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The Unarmed Truth: My Fight to Blow the Whistle and Expose Fast and Furious Kindle Edition

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"If it weren’t for John Dodson, Americans would never have known the truth about Operation Fast and Furious and the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.  This book is his story, a tale of the personal and professional journey of a man who decided to tell the truth, no matter the costs. He didn’t take the easy way out. For that and much more, the American people owe John Dodson a debt of gratitude.” (Senator Chuck Grassley and Representative Darrell Issa)

About the Author

John Dodson was born in Virginia. His mother was a custodian at an elementary school and his father was a farmhand. He went straight into the army after his high school graduation, where he worked in intelligence for three years. He was given an honorable discharge and became a deputy. After a long, successful law enforcement career, making detective, and working in the vice-narcotics unit, ATF recruited him in 2005. In late 2009, he was transferred to Phoenix to help start a new group there that would specifically target firearms trafficking, where he became aware of the Fast and Furious program. After blowing the whistle in early 2011, he was transferred to Tucson, Arizona, where he currently resides.

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  • File Size: 3475 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Threshold Editions (December 3, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 3, 2013
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ER2X0ZY
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Do you have the capacity to read with an open mind, and then form your conclusions based on factual evidence? You will need this ability to truly appreciate the courage it took for the author to write this book. Unfortunately, politics and religion are the two subjects which divide our country immeasurably. This book regrettably contains some politics. At the same time it includes information which, though contentious, should make absolutely no difference to the objective reader ... whether conservative, liberal or independent. The full story behind the 2010 secret government activity known as "Project Gunrunner," later named "Fast & Furious" by the ATF and media has never been fully detailed ... until now! As a direct participant, the author had a front row seat on the covert operation as it unfolded. This was a fascinating, if not questionable action ... The type average citizens like you and I never learn about under normal circumstances. Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Read this fascinating historical account to understand how and why our government agencies create and carry out overtly illegal covert actions.
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We need more John Dodsons -- people committed to their country, to truth and and morality rather than to their egos and personal agendas.
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Shockingly clear example of the government's tenacious determination to make itself part of the problem rather than part of the solution. Blind determination to create evidence of trafficking guns to Mexico blaming the gun dealers who were reporting suspicious straw buyers to the ATF. The government knowingly urged these dealers to proceed with the sales where they knew the guns were destined to Mexico.
The only remaining question is whether Congress will actually do anything to hold the Justice Department accountable for its deliberate promotion of crime and obstruction of the justice it is sworn to uphold.
The answer lies with the voters. Will they consent to inaction by their Congressmen and Senators? Or, will they hold them accountable?
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John Dodson is a true American hero - exactly the type of person who should be in law enforcement as he truly believes in and lives the oath that he took to "... to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Dodson went through a daily hell at work, because he swore an oath and never failed to honor that oath.

Anyone who closely followed the Fast & Furious fiasco including the House investigation (as I did), will find a lot of the "missing" information provided herein. A careful reader will also note by reading between the lines as to just where the ultimate responsibility for a (thankfully) botched attempt by the Executive Branch to strip away our Second Amendment Rights, lies.

I purchased multiple copies which I intend to give as Christmas gifts.
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This is a great book. Thank you John..Somebody should be in jail for this SNAFU. Hundreds, maybe thousands of people in Mexico have been killed with these weapons. Nixon's people just did a burglary and look what happened to him. Supplying Mexican Cartels with weapons, you would think that this would be known at the highest level.
Why is no one in JAIL.
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Incredible insight into Fast and Furious from the front lines. John Dodson was there wondering WTF were all these DC centric managers trying to do and why were they not only disregarding the law but issuing edicts that agents not follow basic procedures of sound investigation and law enforcement.

The front line story of the tragedy of F&F and the death of the Border Patrol agent overshadows the many other deaths which occurred as a direct result of this program.

My problem with the book is that Dodson appears to discount the bigger picture, that this was a Holder-Bruer- Obama scheme to discredit American gun dealers ( the real heroes in the story and advance their gun control agenda. It would also serve the cause of gaining more intrusive information on law abiding citizens. With the hindsight of the IRS operation and looking at the monthly gun seizure PR releases from DOJ prior to the collapse and finally Obama declaring that F&F information could be hidden under Presidential privileges .

Obama, Holder and Bruer are old hands at political mischief. Holder ( then head of DOJs criminal side ) was part of Clinton's obstruction of justice and perjury team. Holder wrote the memo to justify Clinton's pardon of international fugitive Marc Rich (as the time of the pardon Marc Rich shared top billing in the State Department's most wanted international fugitives with Osama bin Laden) yet Holder testified he saw nothing unusual about the pardon and did not feel it necessary to talk with the DOJ attorneys working the case. Bill and Hillary received millions from the pardon.

Dodson details the many F&F guns which were recovered at crime scenes in the US and Mexico shortly after his unit was instructed to allow the guns to be delivered to known gunrunners.
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I honestly believed that the basis was pure political with the aim being more and more gun control but the book points to a purely idiotic plan to just let the worst criminals in North America have the best guns available and lets see what happens. When these guns were confiscated from crime scenes this was somehow justification for giving these guys guns in the first place. This so called operation was responsible for not only two murders of US agents but somewhere around 200 Mexicans and still more are yet to be murdered by the time that all of these guns are finally recovered. As much as I have kept up in the news on the subject I cannot remember the government of Mexico so much as issuing a press release objecting to it. The Federal Government is the by its own measure a failure and if this actually were a private corporation would be charged with facilitating mass murder and these idiots are simply transferred somewhere else and given a raise. In total the 2700 assault type rifles in my estimate would equal about 3 semi tractor trailer loads with each rifle being directly delivered to the person most likely to use that weapon in an act of violence. We all owe a great deal of gratitude to Mr Dodson.
Whatever you can see is usually the tip of the iceberg but this is a good indication of what we all can expect to see of the rest of it.
Large scale useless ineptitude topped off with a thick layer of "cover your ass".
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