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VFW CALLS FOR BOYCOTT UNTIL MEXICO RELEASES U.S. MARINE
VFW.org ^ | June 25, 2014

Posted on 06/25/2014 8:40:54 AM PDT by jazusamo

VFW CALLS FOR BOYCOTT UNTIL MEXICO RELEASES U.S. MARINE

VFW CALLS FOR NATIONWIDE BOYCOTT OF MEXICAN PRODUCTS AND TRAVEL UNTIL MARINE IS RELEASE

June 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is calling for a nationwide boycott of Mexican products and travel until Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is released from a Mexican jail.

“This combat Marine has been languishing away since he was arrested March 31 for allegedly crossing the border accidentally with three personal firearms that were legally registered in the States but not in Mexico,” said VFW National Commander William A. Thien. “It was a mistake, but so is the Mexican government’s reluctance to release him unharmed back to the U.S.”

As America’s oldest and largest major combat veterans’ organization, the VFW wants to apply economic pressure to the Mexican government because Tahmooressi’s arrest and captivity is mirroring that of former Marine Jon Hammer, who was arrested for carrying an antique shotgun across the border in August 2012, despite having proper American paperwork. He wasn’t released until four months later.

Thien said the VFW tried the politically polite route by twice asking President Obama to contact Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, but a phone call specifically about the Marine sergeant never took place. Now that Tahmooressi is approaching his third full month in jail, the VFW national commander said it’s time to take the gloves off.

"This is about politics, and if my government won’t do anything, then I guess we need to let the power of the purse take over. No products, no travel, a total boycott … then maybe a dialogue will start.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boycott; mexico; tahmooressi; usmc
It's disgraceful that Barack Obama did not take care of this at the outset.

Of course he's been busy supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda sects in Egypt and Syria as well as his fundraising and golfing.

1 posted on 06/25/2014 8:40:54 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: smoothsailing; xzins; Gene Eric; Jim Robinson

Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi Ping!


2 posted on 06/25/2014 8:43:11 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I propose a fair exchange: they send us Tahmooressi, and we send them 15 million Mexicans living illegally in the U.S.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 8:45:57 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: jazusamo

And who says the VFW does nothing but operate bingo halls?


4 posted on 06/25/2014 8:46:00 AM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: sphinx

That’d sure work for me.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 8:49:01 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Look at what Tahmooressi was arrested for. Having guns. Obama wants to lock all of us up for that. When things are going bad for 0, all he has to do is remember a white boy sitting in a Mexican prison for owning guns. Small moments of joy.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 8:50:33 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: jazusamo

Count on it. Not only will I not visit Mexico, but I will also not buy its products. One of my hobbies is coffee roasting, so Mexican beans are out. (I did the same with Sumatra when they gave us hell after their tsunami for helping them.) I probably spend a thousand a year on various green beans from around the world.

I’m not in the market for a car, many of which are either assembled or parted in Mexico. Refusing Mexico in terms of automobiles with any semblance of Mexican contribution in their manufacture would hurt Mexico and make them think.

I, of course, will now buy all my drugs from Columbian cartels. (/sarc...NSA, I was just kidding!)


7 posted on 06/25/2014 8:52:21 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: donozark

Have you won lately? :-)

Thanks for your service!


8 posted on 06/25/2014 8:52:52 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

What took so long? Nothing should be easier than finding ways to pressure Mexico into releasing this soldier.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 8:54:43 AM PDT by grania
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To: sphinx

No S*it!


10 posted on 06/25/2014 8:55:54 AM PDT by magna carta
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To: xzins

Ditto here.

To boycott products (legal ones:) from Mexico takes a little effort but not as much as products from China.


11 posted on 06/25/2014 8:59:55 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Yeah, I alreayd boycott all fresh produce from Mexico, but that is mostly due to a sense of self preservation.

I know it’s only a dream, but what if a whole bunch of Marines (no longer on active duty), swarmed over the border and rescued their fellow Marine? That would even make a swell movie.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 9:13:55 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Pining_4_TX

I was thinking the same thing. Remember when Ross Perot hired some ex-military guys to go find his people in Southeast Asia? There are plenty of ex-SEALs and other SpecOps guys out there who could mount an infil and extract mission. And screw Mexico. And Obama the traitor.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 9:27:17 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: jazusamo

Why don’t the Marines just go down there and get their Man?
FBO.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 9:27:19 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: jazusamo

Also need to boycott any travel to mehico. Me, I quit going years ago. Americans are fools for going there anymore.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 9:27:45 AM PDT by Smellin Salt
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To: jazusamo

My dad emailed me saying he went to the local Fred Meyer food store and they were having a Mexican something or other. He walked up to the manager, gave him his “venting” and said he and none of his acquaintances will buy here until that sale thing is over with. Next day it was gone. He said there was a lot of anger over it.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 9:43:33 AM 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: xzins
One of my hobbies is coffee roasting, so Mexican beans are out.

The best coffee comes from the USA--Kona from Hawaii and Green Mountain from Vermont.

17 posted on 06/25/2014 9:44:20 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

So far as I know, Hawaii has the only commercially grown coffee in the 50 states. Puerto Rico grows some, and maybe Guam has a little, but none of the other states really has the climate for it.


18 posted on 06/25/2014 9:56:39 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: jazusamo

Hershey’s moved their operation from Pa. to Mexico a couple of years ago. No more of their wares till the Sgt. is out.


19 posted on 06/25/2014 9:57:50 AM PDT by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: W.Lee

Mrs. jaz was talking about that a few days ago.

Mexico holding Sgt. Tahmooressi over this shows just how corrupt their government really is and what weak sisters the 0bama administration are.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 10:04:24 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: xzins

I’ve had coffee from Kauai, but for some reason, Kona is far superior.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 10:16:22 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Interesting, but some coffee grown in Columbia has exactly the same profile as most Hawaiian. A mellow cup.

Since the price of Hawaiian is generally so high, I occasionally look for that same profile in Columbian coffee. IIRC, the plants first established in Hawaii came from Columbia. (My memory is loose on that....could be they had the same common source...something like that.)


22 posted on 06/25/2014 10:26:42 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: jazusamo

My message to Hershey Inc:
Sirs, It is with regret that I must inform you that, as you have moved your manufacturing operations to Mexico and Mexico continues to hold a United States Marine in prison for inadvertently crossing their border with U.S. legally owned firearms in his truck, I cannot in good conscience continue to buy your products. Regards, “your name here.”


23 posted on 06/25/2014 10:40:23 AM PDT by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: jazusamo
It's not working.....I have been boycotting Mexico and Mexican products for over 20 years and nothing....../s

Need to boycott their tourism industry. People still go by the plane loads. Too many people don't care.

24 posted on 06/25/2014 10:45:59 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: W.Lee

Very good.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 11:00:56 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: SkyDancer

God bless you father.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 11:26:11 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: W.Lee

Well, I don’t buy anything from Mexico to begin with, especially food. I don’t care if it still is Hershey’s. Who knows what they do to it down there?


27 posted on 06/25/2014 11:28:04 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: jazusamo

I hope that everyone is aware that the companies that produce Thomas’s English muffins — one of my former favorite products— and Entemann’s(sp?) pastries are now owned by a Mexican company, Bimbo Bakery.

I stopped buying those products a few years ago when I learned that.


28 posted on 06/25/2014 11:30:36 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Bigg Red

Thanks, the wife gets English muffins from time to time and will tell her.


29 posted on 06/25/2014 11:36:00 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Bigg Red

At the time the market was faintly absent of a lot of people. There were some but not as many as normal.


30 posted on 06/25/2014 12:43:13 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: jazusamo

I need to put a copy of the press release on my VFW Post Bulletin Board. I bet nobody there even knows about this.

Those guys are kinda slow but once they get motivated they get the job done.


31 posted on 06/25/2014 2:06:59 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks, Smooth!

I wondered if you had heard about this.


32 posted on 06/25/2014 2:21:08 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: sanjuanbob

Yep I thought the same thing.


33 posted on 06/25/2014 10:01:02 PM PDT by primrose (w)
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To: jazusamo; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Tahmooressi Ping


34 posted on 06/25/2014 10:02:16 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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