estimates that 150 Mexican citizens have been killed with these guns.

While the operation was going on, the Obama administration called on Americans to relinquish their 2nd amendment guns rights to “keep guns from going to Mexican drug cartels.”

Critics call “Fast and Furious” a classic “False Flag” operation to justify taking away the rights of American citizens. The entire operation was exposed by five ATF agents that blew the whistle. The five were initially punished by the Obama administration. Their positions have now been re-instated.

From Wall Street Journal…

Federal authorities are probing why the U.S. in 2010 let go an Arizona man accused of supplying grenades to a Mexican drug cartel, a case that played a role in the ouster last week of the nation’s top firearms regulator and the U.S. attorney in Phoenix.

U.S. officials said missteps in the case, which hasn’t been previously disclosed, are being investigated by the Justice Department and Congress. Federal agents in 2009-10 at the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives led the case against the suspect, who they believed was dealing grenades to cartels in Mexico. The case was overseen by prosecutors in the Arizona U.S. attorney’s office, the U.S. officials said.

The Arizona U.S. attorney’s office and the Phoenix ATF office are the Justice Department units behind another botched operation, called Fast and Furious, which has been the subject of intense congressional interest this year. The Fast and Furious program allowed suspected smugglers to buy about 2,000 firearms, some of which later turned up at drug-related crime scenes in Mexico and the U.S.

Jean Baptiste Kingery, the suspect in the grenades case, was arrested Aug. 31 in Mexico and has been charged with violating that nation’s organized-crime laws, according to U.S. officials.

Mexican police raided his home in Mazatlan and other locations nearby where they reported finding materials that could be used to construct 500 grenades, the officials said. A confidential informant told U.S. investigators last month he had provided Mr. Kingery with components for 2,000 grenades, they said. Mexican authorities, who haven’t made the arrest public, didn’t respond to repeated requests for comment. An attorney for Mr. Kingery couldn’t be located.