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Being a US Soldier does not give you a pass to break laws in other countries,
"I stayed in a hotel earlier in the day," Tahmooressi said Friday in an interview with CNN's "New Day."
"I parked my truck at a parking lot on the American side ... and I walk into Mexico with a backpack with extra clothes and hygiene supplies, passport, wallet. And I decide to go hang out in Mexico for some good Mexican food, inexpensive place to stay and to hang out."
Asked about Mexican media reports that he had crossed the border into Mexico several times before his March 31 arrest, Tahmooressi told CNN in a telephone interview from La Mesa penitentiary in Tijuana that he had previously traveled there four times "just to hang out."
It's pretty hard to accidentally end up in Mexico. Especially with guns. There are big signs on the U.S. side telling travelers that guns are illegal in Mexico. There’s plenty of warning that the border is approaching. Is it plausible that Tahmooressi crossed by accident in the dark? Maybe. I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, even though he admitted that he lied to Mexican officials about how many times he'd crossed the border.
By his own admission, Tahmooressi acknowledged at the border he had registered weapons and that he had no intention of even entering Mexico. That should have allowed him to turn around, according to U.S. border officials, who told Fox News the entire ordeal could have been stopped with a little discretion and a phone call or two.
originally posted by: InvisibleOwl
The only thing "Obama" should do in this case is ensure the criminal is not being tortured or otherwise mistreated. Otherwise, he committed a crime, and he has to pay the price.
originally posted by: LeatherNLace
Is the US at war with Mexico? Is this Marine a POW? Didn't this Marine break the law by driving into Mexico with weapons in his vehicle?