Following the gun and suicide bomb attack at the airport in Istanbul, Turkey, a Kalashnikov assault rifle was found. Now, it’s nothing newsworthy to say that a Kalashnikov was used by terrorists in an attack, but what is important is where the weapon came from and how it got into the hands of terrorists.
Fast and Furious was a “gun walking” scheme by the Obama Administration in which gun dealers were given permission to sell guns to “straw buyers” working for Mexican drug cartels. The idea was to track the guns through gun-runners to the top of the food chain and make arrests along the way. It failed miserably and guns from the program have turned up as a murder weapon in the shooting of a Border Patrol Officer, and another at a terrorist attack in Paris.
The Obama Administration, along with the CIA, sent weapons to Jordan to be distributed among Syrian rebels. This plan also failed and many of these weapons wound up for sale on the black market. If the weapons found at the site of the Turkey airport terror attack can be traced back to Obama’s CIA, what are the implications to the Obama Administration?
Conservative Tribune reports:
Immediately following Tuesday’s gun and bomb terrorist attack at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Turkey that left at least 41 dead and 230 injured, authorities on the scene reportedly found at least one Kalashnikov assault rifle.
This matters because a day prior to the attack, The New York Times reported that weapons shipped into Jordan by President Barack Obama’s Central Intelligence Agency for Syrian rebel fighters “have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold by arms merchants on the black market.”
Included among these arms have been Kalashnikov assault rifles, meaning that the very rifles used by the Istanbul terrorists may have come from the Obama administration.