By Jeff Waller, Tupelo Tea Party Examiner via The Examiner
I remember a movie from 1969 named “100 Rifles”. Burt Reynolds plays Yaqui Joe, an Indian who robs a bank in order to buy guns for his people who are being savagely repressed by the government. Set in turn of the century Mexico, it tells the story of his flight into Mexico and his pursuit by an American lawman. They eventually become allies and team up with Raquel Welch to take up the cause of the Indians.
The funny thing about this movie is that it is the perfect doppelganger to the Fast and Furious Operation that was recently perpetrated by the DOJ and BATFE. How so, you say? Let’s rewrite the script a little, well, ok, a lot!
Yaqui Joe, played by Eric Holder, a rebel leader robs the government to pay for illegal guns for the rebels of another country who are savagely suppressing their own government and murdering Yaqui Joe’s own people without fear of prosecution. Set in “turn of the modern century” Mexico and the US, it tells the story of the fight against him and the cover-up initiated by those under his supervision, and the struggle of one lawman, Darryl Issa, to bring them all to justice. It is eventually learned that the President has long been allied with Yaqui Joe, and the two team up with DOJ official Patrick Cunningham to plead the Fifth Amendment to avoid incriminating themselves in response to a bevy of subpoenas House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa has served on them that will compel them to appear before Congress about Fast and Furious.
One would think that since Cunningham has been the chief of the criminal division of the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s office in Phoenix for the past two years, he would be a likely person to have first-hand knowledge of the operation. Issa has said that he has information indicating Cunningham was instrumental in the approval of the gun walking scheme.
Cunningham has been refusing to testify before Congress about Fast and Furious. It is apparent that Cunningham does have pertinent information. When someone pleads the Fifth Amendment, is has historically been a sign that there has been foul play.
Two sitting governors, every major Republican presidential candidate, and eighty nine congressmen have given or committed to actions that demand for Eric Holder, head of the DOJ, resign. This is the head of the government agency responsible for upholding the laws of the nation. Yet a major portion of government has no confidence in his ability, and or his honesty.
At least 300 people in Mexico were killed with Fast and Furious weapons, as was Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. The identities of the Mexican victims are unknown. Allegations have surfaced that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata was also killed with Fast and Furious weapons.
Cunningham is resigning on in late January to take another job. One has to wonder who would possibly hire a person who is on the verge of being the target of a criminal investigation .
More than 1,400 of the weapons are still unaccounted for.
Two AK-47s from a gun shop in Glendale, Ariz., were discovered at the site of the shooting death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry. Terry was killed during a Dec. 14, 2010, gunfight with Mexican bandits just north of the border near Nogales, Ariz.
Now, these are the people, some of the people, that the current president has put in office, Obama minions that have put their own interest above those of the nation they are sworn to serve. Barack Obama wants you to vote for him again in the upcoming election.
Contrast this story and others like that of Solyndra, where some half a billion US tax dollars were loaned on possibly fraudulent terms, with the campaign promises made by Obama in the last election. Did Obama actually do anything he promised? Or, did he do as he pleased, aided and abetted by a Democrat-controlled Congress, in forcing on the American people a plan to socialize a significant portion of the US economy, and possibly bankrupt the government.
As I said, he wants to be reelected. So, what could go wrong in a second term for Obama? What could go wrong? What could go wrong with continuing to trust this man?
- Holder – A Hostile Witness? (lettingfreedomring.com)
- Gunwalker: DoJ figure taking the 5th in Fast & Furious probe (tarpon.wordpress.com)
- Gunwalker Update: Arizona To Investigate Fast and Furious; Revisiting Lon Horiuchi’s Manslaughter Charge (thepatriotperspective.wordpress.com)
Eric Holder’s Justice Department Looking More Like Obama’s Protection Racket (lettingfreedomring)
- Eric Holder Lied (lettingfreedomring.com)
- Fast & Furious follow-up: Cunningham to take Fifth! Add a comment Dave Workman, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Continue reading on Examiner.com Fast & Furious follow-up: Cunningham to take Fifth! – Seattle gun rights | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com (arizonaguardiansofliberty.wordpress.com)
- Obvious Guilt: Pleading The Fifth In Fast & Furious (neosecularist.com)