By Wyatt Earp | September 9, 2011
A third gun found at the scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder has been linked to Operation Fast and Furious. Fast and Furious is the ingenious plan by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to funnel firearms to Mexican Drug Cartels in the hope of tracking down weapons dealers. Obviously, this plan backfired – no pun intended – and Agent Terry was murdered with one of the guns the Obama administration handed out.
The discovery of a third linked gun suggests evidence tampering at best, or a cover-up at worst.
A third gun linked to “Operation Fast and Furious” was found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, new documents obtained exclusively by Fox News suggest, contradicting earlier assertions by federal agencies that police found only two weapons tied to the federal government’s now infamous gun interdiction scandal. Sources say e-mails support their contention that the FBI concealed evidence to protect a confidential informant. Sources close to the Terry case say the FBI informant works inside a major Mexican cartel and provided the money to obtain the weapons used to kill Terry.
It gets worse below the fold.
Unlike the two AK-style assault weapons found at the scene, the “third” weapon could more easily be linked to the informant. To prevent that from happening, sources say, the third gun “disappeared.” (Emphasis supplied, MBV.) In addition to the emails obtained by Fox News, an audio recording from a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent investigating the Terry case seems to confirm the existence of a third weapon. In that conversation, the agent refers to an “SKS assault rifle out of Texas” found at the Terry murder scene south of Tucson. (Emphasis supplied, MBV.)
The FBI refused to answer a detailed set of questions submitted to officials by Fox News. Instead, agency spokesman Paul Bresson said, “The Brian Terry investigation is still ongoing so I cannot comment.” Bresson referred Fox News to court records that only identify the two possible murder weapons.
However, in the hours after Terry was killed on Dec. 14, 2010, several emails written to top ATF officials suggest otherwise.
Please tell me how Watergate was worse than this? Hell, no law enforcement officers were killed during Watergate. And while you’re at it, please explain why the MSM is virtually ignoring this story?
In one, an intelligence analyst writes that by 7:45 p.m. – about 21 hours after the shooting – she had successfully traced two weapons at the scene, and is now “researching the trace status of firearms recovered earlier today by the FBI.”
In another email, deputy ATF-Phoenix director George Gillett asks: “Are those two (AK-47s) in addition to the gun already recovered this morning?”
Remember this when top officials claim they had no idea what was going on.
Asked about the content of the emails, a former federal prosecutor who viewed them expressed shock.
“I have never seen anything like this. I can see the FBI may have an informant involved but I can’t see them tampering with evidence. If this is all accurate, I’m stunned,” the former prosecutor said. “This information confirms what our sources were saying all along – that the FBI was covering up the true circumstances of the murder of Brian Terry,” added Mike Vanderboegh, an authority on the Fast and Furious investigation who runs a whistleblower website called Sipsey Street. (H/T – Ace)
Fast and Furious could never have been implemented without the knowledge of President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and the BATFE. This program directly led to the murder of a Border Patrol agent. When will they be held accountable?