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Boise Cessna hijacked in Mexico gone for good
Idaho Statesman ^ | 4/4/09 | Patrick Orr

Posted on 04/04/2009 9:19:10 AM PDT by Domandred

The last time Patrick Moroney saw his Cessna Stationair 206, it was flying away from a rural airstrip in Mulege, Mexico - hijacked by gun-toting drug runners who left him and his stunned family abandoned beside a burning car.

-- SNIP --

there was no way I am getting my family out of this plane with a propeller moving.

-- SNIP --

They told me I was going to die

-- SNIP --

Kim Moroney called then-U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's staffers. They promised to help but nothing happened.

But less than two hours after her initial conversation with one of then-U.S. Rep. Bill Sali's employees, the congressman called back.

"He called from D.C. and told us we were his No. 1 priority," she said. "Within hours, we got a phone call from the U.S. consulate. They said, 'It appears you and your husband know the right people, because we have been forced to order you a border letter.'"

(Excerpt) Read more at idahostatesman.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: aliens; cessna; drugtrafficking; drugwar; hijack; larrycraig; mexico
Cut middle out for excerpt, left beginning and end, and a few teasers. Still worth clicking and reading the full account.

Great read about some of the issues US Citizens go through when they are the victim of crime in Mexico. Not only from the Mexican government, but also our own.

1 posted on 04/04/2009 9:19:10 AM PDT by Domandred
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To: Domandred
"'It appears you and your husband know the right people, because we have been forced to order you a border letter"

OMG Did they think that was funny????

2 posted on 04/04/2009 9:21:22 AM PDT by Mr. K (physically unable to proofreed (<---oops))
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To: Domandred
'It appears you and your husband know the right people, because we have been forced to order you a border letter.'

And the rest of us can rot for all they care..

3 posted on 04/04/2009 9:22:11 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 75 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Domandred

Why do people even go to Mexico these days let alone fly a private plane down there ...


4 posted on 04/04/2009 9:22:48 AM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Domandred

Interesting, Craig’s staffers blew them off, it seems. Someone who had been in office awhile. Get ahold of Sali’s people, and they help, someone who hasn’t been in office long.


5 posted on 04/04/2009 9:22:49 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit ((Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding))
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To: null and void
And the rest of us can rot for all they care..
6 posted on 04/04/2009 9:27:38 AM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: Domandred

Never sent them down there its a personal problem!


7 posted on 04/04/2009 9:28:09 AM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: Domandred

Never go to Mexico.


8 posted on 04/04/2009 9:30:48 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Welcome to the Obama-Democrat Depression.)
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To: SkyDancer

**Why do people even go to Mexico these days **

There are those (liberals) who think they are ABOVE such noise..
they didn’t listen when the College students were told, it’s not SAFE to take Spring Break in MEXICO.

Sound’s like you are LUCKY TO BE ALIVE .. and you’re WHINING???
Gotta be a Democrat!


9 posted on 04/04/2009 9:31:28 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I GIVE UP .... HEIL Obama!!)
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To: Domandred
Should have added I have a nephew that goes down there all the time, I always tell him to have his will current before he leaves and the life insurance policy made to me.
10 posted on 04/04/2009 9:31:33 AM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: Domandred

Mexico is a cesspool - why go there?


11 posted on 04/04/2009 9:33:06 AM PDT by uscabjd ( a)
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To: null and void

Actually, besides Craig (if someone had jumped to the front of the line to the bathroom he would have been all over it), we have some legislator’s in Idaho who do care about the little guy. At least they tried. Not like Fat Jack-ass Murtha.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2143231/posts


12 posted on 04/04/2009 9:33:14 AM PDT by bigheadfred (Negromancer !!! RUN for your lives !!!)
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To: Navy Patriot

Never go to Mexico.

Got that right.


13 posted on 04/04/2009 9:39:15 AM PDT by Darwin Fish (God invented evolution. Man invented religeon.)
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To: SkyDancer
Why do people even go to Mexico these days let alone fly a private plane down there ...

Twenty-Five years ago the FBO I flew for prohibited any of our aircraft from going to Mexico for any reason. Of course, I was the one who made that rule...

No one in their right mind who knows anything about the place would take such an asset there. It would be at risk the entire time.

There are more stories to tell, but it would fill a book. This guy should feel lucky to be alive, that's all.

14 posted on 04/04/2009 9:40:18 AM PDT by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property)
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To: Domandred
A backcountry pilot says the scary 2008 ordeal won't keep him away from his favorite spot in Baja.

