Univision - doing the work the mainstream media fails to do

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Spanish news agency Univision is hitting hard with the facts. From The Daily Caller:
Univision report connects Operation Fast and Furious scandal to murders of Mexican teenagers
The Spanish language television news network Univision unleashed a bombshell investigative report on Operation Fast and Furious Sunday evening, finding that in January 2010 drug cartel hit men slaughtered students with weapons the United States government allowed to flow to them across the Mexican border.

�On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez,� according to a version of the Univision report in English, on the ABC News website.

�Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and opened fire on a gathering of nearly 60 teenagers. Outside, lookouts gunned down a screaming neighbor and several students who had managed to escape. Fourteen young men and women were killed, and 12 more were wounded before the hit men finally fled.�

Citing a Mexican Army document it obtained and published, Univision reported that �[t]hree of the high caliber weapons fired that night in Villas de Salvarcar were linked to a gun tracing operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).�

That operation was Fast and Furious.
More:
�Univision News identified a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms that were bought by straw purchasers monitored by ATF during Operation Fast and Furious, and then recovered in Mexico in sites related to murders, kidnappings, and at least one other massacre,� the Univision report reads.
More:
Univision held nothing back in its broadcast, airing images and video of bloodied, dead bodies. The network showed the faces of the dead and walked viewers through how cartel operatives hunted their victims down with the weapons President Barack Obama�s administration allowed straw buyers to traffick to them.

One photo, for instance, showed pools of blood in the streets of a Mexican town after a �massacre� committed by murderers armed with Fast and Furious weapons. Video footage showed where some of the victims were killed and how the cartels chased their helpless victims to their deaths.

The Univision broadcast implicitly suggested that Americans have no regard for the victims of violence American policy helps fuel � that is, until one of those victims ends up being an American.

It wasn�t until U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry�s murder prompted whistle-blowers to come forward to Congress to publicly voice concerns about the program that the Obama administration stopped allowing firearms to flow into Mexico.

One victim�s father, Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, told Univision he thinks �Americans are not often moved by the pain of those outside [their country].�

�But they are moved by the pain of their own,� Sicilia added.
One more bit:
�When Fast and Furious began in 2009, the ATF and Arizona prosecutors told [gun] store owners to sell weapons without restrictions to suspicious buyers.�

Univision also said that it was Phoenix ATF office leader Bill Newell who ultimately concluded that �the only way to track the guns was to wait for weapons to be recovered in crime scenes in Mexico.�

That charge, if true, would mean the Obama administration decided to allow cartel operatives to kill and injure people with the weapons it gave them, and to recover the guns only after criminals ditched them at brutal � often deadly � crime scenes.

Univision also found additional details about other gunwalking operations the Obama administration undertook.

�In Florida, the weapons from Operation Castaway ended up in the hands of criminals in Colombia, Honduras and Venezuela, the lead informant in the case told Univision News in a prison interview,� the network reported. The informant Unvision interviewed was �Vietnam veteran-turned-arms-trafficker� Hugh Crumpler.

�When the ATF stopped me, they told me the guns were going to cartels,� Crumpler said. �The ATF knew before I knew and had been following me for a considerable length of time. They could not have followed me for two months like they said they did, and not know the guns were going somewhere, and not want for that to be happening.�
Holder needs to be removed from his position of power and brought to trial for allowing this to happen. Yes, Bush did have a similar program (Wide Receiver) but those guns had RFID chips in them and could be tracked from some distance away. It was stopped the same year it was started. Fast and Furious ran for two full years.

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