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Mexico defends decision to prosecute US marine
AP ^

Posted on 06/06/2014 4:16:30 PM PDT by don-o

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's Attorney General's Office is defending its decision to prosecute a U.S. Marine veteran who was jailed after he drove into Mexico in April with three guns in his truck.

The office said in a statement Friday that Andrew Tahmooressi was arrested on weapon charges because he was carrying a pistol, shotgun and rifle and ammunition when he crossed into Tijuana.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; andrewtahmooressi; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; marine; mexico; tahmooressi
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1 posted on 06/06/2014 4:16:30 PM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

You know they wouldn’t be doing this unless Ubama told them to.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 4:17:10 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: don-o

So WTF does that mean


3 posted on 06/06/2014 4:17:25 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Not necessarily. They are just waiting for the right size bribe.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 4:18:01 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: don-o

Senor Holder said we should, meester.


5 posted on 06/06/2014 4:18:09 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: don-o

Somebody down there is still holding a grudge against the U.S./TX for executing at least 2 convicted illegal alien Mexican murderers over the last 2 years.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 4:19:36 PM PDT by MacNaughton (Marcus Tullius Cicero: "A nation ... cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: don-o

The situation seemed pretty straightforward. He didn’t even WANT to cross the border. I know in the end it’s his responsibility for crossing, but he was apparently looking for and unable to turn back.

Shouldn’t a little common sense apply here somewhere? He was up front about the whole thing and got tossed in prison.

I know... I know... but it should still be said even if we are talking about Mexico.


7 posted on 06/06/2014 4:20:21 PM PDT by Advil000
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To: don-o
Obama knows the drill: can I say PRISONER EXCHANGE. If I am to believe what I see and hear, Mexicans are constantly crossing into the USA, with and without guns. PRISONER EXCHANGE. Should be easy, but then again, it's Obozo who couldn't organize a party in a brothel.
8 posted on 06/06/2014 4:20:58 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: don-o

Need to ask the Mexican AG if he knows how many armed Mexicans cross the border in a northerly direction?


9 posted on 06/06/2014 4:21:48 PM PDT by dontBSme
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To: don-o
What happened to "We never leave no soldier behind?"
10 posted on 06/06/2014 4:22:50 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Advil000

If Obama cared, he could put pressure on Mexico. Like declaring the country off-limits to all American passport-holders until the Marine is returned to the US. But he could care less—the Marine never helped the Taliban.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 4:22:57 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Advil000

The right thing to do would have been, in the absence of any evidence of wrong doing, to directly escort the man back to the US border.

It just wouldn’t have been lucrative to do that.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 4:23:36 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: don-o
I'm a little torn on this...

Flip the situation...

Mexican crosses the border by accident with illegal firearms...

Oh' Wait...

13 posted on 06/06/2014 4:25:50 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Jonty30
Well, if one turncoat soldier is worth five Taliban bigwigs, what is one, bona fide soldier worth in today's market?
14 posted on 06/06/2014 4:25:52 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: don-o
Oh I know!!!!... Passing Amnesty will get him released? Is that a better deal than releasing 5 Taliban commanders for one turncoat?

Meanwhile, we are feeding, sheltering and providing health care to millions of illegals in America.

15 posted on 06/06/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Verginius Rufus

If he wants out of the Mexican jail Tamooressi needs to grow a beard and start chantintg the Bismallah. Obama will have him out in 24 hours.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 4:27:42 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: don-o

The US has been playing the sap for Mexico for so long that Mexico is becoming complacent, not expecting any pushback because of the soft, cooing noises coming out of DC. It wouldn’t surprise me that, at some point, Joe US Citizen(s) is going to take the issue up personally and directly with one or more Mexican diplomats.


17 posted on 06/06/2014 4:28:15 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: don-o

Tahmooressi, when he goes on trial should claim that he has Diplomatic Imminity and Mexico has no jurisdiction.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 4:28:19 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: don-o
Mexico defends decision to prosecute US marine

If Ronald Reagan was President, this soldier would have been home weeks ago. Now, with the current "no-cajones" quisling in the white hut, who know when this poor guy will be free?

19 posted on 06/06/2014 4:28:47 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Expect Obama to trade them the southwest US and Texas to get him out. They won’t take it because were already too busy givin their citizens more gubmint benefits than an American can ever expect to get.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 4:30:33 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: Verginius Rufus

Maybe the Marines dad should get on TV wearing a sombrero and speaking Spanish. That sort of thing seems to work.


