Mexican judge orders jailed Marine to remain behind bars

It has been 101 days since Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi took a wrong turn and accidentally crossed the southern border at the San Ysidro checkpoint with his registered AR-15 rifle, .45-caliber pistol, and 12-gauge pump shotgun in his car. Mexican federal officers arrested Tahmooressi for weapons possession on March 31, and he faces a sentence of six to 21 years. The 26-year-old had been in San Diego seeking treatment for PTSD when the incident occurred.

On Wednesday’s radio program, Glenn spoke to Tahmooressi’s mother Jill who was in Mexico for her son’s first full appearance in court. In the interview, Jill said she did not believe her son would be released from prison, but she was praying “God will grant us a miracle today.”

Unfortunately, Victor Octavio Luna Escobedo, the judge presiding over the case, ordered Tahmooressi back to prison. According to Fox News, heavily armed guards escorted Tahmooressi back to El Hongo Prison in Tecate following the hearing.

Despite the outcome, Tahmooressi’s attorney, Fernando Benitez, remains happy with the progress. According to Fox News, Benitez told reporters he is confident the case is on the right track. Benitez said Tahmooressi’s statement to the judge was “sound and made perfect sense.” The attorney also cited irregularities with Tahmooressi’s detention that he believes are grounds for dismissal of the case. Such irregularities include Tahmooressi not receiving consular services for nearly eight hours after he was detained and not having access to an adequate translator.

Read the full Fox News report HERE.

As this case continues to drag on without so much as a comment from the Obama Administration (despite a petition garnering more than 100,000 signatures on WhiteHouse.gov), the Andrew Freedom Fund has been set up to help raise money to cover the various legal and travel expenses incurred by the Tahmooressi family these last few months.

During her appearance on Glenn’s program Wednesday, Jill Tahmooressi also asked for prayers.

“Jill, I asked people to pray today, fast today,” Glenn said. “Is there anything else that you guys need that we can provide?”

“Just the prayers,” she said. “I know God is mighty and just praying that the judge discerns the truth and that the judge is an honorable, God-fearing man who respects the truth and for the Holy Spirit to give Andrew the courage.”

  • tinwhistler

    Send in the Seal Teams.

  • tinwhistler

    And seal the border, letting no trucks or people in or out of Mexico along the entire border. When their their economy tanks, they may respond to reason.

  • Anonymous

    Tahmooressi is mentally ill. His guns were loaded breaking not only Mexican law, but California law. It’s not easy to accidentally cross the border into Mexico. I’ve done it many times and there are plenty of warnings. If a Mexican was caught by US border police with loaded guns and amo, we’d arrest the Mexican, right? I think Tahmooressi will eventually be brought to the US by diplomatic action and hopefully he’ll get the treatment he obviously needs.

  • Anonymous

    What a stupid comment. You clearly know nothing about the case, how he ended up crossing the border, etc. Please educate yourself so that you don’t look quite so ignorant unless that was your intention.

  • Anonymous

    Where do you think I’m wrong? Specifics please, not name-calling.

  • Anonymous

    Where’s Obama’s phone and pen when we need it? Crickets. He’s too busy overwhelming our system with unvaccinated, many diseased, illegals ala cloward and piven. What a disgrace.

  • Sue

    Bill O’Reilly is right……BOYCOTT MEXICO immediately!! We can’t count on this administration for anything!

  • Anonymous

    That’s the reason he won’t go to the border. All the garbage that’s there. A man of the people, huh? I think not. He’s a piece of garbage in my book.

  • Sue

    None of us know exactly how it happened but I know that Greta Van Sustern drove the route and said it’s easy to take the wrong turn and the signs were not even up, they were laying on the ground! Also, does it make any sense that he would tell the border guards about having guns in his trunk if he meant to smuggle them in?? And really….for what purpose? He is not mentally ill, have you seen any of his interviews? He is perfectly sane and appears to be handling himself very well despite the terrible circumstances. He has no record and has served our country for numerous tours. It’s a shame that we can’t stand up for our brave soldiers.

  • Mike Barnes

    See my post above. You are completely wrong.

