Tuesday, May 1, 2012



New information names kingpin the FBI protected in Brian Terry murder
April 29th 2012 ·

The murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December of
2010 was the precipitating factor that led to the first news story
concerning the now infamous Fast and Furious scandal involving the
ATF, the DOJ, and their scheme to send American guns to Mexican drug

As that story has developed it has become clear that the government
agencies involved in the scandal, including the FBI, were keenly
interested in hiding certain information concerning Agent Terry's
death, the most obvious being that one of the guns found at the
murder scene was identified by whistleblower agents as a Fast and
Furious gun and that this gun somehow mysteriously disappeared and
never made it to the lab for analysis.

New information that has become available within the last 24 hours
indicates another major reason the FBI in particular sought to keep
the facts concerning Agent Terry's death a secret.

According to a major investigative report published on April 21 in
the Los Angeles Times, the FBI was able to convince a major Mexican
drug cartel kingpin to serve as an informant.

And citizen investigative reporter Mike Vanderboegh stated today that
this drug kingpin is the one the FBI was attempting to protect when
evidence was hidden in Brian Terry's murder.

Vanderboegh was the one who first broke the Fast and Furious story in
December of 2010.

On center stage is one Jesus Audel Miramontes-Varela, a chieftain in
the Juarez cartel who reportedly once fed one of his victims to a
group of lions. Miramontes-Varela had been arrested by FBI agents in
Denver in August of 2010 and provided a wealth of information
concerning drug routes, shooting deaths, and mass graves.

Under intense interrogation Miramontes-Varela told agents that he
wished to trade his knowledge of cartel activity for government
protection. He claimed he wanted a new life for his wife and three

Interestingly, the FBI was not the only federal agency interested in
Miramontes-Varela. The ATF had identified the kingpin as a major
player in the Fast and Furious scandal and wanted him arrested. It
was then that the ATF released a dangerous gun trafficker, Fabian
Celis-Acosta, in May of 2010 on the basis of the criminal's promise
that he would help them nab Miramontes-Varela and his brother.

The Miramontes-Varela brothers had illegally purchased firearms in
the amount of $250,000 in the Fast and Furious operation. But that is
not their only connection with Fast and Furious.

Politico reported on March 28, 2012 that the FBI failed to notify the
ATF that the Miramontes-Varela brothers were paid government informants.

Upon hearing the news of the FBI's deliberate tactic of keeping
secret the fact that the Miramontes-Varela brothers were informants,
and that Celis-Acosta had been released by the ATF upon the promise
that he would help nab the brothers, the family of Brian Terry was

Celis-Acosta was one of the main players in the scheme to place U.S.
guns in the hands of the Mexican drug cartels, the very activity that
Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was investigating at the time of his

In a statement to Politico in March of this year, the Terry family

One can only imagine that if the FBI, DEA and U.S. Attorney personnel
had only shared their information with ATF agents that the Miramontes
brothers were FBI informants, [then] the entire Fast and Furious
debacle could have been avoided.

With this single piece of information, ATF could have chosen not to
proceed with Operation Fast and Furious, which ultimately put almost
2,000 assault weapons into the hands of some of the most dangerous
criminals in North America. Had this simple piece of information been
shared among the different federal law enforcement agencies in
Arizona, some 200 Mexican citizens would not have had to lose their
lives in needless violence and U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry
would still be alive.

And in another pertinent fact concerning this aspect of the case, it
was Phoenix ATF Special Agent in Charge Bill Newell who told his
agents to back off when they were bearing down on Celis-Acosta and
the Miramontes-Varela brothers.

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