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OUTRAGE: U.S. Marine Being Held in Brutal Mexican Prison Ė For Making a ĎWrong Turní (Video)
Top Right News ^ | 05-03-2014 | Brian Hayes

Posted on 05/03/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT by montag813

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Above: Afghanistan combat veteran Andrew Tahmooressi

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by Brian Hayes | Top Right News

So our last report saw Mexican troops invading our borders -- even drawing weapons on our agents on U.S. soil -- and facing absolutely no consequences by the Obama Adminstration.

But let one American make a wrong turn into Mexico -- and there will be hell to pay. 

That's exactly what happened to a U.S. Marine veteran last month, after he accidentally drove into Mexico with three legally owned guns in his truck. And he has been rotting in a brutal Mexican jail in Tijuana ever since.

California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter sent a letter Friday to Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to secure the release of Afghanistan war veteran Andrew Tahmooressi, who had just moved to San Diego from Florida and had all his belongings in his truck, including his pistol, shotgun and rifle, when he missed the last U.S. exit on April 1, forcing him to cross the border.

Road closures because of checkpoints and construction added to the confusion, and there was no opportunity for drivers to turn around, Hunter added.

WATCH:

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1 posted on 05/03/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813
OUTRAGE: U.S. Marine Being Held in Brutal Mexican Prison – For Making a ‘Wrong Turn’ (Video)

I doubt that 0bama cares or has done a damn thing!

2 posted on 05/03/2014 7:40:12 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: montag813

We might as well have Iraq on our southern border.


3 posted on 05/03/2014 7:41:42 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Try this:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/demand-release-usmc-sgt-tahmooressi-suffering-ptsd-mexico-imprisonment/qslJk2Xd


4 posted on 05/03/2014 7:43:00 AM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: montag813

Accidently drove into Mexico huh?


5 posted on 05/03/2014 7:43:45 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: montag813

Missing the last exit didn’t stop him from stopping BEFORE the border. He took a chance and got caught.

As paranoid as I am, I would have called a friend and asked them to bring a case, duffle bag, etc. to me before the border and drop off the cases, then the friend could have gone through and immediately returned and stopped on the other side of the road, whatever, and he could have transferred the stuff.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 7:48:03 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

It has no bearing whatsoever. He did a dumbass thing and got caught.


8 posted on 05/03/2014 7:48:42 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Navy...pfffft


9 posted on 05/03/2014 7:53:10 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

The road is like a freeway - one way, with barriers on each shoulder. If you miss the last U.S. exit, you can’t turn around, back up, or otherwise reroute. If the last exit was closed for construction, he was in trouble. In retrospect, it would have been better to just shut down, right there, and let the Calif. Highway Patrol tow his vehicle to a storage yard.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 7:55:47 AM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: Gaffer
The dumass thing to do is go any where near Mexico. The whole country is a shite hole and corrupt. Oh wait I live in the U.S. talk about corrupt country.
11 posted on 05/03/2014 7:59:49 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

” I know Marines are dumb (take it easy, I served around them so I know)”

So what were you a Navy Exchange worker? Thanks for your service. :-)


12 posted on 05/03/2014 8:03:16 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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Mexico has strong firearm laws and enforces them. I know a person that crossed
the border with one shotgun shell in his vehicle. He spent some six months in
the prison system before being release. .


13 posted on 05/03/2014 8:04:37 AM PDT by deport
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To: montag813

The Mexes must be pissed about that “halls of Montezuma” thing.


14 posted on 05/03/2014 8:05:42 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: lostboy61

Sense and wisdom come with age. I can imagine 40 or so years ago where I might have done something as dumbass as this, but even then I tried to be aware and knowledgeable about things that matter. He didn’t.


15 posted on 05/03/2014 8:05:58 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: montag813

Don’t ya just love all the sympathy this guy is getting from so-called Freedom loving Freepers?


16 posted on 05/03/2014 8:06:44 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Submariner, dude, ...whup yer ass son!


17 posted on 05/03/2014 8:10:54 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: P-Marlowe

The guy sounds dumb. We’re known for speaking the truth too ya know.


