New Terror Evidence Draws Lines From Paris to Arizona… Fast & Furious?
It seems there's always a new terrorist attack to distract the eye of the public, but not that long ago the city of Paris underwent one of the worst terror attacks in France's history. The dust has long settled from the Paris attacks, but some of the information that is just now coming to light from the investigation is severely disturbing.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has just released the news that one of the guns used in the Paris shootings was likely involved in the foolhardy "Fast and Furious" gun-running campaign that was run by the U.S. government.
As a recap, Fast and Furious (not the movie franchise) was a scheme where the government allowed drug smugglers on the Southern border access to weapons, even though the government knew the buyers were criminals. Unfortunately, most of those guns were lost and the move was considered a colossal failure on the part of the government.
Now, news has broken that one of the gun's 4473 forms shows that it came from southern Arizona and was likely involved in the Fast and Furious program. A 4473 form shows the history of a gun and it seems that this gun was sold by a Phoenix arms dealer without filing the necessary paperwork.
That arms dealer was also under scrutiny for possessing an illegal automatic weapon, but law enforcement personnel who were involved in the investigation of the arms dealer say they were told not to ruffle his feathers.
"Agents were told, in the process of taking the fully auto, not to anger the seller to prevent him from going public," reported one anonymous source close to the investigation.
If this news is true, and we have no reason to suspect it's not, given the track record of the government with the Fast and Furious program, the United States was a direct contributor to international terrorism.
We need to do a better job of keeping track of what our government is doing. This kind of thing can't be allowed to happen.
h/t: Judicial Watch