Originally Posted by Hardcase
I really think that a few people in Justice came up with a way to kill two birds with one stone: hammer a Mexican cartel and pad statistics on illegal gun sales into Mexico. Unfortunately, the plan was completely unworkable. Doubly unfortunately, it was executed anyway.
The problem with this hypothesis is that (a) they had no assets with which to track the guns once they crossed the border, and (b) they didn't inform either the Mexican authorities (who would have tipped off the cartels, I'm sure) OR our own people in Mexico
. So just how were they going to "hammer" the cartels with no assets?
Okay, I 'fess up to being a conspiracy theorist, but I see only one explanation for this cluster foxtrot, and it doesn't involve busting Mexican drug cartels.