Rush Limbaugh presented an angle no one here has mentioned yet. I'd like to know what all of you think was the realistic goal of the operation. If it was to stem the "southbound flow" of weapons to Mexico, how could the agencies let it go uncontrolled?
Limbaugh thinks it sounds like the President wanted to actually increase the mayhem to a point where the majority of Americans would be screaming for a new weapons ban to be signed in;
Regime Tipped "Under the Radar" Gun Control Strategy Before Immaculation - The Rush Limbaugh Show
Obama Made Pre-InauguralWe had the story yesterday of another meeting between Calderon and Obama later, after he had been immaculated. On April 16th of 2009, they were going to move further on this. The Sarah Brady business with Obama and Obama saying he's working "under the radar," that's a Washington Post Style Section story on April 11th, 2011. Sarah Brady told the Post (the Washington Post) Obama told her, quote, "I just want you to know that we are working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar." That was April 11, 2011, in the Washington Post Style Section. That's Sarah Brady who became a big gun control advocate after her husband was shot. She was working to get guns out of people's hands, and Obama said (whispering), "I'm working on it. I'm working under the radar." And Fast and Furious is what was "under the radar."
So Limbaugh thinks the Administration was deceptively trying to build a mechanism to raise support for a new weapons ban in the US. But what do you think? Was the ATF just incompetent at performing their tasks?Rather than “stem the flow of arms from the United States to Mexico,” as Obama pledged to Calderon he would seek to do, the administration, under Operation Fast and Furious, actually allowed guns to be purchased within the United States by known straw buyers for Mexican drug cartels.