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Third Gun At Terry Murder Linked To F&F

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.

Much worse:

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/TAce)

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?

Topics: Politics | 17 Comments »

17 Responses to “Third Gun At Terry Murder Linked To F&F”

  1. AJ Lynch Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I am curious Wyatt- This story should anger and even scare law enforcement officers. Does it ? Or do many of your colleagues not even pay attention to the news like the average American?

  2. Thomas F Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    When will they be held accountable?

    Never, stonewalling till the day Obama leaves office, Pardons all around, and then nothing.


    This is so serious that it demands a special prosecutor……….

    But I am not holding my breath.

  3. Fenway_Nation Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    This is beyond vile.

    The latino voters- particularly those of Mexican background- need to be reminded which president was in office while the US government was intentionally saturating Mexico with smuggled American weapons.

  4. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    ……..and Eric Holder the AG still saying he knew nothing about it…………

    We die while the politicians lie………………

    Stay Saft Brothers & Sisters………….

  5. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    That’s SAFE not SAFT….

  6. Jon Brooks Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    The States have to get some cajones and start their own investigations and start handing down supeonas and indictments to the Feds responsible issuing warrants and if the Feds complain or tell them they legally can’t then tell them…tough. I think the state law enforcment agencies can pull more manpower together than all the FBI combined and there is the state national guard if the govt tries to call in the army. I say its time for the Feds to take some of their own medicine for once. Boy would that be one for the history books. Of course once set in motion…don’t leave your state. LOLOL

  7. Jon Brooks Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Wow…Did I just call for an armed insurrection against the Federal Gov’t by the individual states?? LOL Nahhhhh! Just a call for Justice.

  8. C/A Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I said the same thing dude. It’s time for an independent council.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    AJ – A lot of guys in my division are pissed, and many of them are liberals. For cops, this transcends politics. A fellow LEO was murdered by weapons our government distributed. That pisses us off.

    Thomas F – i would settle for Issa and Co. holding congressional hearings . . . to start. If they can do it for baseball, they can do it for this.

    Fenway – They won’t see it that way. They’ll see a murdered LEO, shrug, and go back to what they were doing.

    LDIV – He’s a liar. They could not have put this plan together without at least running it by Holder and the POTUS. Trust me. I have dealings with BAFTE agents.

    Jon – You said it, I didn’t.

    I would have expected Arizona to make more waves, but if they’re doing so, they aren’t rippling to the east coast. Meanwhile, what does Terry’s family think? I would want careers to end over this.

    Captain – This is bigger than Abu Ghraib, bigger than Clinton-Lewinsky, and bigger than Watergate. A federal agent was murdered because of a reckless government policy. America needs to know why.

  10. bob (either orr) Says:
    September 9th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Independent counsel won’t happen until Jan. 2013. Good thing, I guess, is that there is no statute of limitations on homicide.

  11. Randal Graves Says:
    September 10th, 2011 at 12:10 am

    No one’s going to be held accountable/punished. It was a mistake, plain and simple (and I’m not saying that in a “brush it off” tone either)!

    Who was held accountable for the deaths in Mogadishu?
    Who was held accountable for deaths from not armoring Humvees in Iraq?
    Who was held accountable for Abu Ghraib?

    same answer: no one.

  12. realwest Says:
    September 10th, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Sorry Randall – I have to disagree with you. The Rangers killed in Mogadishu were killed by the Somali’s following the orders of their “Warlord”; Humvess were intended to take the place of the old Army Jeep – which was not armored at all. When we realized we were facing people who preferred IED’s to direct combat, we uparmored the Humvees as quickly as possible.
    War isn’t neat and easily planned for, as most military officers (at the Academies, at least) are constantly training to fight the last war.
    It may be that no one will be held accountable for Gunwalker or Operation Fast and Furious or the Honduran arms smuggling, but that’s only cause Obama is POTUS and even if he did’t know it, Holder did and there’s NO WAY Obama is gonna let Holder get raked over this deal. Not until after January 21, 2012, anyway. And in this Gunwalker, Fast and Furious and the Honduran gunwalking, there is a ton of information that the BATF higher ups knew what was happening. If you reallly want to know a lot more, I’d suggest you try this link (and the comments thereto):

  13. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 10th, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Bob – Actually, the worst that could be charged here (in PA, anyway) would be involuntary manslaughter. Not that anyone would ever be charged.

    Randal – Just because I think they should be accountable – and every clear-thinking person should think the same thing – doesn’t mean they will be accountable. I understand that. I also want hearings and investigations until everyone knows all the facts of who knew what and when. I don’t expect that, either, especially during this administration.

    Real – Oh, what do you know? You never served in the mil . . . Oh, never mind. :)

    My problem here is that Obama and Holder definitely knew about this, or it wouldn’t have been implemented. And believe me, if this happened under the Bush administration, people would want impeachment hearings.

  14. Dannytheman Says:
    September 10th, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I’ve been following this debacle since the beginning. I have quickly gone from, “no way our government would allow this!” to having the blinders removed completely and now feel that Obama not only knew, but started the ball rolling. we all need to remember what Obama said to Sarah Brady before this all got out. He said to her, after she was complaining about his lack of controlling guns, that “they were working on something under the radar!”
    Now I ain’t a camel, but I know water when I see it!!
    This is disgraceful and unforgivable. OUR government allowing guns to be sold to known criminals, and then destroying evidence after a Military Veteran/Border Patrol agent is killed? I can’t find the words to describe my disgust!!!

  15. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 10th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Danny – A lot of people have considered that. That this was a “gotcha” game aimed at the gun lobby. If so, it went over about as well as his other policies.

  16. Old NFO Says:
    September 10th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    And we STILL haven’t seen the bottom of this cesspool…sigh

  17. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 11th, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Old NFO – I wonder if we ever will.