Gunrunner: Operation Fast and Furious target was arrested in 2010 and released from custody
Operation Fast and Furious began on October 31st 2009, and according to internal ATF documents, Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta was one of the main suspects that the failed operation was targeting. Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta was arrested a few short months after the deadly operation began, in May of 2010, but was released after Special Agent Hope MacAllister gave him a phone number and he promised to keep in touch with the agency.
Needless to say, Celis-Acosta never called back, he slipped back into Mexico and was never heard from again until he was arrested after Operation Fast and Furious was stopped.
The ATF had in their possession one of the men who was supposed to be a main target of this sting operation and yet instead of prosecuting this criminal and ending the program once it had achieved its objective he was released and the program was allowed to continue until Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was allowed to walk into an ambush the United States government knew was about to happen and laid down his life fighting for a government he never thought would betray him in such a horrific manner.
So if Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta was indeed one of the individuals the government had hoped to snare in this operation how could it be that the government let him walk after he was captured? Could it be that the government was naive enough to think this criminal would be honest enough to lead them to even higher value targets in Mexico? Or could it be that something more nefarious was at foot and he wasn’t the ultimate target; could it be possible that the ultimate target of Operation Fast and Furious was actually the American people themselves?
It is my opinion that the goal of Operation Fast and Furious was never to arrest high value drug and weapons smugglers, but rather to “prove” the 90% lie in an effort to gain more support with the American people for an assault weapons ban as well as the United Nations Small Arms Treaty.
The Obama regime needed a crisis in order to follow Rahm Emanuel’s mantra of never letting a good crisis go to waste, and by arresting and detaining Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta so soon after the operation was started the crisis which the government longed for would have been averted before it ever could have festered, and a good opportunity to implement gun control legislation on law abiding American citizens would have been lost. So he was allowed to walk, the deadly program continued, and Brian Terry is dead as a result.
At the time of Celis-Acosta’s arrest the United States government had not recovered enough of the weapons at crime scenes that it had sold to the Mexican drug cartels, so he was released in order assure the government had more time in the hope that more weapons could be recovered before the program was stopped. Unfortunately for the Obama regime an American hero had to die before this program was finally stopped and the ensuing scandal brought to light.