Romney asked to uphold the case -Holder of Fast and Furious be dismissed or resigns

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Romney asked to uphold the case that -Holder Fast and Furious be dismissed or resigns

Chris Cox reported that none of the ATF officials involved in the case of weapons have been fired

WASHINGTON, April 13. – The Republican candidate for President of the United States, Mitt Romney, today supported the demand of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to Attorney General Eric Holder is dismissed or resigns from the failed operation “Fast and Furious”of arms smuggling to Mexico.

As part of the annual conference of the NRA, Romney also praised the Republican congressman Darrell Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley same political sign to keep public pressure on the Obama administration for the controversial operation.

“And I applaud the leadership of the NRA for being the first to ask the Attorney Holder is dismissed or resigns,” he said the Republican applause from those attending the forum held in St. Louis Missouri.

Before his speech, the executive director of the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) of the NRA, Chris Cox, asked its members to vote in elections for “fire” President Barack Obama and Attorney General Holder.

“President Obama should fire Eric Holder and we must dismiss the president in November,” he said Cox.

Before hundreds of its members, the overwhelming majority of men and women average age of the white race, Cox blamed the Obama administration for allowing the passage of illegal arms into the hands of Mexican cartels in drug trafficking.

“The Obama administration put gasoline in a fire death in our southwest border, but to cover up their steps blamed the NRA, its members and the Second Amendment,” he said, referring to the amendment protects gun ownership in America .

Cox reported that none of the officials of the Bureau of Alcohol, Snuff, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) involved in “Fast and Furious” has been dismissed and joked that, on the contrary, at least one was promoted.

Also criticized some of the major U.S. media, including CNN, ABC and CBS, have barely covered the controversial operation.

“That is a disgrace. But the NRA has covered the story and I promise: We will not stop, “he stated to the cheers of the audience.

The forum was attended by two leading critics of the Obama administration in connection with the operation “Fast and Furious”, the chairman of the Oversight Committee of the House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, and Republican Senator Chuck Grassley.

Besides Romney was invited former President of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich and former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum, who suspended their search for the presidential nomination last week.

Among those attending the forum were also the leader of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives, Eric Cantor and the governors of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, and Louisiana, Bobby Jindal.

The NRA is the largest national organization of defense of freedom for the possession of weapons and claims to have over 4.3 million members.

DEA and Dirty Money; Mexico and the USA

 

Dirty Money

DEA and Dirty Money

Todd Robinson, deputy assistant secretary of the International Narcotics Affairs and Law Enforcement United States government, acknowledged that his country does use agents to infiltrated the Mexican financial system to investigate the flow of washing money to Mexico.

Interviewed on the premises of the National Institute of Penal Sciences (INACIPE), where the U.S. official came to review the implementation of educational resources as part of the Merida Initiative, said that Mexico and the United States will continue working to combat criminal organizations.

When asked about whether U.S. agents have been laundering money in Mexico and if they are covert operations or part of a strategy, the officer replied that “it will use all the tools able to fight organized crime and narcotics trafficking.”

The theme of the infiltration of agents of that country in the Mexican financial system to investigate money laundering flows caused great controversy after The New York Times reported that President Barack Obama has not only implemented strategies of infiltration into the flow of weapons such as the Fast and Furious operation, but also agents of the Federal Drug Enforcement (DEA, for its acronym in English) money launderers Mexican cartels to identify members of these criminal groups. Interviewed after a tour of the INACIPE, Robinson reiterated that the governments of both countries are working on coordinated actions to combat organized crime and drug cartels.

“We have many programs and many ways of collaborating with the Mexican government are partners in this fight against organized crime and narcotics trafficking, and we will continue the collaboration. They are good partners and we will continue with this, “he said. On Sunday, the influential newspaper in the U.S. revealed that the DEA is working with Mexico’s drug cartels to launder money from drug sales in U.S. territory.

The New York Times revealed that the DEA helps Mexico to located and identify unknown amounts or millions of dollars. “undercover U.S. drug agents have washed or smuggled millions of dollars from drug sales, as part of Washington’s growing role in the fight against cartels in Mexico,” presumably on the grounds to detect and identify the strategies used by drug traffickers to launder money, says the report signed by Ginger Thompson, whose base are statements of agents and former agents of the DEA who remain anonymous.

In addition the report highlights that the DEA agents “have handled shipments of thousands of dollars to the border crossing “and even deposit the money in accounts that they designate the same drug or other authorities created by the Obama administration.

 

Breuer’s admission; I did not see the connection- arms trafficking

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In the latest development in the controversy over a government investigation of President Barack Obama on arms trafficking, the director of the anti-crime division of the Justice Department said Monday he regrets not having alerted the department head on the problems presented in a similar investigation during the presidency of George W. Bush.

The Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer said in April 2010, agents learned that research participants, 2006 (in the Bush era) allowed weapons to be transferred hundreds of suspected contraband, the same tactic by the Republicans criticize the government Obama after use in the operation Fast and Furious.

When allegations arose Fast and Furious earlier this year, the Justice Department told Congress that the agency made “every effort” to confiscate any weapons that have been purchased illegally, a statement undermined by the existence of an investigation previous Bush administration.

Breuer said he made a mistake by not mentioning the attorney general, Eric Holder, and Secretary James Cole the previous investigation called Operation receiver, in which he used the tactic known as “let the weapons walk.”

Breuer’s admission comes as the Department of Justice sent to the Capitol documents detailing their knowledge of previous research.

The Audit Committee and Government Reform House of Representatives, headed by Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, and the inspector general of the Justice Department are reviewing the tactics used in Fast and Furious.

“Knowing what I know now … I wish I had gone upstairs” and have told Holder and Cole, the two senior officials of the department, Breuer said in an interview with what I’ve seen AP.Con wide receiver, “It appears that the ATF (Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives Snuff) allowed Mexico to smuggle weapons despite having the legal power and authority” to intercept, he said.

“Earlier this year have a board of the blunt and ATF says expressly that the weapons were not walking,” Breuer said in explaining why no senior commanders warned the department’s preliminary investigation.

“Simple and literally I did not see the connection” between the two operations, Breuer said, given the denial of transit and weapons because “I have no knowledge of Fast and Furious and frankly I’m dealing with all the things one does in everyday anti-crime division ”

Is U.S. a threat from Islamic Extremists via Mexico?Update!!!

Islamic plot to hit USA via Mexico!

Islamic plot to hit USA via Mexico!

An Islamic terrorist tried to detonate explosives to destroy the American embassy in Mexico City last year, according to Mexican media reports this week.

The reports drew denials from Mexico’s secretary of the navy. Nevertheless, at least two Mexican media organizations published allegedly leaked government documents giving details of how the navy thwarted the attack.

The American media outlet CNN is quoting an unnamed State Department source saying Mexican police arrested a Somali citizen suspected of planning a terrorist attack in June 2010.

He was investigated for hiding explosives but was released because evidence against him was inconclusive.

The Mexican news media reports gave much more detail.

They said an internal Mexican navy document dated June 10, 2010, gave a list of incriminating items found in a hotel in Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood.

The items included a cardboard cylindrical container that held 22.7 kilograms of high explosives. It was sealed in paraffin wax along with two kinds of copper wrapped in plastic.

Navy agents also found four multi-channel radios, a frequency analyzer, a liter of nitric acid, six liters of pure glycerin, a plastic bag containing detonating cords and a kilogram of aluminum. Nearby was a copy of the Koran and a Muslim prayer rug.

The report quoted by the news media said police seized identification papers from a Somali man called Ahmed who was using the name Arturo Hernandez Hernandez.

Papers he carried bore the logo of the Islamic extremist group Al Shabaab, the news reports said. He entered Mexico from Guatemala.

The tip that alerted police to Ahmed’s presence originated with the Israeli embassy in Mexico City, according to the document quoted by the media.

“U.S. authorities informed us that intelligence officers assigned to the Embassy of Israel in Mexico are the ones who have followed the trail of the alleged terrorist of Somali nationality, named Ahmed, who allegedly belongs to an international armed Islamic extremist organization and of whom we attached a photograph and fake identification,” the document says. “There is also information about the explosives that would be used to attack the Embassy of the United States of America in Mexico, among other targets, such as consulates,” the document says.

Ahmed’s presence at the Puebla Hotel in Mexico City beginning on June 7, 2010, was verified by surveillance cameras, the document says.

The document was marked “confidential” and carried the stamp of the Mexican government and the navy, the media reports said.

However, the Mexican secretary of the navy said the documents were “fake.”

He released a statement saying the navy “categorically rejects the authorship of the alleged report in possession of some media outlets.”

The statement also said, “The print seals and watermarks that appear on the document, as well as its format, do not correspond to the ones utilized by this federal government agency.”

U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials in Washington said they were unaware of any plot to blow up the American embassy in Mexico City.

If the media reports are true, they appear to verify recent statements at congressional hearings by Homeland Security Department officials who said Islamic terrorists might be using Mexico as a back door for attacks against the United States.

The media report comes only days after the Obama administration announced the arrest of an American Muslim accused of trying to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States.

The Justice Department says he was captured after trying to hire members of a Mexican drug cartel to kill the ambassador with a bomb at a Washington restaurant.
President Barack Obama blamed the Iranian government for sponsoring the planned bombing. He said the plot continued a pattern of “dangerous and reckless behavior” by the Iranians.
The Iranian government denies any involvement.