Friday, July 22, 2011

Oh, God, if this is true then we should skip the tar and feathers (updated)

and go straight to hanging, drawing and quartering:
Phil Jordan, a former CIA operative and one-time leader of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Intelligence Center, claims that the Obama administration is running guns to the violent Zetas cartel through the direct commercial sale of military grade weapons:

Jordan, who served as director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s El Paso Intelligence Center in 1995, said the Zetas have shipped large amounts of weapons purchased in the Dallas area through El Paso.

Robert “Tosh” Plumlee, a former CIA contract pilot, told the Times he supported Jordan’s allegations, adding that the Zetas have reportedly bought property in the Columbus, N.M., border region to stash weapons and other contraband.

“From the intel, it appears that a company was set up in Mexico to purchase weapons through the U.S. Direct Commercial Sales Program, and that the company may have had a direct link to the Zetas.”
This is even worse than Gunrunner and Gunsurfer and whatever the hell else we previously knew about.

If true, we're talking about a BUNCH of high-rankers at State, including Clinton, being involved. And if she claims that she 'knew nothing about this', then we're in the same situation as Holder: if you didn't know, then you've no damned business in the position you're holding. And if you did...

Update: The question is asked, what if this is pure disinformation to try and distract from Gunwalker & Co.?

1 comment:

wasiech said...

This sound like the "Fast & Furious " operation. The "plan" was to have straw buys in the SW then track the weapons into Mexico. Problems included losing track of over a thousand guns ( 1700) comes to mind. Two of the guns were found at the murder of a police officer and nobody owns up to approving the operation. Fox News has run with it but I've seen only one newspaper article.