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Genius: Gunwalker targets were paid FBI informants

Posted by: Phineas on July 18, 2011 at 3:34 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Remember, this is a product of the Smartest Administration Ever(tm). Key summary quote from Bob Owens: To simplify: the Department of Justice was paying ATF agents to ignore federal laws in order to provide weapons to criminal informants paid by the FBI, who then distributed those weapons to other cartel members who […]

 

Gunwalker: Holder’s resignation is almost inevitable

Posted by: Phineas on July 6, 2011 at 9:44 pm » 28 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And the only way that doesn’t happen is if he is fool-enough to stay in office, Obama is fool-enough not to fire him, and Congress has no choice but to remove him from office. Consider: On the 4th of July, a national holiday, acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, […]

 

Predictable, really

Posted by: Phineas on June 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm » 12 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The marketing divisions of the Democratic Party, aka The New York Times and The Washington Post, have launched a vigorous defense of the Obama administration in the wake of scandalous revelations about Operation Fast and Furious (“Gunwalker”) by launching a smear campaign against Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the committee investigating […]

 

Gunwalker: the scandal that breaks the Obama administration?

Posted by: Phineas on June 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm » 17 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’ve said for a long time that I think Eric Holder is the worst Attorney General since the wretched A. Mitchell Palmer (1) and should be forced to resign or be impeached. From his failure to protect voting rights on a color-blind basis to his vindictive persecution of CIA interrogators questioning al […]

 

But… But… But Obama said the border was secure!

Posted by: Phineas on May 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You probably remember Obama’s recent trip to Texas in which, during a speech in El Paso, he mocked, derided, and demagogued the legitimate concerns of those worried about the security of our southern border. He went so far as to claim his administration had done more than any before it to meet […]

 

Sunday Night Linkapalooza

Posted by: Phineas on May 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Sorry for the non-posting this weekend, folks. Yesterday was a busy one, and today was spent enjoying a beautiful if windy day by the sea in the People’s Republic of Santa Monica(1). But, we do have some links of interest. Enjoy: Border Security and Terrorism: Our porous southern border (I’d call operational […]

 

Sunday book review: A Country Of Vast Designs

Posted by: Phineas on May 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas For most people, when asked to name a historically significant US president, the name “James K. Polk” is not the first to come to mind. Sandwiched between the revolutionary trio of Washington, Adams, and Jefferson at one end and the giant presence of Abraham Lincoln at the other, his historical memory overshadowed […]

 

Creative smuggling: We build a fence, they fly over it

Posted by: Phineas on April 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Cartel smugglers may be walking pustules who profit by selling poison and wreak havoc on their own nation(1), but give hem credit for adaptability: Border-control advocates have been screaming for years about building a fence along the Mexican border? Fine The drug-smugglers will just find another way across — or over: The […]

 

Falcon Lake murder: witnesses come forth

Posted by: Phineas on April 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Six months ago, David and Tiffany Hartley thought they were going to spend a pleasant day exploring the ruins of an abandoned Mexican town, now mostly submerged under Falcon Lake, in Texas. Instead, they were attacked by Mexican drug runners: Tiffany barely escaped with her life, while David was gunned down. His […]

 

Mexico headlines of the day: mixed messages?

Posted by: Phineas on April 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Two headlines in the Public Secrets morning intelligence report caught my eyes today. Let’s see if you, too, can spot the problem. First: Juárez mayor says residents feel secure Six months into his tenure, Juárez Mayor Héctor Murguía Lardizábal has a surprising public message for outsiders: Juárez residents generally feel safe. “I […]