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Obama Can't Bring One Marine Back From Mexico
Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 21, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 05/21/2014 9:26:01 AM PDT by raptor22

Priorities: A Marine Corps combat veteran remains in a Mexican jail after missing a freeway ramp and crossing the border with legally owned American firearms — without a single hash tag from the White House.

It is a tough time for veterans these days, starting with those left to die — or even commit suicide — while on Veterans Administration waiting lists, seemingly abandoned by their commander-in-chief who early on promised to make things right and redress their grievances.

Also seemingly abandoned is Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a 25-year-old combat veteran, who was jailed in late March after he missed a freeway exit near San Ysidro, Calif., and drove into Tijuana.

In his trunk, Mexican authorities found three guns that he legally owned in the United States. Tahmooressi was incarcerated in La Mesa Prison in Tijuana, a fate the Obama administration's gun walkers in Fast and Furious never had to face.

At the time of his arrest, the 25-year-old active U.S. Marine reservist, who served two combat tours in Afghanistan, was moving to San Diego to be close to his treatment center for his post-traumatic stress disorder.

Proceedings against Tahmooressi are scheduled for May 28.

Soon after being jailed, Tahmooressi was transferred to a maximum security facility roughly 40 miles outside of Tijuana. After Mexican authorities said he allegedly attempted to escape and suffered a self-inflicted stab wound, he was at one point placed in a jail infirmary with his arms and legs restrained.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: 0hatesmilitary; andrewtahmooressi; jonhammar; marinemexico; marines; mexico; semperfi; tahmooressi; usmarines

1 posted on 05/21/2014 9:26:02 AM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

This whole situation is an absolute disgrace. We have become a weak, pathetic nation. Go ahead and tug on Superman’s cape. Nothing will happen.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 9:29:24 AM PDT by clintonh8r (#Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: raptor22

You can bet the President would be all over tho if it were a pair of minority group Marines coming back from their homosexual marriage who were thrown in jail.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 9:29:30 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: raptor22

Yeah...Clown Prince nobama and Ms. HashTag (mooch-elle) are really concerned about all Veterans.


4 posted on 05/21/2014 9:29:33 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: raptor22
Obama had a high school talent show to put on at the White House yesterday. He couldn't be bothered.

-PJ

5 posted on 05/21/2014 9:32:41 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: rdcbn

I refer all to the words of President Theodore Roosevelt -

“Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead.”

Perdicaris came home pretty quickly.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 9:40:13 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: raptor22

Obama ran on the notion that the Bush Administration had started a war and then abandoned those he sent to war.

The disgrace is that the MSM ran with that ball, foisted it as a major issue during the 2008 election, and then DROPPED it as soon as he was elected. In other words, this topic like so many others, was really just an election promise, not really an issue to be addressed. And the media let him get away with it.

The reason the media is covering it now, with such vigor, is that they are hoping your average low info voter doesn’t remember their nightly news casts with the number of service members killed or their salivating over Cindy Sheehan on a DAILY basis or the fact that they dropped ALL that anti-war rhetoric as soon as Obama was elected!

The saddest part, they will probably succeed in deceiving most of the low info voters!


7 posted on 05/21/2014 9:41:16 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: raptor22

What a waste of journalism. NOT News Worthy per the lame-stream media.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 9:41:17 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: raptor22

Well at least Obama is consistent.

He abandons veterans in every circumstance.


9 posted on 05/21/2014 9:42:38 AM PDT by zipper (In Their Heart Of Hearts, Every Democrat Is A Communist.)
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To: raptor22; cripplecreek; All

According to the Democrat’s Fairness Doctrine, the return of ONE live US Marine is a Fair, Fast AND Furious Foreign Trade Agreement for Mexico keeping the THREE guns that they stole from the US Marine.

Come on, Secretary of Statements, Kerry, YOU CAN DO THIS!


