ATF ‘Project Gunwalker’ Now ‘an international incident’

Mexico has questions for ATF in light of "Project Gun Runner."

Mexico has questions for ATF in light of "Project Gun Runner."

“FLASH! The government of Mexico has formally asked the United States for details of the ATF operation ‘Fast and Furious’!” Mike Vanderboegh reported yesterday morning on the Sipsey Street Irregulars blog.

“The Project Gunwalker* Scandal just became an international incident,” he told readers, linking to a post on Mexico.vg that was reporting:

The government of Mexico asked the United States for details of the ATF under Project Gunrunner, Operation name “Fast and Furious“ implemented by the U.S. Department of Justice that allegedly allowed thousands of weapons into the Mexico.

“Mexico requests info from U.S. on gun-running,” Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News confirmed.

Now, according to the statement, posted online by Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Spanish), the Mexican government has requested detailed information about the “Fast and Furious” operation being conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the U.S. Department of Justice.

*Note to newcomers to this story: “Project Gunrunner” is the name ATF assigned to its Southwest Border Initiative to interdict gun smuggling to Mexico. “Project Gunwalker” is the name I assigned to the scandal after allegations by agents that monitored guns were allowed to fall into criminal hands on both sides of the border through a surveillance process termed “walking” surfaced.


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