Friday, October 07, 2011

Gunwalker/Fast & Furious--Now Add "Wide Receiver"


Details are a little sketchy, but it seems that the Bush Boyzzzz were also in the gun-running biz.

...The "Fast and Furious" tactic of letting guns "walk" was exposed after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered last December and at least two assault rifles from "Fast and Furious" were found at the scene.
As for its predecessor, "Wide Receiver,": prosecutors finally, quietly, rounded up seven suspects last fall. No cartel leaders, just buyers who - critics say - should never have been allowed to put even one weapon on the street, let alone operate for years.

Gonzalez "couldn't be reached for comment."

Does a Washington DC office-address include brain-removal?

Maybe.  Here's the rest of the story on the Bush attempt:

Wide Receiver sought to track and interdict guns being smuggled south using a combination of RFID-tracking devices embedded in the shipments and overheard surveillance aircraft. Wide Receiver failed because of the limitations of the technology used, compounded by the ineptness of its installation and the unexpected resourcefulness of the cartel’s gun smugglers.

As a result of the mistakes made in Wide Receiver, guns were lost: approximately 450 made it into Mexico. As a result, the botched operation launched in 2006 — and in this instance, actually botched — was shut down in 2007.

Not exactly a convincing defense, but it fills in a few blanks.

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