Investigators are preparing to announce that the death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie in Arizona earlier this week was the result of friendly fire -- accidental gunfire from another agent who responded to the same scene, state and federal officials told NBC News on Friday. The conclusion is based on an analysis of the ballistics, the lack of evidence of other criminals in the area at the time, and other factors, the sources said. The FBI released a statement later on Friday confirming that preliminary evidence showed friendly fire was to blame in the shootings.
Hey NBC...friendly fire, FRIENDLY FIRE! Ha! No such thing. Seems to me the only friendly fire that we are seeing (if you can call it friendly fire) is the fire coming from these George Soros funded news agencies. In case you idiots in the MSM haven't learned, seems like the closer the United States gets to falling into 3rd world status, the more stepped up these ATTACKS on out citizens and agents get. There is a feeding frenzy going on right now from all the animals from outside our borders AND inside. Friendly Fire????? I don't think so NBC.
Six, 9 and 10 are right on as far as I am concerned. We have been lied to constantly with respect to US-Mexico border issues. Obama is being allowed to use every seat of power in the government to fashion the version of "truth" that helps his reelection.
A ballistic test should be all you need, not a lack of other suspects being around. They reported to a scene of some sort,so there must have been some shady characters in the area.There's something fishy about this whole story.
I don't understand. Lack of criminals in the area?
How does that work? So, a firefight happens, I would assume with the criminals, then what? The criminals leave yet the agents keep firing away? At that time, one of our agents hits another agent? I've never been in a firefight, so I don't know what to think. However, with all the lies and cover up associated with Fast and Furious I don't know what to believe any more.
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Lone Star Csar, 10/6/2012 8:20:33 AM (No. 8913757)
Agree with those saying it doesn't pass the smell test. If there were no unfriendlies, what were all these agents responding to? It should be very easy to figure out who did the shooting, if it was an agent. This agent was in a group of three on horseback. Do they mean that the unwounded agent shot at the other two he rode out with, knowing they were in proximity, and not being sure of his target? Or do they mean that another agent altogether was responding to the same report, did not know other agents were in the vicinity, and shot at three uniformed agents on horseback because that's what border perps usually look like.
Either federal training is so deficient as to be negligent, or we are being given more of the same mushroom treatment we've been receiving for at least 4 years.
And it is, but one can't help but wonder if it's also another lie - that they were killed by a 'Fast and Furious' gun, or that they were silenced because they discovered something or knew something that Obama and Company couldn't allow to come out in the campaign season.
I rarely trust governments. But this is the first one in my life that I remember fearing.
It's too early to come to any conclusion on this incident. Let's wait and allow law enforcement to present their findings that will, with all the public scrutiny and the other thousands of border patrol agents watching, have to be based upon physical evidence, and testimony from the surviving agents.
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