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October 11, 2011
Issa to Holder: 'You own Fast and Furious'
Americans are watching the Fast and Furious scandal unfold in real time. First AG Eric Holder sent a letter on October 7 to members of Congressman Issa's Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Holder denied any involvement, knowledge of or complicity in trafficking guns to criminal cartels in Mexico. On Saturday October 8 the LA Times reported 40 F and F weapons were found at the home of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo in Ciudad Juarez. Marrufo, also known as "the Jaguar" is an enforcer for Sinaloa cartel chieftain Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman. Intelligence officials regard the Sinaloa cartel as "the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world." Weekly reports from U.S. intelligence authorities to the Justice Department in the summer of 2010, at the height of Fast and Furious, warned about the proliferation of guns reaching the Sinaloa cartel. According to an online source enforcers are "naturally violent individuals" who head up teams of hit men; together...(Read Full Post)