There are questions that are open that make this look like a political persecution rather than a legitimate prosecution.
First is the question of why only Gibson? When there are other guitar makers in the USA that use the same wood, obtained from the same sources.
Second is the assertion that other guitar makers are declared demo's that have documented contributions to the Obama campaign.
Third is the fact that the head of Gibson is a republican, and donates to republicans.
Fourth is the fact that Gibson is among the ONLY non Union shops making guitars.
Fifth is the statement by Holder that it isn't a political prosecution. When ever he says something like that, it usually is indeed political. Think the voter intimidation from the New Black Panthers in Philly.
It is true we will have to see this play out, and final determinations on this would prove out, at least as much as they can.
My feeling is that nothing will come of these raids, and when Obama is voted out, the cases will disappear as strangely as they appeared without fanfare....So I guess everyone can assert anything now, because it will fade away....But to me this shows the thuggery of the Obama administration and American's should be asking themselves is this the type of monkey business they want running this country.