Mexico's top cop Attorney General Marisela Morales has requested the extradition of six people suspected of providing guns to drug cartels. She told the Mexico's lower house of Congress last Wednesday three of the suspects are in Texas and three are in California. Morales did not mention the gun walking operation known as Fast and Furious nor did she name the individual suspects. But, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune, "One of the requests involves three people believed to have acquired a large number of weapons under the Fast and Furious program." Morales has been under pressure from lawmakers to "punish those responsible" in the U.S for an ATF Phoenix program that supplied high-powered weapons to some of the most vicious killers on the planet.
The number of Mexican citizens killed with guns purchased under the ATF operation could number in the thousands, according to Chihuahua state prosecutor Patricia Gonzalez. Last fall Gonzalez' brother Mario, a lawyer, was kidnapped and brutally murdered by cartel hit men who videotaped the grisly slaying. An ATF officer working out of the U.S. embassy in Mexico later told Ms. Gonzalez AK-47 assault rifles found in the killers' arsenal were linked to Fast and Furious.Ms. Morales states that she respects US sovereignty, however each country has a "shared responsibility" to investigate the crimes. And what was Eric Holder doing to help? Pointing fingers at congress and at American gun laws. Holder told congress, “earlier this year, the House of Representatives actually voted to keep law enforcement in the dark when individuals purchase semiautomatic rifles and shotguns in southwest border gun shops. Providing law enforcement with the tools to detect and to disrupt illegal gun trafficking is entirely consistent with the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.”
Senator Charles Grassley set the record straight: "In Operation Fast and Furious, law enforcement was not in the dark when individuals purchased these weapons. Rather, they were receiving real-time—and sometimes advance—notice from cooperating gun dealers when suspected straw buyers would purchase pistols or long guns. The information for both pistols and long guns was placed onto what is called a “4473” form, which gun dealers then faxed to the ATF. However, rather than using that information to question the suspected straw buyers and eventually make arrests, ATF chose to allow them to continue to traffic guns." Holder really should consider early retirement. His pathetic attempts to implement gun control in America by pushing guns to Mexican cartels is illegal at best. Wouldn't he like to sit on a beach in Cancun with a nice umbrella in his drink? I'm sure the Mexicans would love to see him.