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Jihad Didn’t Come to Norway?

By Sean Osborne, Associate Director

UPDATE 27 July 2011: Based upon the following excerpts from Anders Behring BREIVIK’s manifesto, Jihad did come to Norway last week, just not in the normal sense that we in the West have come to understand it. Last week Jihad came to Norway by proxy in the form of a madman who was attempting to show the likes of Iranian Shi’a Twelver apocalyptists, Al Qaeda, al-Shabbab that his Templar Knights neo-Nazi’s were natural allies in the war against a common enemy – the elite of “the EU/US globalists.” Working toward the goal of getting the Jihadists to trust the Knights Templar to carry out a Nuclear Biological or Chemical (WMD) attack on their behalf against the Western target or targets of their choice, the individual Knight would have to prove himself to the Islamists by having his genitals surgically removed, or to die a martyr exactly like an Islamic Jihadist in the execution of “a fixed number of civilian children.” This is precisely what BREIVIK did last week in Norway, and he reportedly expressed surprise that he was not martyred on Utoeya Island.

Here are BREIVIK’s own words.

There might come a time when we, the PCCTS, Knights Templar will consider to use or even to work as a proxy for the enemies of our enemies. This might be an option if we feel that conventional approaches are fruitless or if the intelligence agencies/systemprotectors working for the Western European regimes successfully manage to neutralise our long term efforts to liberate our countries.

Under these circumstances, the PCCTS, Knights Templar will for the future consider working with the enemies of the EU/US hegemony such as Iran (South Korea is unlikely), al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab or the rest of the devout fractions of the Islamic Ummah with the intention for deployment of small nuclear, radiological, biological or chemical weapons in Western European capitals and other high priority locations. Justiciar Knights and other European Christian martyrs can avoid the scrutiny normally reserved for individuals of Arab descent and we can ensure successful deployment and detonation in the location of our choice.

…The obvious challenge is the fact that the Islamic Ummah, aka “International Islamic Front for Jihad against Jews and Crusaders” and PCCTS, Knights Templar (representing the International Crusader front against Jihadi imperialism) have conflicting goals. Not only are we arch enemies in a war which stretches back 1400 years to the day when the warlord, Muhammad’s, forces first started to massacre Jews and Christians in the western Jihadi front. They wish to conquer all Christian European lands and forcefully convert us while we wish to deport all Muslims from Christian territory and isolate them. Regardless of these obvious conflicts, they should understand that we are not imperialists in contrary to the US/EU globalists who seek to maintain the Islamic puppet regimes and force the European way on them. The Islamic Ummah should view our enemies; the US/EU globalists, as a greater threat than we would ever aspire to be. The reason is that we do not wish to destroy Islam but simply to isolate it primarily outside Europe.

How can the Ummah, the enemy of our enemy, know they are really dealing with a Justiciar Knight and not a CIA or EU agent?

…The difference between an agent and a Justiciar Knight is that the latter will be willing to make a great sacrifice for the purpose of proper validation. Now what kind of sacrifice would be great enough to remove all doubt that the candidate is not a EU/US agent? A Justiciar Knight is willing to martyr himself for the cause while a EU/US agent will not be willing to sacrifice much. The entity should demand that the alleged Justiciar Knight in question surgically remove his penis and testicles and/or execute a fixed number of civilian children. While this requirement seems morbid, absurd and unreasonable, it is perhaps the most effective method of confirming the intentions of an individual. Because why would one of the sides part with a powerful weapon which worth exceeds perhaps 100 million Euros? The party would need to make 100% sure that the proxy is trustworthy. A government agent could and would never accept these terms to maintain his cover, but a true Justiciar Knight would willingly sacrifice everything for the cause, including committing smaller atrocities as long as it served the greater good of our cause.

He would also be willing to part with these body parts in order to confirm his intent in this validation process. In any case, the entity would have to provide a surgical team to safely complete the operation without risk of loss of life for the Justiciar Knight.

UPDATE 24 July 2011: In researching the carnage that occurred in Oslo and Utoeya Island on Friday, 22 July 2011, I have come to learn that three ideologies played a critically important role in the attacks. These ideologies were the cause and the target of these attacks as well as what is fueling the aftermath and repercussions to this very moment. There were at least three ideologies involved. The ideology of the attacker, the ideology of those who were attacked, and the ideology of those who were attacked were in active organized support of, namely the Islamist ideology of HAMAS and the Palestinian Authority.

