UPDATE: ATF used “Fast and Furious” to make the case for gun regulations

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Eric Holder should resign or be fired for this….This is a main stream article CBS that has the documents to prove “Fast and Furious” was intentionally used to put more restrictions on the 2nd amendment….this is not good.

Documents released by CBS News reveal Fast and Furious was exploited to demonize the Second Amendment.

Emails obtained by the network show ATF agents discussing how they could tie guns involved in Mexican violence to gun dealers based in the U.S. to justify the implementation of Demand Letter 3, a regulation that would require U.S. gun stores to report the sale of multiple rifles.

In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the “big fish.” But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called “gunwalking,” and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

ATF officials didn’t intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called “Demand Letter 3”. That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or “long guns.” Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.

On July 14, 2010 after ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. received an update on Fast and Furious, ATF Field Ops Assistant Director Mark Chait emailed Bill Newell, ATF’s Phoenix Special Agent in Charge of Fast and Furious:

“Bill – can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same (licensed gun dealer) and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks.”


New documents obtained by CBS News show Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010. That directly contradicts his statement to Congress.

On May 3, 2011, Holder told a Judiciary Committee hearing, “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”

Yet internal Justice Department documents show that at least ten months before that hearing, Holder began receiving frequent memos discussing Fast and Furious.


Tehran claims it can ‘reverse-engineer’ downed US drone

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Great job guys…giving the enemy our latest stealth technology……They need to install a self destruct device in these things to prevent such a thing from falling into enemy hands…..

Here’s why nothing was done:

Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin reported that apparently the Pentagon  pleaded with Barrack Hussein Obama to give the order to do just that. The Pentagon initially wanted to send a special forces team to recover the drone.  Obama shot down that suggestion. Then the Pentagon offered up Plan B , blow it to kingdom come. FOX News reports that there was third option and Obama struck that down also. Obama refused both whose options as well and now Iran and China have a brand spanking new fully functional top secret US RQ 170 Sentinel Drone.
The Drone was not recovered or destroyed specifically per Obama’s orders

Iran will reverse-engineer the US drone it has in its possession, and is in the “final stages” of unlocking the aircraft’s software secrets, the head of Iran’s parliamentary national security committee said Monday.

“Our next action will be to reverse-engineer the aircraft,” Parviz Sorouri said, according to the website of Iranian state television.

“In the near future, we will be able to mass produce it … Iranian engineers will soon build an aircraft superior to the American [drone] using reverse engineering,” he was quoted as saying.

Iran says it captured the sophisticated US drone, a bat-winged stealthy RQ-170 Sentinel, on Dec. 4 as it was flying in its airspace. It claimed a Revolutionary Guards cyber-warfare unit hacked the aircraft’s flight controls.

US officials, who reportedly said the drone was flying a CIA mission over Iran, have expressed skepticism that Iran has the technology to perform such a feat. They said it was more likely the drone suffered a malfunction.

They have also cast doubts over Iran’s ability to replicate the drone — at least without the help of Russia or China.

But Sorouri said “we are in the final stages of cracking [the drone’s] code.”

He predicted that “we will acquire valuable intelligence through deciphering the Americans’ covert intelligence and espionage methods once the code is cracked,” though he added that he could not say when the unlocking of the software would be complete.

Sorouri also said “we will not need Russian or Chinese cooperation” to copy the drone.

“They will definitely not be involved. This great defensive capability is reserved for us, and we are not ready to share it with others,” he said.

“We will use this capability as a deterrence. And I doubt the Islamic republic would share this technology with other countries.”
New York Post