The Pattern of Criminal Behavior Within the Department of Justice

By , Tupelo Tea Party Examiner, via The Examiner

 

In case anyone missed it, there is a growing pattern of heinous criminal behavior within the Obama Department of Justice.  We have in our midst a gang of pirates dressed as business men, in their Armani suits and Bruno Magli shoes, and pretending to be government officials.  They do their unimaginable crimes and then hide from prosecution behind the veil created by our cumbersome federal bureaucracy, claiming to know nothing, blaming everything on underlings, or denying that anything happened at all.

There are two items of an especially horrifying nature that should be fully brought to the attention of every registered voter in the United States of America.  These are the two known, failed, gun-running operations planned, promoted, and carried out by the Department of Justice under Eric HolderOperation Fast and Furious, and Operation White Gun.

Fast and Furious (F&F) has been the subject of numerous news articles and reports concerning the on-going investigation and hearings headed by Darryl Issa.  Holder has denied knowing anything about the operation which was carried out from within his department.  Over 2,000 weapons were allowed by the BAFTE to be illegally purchased by straw buyers, who then transported them into Mexico.  The DOJ lost track of most of these weapons, which includes various assault weapons and machine guns, and several of them have already turned up in evidence at the murder scenes of several Americans.

But there is another such operation, of which I have no doubt Eric Holder will deny any knowledge.  It was named Operation White Gun (WG).  The investigation is just getting under way on this one, but it appears to be eerily similar to F&F.  To use the vernacular of law enforcement, they have the same M.O. (modus operandi).  Use federal money to buy weapons and sell them to illegal buyers under the premise that the guns will be tracked, but then, for some unexplained reason, the guns get lost and go to drug dealers in Mexico.  Then, when the “fiasco” is discovered, deny, deny, deny.

Reports on WG do not include quantities of weapons involved, but they do identify that there may have been as much as $15 million involved in the budget available to the buyer.  If this budget was used up then we could be talking about far more weapons than with F&F.

The target of WG was supposedly Guzman Patino who was attempting to procure arms for the Sinaloa gang.  El Chapo Guzman Loera’s “criminal group sought to strengthen its arsenal with grenade launchers and .50-caliber machine guns,” said agent Hope A. MacAllister.  According to Wikipedia, “White Gun and Fast and Furious both began in the fall of 2009, and both cases were run by the same ATF officials.”

Wikipedia says, “In fall 2009, an ATF team sent an undercover agent posing as an arms dealer to Guzman Patino and photos of weapons, including a Dragon Fire 120-millimeter heavy mortar, were emailed to his ‘Superman6950’ Hotmail account.”  Guzman Patino told to the undercover agent that “if he would bring them a tank, they would buy it”.

After that meeting, Patino Guzman and the agent met again outside the restaurant in Phoenix, where the undercover seller showed the criminal five weapons in the trunk of his car , including a Ramo .50 heavy machine gun and a Bushmaster rifle.

At the point that Guzman Patino was ready to buy, BATFE records of the investigation into his activities ended for no reason.  Could it be for the purpose of “plausable deniability”?  Who knows?  But why would investigators be suddenly pulled off of a case when it is just about to yield its fruit?  Agents do not dictate which assignments they get.  Supervisors determine these things.  It is safe to assume that this is the case with WG.  Documents do not show why the investigation was halted, and they do not show if any guns were sold to Guzman, yet it is known that some “guns got away again”.

The U.S.attorney in Phoenixat the time, Dennis K. Burke, who later resigned over Fast and Furious, called the White Gun convictions “a tremendous team effort that put a stop to a well-financed criminal conspiracy to acquire massive destructive firepower.”

According to Steve Gill, “By that summer, [agent] MacAllister had gone to Mexico Cityto check the police and military vaults. The ATF documents don’t detail what she found, but they note she discovered ‘weapons in military custody related to her current investigations.’ ”

Does anyone see a pattern yet?  Can you spell “R-A-C-K-E-T-E-E-R-I-N-G” ?

Yes, then what are we going to do about it?

More importantly, what are YOU going to do about it?

As a Tea Party member, I am going to continue to beat this drum long and loud!

There are criminals in the White House.  There are criminals in the Department of Justice.

I remember reading Treasure Island, by R.L. Stevenson. In the book, pirate Long John Silver defines his fellow pirates as “gentlemen of fortune”.  We have gentlemen of fortune in our government!

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