10 posted on 05/21/2014 9:43:08 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: raptor22
WORST

PRESIDENT

EVER

11 posted on 05/21/2014 9:43:20 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: raptor22

The only person helping that Marine is his mother. She is down there in Tijuana. She probably is paying for his daily tortillas, soup, and “rent.”


12 posted on 05/21/2014 9:43:31 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: raptor22

zer0 could care less about this.

I can not even express my disgust for the POS commie bastard.


13 posted on 05/21/2014 9:43:43 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: raptor22
#México devolver nuestro Marino.

I haven't seen that hash tag yet from the White House. I wonder why?

Barry, Michelle?

5.56mm

14 posted on 05/21/2014 9:46:08 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: raptor22

He won’t do anything —— The Marine had one of those nasty “Black Guns” ....
As a side note: The Marine would have had a problem in Kalifornia with those Mags over 10rds.


15 posted on 05/21/2014 9:47:56 AM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: raptor22

He won’t do anything —— The Marine had one of those nasty “Black Guns” ....
As a side note: The Marine would have had a problem in Kalifornia with those Mags over 10rds.


16 posted on 05/21/2014 9:47:57 AM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: raptor22
If CNN were covering this than I am sure the CIC would hear about it, then be mad as hell about it, then form a committee to find out if it's true.

But because CNN is not covering this, the CIC will never know of this soldiers situation.

17 posted on 05/21/2014 9:48:07 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: raptor22

Sign the petition to get Obama to address this:

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


18 posted on 05/21/2014 9:50:20 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: raptor22

Mexico just laughs.


19 posted on 05/21/2014 9:52:21 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: raptor22

Why is it that we let Mexicans come into our country and break laws, but we do not protect our own citizens who are accused of breaking laws in Mexico?


20 posted on 05/21/2014 9:53:03 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

We have invaded Mexico already and our Marine should be home with his mother.


21 posted on 05/21/2014 9:57:57 AM PDT by angcat
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To: raptor22

11 million people cross our border illegally and they are rewarded with benefits that would make them wealthy at home. Thousands are even forgiven for committing felony crimes, including rape and murder in our country, but Obama is deaf to the pleas for one of our own.


22 posted on 05/21/2014 9:58:34 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Oliviaforever

Because communists have usurped our government. Mexican nationals are their next round of useful idiots. Like the Russians & the Chinese/ Asians (& Africans) before them- under the “revolutionary” government, American citizens have no rights.


23 posted on 05/21/2014 10:01:44 AM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Baynative

He has nothing to trade, no mexican wants to go home! I don’t think 0 has even addressed the situation with the mexican dictator they just trade stories about they have oppressed their Citizens!


24 posted on 05/21/2014 10:01:46 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: raptor22

As soon as BO finds out about this...oh boy...will he be mad.


25 posted on 05/21/2014 10:03:30 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: raptor22

Maybe Obama should offer to trade that ONE MARINE for 13 million ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.


26 posted on 05/21/2014 10:04:53 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Great idea.

5.56mm

27 posted on 05/21/2014 10:06:01 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: ExTxMarine
The reason the media is covering it now, with such vigor, is that they are hoping your average low info voter doesn’t remember their nightly news casts ...

TWO WEEKS.

The average retention period of 'events' for the general populace.

28 posted on 05/21/2014 10:07:24 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: M Kehoe

Except, as someone already mentioned, those 13 million don’t want to go home.


29 posted on 05/21/2014 10:09:44 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: forgotten man
The only person helping that Marine is his mother.

Actually, Greta had a long segment on this last evening, along with Duncan Hunter, who was suggesting some direct action by Americans to block the border might be forthcoming.

Anyone else hear this?

30 posted on 05/21/2014 10:10:32 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: clintonh8r
The whole situation is an absolute disgrace

Priorities. This soldier rots in a Mexican jail, a pregnant Sudanese wife of a US citizen is sentenced to death for being Christian, and hundreds of girls have been kidnapped in Nigeria, a country that's our friend.

