Flashback: Obama Blames US Guns For Mexican Violence… Then Runs at Least 2,000 Guns to Mexico (Video)

In April 2009 Barack Obama traveled to Mexico and blamed US gun sellers for “This war being waged with guns purchased not here but in the United States.” Just to be sure, a few months later the Obama Administration started running their own guns to Mexico, at least 2,000.

Barack Obama, April 16, 2009:

“This war is being waged with guns purchased not here but in the United States… more than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that lay in our shared border. So we have responsibilities as well.”

Also today… Mexican Attorney General told reporters that Obama is more involved with Operation Fast and Furious than he is admitting.
The Cypress Times reported:

President Barack Obama appears to be getting it from all sides regarding a government snafu dubbed Operation Fast and Furious. Besides both houses of the U.S. Congress and a number of public-interest groups investigating what is being characterized as a rogue federal law enforcement operation, Mexico’s attorney general is infuriated over the allegations that the U.S. was behind the smuggling of weapons into Mexico that ended up killing her countrymen.

In a statement released by Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales, she called Operation Fast and Furious “an attack on Mexicans’ security.”

Morales told Mexican reporters that she is demanding a full and honest explanation from the United States government especially since evidence is being gathered that reveals the Obama administration was more involved in Operation Fast and Furious than top officials admitted in their sworn statements.

If what is being reported is true, U.S. Attorney General and other government officials may have committed perjury and/or obstruction of justice if it’s proven they lied when testifying before House and Senate committees.

Operation Fast and Furious was a botched Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives covert operation initiated in order to track more than 2,000 smuggled guns to Mexican drug cartels by allowing gang members to purchase them illegally from U.S. gun stores then take them back to their leaders.

However, according to Congressional reports by both Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) and Senator Charles Grassley (R-NE), the federal agency lost track of many of the guns. Some later were traced to murders of police and civilians in Mexico and the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry.

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  • Ginger

    Please…FBI arrest that fraud!

  • Liz

    I M P E A C H. Romney/Cain 2012 add anti-corruption to your platform, please.


    he did that so he could grab more attention and get rid of right to bear arms

  • bg
  • Nancy

    Chicago gangsta government. Did anyone expect anything else?

  • FurryGuy

    This was no coincidence, the speech followed by the illegal gun smuggling to Mexican criminals, it was a plan to use Fast and Furious as a wedge to further erode the 2nd Amendment if not outright eliminate it. Barry and his Merry Band of Marxists along with other prominent Dems, elected or otherwise, in the last few days have fully revealed their utter contempt and hatred for the Constitution.

  • myohmy

    Another scheme to get right to Obama’s definition of Utopia where the DNC is the absolute rulers.

  • Brian

    I personally prefer charges of high treason against the US constitution and demand discovery and execution of those involved. Very fitting considering that these weapons have been found to be involved in the deaths of american citizens.

  • agentbrianterry’sghost

    I want to see oBama and Holder cuffed and perp walked across the Mall in orange jumpsuits fast and furiously.


  • American Woman

    Fast and Furious allowed dangerous firearms to fall into the hands of the criminals, who belong to the Mexican drug cartels, resulting in the deaths of innocent people on both sides of the border.

    The Obama Administration’s failure to cooperate during Congressional investigation of this scandal is disturbing. Both President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have shown themselves to be contemptuous of the workings of Congress and the laws of our country. Moreover, it is becoming increasingly evident that their actions intentionally sacrificed the lives of innocent people.

    For his part, US Rep Darrell Issa (R-CA) has gone on record saying:
    “We know that this administration at the highest levels approved an operation that allowed thousands of high powered weapons, basically AK47s and M-16 lookalikes, to go to the worst of the worst on both sides of the border.”

    We need more leaders like Issa in Congress and Pennsylvania Ave. Let’s make that happen in 2012!

  • bg



    [if you’ve been coming here for years as i have, no need to
    explain the significant connections, and they are numerous]


  • squeaky

    [[Morales told Mexican reporters that she is demanding a full and honest explanation from the United States government especially since evidence is being gathered that reveals the Obama administration was more involved in Operation Fast and Furious than top officials admitted in their sworn statements.]]

  • befuddled

    No thanks, Mr. Prez

    Hall of Famer Dan Hampton turned down an invite to join the ’85 Bears at the White House. Not an Obama fan

  • arnonerik

    An Idependent Prosecuter is desperatly needed in the midst of of a disgraceful cover-up. What did Obama know and when did he know it are the questions we need answering. I suspect he ordered it but if he did surely has arranged deniability but cover-up’s are haeder to hide.
    Holder is a joke, a bad joke that is hurting the country as much as Obama is. He needs to go at once!

