From America’s 1st Freedom…
How El Chapo Got His Gun
by Marshall Lewin – Thursday, February 4, 2016
You’ve probably heard the news that when Mexican authorities raided the hideout of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the head of the murderous Sinaloa drug cartel, on Jan. 8, they recovered a .50-caliber Barrett rifle that was trafficked through the ATF’s disastrous “Fast and Furious” debacle.
What you may not know, but probably suspected, is that the more information that surfaces surrounding Fast and Furious, the more it appears that the Obama administration deliberately helped traffic guns from the United States to the highest levels of the most ruthless and deadly drug cartels in Mexico for no other reason than to support the absurd claim—asserted by everyone from Barack Obama to his attorney general, Eric Holder, to his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton—that 90 percent of the guns used in crimes in Mexico originated in the U.S., and that imposing more gun control upon law-abiding Americans would somehow control international criminal networks with billions of dollars at their fingertips.
When you look at the evidence in aggregate, no other explanation seems possible, let alone plausible.
There’s a saying: “Never attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity.” One gun slipping across the border can be explained by stupidity. Two can be explained that way. Perhaps even 100 can be. But thousands? But at some point, even the dullest BATFE agent will come to realize that it’s not possible to track a gun after it’s been smuggled across an international border. Thus stupidity does not and cannot explain the government’s actions. Only malice can.