Sunday, September 30, 2012



Note: Updated information. But don't forget the thousands of
weapons provided to Mexico by U.S. aid programs, so many that have
also found their way into cartel hands. Estimates of Mexican deaths
via F&F range into the hundreds.

Univision has been running promos for the Sunday fast & furious
special, tonight on Sabado Gigante the most watched TV variety show
in N. America.
Also promos on network news show Sat. night.

Video: Preview of Univision's "bombshell" report on Fast & Furious

The Obama administration clearly hoped that the Department of
Justice's Inspector General report on Operation Fast and Furious
would be the last word on the scandal. which has been tied to
hundreds of deaths in Mexico and the murders of two American law-
enforcement officials. However, a new report from Univision to be
broadcast tomorrow, previewed here by ABC News, may put the issue
back on the front pages. One source called Univision's findings
the "holy grail" that Congressional investigators have been seeking:

Often lost amid the rancor in Washington are the stories of dozens of
people killed by guns that flowed south as part of the undercover
operation, and later slipped out of view from U.S. officials.
Univision's Investigative Unit (Univision Investiga) has identified
massacres committed using guns from the ATF operation, including the
killing of 16 young people attending a party in a residential area of
Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010.

The guns didn't stop in Mexico, either:

Additional guns, previously unreported by congressional
investigators, found their way into the hands of drug traffickers
across Latin America in countries such as, Honduras and Colombia, as
well as the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. A person familiar with
the recent congressional hearings called Univision's findings "the
holy grail" that Congress had been searching for.

The Daily Caller also reports on Univision's findings and the impact
they may have on the scandal:

"The consequences of the controversial 'Fast and Furious'
undercover operation put in place by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2009 have been deadlier
than what has been made public to date," the network said. "The
exclusive, in-depth investigation by Univision News' award-winning
Investigative Unit — Univision Investiga — has found that the guns
that crossed the border as part of Operation Fast and Furious caused
dozens of deaths inside Mexico."

Among other groups of Fast and Furious victim stories Univision says
it will tell in the special to air Sunday evening at 7 p.m., is one
about how "16 young people attending a party in a residential area
of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010″ were gunned down with weapons
the Obama administration gave to drug cartel criminals through Fast
and Furious.

"Univision News' Investigative Unit was also able to identify
additional guns that escaped the control of ATF agents and were used
in different types of crimes throughout Mexico," the network
added. "Furthermore, some of these guns — none of which were
reported by congressional investigators — were put in the hands of
drug traffickers in Honduras, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. A person
familiar with the recent congressional hearings called Univision's
findings 'the holy grail' that Congress had been searching for."

Sharyl Attkisson at CBS News reminds us that the Obama administration
is still hiding Kevin O'Reilly, a key figure in Operation Fast and

O'Reilly, then a White House National Security staffer, had phone
and email exchanges about Fast and Furious from July 2010 to Feb.
2011 with the lead ATF official on the case: ATF Special Agent in
Charge Bill Newell. Just days after Newell testified to Congress on
July 26, 2011 that he'd shared information with O'Reilly, whom he
described as a long time friend, O'Reilly was transferred to Iraq
and not available for questioning. Thereafter, he declined interviews
with congressional investigators and the IG.

In a letter sent to O'Reilly's attorney Thursday, Issa and
Grassley state that O'Reilly's "sudden transfer" to Iraq took
him out of pocket in their investigation, and placed him in a
position that had already been given to somebody else, raising
"serious questions about O'Reilly's assignment in Baghdad (and)
the motivation for his transfer there." …

"Given that O'Reilly was the link connecting the White House to
the scandal, and that the President subsequently asserted executive
privilege over the documents pertaining to Fast and Furious, it is
imperative that the American people get to the bottom of
O'Reilly's involvement with Fast and Furious," says the letter
to O'Reilly's attorney.

It goes on to say that if O'Reilly does not agree to an interview
within 30 days, congressional Republicans will have no choice but to
"use compulsory process" or subpoena power to require his testimony.

The Univision report will air at 7 pm ET tomorrow night, with English-
language subtitles.

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