By Joseph Alan Sanchez
Defeating Cognitive Dissonance
Legal guns originating in the United States are the illegal guns that are being used to slaughter citizens in Mexico. And in a nation where gun ownership is illegal, it could not be more apparent that when guns are outlawed, the only ones with guns are the outlaws.
But just how the outlaws get the guns is shocking. Members of both the U.S. Congress and the Mexican government are calling for prosecution of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).
Congressional testimony has recently turned the ATF on its head after whistleblowers gave testimony revealing that the ATF played a part in the release of guns into Mexico.For at least a decade now, covert operation specialist Celerino “Cele” Castillo III has been telling the world that the U.S. has been shipping guns south of the border on a regular basis as a sidebar to revelations of drug running from South America into North America. And now in the summer of 2011, the BATF is under fire for observing the sale and distribution of machine guns into Mexico. Congressional testimony in recent months is revealing a calculated plan called Operation Fast and Furious.
Amazingly, thousands of guns have been observed to be purchased illegally and then tracked to an exit point outside of the USA. Testimony also reveals that the U.S. Border Patrol has been implicated in the plot.
The ultimate end of the plan is to make possession of guns the ultimate evil. It’s a devious plan that includes what amounts to deliberate distribution of armament to a nation that has been taught to hate the USA. As a loyal American citizen, Castillo is one of those whistleblowers who have been unable to avoid persecution from the powers that be.
Irony reigns strong for truth seekers, and so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Castillo is sitting in a federal prison for allegedly selling two illegal rifles at a gun show. Castillo was once a high ranking officer and sharpshooter sniper in the U.S. military, but once he began to put the picture together, the puzzle began to turn on him.
The distinguished military veteran is actually better known for his refutation of Oliver North and the Iran-Contra Scandal. Although attempts were made, Castillo could not be reached from his supposed location in Anthony, New Mexico. La Tuna Federal Correction Facility straddles Texas and New Mexico. An official at the La Tuna facility could not confirm or deny that Castillo has ever been present at the La Tuna prison.
Joseph Alan Sanchez is a journalist and activist who resides in Southeastern Colorado. He recently founded “Defeating Cognitive Dissonance”, an effort to help truth seekers see through the disinformation and lies that permeate mainstream news.