Most references to the Utoeya Island camp in media reports say it was a youth camp, or a “ruling party youth camp.” The core nugget of truth left unreported by the major media, but found in an English translation of a Norwegian report, is that Utoeya Island is the location of the ruling party’s socialist youth camp, which is run by the Norwegian Workers Youth League.

Here in the USA one might see roadside signs for summer Bible camp, or summer sports camps that specialize in certain athletic endeavors, or other specific activities. Those specific activities are the focus of the camps. At the Utoeya Island camp the learning focus upon the youth is the ideology of the Leftist ruling Labor Party of Norway, the Det norsk Arbeiderpartiet or DNA Party for short. The Utoeya Island camp produces good little socialists who support their Islamist cause célèbre exactly as this YNet article reports: Norway youths discussed Palestine prior to attack. Good little socialists supporting the Islamist cause of destroying Israel. Just last week Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere met with PA President Mahmoud Abbas to promise him Norway’s support for a Palestinian state. Forty-eight hours before the attacks FM Gahr Stoere told the same thing to the little socialist pro-Islamist agitators on Utoeya Island.

The almost immediate backlash for these attacks, aside from some person or persons unknown who altered Anders Behring BREIVIK’s Facebook page to reflect a Christian Conservative ideology where it had not existed previously, i.e. prior to when his name as the accused perpetrator was officially released by Norwegian law enforcement, has been against Christian Conservatives irregardless of their nationality. That Leftist/Islamist backlash is exposed in a video posted yesterday on the Christian PPsimmons YouTube channel: EXPOSED!! NORWAY SHOOTER – Right-wing Christian or Media FAIRY TALE? Media Bias – Pro Muslim?

Today’s edition of the Jerusalem Post has an important report on the murderer of nearly 100 people: Norway terror suspect says act ‘atrocious yet necessary’ I would also like to assure everyone reading this update that Anders Behring BREIVIK is not a Bible-believing follower of Jesus Christ.

23 July 2011: The terror attacks which began in downtown Oslo yesterday, and ultimately resulted in a reported 91 deaths are being attributed to a rather well-to-do, 32-year old professional organic gardener and alleged Islamophobe named Anders Behring BREIVIK. Norwegian officials say, prior to a full investigation being concluded, that BREIVIK has no connection whatsoever to any Islamic jihadist group. They say the blond-haired, blue-eyed Norwegian man is instead a terrorist of the right-wing Christian fundamentalist variety. Has Janet Napolitano been to Norway recently? I don’t know, I’m just asking.

Departing from the bombing attack in downtown Oslo, and wearing a sweater adorned with a police badge, reports say that BREIVIK reportedly arrived at a young socialist youth summer camp on nearby Utoeya Island, just 19 miles NW of downtown Oslo, and went on a shooting rampage killing several dozens of teenagers and adults with an automatic assault weapon and a handgun. Some reports say that BREIVIK used the police badge as a lure to bring some of his victims out of hiding and to their deaths.

Both attacks were against targets which are directly associated with the currently ruling Labor Party (Det norsk Arbeiderpartiet or DNA) and the government led by Prime Minister Jens STOLTENBERG. Norway is a NATO ally and has been a partner in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Both attacks mirror precisely many of the terrorist assault tactics of Islamic jihadists: VBIEDs, political assassination, an attack on a government building in the national capital city, gunning down unarmed civilians, the killing of innocent children, and using the disguise of a first-responder in the execution of the attack. Has a lunatic, lone wolf, Norwegian right-wing Christian fundamentalist terrorist now mimicked Al Qaeda’s well-publicized terror tactics to the proverbial “T”?

How is it that almost immediately after these attacks commenced in Norway a well-known jihadist, Abu Suleiman AL-NASER, the leader of the Iraqi Kurdistan-based ‘Al Qaeda in Iraq’ terrorist group since the death of its former leader, Abu Ayyub AL-MASRI; a man who is also known to be a very close associate of the newly installed Al Qaeda leader Ayman AL-ZAWAHIRI, as well as being the spokesman for the Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami terrorist group, posted the claim of responsibility? News travels that fast? Even in Kurdistan? I would think that unlike the late-Osama bin Laden, Mr. AL-NASER must have a satellite dish and/or high speed internet connection. Either he has that technology or else he had foreknowledge.

