If you want to read the actual article on this click here....wikipedia. Basically, our government did an operation that allowed 2,000 guns into the Mexican Cartel's hands in hopes of tracking them down with GPS units attached inside the guns. The Mexican government did not know about this and this is my breakdown of the operation named "Fast and Furious".
1. A code name for a busted operation named "Fast and Furious"...the title alone should have been a red flag because nothing was fast and furious about this operation.
2. Our government went to Radioshack to buy GPS units...you think the salesclerk thought something was off when they put in an order for 2,000 GPS units. Also, why wouldn't we use or own governments longer lasting GPS batteries? If they knew the operation was going to take awhile, they should have also known that the life of a general Radioshack GPS battery isn't that long especially in constant use. I guess it's not logical to entrust your handler to charge the guns before selling them and giving clear instructions to the cartel that they need to charge the guns for 8 hours or else the battery life will drain.
3. Mexico didn't know about this operation and why didn't they?...maybe it's because of this notion...."Should we tell Mexico"..."Nah, we're sending in 2,000 guns equipped with Radioshack GPS units in them and these guns could potentially kill Mexican law officials or worse civilians and in small cases...border patrol people and some of our agents"..."This sounds dangerous"..."It's only dangerous if it doesn't work"..."What's the percentage on that"..."Just sign and approve here and here and we'll let you know about those statistics later"..."Ohh okay".
4. Why did we need to track the guns...did we not know who the cartel are? The cartel is a huge organization that is becoming the number one gang related problem in the U.S. and around the world. We can spot someone named Assad Numadir planting in his garden from another country but we're a little fuzzy who the enforcers are, the locations and the people in the cartel that we need to track the guns. Hopefully, this is not true but it does give notion to the idea that we really don't know the cartel.unsuccessful. Even if the cartel was onto the fact that these guns don't work after so many rounds, you think you'd see some activity in the cartel to track down these guns and get rid of them, possibly exploiting some key members in the process but the GPS batteries died, the guns were real and innocent people died.
5. Why didn't we use guns that would fail after a hundred or so rounds? This technology has been around since the 60's and 70's and in fact was used in Vietnam. This would have been the safer bet to ensure lives would not have been lost but Radioshack was out of the guns that pop out the flag saying "BANG" so we opted for the real deal...Now what's the worst that could have happened with guns that fail after so many rounds? Operation unsuccessful, what is this operation now, unsuccessful, what is this operation now, unsuccessful. Even if the cartel was onto the fact that these guns don't work after so many rounds, you think you'd see some activity in the cartel to track down these guns and get rid of them, possibly exploiting some key members in the process but the GPS batteries died, the guns were real and innocent people died.
6. There has been deaths of our own agents/people because of this operation. Why hasn't anyone been accounted for with this operation. If a normal citizen ran this operation, someone would have been held accountable for it and the news would talk about this person and it's failed operation would be on daily until this person went to jail, lost their job, ect. However, when you're someone deep within the confines of the government, screwing up this bad is a slap on the wrist, hush hush, move on with our lives event. Watergate was a big deal but this isn't?
7. The "Fast and Furious" operation is exactly what the news networks did with this, meaning, it broke fast and the networks that did air this story we're furious about it but then it quickly went away. I have been telling people about this so more people are aware and that hopefully someone is held accountable for the deaths of our own people and the horrible planning of this operation.
Now, yes, I had humor in this but I'm very much irked, disappointed and let down by our governments rash decision to do an operation that was fully not planned out. The lack of accountability alone is a disgrace and yet not many Americans know about this incident like I didn't until days ago.
Author - Scott Kelley
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