Tag: Fast and Furious

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Our Chief Historian Sam Jacobs had the fortunate opportunity to speak with author and former ATF agent, Vincent Cefalu. For those of you that might not know — Vincent Cefalu is best known as the primary whistleblower who exposed Operation Fast and Furious and Project Gunrunner to the American public. Preview Open

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Justice Long Delayed: Sentencing in Brian Terry’s Murder


On December 14, 2010, Brian Terry was murdered. Barack Obama and his willing accomplice Attorney General Eric Holder put the gun in the killer’s hand. They did so for the real purpose of subverting the Second Amendment, creating such ugly facts on the ground in Mexico that they could jam through federal gun bans. The facts on the ground ended up boomeranging in the Arizona desert, and the cover-up was on. Wednesday, 8 January 2020, in a courtroom in Arizona, the sixth man was sentenced in the murder of Brian Terry. The Arizona Republic has the story:

U.S. District Court Judge David Bury sentenced Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes to life in prison. U.S. prosecutors accused him of being part of a five-men “rip crew” that robbed smugglers once they crossed the Arizona-Mexico border.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Operation Fast and Furious: The Forgotten History of the ATF’s Notorious Gunwalking Scandal


The ATF isn’t all bad. In fact, they had a policy of letting illegal gun purchases go between 2006 and 2011. It ended up getting US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry killed on December 14, 2010, and let Mexican criminals get enough guns that they were found at over 150 crime scenes where Mexican citizens were either killed or maimed. And some of the guns were used in the November 2015 terrorist attack in Paris at the Bataclan. But other than that, it turned out just fine.

(In case you’re not picking up on it, we’re laying on the sarcasm very thick right now.)

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Vin Diesel Arguing in Clinton v. Trump


I’ve been comparing Vin Diesel to Stallone over at The Federalist. That’s my beat, manliness and American culture. But I have more things to say about Vin Diesel than fit into that piece. He is successful, neglected, and misunderstood all at once. And he has made the relationship between the promise of success in America and the anguish of manliness a big subject in movies. At the same time, this has become a subject in politics, too, so let’s look at its clearest, most vulgar statement on the matter. Having already written about his major franchise, the Fast and Furious, I want to talk about his minor franchise, Triple X, which had another success earlier this year.

The American audience ignored it, because it’s so obviously a B picture. The worldwide audience liked it much better for much the same reason–the film made $300 million, half in China. The story shows something lots of people want to see: An anti-liberal, anti-globalization ideology. Vin Diesel starts by presenting himself as the champion of third-world kids who love soccer–the game of globalized democracy. He ends up the successful, defiant enemy of the government-tech oligarchy. The antagonist you could call the establishment–evil, treacherous, but undeniably powerful and sophisticated people that secretly run American foreign policy. Vin Diesel’s against the evils of espionage, war, and the surveillance state. How could you not admire him, nay, even love!

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Brian Terry Murder Suspect Arrested in Mexico

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in 2010 gun battle, 10 miles north of Arizona’s border with Mexico. Two guns recovered from assailants were part of “Operation Fast and Furious,” an Obama-era scheme conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Terry’s suspected murderer was arrested Wednesday by US and Mexico law enforcement personnel.

Heraclio “Laco” Osorio-Arellanes, 38, was caught Wednesday as part of a U.S.-Mexico operation “at a ranch on the border of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua,” Fox News reported in a story attributed to unnamed “senior law enforcement, Border Patrol and congressional sources” that it labeled “exclusive.”

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. It’s The Russians, Stupid


I was in the hospital this past week recovering from surgery to convert my large intestine into a semi-colon. My personal phrenologist, Hans “Bumpy” O’Cranium, who has staff privileges, looked in on me to examine new knots I acquired last week when I appeared on THE VIEW disguised as James “Serpent Head” Carville and asked Joy Behar Aspirin who weighed the most, Whoopi or Rosie.

As Bumpy probed and palpated my skull, I saw a taped interview with Chuck “Corn Rows” Schumer on the wall-mounted television. Corn Rows declared, with a straight face, that “Make America Sick Again” should be the slogan for the Obamacare repeal and replace bill.

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This post is prompted by the news discussed at Powerline of the documents released by DOJ after three years of litigation by the House Government Oversight Committee that show that Eric Holder was responsible for the cover-up of the Fast & Furious “gun-walking” operation and the obstruction of the congressional investigation of an anti-2nd Amendment […]

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