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Gunrunner: The main Fast and Furious target was captured and released three times

April 21, 2012

  Back on March 19th I wrote a post about Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta. Mr. Celis-Acosta was identified as one of the main targets of Operation Fast and Furious, but he was arrested shortly after the deadly operation started and was released by Special Agent Hope MacAllister after he promised to stay in touch with the agency. In that post I wrote that he slipped over the border and was never heard from again, the ATF had their man and they let him go, so it would seem.

  But I was wrong when I wrote that post because the ATF did in fact run into Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta again–two more times to be exact. It turns out that Mr. Celis-Acosta was caught and released on three different occasions, leading to speculation that he was in fact an informant.

  The first time Celis-Acosta was captured he was found to be in possession of cocaine and illegal weapons, and the second time he was captured it was discovered that he was hiding 74 rounds of illegally purchased ammunition. But that pales in comparison to what he was doing when he was captured the third time–he was involved in a shootout with an illegally purchased .45 which was captured on surveillance tape.

  So was Celis-Acosta an informant? I would consider it possible but this man was one of the main targets of Operation Fast and Furious. He was the higher up the government was supposedly looking for and yet he was allowed to walk. And for what reason?

  First, some background:

    I have written nearly 100 posts  (if my count is correct this post is number 97) on this deadly operation and I have come to two conclusions: One; the government was trying to prove the 90% lie about most of the weapons found at border crime scenes being purchased in United States gun shops in order to gin up support in the United States for more stringent gun control laws as well as the United Nations Small Arms Treaty, and two; the Department of Injustice and several other agencies are actively involved in one of the biggest cover-ups in the history of the United States.

  Janet Napolitano admitted under oath that Fast and Furious was actually an OCDETF operation which means that several government agencies had to sign off on the deadly operation, including Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security, Eric Holder’s Department of Injustice, and Hillary Clinton’s State Department, this wasn’t the actions of rogue ATF agents as people like Eric Holder would prefer we believe.

  So, back to the question I asked above: For what reason was Celis-Acosta allowed to walk? Considering the fact that he was the higher up the government was looking for, and coupled with the two conclusions I have reached above I question whether Celis-Acosta was released in order to lead the ATF to bigger fish. Operation Fast and Furious had reached its stated goal within several months and if the deadly program was ended at this point Brian Terry, Jaime Zapata and hundreds of Mexicans would still be alive, but Fast and Furious was allowed to continue for another year and a half finally ending in the aforementioned deaths.

  It is all too convenient, in the wake of how big this scandal really is, once it was learned the target  of the deadly operation was in custody three times and allowed to walk for it to suddenly leak to the press that this man might have been an informant. It seems quite likely to me that Celis-Acosta was released not because he was an informant, but because the Obama regime needed more time to build its case against the American people and now the federal government is in full CYA mode.

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  1. The Georgia Yankee permalink
    April 21, 2012 9:06 am

    There are actually two problems – drugs and guns.

    If, when I was in college, riding my triceratops to and from class, you’d have told me that gay marriage would be more legal than marijuana by the time I approached my dotage, I’d have scoffed. I honestly believed the ill-advised and half-heartedly fought war on drugs would be ended before I turned 40. Instead, even the liberal Obama administration seems hellbent on sending even casual users of pot to the slammer. I do not understand what power it is that drives this obsession, but it has turned the war on drugs into a war on Americans.

    Once we come to our senses and at least decriminalize drugs, the profit motive will be far less of a factor for the manufacturers and sellers. If we actually legalize drugs, we’ll remove it altogether. It won’t end drug use, but it will sure as hell cut down on the distributors employing modern marketing techniques to bring our children into the market.

    As far as the guns go, I’m still pretty dumbstruck by the idea that a bunch of grown adults with college educations would think that letting criminals buy guns and transport them over an international border was a perfectly benign and acceptable way of conducting an anti-gun operation. Ever since his (IMO) racially-inspired decision not to prosecute the NBP members who were so obviously intimidating voters at a polling place, I’ve been concerned that our Attorney General’s agenda is inspired more by ideology than by a passion for justice.