  • Daniel

    If I was President of the United States, my move would have been to call the President of Mexico. My message: “If you don’t send back our Marine in twenty four hours, I’m going to send plenty more to bring him home. Of course, if you disagree, you’re not going to like having an enemy for a neighbor.”
    He would have been returned, or retrieved, but in any case, no Marine should be abandoned by the country he serves. Period.
    The majority of Americans would agree with this stance. Then again, a large population of actual Americans are also eligible to run for President. It’s too bad the organized criminals who occupy the High Offices today will never let any Americans such as myself even a ghost of a chance at successfully putting names on the ballot.

  • Charlie Given Jr

    Treat illegal border crossers from Mexico the same. Start locking them up and then do a prisoner exchange. Oh, wait. Mexico doesn’t want their poor and criminals to return.

  • Dennis Dunham

    BOYCOTT MEXICO NO VACATIONS. BUY NOTHING MADE IN MEXICO PERIOD

  • Anonymous

    I hate to say it, but maybe he should have just blasted his way out and crossed back. Also, can he claim that he is an illegal alien in Mexico and wants special rights (like they do in The U.S.)?

  • Charlie Given Jr

    Your cite for the weapons being loaded?

  • Anonymous

    There was no name-calling; the comment was about your comment, not your IQ. Where did you get the information that “there are plenty of warnings?” Information I’ve seen with my own eyes contradicts that. FYI Mexican’s have been caught, many times with loaded guns and ammo–and Mexican military uniforms. They are not arrested but are informed of their “mistake” and allowed to return to Mexico.

  • Anonymous

    Mike, I’d love to see it. Please post it again.

  • Anonymous

    Our ‘leadership’ in the administration is a disgrace. All this miserable excuse for a ‘president’ has to do is put a little heat on the Mexicans. He managed to get a deserter feed in Afghanistan, and he can’t bring himself to help here? And where the hell is Kerry, masquerading as Secretary of State? Our Government sukkkks!!!

  • capa760

    The American citizens will gladly trade you 12 million of your citizens for ONE US MARINE SOLDIER. All Americans, please, cancel your vacation plans to Mexico, and go to Atlantis, Hawaii, anywhere EXCEPT MEXICO. AND is anyone feeling that 500,000 US citizens should take the US buses to EL HONGO PRISON and set up camp to see how Sgt. Andres Tahmooressi is being treated under the Geneva Treaty, and US Policy toward Mexico and the Presidente’?

  • Anonymous

    And Congress (House) could cut off ALL foreign aid to Mexico and the other countries allowing their children to leave.

  • Anonymous

    Tahmooriessi’s the wrong color and wrong religion. Fatal combination!

  • Anonymous

    My husband and I go to Ensendada frequently and of the 2 TJ crossings and also Mexicali, they are nightmares to figure out. We started crossing at Tecate because it is a straight forward crossing.

  • RCH

    I am a former Marine and was stationed in the area and it is easy to make that mistake I have personally done it. And we just had Mexican people (police or border agents) cross in a helicopter and fire on agents in Az and we did nothing to them for this so maybe you need to do a little more research before you go spouting out things you know nothing about

  • jc

    it’s not easy to accidentally cross into Mexico, yet you’ve done it many times?

  • havewelostourminds?

    this judge and all of mexico should get a$$ cancer.

  • MAA Oregon

    The president was quick to comment on Trayvon Martin but won’t step up for an innocent soldier.

  • William Soost

    Where’s the president on this? He should be demanding the release of this marine.

  • Anonymous

    This is so sad….. and wrong. Extradite him State Department… then let him free. He did nothing wrong from what I read…. if anything…. it was a simple mistake & misunderstanding. Come on.

  • Lucille Garcia

    He’s shooting pool and drinking beer.

  • Anonymous

    And now they are talking about Bergdahl back to an Army unit.

  • Lucille Garcia

    Why doesn’t everyone send an email to the White House? I just did.

  • Cindy Daniel White

    There are several places it’s very easy to cross accidentally into Mexico. If you’re going into Tijuana or Juarez, you are unlikely to cross by accident – other places, it’s easy.

  • Anonymous

    I say, send in the military and rescue the hostage

  • bruce ripley

    we trade a deserter for 5 generals with the Taliban. maybe we can trade 50,000 illegal aliens for a true american hero.
    For me no more mexico vacations, a Alaskian Cruise is sounding pretty exciting

  • Raylin Gomen

    Just recently the Mexican military crossed over our borders and fired a couple shots off before saying “oops our bad”. We did not detain them or press charges in any way. We are far too lenient with them, especially when they show no leniency towards us.

