According to my confidential sources the manner in which the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) deals with confiscated weapons associated with the commission of a drug crime has changed. Formerly, when the DEA would execute a drug bust and seize weapons, they would simply destroy the guns, unless the guns were to be used as evidence in an upcoming trial. In such cases, guns would be destroyed when they had outlived their evidentiary usefulness. Then came along Mr. Fast and Furious, Eric Holder who has ordered that all guns seized by any Federal agency, including the DEA, must be turned over to the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Some of you who know your history already know where this is going.
Those Who Do Not Remember Their History Are Doomed to Repeat It
The ATF and Eric Holder were implicated “nine times till Sunday” for their role in shipping guns from the United States into Mexico which ended up in the hands of the drug cartels. Holder refused to cooperate with a Congressional investigation and was held in Contempt of Congress. Unfortunately, Congress did not have the courage to impeach, convict and remove Eric Holder from his Attorney General position. Congress failed to launch a subsequent investigation which would and should have looked for presidential complicity in Fast and Furious as well.
There were some ATF officials who were turned into sacrificial lambs and were subsequently fired for their role in Fast and Furious. The body count should have continued to mount until the evidence trail from “All the President’s Men” should have landed squarely on the desk of the Oval Office as it did with Richard Nixon and Watergate. However, since true investigative journalism is all but dead in this country, the evidence trail grew cold as Congress cowered in the corner. Where was Trey Gowdy? Were was Darryl Issa? Where was anybody who was elected to protect and to serve the people, when justice was not ultimately served?
Holder Should Be In Prison but….
Let’s not forget that the Fast and Furious events culminated in the murder of Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry. The guns were TRACED and TRACKED back to guns given to the Mexican drug cartels. For most aware Americans the story stopped at this point. The question that was never properly asked and answered, until now, what is the present status of Fast and Furious? Isn’t it interesting that the mainstream media never demonstrated to the public that this illegal program, Fast and Furious, was ever put to rest? According to several insiders, the answer to that question is an emphatic no. The program has morphed and is still active! Make no mistake about it, Fast and Furious is alive and well, the only thing that changed was the circuitous electronic route that the guns take to get to their intended users, namely terrorists and drug cartel members.
The Present Status of Fast and Furious
If the public believes that the drugs for guns given to terrorists pipeline ever ended with Iran-Contra, the public is mistaken. Colonel North took his slap on the wrist and the CIA and the Air America blueprint continued unabated in various parts of the world from Rwanda to Bosnia as well as in Serbia. As an aside, please allow me to remind everyone that the UN “Peace-Keepers” were in attendance at each one of those genocides. So, for those who wonder why so many of us are concerned about the UN’s presence on our soil, this should answer your question.
In the present time and under the umbrella of the Iran-Contra blueprint, Fast and Furious is alive, well and bigger than ever before. In fact, if the status of Fast and Furious were to be represented on a stock report, the report would claim that the operation is claiming new market shares.
My DEA source originally pointed me in the correct direction with regard to the disposition of guns seized in a drug bust. Armed with this information, I was able to start asking better questions and two other informants provided me with some stunning operational details.
Thanks to Alana Cook, a former defense contractor with a security clearance, she provided me with the means to gain access to operational details which is largely hidden in plain sight, but thesedetails were stored in multiple locations. For the record, I want to unequivocally state that she never provided me with any classified information. Alana simply pointed me to publicly available material which allowed me to ask more brazen operatives better questions.
Here is what I have learned about the present status of Fast and Furious. Every gun that goes to the ATF, after it is seized by any Federal entity, is electronically equipped to be tracked. Congressman Duncan Hunter is the point man in getting this technology funded with very limited information provided to members of Congress. I will delve into this aspect in the next part in this series. Suffice it to say that every gun that now goes into Fast and Furious, is tracked with technology that is traceable from satellites and deep space platforms. At any given moment, DOJ operatives know exactly how many guns are in what location and what organizations possess the weapons.
How Is the Information Used?
Please allow me to retrace some previously presented information in which it was revealed in this column that there exists publicly available court testimony which sheds light on the deal struck between the DEA and the Sinaloa cartel. If you recall, the Sinaloa cartel is allowed to bring drugs into the United States in exchange for drug trafficking information on the other cartels (e.g. Juarez and Los Zetas cartels). On the surface, this arrangement makes no sense because the Sinaloa cartel dwarfs the other cartels because of their exclusive relationship with the world’s biggest drug dealers, the Peruvian based SANCHEZ-Paredes cartel. What is easy to conclude is that the Sinaloa cartel is being used to eliminate the competition in drug trafficking.
This is what my sources tell me about how this set up works. An arms transaction is set up with a cartel which rivals the elite-preferred Sinaloa cartel. The guns are electronically monitored. When the rival cartel moves the drugs into the United States they are tracked and subsequently interdicted and both the drugs and guns are interdicted. The guns are recycled again and again using this strategy. I have been unable to find out what happens to the seized drugs. This action has another side benefit as well. As most aware patriots realize, the privatized prison business is fast becoming the preferred method employed by most states. However, corporations such as the CCA demand from the local state legislature guaranteed occupancy rates. In my home state of Arizona, the occupancy rate is guaranteed at 100%, or the taxpayer foots the bill for the deficit. These drug busts provide fresh bodies for this system and keep the occupancy rates high. It is the elite’s way of doubling down on the profit side of the present form of Fast and Furious. Yet, the main purpose of this program is to guarantee that rival gangs are not allowed to drive down the price of street drugs due to an over-saturated drug market.
This same strategy is being used for funding regime change operations in the Middle East. Fast and Furious principles allow guns to flow to Hamas and into the hands of organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood where a man named Malik OBAMA distributes the guns to terrorists in the field. Later, many of these guns can be retrieved as well and recycled. I believe that Ambassador Chris Stevens was murdered to cover up this fact.
There is an ominous twist to this tracking technology. Alana Cook and I have learned that this technology is actually being used launder guns. Don’t do a double take, that is a real term. More disturbingly, this same tracking technology is being used to track missing and exploited children. Now, you can do a double take. Further, the gun laundering, which will be exposed in the next part of this series, is connected to the federalizing and militarizing of our local police departments. Pun intended, this is the smoking gun on what is happening to our police departments. The revelations coming in the next part of this series are the most ominous yet. And just in case you are wondering, this information has already been disseminated for all the expected reasons related to safe-keeping and well-being. And one more thing, there are Congressman who completely understand everything that is written here and they are actively working on furthering these programs into a total surveillance grid, one, which goes way beyond Smart Meters, etc.
Dave Hodges is the Editor and Host of The Common Sense Show.