Fast and Furious: The Hidden History of the Drug War

03/21/20123 Comments

As US troops deploy to the Mexican border to deal with the fallout of Fast and Furious, details continue to emerge about this flagrantly illegal operation to arm Mexican drug lords in a supposed sting operation. But as veteran investigative journalist Bill Conroy points out, operations like this were going on years prior to Fast and Furious and this latest scandal is just another example of a drug war that is not what it is believed to be. This is the GRTV Feature interview with your host James Corbett and our special guest, Bill Conroy.

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  1. BuddhaForce says:

    Assailant in Garland, Texas, attack bought gun in 2010 under Fast and Furious operation
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-na-garland-gun-20150801-story.html

    The FBI is being hush hush about the details on the weapons that were used by the Garland, TX shooters back in May of 2015. We now have some indications that at least one of the pistols used in the attack may have came from Lone Wolf Trading Co., a dealer at the heart of the ATF gunwalking operations.

    The gun was purchased in 2010 while Operation Fast & Furious was going on and the deal drew the attention of the federal authorities, who issued a 7 day hold on the transaction. This holding period was mysteriously lifted after just 24 hours…

  2. BuddhaForce says:

    Does the DEA ever run Fast and Furious style drug operations in the US?
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?426468-1/acting-dea-atf-heads-respond-questions-opioid-abuse-border-security&start=5525#

    REP. RICHMOND: This committee held many hearings, and was furious about the Fast and Furious program. At least from my knowledge of DEA and other drug agencies, oftentimes part of a bigger sting is letting transactions and other things go through. Now, it’s a very specific question. In DEA’s past, present, future, any times do you let drugs hit communities to get the bigger fish?

    DEA ADMINISTRATOR ROSENBERG: We’re not supposed to – no, sir.

    RICHMOND: Okay. Are you aware of any instances where it may happen?

    ROSENBERG: I’ll have to check and get back to you on that.”

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