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Gun Used In Pamela Geller Event Purchased Under Obama’s Fast And Furious Program

Filed under: General — Dana @ 4:42 pm

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It is being reported that the gun used by a terrorist killed at Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative’s (AFDI) “Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest” in Garland, Texas, was purchased under the Obama administration’s infamous Fast and Furious gun program:

Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol.

At the time, Lone Wolf Trading Co. was known among gun smugglers for selling illegal firearms. And with Soofi’s history of misdemeanor drug and assault charges, there was a chance his purchase might raise red flags in the federal screening process.

Inside the store, he fudged some facts on the form required of would-be gun buyers.

What Soofi could not have known was that Lone Wolf was at the center of a federal sting operation known as Fast and Furious, targeting Mexican drug lords and traffickers. The idea of the secret program was to allow Lone Wolf to sell illegal weapons to criminals and straw purchasers, and track the guns back to large smuggling networks and drug cartels.

Instead, federal agents lost track of the weapons and the operation became a fiasco, particularly after several of the missing guns were linked to shootings in Mexico and the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Arizona.

It seems that Soofi’s purchase may have slipped through the cracks:

Soofi’s attempt to buy a gun caught the attention of authorities, who slapped a seven-day hold on the transaction, according to his Feb. 24, 2010, firearms transaction record, which was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Then, for reasons that remain unclear, the hold was lifted after 24 hours, and Soofi got the 9-millimeter.

In spite of the Dept. of Justice sending an “urgent firearms disposition request” to Lone Wolf for more information about Soofi and the gun in order to “assist in a criminal investigation”, the FBI remains unmoved:

The FBI so far has refused to release any details, including serial numbers, about the weapons used in Garland by Soofi and Simpson. Senate investigators are now pressing law enforcement agencies for answers, raising the chilling possibility that a gun sold during the botched Fast and Furious operation ended up being used in a terrorist attack against Americans.

Not only did guns purchased in the Fast and Furious operation find their way into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels, but they also found their way into the hands of a radical Islamic terrorist inside the United States.


At Least She Didn’t Shut Down Two Runways At A Busy International Airport, Right?

Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:04 am

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It’s a funny how some things never change with those champions of the common man.

Proving the point: Hillary Clinton took a break from her busy schedule of railing against income inequality and pointing out that “democracy can’t just be for billionaires and corporations” when she and her entourage were seen being escorted through a private entrance at the ultra-chic Fifth Avenue landmark, Bergdorf Goodman. Part of the store was put on lockdown so that Hillary would be safe from prying eyes as she was led up to the John Barrett Salon.

Clinton’s stylist, John Barrett, charges $600 for a cut and blow-dry. Hair color, which Clinton admits to, can cost an extra $600.

It reminds me of this from Hillary last year:

“The dream of upward mobility that made this country a model for the world feels further and further out of reach and many Americans understandably feel frustrated, even angry.

It’s good to see at least Hillary living the dream, even if her female Senate staffers and campaign fellows haven’t been as fortunate.

Anyway, Hillary had to rush out of Bergdorf Goodman because she had to pack for her vacation in the Hamptons. *As she passed a small crowd held back by security, she gave a nod to the little people. Lowering herself into the parked limo, she could be heard muttering to Huma Abedin, let them eat cake.

*This probably didn’t happen…


Obama Appointee And Bundler Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against Release Of Recordings From Planned Parenthood Annual Meeting

Filed under: General — Dana @ 7:53 am

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A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested from aborted children.

Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation.

Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President Barack Obama. He was also a major donor to and bundler for President Obama’s presidential campaign. He raised at least $200,000 for Obama and donated $30,800 to committees supporting him, according to Public Citizen.

Even though the National Abortion Federation filed its claim only hours before, Orrick quickly decided in their favor that the abortionists they represent would, ironically, be “likely to suffer irreparable injury, absent an ex parte temporary restraining order, in the form of harassment, intimidation, violence, invasion of privacy, and injury to reputation, and the requested relief is in the public interest.”


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