From Hardy: The spin is now -- this happened because we didn't have enough resources to do more. In other words, "give us more money and we won't ____ up again."
Yeah. Because it was lack of money that was behind this. Sure.
More from Codrea:
[A] former ATF agent told FoxNews.com on condition of anonymity that ATF Headquarters allowed guns to cross the border, for the reason that ATF wanted to glean more intelligence about who would come to possess the guns and what regions of the country they would end up in.Naturally, ATF spokesmen are dismissing allegations that guns were intentionally allowed to go across the border. I have come to understand they aren’t supposed to do that with large quantities of firearms the same way they might with a small quantity of drugs. Too many things could go wrong.
Gee, ya think maybe?
A source who has been providing information that has consistently panned out in the ongoing “Project Gunwalker” investigation is claiming that Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Lanny Breuer, was party to the decision to overrule the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive’s representative to Mexico. Former attaché Darren Gil reportedly advocated informing the Mexican government of gun monitoring operations that resulted in “Project Gunwalker” allegations, and has since resigned his post, one sources say is now to be filled by current ATF Phoenix Field Division Special Agent in Charge William Newell.
Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Streeet Irregulars has posted a detailed background on Breuer along with his analysis of this latest allegation. Might this new allegation help explain why whistleblowers would want to avoid normal Department of Justice channels and seek Congressional protections?
If you want to go through all the Examiner pieces on this, go here.
From Sipsey Street,
Jeff Knox laid it out this way:
"There are actually four separate but connected accusations against ATF officials:
First, that they intentionally arranged to have hundreds of firearms "walked" across the U.S. border into Mexico.
Second, that they instructed U.S. gun dealers to proceed with questionable and illegal sales of firearms to suspected gunrunners.
Third, that they intentionally withheld information about U.S.-sanctioned gun smuggling from the Mexican government.
Fourth, that one of the guns ATF allowed or helped to be smuggled into Mexico was involved in the death of Agent Terry."
I would a fifth: that ATF, FBI, DHS and DOJ officials are covering up the true circumstances of Project Gunwalker, the decision not to inform the Mexicans, and the death of Brian Terry by threatening whistleblowers and others to remain silent "or else."
I'd suggest scrolling down from the top at Sipsey Street; lots of links and information, and on page 2(currently) is his take on the involvement of Breuer.