In Wake Of Fast And Furious, Are You Ready For Operation Castaway?

It may or may not be as big and bad, but, we’ll see if ATF and the DOJ stonewall Congress on it

Several lawmakers are questioning the Obama administration about whether the controversial “Fast and Furious” gunrunning probe may have had a cousin in Florida that resulted in guns being trafficked to Central America.

Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., penned a letter Tuesday to Attorney General Eric Holder and ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson inquiring about a program known as “Operation Castaway.” Other top lawmakers are also starting to look into it, though ATF claims the program was above board and not similar to Operation Fast and Furious at all.

The Justice Department says Castaway was an anti-gun trafficking operation handled by an ATF division in Florida. It resulted last year in a slew of convictions for defendants the department claimed provided firearms linked to violent crimes around the world. But in light of questions surrounding the Fast and Furious probe out of ATF’s Phoenix division, Bilirakis questioned whether Castaway bore the same suspicious hallmarks.

He asked Holder and Melson whether “similar programs included the possible trafficking of arms to dangerous criminal gangs in Honduras with the knowledge of the ATF’s Tampa Field Division” and a Justice Department office, via Castaway.

Bilirakis’ letter specifically asked whether the Tampa division participated in a “gun walking” scheme allowing guns to go to Honduras. He also asked whether ATF or DOJ know if any of the firearms ended up in the hands of the “notorious” MS-13 gang — a violent gang spread across Central America, Mexico and the United States.

The ATF claims that everything was hunky dorey with Castaway, and that the operation was completed successfully with a few arrests. Isn’t that what they were saying before Operation Fast and Furious exploded in their faces? Should we be sending guns to criminals, gang-bangers, and other assorted scumbags in other countries? Yet, here in the USA, liberals and Team Obama want to restrict the legal sales of guns to legal Americans. Time will tell whether this will grow.

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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5 Responses to “In Wake Of Fast And Furious, Are You Ready For Operation Castaway?”

  1. Word says:

    What people I think are failing to catch here is another Cloward and Piven…..community organizer in action……

    STRATEGY.

    CREATE A CRISIS.

    They have flooded mexico and south america with guns who are then being used to fuel the fire of discord in Mexico and South America which will result in the need to divert attention from the economy to immigration and border control.

    Everything about Obama is smoke and mirrors……..misdirection and deflection.

    Create a Crisis to take the heat off the one thing that will get him fired.

    The Economy.

    Where are the Jobs Mr. President. They are hiding as the progressive/communist Democrats are trying drastically to RAISE TAXES and increase spending in the midst of the worst recession ever.

    Not that the recession is worse then ever….its simply the worst because we have the left side of the government that is PERPETUATING this recession on purpose.

    and that is my word of the day.

  2. captainfish says:

    So, we allow thousands of high powered guns in to the hands of criminals and drug running gangs or those willing to do harm against the USA, and all we get out of it are a few arrests of lowlevel gun runners?

    Yeah, success. So, since when is it legal for law enforcement to do something illegal to entrap a person? I have never understood that.

    I think it is time for force some answers from these people or arrest them for failing to answer those Congress’ questions. There needs to be an official inquiry in to these matters. A federal border patrol agent died due to these actions!! Someone is responsible.

  3. This is the Obama administration: why would you possibly think they care about the law? 😉

  4. mojo says:

    Is this the one with Tom Hanks and a volleyball?

  5. captainfish says:

    chuckle

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