According to a story at The Blaze, a high-level drug cartel operative in federal custody is alleging that the Obama Administration, and the Bush Administration before it, made an agreement with Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel to provide weapons through what became the Fast and Furious program.
Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, the Sinaloa Cartel’s logistics coordinator, who was extradited to Chicago last year, claims that Fast and Furious was part of an administration plan to provide the Sinaloa Cartel with weapons in exchange for information the DEA, ICE and other federal agencies would then use to take down rival cartels.
A motion for discovery by Zambada-Niebla’s attorney states, in part, “the Sinaloa Cartel under the leadership of defendant’s father, Ismael Zambada-Niebla and ‘Chapo’ Guzman, were given carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago and the rest of the United States and were also protected by the United States government from arrest and prosecution in return for providing information against rival cartels which helped Mexican and United States authorities capture or kill thousands of rival cartel members.”
According to The Blaze, two members of Congress who are working on the congressional Fast and Furious investigation said they had never even heard of the case involving Zambada-Niebla. One of them said Congress would not likely get involved until the case has been tried.
The Fast and Furious program began in 2009 and continued through 2011.
If Zambada-Niebla’s statements prove to be true, it would damage both the Bush and Obama Administrations. It would be yet further evidence that the Obama Administration knowingly allows some criminals to get away without penalty.
Previous such instances include the recent discovery of an email admitting that law enforcement was ordered to not arrest Occupy Seattle protesters, and the failure to prosecute voter intimidation by the New Black Panthers.
This is an issue that should be addressed publicly now, during the election campaign. The Obama camp has gotten away with accusing Mitt Romney of murder, fraud and tax felonies.
Obama himself has thrown open our borders and destroyed any ability to stop the flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and crime into our country through his executive order.
It’s time Obama answers some questions about Fast and Furious, his destruction of the borders and his malfeasance in enforcing our laws, which has resulted in real murders.
So what about it, Mr. President?
To paraphrase Harry Reid, the word is out that your administration condoned drug running, gun smuggling and murder. Now it’s up to you to prove that’s wrong.