  • Anonymous

    You are being MUCH too kind to this ***ho*e. I think I’m being too kind to him also.

  • Anonymous

    That would only take one day to get results and we all know this jerk does NOT want results.

  • Anonymous

    Very good point.

  • mike

    This is such BS!!!

  • Anonymous

    You can’t argue with FACTS like that.

  • Bonnie Somer

    THEN THERE IS LOONEY TUNE MCCAIN SAYING ILLEGALS ARE DEPRIVED OF THE RIGHTS OF OUR CITIZENS THERE IS NOW SOMEONE ELSE WE CAN TRADE FOR OUR MARINE

  • Anonymous

    I think it was his intention. Trouble is, “you CAN’T fix STUPID!

  • In_the_OC

    Well of COURSE they are!!! Nothing wrong with that guy – until the next “workplace violence” takes place, that is.
    Oooooops! Did I hear a gun going off? No worries. It’s the NRA’s fault, after all.

  • Debbie Pataky

    What is wrong with our country, when a president won’t lift a finger for soldier, has lied and been proven he lied, time after time, has not fulfilled one promise he has made, created more scandal and shame on our country in the history of this country, wants to flood our borders, gives money to the very people who want us dead and our representatives do NOTHING. THIS COUNTRY NEEDS A REVOLUTION and it starts in November……they need to remember we voted them in and we can Damn sure vote them out. MR. President you sir should be ashamed.

  • Gloria Anderson

    If he was Talban he would be free!

  • Anonymous

    Hey low information person… His guns were registered, get it… registered, That means he’s allowed to have the weapons, and it is easy to make it to Mexico by mistake, we have 60,000 illegal alien children who came here by mistake.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a waste of your time,, they can’t read ENGLISH!

  • Gloria Anderson

    Their military and police cross the border on a daily basis, lets start jailing them and treating them like they have our marine, until they release our marine.

  • In_the_OC

    Obama – get INVOLVED in this thing? The guy’s a MARINE! Why would he do that?

    FYI, the so-called President and his family are getting ready for their upcoming 1/2 month vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. Michelle (or whatever…..) is busy buying, buying, buying new dresses, getting together her trousseau, buying her wigs, getting ready (better cover those arms and that big ol’ neck of yours, Michelle (or whatever).

  • fred

    what a dumb ass you are…I live in San diego and yes I have been across the border many times and yes it is very possible.

  • Anonymous

    Two reasons Obummer won’t help the Marine, one he had weapons and in Amerika that’s a no-no according to the libs, and two he’s a cracker.

  • In_the_OC

    Unfortunately, that simple answer didn’t work in trying to get rid of Thad Cochran and replacing him with a man who CARES – McDaniel. Oh well, it was just voter fraud. No. Big. Thing.

  • Horsecrazy

    What happened to the motorcycle clubs that were gaining support to go bring him home?? Did that idea just die out?

  • Anonymous

    The border signs were not in place.

  • Gloria Anderson

    I have signed the white house petition and I have called and written the white house, but he refuses to acknowledge the situation. He wont even talk to the marines mother. He don’t acknowledge the white house petition that was turned in there with more than 100,000 signitures.

  • Gloria Anderson

    At the time this happened, it was not clearly marked and it was easy for anyone to cross the border by mistake. There is no way to make a turn around at the location where he was at. A reporter took the same route and said she would have had the same problem! This happened when it was dark also!

  • Anonymous

    Agree

  • Da Amezola

    And how exactly did he “take a wrong turn”???? Pretty sure Marines are not allowed to go into Mexico and I’m pretty sure there are several signs saying guns are illegal in Mexico…. and who the hell carries 3 weapons in their POV?? Sounds like he was trying to sell them.

  • Anonymous

    Agree . . . along with doing flyover point at all the cartel that are there too. We could have had these scumbags in Mexico trashed a long time ago, but there’s to many hands in their pockets.

  • Gloria Anderson

    He is too busy playing basketball or pool .He don’t care about our marine! He is ignoring the whole situation.

  • Stripling Warrior

    Why does Obama to care more about other countries citizens than American citizens?

  • Anonymous

    I have to suggest this with regard to the VA Scandal. If I were in Congress I would push a bill to eliminate the VA and issue each veteran a national hospital card so a veteran could go to any medical center they wanted to.

    Now, we pay for it by getting rid of 316,000 VA employees and the VA officials. The money saved by eliminating the VA organization would more than pay for veteran benefits. The private hospitals would be able to make money again and offer discounts to the millions of vets.

    The VA employees who no longer are needed can then collect unemployment, and find a job in the private sector, just like the people who actually work to earn a paycheck. All we need are conservative leaders to force the Pres into this.

    Oh, there are thousands of VFW organizations that can work locally for the other work the VA currently tries to do. Just Saying…

    As for the 60,000 illegal children… all the Gov needs to do is deduct 20% from all the welfare/food stamp/public housing people’s money to pay for the illegal children’s welfare. That’s about what we workers used to pay in taxes. Let them feel the pinch for a change.

  • Jeff Fullmer
  • Charlotte Hall

    If someone could tell me what I can do, I would be more than happy to do it. Those in the Military (active or retired) hold a special place in my heart.

  • Charlotte Hall

    Don’t shop at WalMart, then! You cannot believe how many of their products are from Mexico – not to mention all the “other” countries! Less than 10% of WalMart’s products are produced in the USA

  • jonathan

    And you’d be a fool for potentially starting a war with a friendly neighbor for the most part for one man who whether through mistake or not, did break Mexican law. Somehow I HIGHLY doubt you’d feel the same if it was a Mexican marine who took a wrong turn and was arrested in America with weapons in his trunk. Registered in Mexico or not. Would you be able to see where the Mexican president would be coming from if he did what you’re saying you would do?

    Now, of course they should let him go if this is the whole story, though I’m doubting it is. But that’s beside the point you’re such a warmongerer you’d send in marines to a country we are not at war with against the constitution you hold dear, I’m assuming. I’d dread the day a man like you is elected to office. I dread the day our current politicians are elected too office as well.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve read that he thinks he’s being tracked and that he has PTSD and emotional issues. Why does he keep loaded weapons and lots of amo in his trunk? Tahmooressi broke laws, but I believe diplomats will get him out.

  • Anonymous

    Once upon a time America had Presidents who would simply have arrested Mexican military for illegal incursions into the U.S. and held them until Tahmooressi was released. Presidents who through diplomatic channels would have at the very least indicated that; “he could not guarantee the free movemetn of rMexican personel wo may for time to time “stray” across the border into the U.S. and may want to return”
    Those kind of presidents have the integrity to deal with Mexico’s Criminal thugocracy. (Not even the Bush’s have that kind of integrity.)

    Obama is likey appollogizing to Mexico for not arresting and prosecuting some poor US Border Patrol officer because he can’t find or create evidence to accuse the BP of letting Thamooresi accidently cross with guns into Mexico.
    Obama so much wants to come up with reasons to proscute America’s border People so he can be just like his predecessor.

  • jonathan

    That’ll show em!

  • Anonymous
  • Boo2

    Figures. LA Times. They are full of ….’wisdom’!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve crossed into Mexico many times and there are signs. Here’s a picture of the site in question. http://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/la-me-ra-maybe-we-should-thank-mexico-20140606-column.html#lightbox=80434160 Where do you get your information about Mexicans with loaded guns and amo not being arrested?

  • Anonymous

    I’ve crossed into Mexico on purpose many times. I’ve seen the signs warning about the crossing. They’re hard to miss.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see it

  • Anonymous

    Sound’s like a military mistake. Tahmooressi is a civilian with loaded guns and amo. Big difference.

  • Anonymous

    The children are coming here on purpose, not a mistake. It doesn’t matter to the Mexicans whether Tahmooressi’s guns are registered.

  • Ron Jon

    Give credit where it is due… Our president is the best president we have ever had… at lies, deceipt, deception and fooling the people. No one in history has done such a great job and got away with everything he has gotten away with. His mentor George Soros is very proud. So please, at least give him some credit. Oh wait he already has all the credit in the world, hence the overwhelming debt and bankrupting the country. What do you expect from someone who has never had to have a JOB in his life and becomes president.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve crossed from SanDiego. I saw plenty of signs.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Cite information stating the signs weren’t in place. Here’s a picture of the crossing that shows a big sign and place to turn around:

    http://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/la-me-ra-maybe-we-should-thank-mexico-20140606-column.html#lightbox=80434160

  • Belinda Davis

    They crossed the border illegally into the U.S.

