Did Obama Conspire to Run Guns to Mexico’s Drug Cartels?

I’ve read the rumor in the blogs that the head of the ATF is going to be thrown under Obama’s very capacious bus in an attempt to quiet the gunrunning scandal. Hunh.

So, who is this acting head of the ATF? Some career politician or political donor that didn’t know better than to have the U.S. government involved in arming drug cartels that are currently involved in a civil war in Mexico and are also actively involved in killing U.S. citizens?

ATF Executive Staff
ATF Acting Director Kenneth E. Melson
Kenneth E. Melson was named as Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives by President Obama. He assumed the post on April 12, 2009.

Most recently, Mr. Melson served as the Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, where he was responsible for administrative oversight of the 94 U.S. Attorneys Offices and for liaison between the U.S. Attorneys and other Federal agencies and Department of Justice (DOJ) components.

Mr. Melson is a graduate of the National Law Center at The George Washington University. After serving as a state prosecutor in Arlington County, Virginia, he joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia in 1983, becoming the First Assistant United States Attorney in 1986.

Mr. Melson is a co-chair of the Subcommittee on Forensic Science, Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council within the Executive Office of the President. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and in 2006, became Chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents. He currently represents DOJ as a board member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Forensic Sciences, on the Ethics Committee for the AAFS, and on the Advisory Council of the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law at Stetson University College of Law.

Mr. Melson has been an adjunct professor at The George Washington University for over 30 years, teaching law and forensic science courses at both the law school and the Department of Forensic Sciences, and publishes in both scientific texts and legal journals.

I don’t think he can plead ignorance of the law.

So, how deeply were Holder and Obama involved in this little escapade in order to advance the gun control agenda of the government? Holder was certainly involved. I don’t see other department heads engaging in something that had the potential to kill American citizens without consulting the Department of Justice for some ass covering. I don’t for a minute think that Holder would be involved in something that had the potential to embarrass the United States and, indeed, could be interpreted as an act of war against the Mexican government without clearance from the top. What did they think would happen when these guns were used as intended by the cartels? Did they really have the think that they could cover this up with the willing collusion of the press?

I believe that the guns WERE used as intended. They (ATF, DoJ, and the office of the President) certainly knew who and what they were dealing with. Did they hope that a sufficient number of families (on either side of the border) would be slaughtered with weapons traceable back to U.S. dealers so that Americans would stand up en masse and meekly hand in their weapons? How many people DID the DoJ, the ATF, and Obama kill while violating existing U.S. law?

Yeah, Obama knew. The buck stops there.

I have one of those bitter religion and gun clinger views of the law. I don’t think government members should be immune to acts that were they committed by the head of a private company would result in a sentence of life in prison or even the death penalty. The “just following orders” defense doesn’t even work with military members during a war.

Don’t think that we (the American public) aren’t watching, or noticing how the media has put a lot of resources on examining Sarah Palin’s E-mail while simultaneously energetically trying to sweep this under the carpet and keep it hidden.

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