Originally Posted by Standing Wolf
The BATFE's and other agencies' scheme to let criminals buy lots of guns and send them to Mexico is both stupid and incredibly—in the literal sense of not being believable—illogical. Cook up fake statistics to agitate for more Marxist so-called "gun control?" That's approximately intelligible, although it obviously would have been considerably simpler to come up with fake numbers. How hard would it be to gin up a fake "analysis?"
So far, it's awfully dumb, but comprehensible. Now we come to involving FFLs, lots of BATFE people and apparently people from other agencies, probably including the State Department, and real guns being handed to real criminals and carted across the border into another country. That's not just stupid or even monumentally stupid, but waaaaay beyond monumentally stupid.
Is something missing?
Remember Occam's Razor: The correct answer is usually the most obvious.
Yes, in hindsight the operation seems stupid, dumb, naive, and impossibly ill-conceived. But remember that this administration is made up of people who are unaccustomed to doing anything the legitimate way, do not know how to tell the truth about anything, believe that what they
want must be best for everyone because it's their idea (and they're smarter than everyone else) ... all the way to recognizing that an operation of such incomparable obviousness (if that's a word) is typical of Chicago machine politics.