Friday, July 8, 2011

Dead Man

NPR just played this as interstitial music during Morning Edition. Put this movie in your Netflix queue and see if you recognize your country:


hipneck said...

US government openly admits arming Mexican drug gangs with 30,000 firearms - but why?

Friday, July 08, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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hipneck said...

The program focused on following people who legally bought weapons that were then transferred to criminals and destined for Mexico. But instead of intercepting the weapons when they switched hands, Operation Fast and Furious called for ATF agents to let the guns "walk" and wait for them to surface in Mexico, according to a report by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
ATF acting director may resign over Fast and Furious program

June 20, 2011|From Terry Frieden, CNN
The idea was that once the weapons in Mexico were traced back to the straw purchasers, the entire arms smuggling network could be brought down. Instead, the report argues, letting the weapons slip into the wrong hands was a deadly miscalculation that resulted in preventable deaths, including that of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.