What Fast and Furious and Occupy Wall Street Have in Common

In Operation Fast and Furious, Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered on American soil; he was shot with a gun that was put in the hands of the shooter by an agency under the direction of Barack Obama’s Justice Department – the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). In the months that have transpired since, culpability has been creeping closer to Obama himself, thanks to suspect and conflicting testimony from a range of officials at DOJ, including Attorney General Eric Holder. Those following the scandal have been choking on the stench of cover-up for months.

Speaking of stench, since the mayor of Oakland – Jean Quan – allowed protesters to ‘re-occupy’ her city after ordering police to clear the area, millions of dollars of damage has been done; crime has surged, and a man was shot dead at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, the site of Occupy Oakland. The question of whether Quan has the blood of that man on her hands hangs in the air like smoke from a fired gun on a still night. Since the shooting on November 10th, there appears to be multiple attempts to cover-up some facts there too.

Barucha Peller, a woman who fancies herself as a bit of a spokesperson for Occupy Oakland, didn’t just attempt to distance the movement from the shooting; she made it sound as if the man’s chances of survival would have been diminished but for her colleagues:

“The only direct Occupy Oakland involvement was in order to provide emergency first-aid services.”

Thanks to Zombie at Pajamas Media, it’s been learned that the San Francisco Chronicle shamefully scrubbed a portion of one of its reports that identified the victim as having been an Occupy Oakland occupier. It only served to make Peller’s claims even more despicable.

At the very beginning of the Obama administration, the ATF portrayed itself as an entity that did everything it possibly could to interdict weapons headed for Mexico. In reality, it was facilitating their transport. Mexican drug cartels were the beneficiaries of at least 2,000 guns. In a February 4, 2011 letter to Senator Chuck Grassley, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich reiterated that the ATF was doing all it could to protect Americans when he wrote:

“ATF makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation to Mexico.”

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