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Ross Bryan @ross-bryan-31

If we had a President with any kind of spine, he would have demanded Tahmoorhessi’s release from Mexico two months ago instead of allowing him to languish in a Mexican jail cell without treatment.

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Coffee Addict @coffeeaddict

@jordan-bosstick thanks for the info I signed the petition.

And @Ross-Bryan-31 I completely agree, second that!

This is ridiculous, this guy should be out. And the fact that were freeing illegal criminals on our streets while a marine is in jail literally infuriates me.

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James L. Riggs @jlriggs57aol-com

@jordan-bosstick
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@coffeeaddict

To expect any help from our Pretender-in-Chief is a pipe dream. If Sgt. Tahmoorhessi were a muslim terrorist who had threatened the U.S. in some way, oblamer would have had him out on day one.

What bothers me almost as much as Tahmoorhessi being imprisoned is the fact that this kind of thing has been going on for so long and the state, county, or city hasn’t done something to make sure that these roads are clearly posted to keep this kind of thing from happening, even if they had to put up flashing lights on the signs.

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Rah @politikz

It can be interpreted as a misfortune. As for people in this type of commotion is rare and hence the border cases are getting more real. Sincerely hope he doesn’t harm himself or others! Interesting

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John PharmD @epharmd

Current GOP logic would go something like:
He clearly left his post and deserted the country. Surely he is working for the drug cartel. So let him rut in foreign prison.

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Jordan Bosstick @jordan-bosstick

@epharmd @politikz @jlriggs57aol-com @coffeeaddict @ross-bryan-31 thanks for your responses.

A little update: I attended a rally at the Tijuana/San Diego border. There were about 150 people there I would say. Two local radio hosts including Mike Slater and Dr. Gina Loudon.

The White House petition asking President Obama and his administration to demand his release reached over 110,000 signatures. Apparently that is the typical amount of signatures needed in order to get a response from the President and his administration. No response yet as far as I know though.

John, its interesting you brought up the prisoner swap with the Taliban. Although, I would argue they are quite different. The Taliban, for example, is not our neighbor and does not have at minimum nearly 11 million of their people living here illegally. We don’t have guest worker programs for the Taliban here in the US which allow people to come here and shop, work, and live here every day. It should be much easier to get one of our soldiers back from Mexico, than from the Taliban. Although I think both are important.

Do I think we should trade 5 drug cartel officials for Tahmooressi? No. I think they should give him to us because he is a US marine. End of story. I wish the Taliban would have given us back our Bergdahl long ago, and I wish we could have worked out a better deal to get him home. I hope we can get Tahmooreessi home without compromising ourselves.

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James L. Riggs @jlriggs57aol-com

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@coffeeaddict
@politikz
@epharmd

Rah, as I do not remember seeing you on Volkalize before, please allow me to give you a heads up. As you have probably noticed, almost all of those that have posted here have copied and pasted the @’s of all those that have posted before them, to keep everyone involved in the discussion. The only ones who know to do this, but don’t, will just pop in to throw an insult at someone or some group. They have nothing to add or contribute they just want to think they have really made a statement, when in fact they are just showing their lack of knowledge about the given topic.

John,……never mind, I covered you in my statement to Rah.

Jordan, it just occurred to me that Sgt. Tahmoorhessi makes a wrong turn and ends up in Mexico, in a Mexican jail. We allow millions of them to come into this country illegally, take our jobs, get welfare, free healthcare, and basically drain our economy, yet we’re the bad guys. We should make Mexico “an offer they can’t refuse”, either they free Tahmoorhessi or we’ll send all 11 million plus illegals back to them.

He’d be free 2 seconds after El Presidente hung up the phone.

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Ross Bryan @ross-bryan-31

@jordan-bosstick

When Tahmoorhessi wins his freedom, you’ll be able to count yourself among the few who cared enough to speak out on his behalf. Bless your heart!

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Ross Bryan @ross-bryan-31

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“He’d be free 2 seconds after El Presidente hung up the phone.” <—-Love it!

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Two Cents @twocents

@jlriggs57aol-com classic comment! Its pretty ridiculous that the President of Mexico is advocating for his citizens to be able to stay in the US. He doesn’t want them back! They are sending all of the people that cannot find work there here!

Although I have to agree with @JordanBosstick I think we should be able to easily bring our marine home. He was not a deserter. He was not reportedly searching for the Taliban. He was going to meet his friends for tacos and made a wrong turn. We just released 36,000 criminal illegal immigrants out of our prison system maybe Mexico can release just one US Marine.

@epharmd I am curious. Do you wonder at all if maybe the Marine worked with the Taliban? Or that he was going to look for the Taliban? Have you read the reports that were leaked from the CIA that they believed he was giving the Taliban vital information about the base he was stationed at?

It is actually understandable that he would give up info because he may have been tortured. I saw another report that said the fact that his face was cleanly shaven sends the message that they were using him for sex. I thought that was very strange. Ill look for the report but basically the expert was saying that they only shave men’s faces if they are sexually abusing them while they are prisoners. Pretty disturbing stuff.

I think its good that we brought him home, although I think we could have done it sooner, in a different way, under different circumstances, and not released 5 top Taliban officials.

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@politikz

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James L. Riggs @jlriggs57aol-com

@twocents

Hey amigo, I think you’re mixing Sgt. Tahmooressi and Sgt. Bergdahl’s situations together.

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Two Cents @twocents

@jlriggs57aol-com sorry about that. It was intentional because @epharmd brought it up and compared the Tahmooressi situation to the Bergdahl situation. But yes let’s try to keep the discussions on the right thread!

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I am sorry Jordan but I must disagree with you. I lived in San Diego for 24 years and it is very clear when you are about to drive into Mexico. And there is an enormous sign stating that guns are illegal in Mexico! For some reason people with guns continue to make excuses. I do not know what Sgt. Tahmooressi was doing with these weapons in the back of his car but he broke the law in another country. Mexico’s estimated death toll in the drug war is more than 120,000 and most if not all of the weapons come from America. It must have tough enforceable laws against weapons trafficking.
I support Sgt. Tahmooressi’s release and agree that the US government must do everything to bring him back. But this issue has nothing to do with illegal immigration or the 11 million undocumented residing in the US. The continued disrespect for Mexico which is our third top trading partner amazes me. Mexico is on its way to surpassing Brazil and India to the top ten economies in the world.
All of you should focus your anger and frustration at Americans and American business who break US laws not poor hungry animals.
Your lack of compassion and humanity is what drove me away from a party I voted and supported for more than 20 years.

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