On the evening of Dec. 14, 2010, 40-year-old U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian “Superman” Terry was patrolling Peck Canyon, in the Arizona desert near the Mexican border. He was hoping to fly to Michigan for Christmas that night after his shift ended. Unfortunately, not only did his shift end….so did his life. He never made it home to Michigan for Christmas with his family.
He and other border patrol agents were caught in a gunfight with 5 illegal immigrants or a “rip crew”. The first problem, the illegals were shooting assault weapons at them. The second problem, the AK-47 semiautomatic rifles were all part of ‘Operation Fast and Furious.’ Operation Fast and Furious was another mess that Obama and his administration not only KNEW about, but PLANNED IT! That’s right! It was the Obama administration’s brilliant idea for running illegal guns across the border and no one was suppose to know about it, but then Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed. Kind of like Benghazi and Ambassador Stevens. They got caught.
Obama’s Operation Fast and Furious program was a TOTAL “disaster” from the get go. After the death of Brian Terry, other special agents gave details of “Operation Fast and Furious” to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. They told the committee how they were instructed to follow a very dangerous strategy that let suspects “walk” away with weapons. It was one of those over 2,000 U.S. guns that “walked” into the hands of criminals that killed Brian Terry.
Oh, did I mention the third problem? The bureau had only serial numbers, no GPS tracking on the guns they ran in “Operation Fast and Furious”. So good luck finding those guns, right? What a disaster!
The good news is finally after 7 years after Terry’s death, his suspected murderer, a real scumbag from the Mexican cartel, has FINALLY been caught and will be brought to justice. Thank you, President Trump!
H/T Conservative Tribune:
In 2010, United States Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed by a Mexican cartel member with a gun supplied by the U.S. government under former President Barack Obama’s “Operation Fast and Furious.”
On Wednesday, the same suspected cartel member was reportedly arrested by a joint U.S.-Mexico law enforcement task force that included members of the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals and the Border Patrol Tactical Unit, according to Fox News.
Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes was captured at a ranch on the border of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua, and U.S. authorities have said they will seek his extradition.
Osorio-Arellanes was believed to have been involved with the Dec. 14, 2010, gunfight between Border Patrol agents, including Terry, and members of a five-man cartel “rip crew” known for robbing drug dealers along the border.
Terry’s death exposed Operation Fast and Furious, in which the federal government — under the direction of Obama’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops with the intention of tracking them once they made their way into Mexico.
However, as per usual whenever the federal government is involved in a grand scheme, the plan went sour, and the bureau lost track of more than 1,400 of the 2,000 guns they allowed smugglers to buy.
Two of those guns were found at the scene of Terry’s killing.
Four members of the “rip crew” have already been sentenced to jail time in the U.S., including Manual Osorio-Arellanes, who was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in February 2014.
Ivan Soto-Barraza and Jesus Sanchez-Meza were convicted in October 2015 by a federal jury of nine different charges, including first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery.
Rosario Rafael Burboa-Alvarez was sentenced to 27 years in prison for his role in assembling the “rip crew.”
The last remaining member of the cartel, Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga, was believed to still be at large.
Once again, President Trump is cleaning up another mess left by his predecessor Obama. Thanks to Obama, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry died due to illegal guns being allowed in the hands of criminals due to Obama’s “Operation Fast and Furious”.
Thanks to Trump. Another very bad illegal criminal goes to jail and our borders are once again becoming safer and being closed to illegals like they should be. As President Reagan said:
“A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.”
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