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For those who wants to know to what purpose would this administration make such idiotic decision? Via Wikipedia :
The stated purpose of the operation was to permit otherwise-suspected straw purchasers to complete the weapon's purchase and transit to Mexico, in order to build a bigger case against Mexican criminal organizations suspected of being the ultimate buyer.
(If successful, Team Obama hopes to establish such strong distaste in this country, people would outlaw gun ownership once and for all.)
The operation started in the fall of 2009 and ended in late 2010 shortly after the death of Brian Terry, a US Border Patrol Agent and has since become the subject of controversy and a U.S. congressional investigation. During the operation, the sale of at least 2,000 guns were facilitated by ATF knowing most would be trafficked to Mexico. By June, 2011, the guns have been linked (through eTrace, ATF's electronic tracing program) to some 179 crime scenes in Mexico. By August, 2011, 21 additional guns were recovered from violent crime scenes in Mexico. Of the 2,000 guns knowingly released by ATF agents, only 600 are reported as recovered by officials. The remaining 1,400 guns have not been recovered.
Before this, I have never thought of Obama as evil, only incompetent. Operation Fast and Furious demonstrates that this team will stop at Nothing to further their ideological beliefs. The Attorney General has just been caught lying after more than 200 lives have perished.
read more here on Instanpundit.