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Operation ‘Fast and Furious’ has opened up a new rift in Mexican-American relations as Mexico now claims the failed U.S. gunrunning scandal as an attack on Mexican sovereignty. Mexico now insists that the perpetrators and their bosses, once revealed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, be extradited to Mexico for trial and punishment. Mexico is furious that the U.S. kept them in the dark about ‘Fast and Furious.’ While Mexico fumes and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee struggles to get information the weapons allowed to walk continue to kill on both sides of the border. In the meantime Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the leading Democrat on the committee joined fellow House Dems to further their assault on U.S. gun laws.
Santiago Creel, a Mexican Senator and an undeclared presidential candidate in Mexico’s coming election, called the U.S. silence on ‘Fast and Furious’ a betrayal of their partnership in Mexican-American efforts to fight the drug cartels and violent crime in Mexico. 21 people were found dead in Tubutama, a tiny town in Sonora on Thursday June 30th. When Mexican authorities requested serial numbers of weapons lost in the scandal to check for matches on the eight weapons seized at the scene, they were told that the list of numbers “did not exist.” Creel and a growing number of Mexican officials are calling the U.S. duplicity an attack on Mexico’s sovereignty and they are demanding the extradition of the perpetrators and their bosses.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, (D-MD) and ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee used what little information he has gleaned from the investigation to push the Dems’ assault on U.S. gun laws. He released a report titled “Outgunned” on Thursday last week that details Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) concerns that our gun laws need to be tightened in order for them to effectively combat organized crime along the border. Cummings claims that the same ATF agents testifying in the ‘Fast and Furious’ investigation have said that they have been “outgunned” in their fight. Cummings used his report to publicize his campaign against gun laws as he hosted a forum on the day of its release. The forum included law enforcement officials and gun control advocates, including the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
The gunrunning scandal that has shaken the ATF, the Department of Justice and the Obama administration has received heightened visibility from the media as more questions are being asked about who authorized the failed ‘Fast and Furious’ operation. President Obama, at his Wednesday press conference, claimed for the second time (March 23 and June 29) that he knew nothing about the operation. He also repeated his claim that Eric Holder, his Attorney General, did not authorize the gunrunning operation.
Kenneth Melson, Director of the ATF since 2009, who is rumored to be the administration’s fall guy, is scheduled to testify later this month before the House Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee. He has said that he will not resign despite Obama administration pressure to do so. Perhaps we’ll learn more about who did authorize the deadly operation when he takes his oath “to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”
We can hope that Kenneth Melson’s testimony will begin to remove the opaque cover of “transparency” promised by President Obama and his administration.
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