Speaking of foreknowledge, It seems obvious to me that Norwegian officials and many western corporate news media outlets failed to check out the Al Qaeda-linked website announcement posted by Abu Suleiman AL-NASER before they made their pre-investigatory announcement. And speaking of western corporate news media, it find it quite mind-boggling to see this morning the New York Times reporting that this Al-Qaeda-linked group may not even exist.

They don’t exist? Ohhh Really?!

I suppose it is possible that these officials and the corporate news hounds failed to see this report from May 3, 2011:

Ansar al-jihad al-Alami issued an urgent alert to all Mujahedeen mobilize

By Middle East Observatory
May 3, 2011 – 1:00:52 PM

Abu Suleiman al-Naser from the Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami sent an urgent message on jihadist forums, to all jihadists around the globe to mobilize and prepare to wage jihad operations against the Zionist-crusader alliance.

Al-Naser added that he calls upon all jihadists to launch immediate and effective actions to prepare for “Ghazawat” against American and their allies in NATO interests around the world. He called on Muslims around the world and especially in the U.S. and Europe to contribute in these “Ghazawat”.

Al-Naser asked all Muslims to stay away from institutions, embassies and all American and European places of interests around the world. The publication of a Press Release from the Mujahedeen confirming the death of Osama Ben Laden will be the trigger to start these attacks.

So, they say Islamic jihad didn’t come to Norway yesterday. Pardon me for being skeptical, sarcastic and just plain disbelieving of the “official” story. “Officialdom’s” record to date simply does not impress me at all, either before or after the due diligence of a full investigation.

SABA Mosque in San Jose provides an example of Hezbollah cells in America

How youths in American Mosques pose a potential threat as Hezbollah cells: SABA Mosque in San Jose, California leads the way

By Lee Kaplan, analyst, communications director

Imagine you wake up one morning to the news: war has broken out between American forces and the Khomeinist regime in Iran. Within hours of U.S. forces landing on Iranian soil, shooting attacks have broken out at some U.S. high schools and colleges and in shopping malls. Synagogues and local police stations across the country have experienced bombing attacks. Even some day care centers have seen attacks on children across the country. Within hours of the war starting, fatwas were issued at some mosques ordering the devout to take up arms against “the oppressor” — America.

Sound implausible? Not really, if one looks below the surface at certain mosques in the U.S. As in any social construct, while the elders of a given mosque, the imams, might lead the call for such attacks, it is the young people with the physical vigor and desire to take action that would carry them out. Not all mosques or their youths would be involved. For example, while both Sunni and Shiite mosques both tend to be against American foreign policy, the Sunnis and Shiites don’t always get along (but sometimes they do when it comes to opposing Israel). Incredible as it sounds to non-Muslims, Shiites expressed satisfaction at the killing of the Sunni Osama Bin Laden.

But would young adolescent Muslims in America who listen to hip hop music, or play video games, especially the girls who don’t wear hijabs or niqabs, really take to arms for Holy Jihad? The answer lies with what the youths are listening to and saying behind the facade of the mosque that appears as just another religious institution in a land that allows maximum freedom of religion.

A case in point could be made about the SABA Mosque located in what on the surface looks to be the peaceful Silicon Valley, California. The Mosque is near all the Internet goliaths like Google, but within it lurks another world behind the scenes. Attending a sermon is the same as at any synagogue or church; the devout become lost in the daily orisons, very young children run around trying to amuse themselves as their parents pray, men and women serve food for the after service meal. But SABA is different in a sinister way; SABA is a mosque dedicated to the Khomeinist government in Iran. While brochures at its entrance stress how the Mosque’s school, SABA Academy, instills in its youth “a high moral character,” other brochures urge mosque attendees to never cooperate with the FBI.

