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by Sharon Rondeau

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms falls under the U.S. Justice Department. Have they been knowingly aiding and abetting the enemy? If so, does that constitute treason against the United States of America?

(Apr. 17, 2011) — The UK Daily Mail Online has reported that a senior agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms came forward last month claiming that the ATF has been “allowing guns to slip across the border and fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

CBS News interviewed ATF senior agent John Dodson, who stated  that his instructions were to allow guns to “walk” across the Mexican border.  Dodson described his assignment as emanating from the U.S. Justice Department.  Although the Justice Department has denied that the operations took place, CBS states that “Dodson  believes there are other ATF operations going on that have done the same thing.”

A CBS report dated March 21, 2011 stated that after Dodson’s revelations, another ATF agent had come forward with the same allegations and that “Now there’s evidence other agencies knew about [the] program.”

An email written by David Voth, Group Supervisor to a working group tasked with allowing gun-walking, described the mission as “fun.”  The email was an apparent attempt to stop “petty arguing, rumors or other adolescent behavior” on the part of anyone who might have disagreed with the practice.

The email concludes with the statement, “We need to get over this bump in the road once and for all and get on with the mission at hand.  This can be the most fun you have with ATF, the only one limiting the amount of fun we have is you!”

Voth mentioned a hypothetical ATF salary of $100,000 annually as opposed to lower-paying employment outside of the federal government.  The 2010 budget for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was “$1,120 .8 million” with over 5,000 employees, and for 2011, an increase $42.2 million has been requested.  The ATF’s stated mission is to “to reduce violent crime, prevent terrorism, and protect the United States.”

But are they doing that by providing guns to Mexican drug dealers and criminals?  One website claims that the ATF is guilty of waste, dishonesty, and providing false testimony.  The site’s stated purpose is to “promote restoration of integrity, accountability and responsibility to ATF’s leadership, and regain the trust of the American taxpayer.”

A Houston Fox News affiliate reported that a Houston firearms dealer, Carter Country, through its legal counsel stated that the ATF had requested that it sell guns  to certain types of people, particularly young Hispanics, which the attorney described as “profiling.”  When asked, the local reporter did not produce documentation to support the attorney’s claims but said that he felt they were solid given the attorney’s reputation in the community.  However, CBS reported that documentation was provided by other gun dealers who were paid by the ATF to be “confidential informants.”

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) has termed Dodson a “whistleblower” and called for an investigation into the Department of Justice, which it reportedly agreed to launch with its Inspector General following Grassley’s production of documentary evidence to the DOJ.  However, Grassley pointed out that there is no permanent DOJ Inspector General at the present time and opined that “acting inspectors general tend to function as caretakers of the office.”

Border Agent Brian Terry was part of a special task force which pursued bandits on the U.S.-Mexico border. Terry was killed on December 14, 2010 by enemy fire from a U.S.-sold firearm.

Speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Grassley stated that it appeared that the “ATF was doing this (trafficking) on purpose…”  Grassley is in possession of emails which “refute earlier Justice Department denials.”  An April 15 report from Arizona Central stated that after the emails were made public the day before, “Justice Department officials in Washington, D.C., could not be reached late Thursday, and a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives declined to comment.”

Grassley stated reported that before his confirmation, faux Attorney General Eric Holder had promised to respond swiftly to any oversight concerns Grassley and other might have, but that the reality is that “the Justice Department has circled the wagons.”  He also stated that he was performing his “constitutional responsibility of oversight to make sure the checks and balances of system of government under the Constitution is working.”  It was clear in Grassley’s speech that he felt the Justice Department had delayed in responding to his request for documents relating to Project Gunwalker.

On February 9, 2011, Grassley sent a letter to Holder stating that “ATF whistleblowers” had come forward to report that the ATF had “allowed the sale of assault rifles to known and suspected straw purchasers for an illegal trafficking ring” which ultimately killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on December 14, 2010.  Terry was killed by an AK-47 while initiating an arrest of a group of men believed to be preying on illegal immigrants as they crossed the Arizona border.  Agent Terry had served in the Marines.  Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Alan Bersin called the murder a “despicable act.”

