“U.S. Gun Sting ‘Fast & Furious’ Has Left Trail of ‘Crime Scenes and Dead Bodies’,” Democracy Now reports.
We’re joined by Vincent Cefalu, an ATF Special Agent who helped blow the whistle on Operation Fast and Furious and has since faced retaliation. “We allowed these guns to continue on in the hopes of establishing some sort of chain, or iron pipeline, which was so far from the truth,” Cefalu says. “The only way to [track] the guns would be with crime scenes and dead bodies.”
Cefalu is the agent who was first assigned to a do-nothing job and then served with termination papers as reprisals for his role in bringing ATF management corruption and later complicity in the Gunwalker scandal to light.
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- A Journalist’s Guide to ‘Project Gunwalker’ Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four and Part Five for a complete list with links of independent investigative reporting and commentary done to date by Sipsey Street Irregulars and Gun Rights Examiner.
Note to newcomers to this story: “Project Gunrunner” is the name ATF assigned to its Southwest Border Initiative to interdict gun smuggling to Mexico. “Project Gunwalker” is the name I assigned to the scandal after allegations by agents that monitored guns were allowed to fall into criminal hands on both sides of the border through a surveillance process termed “walking” surfaced.
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