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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:54 PM

"Gun walking," Mexican drug gangs, and the Dead Border patrol agent

Now let me see if I've got this right -

1. A U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot by a Mexican drug thug (MDT)

2. The gun used by the MDT turned out to be one that originally came from the U.S.

3. As part of a "gun walking" plan whereby guns were allowed to be supplied by the DOJ to MDTs

4. So that the DOJ could follow the guns to the MDT kingpins in an effort to put them in jail.

5. And a bunch of other stuff which is not relevant to the point that I am about to make - really - I wouldn't have you read all of this if I wasn't coming to a point, so just wait for it -

I heard on T.Hall show this afternoon on MSNBC that the family of the dead Border Patrol agent is grieving and gosh darnit they want -nay, they demand- some answers.

My question is this: is anybody alleging that #1 would not have happened but for #3. That would mean that the MDT would not have had a gun but for #3. But #2 was already happening anyway. and the MDT would have had a gun anyway, and so the guy would probably be dead anyway.

That is all.

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Reply "Gun walking," Mexican drug gangs, and the Dead Border patrol agent (Original post)
ashling Jun 2012 OP
spanone Jun 2012 #1
ashling Jun 2012 #6
notadmblnd Jun 2012 #2
AnotherMcIntosh Jun 2012 #3
DearAbby Jun 2012 #5
ashling Jun 2012 #7
lame54 Jun 2012 #4
ashling Jun 2012 #9
annabanana Jun 2012 #8

Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:56 PM

1. #2 is unproven.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:40 PM

6. I left out the word "alleged"

I guess I made my diatribe too convoluted.

and really, your post goes to my point - What difference does it make where he got the gun?

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:57 PM

2. this may help to answer your question

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:11 PM

3. Are you mocking the the family of the dead Brorder Patrol agent who are grieving and wanting answers

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:21 PM

5. I read the OP

And I didn't get that perception...perhaps the problem you read it wrong.

OP was speaking about the Radio Host's opine. I am sure as a Parent myself I would want answers. But I do believe the OP was talking about the Host's dramatic re-telling....at least this was the way I read it.

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Response to DearAbby (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:44 PM

7. You are correct Dear Abby

my daughter's name is Abby. She goes by LadyAbigail.

I don't think it was the host, but the self righteous Republican that she had on.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:20 PM

4. #2 & #3 are being challenged

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Response to lame54 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:47 PM

9. Correct

I was being sarcastic - the truth of the allegation is not the point of my post.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:44 PM

8. According to Johnathan Alter on Martin Bashir today ALL of it is

built on a pack of lies. There was ONE rogue agent who thought it was a good idea and implemented it himself.

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