MORE ON THAT EXPANDING ATF GUN-SMUGGLING SCANDAL: Gunwalker: ATF Walked Guns Directly to Cartel Using Taxpayer Dollars. “The allegation that the purpose of Operation Fast and Furious was a plot to inject weapons of American dealer origin into the near civil war between the Mexican government and drug cartels is utterly consistent with previously revelations about the conspiracy. The stated cover story for Operation Fast and Furious and alleged parallel Gunwalker plots in Houston, Dallas, and Tampa never made sense and would have been shot down by risk-averse bureaucrats before it even became a formal proposal.”