21 posted on 06/06/2014 4:31:03 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Unfortunately, as it turns out, this guy didn’t desert, teach US tactics to the Taliban or help kill his fellow soldiers. In fact he served honorably which must be punished severely.


22 posted on 06/06/2014 4:35:26 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: don-o

NATIONAL BOYCOTT OF MEXICAN PRODUCTS AND TOURIST RESORTS


23 posted on 06/06/2014 4:38:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: don-o

Mexico isn’t even a country. Its a festering sore in the anus of the world.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 4:38:10 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: CGASMIA68
It means that if there was a pair of testicles in the State Department or White Hut we would have sufficient US military forces on the southern border to prevent the return of 20 million illegals we would send back to Mexico.
25 posted on 06/06/2014 4:38:18 PM PDT by Big Mack (I love this country. ItÂ’s the government that scares the crap out of me)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Jim Robinson; Old Sarge; xzins; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; ...

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Ping.

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26 posted on 06/06/2014 4:40:03 PM PDT by LucyT (If you're not paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: Big Mack

Got cha


27 posted on 06/06/2014 4:40:23 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: don-o

very likely he’ll get 20 years!


28 posted on 06/06/2014 4:40:26 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Gay State Conservative

I heard O Reilly and another say last night their vaca plans were changed from MEH HE CO.
Bill O is head to Bermuda.Much better choice


29 posted on 06/06/2014 4:42:14 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

prosecute and convict are they the same??


30 posted on 06/06/2014 4:43:16 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: don-o

If we had a real president he’d send the rest of the U.S. Marines to go get him, if necessary.

Of course, after a truly closed border, and no money transfers allowed out of our country into Mexico for about a week they’d be begging us to take him back.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 4:46:06 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: GoldenPup
...with the current "no-cajones" quisling...

What happened to Vidkun Quisling?

32 posted on 06/06/2014 4:46:47 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Advil000

We dont need no stinking badges sound familiar.

They got one of us through what is probably a simple mistake and no one was harmed by his actions and its a big deal and we have how many of their citizens who deliberately knowingly violate our laws for their personal and perpetual profit and we should change our laws to accommodate by the way.

Bread and circus used to be confined to Rome but not anymore.


33 posted on 06/06/2014 4:47:05 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: Popman
Oh' Wait...

Good thing you threw this in at the last Popman, I was about to report you for being off your meds again...
34 posted on 06/06/2014 4:47:11 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: don-o

Another reason not to visit that hellhole. Why people still go to Puerto Vallarta is beyond me. Or any other “resort” down there. There should be raised such a storm over this that every patriotic American should boycott that country.


35 posted on 06/06/2014 4:48:42 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: don-o

I think there should be a 10% fee on money sent out of the country.


36 posted on 06/06/2014 4:55:23 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: SkyDancer

Hmm... What we should do is INVADE Mexico and take over the whole thing.

Most of their citizens are ‘our’ citizens anyway, so at least we could make them pay taxes.

And we would have control of the drug traffic, and control of the borders of the Southern States.

And free Tequila.


37 posted on 06/06/2014 4:57:10 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Yes! Free that tequila. By all means.


38 posted on 06/06/2014 4:59:50 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Paine in the Neck

I think the drug cartels have bought off the INS or whatever it goes by now. There has to be some reason why we are opening the floodgates on the southern border. Cloward Piven maybe. You can’t have open borders and a welfare state. The Mexican gov’t is complicit in the fiasco. There is no reason that they should not take orders from the US gov’t.


39 posted on 06/06/2014 5:00:27 PM PDT by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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To: don-o

The government of Mexico must take some responsibility in this matter. If Obama henchmen won’t, perhaps the citizens of the US should, Maybe a massive boycott against Mexico - no vacations at their resorts, begin prosecuting their citizens who do have visas or work permits for everything possible - deny work opportunities, even if legal. Begin a citizens revolt against everything Mexican - including their flag.


40 posted on 06/06/2014 5:01:06 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: don-o

I have looked the net over for info on how many US Citizens are in Mexican jails and how
many are there on weapons charges. I can’t find any real data.

