An ATF agent in Mexico watched Eric Holder’s testimony before Congress, last Thursday, and weighed in with this acerbic response at the whistle-blower forum Clean-up ATF : We are reproducing it here:
Posted 09 December 2011 – 11:47 AM
An Open Letter to Attorney General Holder
Dear AG Holder:
From deep inside Mexico, thanks to streaming video, I was able to watch and listen to the entire House Judiciary Committee hearing. I’m a registeredIndependent – not Republican and not Democrat, so this is a non-partisan commentary. As I write this, my life, and the lives of my family members are moreat risk becase of the reckless actions of you and your ATF buddies allowing, facilitating and even paying for firearms to be smuggled into Mexico forcriminals.
Wow! You really made points with us when you refused to acknowledge you were under oath.
How many times did you answer “I don’t know”? You must be the most “know nothing” Attorney General in history.Funny, you had the answers for all the other issues brought up during the hearing…..
You said those who created “Fast & Furious” will be held accountable, but you still don’t know who did it and no one will be fired? You have to considertheir overall service to the department???? Do you consider their overall service for any other crime?
It’s been nearly a year since you assigned the investigation of Fast & Furious to the DOJ IG, although not in writing. Interesting. So, the DOJ isinvestigating itself? How long does it take for the IG to investigate? Is this the same IG that cooked up the false $16 muffin story? Is this the same IGthat took (as gospel) ATF’s word that 90% of the guns recovered in Mexico and traced came from the U.S. – statistics later discredited – by ATF themselves?
We watched and listened as you and your Democrat sycophants on the Committee parroted the same tired scripted mantra praising you for advancing gun controland begging for more gun regulations and more ATF funding. The same old figures were quoted about how many guns were traced from Mexico. Did your figuresinclude all the duplicate traces from Mexico? All the.22 rabbit rifles and farmer’s shotguns that Mexico traced? Did they include 100 year old guns used by Pancho Villa? Did you explain that the average age of those guns traced from Mexico is over 14 years? ATF calls that “time to crime”, but may have nothing to do with a crime.
Did you explain that as far back as 1992, and as recently as 2009, the Congressional Research Service warned against the use of statistics from ATF’stracing system? Did you also not read their warning, “The ATF tracing system is an operational system designed to help law enforcement agencies identify theownership path of individual firearms. It was not designed to collect statistics.”? Or did you simply ignore it?
Did you explain that the new multiple rifle regulation which you are so strongly supporting would not have stopped a single Fast & Furious gun from beingsmuggled to Mexico? And won’t stop any future smuggling? And the multiple rifle purchase report requirement is so overly-broad that it includes 50 to 100 yearold rifles of interest only to collectors – which will now be reported as ‘crime guns’? What’s with that? Oh, yeah….. Those sales are now permanently ‘registered’in ATF registration databases. Was this supposed to be “under the radar”, too?
Did you explain why your buddies at ATF are reporting personal information (name, address, height, weight, date of birth, drivers license number, etc.) of totally innocent American gun owners to corrupt Mexican cops – through eTrace? Enough information for ID theft? These gun owners may have disposed of the guns many years ago – but ATF still reports the original owner as a ‘suspect’ to Mexican cops. Thanks a lot. That makes me feel really good while I’m here in Mexico….. Have you forgotten that in Mexico, you’re guilty until proven innocent?
So this is the “Most Transparent Administration” in history? Well, on that issue, that’s right. With your performance in front of the Committee, and yourobstruction of justice and obfuscation of the issues, you were completely transparent. Everyone could see right through you. And you’re refusing to releaseany more documents? What could be more transparent than that? Wow!
Watching you in front of the Committee, for the first time in my life, you make me ashamed to be an American. Hell, Watergate was easier to understand….., and people didn’t die. How many people are going to be killed as a consequence of Fast & Furious?
How do I explain to my Mexican friends and associates why ATF has illegally armed Mexican criminal gangs? And no one has gone to jail, or been fired, orsuspended, or even identified…..? Isn’t that great for international relations…..
Mr. Attorney General, you will be held accountable – by the American People.
Sincerely,(Name Withheld – still in Mexico)
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