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Fate of jailed Marine lies with unpredictable Mexican legal system
FoxNews.com ^ | May 24, 2014 | Joseph J. Kolb

Posted on 05/24/2014 5:43:48 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

Whether U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi spends the next two decades in a Mexican prison or is freed tomorrow for mistakenly crossing the border with loaded guns all rests with an unpredictable legal process that bears little resemblance to the American court system.

Tahmooressi, 25, of Weston, Fla., has been held in two Mexican prisons since being arrested while accidentally crossing into Mexico on March 31 with three weapons in his truck. According to Tahmooressi’s defense attorney Alejandro Osuna, of Tijuana, Mexico, his client is facing federal charges for carrying a weapon intended for exclusive use by the military, carrying a weapon not registered in Mexico and possession of ammunition.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: marine; mexico; military; obama
The U.S is not as helpless as made out here.Where the 'Whoops, when the Mexican Military enters America time and time again ?What about millions of illegals here from Mexico that a 'Whoops,too ?
1 posted on 05/24/2014 5:43:49 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Pershing and Patton are spinning in their graves.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 5:49:29 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: CrazyIvan

A real President would close down every single border post tomorrow until this man is released without charges.


3 posted on 05/24/2014 5:52:08 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Exactly correct. Might has always made right and there was a time in our history where a foreign country holding our citizenry was tantamount to an act of war. No longer, though. Our diplomats are too busy stuffing themselves on Kobe beef to bother with such trifles as one of our marines rotting in foreign detention.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 5:57:36 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Relocate and Dominate: freestateproject.org)
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To: moonshinner_09

Dealing with Mexico is a crap shoot at the best. The escape attempt will
not help his situation either. However I don’t blame him for trying to get
himself out by what ever means he could.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 6:00:20 PM PDT by deport
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To: moonshinner_09
he said. “Or what if a Mexican citizen in possession of a small quantity of heroin, which would be a acceptable under Mexico's minor possession laws, enter the United States port of entry accidentally? Would we not expect that person to be held to account? Or would we say, 'Whoops, they made a mistake, let's send them back to Mexico?'”

oh please! we would let him stay in the U.S., and direct him to where he can get free services...

6 posted on 05/24/2014 6:00:51 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: moonshinner_09
he said. “Or what if a Mexican citizen in possession of a small quantity of heroin, which would be a acceptable under Mexico's minor possession laws, enter the United States port of entry accidentally? Would we not expect that person to be held to account? Or would we say, 'Whoops, they made a mistake, let's send them back to Mexico?'”

oh please! we would let him stay in the U.S., and direct him to where he can get free services...

7 posted on 05/24/2014 6:01:24 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: moonshinner_09

If I was potus id send in seal team and break the sob out with extreme prejudice


8 posted on 05/24/2014 6:05:04 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: Lurker

Block currency transfers from the United States to Mexico and the case would be resolved within one week.


9 posted on 05/24/2014 6:06:38 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: al baby
If I was potus id send in seal team and break the sob out with extreme prejudice

EXCELLENT suggestion. THAT is what the SEALs are built to do!

10 posted on 05/24/2014 6:08:34 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: moonshinner_09

I think someone should man up and call out the Mexican government as the hypocrites they are, demanding we let their nationals violate our borders and our laws without consequence and then persecuting this American soldier. Someone should, but the only balls obama has belong to Reggie.


11 posted on 05/24/2014 6:14:03 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Tahmooressi is an American citizen protected by the Constotution and not subject to Mexican laws.


12 posted on 05/24/2014 6:14:44 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Lurker

a real man should be President!


13 posted on 05/24/2014 6:57:58 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: al baby

“If I was potus id send in seal team and break the sob out with extreme prejudice.”

We could send in a SEAL team that could remove the marine without letting anyone know they were even there.

Heck, it’s Mexico. 10 random people on this site in 2 Hummers could bust him out. Funny thing is, we can take 10 random people and they would be as heavily resourced as the jailers.


14 posted on 05/24/2014 7:03:49 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: moonshinner_09

Were I president, I would call up the Marines and tell them to go to Mexico and get their man.

And to use whatever and as much equipment and men as required.


15 posted on 05/24/2014 7:19:32 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: moonshinner_09

If I were president, I’d do a prisoner exchange. 20 million illegals for one US citizen returned to our soil.


16 posted on 05/24/2014 7:25:46 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: moonshinner_09

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/07/27/mexico.us.incursion/index.html

July 2011 - “Four Humvees carrying 33 Mexican soldiers crossed the border into the United States, and officials on both sides say it was a harmless mistake... In 2008, seven members of the Mexican military were found inside the United States, telling border agents that they became lost and accidentally entered the country.

Sure, broad daylight at 1 pm and they couldn’t see the river or the big bridge with signs posted. Claimed they couldn’t do anything but drive into the US because the turn around was on the US side. Who knew Mexican army vehicles don’t have a reverse.


17 posted on 05/24/2014 7:39:31 PM PDT by bgill
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To: moonshinner_09

Where are the balls of a real President that would call el president and say “if you don’t release him immediately, the USA will invade Mexico, kill you and your family, and annex your poor excuse for a country.


18 posted on 05/24/2014 8:01:27 PM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: moonshinner_09; Diogenes; trooprally; Texas Fossil; BuckeyeTexan; MeshugeMikey; All

Would an Executive Order,
Signed by Obama today,
To “Delay” NAFTA
Until, let’s say,
All Americans are freed,
At Phoenix, Arizona
Get the attention
Of Mexico’s President?

Sheriff Arpaio has the Busses,
And great personell.
Obama has his pen and phone,
But never yet used well - - - - - - .


19 posted on 05/24/2014 9:11:39 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: moonshinner_09

I made my phone call to the vietcong hero john fn kerry’s office.


20 posted on 05/24/2014 9:21:02 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Oliviaforever

not whilst in Mexico he’s not. he’s subject to their laws.


21 posted on 05/24/2014 10:47:27 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Graewoulf

Barry could drastically alter his approval rating by getting this guy released...but that woud put him at odds with personal Board Of Directors...wink wink..nod...nod...


22 posted on 05/25/2014 5:58:02 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Lurker

All Obutt has to do is make a phone call and that kid would be freed in a few days. We all know it. He hates the military and will do nothing to help this guy.

The sad truth is that Barry is so stupid he doesn’t seem to realize that making a show of getting that guy back would raise his approval ratings to the roof at least for a while. Even I would applaud the POS.


23 posted on 05/25/2014 9:10:33 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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