But look what the US has accomplished. In the time while all of this has been occurring, the US has managed to start re-arming nearly-defeated Syrian terrorists. Add to that the administration has been a forceful voice....to try to assure Sterling will sell the Clippers to black ownership.

Where are your priorities?

31 posted on 05/21/2014 10:11:20 AM PDT by grania
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To: TaMoDee

It’s not a matter of Can’t. It’s a matter of Won’t.
Because Obama, et al, AGREE with the Mexicans that the man should be jailed for having those guns.

Just like they agree that the Christian woman in Sudan should be hanged for being a Christian.


32 posted on 05/21/2014 10:13:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: raptor22

The marine needs to call a press conference, come out and accuse the Mexican Government of keeping him from marrying his gay lover. Obama will move heaven and earth to free him then.


33 posted on 05/21/2014 10:15:54 AM PDT by cyberstoic
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To: raptor22

If all remittances from the US to Mexico were stopped he would be returned on day one.


34 posted on 05/21/2014 10:16:55 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Democrats have destroyed more cities than Godzilla)
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To: raptor22

This lousy president can release 36,000 Mexican criminals who have invaded this country, but he isn’t interested in insisting that the rotten Mexican government release our Marine. His wife hasn’t even bothered to make her hashtag sign.


35 posted on 05/21/2014 10:22:08 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: raptor22

“A Marine Corps combat veteran remains in a Mexican jail after missing a freeway ramp and crossing the border with legally owned American firearms — without a single hash tag from the White House.”

WHOA! Slow down there.. breaking out the hashtag is reserved for Defcon 2. That Barry Obama has to careful with his imperial powers, can’t just be tossing something as serious as hashtags around. /sarcasm


36 posted on 05/21/2014 10:23:57 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Grampa Dave; granite; GreenFreeper; grjr21; I got the rope; IchBinEinBerliner; jaredt112; JayB; ...

BRING BACK OUR MARINE PING


37 posted on 05/21/2014 10:24:30 AM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: alloysteel

There was a little more to it than just that: Roosevelt tried to get Britain and France to join the US in a combined military action to rescue Perdicaris, but the two countries refused and France actually reinforced its garrison in anticipation of an American assault. Instead, the two powers were covertly recruited to put pressure on the Sultan to accept Raisuli’s demands, which he agreed to do on 21 June.


38 posted on 05/21/2014 11:16:18 AM PDT by verga (Conservative, leaning libertatrian)
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To: raptor22

It’s not that the obamas don’t care about a Marine imprisoned in Mexico. It’s that they’re busy working so hard on coming up with a catchy hashtag for him.

On the bright side, he might be receiving better medical attention that he might with the VA.


39 posted on 05/21/2014 11:21:47 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: raptor22

The proper response to Mexico would be, “President Nieto, we will cease bombing Mexico City when you release our people.”


40 posted on 05/21/2014 11:30:20 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (ItÂ’s 2014 and muslims still own and profit from slavery and selling slaves.)
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To: raptor22

That’s because the Marine is the wrong color.


41 posted on 05/21/2014 12:01:47 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

BRING BACK OUR MARINE PING


42 posted on 05/21/2014 1:12:59 PM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: no-to-illegals

Obama could get the guy back he just won’t.


43 posted on 05/21/2014 4:08:55 PM 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: Georgia Girl 2

I agree that bringing this Marine home from Mexico should be easy. The fact obama has done nothing to bring this Marine home is distressing and a slap to the face of anyone wearing or having worn the uniform. Mexico is right next door. It’s not like Mexico is half-way around the world. obama, as you said, doesn’t want our Marine back. Maybe all current and former Marines should tell obama they no longer want obama as their CIC, because a true CIC would not be leaving our Military and an American behind.


44 posted on 05/21/2014 11:39:50 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

You would think that if your approval ratings are in the toilet you could get a little good cheer from everyone for getting one of our own back from a Mexican prison.


45 posted on 05/22/2014 7:06:08 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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