If you can’t control a news outlet, make the owner’s wife our representative to the UN.
President Obama made a street smart, but cheap underhanded move to control the Spanish television news outlet Univision.
Univision has been highly critical of the Obama/Holder plan to supply Mexican Drug Cartels with military grade weaponry through the notorious and highly illegal gun running scheme called Fast and Furious; an operation that would have brought down an administration except for the unique situation of the president controlling the press and in effect, making a mockery of the First Amendment.
Weapons from the operation have killed two federal agents so far and hundreds of Mexican nationals.
It is imperative for the president to maintain the loyalty of the Hispanic community to have a chance of reelection, and although the Spanish speaking Univision has not mentioned Obama or the racist lackey posing as Attorney General specifically, they have chosen the ATF to be the responsible party. Univision did interview Obama, and for the first time during his presidency he was asked difficult questions, including questions about Fast and Furious.
Although Cheryl Saban has no real qualifications for the post (she has been active in charity work); she is the wife of Haim Saban , an Israeli billionaire who donated a million dollars to an Obama Super Pac. Haim is the owner of Univision, the Spanish network currently conducting its own investigation of Fast and Furious.
The Spanish language television news network Univision unleashed a bombshell investigative report on Operation Fast and Furious Sunday evening, finding that in January 2010 drug cartel hit men slaughtered students with weapons the United States government allowed to flow to them across the Mexican border.
“On January 30, 2010, a commando of at least 20 hit men parked themselves outside a birthday party of high school and college students in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez,” according to a version of the Univision report in English, on the ABC News website.
“Near midnight, the assassins, later identified as hired guns for the Mexican cartel La Linea, broke into a one-story house and opened fire on a gathering of nearly 60 teenagers. Outside, lookouts gunned down a screaming neighbor and several students who had managed to escape. Fourteen young men and women were killed, and 12 more were wounded before the hit men finally fled.”
Citing a Mexican Army document it obtained and published, Univision reported that “[t]hree of the high caliber weapons fired that night in Villas de Salvarcar were linked to a gun tracing operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).”
That operation was Fast and Furious.
The “massacre,” as Univision described it, was not the only bombshell the network unveiled in its Sunday evening report.
“Univision News identified a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms that were bought by straw purchasers monitored by ATF during Operation Fast and Furious, and then recovered in Mexico in sites related to murders, kidnappings, and at least one other massacre,”
Skeptics are insinuating Obama is using a diplomatic appointment to shut down the investigation.
Mrs Saban was appointed one day before President Obama was to appear on the Spanish network for an interview.
Q Mr. President, you told me during an interview that you — Eric Holder or you did not authorize the Fast and Furious operation that allowed 2,000 weapons from the United States to Mexico, and they were in drug-trafficking hands. I think that up to 100 Mexicans might have died, and also American agent, Brian Terry. There’s a report that 14 agents were responsible for the operation. But shouldn’t Attorney General Eric Holder — he should have known about that. And if he didn’t, should you fire him?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, first of all, I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration. When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned an inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that, in fact, Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were held accountable.
But what I think is most important is recognizing that we’ve got a challenge in terms of weapons flowing south. And the strategy that was pursued, obviously, out of Arizona, was completely wrongheaded. Those folks who were responsible have been held accountable. The question now is how do we move forward with a strategy that will actually work.
And we are going to have to work with Mexican law enforcement to accomplish this. But I will tell you that Eric Holder has my complete confidence because he has shown himself to be willing to hold accountable those who took these actions and is passionate about making sure that we’re preventing guns from getting into the wrong hands.
Q But if you have nothing to hide then why are you not releasing papers to this?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, actually, the truth is we’ve released thousands of papers —
Q But not all of them.
THE PRESIDENT: Well, we’ve released almost all of them. The ones that we don’t release typically relate to internal communications that were not related to the actual Fast and Furious operation.
And so the challenge that we have is that at any given moment in the federal government, there may be people who do dumb things. And I’ve seen it, I promise. (Laughter.) And ultimately, I’m responsible, and my key managers, including the Attorney General, are responsible, for holding those people accountable, for making sure that they are fired if they do dumb things, and then fixing the system to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. And I’m very confident that you will not see any kind of actions like this in the future.
But what I don’t like to see is these kinds of issues becoming political circuses or ways to score political points in Congress — partly because it becomes a distraction from us doing the business that we need to do for the American people.