In fact, the entire mosque gives constant tributes to the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the man who led the Iranian revolution that took U.S. embassy personnel hostage in 1979, killed 243 U.S. military personnel in 1983 and launched Hezbollah. Such tributes are not lost on the Mosque’s young people, either. Since the idea is instilled in the Mosque’s young adolescent men and women that following the lead of the Mosque’s elders will give them a “high moral character,” it would only be a natural progression in time of war for such young people to follow a fatwa to martyr themselves for the regime back in Iran.

Is this an exaggeration? If one looks at the Facebook and YouTube accounts and activities of one leader of the Mosque’s youth movement, the answer is apparently no.

That example would be the SABA Mosque’s imam’s son. Since the religious leader of any institution usually sets an example for his acolytes, one normally can expect to observe in his children the models for all youths growing up within the religious institution, so following the imam’s son would be a natural progression.

Nabi Raza Mir is the SABA Mosque’s religious leader, or imam. His prestige can be seen in how his followers, especially the youth, address him as “maulana,” which is Arabic for “our lord.” Mir was recently denied reentry into the United States after visiting his native village of Alipur, a Khomeinist stronghold in India. Despite the U.S. Homeland Security Department (DHS) wanting to keep him out, a U.S. judge decided to let him back into the U.S. In fact, part of Mir’s legal appeal aided by CAIR and lawyers from the National Lawyers Guild was that he needed to return because his son was still living here and would need to enter college soon. The boy, Ali Mir, to his friends is a high school student active in the Mosque’s community in San Jose, being groomed to one day be another extremist imam in America like his father heading several regional mosques.


      Imam Nabi Raza Mir of SABA Mosque, father of Ali Mir.                                             

Hezbollah agents and adherents usually like to have dual identities and as such have dual names. Ali Mir, San Jose high school student by day, in the Mosque is known as Ishraq Abidi. This distinguishes him from the kafirs, or non-Muslims, and sends out a message he is not just anyone in the Shia community. The Khomeinist youth movement back in Iran is known as the Basij, and they wear a distinctive white and black checkered scarf to let others know they mean business. Ali Mir/Ishraq Abidi sports this scarf at public functions in San Jose and around the Mosque.


                   Ali Mir/Ishraq Abidi at rally in downtown San Jose, California.

Is this just a 17 year-old boy living in America emulating terrorists and Khomeinist thugs in Northern California? Or is he promoting what he has learned at his father’s knee? The boy’s YouTube account reveals much more about him. Rather than images of rock bands and pretty girls, Ali Mir/Ishraq Abidi’s YouTube pages are festooned with images promoting terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas and denigrating Jews (Zionists). One page shows us an image that says, “Put this on your profile if you believe 9/11 was a Zionist inside job.” Immediately below this we see the image of two fingers making an obscene gesture with the quote “F— Zionists!” and immediately below that we have the image of a HEZBOLLAH-branded pistol with the statement “Take the gun and fight the Zionists [Jews] and the Nawasib [Saudi Sunnis, considered U.S. allies]-Put This On Your Page If You Support Resistance Against the Zionists and the Nawasib.”

An isolated incident? Not quite. As with most teenagers, Nabi Mir’s son is active with using social media on the Internet. A screenshot of a YouTube page he operates for the SABA Mosque features a video of his imam father lecturing and at the bottom lists his alias Ishraq Abidi and tells viewers for his avatar he chose the name of the Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi. An avatar is an emblem that represents what someone believes in and becomes their sign on a message board. Yazdi is the worst of all the Khomeinist imams running Iran today, the most militant, anti-U.S. and pro-terror, and he is the godfather of Ahmadinejad. Of note, we see that Ali Mir/Ishraq Abidi is not alone as one group he communicates with regularly that was listed on the page is Shia Youth representing thousands of Ali Mirs/Ishraq Abidis.

On still another Facebook page, one on which he openly uses his nom de guerre Ishraq Abidi, he explicitly says he is a fan of Ali Khamenei, the current militant Islamic leader of Iran and then includes his admiration for the Ayatollah Khomeini, the Hamas fund raiser and supporter George Galloway and Ahmadinejad, all terrorism supporters. He promotes his mosque’s youth camp and mentions he sells something that says he loves his dad. How sweet.