  • Marybel

    Makes Iran-Contra look like tiddly winks, huh?

    Obama knew when he said it that the 90 percent figure was totally erroneous, so he and Holder decided to make it true.

    Fast and Furious was Obama creating a rationale to challenge our 2nd Amendment rights, pure and simple.

  • Texas_Treeroach

    Let’s first start by impeaching Eric Holder. We can move on from there.

  • StrangernFiction

    Pure Evil!

  • bg


    Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes”

    [WASHINGTON, D.C. – Moments ago in his opening statement at today’s hearing, Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released three e-mails detailing the intimate involvement of ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson and Acting Deputy Director Bill Hoover in Operation Fast and Furious:

    • The first e-mail from March 10, 2010, to Operation Fast and Furious Group VII Leader David Voth indicates that the two most senior leaders in ATF, Acting Director Kenneth Melson, and Deputy Director Billy Hoover, were “being briefed weekly on” Operation Fast and Furious. The document shows that both Melson and Hoover were “keenly interested in case updates.”

    • A second e-mail from March 12, 2010, shows that Deputy Assistant Director for Field Operations William McMahon was so excited about Fast and Furious that he received a special briefing on the program in Phoenix – scheduled for a mere 45 minutes after his plane landed.

    • A third – and perhaps the most disturbing – e-mail from April 12, 2010,
    indicates that Acting Director Melson was very much in the weeds with
    Operation Fast and Furious. After a detailed briefing of the program by the ATF Phoenix Field Division, Acting Director Melson had a plethora of follow-up questions that required additional research to answer. As the document indicates, Mr. Melson was interested in the IP Address for hidden cameras located inside cooperating gun shops. With this information, Acting Director Melson was able to sit at his desk in Washington and – himself – watch a live feed of the straw buyers entering the gun stores to purchase dozens of AK-47 variants.

    video, links & more @ link..

    btw re: #11 September 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm bg

    just in case you missed it:

    Two U.S. Citizens Arrested; Accused Of Being Taliban Arms Dealers


  • paul52

    And where is the Lame Stream Media on this one??? (Crickets…) Republicans need to pursue this on a DAILY basis. Atricles of impeachment, anyone?

  • Tyranny’s Bain

    At the risk of violating Godwin’s Law:


  • paul52

    “articles” … my bad. Still smells like treason!

  • bluemount

    I recall BHO telling James Brady’s wife, who’s foundation is for gun control, not to worry, he was working on things under the radar (paraphrasing)

  • MrGoodWench

    Obama blamed Bush for high budget deficit in 2008 campaign,
    once he took office Obama increased the deficit in amounts and rate faster than ever,
    and blames Bush for that .

    Obama blamed Bush for high unemployment in 2008 campaign,
    once he took office Obama increased the unemployment rate ,
    and blames Bush for that .

    Obama doesn’t wait for a crisis to happen , to take advantage of it.
    He CREATES or worsens the crisis
    and then never lets it go to waste

  • Sam Stone

    I have been saying since this story broke that the entire operation was a plot to further restrict our 2nd Amendment rights!!!!!!

    Google this american guns mexico 2009 and look at the stories that come up that were all started by the WH or their friends.

    Obama/Holder were using the stories to support more restrictions. It is the classic Cloward Piven strategy Obama grew up with.

  • Sam Stone

    Here is the copy of Holders speech to Mexican government IN Mexico 4-2-09.

    He testified in front of Congress in 2011 that he knew nothing about F&F, HE LIED under oath!

    “Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels. My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner, DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion. DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail.”


  • Rock

    Well WTF may own the media here in the US, but I suspect the Mexican press will not be so blind, you have people there who regularly risk their lives reporting on the activities of the drug cartels, somehow I don’t think WTF and Holder have the gonads to try and pressure them. Given most of the cowards have left Mexico to sneak into the U.S. those left are either corrupt, or not easily scared. I see a flurry of not so flattering reporting for WTF coming.

  • squeaky

    i wonder what happened to florida’s “operation castaway”. guns to honduras….just because guns come in from south of mexico doesn’t mean we dismiss tinkering by the adm……..

  • Sam Stone

    Look here a little deeper too Jim Hoft!
    The connection between Iraqi refugees settled here by the democrat Congress and the Mexican drug cartels and firearms and IED’s.

    “SAN DIEGO – Federal officials said Thursday they had broken up a drug-trafficking ring involving Mexico’s most powerful cartel and members of an Iraqi immigrant community in the United States who were caught selling illegal drugs, assault rifles, grenades, and homemade explosives.

