In a covert operation reminiscent of the Iran/Contra scandal, the Drug Enforcement Administration provided a supporting role in the Operation Fast and Furious run by the ATF that allowed at least 2,000 firearms to be illegally purchased.
Critics assert Operation Fast and Furious may have been a covert operation to arm favored drug cartels along the Mexico border. The operation was exposed after nearly 200 of the weapons showed up at crime scenes in Mexico, and two semi-automatics were recovered after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was slain south of Tucson.
What is “Fast and Furious?”
In a letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform; and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley wrote, The evidence we have gathered raises the disturbing possibility that the Justice Department not only allowed criminals to smuggle weapons but that taxpayers dollars [in the form of informant payments] from other agencies may have financed those engaging in such activities.
Despite the Obama administration’s best efforts to characterize Operation Fast and Furious as little more than a ‘screw up’, the most damning evidence strongly indicates that the whole operation was in fact an attempt to launch a false flag assault on the second amendment rights of the American people.