The millions of prisoners in the Gulag firmly believed that Stalin had no idea they had been imprisoned, and had no idea that they were dying by the hundreds in the labor camps. Read any of the books on the subject and one hope is consistent among these prisoners: a mass amnesty of all prisoners was just days away. Just as soon as someone told Stalin.
Well, it took a little longer. Remember, communists lie, cheat, steal, agitate, and
So we flip this concept when analyzing the ATF Gunrunner/Gunwalker/Gungiveaway operation: "Obama knew".
We can't prove this, but there are others working hard to bring the truth to light. In other words, it may be proven soon.
Two weeks ago we were convinced it was ATF Director Melman. Until he showed up with his private attorney over the 4th of July weekend.
So then a week ago all evidence pointed to Eric Holder, with the FBI director's and the DEA's involvement.
Today, Big Government claims they have the proof that this fiasco goes straight to Obama. Bob McCarty: Project Gunrunner Tied Directly to Obama:
After watching this video [below], the reasons behind Ogden’s resignation [Dec 3, 2009] after working for Attorney General Eric Holder for less than a year, appear seem clear: He wanted to reduce his chances of becoming the “fall guy” for the Obama Administration after news of this doomed-from-the-start gun-running operation became public. Nineteen months later, the “cat” that is Project Gunrunner is out of the proverbial bag.
This theory is the smoke, and we hope Issa continues to push forward to find the fire.
Bob's post links to a WSJ article about Ogden's resignation. Here is the link, however it did not work for us. Nor were we able to find it in a WSJ search. Bob makes the point that Ogden did not have any projects to his name at the time of his resignation, which is odd. But we see in the video that Gunrunner was one of 3 initiatives he mentions in his speech.
Some deep thinkers who have less partisan impulses than us have started suggesting that logic points to only one reason for this operation: to support future gun-control initiatives due to the 'unexpected' increase in violence. In other words, there are respected intellectuals who have considered all possible motivations for Operation Gungiveaway, and have concluded the sole objective was to increase the Mexican Drug War wounded and killed. We point to John Lott as one example.
Does this scandal have legs?
Found at Townhall: