Taxpayers Paid for “Fast and Furious” Plan to Arm the Sinaloa Drug Cartel

Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

The Mexican government has opened two criminal investigations into Operation Fast and Furious, the deadly ATF operation that allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to purchase $1.25 million in illegal guns responsible for countless acts of violence south of the border. Reasonable people may ask when the United States will follow suit after today’s revelations that taxpayers funded the transfer and ATF agents personally handed the guns over to murderous gang members.

Fox News reports it has uncovered documents showing David Voth, an ATF group supervisor, ordered eventual whistleblower John Dodson to use federal dollars to purchase and then personally sell six semi-automatic Draco pistols to members of the gang in Arizona. Then he allowed the guns to ride off into the sunset over the sands of old Mexico:

This was not a “buy-bust” or a sting operation, where police sell to a buyer and then arrest them immediately afterward. In this case, agents were “ordered” to let the sale go through and follow the weapons to a stash house.

According to sources directly involved in the case, Dodson felt strongly that the weapons should not be abandoned and the stash house should remain under 24-hour surveillance. However, Voth disagreed and ordered the surveillance team to return to the office. Dodson refused, and for six days in the desert heat kept the house under watch, defying direct orders from Voth.

A week later, a second vehicle showed up to transfer the weapons. Dodson called for an interdiction team to move in, make the arrest and seize the weapons. Voth refused and the guns disappeared with no surveillance.

According to a story posted Sunday on a website dedicated to covering Fast and Furious, Voth gave Dodson the assignment to “dirty him up,” since Dodson had become the most vocal critic of the operation.

“I think Dodson demanded the letter from Voth to cover both himself and the FFL (Federal Firearm Licensee). He didn’t want to be hung out to dry by Voth,” a source told the website “Sipsey Street Irregulars.”

Shortly after this, Dodson confronted his supervisors, asking why the ATF did not simply give the drug cartel its entire cache of weapons, after which he was given “a more menial job.” Demoting whistleblowers or punishing employees otherwise critical of institutional corruption is a defining feature of the Obama administration.

Commentators have asked whether the program is part of a wider policy of supporting the Sinaloa drug cartel….

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Comments

  1. Lovely….just lovely. Wake up America. This is the most corrupt, devious administration ever. Makes the Clintons look like alter boys…

  2. I am foaming at the mouth waiting for Obammy boy to declare Marshall Law. Then, finally, " We the People", can form up and organize our silent forces, milita, and go after all these anti-American, anti-Christian, pro-muslim, pro-terrorists sitting in and occupying our Whitehouse, and falsely and fraudulently occupying political offices across our great country. We need to stop dreaming of impeachment or trials for treason and or other high crimes, just lock and load, be ready and wait for the time to pling away one at a time, saving taxpayers tons of money with no trials and swift justice that our laws spell out with fast and speedy remedies. It has become real obvious that our elected politicans are not gonna do anything to prosecute Obammy boy or any of his crooked czars, as all politicans are afraid of their own guilt and that they too may be exposed.

  3. For all those who voted for Obammy, you should be totally embarrassed that this muslim, anti-American, anti-christian, pro-muslim/terrorist, radical fake of a person, a liar, is deceitfull, pro-socialist, marxist, commy, has done a fine job of making the great US of America the laughing stock of the World. We have lost our financial credit, our compassionate, our free will, our political success, our freedom, all the good things that made our country great. America is no longer the dreams of many around the world to come here for freedom, life, liberty, and prusuit of happiness. This dude, Obammy boy, daily incites racism, socialism, marxism, terror, radicalism, yes folks we should be ashamed we let this kenya guy into any political office in this country. Oh and good luck on that hope and change B.S.

  4. Perfectlyaged says:

    America, why are we Americans allowing a man to be President of our great United States that is immoral, corrupt, lies, unprincipled and is shameless to continue to be an unqualified leader of the United States?
    Have we sunk so low and become so complacent that we turn our heads and hope that it will all go away?
    I have emailed my congressman (Senator (Doctor) Coburn of Oklahoma) and complained about everything from Obama's eligibily to his disregard for the Constitution. Senator Coburn wrote me back that he has not seen anything that would warrant impeachment!!!! I agree with Paddy…we have a bunch of sissy "paddy wagons" in Washington and it is time the American people BANNED together and let Washington know they are the hired hands and we, the Americans, are STILL the bosses!!!! Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona seems to be the only cowardless man in the United States that will forge forth and attempt to bring Obama to justice. But, Sheriff Arpaio needs our financial support. He has a web site where we can donate…help this man who is trying to help the Americans!!!!

