Did Obama Brief Calderon on ‘Fast and Furious’?


President Obama detailed the plans behind Fast and Furious to Mexican President Felipe Calderón.

During a joint press conference in April 2009, Calderón specifically mentions reviewing the flows of gun traffic (tracking) from the United States to Mexico.

President Calderón: President Obama has made recent decisions in the last few weeks, and we value them and appreciate them — for example, to reinforce the operational capability of U.S. border agencies in order to comply with this legislation and with other laws, in order to review the flows of entry not only into the United States, but also the outgoing flows, outgoing from the U.S., to make sure that there is no illicit money, in strict compliance with United States legislation. I think these are very important steps.

Video Info
April 16, 2009 Joint press conference with PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA and PRESIDENT FELIPE CALDERÓN of Mexico
Los Pinos Mexico City, Mexico

Full transcript

Full Video Link at the White House website.

H/T The Blacksphere on Facebook

Update: Via American Power (where there are other links related to this video):

CNSNews also has video on YouTube showing clips from the 2009 joint press conference in which Obama explains U.S.-Mexico “gun enforcement” and “gun tracing” and the federal agencies he ordered to be involved:

Obama Administration Made Stopping Guns to Mexico Early Priority Before ‘Fast and Furious’

Well before ‘Operation Fast and Furious’, in which the federal government knowingly allowed guns to flow to Mexican dug cartels as part of an intended sting operation, the Obama administration made cracking down on guns going south a stated goal.

Update 2: Obama and the Drug Cartels

The Obama administration is once again throwing curveballs to the American public on their policy for dealing with the Mexican drug cartels.  They are constantly stating that the border is safe and secure.  This July there were new directives issued that would supposedly help curtail the drugs coming into America from Mexico.

One of these new directives requires gun dealers in the Southwestern border states, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, to file a report with ATF when a person buys two or more semiautomatic rifles within five days.  The administration sees this as an attempt to disrupt the weapon trafficking networks that divert firearms to the gun cartels…


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