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