“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Rahm Emanuel, Nov. 21, 2008.
This administration apparently believes that creating a crisis in order to do things they could not do otherwise is an acceptable method of accomplishing that which the public opposes.
- Use or create a situation – e.g. housing foreclosures
- Have it touted in the media and by other spokes persons as a crisis
- Implement the “solution” – use billions of taxpayer dollars to bail out Wall Street mortgage lenders, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mack so that top level executives can receive annual bonuses beyond the lifetime earnings of most Americans.
- Institute unreasonable restrictions and regulations on employers so they fear expanding business or hiring the unemployed workers who are losing their homes.
- Impose regulations on energy to make the cost “necessarily skyrocket” for businesses and individuals alike.
- When the solution fails (for the public but reaches the intended objective) claim it is because the crisis was greater than imagined in the beginning and more money is needed to correct the situation.
- Restart at #1.
If it still doesn’t ruin a country, create a third or tenth situation Do whatever it takes to justify and effect fundamental transformation.
On March 26, 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “We have to recognize and accept that the demand for drugs from the United States drives them north, and the guns that are used by the drug cartels against the police and the military, 90 percent of them come from America.”
In April 2009 Obama repeated the claim that more than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States. Perhaps to give it greater credibility, Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Diane Feinstein, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and NBC followed suit and repeated the misleading number. Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan used the figure in an interview with CBS because it was seemingly accepted.
We now must understand that the reason for such statements is to prepare us (the American citizens) for the eventual restrictions that will be placed on gun purchases. After that, there is no where to go but to take guns out of the hands of the otherwise law abiding citizenry. Soon “We the People” will be in a position parallel to that of Mexico and many dictatorships around the globe where gun restrictions are such that you must be a criminal to own a self defense weapon.
There is no denying the fact that hundreds and even thousands of guns used by the drug cartels come from the United States. We supply many of them to the Mexican military and law enforcement. Those guns often are given to the outlaws when soldiers and law enforcement personnel change sides and either take their weapons with them or open armories to the cartels. BATFE directs FFL dealers to sell to known straw buyers who purchase weapons on behalf of cartels.
Other individual guns used by Mexican criminals make their away across our porous border as smugglers run back and forth across it. Nevertheless, 90% is a fictitious figure even when our own government puts the guns in the hands of criminals, then counts them. A more accurate number, including those meant for legitimate enforcement services, seems around 20% – 25% when the BATFE contributions are removed from the equation.
To be sure that the plan worked, the number of Border Patrol agents has been reduced by relocation to areas known for less traffic. The administration mandated that ICE officials no longer deport illegal aliens unless they have committed a second or successive major felony and are no longer of value to the FBI or any department under Homeland Security. Multiple prior deportations or incarcerations matter naught. With the new year, the number of National Guard assigned to border regions is to be halved assuring safe and uninterrupted passage for human, drug and weapons traffic.
Fast and Furious might be the code name for a weapons trafficking operation (long guns, automatic, semiautomatic, AK-47s, machine guns, bazookas, whatever) conceived and designed to illustrate the need for gun control, but it is also an adequate description of how this administration is destroying our country.