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    ATF director to resign, agency sources say

    This is wrong Eric Holder is the one who's head should role in this case.

    He had to have approved this.

    Holder has been useless piece of garbage and has shown himself to be a racists.

    Gun smuggling: ATF acting director to resign, agency sources say - latimes.com
    By Richard A. Serrano and Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
    June 21, 2011

    The acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is expected to step down because of a controversial gun-running investigation that allowed weapons to be sold to suspected agents of Mexican drug cartels, according to two sources inside the agency.

    Kenneth E. Melson's resignation, which could happen as early as this week, is the most significant repercussion yet from a growing public outcry over the code-named Fast and Furious operation, under which ATF agents watched while straw purchasers acquired more than 1,700 AK-47s and other high-powered rifles from Arizona gun dealers and delivered them to others.

    Hundreds of the weapons turned up at crime scenes in Mexico and the U.S., including in southern Arizona last December where a Border Patrol agent was shot to death.

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    Re: ATF director to resign, agency sources say

    For once, you're right. I don't really know or care about the specifics of this case...but if it can get Eric Holder to resign I'm all in favor of that. He is a ****ing horrible attorney general. I thought after John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales, we couldn't possibly do any worse, but Holder is certainly giving them a run for their money.
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    Re: ATF director to resign, agency sources say

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This is wrong Eric Holder is the one who's head should role in this case.

    He had to have approved this.

    Holder has been useless piece of garbage and has shown himself to be a racists.
    Why do you see Holder as being responsible for this?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: ATF director to resign, agency sources say

    Also: At what point does stupidity become criminal? Because I think this whole plan was criminally stupid.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: ATF director to resign, agency sources say

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This is wrong Eric Holder is the one who's head should role in this case.

    He had to have approved this.

    Holder has been useless piece of garbage and has shown himself to be a racists.
    rumor has it Obama wants to appoint a gun hating ATF Chicago office guy-who was part of some anti gun initiative with Bugsy Daily.

    The ATF is an agency that really should not exist anyway when it comes to firearms

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    Re: ATF director to resign, agency sources say

    This is a good start. I sincerely hope that more heads roll based upon this enormous cluster-**** operation.

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    Re: ATF director to resign, agency sources say

    I doubt that Holder approved this operation. And to think the White House had anything to do with it is just pure stupidity. I'm actually even shocked that the director knew specifically of this operation. This was just carried out in the Phoenix area, and probably was ordered by someone at the top in Phoenix. Anyway, different people should have to resign, not the acting agency director. The SAC for their Phoenix field office should be one of them.

    This operation had a good goal and was well intended, but to think that an agency as understaffed as ATF would be able to actually carefully monitor each of the firearms they decide to track rather than intercept is just ridiculous.

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    Re: ATF director to resign, agency sources say

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    I doubt that Holder approved this operation. And to think the White House had anything to do with it is just pure stupidity. I'm actually even shocked that the director knew specifically of this operation. This was just carried out in the Phoenix area, and probably was ordered by someone at the top in Phoenix. Anyway, different people should have to resign, not the acting agency director. The SAC for their Phoenix field office should be one of them.

    This operation had a good goal and was well intended, but to think that an agency as understaffed as ATF would be able to actually carefully monitor each of the firearms they decide to track rather than intercept is just ridiculous.
    Battery-powered GPS trackers, apparently. Gee, I wonder what could go wrong!
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: ATF director to resign, agency sources say

    So when is Darell Issa (R-Calif) going to resign over this?
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    Re: ATF director to resign, agency sources say

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    I doubt that Holder approved this operation. And to think the White House had anything to do with it is just pure stupidity. I'm actually even shocked that the director knew specifically of this operation.
    I'd be shocked if a plan to allow automatic weapons to flow to Mexican drug cartels was approved by anyone other than someone at one of the highest levels of government. It's sort of like Pakistan's intelligence service not knowing about Osama. Holder was either complicit or incompetent. There is no in-between.
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