New Report Links Mexican Cartel Weapons to Obama’s ‘Fast and Furious’ Program …Update: Holder Blamed
A new report by Spanish-language network Univision links weapons Obama’s “Fast and Furious” program.
Univision identifies a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms bought during “Fast and Furious” that were later recovered in Mexico.
Twelve hit men broke into El Aliviane rehabilitation center in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and shot 20 young men who were reportedly praying. The weapons used in this massacre have been linked to Operation Fast and Furious. (Mexican Federal Government- ABC)
FOX News reported:
A new report claims previously unreported weapons can be linked to the botched Operation “Fast and the Furious,” and that the U.S. supplied some of the weapons used in a massacre of young men in Mexico in 2009.
The report by Spanish-language news network Univision aired on the channel Sunday night in Spanish and a partial transcript was obtained by Fox News.
In the report, Univision identifies a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms that were bought by straw purchasers monitored by ATF during Operation “Fast and Furious,” and then recovered in Mexico in sites related to murders, kidnappings and other actions by Mexican hit men and drug cartels.
The report also reveals that the Obama administration may have indirectly played a role in the 2009 massacre, where 18 young men were killed at a rehabilitation center in the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez. The massacre was reportedly ordered and carried out by Mexican hit men.
According to a Mexican army document obtained by Univision, three of the high caliber weapons used in the attack were linked to a gun tracing operation run by the ATF. The partial transcript obtained by Fox News did not specify whether this was Operation “Fast and Furious,” or another similar ATF operation.
The “Fast and Furious” program caught the attention of Congress and the rest of the country after weapons from “Fast and Furious” were found at the crime scene of murdered U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
ABC reports that “Fast and Furious” weapons were linked to the alleged leaders of La Linea:
The massacre at the Aliviane rehabilitation center was ordered by Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, alias “El Diego”, the same man who ordered the massacre of Villas de Salvarcar, an action in which three weapons from an ATF gun-tracing operation were used to murder 16 teenagers. At the time, Acosta Hernandez was one of the alleged leaders of La Linea, the armed branch of the Juarez Cartel…
…In 2009, Acosta Hernandez led La Linea in an effort to stave off an offensive from the Sinaloa Cartel, commanded in Juarez by Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a violent enforcer close to Chapo Guzman, who reputedly skinned an enemy’s face to create a soccer ball.
UPDATE: Jay Sekulow on Fox News says Holder is responsible for Fast & Furious: