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Marine Imprisoned in Mexico: “Get Me Out of Jail” [LETTER]
Conservative Tribune ^ | June 12 2014 | Conservative Tribune

Posted on 06/12/2014 8:47:46 AM PDT by PoloSec

After being rightfully raked over the coals for negotiating with terrorists for the release of a traitorous American soldier, President Obama proudly defended his actions by stating that the United States doesn’t leave a man behind.

Apparently that principle doesn’t apply to Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.

Sgt. Tahmooressi has spent the last two months in a Mexican jail for making a wrong turn and crossing the border into Mexico. He has made several pleas for help that have fallen on deaf ears.

It seems that some of the motivation for the president’s illegal trade was to distract Americans from the endless scandals plaguing his administration. Perhaps if he would’ve freed Tahmooressi his ploy would’ve been successful.

Sgt. Tahmooressi recently wrote the president asking him to do his duty as Commander-in-Chief and get him out of jail.

From Daily Mail, via Right Wing News:

‘Mr. President, you are my Commander in Chief. Please get me out of jail.’

‘I want him to get involved. He was involved in helping to free a prisoner of war, and that is how I feel I am being treated.

‘I am able to cope right now, but I want out. This has gone on too long. I am innocent and have done nothing wrong.’

Reports indicate that Tahmooressi was tortured during his time at the La Mesa prison, which makes it all the more critical to get him out now.

‘While he was at the La Mesa jail where he was first held he was tortured, brutalized and victimized,” said Mrs Tahmooressi.

‘He was stripped naked and chained to a bedpost. When they undid the chains he was so weak he could not walk. At one point he was shackled to a bed with a four point restraint. That is not right. No soldier, no person should have to endure that sort of treatment.’

Sadly, since President Obama doesn’t seen any political benefit to getting Tahmooressi released from prison, he’s likely to sit on his laurels and do nothing.

Obama’s lack of action here is just further evidence of his disdain for the military, which in recent years he’s made quite clear. He continues to fail at his duties as leader of the armed forces, which is all the more reason to impeach him. The bottom line is the president needs to bring this young man home now.

Please share this article if you agree that President Obama needs to take action to free Sgt. Tahmooressi from a Mexican prison right now.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mexicomarine

1 posted on 06/12/2014 8:47:46 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec
He's got a point.

B. Hussein can get a deserter and traitor out of jail, but not a good Marine.

Maybe Sgt. Tahmooressi should convert to Islam.

2 posted on 06/12/2014 8:52:07 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: PoloSec

Dear Andrew,

If you can provide proof of your conversion to Islam and evidence that you deserted, we may be able to help.

Allahu akbar, abracadabra, etc.

Mullah Baraq


3 posted on 06/12/2014 8:52:40 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: PoloSec
‘Mr. President, you are my Commander in Chief. Please get me out of jail.’

I wouldn't admit that. He's a friggin traitor to this country.

The Marines should be invading Mexico by now to get this guy out.

4 posted on 06/12/2014 8:55:03 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: PoloSec
Sgt. Tahmooressi has spent the last two months in a Mexican jail for making a wrong turn and crossing the border into Mexico.

I did this EXACT same thing driving through El Paso in 1985. Heavy traffic, being unfamiliar with the area - drove right across the border into Mexico with a carload of stuff, including a Ruger 10/22.

I made a U-Turn as quick as I could and made a beeline back across the border. Scared the hell out of me.

5 posted on 06/12/2014 8:56:23 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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To: PoloSec

Obama is a POS.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 8:58:13 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: unixfox

Heard a biker group is heading down to get him out, and his friend was on TV pleading his case. This whole world has run amok. Nash’s theory of equilibrium at work since there is zero at the helm.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 8:58:57 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: PoloSec

This makes me so mad.

What happens to Mexican’s when they “accidentally” end up in the US? Look at all the assistance we give them - they are our ENEMIES - look what they do to us!


8 posted on 06/12/2014 8:59:35 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: ozarkgirl

Let’s trade 5 Mexican illegal aliens for him.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 9:01:19 AM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: PoloSec
Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is not a prisoner of war.

It is an insult to actual US prisoners of war to characterize him as one.

He screwed up, he broke the law, and in America ignorance of the law has never been an excuse.

Are the US authorities falling down on this matter? Absolutely.

Are the Mexican authorities making too much of this? Absolutely.

Is it ridiculous for the US to move heaven and earth for an Afghanistan theater deserter while ignoring the plight of an Afghanistan theater marine? Absolutely.

If I'm a Mexican checkpoint soldier my view is simple: "Maybe this guy is not running weapons into Mexico or maybe he is. But we should not have a system where all you need to do if you get caught running guns is say 'Oops, I got lost.'"

I would hope an American border guard would think the same way.

He messed up, he's already paid an adequate price, and the US should focus on bringing him home.

But the outrage here is at a very high pitch.