    Here’s to a glorious weekend for all!

    And may God bless us all.



    • The Georgia Yankee permalink
      April 21, 2012 9:07 am

      Sorry, forgot to subscribe . . .


    • lou222 permalink
      April 21, 2012 3:31 pm

      TGY, I believe if you read up on Ron Paul, he has the same opinion on drugs. There are alot worse crimes committed where they walk away from any jail time or less time, but watch out for that guy smoking a joint, he is dangerous. Somehow that just sounds wrong. I agree that turning loose of guns for ANY reason was a really STUPID mistake, but then again I just don’t think we have the best and brightest of our citizens in Congress. As for the Attorney General, he is very much a racist now and a racist he will stay as long as we allow it to go on.


      • April 21, 2012 7:21 pm

        I agree with Ron Paul on m ost every issue and I guess that is the libertarian in me, if it weren’t for his foreign policy, which is too isolationist for me, I would have backed him in the primary.


      • lou222 permalink
        April 22, 2012 9:09 am

        Steve, Dr. Paul intends to take care of and protect US, but he thinks we don’t need to police the world. He doesn’t think we need to be in all those other countries, that they need to deal with their own problems. Since when have we become the only one that can deal with bad guys? Look at all the lives that are lost, not to mention all the money it costs us. He believes we need to protect our borders, HERE. I just don’t have a problem with that. And yes, he is a libertarian in most his beliefs.


      • April 22, 2012 8:03 pm

        I know that I draw the ire of Paul supporters when I call him an isolationist, and I agree that we don’t need to police the world because we are in too many countries and we have problems at home which we need to deal with. I agree with Paul on most issues and that is the libertarian in me, but I feel as if America has a vested interest in keeping Iran away from the bomb and I feel he is too casual when he states it is none of our business if Iran gets the bomb.


    • lou222 permalink
      April 21, 2012 3:35 pm

      Triceratops? Somehow I pictured you much younger…My first vehicle was a 1960 TR3…Triumph, so I have dated myself now.


    • April 21, 2012 7:19 pm

      TGY, I actually agree with everything you just wrote. I am for the legalization of at least pot but am still up in the air about the other more dangerous drugs.
      As for F&F there is no doubt in my mind that this was an attempt to crack down on gun right driven by an ideology and not a true attempt at justice. This seems to be the driving factor behind Eric Holder on a number of issues.


  2. John M permalink
    April 21, 2012 10:09 am

    I can only draw one conclusion from this. Is it possible that our
    President is in collusion with the Mexican government? After all Mexico is known for its coruption and drug money is known to influence politics in both. I have written the word treason so many times in the last year it seems to be getting redundant. Our founders warned us that if we weren’t vigilant that this kind of thing could happen. Unfortunately we
    live in times in which we may actually be witnesses to the end of our once great republic.


    • April 21, 2012 7:23 pm

      I have also pondered the possibility that this was done in collusion with the Mexican government but Mexican officials also seem to be upset with Obama for this for not letting them in on it. Maybe this is just posturing now that the scam has been brought to light, I don’t know.


  3. April 21, 2012 10:58 am

    Steve, I thank you for your yoeman work on this issue. It should be clear to anyone paying attentio that Fast and Furious was set up with ulterior motives. But the MSM is hardly touching this story and, therefore, too few people are paying attention. Sad!


    • April 21, 2012 7:24 pm

      Thank you Jim, it is sad that a scandal of this magnitude is being ignored by the MSM because they are trying to protect Obama rather than seeking the truth.


      • lou222 permalink
        April 22, 2012 9:11 am

        Oh, they are not ignoring it, they know exactly what is happening, but they are doing all the behind the scenes damage control they can. Why anyone would believe a word they speak or write is beyond me.


      • April 22, 2012 8:06 pm

        True Lou, they know what is at stake here and they are doing all they can to protect Obama because they will do whatever it takes to insure he is reelected.



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