Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Borderline Madness



Proving once again that the American government is always willing to provide charity to the needy in other lands, the ATF (under Eric Holder's Department of Justice) apparently helped smuggle more than 1700 weapons to Mexican criminals and drug cartels "to see where they'd surface."

Theoretically, this would provide valuable information which would allow the ATF to shut down gunrunners. But in this case, "theory" went out the window... and the AK-47s and armor-piercing shells were unsurprisingly used to murder dozens (if not hundreds) of people,
including a U.S. Border Patrol agent and a Customs Enforcement agent.

When a huge operation like this goes so badly awry, it's important to find out exactly who authorized it and just
what the hell they were thinking. And already, an investigative House Committee has been able to strike two names off the list: Barack Obama and Eric Holder - both of whom claim they knew absolutely nothing about the operation.

Mr. Holder denied responsibility for the actions of his people, claiming that he'd established in previous testimony that "my people" are actually the Black Panthers.

Mr. Obama went even farther, explaining that he couldn't
possibly be aware of every Justice Department plan to ship guns to the Mexican drug cartels because he oversees "a pretty big government" with "a lot of moving parts." He then added that many of the moving parts are "really shiny" and that he blacks out if he watches them too long.

While it's disturbing to think of so many high-powered weapons heading into Mexico, we doubt that the problem will last very long. Because considering the porous state of our southern border, we're pretty sure a
lot of those weapons will be coming back eventually...


Barack Obama and Eric Holder - "No Guns" Heroes?
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16 comments:

jselvy said...

See Project Gunwalker at
waronguns and sipseystreetirregulars

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» will be SO HAPPY when the adults are in charge again...

Angry Hoosier Dad said...

Once again we are left to imagine if you-know-who had done something like this and then denied accountability. I imagine a cartoon of a snake in Texas tall grass with a cowboy hat would have been on some paper's editorial page. Today, of course, that snake symbolism would just be racist somehow. I concur with your sentiment, Louis. I just don't know if it will be in time.

John the Econ said...

First I've heard of this one, but I'm not surprised. I'm sure we would have heard about this sooner had it occurred 3 years ago, with all of the hearings, media and celebrity outcries and all.

Of course, who could blame them for trying this? They've been trying a similar experiment with the economy; last year they blew out over a trillion dollars just to see where they'd all end up. Turns out to everyone's surprise that it went to special interests. There's a good reason that unemployment in the suburbs around DC is less than 4%...

Jim Hlavac said...

It seems that this administration will go down in history as the "Are you serious?" era, or error, I'm not sure. Or maybe Obama puts policy ideas on golf balls, swings and yells "Fore!" Then they fall into the rough or the hazard and he just reaches for a new ball rather than solve the problem.

On the other than, the comparison to Schultz is perhaps unfair because the bumbling sergeant helped the good guys, even unwittingly -- and Obama and Holder do not.

Mark Matis said...

Actually, the Sergeant Schultz comparison goes far better with this country's "Law Enforcement" who are sworn to "...preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution..." but who instead opt for the "I see NOTHING!" on a daily basis as their Masters and their Brothers in Blue spit on it.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Mark Matis- Sometimes, the hardest part of doing these cartoons and commentary is forcing myself to stop, rather than going into ALL the craziness. In this case, it was very tempting to drag in Janet Napolitano who recently said that our southern border is more secure than it's ever been previously. Of course, a great way to reduce "crime" at the border is to announce - as she has - that illegal immigration is not a crime.

And then consider last week's announcement of the arrest of a man who had been smuggling Islamic jihaddists over that same "secure" southern border (we don't know where they are now).

And, oh yes, the latest census numbers showing a Hispanic population of 50 million in the US, with Hispanic births constituting the majority of births in this country.

Quite amazing coincidences, huh?

Pete(Detroit) said...

Now, if they had lowjacked these suckas, so they could be actively tracked, that might have been useful.
Of course, if they could do THAT maybe we could find the Gitmo releasees before they show up to blow up again...

CenTexTim said...

Even CBS News has been critical of the ATF's bungling.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/03/03/eveningnews/main20039031.shtml

I work three days a week in a Texas-Mexico border city. My office is less than five miles from the Rio Grande. Two points:

1. The border is a sieve. Drugs, illegals, and terrorists cross with impunity.

2. Most of what takes place down here never gets in the news. Case in point: Friday three drug cartel members were killed in a shootout with Mexican authorities just across the river from Laredo, Texas. Sunday eleven bodies were found near the site of the shootout with messages attached threatening even more retaliation. I'm willing to bet none of you heard one word about it.

Sorry to be so long-winded, but this is one of my hot buttons. It's a war down here, folks.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@CenTexTim- It may look like a war, but we're pretty sure that it's just "kinetic immigration."

John the Econ said...

@CenTexTim, I've always argued that this country's immigration policy would be much different if Washington DC was located where your office is versus the geographically, politically, and ideologically insulated non-reality zone that it is currently located in. To those in DC and the northeastern elites, at best it's only a problem in abstract. At worst, it's a problem with their tax compliance.

Colby_Muenster said...

Well, Holder probably truly did not know a thing about this because he is too busy with more important things like suing states for trying to uphold the US Constitution and kissing Black Panther ass. You watch, though; Bush WILL get blamed.

But, even if Holder was NOT aware of this crap, he is still responsible. He assumed that responsibility when he took the oath of office. If he has even one hair on his ass, he will put an immediate stop to this nonsense. I'll bet he blames Bush, makes a lot of empty promises, then sweeps the whole thing under the rug.

CenTexTim said...

@Stilton - "kinetic immigration" - excellent! I'll probably appropriate that for future use.

@John the Econ - good point. I agree totally that the denizens of D.C. are totally out of touch with reality.

Update - four more killed here today in a shootout between cartel members and the Mexican authorities. That brings the weekend total to 18 dead. Stay tuned...

http://jacqui.instablogs.com/entry/nuevo-laredo-drug-war-update-18-dead-3-kamikazes-11-bodies-dumped-and-4-gunmen/

pryorguy said...

Hey, as in many other areas of life, sh*t always flows downhill, meaning it started way up top, regardless of denials!

Rick said...

Cartoon Idea - Square 1, Satan as a puppet-master with strings hanging down (you don't see the puppet)- Square 2, You see the puppet is George Soros being controlled by Satan into playing a puppet-master himself (you don't see his puppet) - Square 3 You see Satan controlling Soros the first puppet controlling the 2nd puppet who is Obama. Ahh I love it when truth can be told in 3 Squares.

Jim said...

"Thousands of weapons have gone from gun shops in the US over the border and into the hands of cold, hard , brutal killers. And we know this for a fact becuase we put them there"
Barack Hinsane Obama