By JG Vibes
This Wednesday the Justice Dept. announced that it had finished investigating itself in regards to the organizations own responsibility in the “Fast and Furious” gunrunning scandal. Yes, you heard that right, they were in charge of their own investigation.
According to mainstream media accounts an “internal watchdog” was responsible for overseeing the case. An internal watchdog is basically someone within the organization who is somehow supposed to provide an unbiased examination into what has happened.
Under such circumstances it should come as no surprise to anyone that Attorney General Eric Holder was cleared of any suspicion by whichever co worker of his happened to be in charge of the investigation.
If only the rest of us could have the luxury of placing our friends and family members as the judges and juries in all of our traffic cases, pot charges and tax audits. According to the Associated Press there are lower level government employees who are taking the blame, but even they are only being accused of “misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures”.
This “internal watchdog” must have overlooked the documents that CBS News obtained in December of 2011, which explicitly showed that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using the fallout from the “Fast and Furious” operations as a propaganda tool for when it was time to introduce new gun control laws. This has been proven to be one of the main strategical reasons for the ATF and the government to initiate this program, and there is proof of them both corresponding about it long before Holder admits to knowing about it.
The verdict in this case is without a doubt business as usual for the euphemistically named “Department of Justice”. However, it is also important to recognize that this involvement in gunrunning and drug dealing is one of the fundamental operations of government. These operations occur under every administration, and have been commonplace since the days of the East India Company and the Opium Wars.
To assume or believe that this is some kind of an oversight is to buy in to the nationalistic folklore that government schooling and corporate media perpetuates. The government knows exactly what they are doing and the orders always come from the top down, not the other way around as the findings in this whitewash investigation suggest. If the government or any other organization takes action that results in favorable outcomes for a few in charge, at the expense of other people, it is safe to say that these actions were not mistakes. Especially when this pattern of powerful people making convenient mistakes has been a constant trend all throughout history.
As the late and great Jordan Maxwell once said:
“The idea is you set up a diversion, you cause chaos and out of that you will get control. They don’t pay these people big money to make mistakes, anytime the president or the government does something they know what they are doing. It may not make any sense to you but according to other plans if you understand what’s going on behind the scenes it makes a lot of sense. ”
If you have any questions or disagreements feel free to email me at email@example.com
J.G. Vibes is an author, and artist with an established record label and event promotion company that hosts politically charged electronic dance music events. You can keep up with him and his new 87 chapter book Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, as well as his show Voluntary Hippie Radio at www.aotmr.com
White House ‘Made it Impossible’ to Pursue Lead in Fast and Furious Probe
The White House’s refusal to release communications related to the Fast and Furious gun-walking program and the refusal of a White House official to be interviewed about the matter “made it impossible” for the inspector general (IG) of the Justice Department to “pursue that aspect of the case,” the IG, Michael Horowitz, testified.
He added that the sought-after White House interview and communications constituted “a lead we wanted to follow.”
At a hearing of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee on Thursday, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) asked Horowitz, “You noted also in your report that the White House refused to share internal communications with you during your investigation of Fast and Furious. We’ve noted a connection into the White House through Kevin O’Reilly at the National Security Council. Do you think the White House’s refusal to share these documents limited the scope of your investigation? Would this committee be well served by pursuing an investigation into that avenue?”
President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program “Begun Under the Previous Administration”
Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush.
“I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration,” the president said. “When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were held accountable.”
In actuality, the Fast and Furious program was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency.
Senior ATF Agent In Charge Of Fast and Furious Was Also Working For JPMorgan
Nice hire, Dimon.
Is there any fraud, theft, or border-patrol murder that doesn’t have JPMorgan’s fingerprints on it.
Meet Deputy Assistant ATF Director William McMahon
In an unusual arrangement, a senior official of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives involved in the controversial gun operation Fast and Furious is receiving his government salary while working full time for the investment bank J.P. Morgan, according to two Republican lawmakers.
In a letter Tuesday to B. Todd Jones, the acting ATF director, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said that Deputy Assistant ATF Director William McMahon,who oversaw the agency’s Western region during the Fast and Furious operation, has been receiving two salaries simultaneously.
‘Furious’ Report Slams ‘Disregard’ for Public Safety as DOJ Officials Quit
A bombshell report released Wednesday on Operation Fast and Furious faulted a range of federal agencies for the failed anti-gunrunning program and accused officials in charge of a “disregard” for public safety. In the wake of the report, one Justice Department official resigned and another retired.
The sprawling report by the department’s inspector general is the most comprehensive account yet on the deadly operation which allowed weapons to “walk” across the U.S.-Mexico border and resulted in hundreds of firearms turning up at crime scenes in both countries.
The report says Attorney General Eric Holder was not made aware of potential flaws in the program until February of last year. But the report cites 14 other department employees — including Criminal Division head Lanny Breuer — for potential wrongdoing, recommending the department consider disciplinary action against them.
About the Author: