Gunrunner: ATF supervisor told gun shop to “stock up” before Operation Fast and Furious
According to this article: Back in 2009 the supervisor of the Phoenix division of the ATF, Hope MacAllister walked into the Lone Wolf Trading Company and had a little bit of interesting information for the owner, Andre Howard:
The amount of weapons you sell is about to dramatically increase.” Howard, the sources say, was cautioned that “he might not have enough stock” to supply the straw buyers that MacAllister somehow knew were on the way and that “he should stock up on what they wanted.”
MacAllister seemed to know “exactly how many weapons (the straw buyers) wanted, how much cash they had and when they would be coming in,” said one of the sources
Less than one week later Operation Fast and Furious was well under way and guns were being sold to criminals which eventually culminated in the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata.
The article continues:
since we now know that much, if not all, of the “buy money” was coming from an FBI paid confidential informant, it could simply be that the ATF was being used as part of a deliberate plot to “let the guns walk” in order, as the early ATF whistleblowers related to us back in early January, “to boost the statistics” of American civilian market firearms found at Mexican crime scenes.
Last week on “Face the Nation” Obama defender and member of the Government Oversight Committee Elijah Cummings called Darrell Issa’s investigation a witch hunt; he stated that this operation started at the bottom and worked its way to the top, and that Darrell Issa knows this and is continuing to dig anyway, but I would question the truthfulness of Mr. Cummings claim that Fast and Furious was a bottom up operation based on the fact that there was an FBI informant in Mexico who was providing the money to purchase the weapons under the Fast and Furious operation.
Does Elijah Cummings really believe that an operation was hatched at lower levels in he federal government where guns would be allowed to illegally slip into another sovereign nation while the FBI would dispatch an informant into that sovereign nation and nobody in the higher levels of the government had to give approval to this type of international intrigue beforehand–or does he simply believe we are stupid enough to believe this? We must remember that this involved two nations, not just the United States, and it is illogical to even consider the notion that this was a bottom up operation implemented without the prior knowledge of people high up in the Obama regime.