Book claims feds had ties to killers of Ariz. border agent
A federal agent who exposed the Justice Department’s flawed gun-trafficking investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious says the FBI played a key role in events leading to the 2010 murder near Nogales, Ariz., of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
John Dodson, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, contends that the bandits who killed Terry were working for FBI operatives and were sent to the border to do a drug rip-off using intelligence from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
“I don’t think the (FBI) assets were part of the rip-off crew,” Dodson said. “I think they were directing the rip crew.”
Dodson’s comments to The Arizona Republic amplify assertions he made in his recently released book, “The Unarmed Truth,” about his role as a whistle-blower in the Fast and Furious debacle.
Terry belonged to an elite Border Patrol tactical team sent to a remote area known as Peck Canyon, roughly a dozen miles northwest of Nogales, where violence had escalated because criminal gangs were stealing narcotics from drug runners known as mules. He was slain in a shootout with several bandits. Two assault-type rifles found at the scene were subsequently traced to Fast and Furious.
The operation, based in Phoenix, was launched in 2009 to identify and prosecute drug lords, but instead allowed guns to be “walked” into the hands of Mexican criminals. ATF agents encouraged licensed firearms dealers in Arizona to sell more than 2,000 weapons to known “straw buyers” who were working for cartels. Instead of arresting suspects immediately, surveillance agents took notes and let them disappear with the guns.
After the Terry slaying and an attempted cover-up within the Justice Department, Dodson provided evidence and testimony to Congress. His revelations, later verified by an Office of the Inspector General’s report, ignited a national scandal over Fast and Furious that resulted in a congressional contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder and the replacement of top ATF and Justice Department officials.
In his book, Dodson uses cautious language to characterize his account of circumstances surrounding Terry’s death, saying the information is based on firsthand knowledge, personal opinion and press reports. He asserts that the DEA had information about, and may have orchestrated, a large drug shipment through Peck Canyon that December night. He alleges that DEA agents shared that intelligence with FBI counterparts, who advised criminal informants from another cartel that the load would be “theirs for the taking.”
“Stealing such a shipment would increase the clout of the FBI informants in the cartel organization they had penetrated,” Dodson wrote, “and thus lead to better intel for them in the future.”
When are we going to hold congress, the president, Holder and the other criminals in Washington accountable?
It be so eazy to find out who are the real criminals are just follow the money 23 million tax payers hard easned money Bodies dont seem to matter no one held accountable " what difference does it make " as Hillary says just give the government money they'll do what they want to whom they want Our country deserves a hell of alot better
....well......i was sure wondering that myself.......why didn't we hold, hillary, bill, nixon, and all the other scum accountable? because: the elected officials, (congress) HAVE N O SPINE!! and sorry to say, we the people will suffer for that....................the same with soros, aryes, they should be in prison, not running the streets, promoting their propoganda..........and this is why they get away with these crimes, because the KNOW THEY CAN!!!!!!!!!!!
WE ALREADY ( DO ) HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE, "BUT", WHO HAS THE CAJONES TO START THE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS WHEN CH. JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS IS (FOR "DESTROYING) THE U.S. CONSTITUTION ??????? AND THE F**KING FBI IS IN OBUTT'S "GAY" MUSLIM HANDS ....????????
IMAGINE, A MUSLIM WHO SPENDS OUR MONEY, IMPORTS THE BEST KOBE BEEF FOR HIS DINNERS, LYING THRU HIS SMILING TEETH, IS ALL FOR BEING "GAY", AS HE IS , AND ALSO BEING THE CIC ( COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF) KNOWING ALL OF THE U.S. MILITARY TOP SECRETS, GIVING INFO TO HIS MUSLIM PALS, -REFUSING TO HELP THE BENGHAZI MEN, RAPING US AT EVERY TURN , AND THE "IDIOT" LIBS...ACTING AS IF NOTHING IS WRONG ....
