reply to post by MarlinGrace
I am merely replying in the same manner as the OP does in similar threads. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you as it were.
The weapons were bought legally. And according to the OP's own modus operandi, any law that does not reflect his own personal belief must be null and
void. Therefore, giving those weapons to the drug cartels must be ok, because to think otherwise means that in this country there should and needs to
be some sort of gun regulations.
Unfortunately the OP doesn't believe that there should be any regulations on firearms. Therefore, the gun sales and what the legal owner did with
those guns is all good.
Therefore Holder did nothing wrong except for losing track of the guns that he was trying to keep track of. Darn.
Also according to the OP's modus operandi anyone who is wealthy can do no wrong. Because wealthy people are better than anyone else by virtue of
being wealthy. Therefore even though the recipient of the firearms were a notoriously dangerous drug cartel. Being wealthy must mean that they are
automatically a "Job Creator" and therefore above any law that would prohibit that.
Unless of course the OP is simply being partisan which I have been accused of and apparently is a bad thing. Well, I've been accused of being
partisan as far as not leaning hard core right wing. Which to some including the OP is treason deserving of death.
Here's the simple truth as far as fast and furious goes.
The drug cartels provide a product that Americans want. If Americans didn't want this product, the drug cartels wouldn't exist. They simply
wouldn't have the financial backing to do anything.
They employ thousands of individuals and have a vast distribution network.
Holder's only real crime was simply furthering the already failed drug war. A war that has incarcerated untold amounts of Americans needlessly, cost
taxpayers billions if not trillions of dollars, and has done NOTHING to stem the tide of narcotics entering this country.
The drug cartels are simply an import business that provide a commodity that a large percentage of the American public wants. There's nothing
different between them and the gangsters of prohibition. The only reason that they are so violent is because of the technicality of the product they
happen to be importing being illegal.
The same thing happened during prohibition. Look how well that turned out.
Frankly the United States government is doing the exact same thing in Afghanistan that the drug cartels are doing. Where do you think that the opiates
for the legal narcotics people in this country use comes from?
Hell, we are protecting those poppy fields with our men and women in uniform. Making damn sure that our pharmaceutical companies have access to those
poppies. Ensuring that our drug addicted culture has the opiates they love and need.
But thanks to partisan political bull crap, we have this pseudo scandal going on.
Hell Reagan gave away more high powered weaponry including anti aircraft weaponry and tons of money to proto Al Qaeda during the Soviet Afghan war
than Fast and Furious did and that wasn't a scandal at all. Those same weapons and training were used against our own soldiers.
Oh but because it's the Obama administration. It's got to be a scandal.
It's a bull crap scandal. Perpetrated by the hard line right. It's all partisan.