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ĎI donít think Kerry gives a damní: Administration hammered for silence on Marine held in Mexico
Fox News ^ | May 22, 2014 | Judson Berger

Posted on 05/22/2014 10:43:21 AM PDT by jazusamo

President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are being accused of ignoring the plight of a U.S. Marine imprisoned in Mexico on gun charges -- with no indication whether Kerry even brought up the case during high-level meetings this week in Mexico City.

"I don't think Kerry gives a damn about this guy," Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., told FoxNews.com on Thursday.

The case of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is notable for the lack of public attention it's gotten from administration officials.

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out in 2011 on American hikers imprisoned in Iran, and her husband even traveled to North Korea in 2009 to retrieve two Current TV reporters locked up in the hermit kingdom.

According to Hunter's office, U.S. officials at the American consulate in Tijuana are working on the latest case. Tahmooressi has been jailed in Mexico since April 1.

But Hunter told FoxNews.com that he was told last week the matter hadn't reached the "secretary level."

"He can at least say something," Hunter said. "He's got a lot of leverage."

The secretary on Thursday is wrapping up his round of diplomatic visits in the Mexican capital, a day after meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andrewtahmooressi; captivemarine; duncanhunter; kerry; mexico; mexicomarine; obama; secstatekerry; statedepartment; tahmooressi; usmc
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1 posted on 05/22/2014 10:43:21 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

It’s because they can’t get any face time over it.


2 posted on 05/22/2014 10:45:49 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: jazusamo

Former vets should lock and load and go get him out themselves. The elist pricks in this administration don’t give a damn about anyone but themselves. Their treatment of average Americans is shameful and their treatment of vets is criminal.


3 posted on 05/22/2014 10:48:37 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: jazusamo

I guess the Marine is not Muslim.


4 posted on 05/22/2014 10:48:47 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: jazusamo

I was proud to vote for his father in 2008. Just watched the video of him on Glenn’s show, and the apple did not fall far from that tree.


5 posted on 05/22/2014 10:49:03 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: SkyDancer

It’s also because they’re averse to ever bringing anything resembling the slightest bit of embarrassment onto the mexican government.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 10:49:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: SkyDancer

It’s pathetic when a U.S. Congressman can’t even get a reply from the Marine Corps, the Secretary of State or the White House on a matter like this.

It’s a telling reflection on Obama’s entire corrupt administration.


7 posted on 05/22/2014 10:50:02 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Let’s see, someone locked up and shackled for owning private weapons. I suspect this administration is quietly pleased with this and jealous they can’t do the same.


8 posted on 05/22/2014 10:50:04 AM PDT by strings6459
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To: drunknsage
Right after we free Dinesh D'souza.
9 posted on 05/22/2014 10:51:08 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: jazusamo

1: He’s a soldier in the hated military that acts in a manner reminiscent of Jhengissssz Kahn.

2: He had a hated gun

3: it was brought into Mexico accidentally, without orders from Eric Holder.

Of course Kerry doesn’t GAF about him.


10 posted on 05/22/2014 10:51:25 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: wastedyears

Absolutely...He and his Dad are patriotic Americans, we need more in Washington like them.


11 posted on 05/22/2014 10:53:52 AM PDT by jazusamo
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This may be the only chance that Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz has to make herself look good. Hope she jumps on the opportunity and gives this soldier a hand.


12 posted on 05/22/2014 10:54:40 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: jazusamo

Maybe this Marine should say “The Mexican authorities are treating me unfairly because I’m gay!”.. THAT would get Homo-bama and J F’in Kerry’s attention!!!


13 posted on 05/22/2014 10:55:07 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Norm Lenhart

Unfortunately you’re exactly right, IMO.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 10:56:12 AM PDT by jazusamo
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0 needs to call Enrique Pena Nieto and tell that sucker a detachment of Marines will be there in 24 hrs to pick him up!


15 posted on 05/22/2014 10:58:55 AM PDT by DocJhn
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16 posted on 05/22/2014 11:01:03 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
Nothing from Obama and nothing from Kerry. They should have been screaming about this outrage.
17 posted on 05/22/2014 11:01:07 AM PDT by Dante3
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A petition calling for intervention from President Barack Obama is currently hoping to get 100,000 signatures, the number required for the White House to respond. As of today, it has over 45,000 signatures.

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


18 posted on 05/22/2014 11:03:32 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: jazusamo

Someone savvy at advertising could pitch another destination for vacation and spring breakers with this being a reason NOT to go to Mexico.


19 posted on 05/22/2014 11:04:31 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Dante3

Lawyer Works to Free US Marine Held in Mexican Prison: Andrew Tahmooressi to Have Hearing May 28

A petition calling for intervention from President Barack Obama is currently hoping to get 100,000 signatures, the number required for the White House to respond. As of today, it has over 45,000 signatures.

http://www.latinpost.com/articles/13157/20140522/lawyer-works-free-u-s-marine-held-mexican-prison-andrew.htm


20 posted on 05/22/2014 11:06:30 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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