10 posted on 06/12/2014 9:04:29 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Responsibility2nd

Was the Sgt on military duty?


11 posted on 06/12/2014 9:06:47 AM PDT by ex-snook (God forgives and forgets.)
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To: Mogger
Let’s trade 5 Mexican illegal aliens for him.

If they won't agree, I'd up the ante... trade 50 million illegal aliens for him. Whatever it takes!

12 posted on 06/12/2014 9:14:46 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Does he possess a valid passport?

What about our Border personnel, STOPPING citizens from leaving the U.S. unless they actually acknowledge they want to cross over and show their papers? This Marine would have stopped right there and never willing showed his papers.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 9:21:55 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: PoloSec

I would love to see a privately organized rescue effort. Not involving negotiations.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 10:15:26 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: jagusafr

“I would love to see a privately organized rescue effort. Not involving negotiations”

It could be the premise for “Expendables IV” :-)


15 posted on 06/12/2014 10:28:14 AM 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: wideawake
He screwed up, he broke the law, and in America ignorance of the law has never been an excuse.

Ah, but he broke none of America's laws. Yes, he screwed up. Many have also done so in the past with respect to this particular off-ramp. That particular screw-up shouldn't result in a jail sentence. There should be a way for someone who inadvertantly takes that exit to peforma u-turn before crossing the border. It's a bullshit design with little warning, especially if you are in heavy traffic.

16 posted on 06/12/2014 10:30:02 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: wideawake
Lots of unknowns about all this which is yet to be determine. I wonder how many
US Citizens are currently in Mexican prisons. I've looked for a number but don't find
any current info. Some data info indicated 600 or so incarcerated.
17 posted on 06/12/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport
Some data info indicated 600 or so incarcerated.

I guess that's possible.

Of course, many of them could be naturalized US citizens who are from Mexico and who travel back and forth between countries.

Also many of them could be in prison on drug charges.

This sergeant is probably a serious exception from the usual.

18 posted on 06/12/2014 10:42:59 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

“”Maybe this guy is not running weapons into Mexico or maybe he is. But we should not have a system where all you need to do if you get caught running guns is say ‘Oops, I got lost.’”

According to the story, he declared his weapons to the boarder guards. Gun runners don’t usually do that.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 10:51:14 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: George from New England

The US doesn’t check anyone leaving into Mexico.

This idiot is very likely to get a 20 year prison term!


20 posted on 06/12/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: wideawake
I know of a guy that was incarcerated for several months in Mexico for having cartridges
in his vehicle when he cross the border. It took him about six months to get out.

Apparently there are many US Citizens serving time in Mexico.

Here's a piece from the US Consulate General of the US Tijuana Mexico.

Guns are Illegal in Mexico

Don't bring firearms or ammunition across the border into Mexico.

Don't carry a knife, even a small pocketknife, on your person in Mexico.

You may become one of dozens of U.S. Citizens who are arrested each month
for unintentionally violating Mexico's strict weapons laws.

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

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

Claiming not to know about the law will not get you leniency from a police officer
or the judicial system. Leave your firearms, ammunition, and knives at home.
Don't bring them into Mexico.

End

21 posted on 06/12/2014 10:59:49 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport
I wonder how many US Citizens are currently in Mexican prisons.

I don't know that but they do tend to arrest our people and expect their hands to be greased to get them out. Maybe his parents didn't know how the system worked until it was too late.

Had a co-worker who's son was riding on the BACK of a motorcycle, person driving had accident and yes, was drunk. Son of co-worker also arrested and spent time in jail - co-worker finally flew down there with cash, paid proper amounts to the right people and got his son out.

Bet his son never goes back there again.

22 posted on 06/12/2014 11:29:15 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: deport
Don't bring them into Mexico.

Don't go to Mexico. Period

FMCDH(BITS)

23 posted on 06/12/2014 11:42:32 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: PoloSec

Why aren’t we reciprocating with Mexice,speaking legally? They expect us to obey their laws,don’t they?


24 posted on 06/12/2014 11:45:46 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: ozarkgirl

This article has the following but I don’t know of any updated info.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/lockdown/articles/inside-a-mexican-prison-facts/

•Mexico has the largest American prisoner population outside of the United States.
In 2001, there were over 600 Americans serving time in Mexican prisons, including 48 in Nuevo Laredo.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 12:15:12 PM PDT by deport
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To: dalereed

“The US doesn’t check anyone leaving into Mexico.”

If someone owed back child support doesn’t the U.S. govt want to stop them from leaving ? And yet, free pass to Mexico, no checky at all.


26 posted on 06/12/2014 5:29:01 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

This young Marine was in San Diego being treated for PTSD before winding up in a Mexican prison for making a wrong turn.

Obozo and his henchmen are fiends. Perhaps if Tahmooressi were to say that he had converted to Islam and the Mexican prison guards wouldn’t give him a prayer rug, Obozo would see to it that the Marine is returned to the US post haste.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 5:37:52 PM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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