Covering Up The Cover-Up

(UPDATE: See below) The BBC has posted a news brief about the recent seizure of more than 250,000 rounds of assault weapon ammo being smuggled from the US into Mexico. Not a single mention of the massive story of Operation Fast & Furious, the scandal involving the ATF and the US Justice Dept. deliberately allowing weapons to be sold to arms dealers working with Mexican drug cartels in order to create a body count with which they could inspire more interest in stricter gun control laws.

As this blog has shown, the BBC has barely touched on this scandal at all, and has in fact censored most news about it. Here they’re doing it again. The scandal is highly relevant to this story of ammo smuggling, because the ammo is for the kinds of weapons sold to cartel gun-runners on orders from the US Government.

The BBC even has the gall to mention that the Mexican President is calling for stricter US gun laws, but deliberately censors information about how this has come to pass. They even bring up the body count meme, which is exactly what the gun control advocates in the Government wanted. Yet they censor the actual story behind it all.

The Beeboids behind this know exactly what they’ve done here, and why. This was a deliberate editorial decision to censor news for ideological purposes.

UPDATE: Now the truck driver’s boss says it was a legal shipment to Phoenix, and the driver took a wrong turn. Apparently an ammo sales company in Phoenix claims they ordered the stuff and it’s their shipment. Presumably the ATF is no longer telling them to sell it to gunrunners, so it’s legal stuff going to legal buyers. We’ll see.

If this turns out to be true, we can fully expect the BBC story to “evolve”, right? They don’t go running off to report sensational stories without waiting to see if the facts are correct, right?

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6 Responses to Covering Up The Cover-Up

  1. Span Ows says:

    Thought for a minute the related stories side bar link “US officials’ ‘gun-running plot'” might have reported something about F&F…silly me.


  2. Marshmyst says:

    This is a terrible scandal a US deputy sheriff I think he was, proven to be killed by one of these weapons on Arizona. I haven’t heard it mentioned at all by the beeb. They will not criticise Pres Obama there has been no mention of the solar panel companies going bust under the stimulus, companies whose members fund raised for the President, can you imagine if it was Cameron!


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Border Agent Brian Terry was killed by guns sold to drug cartel associates under this very program, which was directed from the very top. Never mind the rest of the people killed by these weapons. 124 Congressmen have now either called for Eric Holder’s resignation over this, or signed a no-confidence petition. Romney also said Holder should step down. BBC: ZZZzzzzzzz

      As for those solar panel companies going bust, the BBC mentioned Solyndra once, but I think they got away with it. Okay, they mentioned it five times, but have pretty much censored all news of the other billions of dollars the President has thrown down the Green toilet, mostly to His moneymen.


  3. Louis Robinson says:

    The BBC will not report this. It may harm Obama’s re-election.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Fortunately, the BBC has zero influence on the US elections, and they know all too well they’re “No Vote TV”. However, they’re ideologically in favor of draconian gun control laws, and don’t believe there’s any substance to the Fast & Furious scandal charges. So they decide to omit key details and leave the public none the wiser.


      • Scrappydoo says:

        David , How much influence does the BBC have through BBC America and the BBC world service (which is carried by many US local radio stations overnight) ? I got the impression that the BBC has an unhealthy ambition to influence US politics.