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Old December 30, 2011, 11:15 PM   #1776
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All politics aside which is where this thread is nose diving
I assure you that wasn't my intention. In fact, BGutzman made the point far more succinctly.

Yes, we should be angry about this. The problem is, for the majority, the anger ends at the keyboard, or at the dinner table, and it only spurs action among a minority.
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Old December 30, 2011, 11:45 PM   #1777
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Old December 31, 2011, 11:25 PM   #1778
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Lets see what kind of Citizen/Agent body count the DOJ/ATF run up in the new year......
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Old January 1, 2012, 07:13 PM   #1779
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BGutzman wrote:

Lets see what kind of Citizen/Agent body count the DOJ/ATF run up in the new year......

That might prove a most interesting number to kerep track of.
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Old January 1, 2012, 07:15 PM   #1780
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The first FBI agent of the year is dead. He was killed while picking up his father's cancer medication at the pharmacy. While there the pharmacy was robbed and he tried to stop it. Still want to keep track?
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Old January 1, 2012, 08:31 PM   #1781
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The first FBI agent of the year is dead. He was killed while picking up his father's cancer medication at the pharmacy

He was a BATFE agent.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/a...G6WmsPbdcQfiiP
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Old January 1, 2012, 08:48 PM   #1782
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In that case it is a-ok right? We will just ignore the sacrifices made by the agents in this thread to do justice?
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Old January 1, 2012, 08:57 PM   #1783
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MTT TL, I think you are putting words in his mouth, and I'm not sure they fit what he was saying.

Please bear in mind, most of us realize this all came to light due to agents who first tried to stop F&F, and then blew the whistle when they were unable to derail it.

Most of us realize that field agents generally do not set policy.

I doubt many, if any, of us are gloating over dead FBI, BATFE, or other agents.

And I am pretty sure BGutzman was referring to agent casualties caused by F&F guns, specifically.
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Old January 1, 2012, 09:08 PM   #1784
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ok, regardless I think it is crass.
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Old January 1, 2012, 09:26 PM   #1785
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Perhaps, but I think he meant it from the perspective of somebody who thinks the field agents have been sold out by the policy-makers. IE, he isn't celebrating a body count, he's blaming Holder et al for impending agent deaths.
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Old January 1, 2012, 10:38 PM   #1786
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It is political.

My point is that we are no better than they are if the intent is to use dead agents as a political football. We should be better than that.
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Old January 1, 2012, 11:20 PM   #1787
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ok, regardless I think it is crass,

To which I would say, that there are things that are very much worse than "crass".
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Old January 1, 2012, 11:33 PM   #1788
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True, but as one of my mentors used to say; "if we are going to be dealing with people dying we may as well do it tastefully."
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Old January 2, 2012, 12:32 AM   #1789
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By writing this,I,myself,am guilty of what I am pointing out!

But in the last 20 posts or so,seems to be a lot of banter that isn't really about f+f.

BTW,on the "body count",I,too,believe the loss of agents and officers should be treated with respect..

I find it interesting that Holder played the race card.

I only hear a little bit mentioned about the fact,Fast and Furious,as an operation,could not help but cause terror,death,and suffering of the Mexican National people .

Imagine being a Mexican citizen living in proximity to the f+f AK-47 in the hands of the drug thugs.

If,as has been suggested,the intent was to use outrage from Mexico to compromise the 2nd Ammendment,then "collateral damage" from the arms was premeditated.

The INTENT of F+F was innocent people being killed in large numbers by the weapons sold from gun dealerships in the USA.

The killing and outrage was the intent.It would bring Power for Change from the Anger.

While Mr Holder plays the race card,apparently that collateral damage was an acceptable price to pay for the crisis necessary to disarm us via international pressure.

Somehow,it only became significant when a US agent was murdered.

I agree,lets respect the loss of the agent.

I think,if we look,more folks have been getting killed around the border,some from F+F guns,than have been getting killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Some of those are bad guy criminals.Many of them are people who resisted bad guy criminals.Good people.Maybe they just said "No" to drugs.

Just like USA Agents,they are people with mothers,fathers,children,spouses,friends,etc.

Are those lives any less important than our ATF agent?

Ends justify the means??

Tell me about the race card again,Mr Holder.
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Old January 2, 2012, 03:13 AM   #1790
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The first FBI agent of the year is dead. He was killed while picking up his father's cancer medication at the pharmacy. While there the pharmacy was robbed and he tried to stop it. Still want to keep track?
It could have been friendly fire that killed him.

From the story:

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All three lawmen men descended on the would-be thief. During the ensuing melee, someone’s gun went off, and Capano was shot.

Sources said it was unclear whose weapon fired at the Long Island dad, but investigators are probing to see if it was the retired lieutenant’s gun.
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Old January 2, 2012, 03:19 AM   #1791
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Back on topic, this from CNS News 12-29-2011:

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‘Fast and Furious’ Linked to Immunity Deal Between U.S. and Sinaloa Cartel, Trafficking Defendant Alleges in Court Papers
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(CNSNews.com) – An alleged Mexican drug trafficker awaiting trial in a Chicago federal court claims that the notorious Sinaloa cartel received weapons from “Operation Fast and Furious” under an alleged immunity agreement that the U.S. government made with cartel leaders, in exchange for information on rival gangs.

The defendant in a trafficking case before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Vicente Jesus Zambada-Niebla, also claims the immunity deal allowed the criminal cartel to “continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs” into the United States.

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If what this guy says is true, it is a damning indictment on the purposes of F&F. No deal like this could ever have been consummated by some lowly agent in Phoenix as they would have us believe.
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Old January 2, 2012, 03:55 AM   #1792
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Holy s***.
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Old January 2, 2012, 10:14 AM   #1793
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If what this guy says is true, it is a damning indictment on the purposes of F&F. No deal like this could ever have been consummated by some lowly agent in Phoenix as they would have us believe.
It is a sad state when we have to wonder who is telling the truth:

- A known confessed drug lord

- The head of the Department of Justice
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Old January 2, 2012, 03:20 PM   #1794
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As soon as a few FBI or BATFE agents quit over what they have seen they might get a lot more sympathy.

I have refused jobs, and quit jobs over what I decided was management illegal activity.

They ended up prosecuted in less than a year, and forced to retire in another case after only a few months.

You are known by the company you keep, and choosing to stay means you made a decision.

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Old January 2, 2012, 03:26 PM   #1795
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I suppose not. Since I have served under every President From Reagen to Obama I could have quit lots of times for differences of opinion over the years as well as illegal activity by all of them. But I did not sign up for the military because of Reagen and did not stay because of Clinton. It was never about the commander in chief and I seriously doubt any agent signed on because "whoever" the current political stooge was in office.
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True story.
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Old January 2, 2012, 04:22 PM   #1797
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I wish some of the agents would realize that they are cannon fodder for the AG's political goals and do something... preemptive.

BTW, has Eric Holder looked a little depressed lately?
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Old January 2, 2012, 11:03 PM   #1798
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It is a sad state when we have to wonder who is telling the truth:

- A known confessed drug lord

- The head of the Department of Justice
Speak for yourself.

I don't have any doubt which is the more credible testimony.
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Old January 3, 2012, 12:51 AM   #1799
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It is a sad state when we have to wonder who is telling the truth:

- A known confessed drug lord

- The head of the Department of Justice


Speak for yourself.

I don't have any doubt which is the more credible testimony.
In the case of gnacio Ramos and Jose Compean, the Feds supported the drug runner instead of the Border Patrol agents. Who is credible depends on what agenda the Feds want to push.
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We are talking about BATFE and the FBI last time I looked.
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