  • Daniel

    Wrong jonathan, you’re stuck in the mentality that Mexico is our good ol’ buddy from way back when. If Mexican Military crosses our border with weapons, by ACCIDENT, they would be sent home. Since the Mexican Military has crossed our borders more than 300 times on PURPOSE, including the most recent time when they opened fire on American Border Patrol Agents and ran back home, just to call and say ‘oops’, your own version of reality doesn’t measure up, now does it? Facts, not pansy-touchy-nobody-is evil-except-for-Conservatives-feelings, that come straight out of a Progressive training camp.
    Mexico has been bribed by the Cartels in a huge way. Ever hear of the, “If you don’t want to be paid in silver, there’s always lead” phrase that is popular in Mexico and is only recently making its way to the USA?
    Do your homework on it. Mexican military is a bribed enforcer for the drug cartels in Mexico. Fact, not fiction. Go ahead though, put on your rose colored glasses and keep seeing the world through them.
    It’s fine if you dread the day a man like me is elected to office. I’m glad its a feeling you only have to fear. Mine is reality. There is already a man elected into office I dreaded ever seeing steal the High Office of the United States of America, then use his Progressive garbage to fundamentally change everything. Take a good look at the state of the union. How is that hopey changey garbage working out?

  • Anonymous

    Obama despises our military. He should have had that marine out in 1 day.

  • Marisa Ann Hutcherson

    Most companies in Mexico are American companies, u can’t boycott merchandise, but u could not vacation there? Our President needs to get him out, and give him the treatment that he needs fast! end of story!

  • Anonymous

    1. I’m pleased to know that the LA Times has a photographer on the case. However, the picture of signage is not as it was at the time; it was changed significantly after Greta Vansusteren began reporting. 2. My info is from Internet video of the Mexican military crossing illegally. It has happened at least once or twice while our Marine has been lodged in a Mexican jail. I actually couldn’t see if the heavily armed guys had ammo in their guns but, unlike our Border Patrol they tend not to be armed with pellets 3. Google “mexican military incursions” if you’d like to see several videos.

  • landofaahs

    Do you mean the same corrupt Mexican government that allowed children from South America to cross it’s borders to flood into America?

  • Daniel

    The best you can do at this moment in time is Google up “Free Tahmooressi” and find the white house petition page. Should be number one or two in the results list, and sign it. There’s more than 129K signatures at the time of this message, will probably be higher in short order.

  • Daniel

    Bingo. Many people just don’t get this fact, and why it’s a critical issue. It’s good to know there are folks like you out there, sharing the truth.

  • joshuaosborne

    So, he crossed the boarder with 3 guns, there are huge signs everywhere no guns allowed. Because he’s a marine, everyone is all up in arms. If I did this noboody, including all of you who are pissed, would give 2 poops

  • James

    Why is this man still in jail?? I think we should tell Holder that if he’ll do what it takes to free this soldier,We The People are willing to save him the arrest and trial for his many violations of our Rights as put forth by the Constitution and by God,and will settle for his being kicked out of the US forever,as well as losing his Status as a US Citizen.

  • Marisa Ann Hutcherson

    I personally wouldn’t pack guns across the border, becauz there are big signs, saying no guns!, but this Marine was not going to Mexico, he was going to California to get treatment for PSTD,, protecting urself in America is always a great idea!

  • Patrick Blunt

    no excuse fore this long in a jail. WE would not have this problem if we secured the boarder like we should,. mexico too many fingures in the money pot.

  • Mike Barnes

    Looks like Beck didn’t like it and removed it. Here is part of it again.

    “Tahmooressi was arrested on March 31st, at the Tijuana Port of Entry into Mexico, 13 miles south of downtown San Diego, after being caught in San Ysidro’s notorious ‘magic roundabout’ where he had unintentionally crossed into Mexico. Andrew is claiming that he missed the last turn to get out – where Interstate 5 and 805 merge into 5 lanes that feed into Mexico, one of the most confusing and unforgiving bits of driving fair where if you’re not paying attention and do not take the “Last U.S. Exit, Camino de la Plaza” off-ramp – you will end up driving across the border. For those who assume that because he may have done the Tijuana crossing before, and therefore shouldn’t fall into this trap, it is still very easy to fall into this trap, especially at night. It can happen to anyone. I’ve done this crossing twice before and still nearly got locked into Mexico. If not for the fact that others were in the vehicle with me who made sure I didn’t go too far, I too, would’ve had the pleasure of an accidental crossing.”

