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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fast and Furious - SA Jamie Zapata


The Congressional investigators who viewed the Department of Homeland Security documents related to the Fast and Furious operation have located a Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Report of Investigation (ROI) from August 2010 describing 80 weapons seized in an arms smuggling interdiction between Phoenix, Arizona and San Antonio, Texas. Of these weapons, the majority (approximately 50) were noted to have come from Operation Fast & Furious in Arizona, purchased by Uriel Patino and Jacob Chambers. The ROI was written and signed by Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Jaime Zapata, who was shot dead in an ambush at a fake roadblock in San Luis Potosí, Mexico on 15 February 2011. At the time of the report, Agent Zapata was assigned to the Laredo office.
The Huffington Post suggests (LINK) along with others, that it was a random attack on two random law enforcement agents

Two of the weapons found at the murder scene were later traced back to Texas -- One was purchased in August 2010 near Houston on behalf of accused drug dealer Manuel Gomez Barba, and the other in October 2010 by a Dallas trafficking ring that included Otilio Osorio and his brother Ranferi. Much like Fast and Furious, both groups had been under ATF surveillance for many months, although ATF officials in Texas later denied that any gunwalking happened in their state. 

United State Senator John Cornyn pressed Eric Holder and DOJ for details on any gunwalking in Texas. Holder was found in contempt of Congress yesterday. The President of the United States asserted executive privilege in regard these documents contemporaneously with Holder's contempt finding, which means that the President has guilty knowledge of some sort that he doesn't want to disclose.

The Department of Homeland Security, ICE and the Department of Justice denied that the case of Jaime Zapata had anything to do with Fast and Furious. The discovery of this ROI by Zapata, indicates that Holder and Secretary Napolitano knew and the assertion of executive privilege by President Obama would tend to indicate that he knew too. So it's not only a DOJ cover-up but a DHS cover-up as well and, as of yesterday, a Presidential cover-up.
At the time of Agent Zapata's death, President Obama declared "The United States will work with Mexico to bring the assailants to justice." For her part, Janet Napolitano avowed: "Let me be clear: Any act of violence against our ICE personnel — or any DHS personnel — is an attack against all those who serve our nation and put their lives at risk for our safety."

Why is Sec. Napolitano wearing
that goofy shit-eating grin?
At the risk of sounding incredibly naive, I find it amazing that neither DHS nor the FBI have come under more intense Congressional scrutiny for what they know about gunwalking operations and the murders of Agent Zapata and Border Patrol BORTAC Team member Brian Terry. The revelation of the existence of Agent Zapata's August 2010 ROI should serve to bring more attention to Janet Napolitano and her knowledge of gunwalking and the murders of Zapata and Terry, despite her previous denials under oath.

Maybe it's time to revisit that and to explore whether or not Secretary Janet Napolitano lied under oath to Congress - Perjury is an ugly word, Madame Secretary. Oh, wait, those documents have been effectively sealed by President Obama. 



Lucky break for you, Secretary Napolitano!

h/t Sipsey Street Irregulars

8 comments:

  1. This ain't over til it's over. Let the federal court action begin to force the disclosure. Napolitano is smirking 'cause she just lined up some more DHS steno pool carpet to munch on.

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  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PNhYk9NuNc


    YouTube video proves they knew in 2009

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  3. This administration ain't too big on truth telling.

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  4. Whoa! I didn't know about Zapata before this. The circumstances of his death are way beyond suspicious. At this point in the game, the House should demand an independent special prosecutor and immediately file suit to overturn Obama's assertion of executive privilege in F&F. What an incredible clusterf**k this has turned out to be.

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  5. Two American citizens are dead, murdered by Mexican drug scum aided by weapons purchased through the Fast and Furious operation, an operation that now has been proven beyond a fact to have been known by about by the very lying sacks of ... that denied knowledge of it.

    Now we have Executive cover-up! Has anyone seen the similarities between Nixon and Obama. Lie, cover up, do anything to cover their sorry behinds. Many people are going to point this out. but remember, the cover ups are where the similarities end! Why would I say that? Because NO ONE WAS MURDERED as result of the Watergate fiasco. That was just stupidity. This is cold blooded murder and as such one could make the argument that this President and his sad sack Attorney General should be charged as accomplices to the murder of Brian Terry and Juan Zapata!

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  6. Thanks for posting this. It's rare we hear the name of Agent Jaime Zapata in any of the news reports. The Obama Administration is based on lies. It's about time they are exposed for what they are, nothing but Liars.

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  7. Joseph Brandon - In addition to Special Agent Zapata and Border Patrol Agent Terry, well in excess of 200 Mexicans have been murdered by the Fast and Furious firearms. So while the contemptible nature of the loss of 2 Americans is clearly enough to try somebody for being an accessory to murder, there is a lot of additional innocent blood crying from the ground for justice.

    LA & TCL - For some odd reason, the Mainstream Media has been silent about Special Agent Zapata. And MSNBC did their first EVER story on Fast and Furious just yesterday.

    WoFat - Obama tries very hard to make murder respectable.

    Anon - Thanks for your contribution.

    Sig 94 - There is more coming for Eric Holder. I believe that he will be convicted by Congress and will be sentenced to prison for his callus behavior. Now as to Obama?

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  8. That "You Lie" picture is priceless.

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