Thursday, June 16, 2011
By Paul Martin

By NWV News writer Jim Kouri
June 16, 2011

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee released a report this week — “The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious: Accounts of ATF Agents — that is sure to infuriate law enforcement officers and American citizens across the country.

The at times shocking report includes testimony from four Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents offering firsthand accounts about the controversial Operation Fast and Furious that allowed suspects to walk away with illegally purchased guns.

The gunrunners reportedly smuggled the weapons into Mexico and the agents, who were supposed to conduct surveillance, lost track of the suspected gun smugglers and the weapons which are believed to still be in the hands of Mexican drug cartel members.

“This is a prime example of an administration that is clueless in running a law enforcement operation,” said former intelligence officer and police detective Mike Snopes.

“[Attorney General Eric] Holder and his minions are being deceptive in this case claiming they were unaware of the operation,” said Snopes.

Two of the approximately 2,000 guns that ATF let criminals walk away with were found at the murder scene of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December 2010.

“ATF agents have shared chilling accounts of being ordered to stand down as criminals in Arizona walked away with guns headed for Mexican drug cartels,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House committee investigating the government snafu.

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