    Also added that all of his weapons were legally registered and were in his vehicle because he is homeless, a class that the Left is supposed to worship. But not when it comes to a poor Marine.

  • Anonymous

    Really Mr. Jonathan? What do you think about our Border Patrol getting shot at not too long ago? That is an act of war, if you ask me. Shooting at our guys across the border is friendly? Please, don’t make me laugh.

  • Tim

    What about all of the Mexicans breaking OUR LAWS??

  • Anonymous

    Trade him for all the illegals in the US.

  • Anonymous

    I heard Puerto Rico has some really beautiful vacation spots.

  • Anonymous

    They send them here so they don’t have to take care of them.

  • Ronald Coleman

    It is time to close the border and trade 18 million Wet Backs and Obama and half our representatives for this Marine. We need to cut all monies going to this POS country until he is released. If this doesn’t work send our military over the border, evidently it is wide open and get him back. We can not keep borrowing money from China and give it away, we have our own problems.

  • Ronald Coleman

    Idiot

  • Anonymous

    All it would take is one phone call from the White House telling them to releace him or we cut off the billions in foreign aid we give Mexico and we will also send back all those illegals and let them become Mexico’s social problem again.

  • Anonymous

    He will only laugh at that.

  • Anonymous

    You may be on to something. Put Mexico off limits to all American Tourists. But the President would not want to upset his drug friends.

  • Anonymous

    He could have if he wanted to.

  • Betsy Bachhuber Phariss

    He probably won’t go to the border because he’s afraid he will be kidnapped…and we won’t rescue him.

  • Anonymous

    Mexicans should put Obama in jail—-he and Eric Holder sent 2,000 illegal weapons into Mexico killing over a thousand citizens of that country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Ratman

    The problem for the president is that he is ANTI gun. If he works to free the marine, then be default he appears to be pro gun…

  • Marisa Ann Hutcherson

    I agree!

  • Tom E

    Jonathan, war is an unfortunate reality of life. It is nasty, dangerous and costs lives. None the less history has proved that war has existed since the beginning of time. Only fools don’t prepare for it and unleash their military whenever necessary.
    That said, Mexico is sticking their finger in our national eyes (so to speak) and your answer is to cower. How un-American and weak! You must have voted for Obama twice believing he is a “messiah.” Well he’s not! Worse than that he deliberately planned this via his White House Czars months ago to continue to destroy our country. If he were compassionate he would have met with the “children” that have come here by the tens of thousands. He didn’t because they are a problem (deadly diseases, gangs) and it could have affected is well being.
    Is that the kind of President you want, one that destroys his own country he swore to protect???
    Jonathan, you are a fool at best. Please do us all a favor, shut up and sit down before I invite the Marines to visit you personally to explain their much needed service to our country.
    Stop playing Bowe Bergdahl with a true hero American!

  • Tom E

    Jonathan, you must have a very small penis!

  • Kim Couch Alexander

    If it was a Mexican marine who took a wrong turn, we would just bring him in like the other illegals and give him shelter, pat him on the back, feed him, clothe him, give him a free health check and set him free on our streets. Oh, and contact his family so that they could come in illegally and join him.

  • Anonymous

    Why would the Mexican government have any incentive to let Sgt Tahmooressi go? They know full well that this President doesn’t care about our military. And he certainly has shown no interest whatsoever in intervening on behalf of the Sgt. He only gets involved when it’s a turncoat deserter and he can trade 5 high ranking terrorists for the turncoat’s release!

  • Camilla Carr

    Another in a long list of disgraceful conduct from Obama. I refuse to call him President as he is not and doesn’t bother to even try to be.

  • http://mrbush.net Jerome

    And give him a driver’s license.

  • sdfg

    Jonathan has a huge wiener.

  • sdfg

    Yeah, good luck with that…

  • golph

    How much is their ransom demand?