18 posted on 05/03/2014 8:11:43 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Irenic

Submariner...betta than you!


19 posted on 05/03/2014 8:12:07 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Yeh you and a combat marine tin can man. :-)


20 posted on 05/03/2014 8:13:11 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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To: jttpwalsh

D U M B


21 posted on 05/03/2014 8:14:38 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: montag813

“That’s exactly what happened to a U.S. Marine veteran last month, after he accidentally drove into Mexico with three legally owned guns in his truck. And he has been rotting in a brutal Mexican jail in Tijuana ever since.”

That makes so sense at all. The guns were his and legally owned and the police arrest him for having guns?

What is it with the Mexicans, do they have a constitution or anything or even laws that would protect out citizens Constitutional rights?


22 posted on 05/03/2014 8:15:17 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Bah!


23 posted on 05/03/2014 8:17:36 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
The guy sounds dumb. We’re known for speaking the truth too ya know.

The guy is a victim of Tyranny.

The fact of the matter is that he would not be in jail in Tijuana if he had enough money on him to bribe the cops. Mexico is a corrupt hell hole and America is slowly trying to emulate them. The Mexican military is invading our borders on a regular basis and we do nothing about it.

I consider this a kidnapping of an American Citizen. We should not consider that the guy may not be the brightest bulb on the tree. He has effectively been kidnapped by a foreign government. They are waiting for a large enough ransom. That is how their government operates.

Frankly I am appalled at some of the comments on this thread.

24 posted on 05/03/2014 8:21:07 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Gaffer

I would have called a friend and asked them to bring a case, duffle bag, etc. to me before the border and drop off the cases, then the friend could have gone through and immediately returned and stopped on the other side of the road, whatever, and he could have transferred the stuff


Respectfully, logistically impossible. The road is like a freeway - one way, with barriers on each shoulder. No where to pull over, and if he just stopped, the traffic jam would have made it darn near impossible for a friend to ride to the rescue. The return trip, for the friend, would not have been immediate, it takes several hours to cross back into the U.S., at that crossing, and then the north bound lanes are a significant distance from the southbound lanes - no real chance to just hop into the next lanes, pick up the weapons, and return to a waiting vehicle. Add to that, he was in the process of moving from Florida to San Diego, how many friend’s did he have, in the area, to call ? I opined in an earlier comment, in retrospect, it would have been better to just shut down, right there, and let the Calif. Highway Patrol tow his vehicle to a storage yard. Thank you.


25 posted on 05/03/2014 8:22:38 AM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: montag813

Did I get here before the boot lickers saying it serves him right? Will reading the replies ruin my day?


26 posted on 05/03/2014 8:27:41 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ √ě)
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To: montag813

Mexicans gone wild. Coyotes, drug cartels, “rogue military units” running around all over the place and nobody in our government with the ‘nads who are willing to stop it. Our borders are a mess. Thanks Barry!


27 posted on 05/03/2014 8:32:04 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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28 posted on 05/03/2014 8:34:14 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: griswold3

Thank you for the link, griswold3. Petition has been signed.


29 posted on 05/03/2014 8:34:20 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: P-Marlowe
The site is getting filled up again with self righteous a$$holes, boot lickers, scaredy cats and concern trolls.

With the presidential election season soon to start, I think another purge is due.

30 posted on 05/03/2014 9:06:34 AM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: jttpwalsh

accurate description


31 posted on 05/03/2014 9:09:32 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: metalurgist

I forgot to include the nattering nabobs of negativity.


32 posted on 05/03/2014 9:11:18 AM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

My son is a dumb marine. IQ 135. UCLA grad in math. Kicking ass as a sales manager for UPS.

I guess we were blinded by his articulateness, analytical skill, and book smarts. Gets most of it all from his mother.

Went in the marines after high school for the discipline and tradition, instead of the other services.

We never realized he was just a dumb marine.


