2nd Man Captured In Killing Of Brian Terry

Guess what name is never mentioned in the article?

(CBS News) Mexican federal police announced Friday that they have arrested a suspect in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Jesus Leonel Sanchez Meza is one of the five men charged with killing Terry in December 2010 during a shootout in Arizona near the Mexico border. One is on trial in Arizona and the other three remain fugitives. Sanchez was arrested Thursday in Sonora state.

Two guns found at the scene were bought by a member of a gun-smuggling ring that was being monitored in the Fast and Furious investigation. Critics have knocked U.S. federal authorities for allowing informants to walk away from Phoenix-area gun shops with weapons, rather than immediately arresting suspects.

In Operation Fast and Furious and at least three earlier probes during the administration of President George W. Bush, agents in Arizona employed a risky tactic called gun-walking — allowing low-level “straw” buyers in gun-trafficking networks to leave with loads of weapons purchased at gun shops. The goal was to track the guns to major weapons traffickers and drug cartels in order to bring cases against kingpins who had long eluded prosecution under the prevailing strategy of arresting low-level purchasers of guns who were suspected of buying them for others.

During Operation Fast and Furious, many of the weapons weren’t tracked and wound up at crime scenes in Mexico and the U.S., including the Terry shooting.

So, the AP (it’s an AP story that is making the rounds at all the news outlets) mentions the programs under Bush, which did attempt to track the guns (no to mention actually informing the government of Mexico about the program) and was actually much smaller, but fails to mention that Fast and Furious was an Obama era program that included well over 2,000 guns and wasn’t shut down when the guns were “lost”, and still wasn’t shut down when a federal agent, Brian Terry, was killed with at least one of the F&F guns.

The word “Obama” isn’t anywhere in the story. Good grief! As Andy at Ace points out

Also, conflating these various operations is complete bullshit. If you’re going to call OF&F “botched”, you need to be able to explain how it was supposed to work.

Andy explains. Jammie Wearing Fool says Eric Holder was unavailable for comment.

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2 Responses to “2nd Man Captured In Killing Of Brian Terry”

  1. proof says:

    Un-be-freaking-lievable. The Bush admin shut their program down because it didn’t work as planned. The Obamanites create a plan that was even worse and they don’t get mentioned in the story at all. Pure journalistic malpractice.

  2. Gumball_Brains says:

    even more.. it is only “botched” after 2 law enforcement US border agents were MURDERED along with around 300 Mexican nationals.

    MURDER at the hands of the Obama administration is now .. “botched”.

    Is it me, or does this sounds like something coming from the CIA heads in a Jason Bourne movie?

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