Skip to comments.Marine held in Mexican jail may be experiencing unbearable PTSD symptoms
Posted on 05/25/2014 7:08:09 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine sergeant and combat veteran jailed in Mexico since March 31 when he inadvertently crossed the border (missing a confusing turnaround point in the road), has a history of severe head trauma and was reportedly recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In the nearly two months since his arrest, he has been held shackled in a cell, first at the notorious La Mesa Prison in Tijuana and now at the federal prison at El Hongo.
Tahmooressi reportedly slit his own throat and tried to escape while held in Tijuana and was then chained to his bed by all four limbs.For someone like Sergeant Tahmooressi, who has a history of PTSD, after serving two tours in Afghanistan, being held in prison could easily spark severe psychiatric symptoms now, and chronically. One way to think about PTSD is to imagine that the mind has failed to compartmentalize stressful memories from the past. Recollections of friends dying violently or other horrific scenes of violence -- all too frequent in war -- are not, when PTSD is present, relegated to memory banks that a person accesses voluntarily. They reverberate too close to the surface of consciousness and can cause paranoia, hyper-vigilance or panic with even minimal (or no) current stresses. The traumatic experiences can also leak out as flashbacks to terrifying scenes one has lived through.
This means that Sergeant Tahmooressi could misinterpret skirmishes in the jail as impending combat. He could truly believe he is unarmed and about to die. He could believe, many times a day, that he is about to be executed.
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Obama is usually so quick to open his big yap, why, WHY hasn’t he said anything about this?
***La Mesa Prison in Tijuana***
I know this sounds bad but this reminds me of the KINGSTON TRIO song about the Tijuana jail.
So here we are in the Tijuana jail,
Ain’t got no friend to go our bail.
So here we’ll stay cause we can’t pay.
Just send our mail to the Tijuana jail.
Obama won’t be getting him out, neither will Holder..the Obama Administration despises our military because the majority of them vote Republican..they are probably hoping he dies in prison
This is all one big fat false flag.. Barry is allowing this to fester.. Barry wants Americans to taste what DREAMERS families taste when their loved ones are detained here in the U.S.. Nice try, Barry.. This Marine had no intention of breaching Mexico’s borders. This is my take on why this is happening, timed ahead of Democrats and their hopes for passage of immigration reform before the Repubs taken control of the Congress.
Where’s Dennis Rodman? Maybe he can do something since our government can’t.
That and he carried guns. Pro gunners are the enemy of this administration.
If this piece of crap occupying the WH had ever served in the military, this Marine would be home by now.
Obviously he’s not black, gay or Muslim. We’d send a SEAL team to rescue him if that were the case....
Betrayal and abandonment cause real damage.
” WHY hasnt he said anything about this?
because if he negotiates w Mexico and FAILS he fails big time, and shows the world he’s powerless.
He has noting to negotiate with.
Wanna see how fast everyone moves to put an end to this? Block the S 5 entrance into Mexico until this marine is freed. It easily could be done with as few as 8 cars or trucks. Just barricade the border crossing until Mexico agrees to free the marine. (But of course, stay on the US side of the border...) Stop the cars JUST beyond the turnaround point. Sure, a few people might get arrested. A misdemeanor charge to defend a Marine?
Seems like a fair exchange to me.
I think that’s a good idea. It wouldn’t take that many people either to make the authorities reluctant to arrest anybody either. Is border security really willing to put the boots to 50 Americans, especially if it appears that more are on their way?
Guns, knives, Republicans, Conservatives, our military..they are all hated by the left..Ive said it over and over again they won’t be satisfied til we are all dead..that is what they want
Rodman is too busy playing kissy face with Commies
A bit of a puzzle really, CHP 'jurisdiction' supposedly ends at the turn around point, Border Patrol are charged with preventing people from entering FROM Mexico, jurisdictionally, I'm not sure who would enforce traffic laws in the last few hundred feet to the Mexico border. If all the people claim that they missed the turn around and stopped rather than enter Mexico, I'm not even sure if there would be a citable offense.
And if the citizens lack possession of passports, that'd be a very valid reason to refuse to travel further.
until they return our hero!
While I already don’t purchase food from Mexico, because it is dangerous, I do buy other products. But NO MORE!
I will not be satisfied until THEY are all dead.
And the war is long overdue.
Negotiate with Mexico?
Nothing to negotiate. Dictate terms. That’s how this should work.
That is why they want to ban guns, so THEY have the guns so they can kill us..WE outnumber THEM, we always have to remember that
The folks in charge in Mexico simply AREN'T getting enough "mordidas" for him. Bribery, folks, that is what it will take. Trust me on this. BRIBERY. That is how their system works!
All it will take is
Bribery will work.
Bribery will bring him back.
That is how their system works.
I'm in for $500.00!!
HAH! You can't be serious!!! Why would HE care about a Marine? He and the Marine are two completely different SPECIES!!!
Don't you mean kissybutt?
I'm afraid you are correct, Sarah.
This is beyond outrageous. A little corrupt pee pot of a country is pushing us around with impunity. Other Americans are being held overseas with nary a whisper from this damn regime.
Go get this honorable American now. Must we muster a posse to free this American ourselves? Is that what America has become—impotent incompetent bananaville!
This is reaching a fast boil for me. Obammy exit your stretch limo lurking there in ghettocago, kick out your rapper criminal party buds and for once act for America. America may not be your country in mind body or spirit—but do something meaningful—its been six years boy wonder.
