WASHINGTON—The U.S. government running guns to Mexican cartels is “comparable to the United States funding al-Qaida to make someone in the United States look bad,” according to the author of a new best-seller.
Katie Pavlich is the author of “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up,” news editor of Townhall.com and an expert on the Fast and Furious scandal.
In an interview with WND, she asserted that the Obama administration intentionally orchestrated a “false flag” against lawful gun dealers, the U.S. Border Patrol and Mexican citizens to give cause for more gun regulation.
“This is a situation where the government was creating a situation where they could blame law-abiding citizens, turn them into criminals and creat[e] this false problem that they could solve through gun regulation,” Pavlich said.
Pavlich compares drug cartels to terrorist groups like Hezbollah, and new reports say the groups actually are linked.
“This is a situation where [the Obama administration was] willing to put public safety in danger, get thousands of people killed south of the border. The only reason we know about this is because (Border Patrol agent) Brian Terry was killed,” she said.
Pavlich cites the history of how the government courted gun dealers in Arizona to work with the ATF to sell guns to illegal buyers – allegedly to prove that guns were being transferred from American dealers to drug cartels.
She notes how the ATF assured gun dealers that “everything was OK” and that the ATF was “going to make sure the guns aren’t transferred to violent hands” and “not going to Mexico.”
Despite these assurances by the government, after the killings started happening, the government declared that gun dealers in Arizona were responsible for the “murder and mayhem in Mexico.”
When asked by WND if the real agenda was to make American gun dealers look bad, Pavlich said, “absolutely.”
She said Obama, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder “were giving us this false 90 percent figure” that 90 percent of guns being illegally trafficked to Mexico were coming from Arizona and the Southwest border.
Pavlich asserts that the administration’s agenda is mirrored in a 1995 video of Holder that shows him advocating “brainwashing” children to think differently about guns
In reference to the recent filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on the use of drones to kill American citizens, Pavlich said, “Fast and Furious was a perfect example” of the government setting the precedent and breaking psychological barriers to kill American citizens.
Pavlich is not the only commentator to assert that Fast and Furious was an attempt to curb the Second Amendment. NRA executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre said in 2011 that “Fast and Furious” was a “plot to undermine” the right to bear arms.
Former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, in a 2011 interview with radio talk show host Alex Jones, said the government is criminally liable for Fast and Furious and described the operation as a “false flag.”
Pavlich said that since Fast and Furious, “Democrats have done everything they can to drop ‘Fast and Furious’ from their vocabulary” yet their attempts to press for gun control are obviously not hindered by the scandal.
She cited Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., who was an “ardent defender of Eric Holder” who is still out in front pressing for more gun control in the wake of the scandal.
However, the administration has been only partly successful in its strategy to use Fast and Furious.
Fellow Democrats such as Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Max Baucus, D-Mont., stood up to Holder in 2009 immediately after the scandal broke, saying they “oppose reinstating the ban on the sale of assault weapons, and we call on the Department of Justice to enforce existing laws before it considers imposing any new restrictions on gun ownership.”
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