Meanwhile, the guilty parties—Barky Obama and Eric Holder—who started the gunrunning operation, are still at large.
The ringleader of the rip crew that murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010 received a slap on the wrist thanks to federal prosecutors in Arizona. The prosecutors asked that he only receive a 30 year prison sentence instead of a possible life term in prison or a possible death sentence.
Brian Terry, a member of an elite tactical unit, was killed on December 14, 2010, in a fierce firefight with a rip crew of gunmen who had been trying to rob Mexican drug traffickers. In the aftermath of the shootout authorities learned that some of the weapons used to kill Agent Terry were part of the infamous Fast and Furious operation. Under this operation the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was allowing Mexican cartel members to purchase weapons in order to trace them to their source. Instead the agency lost thousands of weapons that fell into the hands of the Sinaloa Cartel.
According to court records obtained by Breitbart Texas, federal prosecutors asked that all of the charges against Rosario Rafael “El Pariente” Burboa Alvarez be dismissed except for one and that the sentence be 360 months in prison with credit given for time served. The story was initially reported by KVOA’s Michel Marizco and Lupita Murillo.
Burboa was described as a recruiter who hired out rip crews to rob Mexican cartel smugglers and paid them once the robbery was done.
The sentence was taken with great insult by the National Border Patrol Council which is the union that represents border patrol agents.
……Brian Terry’s brother, Kent Terry, has been outspoken on the role of Eric Holder, the Department of Justice and the ATF in Brian’s death and the ongoing attempts to cover up information relating to this case and Fast and Furious. Responding to an inquiry from Breitbart Texas’ Bob Price, Kent Terry said, “Bob, it saddens me that the DOJ would even make a plea deal with a man that wasn’t even there that night. What information did he give..?”
“So now he will serve 27 years of a 30 year sentence, allowing for time already served, and we can’t even get answers for why these guns where put there to begin with..sad!” the surviving brother said.
……According to KVOA, “Burboa’s 30 year sentence is in line with the sentence handed to Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, the man wounded during the firefight. Osorio-Arellanes faced life but was ultimately sentenced to 30 years in 2012. Jaime Avila, Jr., the Operation Fast and Furious gun buyer who purchased the two AK-47s found at the murder scene was also sentenced in 2012. He received a 57 month sentence.”
By the way, a high ranking cartel operative stated that the purpose of Fast and Furious wasn’t to track weapons, but to supply them:
A high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as “Fast and Furious” isn’t what you think it is.
It wasn’t about tracking guns, it was about supplying them — all part of an elaborate agreement between the U.S. government and Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel to take down rival cartels.The explosive allegations are being made by Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, known as the Sinaloa Cartel’s “logistics coordinator.” He was extradited to the Chicago last year to face federal drug charges.Zambada-Niebla claims that under a “divide and conquer” strategy, the U.S. helped finance and arm the Sinaloa Cartel through Operation Fast and Furious in exchange for information that allowed the DEA, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal agencies to take down rival drug cartels. The Sinaloa Cartel was allegedly permitted to traffic massive amounts of drugs across the U.S. border from 2004 to 2009 — during both Fast and Furious and Bush-era gunrunning operations — as long as the intel kept coming.
I feel sorry for Agent Terry’s family. Not one shitbag in the Obama regime will ever be held accountable for any of their crimes.
Brian Terry is collateral damage.