33 posted on 05/03/2014 9:14:32 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: jttpwalsh

Frankly, had it been as you described, I would have just had a “breakdown” and took my chances on this side of the border. You can’t tell me that breakdowns haven’t happened there before. That is IF I were legally carrying the weapons to start with. It is better to create a legal disturbance than in illegal one.


34 posted on 05/03/2014 9:17:47 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: jttpwalsh

Ok it has been like 1966 since I have wanted to visit the hell hole called Mexico, we used to go fish or scuba dive down there, as I recall you first have to get through US Customs before you ever get to a corrupt Mexican. The US no longer has a customs post on the border? How did the guns get by them? He said he was with Fast and Furious?


35 posted on 05/03/2014 9:41:45 AM PDT by Joe Miner
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To: morphing libertarian

Thanks!


36 posted on 05/03/2014 9:47:31 AM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: P-Marlowe

I thought I was on DU.


37 posted on 05/03/2014 9:47:52 AM PDT by Joe Miner
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To: Gaffer

Absolutely, I agree 100%


38 posted on 05/03/2014 9:48:10 AM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Aw, he’s probably a racist tea-bagger who was on his way to the Bundy ranch! /s

Thanks montag813.


39 posted on 05/03/2014 9:49:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: morphing libertarian

Tell him thanks for Serving, and thanks for the post!


40 posted on 05/03/2014 9:50:03 AM PDT by Joe Miner
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To: Joe Miner

Have not been in a while, myself, to Mexico, but I have never been stopped, by U.S. Officials, leaving here, my only encounter with U.S. Customs was upon reentering the USA. Thanks!


41 posted on 05/03/2014 9:51:06 AM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: metalurgist
The site is getting filled up again with self righteous a$$holes, boot lickers, scaredy cats and concern trolls.

With the presidential election season soon to start, I think another purge is due.

And how. I'm surprised there hasn't been a comment about how this Marine is probably a homosexual, too, since every single thread involving any servicemembers for any reason has to have a dozen or so of those particular a$$holes. Drives me nuts.

42 posted on 05/03/2014 9:54:22 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: morphing libertarian

Oh good grief, don’t take things you see on the internet so seriously. Don’t you know about the rivalry between Sailors & Marines?


43 posted on 05/03/2014 9:55:01 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: BykrBayb

No and yes.


44 posted on 05/03/2014 9:59:37 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: BykrBayb

No and yes.


45 posted on 05/03/2014 9:59:37 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: montag813

Sign the petition for his release...the 28th???

Tahmooressi’s trial is expected to begin on May 28. A WhiteHouse.gov petition has been posted to demand his release and a Facebook page “Free USMC Sgt Tahmooressi from Mexican Jail” has also been set up to support the soldier.

Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/SD-Andrew-Tahmooressi-US-Marine-from-Weston-Being-Detained-in-Mexico-Prison-on-Weapons-Charge-257728191.html#ixzz30fpMdr9V

We could do a prisoner exchange,a million illegals for one Marine?


46 posted on 05/03/2014 10:13:44 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
D U M B

I'm an old Army guy who doesn't believe in any of that inter-service rivalry stuff...except during the Army/Navy Game.All branches have an important job to do and they all do it damn well.It's my understanding that where this guy got confused is,in fact,a poorly designed,poorly maintained and confusing stretch of road.I don't know about you but I've taken wrong turns before...just never near an international border.

47 posted on 05/03/2014 10:14:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Pfffft...


48 posted on 05/03/2014 10:16:41 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: Joe Miner
...as I recall you first have to get through US Customs before you ever get to a corrupt Mexican. The US no longer has a customs post on the border?

I don't know how things were way back when but I've never seen that recently.The only international border I've ever crossed over land is the US/Canadian border.I've done so in various places...North Dakota,Michigan,New York,Vermont and Maine.I've never had to go through any US checkpoint or customs office before entering Canada.You just cross the border and the road leads directly to a Canadian immigration post.

49 posted on 05/03/2014 10:22:08 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: jttpwalsh

Except in Kalifornia he would of been executed for having rifles in his vehicle and stopping on the highway.


50 posted on 05/03/2014 10:23:34 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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