Here is a story from back in 1998 regarding some incidents and a small amont of data
referencing weapons charges.

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http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/mexico/gun.htm

October 23, 1998

Many Americans Are in Mexican Jails on Gun Charges

In all, 135 Americans have been arrested this year on firearms charges. Fifty-seven were released on
bond, had their charges dropped or were convicted and sent back to the United States as part of a
prisoner-exchange program. The rest, like Manuel, sit in crowded Mexican jails and count the
seconds.
end snip

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Apparently weapons charges are faily common and even a small pocket knife is illegal.

No date on the following guideance regarding weapons, ammo, knives in Mexico
from tijuana.usconsulate.gov.

http://tijuana.usconsulate.gov/tijuana/warning.html

If you are caught with firearms or ammunition in Mexico...

•You will go to jail and your vehicle will be seized;
•You will be separated from your family, friends, and your job, and likely suffer
substantial financial hardship;
•You will pay court costs and other fees ranging into the tens of thousands of
dollars defending yourself;
•You may get up to a 30-year sentence in a Mexican prison if found guilty.

If you carry a knife on your person in Mexico, even a pocketknife . . .

•You may be arrested and charged with possession of a deadly weapon;
•You may spend weeks in jail waiting for trial, and tens of thousands of dollars in
attorney’s fees, court costs, and fines;
•If convicted, you may be sentenced to up to five years in a Mexican prison.


41 posted on 06/06/2014 5:02:36 PM PDT by deport
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To: stboz

Shot by firing squad October 24,1945.


42 posted on 06/06/2014 5:04:02 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If he looked like one of Obama’s or Holder’s kids then they’d move heaven and earth to get him out. If he’d only denounce the military and the U.S. and maybe desert they’d get him out.


43 posted on 06/06/2014 5:06:19 PM PDT by airedale
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To: don-o
"Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead!"

Oh, wait a minute. That was back when we had a government and a foreign policy that meant something to the world and we were not a laughingstock to 3rd World dumps. Never mind...

44 posted on 06/06/2014 5:07:12 PM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: stboz

What happened to Vidkun Quisling?

Tried for treason, found guilty and shot by a firing squad.


45 posted on 06/06/2014 5:07:29 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Verginius Rufus

Just close the more obscure border crossings first, then slow down people crossing into and out of Mexico. That will cause some economic chaos with Mexico’s border towns, and they *will* feel it as the border towns are the wealthier sections of Mexico — at least Tijuana is.

Money talks in Mexico.


46 posted on 06/06/2014 5:10:00 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Popman

I would not jump on the bandwagon too soon. If it was a Mexican going north he would be held for trial. It just takes longer in Mexico. This was his 4th time crossing. There are signs indicating that the border is the next and last exit. Who is to say that this guy has not been bringing guns for sale in Mexico for a little extra cash. When were these guns bought? How many has he bought lately? I live close to TJ and a local American on the Baja Image committe has visited him at least 3 times and said he was in good health. This Marine could be lying and maybe not.
If he has crossed 4 times, he knows the rules. He confessed before they searched but if he was not stopped would he have gone to the police and confessed. I cross twice a week and there are random checks if you get a red light you are required to pull over into secondary for a search. There are also agents who pull over most trucks or vans if they peer in the vehicle and see too many boxes, they will point you to secondary.
The Mexican legal procedures take a long time. Mexican suspects are treated worse. There is no NCSI TJ. There is not even a fingerprint database in Mexico. They usually just beat you until you confess to something


47 posted on 06/06/2014 5:17:14 PM PDT by cromero (Lead, Follow or Get out of the Way)
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To: don-o
Hagel doesn't give a tinkers dam about this marine, nor does obama, Army Spec Forces nor navy Seals are going to do anything for fear their Commander will get upset with them, so it is up to a few Marines to go get him.

In the 60's and before, that would have happened, but not since Johnson.

48 posted on 06/06/2014 5:20:14 PM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Impeach now.

Deport now.

Border fence now.

Thanks don-o.


49 posted on 06/06/2014 5:26:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: don-o

Mac daddy can always make a deal that lets the Mexican cartel have free access to the U.S. with no fear of arrest.

He can also supply them with guns. Oh wait he has already done that maybe he can supply them with tanks, rockets and F-16’s.


50 posted on 06/06/2014 7:09:54 PM PDT by chiefqc
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