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Old May 23, 2011, 01:45 PM   #210
Spats McGee
Join Date: July 28, 2010
Location: Arkansas
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Originally Posted by Bartholomew Roberts
As David Codrea has noted Fox News jumps in with a HUGE accusation... Source

In a second, equally explosive disclosure, a law enforcement source tells Fox News, that ATF undercover agents were acting as the straw buyers and purchasing guns using government-issued false identifications and then providing those guns to cartel traffickers to gain credibility in their undercover roles. In that capacity, the ATF "provided 2, 50 cal. machine guns to traffickers that are loose in Mexico and unaccounted for," the source said.
If true, this latest accusation means that ATF went way beyond ordering FFLs to allow questionable sales while they just watched, they actually directly supplied cartels with military grade weaponry not available through FFLs - and then lost track of the weapons.

That seems huge!
It doesn't just "seem" huge, BR! Your assessment (straw purchasing, supplying cartels with military-grade weaponry, and then losing track of the weapons) seems dead on. Given that they (allegedly) were using government-issued IDs, it may turn out that some of the FFLs were not cooperative at all, but rather were duped.

And the hits just keep on coming!
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