THIS MY FELLOW AMERICANS IS WHY THIS COUNTRY IS NOW 1/2" FROM DYING ITS (DEATH )....THANKS UNKNOWING, STUPID, DUMBOCRATS...FOR MY 4 YEARS OF HELL FOR FIGHTING FOR YOU WEAK-MINDED COWARDS....!!! YOU ARE REAPING WHAT YOU LAZY STUPID FOOLS HAVE SEWN ..,,!!!
Jer, for your information, the Chief Justice can't influence an impeachment trial. The chief Justice is there to keep rules of order. He has no say in what charges are brought, what witnesses are called, what evidence is admitted, or what the verdict should be. He can't overturn a verdict in any manner.
The problem lies with a craven GOP elite who won't impeach Obama or Holder because of the Democrat Senators who refused to convict Clinton, and said they wouldn't going into the trial. Yet for evidence to prosperity they should impeach if only to say we have lost the rule of Constitutional Law.
Those who read the constitution would know all of this.
As for your four years of hell, thanks for your service. But please keep in mind you're not the only one who has served and who opposes this tyrant Mr.(intentional) Obama.
Also keep in mind many of us knew what a fraud Obama was and about his background and associations with atheists, Muslims, socialists, communists, domestic terrorists, homosexuals in 2008 and didn't vote for him and even spoke out against him. Were we "WEAK-MINDED COWARDS and LAZY STUPID FOOLS" just because we didn't defeat him?
WE NEED TO KEEP THIS IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR 2014 , AS WELL AS BENGHAZI , THE IRS POLITICAL WITCH HUNTS AND HARASSMENT AND BLOCKAGES OF CONSERVATIVE ORGANIZATIONS , THE USE OF THE EPA TO WRECK THE ECONOMY EVEN AS THEY PRETENDED THEY TRYING TO HELP IT BY GIVING BILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS TO THE LIKE'S OF GENERAL MOTORS AND GENERAL ELECTRIC AND WALL STREET , ALL THE INJUSTICES DONE UNDER HOLDER AT THE " JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ' , GOING AROUND CONGRESS AND IGNORING THE CONSTITUTION WHEN GET THINGS DONE LEGALLY , APPOINTING JUDGES THAT ARE PROGRESSIVES ( COMMUNISTS ) .
This WH is the most ruthless bunch of thugs this country has ever seen. Their corruption goes into every agency of our gov't. These people were all funded by the billions of Geo Soros. Bought and paid for. He has funded this whole mess. Some years ago in an interview he was asked about what was the happiest memory of his childhood... during WW2. His answer was when he "saved" his Jewish neighbors by telling them safety was a certain place. When they arrived they found Nazi SS troops and trucks there to haul them to certain death. This is what Soros plans for this country. He has spent his $$$$ well buying these corrupt Dems and this WH.
Good points. What we now have is an old style Mayor Daley Chicago Mob Democrat Party Political Machine now in control of the central, as opposed to a true federal, government.
By the way Soro's Jewish neighbors were more than that. He's a Jew himself who has no regrets about selling his fellow Jews out to the Nazis.
Oh the webs we weave...Semper Fi
Our own FBI - DEA & ATF turned into criminal organizations by the evil law breaker Osama himself. Now we learn that the homeland security department is smuggling in kids to their illegal parents. Two of our brave agents have been killed. Fear not America - congress has responded to this wave of criminal behavior. They have issued a contempt citation for the justice department. WOW! Is that an appropriate solution for two dead men or what? A contempt citation has no effect on the justice department in any way. IT just simply says - we do not like what you did. You run a single gun across the border like the marine who wanted to go hunting & you get a jail sentence. You smuggle illegal kids into this country & you go to jail. But someone like holder gets a letter that says we do not like what you did. It proves we can not look to congress for help ever again. They are part of the problem. Please America wake up. The communists democrats & their RINO lackeys have taken control of our country to our own detriment & destruction. Please actively recruit tea party candidates to run against these vile democrats & RINO's.
Just yet another bungled case of your government in action!