Marine Jailed in Mexico while Fast and Furious Criminals Remain Free

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By Ben Barrack

When Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi was stopped by Mexican authorities after he accidentally crossed the border into Mexico, he willfully volunteered that he had three weapons. All three guns were registered to him and legally owned. Despite this, Tahmooressi was detained and has been in a Mexican jail for two months.

While this is clearly an outrage, it takes on added significance when contrasted with Operation Fast and Furious. It’s as if Tahmooressi is taking punishment that should be reserved for the Obama administration’s State Department, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Justice.

Fast and Furious was about one thing. It was meant to create the political climate for gun control in the U.S. by creating a crisis that could be exploited. The collateral damage was Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexicans. The ATF made gun store owners – over those owners’ own objections – sell high-powered weapons to bad guys they knew would do something Tahmooressi did not.

Check this out from a 2011 Fox News report (h/t Sipsey Street):

It is illegal to buy a gun for anyone but yourself. However, ATF’s own documents show it allowed just 15 men to buy 1,725 guns, and 1,318 of those were after the purchasers officially became targets of investigation.

Arizona gun store owners say they were explicitly told by the ATF to sell the guns, sometimes 20, 30, even up to 40 in a single day to single person.

And those orders, from at least one ATF case agent, are on audio recording.

“We would say, ‘Do you (the ATF) want us to stop selling, is there something we should do here?'” Brad DeSayes, owner of J&G Gun Sales in Prescott, said. “And they would say, ‘No, no, no, keep selling – just tell us after the fact.'”

Those ‘straw purchasers’ intentionally and illegally trafficked those weapons into Mexico and gave them to drug cartels at the behest of the ATF. This exchange between Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA) and ATF Special Agent William Newell in 2011 may show it best (Tahmooressi has suffered far more already than Newell – who has suffered NO consequences – has):

Mexican authorities went out of their way to ignore calling attention to the scandal, thereby protecting the Obama administration. In fact, in 2011, after the cover of Fast and Furious was blown, Mexican President Felipe Calderon actually went ALONG with the Obama administration’s gun control agenda instead of calling them out for the felonious operation that has led – and continues to lead – to the murders of hundreds of Mexicans.

In fact, more than a year later, Calderon had even less reason to be so ignorant when Univision aired an award-winning documentary on the scandal and the U.S. Government’s role in it:

Fast forward to today and we have a law-abiding U.S. Marine sitting in a Mexican jail for accidentally transporting three legally purchased weapons into Mexico while the government there has run interference for the corrupt members of the Obama administration who illegally shipped thousands of guns to Mexico that they knew would be used to murder innocent people.

Here is an interview Greta van Susteren did with Tahmooressi via phone while Tahmooressi was in that Mexican jail:

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