Friday, 7 October 2011

A missing angle in this BBC report

The BBC report that:
'Thirty-two bodies have been found in several locations in Mexico's eastern port city of Veracruz, the navy says.

The discovery comes two weeks after 35 bodies were dumped on a busy road in Veracruz state in broad daylight.

The Mexican government has announced the deployment of extra security forces in the state, as gangs wage an escalating war over drug trafficking.'
The BBC mention the role of the Mexican authorities but not the role of the Obama administration in getting guns into Mexico. The  story of how and why the Obama administration put guns into Mexican criminals hands is a scandal but not one that the Obama supporting BBC will cover in any detail, if at all.

Federal agent John Dodson says what he was asked to do was beyond belief.
He was intentionally letting guns go to Mexico?
“Yes ma’am,” Dodson told CBS News. “The agency was.”

ATF managers allegedly made a controversial decision: allow most of the weapons on the streets. The idea, they said, was to gather intelligence and see where the guns ended up. Insiders say it’s a dangerous tactic called letting the guns, “walk.”
One agent called the strategy “insane.” Another said: “We were fully aware the guns would probably be moved across the border to drug cartels where they could be used to kill.”
. . . .
For months, ATF agents followed 50-caliber Barrett rifles and other guns believed headed for the Mexican border, but were ordered to let them go. One distraught agent was often overheard on ATF radios begging and pleading to be allowed to intercept transports. The answer: “Negative. Stand down.”
If the George W. Bush administration had made such a blunder the BBC would have covered the story but as this is an Obama foul-up... not a word.

I have heard the theory that Obama wants the Mexican gun situation to get out of hand so he can institute gun control in the US; I am inclined to believe that to be possible.

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