“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel quotes …
A corollary to this almost certainly follows for the leftist Dems:
“If there exists no actual crisis, you must manufacture one”
At the onset of the Obama regime in 2009, to further their anti-gun agenda, there was a need for a crisis of drug and gun running along the Mexican – American border. The drug cartels were, of course, armed to the teeth with any weapons that they would need. It’s absurd and silly to think that these cartels would not be able to obtain any type of weapon they desired. As a matter of fact, they regularly employed Kalashnikovs, RPGs, Browning 0.50 caliber machine guns etc. There was no need for them to smuggle weapons into Mexico from the United States. The cartels have ready access to all the arms markets of the world.
The “crisis” for the new Obama administration was the lack of a real crisis of American gun running into Mexico.
Hence, the advent of operation “Fast and Furious“. This was the manufactured crisis they needed. They purposely let guns “walk” across the border to the Mexican drug gangs. The operation supposedly started in November of 2009, but administration officials were “setting up” the public for the coming carnage much sooner. The the most prominent was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton in March 2009:
Obama (and Clinton) have no credibility on guns. Their purpose has always been anti-gun and anti-self defense. They openly pine for more tragedies to exploit and further their detrimental agenda.
A better solution to crime, and the now manifest threat of terrorists in our midst, is more competent, trained, conceal carry permit holders. Many of our veterans might, voluntarily of course, be offered advanced training in anti-terror self-defense techniques. More guns (and competent armed citizens) will bring less crime and less successful terror attacks.
October 10, 2011 in the examiner.com
“Last week it was reported that the State Department and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were deeply involved in the scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious, or Project Gunwalker. Today, however, new evidence has surfaced indicating that not only was Hillary deeply involved in the scandal but was one of the masterminds behind it.”
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