Watch this video the imam’s son has presented on the Web, especially noting the calls to violence and terror at the end:


Or this one: http://www.youtube.com/user/lebaneseboy1

And note the wall used by Ali Mir/Ishraq Abidi for many of his social media pages at this link:


It’s obvious the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Ali Mir/Ishraq Abidi hosts multiple pages that all extol support for violence or terrorism. On yet another YouTube page where he lists his ID as ali3212, he has an Iranian flag with a silhouette of an armed terrorist superimposed over it. To the right is a video of a sermon given in Iran where the adherents all chant “Death to America!” In another YouTube page he operates there is a video tribute to the Ayatollah Khomeini, another titled “The Beautiful Channel” contains a collage of Hezbollah flags. Remember, it was Hezbollah who murdered our U.S. marines back in 1983. The Internet is full of this lad’s social media pages, and many have been since removed but were saved on screen captures. In one older Facebook page he uses a photo of the Ayatollah Khomeini as his avatar and he set up at least three more pro-Hezbollah pages that call for death to America. Apparently he has made a business out of this on YouTube that he now calls ZahraProductions.net, a site replete with the worst jihadist media and tributes to Khomeini and Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah. Some of the material makes threats and exhortations to violence calling for the destruction of the United States and Israel.   


In downtown San Jose, California youths from SABA Mosque wear Basiji scarves, extoll Hezbollah.

Basijis are like the Hitler Youth Movement of Iran’s regime and commit themselves to martyrdom.

Ali Mir/Ishraq Abidi does not conduct a business doing this because nobody looks at his wares. He in fact communicates with and inspires other Muslim youths not only from the SABA Mosque which is a central mosque in Northern California, but across the globe. In the event of war, extolled by his beloved imam father to martyr himself for the cause, it is obvious he would take great joy to do so.

(Additional relevant screenshots and photographs are available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/hezbollahwatch/.Although some have been removed after being exposed, they are preserved there.)

It isn’t Islamophobia when generations of young Muslims are indoctrinated to the cause of jihad and martyrdom. When a sense of “high moral values” includes tributes to terrorism, we should all be afraid.

The Islamic Counterterrorism Institute contributed to this investigation.

Obama’s Watergate

By Douglas J. Hagmann

11 July 2011: Just after 10:00 a.m. on March 23rd, 1973, John Dean, White House counsel to former President Richard M. Nixon advised Nixon of a “a cancer within-close to the presidency, that’s growing. It’s growing daily.” Within the same breath, he advised Nixon that “people are going to start perjuring themselves very quickly that have not had to perjure themselves to protect other people and the like.” That cancer became known as “Watergate,” and eventually led to Nixon’s resignation.

Nearly forty years later, another “scandal,” exponentially larger than Watergate, has the potential to bring down the occupant of the oval office along with other high ranking officials. While no one was murdered as a result of Watergate, two law enforcement officers are dead because of the current “scandal” that is leading closer and closer to the highest levels of the Obama administration, including the Department of Justice and the U.S. State Department.

Obama’s “war on guns”

After taking office, Barack Hussein Obama began a coordinated effort with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to control the purchases and ownership of guns in the United States. To justify the implementation of tougher gun control laws and in a direct assault on the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, this administration cited a statement made to Congress by William Hoover, Assistant Director for Field Operations for the BATFE on February 7, 2008. According to that report, 90 percent of the weapons used by the Mexican drug cartels were purchased from or originated from the U.S.

That stunning revelation empowered the Obama administration to solicit public support for banning so-called assault weapons in the U.S., and calling for tougher gun control laws. The problem, however, is that the 2008 statement is disingenuous at best.

First and perhaps most transparent, it has been noted that only 1 in 5 guns that have been recovered in Mexico actually underwent any form of tracing, leaving 80% untraced. Accordingly, the 90 percent figure is already factually inaccurate.

Secondly and perhaps the most scandalous of all is that all figures of cited by this administration pertaining to  weapons tracing include weapons sold to the Mexican military via U.S. arms-trading policies under programs such as Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) initiatives. The fact is that the bulk of the arms used by the Mexican drug cartels did not – and do not originate from gun shop sales in the U.S., but from U.S. government sponsored programs that sell weapons and ammunition to the Mexican military as well as other third-world nations.

Many of the weapons used in Mexico and counted in border violence statistics actually arrived in that area from Central American countries involved in U.S. government sanctioned programs administered by the Pentagon and with the knowledge and imprimatur of the U.S. State Department.