    About 60 people from the Iraqi community were arrested after a six-month investigation carried out by the Drug Enforcement Administration and police in El Cajon, a working-class city east of San Diego.

    Many of the suspects are Iraqi Chaldeans – Christians who fled their homeland amid threats from al-Qaeda and other extremists. Police say at least some of those arrested are suspected of being affiliated with the Chaldean Organized Crime Syndicate, an Iraqi gang based in Detroit.”

    “Authorities say the suspects were working out of an Iraqi social club in El Cajon and shipping drugs supplied by Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa cartel to Detroit, home to the largest Chaldean population in the United States, according to the federal indictment unsealed Thursday. El Cajon has the second-largest Chaldean population.

    Officials were tipped off after neighbors and even some of the club members’ spouses complained for years about the establishment’s criminal activity, which has included attempted murder, sales of meth and marijuana, gambling, and illegal firearms sales.

    Authorities seized 18 pounds of methamphetamine, narcotics, cocaine, and other drugs; more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana; $630,000 in cash; four IEDs; and more than 30 guns, including assault rifles.

    Officials say the Chaldean syndicate has historical ties to the Sinaloa cartel. Over the last two decades, Mexican smugglers helped many of the Chaldeans reach the United States. The descendants of the ancient inhabitants of Mesopotamia – what is now Iraq – fled their homeland to escape persecution for their Christianity.”

  • agentbrianterry’sghost

    How did ‘the Zetas’ drug cartel obtain weapons for criminal activity?

    Since Barack Obama took office in 2009, the commonly-accepted mantra of the Administration, and many within the major news organizations, is that the violence associated with Mexican drug cartels is fueled by guns that came from the United States due to its ‘lax gun control laws.’ Indeed, the dangerous ‘Zetas’ drug cartel obtained weapons in the United States for their criminal activity both in Mexico and throughout the American Southwest.’

    However, the manner in which the Zetas obtained those weapons directly contradicts the official Administration stance on the consequences of lax gun control laws.

    The Zetas obtained their weapons through a little-publicized program implemented by the U.S. State Department called ‘U.S. Direct Commercial Sales.’ The program was intended to regulate the sale of U.S. firearms to other countries, and a direct commercial sale of a firearm requires an export license. However, as it has been demonstrated repeatedly with the Project Gunwalker Scandal at the ATF, honorable intentions often go terribly awry, particularly when widespread corruption infects a multiplicity of government agencies.

    The bottom line is that the DOJ’s own internal report on the Gunrunner program shows that the ultimate goal of the entire operation was to manufacture phony statistics in order to make a case for tighter gun control, despite the fact that its own figures do not support the assumption that most Mexican guns come from the United States.

    Thank you, pResident oBama,
    The Zetas Cartel

  • Sam Stone

    And another Border Agent death that needs to be REOPENED to see if any of the Obama/Holder F&F firearms were involved.

    We all know about Agent Brian Terry which is what opened this scandal but we need to relook at Agent Robert Rosas in 2009 long before this story broke.


    Mexican border on edge after U.S. agent slain
    Border Patrol agents in the Southwest are taking extra steps to stay safe as authorities continue to search for at least one gunman who shot and killed another agent Thursday.

    After three days of searching by dozens of local and federal agents, investigators had no suspects in the killing, the first shooting death of a border agent in more than a decade, Keith Slotter, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Diego office, said Sunday. “There’s still a long way to go on this.”

    “Obviously the agents are taking extra precautions now,” said T.J. Bonner, a Border Patrol agent in San Diego County who is president of the National Border Patrol Council. He said agents, who often work alone, are teaming up on some cases and trying to stay closer to agents they can call for backup.

    Agent Robert Rosas was killed Thursday night along a remote stretch of the border southeast of San Diego. Rosas was by himself, trying to catch a group of people who had crossed the border illegally, when he was shot several times in the head and body, Slotter said. He said investigators believe there were three to five people, and that at least one was wounded.

    “They certainly had some sort of firepower,” Slotter said. “They certainly had the confidence level to believe they could overtake him, and they didn’t have any second thoughts about doing so.”

  • Sam Stone

    Worth repeating!

    ““They certainly had some sort of firepower,” Slotter said. “They certainly had the confidence level to believe they could overtake him, and they didn’t have any second thoughts about doing so.””

    Supplied by friends Obama and Holder?

  • Sam Stone

    And for anyone interested in the life and death struggle going on in Mexico, here is a site that is VERY GRAPHIC and very dangerous to those contributing to and working for the site.