Sure, barely get out with his children alive and he didn't learn his lesson. How many times did he and his wife vote for Hussein?

15 posted on 04/04/2009 9:49:10 AM PDT by bgill (this is my happy face)
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To: bgill

Early and often?


16 posted on 04/04/2009 9:50:38 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 75 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: bgill

Well maybe when he gets his new plane hijacked he’ll learn. Maybe.


17 posted on 04/04/2009 9:58:13 AM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Domandred
Great read about some of the issues US Citizens go through when they are the victim of crime in Mexico. Not only from the Mexican government, but also our own.

I've only crossed the Big Pond twice, once to Italy and once to England, and never gone to Mexico. Nevertheless, whenever I go outside of the U.S., I treat my passport as physically a part of me and am constantly paranoid if I can't touch it at any time. These folks really blew it by putting their passports in a backpack.

18 posted on 04/04/2009 9:58:52 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: SkyDancer

More money than brains?


19 posted on 04/04/2009 10:00:26 AM PDT by cydcharisse
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To: Domandred

If we knew the N-number we could be on the lookout...


20 posted on 04/04/2009 10:06:51 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: uscabjd
Exactly. Want beautiful beaches? Go to Florida. Want beautiful mountains and great skiing? Take your pick...Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Alaska, etc. We have everything that one could possibly want to do, right here in the USA.

That said, I'd still like to go to Australia...beautiful women with those sexy Aussie accents, great music. 'Course, the same thing can be said about Austin...can't throw a rock on 6th Street without hitting a musician, and can't take five steps without seeing a gorgeous woman with a sexy Texas accent.

God truly blessed the USA.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

21 posted on 04/04/2009 10:07:06 AM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: SkyDancer
Why do people even go to Mexico these days let alone fly a private plane down there ...

And why would someone take their children into the middle of someone else's civil war?

This guy says this won't keep him from visiting his favorite place in Baja. Something tells me he doesn't spend a lot of time around Mexican people while he is down there. He obviously doesn't know what's going on in the streets.

I even wonder if he knows if Bill Sali, who save his sorry @$$ last time, was voted out of office in last year's election debacle.

22 posted on 04/04/2009 10:27:29 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Be There >>> http://www.secondamendmentmarch.com)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

Maybe he has an endless supply of planes ... maybe, just maybe he’s smuggling planes into Mexico ... Hillary, have you taken notice????


23 posted on 04/04/2009 10:29:33 AM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Domandred

They got out because Larry Craig bl———er-—KNew, yeah right,,,”knew”, the right people! Let’s not tapdance around the issue!


24 posted on 04/04/2009 10:34:21 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SkyDancer
Why do people even go to Mexico these days let alone fly a private plane down there ...

My first thougth as well. Would you fly into rural Afghanistan for a vacation?

25 posted on 04/04/2009 10:34:37 AM PDT by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: DTogo
"Would you fly into rural Afghanistan for a vacation?"

Not again!

26 posted on 04/04/2009 10:46:41 AM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Domandred
Four stolen Cessna's and this guy takes his family into that chithole,Just why should I pity him like hanging out in a neighborhood infested with Obama supporters then crying about being carjacked.
27 posted on 04/04/2009 11:00:28 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: Domandred

Why would anyone go to mexico?


28 posted on 04/04/2009 11:04:13 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Mr. K
"'It appears you and your husband know the right people, because we have been forced to order you a border letter"

OMG Did they think that was funny????

I think what they conveyed was that they resented that someone had gone over their head and made them do their job.

Arrogant bastards.

29 posted on 04/04/2009 11:31:11 AM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: Domandred; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Ping!


30 posted on 04/04/2009 7:23:41 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: Syncro
“’It appears you and your husband know the right people”

My many dealings in Mexico over the last 60 years, you had better not be anything but a standard tourist if you don't know plenty of people in high places in their government.

I never paid mordita for anything but was fined $375 for landing after the curfew but I got even with the com andante and had him thrown in jail by the secretary of transportation.

31 posted on 04/04/2009 9:41:11 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: bgill

A backcountry pilot says the scary 2008 ordeal won’t keep him away from his favorite spot in Baja.

Sure, barely get out with his children alive and he didn’t learn his lesson. How many times did he and his wife vote for Hussein?

Could be friends of “someone” in Mexico.


32 posted on 04/05/2009 2:08:24 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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