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Rep: Mexican officials say jailed Marine could avoid long prison term by blaming PTSD
Foxnews ^ | 6/9/14 | Unknown

Posted on 06/09/2014 6:12:13 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants

Mexican officials apparently are floating the possibility that jailed Marine Andrew Tahmooressi could avoid a lengthy prison term, if -- and only if -- he blames the entire episode on post-traumatic stress disorder.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., revealed the development in a letter sent Monday to Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos.

Relaying the details of discussions he's had with Mexican officials on the case, Hunter wrote: "It was conveyed to me that the only way Andrew can avoid an extended prison sentence is by stating that PTSD was the reason for his mistake."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: marine; mexico; tahmooressi
Looks like the Mexican government is giving a real hero a way out of jail.
1 posted on 06/09/2014 6:12:13 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Blood of Tyrants

..and the end of NEVER LEGALLY owning a firearm again!!!


2 posted on 06/09/2014 6:14:22 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Blood of Tyrants

oh yeah that’s right from Obama...

PTSD=Not allowed to own guns


3 posted on 06/09/2014 6:17:23 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Blood of Tyrants; Liz

Why cant we give them 5 of their illegal aliens for our one American hero ???


4 posted on 06/09/2014 6:18:21 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Blood of Tyrants; Liz

gosh we could even let em have 5 MILLION for our one American hero


5 posted on 06/09/2014 6:19:05 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I think the Mexican govt is just having a helluva good time jerking our chain. If we had a real President he would have put a stop to this carpola weeks ago.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 6:19:08 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: Blood of Tyrants

Shut down the CA-Mexican border until he is released.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 6:19:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: musicman
PTSD? That subtle approach indicates that Mexico is trying to give the guy up while maintaining Mexico"s restrictive gun laws.

Meanwnhile, Obama is getting himself into another delicate situation thanks to his inability to do the right thing.

8 posted on 06/09/2014 6:22:13 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (Looking forward to November elections.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Never a good idea to plead guilty , especially if you aren’t. The fact that John F’ing Kerry hasn’t made a phone call to end this tells me everything I need to know.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 6:23:24 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Paladin2

Shut down the CA-Mexican border until he is released.
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That’ll shut down Chevy and Dodge , they both have plants there ... good idea.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 6:24:36 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Blood of Tyrants; GeronL

How about we swap Mexico 10 million of their citizens for him?


11 posted on 06/09/2014 6:25:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Even when you live next to United States and depend on it for your survival, the U.S. can’t think of any way to pressure you.

We have decades of this pretense that we don’t have the upper hand with Mexico and countless ways to mess with their bottom line.

It’s hard to believe that we used to exert pressure on even the Soviet Empire.

Instead we keep retiring to our fainting couch, in helplessness.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 6:27:33 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I'm thinking another President would shut the border at Tijuana tighter than the Berlin Wall until that Marine is escorted over the border with mucho apologies.
13 posted on 06/09/2014 6:32:29 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Blood of Tyrants

A few well placed C notes would do the same thing


14 posted on 06/09/2014 6:33:11 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Almost certainly the PTSD suggestion is coming from the Obama administration. Mexican prosecutors do not care one way or the other about PTSD in American soldiers.

If anyone thinks the Obama administration and the Mexican authorities have not already for some time discussed this case extensively, then they misapprehend the situation.

Very likely this is what Obama has signaled to the Mexicans how he would like this case to be handled.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 6:33:25 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Michael.SF.

My guess is that the judge and prosecutor are looking for a way to take a bribe without appearing to do so.


16 posted on 06/09/2014 6:35:16 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: musicman

He’s already playing the PTSD benefits for life card. The Mexicans didn’t come up with this idea for an end strategy out of thin air.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 6:42:26 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Blood of Tyrants

How about we’ll allow you to live if and only if you fork him over by noon tomorrow? 12:01 it’s hell fire.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 6:47:57 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: musicman

Let’s go get him and kill thousand of those bastards doing it — NOW. This makes me puke. We trade 5 Sunni wahhabi leaders for a POC traitor, disserter, fraternizing joke (in my opinion) and say “No man left behind” and we have 4 men left behind (AND I MEAN IN THE BEHIND for Stevens) and we leave a hispanic MARINE COMBAT VET behind in mexico?? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? and our veterans can’t get health care while thousand of fat medical bureaucrats go home at 4 pm. This is madness!!


19 posted on 06/09/2014 6:49:34 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: musicman

Obama hasn’t made PTSD an automatic firearms rejection. Yet.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 7:11:31 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I say send an huge armed force into Mexico and retrieve the American. Warn Mexico, all hell will happen if a shot is fired at this unit. Send the message to the President of Mexico. Enough bull shit is enough.
21 posted on 06/09/2014 8:02:17 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Why won’t our fearless leader negotiate for his release? Heck, we could trade half a million borders jumpers for him.


22 posted on 06/09/2014 8:11:09 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Let me get this right....

So for The Marine who crossed the border accidently due to a huge sign being removed that would have prevented this whole incident, the Mexicans want him to lie, just like his lawyer wanted him to lie. Not just any lie, but PTSD. That would kill his career in the Marines, get his weapons confiscated since mental issues prevent ownership. He may get a court marshal for either lying or in possession of weapons with PTSD, illegal.

GEE THERE IS NO UPSIDE FOR THIS MARINE IF HE LIES AND SAYS HE HAS PTSD...Yet the idiot in chief has not lifted a finger to help him...

There is a sign somewhere in a gun shop that says:
“WE will trade Obama for Tahmooreesi”...very funny.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 8:20:39 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Blood of Tyrants

No, pleading “Guilty” under the pretense that they’ll let you off on an excuse, is B.S., and a fool’s bet.

Tell them, screw you, your confusing road system should allow for a return loop without being subject to every B.S. gotcha rule you have in place to extract ransom.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 8:40:44 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I was thinking the 36,000 felons Obama just let out of our Federal Prisons would be a good trade.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 8:41:45 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Force Recon can cause some Traumatic Stress and get him out free.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 8:51:16 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Logical me

Better yet, shut off all US dollars heading south until the Marine is set free. Would be more effective. But then that would require an American President who is loyal to this country and it’s military.


27 posted on 06/09/2014 8:59:24 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Take the opportunity to get the hell out of that prison. Use whatever label you need. PTSD does not have to be a permanent condition for everyone.


28 posted on 06/09/2014 9:30:01 PM PDT by lee martell
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