President Obama’s political appointment didn’t prevent the only semi-tough questions President Obama has been asked during his presidency.
Perhaps Univision didn’t get the word: You do not ask President Obama tough questions. He only gets softball questions, for instance: Have you ever been interrupted at dinner by national emergencies and did Michele get upset?
While some of us in the alternative media would have been more direct and probing with our questions. We must commend Univision for not being total lapdogs for Obama.
Univision is the only news organization with the integrity to investigate the Fast and Furious scandal; the others are remarkably silent about the incriminating evidence piling up against Holder and Obama. Perhaps Obama should have appointed Mrs Saban to be the ambassador to Libya, there is an opening in that post; since Univision is continuing with the investigation despite the ceremonial posting of Mrs Saban to represent us at the UN.
Americans are looking at the aftermath of Fast and Furious, and asking if some of these guns made it to the hands of the top drug lords. The guns made it to some of the most heinous killers on the face of the earth, Obama and Holder made no qualifications for the placement of the weapons, they just wanted to supply the cartels with the most advanced military weaponry available.
When Mexican authorities took Juarez drug cartel carnage king Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez — better known as “El Diego” — into custody, he had weapons from Operation Fast and Furious on his person, the English-language transcript of the Spanish-language television network Univision’s special investigation into the scandal shows.
“According to investigations, ‘El Diego’ forms the link between this massacre and Fast and Furious,” an anchor read on air in Spanish Sunday evening, referring to two different mass killings drug cartel operatives used Fast and Furious weapons to conduct as Univision reported.
“When he [El Diego] was captured in Chihuahua in the summer of 2011, he was found with weapons that the American government had allowed to enter Mexico,” the anchor added.
Supposedly, the point of the ATF/DoJ operation was to track the weapons so that they could find the movers and shakers in the Mexican drug cartels. Imagine what would have happened if the ATF actually had intended totrack the weapons and cooperate with the Mexican government, as the Bush administration did earlier in Operation Wide Receiver. The partnership might have caught El Diego a little sooner.
And they might have prevented this:
The English-language translated transcript of Spanish-language television news network Univision’s special report on Operation Fast and Furious shows that drug cartel leaders orchestrated a hit on innocent civilian teenagers using weapons they got from President Barack Obama’s administration. …
Davila’s children — 18-year-old Jose Luis Davila and 20-year-old Marco Davila — were next door at a birthday party with about 60 of their friends. “They had bought sodas, chips — the neighbors were going to make oranges with chilies for them, cracklings, everything,” their mother told Univision.
After that gunshot, Luz Davila said she knew something horrible happened to her children.
“I stood because it came to me and I said, ‘Something happened,’” Luz Davila told the network.
What had happened was Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, or “El Diego,” the onetime leader of the Juarez Cartel’s La Linea, sent his team to the birthday party to kill what he thought were members of the rival Sinaloa Cartel.
Hernandez had ordered his men to block off the street and conduct the massacre under the mistaken notion that some of the attendees were Sinaloa rivals. That turned out to be false, but more than a dozen hitmen sprayed fire throughout the neighborhood, killing 16 people overall, with guns helpfully supplied by the ATF. (After his capture, Hernandez acknowledged that the targets were innocent.)
The Univision reporter says at the end that “the United States government has many things that they ought to make public.” Unfortunately, this administration is still hiding Fast & Furious evidence and witnesses from Congressional investigators via a bogus executive privilege claim.
Americans, Border Agents, Police on both sides of the border, and Mexican Nationals will continue to be murdered for years, because of the criminal actions of Attorney General Holder and President Obama, but our own media refuses to acknowledge this fact. Our news media considers it more important to concentrate on the president and his appearances on the View and his concerts with celebrities at the White House; Univision is doing the job they refuse to do.
Obama’s two bit thug politics of the Chicago Machine only work to a degree. They begin to falter and fail when there are honest people who aren’t in on the corruption. Obama has ignored the Mexican people in Mexico. His cheap Chicago corruption and dirty tricks will be raining holy Hell and death on the Mexican people for generations. Univision sees no advantage to being in the tank of filthy water with the rest of the networks; they are loyal to their people, not to the corrupt political machine of Obama.
The legacy of Obama and Holder, the one they refuse to acknowledge, but chickens are coming home to roost.