Where is the CinC?? Step forward any day now.
I’m surprised a bunch of ex Marines haven’t taken that prison apart.
There should be huge signs at the border warning drivers they are about to enter hostile territory and their government won’t help once they cross the border.
he is being kept on bread and sugar water...wonder what we feed Mexican prisoner in our jails?
Where the heck is our state department or the president for that matter???
Oh yeah I forgot.... golf is more important
Sounds like a good idea, but I’m afraid the gov’t goons might just shoot all the citizens. They don’t want to be embarrassed again after the Bundy ranch incident. They can’t allow civil disobedience.
You mean after being diagnosed with PTSD by the VA they didn’t come and immediately confiscate his guns? Is the VA not doing its job? Obama needs to fire Shinseki./s
Or the government shutdown fiasco? I'm sorry, but I do not fear by government, I certainly encourage my government to fear me and mine. I don't think they'd be stupid enough to imagine opening fire on civilians with television copters overhead. This isn't the Bundy ranch, this is a major metropolitan area that isn't exactly friendly to liberal agendas.
Sounds like a good motivator to get this idiotic situation resolved. Protestors against the Gulf shut down I-5 going into Seattle for 2 hours and shut down the San FranciscoOakland Bay Bridge causing massive traffic jams. It is time these Big Government geniuses get out of the cocktail parties and start doing their jobs.
Easy way to get him back. Tomorrow morning, ICE rounds up every illegal they can find and starts shipping them back across the border. They tell Obama to piss off.
At noon, construction crews start building fencing on farmers land. Force Obama and the administration to either bring our marine home or explain to the American people why illegals are more important than our troops.
Republicans should already be on this.
I’ll wager that it is a helluva lot more than that,
“Dictate terms. Thats how this should work.”
Yes, a red line in the sand!
Can't all the clergy across the fruited plain have a special prayer for him on a given Sunday? That's pressure! Where's the support, where's any demonstrations? Where's Congress, where are the Senators...why aren't they holding press conferences on this travesty on the steps of the Capitol? That's pressure!
Where's the travel industry threatening to boycott and not book vacations to the luxury spots of Mexico's lush resorts? That's REAL pressure that has worked before on that corrupt country south of the border.
I spit on any Americans taking luxurious vacations on the Mexican Riviera or in the cruise ports-of-call while this American Marine rots away in the living hell of a vermin-infested Mexican bastille.
The race hustling politicos are playing the “white privilege” card on both sides of the border, attempting to appeal to the mass of prejudiced illegal “constituents” north of the border and the subjects of Mexico’s utopian existance south of the border (from which bliss, millions have fled north of the border).
The Mexicans claim that the U.S. Marine has a girlfriend in Mexico, whom he was headed to see, plus, what we have been told regarding his statements that he made to Mexican border guards, when he was stopped at the border ... did not occur.
The Mexicans claim that he did not ID himself as a U.S. Marine, and that he did not state the details of his highway navigation difficulty re the last turnoff from the southbound lanes.
Given that the same race hustlers are anti-individual rights (egs 2nd Amendment), they’re going to try and make an example of him. Meaning, that the Obama Regime and the Mexican Regime want a lot of tribute.
If one of the Regime puppets had made the same border mistake, we’d be hearing the word “highway malfunction” and that’s ... “settled” as the leftists say.
But if you are not a stooge for socialism, then you face: “It’s the seriousness of the charges,” and as big a political deal (all the way around) that can be made, will be made.
Because this U.S. Marine is important to patriotic Americans, he must be scourged by the left; and with each lash, the Republicans in the Congress, must surrender portions of the pursuit of justice re Benghazi, re the IRS, and whatever additional property and rights can be taken away from Americans.
Leftists, liberals, socialists, and banksters one and all ... don’t want this kid back; to the contrary, he fell into their lap, whether he cross the border into Mexico or into New York (New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Illinois ... the list goes on and grows).
George W. Bush could pick up the phone, make 1 phone call, and the young man would be released, just like that.
He won’t. Because he and the illegal alien / illegal immigration amnesty proponents, want to be on a deal, too.
See, Bush can snort cocaine and be forgiven.
All manner of politicians, except conservatives, are forgiven.
10’s of millions of illegal aliens, are forgiven.
But not your mistake, where you would have happily put yourself on the right side of the border within minutes. No, *THAT* cannot be forgiven.
You Are Leaving The American Sector
Mexico is a VERY dangerous place for any American to vacation!!!
I think the cartels have Americans staying away from Mexico!!!!
This is one of the worst stories I've heard, and I would be happy to donate to help this man. Should we maybe set up a fund for the express purpose of helping him?
I'm not a vet and find it sickening to see what is happening here.
Don't try to get a construction job if you're not AT LEAST bilingual.
People have no idea what to do. What do you do? Raise funds for his defense? Write congress? Pretty much none of that will have any effect. Shut down a border crossing, Mexico will cave in seconds. Impact NAFTA, the administration will cave in seconds. Boycotting Mexican products? Pretty ineffective, and allows the narrative to be dictated by the media - these are people who hate Mexicans, racists. Shut down the border crossing? All it does is cut off money from Mexico, far more than they will skim from bribes.
Forget Holder. This kid isn’t of the proper ethnic persuasion for him to feign outrage.
Something needs to be done, and you are right in what you said.
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