Interestingly, confirmation of the government’s programs and knowledge by government officials, particularly Hillary Clinton was made public by the recent release of State Department cables published by Wikileaks. The cables prove that the U.S. State Department and Hillary Clinton knew the origins of the bulk of the weapons used by the Mexican drug cartels, although kept this information secret for the greater agenda of U.S. gun control.

Meanwhile, it appears that the Obama administration via Eric Holder, used various weapons tracking programs already implemented to inflate the statistics involving guns originating in the U.S. to advance even tougher gun control measures.

Research and investigation indicates that a series of programs implemented under the umbrella of a government sanctioned program known “Project Gunrunner” were purposely exploited with the knowledge and consent of government officials at the highest of levels.

Project Gunrunner

Part of the Southwest Border Initiative (SBI), Project Gunrunner was an operation that was started under the Bush administration. Ostensibly, the program was established to conduct surveillance, identify and stop the flow of weapons from the U.S. into Mexico and eventually into the possession of drug cartels. The pilot project was initiated in Laredo, Texas by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) in 2005.

In April of 2006, the program was expanded to a national level as a weapons interdiction program under the BATFE, formerly known as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).. Project Gunrunner also involved the use of an Internet based weapon tracking system known as eTrace, a program that would permit participating law enforcement agencies to track the origin of confiscated or questionable guns, through their serial numbers, to their point of origin.

On April 10, 2008, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey briefed the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations on the status of the project. At that time, Mukasey stated that the “ATF has approximately 148 special agents…and 56 industry operation investigators (IOI) responsible for conducting regulatory inspections.” Mukasey also stated that the ATF “is also expanding its presence at the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) which serves as the central repository and “clearinghouse” for all weapons related intelligence collected and developed by ATF’s field personnel and attaches in Mexico as well as by all other Federal, State and local law enforcement entities involved in narcotics interdiction and investigation along the U.S./Mexico border.”

By 2009, Project Gunrunner resulted in approximately 650 criminal cases being filed against about 1400 defendants. These cases involved about 12,000 firearms.

It is relevant to point out here that “Project Gunwalker” is not the name of any ATF operation, but a satirical moniker attached to Project Gunrunner.

Operation Fast & Furious

Under the Obama administration, “Operation Fast and Furious” was launched in early 2009. Under the umbrella of Project Gunrunner, The BATFE commissioned gun shops in the U.S. to sell weapons to known criminal suspects. Ostensibly, this operation was for interdiction purposes, but the agents involved were ordered not to interdict the weapons. What resulted was a mass amount of weapons that actually and genuinely originated in the U.S., with the knowledge and approval of the BATFE, being permitted to “walk” unmolested across the southern border (hence the satirical name “gunwalker”).

From early 2009 through December 2010, this process was repeated over and over in the southern U.S. despite the objections of numerous BATFE agents and gun shop owners. During this time, several agents began to notify congress and became “whistleblowers” about the stand-down orders.

On December 14, 2010, the inevitable happened. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was gunned down in Rio Rico, Arizona by an AK-47 that was “walked” across the U.S. Mexican border with the knowledge and allowance of the BATFE.

In addition to Agent Terry, Immigration Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata was also killed in a separate incident by a weapon allowed to “walk” into Mexico from the U.S.

With the tragic death of agents Terry and Zapata, the blame began to shift to those knowledgeable about the operation, including the acting director of the BATFE Kenneth Melson.

Much bigger than being reported

Unfortunately, the arguably illegal and certainly ill advised methodology implemented by the BATFE is not limited to the Project Gunrunner offshoot of “Operation Fast & Furious.” Other similar operations, each with the apparent knowledge and approval of the U.S. Justice Department, began to spring up elsewhere. There was also Operation Castaway in Tampa, which mirrored the methods of lack of interdiction as Operation Fast & Furious.

According to several agents who are now ready to offer testimony, each operation where weapons were allowed to “walk” into Mexico from the U.S. was approved at the highest levels of the United States Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of State. Some believe that operations of this magnitude could not have been possible without the knowledge and approval of Obama himself.

Almost 40 years after the biggest scandal to rock the nation, it is again time to ask the question to Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama under oath and in front of congress: What did you know and when did you know it?