Fast and Furious was just one of up to ten weapon smuggling plots from the ATF that may have shipped enough weapons to narco-terrorists to arm an infantry division 20,000 strong.
Rosario Rafael Burboa Alvarez, one of the men charged with the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in a 2010 shootout between Terry’s BORTAC interdiction unit and a rip-off crew near the Mexican border, has accepted a plea deal that will put him in prison, and which will save the government from an embarrassing trial:
One of the men charged in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry pleaded guilty to one count of murder, Monday morning. Once a potential candidate for the death penalty after the murder of the agent, the drawn up plea deal now states that the U.S. and the defendant will ask for 360 months imprisonment, with credit for time served since his arrest in October 2012.
As part of the plea agreement, the United States agreed not to execute Burboa and to dismiss all other charges against him, including charges of interfering with federal officers and killing Terry with “malice aforethought” the second charge in the superseding indictment.
While the Obama Administration has claimed that Fast and Furious was simply a sting operation gone awry, that explanation simply doesn’t hold up to scrutiny. The shear volume of firearms, and the types of firearms sent over the border—specific semi-automatic rifles and pistols that Obama had public sought to ban (and which he’s tried to build support to ban ever since)—strongly suggest that Fast and Furious was part of an intentional attempt to flood Mexico with firearms from gun stores in the United States. the obvious reason for such a plot was to drive up the number of deaths on both sides of the border linked to guns sourced from American gun shops, in order to justify the increased gun control Obama has pushed for his entire Presidency.
Despite the clear violations of federal law that took place in Operation Fast and Furious, no ATF, FBI, or Department of Justice employees involved in the plot were arrested, nor even fired. A handful were allowed to resign, without penalty. The rest were either laterally transferred, or promoted.