Good news! We’re letting grenades “walk,” too!!

Posted by: Phineas on October 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm

**Posted by Phineas

What’s next, armored vehicles? According to CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson, BATF was forced to watch while hundreds of grenades were shipped to drug cartels in Mexico:

There’s a new twist in the government’s “gunwalking” scandal involving an even more dangerous weapon: grenades.

CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, who has reported on this story from the beginning, said on “The Early Show” that the investigation into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)’s so-called “Fast and Furious” operation branches out to a case involving grenades. Sources tell her a suspect was left to traffic and manufacture them for Mexican drug cartels.

Police say Jean Baptiste Kingery, a U.S. citizen, was a veritable grenade machine. He’s accused of smuggling parts for as many as 2,000 grenades into Mexico for killer drug cartels — sometimes under the direct watch of U.S. law enforcement.

Law enforcement sources say Kingery could have been prosecuted in the U.S. twice for violating export control laws, but that, each time, prosecutors in Arizona refused to make a case.

Grenades are weapons-of-choice for the cartels. An attack on Aug. 25 in a Monterrey, Mexico casino killed 53 people.

Sources tell CBS News that, in January 2010, ATF had Kingery under surveillance after he bought about 50 grenade bodies and headed to Mexico. But they say prosecutors wouldn’t agree to make a case. So, as ATF agents looked on, Kingery and the grenade parts crossed the border — and simply disappeared.

Emphasis added. I sure hope it wasn’t a “walked” grenade used in that atrocity.

We need a special prosecutor — NOW!

Click through for video and more nauseating details. Hint: “novelty items.

Exit question: Are these people nuts?

via Hot Air

RELATED: Earlier posts on Gunwalker.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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3 Responses to “Good news! We’re letting grenades “walk,” too!!”


  1. MissJean says:

    IMO a special prosecutor AND a willingness to extradite to Mexico!

  2. Rod Stoddard says:

    All the evidence indicates that the purpose for the “walking armaments” was not the declared purpose but rather a plan to promote revolution and civil war in Mexico. Why else the grenades & explosives that carry no serial numbers? Why were there thousands of guns walked? How many munitions would be in Mexico by now if they were not stopped by the whistle blowers? Result of civil war in Mexico would create millions of refugees to cross our open borders and would be welcomed by Obama with citizenship and voting rights. Think about it!

  3. Carlos says:

    Not to be sarcastic, Phineas, but there’s a question about whether these people are nuts?

    Actually, they remind me a lot of the “Polish Wood Stove” I saw many years ago (a woodstove made of wood). Somewhere down the road someone is going to light a fire to the stove they’ve been ignorantly and blithely building, and then all the folks who voted for them are going to wonder why the house burned down.

    (And don’t get on me about the “Polish” joke – my ancestry is Polish.)