  • bg


    Sam Stone #32 September 29, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    yes, they even had a story about 6 heads being
    left outside an Mexican elementary school.. 🙁

    they are no different than, and most likely in with, AQ types,
    and there is more than ample reason to believe so.. *sigh*


  • bg


    a mini-flashback:

    Fast and Furious Program Linked to Over 200 Murders

    as we sit watching our enemies from without & within drawing
    US closer & closer into the vortex of their evil black hole.. :*(


  • agentbrianterry’sghost

    @Sam Stone.

    Thank you for the links.

    Pass them along



    warning: very graphic.


    THe service he could do for this country – not as POTUS, but as PROSECUTOR

  • Sam Stone

    bg, remember this one speaking of AQ types? Wonder where they learned this from?

    Mexico Drug Gang Hits Cops with Car Bomb


    We better wake up to the civil war taking place IN OUR south and below the border.

  • bg


    That 150-megawatt facility will use solar panels made
    in Arizona by Suntech Power, which is based in China.

    sounds similar to the farcical guitar debacle.. 🙁


  • JPeden

    in a statement released by Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales, she called Operation Fast and Furious “an attack on Mexicans’ security.”

    Hey, doesn’t she get it yet? All Mexico has to do is to pay more “protection” money to the re-elect Obama campaign than the Mexican Drug Cartels similarly provide as payment for Obama’s gun-running service and supply to them, and its “security” problem is solved!

    And no wonder the Progressives think that Mexicans are the only people in the world who can’t learn English!

  • Wm T Sherman

    “With this information, Acting Director Melson was able to sit at his desk in Washington and – himself – watch a live feed of the straw buyers entering the gun stores to purchase dozens of AK-47 variants.]”

    What law enforcement function did this live video serve? Why did he really want it? I mean, did he lock his office door, bring up the video feed, fantasize about detroying the 2nd Amendment and then, uh…

  • Molon Labe

    Impeach the Mulim commie!

  • agentbrianterry’sghost

    This would be a crushing scandal for a Republican potus.

    We need to apply a Weiner-like focus on this story.

    It has to get more coverage by the media.

    from Borderland Beat–
    Cartel Map

  • MrGoodWench

    Sam Stone commented:
    And for anyone interested in the life and death struggle going on in Mexico, here is a site that is VERY GRAPHIC and very dangerous to those contributing to and working for the site.
    How can we get the WH to see these videos to get Hussein’s justification of open borders and amnesty for illegals ?
    I’m sure WH has people hanging out at various blogs to spy for Hussein ,
    so I ask all his peeps hanging here, will you show this to your lord ?

  • Faye

    As the socialist dems so often do, first they claim it to be factual then they make it a true fact.

  • agentbrianterry’sghost

    MrGoodWench commented

    May I suggest that you pass along the links on this thread along to your congress critters?
    Anything that is going to get done on this story is going to have to be done by US.

  • bg


    Sam Stone #37 September 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    sorry to say i don’t recall that, but you
    can be sure i won’t ever forget it now..

    however, this is also quite telling..

    at any rate, there’s much more evidence
    pointing to AQ type infiltration than not..

    just a sample:

    Hezbollah Has Set Up Base Camp in Mexico Near Border

    Muslim Terrorists Crossing US/Mexican Border

    1) Obama quietly appoints Muslim Brotherhood to key posts
    2) Tarek Fatah Talk at ideacity 2011
    3) The Third Jihad

    please scroll threads for more, thank you..


  • regularguy

    First on the agenda for the next new president is a major prison complex to house these criminals. At least half of Congress and this criminal administration should be in jail. I want to see all who were involved in wrecking the economy from Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelick and others to banksters and auto industry crooks who were bailed out as well, all in jail.

    A thriving economy and secure nation cannot coexist with the type of corruption we are now suffering.

  • bg


    Sam Stone #28 September 29, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    via #4 September 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm bg link..

    Mexican Drug Cartels and Iraqis Partner in
    California to Sell Drugs, Guns, Grenades in


  • agentbrianterry’sghost

    via Insty.
    CITIZEN ANGER AT Tucson town hall over Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal.

    Related: Obama evades ‘Fast and Furious’ questions from Latino media.

    …’Yes, a special prosecutor is clearly warranted here.’

  • Ipso Facto

    #10 – P E R F E C T!

    Nothing about this F&F deal makes sense to me. There must be something we are not seeing and I suspect that something is being closely guarded by the DOJ and the WH. I hope an independent council goes after them ASAP.