  5. All branches of the American Government have turned into gangs of lawless thugs.
    When will the American people understand that corruption is business as usual.
    Wake up America, our leaders are out of control and Congress doesn’t care.
    In my opinion, most of the members of Congress likely benefit from the current, above the law
    mentality in Washington. Why else would they look the other way while obama shreads the Constitution?
    The greedy power hungry control freaks are blinded by their own dumbass tactics that make no sense
    to most freedom loving Americans. Where is the FBI ? Surely they have the heads up on the Lawless Washington obama advisers. Is there any competence in our law enforcement agencies to step up to the plate and stop these marxist thugs? Someone on the inside must turn against the leaders and officially expose the most corrupt Government on Earth. Enough is Enough!

  6. luchadora41 says:

    Oh my goodness, the Sinaloa is one of the worst in Mexico! I remember living there and hearing people talk about Sinaloa, or the lawless ones, and they were the most feared. How DARE our government allow this to happen!? We need to fire the whole lot, President on down to every member of Congress, the judicial branch, ATF, DOJ, and the rest, and elect a whole new batch of patriotic officials who will uphold our Constitution to the exclusion of Sharia, international, religious, cultural, or UN law.

  7. Edwardkoziol says:

    Barack Insane Obuma and his administration especially Holder the head of the black panthers are the most corrupt government the US has ever had,they make Nixon look like a boy scout.To come out and say they didn't know about this operation is asinine these depts.had to go to someone they just didn't do it on their own without the consent from higher up.I suppose Holder and Obuma can say it's all Bushs fault their normal response and the press will go along with it.

  8. "The Mexican government has opened two criminal investigations into Operation Fast and Furious". Good – It's obvious that the US 'checks and balances' are not balanced. As ISSA's investigation is thwarted, perhaps the Mexicans will be more sucessful in exposing the FACTS, or at least bringing more attention to the crime. Is government IMMUNITY still a shield when international law is broken?

  9. I just love the way the government manages, oversees and spends our money! They're like kids who are unsupervised, just inherited billions, and are let loose in ToysRUs!!!! Whoever is in charge is completely irresponsible, thoughtless, incompetent, is out of touch with reality, and appears to be "playing" grown-up!!! These agencies and departments are following the leader…Obama.

    • Judy, it’s monkey see monkey do, let’s cover up the crimes, whatever it takes.
      Thanks, to the Mexican Government for the investigations.
      The U.S. sure as hell won’t investigate it’s own crimes.
      What a shame, our government leaders are very embarrassing.

  10. There is more to this story…..Is the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious a cover up of US arms trafficing over and across our southern border by our own DOJ…..No one in our Government has questioned the amount of US military arms and equiipment that has been found in use by the Mexican Drug Cartels…..We are talking about weapons not available for sale by US Firearms Dealers…..We are talking about full automatic weapons…..Rocket Lauchers…..Hand Grenades…..Body Armor…..Night Vision Binoculars and other weaponery in use by our US Armed Forces….Where did these military weapons come from and who delivered them to the Drug Cartels?

  11. In bringing war into Mexico the congress needed to vote on arming drug contras against the Mexican gov. You can't start a war with out congressional approval. Now 22,000 have died in the war in Mexico. Mexico needs to go to the news services in the USA and demand a broadcast about F & F.

  12. OBAMA IS WORKING AGAINST THE U.S. – IMPEACH HIM NOW BEFORE HE DOES MORE DAMAGE. HE IS DISCRACEFUL.

  13. REMEMBER "IN GOD WE TRUST" PHRASE THAT IS ON OUR MONEY, THAT STANDS FOR ALL, OUR GOVERMENT REFUSES TO STOP THIS BS, MAY OUR GOOD LORD TAKE CHARGE, PLEASE GIVE OUR AMERICAN BACK TO US, AND GIVE US A CHRISTIAN & MORAL LEADERSHIP TO RUN OUR NATION, FOLKS ITS GOING TO TAKE YEARS TO UN-DO WHAT HAS BEEN DONE THE LAST 2 YEARS, IF IT CAN BE DONE. PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERCIAN AND FOR WHICH IT STANDS. CAN'T EVER HAVE TOO MUCH PRAYER.

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