Last September, MSNBC’s Michael Isikoff, who repeated the claim of Dr. Chiyome Fukino of having “personally reviewed” Barack Hussein Obama’s long-form birth certificate despite no evidence, reported that “Project Gunrunner,” designed to reduce the movement of deadly weapons across the U.S. southern border to Mexican drug lords, had “misfired” “due to bureaucratic turf battles and a failure to share critical intelligence about illegal firearms purchases.”

Project Gunrunner was designed to discover the first purchaser of a firearm using the eTrace internet-based system, including those purchased lawfully.  But was the program overstepping the privacy of individuals and overlooking other ways to follow the movement of firearms?  From Wikipedia:

eTrace only tracks firearms to the “first retail purchase”. Many (if not most) such guns have been subsequently sold or stolen – perhaps many times. Nevertheless, eTrace only points to the first purchaser, who (innocent or not) then is automatically reported as a suspect to the requesting agency, including foreign police.[25][26] eTrace does not and cannot (at the present time) trace firearm ownership to the last owner, nor to any intermediate owners, which is a major limitation in the eTrace system.

How could Project Gunrunner have been successful when it apparently escalated to Project Gunwalker, wherein the enemy was knowingly supplied with firearms when the U.S. Justice Department coerced gun shops to participate and then lied about it?

The definition of “treason, sedition” is “disloyalty or treachery to one’s country or its government. Treason  is any attempt to overthrow the government or impair the well-being of a state to which one owes allegiance; the crime of giving aid or comfort to the enemies of one’s government. S edition  is any act, writing, speech, etc., directed unlawfully against state authority, the government, or constitution, or calculated to bring it into contempt or to incite others to hostility, ill will or disaffection; it does not amount to treason and therefore is not a capital offense.”

Oran’s Dictionary of the Law, published in 1983, defines “treason” as “.[a]…citizen‘s actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the [parent nation].” In many nations, it is also often considered treason to attempt or conspire to overthrow the government, even if no foreign country is aided or involved by such an endeavour.”

What are Obama and his accomplices doing to the United States by supplying firearms to the enemy, who then kill U.S. citizens?




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  1. http://patdollard.com/2011/04/obama-bans-weapons-sales-to-israel-sells-billions-in-arms-to-arab-states/

    In this article, it states that Obama banned weapon sales to Israel but approved
    billions in weapons to Arab states.

    This isn’t the first time he has designated millions to the enemies of America.
    There was the time he subsidized Palestinians for re-development of
    their housing. .. and that was not petty cash, either.

    How much does America have to swallow before there is a
    rumbling and stirring of protest, leading to the uprooting of
    the evil one from our country? He and his czars.. again,
    he is disobeying the order and said he will not eliminate
    the czars from his staff.

    I don’t think any other civilized country would endure this
    type of sedition.

    Ah, the French.. they knew how to handle such acts
    of treason.

  2. The word on the political street is that they are looking for a scapegoat below the Holder level. They are building the case to protect Holder.

  3. Is it any surprise that given the opportunity the “progressives”, a group consisting of an amalgam of Marxists, would set about subverting the establishment and arranging for the despotic authoritarian style that must exist as soon as possible after grasping power? What remains to be seen is what will be done to thwart the natural rejection of that authority it is obviously going to face come Nov. 2012. Any move to disarm the public follows suit with the historical implementation of that ideology and outlawed as explained by congress in the US Codes, Title 50, section 841 ; link http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode50/usc_sec_50_00000841—-000-.html
    To date the object has clearly been to conform the ideological pursuit to that of a political party by disguising its name, denying the obvious pattern and withholding the final “change” until the last moment to increase the odds of success.

    This is a game of chicken they dare not lose given the charges piling up that will likely be pursued upon the recapturing of the prosecutorial powers of the DoJ simply by ballot. Given that the ballot is the Achilles heel of any attempt to subvert the republic, it would be wise to guard that far better than Art 2, the oath of office and the obviously impaired Supreme Court have done.

