Brian Terry Murder - Mainstream Media Comes on Board... FINALLY!
by Bob Price on March 16, 2011 at 2:42 PM
The murder of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and the ATF's bungling of "Project Gunrunner" have finally caught the attention of the mainstream media (MSM) or at least that of CBS News.
It only took them from December to the end of February to figure out this was indeed "newsworthy". In a Feb 23rd report on CBS News website, CBS brings to light the story that Agent Terry was killed by weapons the ATF had been tracking as part of "Project Gunrunner".
On March 11, CBS continued the story with a report of the testimony of US Attorney General Eric Holder where is bravely declares that the practice of "Gun Walking" must stop. Gun Walking is the phrase that has come about since Agent Terry's murder and refers to the gun monitored in Project Gunrunner that were allowed to "walk" into Mexico and then return as weapons of murder.
Yesterday, CBS Investigative Reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, continued her coverage of this scandal with an excellent summary of where we are now with this case titles "Justice Memo to Self: No Gunwalking Allowed". In this story she unveils a DOJ memo that reads in part, "We should not design or conduct undercover operations which include guns crossing the border. If we have knowledge that guns are about to cross the border, we must take immediate action to stop the firearms from crossing the border, even if that prematurely terminates or otherwise jeopardizes an investigation."
What!? Talk about closing the barn door after the cows have already escaped!
So... We have identified and confirmed what happened. AG Holder says it won't happen again... But where is the justice from Justice? Who will be held accountable for the murder of Agent Brian Terry? Three of the four captured suspects have been released and deported. Why? No one has of yet been charged in the murder of Brian Terry. Why?
The DOJ itself was knee deep in the cover-up of this story until Sen. Grassley presented AG Holder with proof that he had the goods on this case. Will