ATF acting director may resign over Fast and Furious program
So, in case you haven't heard, Operation: Fast and Furious was an ATF run program where they attempted to track the transfers of legal gun purchases that ultimately ended up in the hands of criminals across the border. A seemingly obvious plan when you consider your options in trying to combat these well-armed drug lords south of the border.
The problem is, instead of intercepting the guns during whatever transactions the ATF was monitoring to garner intelligence on the machinations of the monster, officers were ordered to allow the guns to "walk", meaning they were to wait until the guns surfaced in Mexico before trying to intercept. Which has ultimately resulted in the guns from this ATF project being used to murder Mexican civilians, rival drug cartels, and US Border Patrol officers.
Now, is it just me, or does the ATF have the WORST track record of any arm of the Justice Department? From Waco, TX, to the widespread pictures of an ATF agent shoving a fully automatic assault rifle into young Elian Gonzales' face while he hid in a closet, to now being behind a program which led to deadly weapons being in the hands of murderous animals, when was the last time these people honestly chalked up a win?
And another thing. Who the fuck is responsible for naming these operations? Operation: Fast and Furious?? Seriously?? The only way I personally would put a stamp of approval on this title for the operation would be if Vin Diesel himself was running point on the whole thing. Straight up XXX style, jumping Corvettes off of bridges and everything. The general wanton silliness this title alone shows is grounds enough to demand that someone resign, if you ask me.
Alright, that's enough derision for a Monday afternoon.
Love ya, freaks. Get out there and get it done.