    1. A Pen, good comments. Protecting the election process is a necessary but nearly impossible task, since so many precinct managers are democrats and so many electronic balloting systems are so easily corruptible. In 2008, there were about 95 million registered voters, and an estimated 35 million too many ballots cast and counted (approx. total of 131 million).

      I suspect we would have to return the country to a paper balloting system before we could stop the election fraud by the democrats, the new Acorn, and SEIU. I’d like to help prevent election fraud, as I’m certain would others. The trick is, with electronic balloting – how do you do it?

  4. Since obama has declared we have no enemies and that we are not at war with any country, how can he be called a traitor, and how can he be tried for treason? Can he be found a traitor for his actions of aiding and abetting a ‘contingency operation?’ He has changed the names and the definitions of anything that would find him guilty of committing a crime. He has erased our borders. This is what frauds and criminals do. obama IS a criminal and he is an outlaw, and should, by law, be held accountable for his crimes, as should other criminal members of the federal government.

    It is evident this usurper executive has violated all manner of law in this country, including the laws that control and bind him, but who in the executive branch is going to challenge him – all of the federal law enforcement work for him.

    When I make the point that only the states can stop the ruin of our country, it is because the federal government is corrupt, is not obeying our country’s laws at any level, and will not self regulate. Where’s the law enforcement for an errant and out-of-control federal government if it isn’t found in the states?

    The states can nullify unconstitutional federal legislative actions as we see them doing, albeit slowly (and because they are all stressed because of the federal tyranny and lawlessness), but the state’s militia is the only form of law enforcement the states have at their disposal, and yet the states refuse to honor or activate their own militia.

    Additionally, the state’s ambassadors to the federal government are now paid by the federal government, so where is their loyalty to their own states and to the people? Their loyalty is now in their weekly federal paycheck. There is no longer a separation of powers between the states and the federal government. We have now become a single united state.

    In our country’s life cycle, we are at a point where the people see the destruction being done to their country by enemies within their own federal government, the people are demanding action, and still there is no valid and immediate response from either the federal government or from their own state governments. Is this a breeding ground for revolution? Likewise, is this a breeding ground for complete martial law by the feds? Is this what the FEMA camps have been designed for – to house and possibly kill Americans who refuse to buckle down under their totalitarian tyranny?

    We have some serious questions to ask and answer, and we had better ask and answer them soon. Our freedom clock is running down, and it is close to zero.

    1. I believe the Founding Fathers would agree with you that it’s now up to the states to put a stop to this. That is, if it’s still possible for the states to do it after over 100 years of relinquishing their rights and power to the Federal government, something the Founding Fathers wouldn’t have approved.

  5. Note,it is not only Mexicans that have gotten these firearms. There are Islamic terrorists entering the USA from South America through Mexico.

  6. I’ve been waiting for this… And bet it goes all the way to zero.. It started because zero’s admin. put forth a report stating that most all the guns involved in the murders in Mexico came from the US. Well that report was slammed and shown to be bogus as the only a few of the arms were from here… and the Justice department had over ‘messaged’ the numbers. The report was to be exhibit A to instill more firearm law and restrictions… but it was an embarrassing ‘flop’.
    So they started gun runner to give creedence to the stats. Problem was, the zero admin. was supplying the firearms to bolster and inflate it’s own report… hoping to give rational to the need for the new laws.
    When the gig was busted… they lied, stating that no such thing happened. Now here we are with the attempted cover-up being exposed showing the crimes go all the up the latter.
    Remember, Nixon resigned, not over the watergate breakin… but the attempted cover-up.

  7. “Whoever owing allegiance to the United States…adheres to their enemies,giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere IS GUILTY of treason and SHALL suffer death…shall be incapable of holding ANY office under the United States.”
    18 United States Code,Part 1,Chapter 115,Section 2381.

    1. I think you should re-read the comment you posted. The first line says “Whoever owing allegiance to the United States”, when, if ever, did Obama say he had allegiance tot he united states.