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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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To: jazusamo

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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To: jazusamo

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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To: jazusamo

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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To: Cowboy Bob

And/or gay.


21 posted on 05/22/2014 11:07:01 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: MeshugeMikey; All

Thanks for linking the petition, MM.

Also everyone should contact their Representatives and Senators, ask them to get Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi home now.


22 posted on 05/22/2014 11:08:26 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

The US Government SHOULD get on the phone to that tin-horned idiot who allegedly runs Mexico and tell him to release our man or face a re-enactment of the Mexican War with live ammo. This corrupt, gangridden, drug-driven piece of garbage on the surface of the world’s epiderm has been insulting us for YEARS. First under that moron Bush II and now under this subversive criminal Obama. Its got to stop.

But as long as that criminal is still sitting unimpeached in the Oval Office, he will allow America to be kicked around by the refuse of the world.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 11:08:35 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It should not take some petty assed petition to make the USG act on behalf of a US citizen being held in a foreign country on some BS like this one.

Just goes to show, that petty assed petitions are needed in order for petty assed politicians to even remotely look like they’re doing the job they were elected to do...


24 posted on 05/22/2014 11:09:43 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: ZULU

BUMP


25 posted on 05/22/2014 11:12:27 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Our only job here is to import Mexico’s poverty, don’t bother them with anything else.


26 posted on 05/22/2014 11:13:46 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

That’s my take.

This admin thinks the guy SHOULD be jailed for owning a gun.


27 posted on 05/22/2014 11:17:42 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: jazusamo

I just posted a thread on the petition.

Thank you.


28 posted on 05/22/2014 11:20:17 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: SZonian

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ANYTHING BUT WUSSES!!


29 posted on 05/22/2014 11:21:16 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

BUMP


30 posted on 05/22/2014 11:22:41 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

My broken record.....nobody in gov has good instincts anymore. Obama could’ve gotten his *ss down to Mexico and demand the release of this US military member more quickly than he can get to the middle-of-nowhere Baseball Hall of Fame.


31 posted on 05/22/2014 11:26:52 AM PDT by grania
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To: jazusamo

Meanwhile Obama releases tens of thousand of illegal criminals.

Simple immigration law.
Immigration Reciprocity With Mexico Act


32 posted on 05/22/2014 11:30:23 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: jazusamo

Kerry was ORDERED not to give a damn, because Obama refuses to help anybody carrying GUNS.


33 posted on 05/22/2014 11:51:52 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

The administration doesn’t know about this. It hasn’t been reported yet on CNN. Give it another week or so to get some legs. Then Obama will be laser focused on this.


34 posted on 05/22/2014 11:58:45 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Cowboy Bob

He should tell the state dept. that he is gay. 0 bummer would have him home today.


35 posted on 05/22/2014 12:54:37 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: jazusamo

was he on duty? then how is it relevant that he is in the marine corps?


36 posted on 05/22/2014 1:07:29 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: ZULU

did the off duty marine violate mexican law, in mexico? then why shouldn’t he be held accountable?


37 posted on 05/22/2014 1:10:01 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: jazusamo

The Marine’s mom was on Beck today for 1/2 hour.
Poor guy will be lucky to get out in a year with the assclowns we have running the State Department.

At least Dear Leader found time to meet with the Seattle Seahawks yesterday.
Our government treats illegal alien felons better than our vets.


38 posted on 05/22/2014 1:13:15 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

One Mexican jailer job created and/or saved.


39 posted on 05/22/2014 1:14:06 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

He is now in the Marine Corps Reserve.


40 posted on 05/22/2014 1:15:29 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
Add to the list of things Obama isn't MAD about!

Obama isn't MAD about U.S. Marine imprisoned in Mexico

41 posted on 05/22/2014 1:15:42 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: ghost of stonewall jackson

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3151674/posts


42 posted on 05/22/2014 1:23:26 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: drunknsage

I was thinking the same thing. Get a bunch of former special forces and train together in Detroit. Then go to Mexico and break the guy out. I’d bet they wouldn’t lose a man. Obama really could find out about it on the news.


43 posted on 05/22/2014 1:26:56 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: demshateGod

Dinesh is locked up?


44 posted on 05/22/2014 1:28:29 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican

He will be.


45 posted on 05/22/2014 1:52:44 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

www.foxnews.com/on-air/the-kelly-file/transcript/2014/05/21/exclusive-dinesh-dsouza-why-he-pleaded-guilty-campaign-finance-violation


46 posted on 05/22/2014 1:53:51 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: jazusamo

Maybe if the Marine claims he is a transgendered Arab Muslim, Team Obama will get moving on his case.


47 posted on 05/22/2014 1:57:55 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: jazusamo
Was he rampaging in Mexico in a manner reminiscent of Ghengis Khan?
48 posted on 05/22/2014 1:58:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Maybe the Marine should change his name to Treyvon Martin?


49 posted on 05/22/2014 2:27:28 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: jazusamo

John Kerry, who left a “man behind” on the Bay Hap River in So. Vietnam, in 1969.

See: Chapter Five: “More Fraudulent Medals”, esp. pages 90-92, in “Unfit For Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry”, by John O’Neill and Jerome Corsi, and hundreds of Vietnam veterans who contributed to this book.
Regnery Publishing Co. 2004.

I contributed to the Corsi section on Kerry’s far-left activities in support of the Hanoi Lobby.

Seems that Kerry doesn’t give a damn about American servicemen unless they can be used to promote his political ambitions and agendas.

One day we might be able to provide some very damning documents on Kerry’s ties to Hanoi via Paris. Then he can be charged with TREASON.

Meanwhile, he betrays Americans around the world, from Benghazi (learned from Hillary) to Mexico to Cuba to Iran to No. Korea and Red China.

His real title is “Secretary of the Clueless”.


50 posted on 05/22/2014 4:13:11 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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