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Is there a cover-up on Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder?

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posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 07:06 PM
Did a search and found two threads about the BP agent but not about the possible coverup.

Seems the ATF might have overseen and sanctioned the sale of the guns that possibly killed the BP agent.

Recent news stories about guns in Arizona suggest that Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry may have been shot by a gun that was purchased at a Glendale gun shop, and smuggled into Mexico while the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (generally known as the ATF) watched.

Senator Grassley is looking into the matter.

Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa said in a letter provided Monday to The Associated Press he had received information that appears to partially corroborate the claim. "Members of the Judiciary Committee have received numerous allegations that the ATF sanctioned the sale of hundreds of assault weapons to suspected straw buyers, who then allegedly transported these weapons throughout the Southwest border area and into Mexico," reads a letter sent Thursday from Grassley to Kenneth Melson, acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Here are the links to the First letter and second letter Grassley sent to the Acting Director of ATF.

Grassley also warns the Acting Director about interfering with Congressional investigations and retaliating against a whistleblower who had brought the matter to the attention of the Senator.

Project Gunrunner is the program Grassley is focusing on. The program is meant to prevent guns from getting into the hands of the Mexican cartels. In Nov. 2010 the Inspector General found the program to be ineffective.

the flow of weapons from the U.S. to Mexico has largely been ineffective because a lack of communication with other agencies and an inability to target “higher-level traffickers,” according to a report issued by the Justice Department’s Inspector General this week.

Four men are in custody and a fifth one escaped. The names of the suspects haven't been released. And if these suspects are really responsible for the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, I hope they get the the max. But at the same time, I hope Congress and the Justice Department investigate the ATF fully in their role leading up to his death.

The truth needs to come out.

posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 10:06 PM
Examiner seems to be the leading source of info.

I do find this find this quote kind of awkward. Is he saying that the people who shot the agent aren't drug or alien smugglers?

"We've got to hunt them down and put them in jail, whether they're drug traffickers, alien smugglers or, in this particular case, people who shoot and kill border patrol agents," said Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton.

Supposedly, the suspects are being held on immigration charges. But if they are illegals, why is the government refusing to admit it.

I was asking very simple questions like: 1) Who are the suspects that have been arrested? 2) What are their nationalities and citizenship/immigration status? 3) What charges have been filed against the suspects? One would think these simple questions could be answered without jeopardizing a case. But perhaps there is more to this case than meets the eye.

Here is a list of accusations against ATF

"There are actually four separate but connected accusations against ATF officials:

First, that they intentionally arranged to have hundreds of firearms "walked" across the U.S. border into Mexico.

Second, that they instructed U.S. gun dealers to proceed with questionable and illegal sales of firearms to suspected gunrunners.

Third, that they intentionally withheld information about U.S.-sanctioned gun smuggling from the Mexican government.

Fourth, that one of the guns ATF allowed or helped to be smuggled into Mexico was involved in the death of Agent Terry."


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