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Failing our veterans: We cannot leave US Marine Tahmooressi behind in Mexico

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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 02:48 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
He broke Mexico's laws?

And who makes these laws?

Lawmakers and politicians who we all KNOW are the most corrupt group of people on the planet...

Like I said, money and politics.

Mexico's Police Outdo Even Politicians for Corruption

Thousands of new laws make ordinary citizens criminals each day




posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Your argument is invalid. It is up to the US to police their laws, as it is to Mexico theirs. The Mexican gov't is well within their rights here.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: neo96

Your argument is invalid. It is up to the US to police their laws, as it is to Mexico theirs. The Mexican gov't is well within their rights here.



I would trade then 20 million of theirs.

For one of ours...



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:00 PM
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Where is the empathy? I see a lot of people who just assume this guy is an idiot, or up to no good because of his mistake. People think it is impossible to cross on accident.
The fact of the matter is, it could happen to anyone.


Alejandro Tamayo, a Mexican-American photojournalist, said that if you are not familiar with the area it's easy to get lost.
“I drive across the border every day for work. The concrete dividers have been there since 9/11, and once you pass the last U.S. exit, if you’re in the right lane, there is no way to get over to the far left lane to make a U-turn back to the U.S.," he said. "You have to go through to the border.”


Also, after this happened, extra lights and a bigger sign were installed to prevent something like this happening again.
You see, he got on to the wrong ramp for crying out loud.
This guy is obviously not a gun runner, he ALREADY had severe PTSD before all of this and now is being jailed for a simple mistake, one that he admitted to.
Reading some of these comments, you would think people are HAPPY he is locked away in a Mexican jail.
Disgusting. Some of you should be ashamed.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: neo96
Wearing a uniform don't put you above the law, or at least it shouldn't. Never said I support illegal immigration, I don't.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: o0oTOPCATo0o
So let's see, pull off to the shoulder and back up, I would rather get busted for breaking a traffic law on the US side, than get busted for running guns across the border, a real crime.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:13 PM
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originally posted by: TKDRL
a reply to: neo96
Wearing a uniform don't put you above the law, or at least it shouldn't.


Wasn't Oswald a Marine?



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:22 PM
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After he was arrested, for instance, he claimed he had never been to Mexico before.

In fact, he had crossed the border several times, including earlier on the day of his arrest, when he walked into Mexico, checked into Tijuana's Hotel Nelson, then checked out and walked back to the U.S. hours later.

(This means that he left his three loaded guns and ammo sitting in his Ford F-150 truck in a San Ysidro parking lot for hours.)

Link to LAtimes


Makes me wonder about his lost story.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: neo96

Your argument is invalid. It is up to the US to police their laws, as it is to Mexico theirs. The Mexican gov't is well within their rights here.



Really tell me more since they were escorting those children, giving them a free pass.

How it is 'invalid'.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:26 PM
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originally posted by: TKDRL
a reply to: neo96
Wearing a uniform don't put you above the law, or at least it shouldn't. Never said I support illegal immigration, I don't.


The guy took a wrong turn.

Hell he was basically living out of his truck.

But let's set the record straight.

By the Mexican government, and police clear do say people are above the law.

Hence illegal immigration.

Hence 'death trains' so that people from other countries cross their country to here.

But then when it comes to a Marine who took a wrong turn decided 'law' applies.

I see how that works.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: neo96

If you can't understand what I typed there no amount of exposition will sort it out for you. It's basic logic.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: Annee
The whole roadway was under construction with cement barriers along the sides. The regular sign had been removed with a small makeshift sign on one of the cement blockades on the right side. Since this incident there is now a large lighted sign that is elevated.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: o0oTOPCATo0o

So where did he think he was going if all he did was take the wrong exit?
He had already walked across that day, I am not familiar with how it works but is it a different exit you take to go park your car and then walk across?
Could he had gone in that parking lot and made the call and asked what he should do?

No one is glad he is over there, it's just how the very same people that are always screaming " a law is a law" are the very same people that are now saying that he needs to be cut a break for breaking a law.

And it has been brought up already, what about the other americans in mexican jail right now? We don't care about them?



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: neo96
The took a wrong turn is a lie IMO. He crossed that same border earlier that day.... And two other times before that. I don't buy it.

He tried to smuggle guns in, then got flagged to go through customs and knew he was busted. That is how it sounds to me.
edit on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:42:05 -0500 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Neo this has nothing to do with our border and what and who crosses it and how our laws apply.
This is about mexico's laws, sorry you don't agree with them.
You are one to say "a law is a law" why does that not stand in this case?

Regardless of how or why he did it, he broke the law



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80
Every border I been to, the same customs building is used for walkers and drivers. For driving there are little tollbooths you stop at, they can either just let you through, or they can tell you to go through the customs building. If walking you have to go through the building no matter what.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: TKDRL

And the california, at least the one I have been to, border crossing has the parking lot not far from the tollbooths and drivers and walkers take the same road.
I don't see how he would not have the opportunity to pull off before crossing at some point and just not cross, maybe he could not U-turn, but did he have no choice but to cross?



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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Considering Mexico is letting thousands of illegals without passports cross their country to besiege our border they now wish to follow the letter of the law now?Let the guy go.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:49 PM
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originally posted by: TDawg61
Considering Mexico is letting thousands of illegals without passports cross their country to besiege our border they now wish to follow the letter of the law now?Let the guy go.


Your border, your responsibility. Don't be pointing at Mexico.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:54 PM
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a reply to: HardCorps

An easy way to fix it would be for US Customs to arrest Mexican law enforcement and military who cross over by accident into the US.

3 truck loads of Mexican military, armed, whose lead vehicle took a wrong turn and ended up in the US.

A Mexican Police Officer following an ambulance across the border thought he could go with it to the Hospital.

This Marines detention is political.
edit on 1-10-2014 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)



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