Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Fast And Furious Gun Linked In Murder Of Mexican Beauty Queen
Maria Susana Flores Gamez, Miss Sinaloa was murdered in an incident this weekend in a shootout between members of the Sinaloa drug cartel and Mexican soldiers. She was apparently used as a human shield by the cartel shooters.
She was just 20 years old.
Found near her body was a Romanian AK-47-type WASR-10 rifle purchased by Uriel Patino at an Arizona gun shop in 2010, as part of the Fast and Furious operation. Patino allegedly purchased 700 guns while under the ATF’s 'sponsorship'.
Sn. Gamez isn't alone. So far, over three hundred murders have been linked to firearms walked over the border because of 'Fast and Furious', an operation of the Obama Justice Department that saw straw buyers purchasing over 2,000 weapons from Arizona gunships under ATF supervision, with the owners of the shops ordered to cooperate and ask no questions by the ATF.They didn't even bother to inform the Mexican government or coordinate anything with them.
You see, the Obama Administration isn't really against guns - just in America. They were apparently fine with shipping guns to Mexican drug cartels.
Sharryl Atkinson, the reporter on the linked CBS story is one of the few reporters in the mainstream press who has been actually covering this scandal. In a Republican administration, 'Fast and Furious' would have been screaming headline news, with the media calling en masse for the president's impeachment or resignation.
Someday though, I'm convinced that the ghosts of SN. Gamez and the other Mexicans who were murdered because of 'Fast and Furious' will receive justice.
One way or the other.
Fast and Furious is one of the few times I've actually felt like I had to apologize for my country.