  • WillofLa

    See, everybody involved with this scam are running around like roaches after the light is turned on, and they are trying to cover their butts because even the Attorney General of Mexico knows this is a criminal offence and somebody is going to jail, and he doesn’t want it to be him. He wants it to be Obama. Except in this country the chance of arresting a sitting President is next to nothing. But trying to arrest a sitting Attorney General of the United States would be next to nothing since the man is the highest law enforcement officer in the land. How would you made accusations against somebody who is supposed to be the most learned law enforcement officer that there is. What could you possibly accuse somebody like that of? You had better have all your ducks in a row because if even part of one is out of line the case will be thrown out of court. And any evidence you have has to have Obama and Holder’s finger prints all over it with names, times, places, people, and some of those people had better be more than able to go to court and testify against Obama and Holder without fear of being murdered!!

    Don’t think for a second that somebody in such high places and with the fall they would take would suck numreous people down with them just like Blagoiavich in Chicago should have sucked Obama and a whole bunch of people down with him but he really hasn’t gone down yet, so that is yet to be seen. But Obama and Holder need to be arrested, and put in prison waiting for trial so they won’t escape from the country, like Obama could go back to Africa to meet with some dignitary and just doesn’t come back. Of course that is highly unlikely, but you never know. It depends on how much concrete evidence you have on him. He has to know that he would definately go to prison. He would still be historical, but being the first sitting President to be tried and go to prison!!

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  • atticcellar

    I am furious.. US banker puppet shipping thousands of guns to criminals south of the border. When crimes are committed with these crimes The 2ND amendment gets blamed.. Goal; strip further constitutional rights under the guise of security.. What a joke.. Our republic is under attack.. Ron Paul.. 2012

  • chuck in st paul


    Once the guns crossed the border they disappeared into the Mexican crime scene. In one case the agent was ordered to buy guns and sell them to a known bad guy, then drop them off at a dead drop with NO SURVEILLANCE. The Mexican cops and feds WERE NEVER INFORMED, so THEY had no surveillance either on any of these guns.


  • Rock

    chuck 54

    From Hot Air (http://hotair.com/archives/2011/05/25/obama-were-working-on-gun-control-under-the-radar/)
    Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney. During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said.

    “I just want you to know that we are working on it,” Brady recalled the president telling them. “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”

    You knew, just to bring others up to date. Man do I hate these Progs.

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  • TiminPhx

    And the same press that sends a dozen of their hacks to Alaska to snoop around Palin’s backyard ignores this scandal and the deaths.

    I hate the press with the same passion as I do this scumbag group.

  • JDF

    Linda Jordan Discusses Obama’s E-Verify Failed Connecticut Social Security Number


  • aprilnovember811

    They’re accessories to murder. Was infringing on the second amendment the only reason for this?

  • aprilnovember811

    When you provide a weapon to someone knowing it will be used in the commission of a crime, you become an accessory. Are you exempt, if you are in government? Sounds to me like Obama, Holder, Clinton, Napolitano, and anyone else involved in this, are all accessories to murder.
    How about all of you?

  • aprilnovember811

    Sheriff Paul Babeu: ATF Are Accomplices To Murder

  • Dee Goodhand

    So let me get this straight.
    1. In 2009 without document proof he spouts that 90% of the guns in Mexico come from the U.S.A
    2. He is a proponent for gun control so if his statement is correct and can be proven it would go a long way to concreting his case for stiffer gun control.
    3. It is found that his administration is selling guns without tracking devices and without the Mexican government involvement.
    4. U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry is killed by one of those guns.
    5. Dennis Burke, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, has delivered his letter of resignation in response to the Fast and Furious scandal
    6. Teachers in Mexico have been threatened by the Drug Cartell that received a major portion of these guns.
    7. The king pin who benefitted most just had his babies born in the United States and are now American Citizens.
    Question: Does it sound like somebody is in bed with the Drug Lords in Mexico???? Is someone getting major kickbacks from those who received these untracked semi auto weapons?

    Question: If you are putting guns out there to catch those who illegally purchase them wouldn’t you but chips or trackers or something on them? If you can track a dog with a rice sized chip why could these guns not be better tracked?

    Things that make you go…… What the He………..

  • BS-meter

    Obama will be turned out to pasture in ’12, but before he leaves office, he will assure that Holder never sees the inside of a court room relative to these activities.

    And you thought the Marc Rich pardons by Clinton reeked of corruption.

  • bg


    does anyone really think Obama et al gives a damn??

    last president who cared about anything was GWB..


  • Whistleblower

    U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is protecting Obama.

    Patrick Fitzgerald: Intrepid Crime Fighter? Or, Politically-Driven Leaker? The Silent Mole & A Complicit Newspaper (Part 5)


  • JDF
  • lizzy84

    Brian Terry: Semper Fidelis & Honor First


    @ Sipsey Street Irregulars.

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