  • bud

    If someone breaks the law in another country we should start a war with them?His story has some holes in it.I have been in mexico as a Marine and have seen fellow Marines break their laws.Due to the amount of traffic going back and forth regular warnings are posted letting us know we are not above their laws.

  • Guardian

    The most that I know we have done is very briefly detained armed Mexican police or military who have illegally crossed the border. They have always been released.

  • Guardian

    What difference….does it make?
    (whether they were loaded or not)

  • M. N.

    I’m not sure that I would have been that forceful, but I would have made the inquiry, reviewed the immediate data, invited him to dinner and suggested a good will return. Perhaps if he had at least made an effort this wouldn’t have happened. But, unlike another soldier who couldn’t be left behind…the support only goes for platforms that he likes – and you know that’s not good for Americans in good standing.

  • Guardian

    How many times has Tahmooressi crossed the border so that he would have it down pat like an experienced border crosser like you?

  • Guardian

    Not really. …. a military “mistake?” Doubtful.

  • Guardian

    When was the picture taken?

  • Guardian

    He isn’t going to help Tahmooressi, a gun user, because Obama is anti gun and anti gun enthusiast. He just got rid of one.

  • Bubba66

    How about if we trade 20 million illegal aliens for the Marine Sgt.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    some commander in chief, this soldier fought under his command and he abandons him,

  • Carolina Italia

    I question the whole, he drove into Mexico “on accident”….I have driven across the border in San Ysidro MANY times, you don’t “accidentally” cross the border at ANY crossing from California. I agree Jonathan, something isn’t right with this whole story. And carrying the weapons that he was carrying….when he was down here for a medical appointment? It’s not like a McDonalds drive through, there are sign after sign, areas to turn around, just doesn’t make sense.

  • James

    He won’t be laughing so hard when they slam that jail door shut on ‘im.

  • Anonymous

    Send a SEAL team to get him out. Send the National Guard to seal the border. Shut down the bank account our aid goes to in Mexico. Shut off everything until Mexico apologizes and changes its policies towards American citizens. Will it happen? Nope.

  • Anonymous

    Mexico doesn’t have the military to even blink at us the wrong way. Any show of force on our part will produce our Marine on a silver platter, along with some bowing and scraping by Mexican diplomats.

  • CaribbeanQueen

    We handed over 5 killers/terrorists for a guy who willingly WALKED AWAY (AWOL) from his military post but we cannot demand that Mexico send home this young man? What is wrong with this administration?

  • Anonymous

    As has been explained, there was new construction going on, most of the signs had been removed/changed, and it was night and the streetlights had been taken down. It was a confusing interchange for anyone not very familiar with it.

  • Anonymous

    It would be a great day for America if they were both taken away in hand cuffs.

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  • Peter St. Phillip

    First of all ..this is not a” friendly neighbor” They shuttle all their filth at us . at the US border.
    Our stupid( lack of administration) pours TAX PAYERS money into them…like the count or somthin’
    ..
    A real president would shoot an invader on sight..to protect us …….
    THAT’S HIS F=3CKING JOB….. PROTECT AMERICANS …NOT
    HIS FUND RAISING S*&T..
    .
    IT COSTS A MILLION DOLLARS AN HOUR , OF TAX PAYER MONEY TO PAY FOR HIS WHOLE ENTOURAGE AND FUEL AND SECURITY FOR AIR FORCE ONE TO GALAVANT ARROUND …WITH ALL THE ACCOUTREMENTS REQUIRED TO FUNCTION, FOR AN AIR FORCE ONE AND FULL STAFF AND VEHICLES AND FUEL AND HOUSING AND SECURITY AND ENDLESS EXPENSES………………..
    WHILE SOME AMERICANS SIT HERE AT HOME…… ….HUNGRY!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND UN ATTENDED TO……….
    .
    NEVER HAVE I SEEN A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE AS THIS “PRESIDENT”….YUCH!!!!!!!!!

  • teekay51

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for president osshole to do anything. It won’t benefit him directly. Plus, the anti-gunners and military haters love it when this happens.

    The whole country of Mexico is a sh_t hole! where people are dying to leave.

  • teekay51

    That doesn’t bother president osshole one bit. “We are late to the next fund raiser!”

  • Carolina Italia

    It is NOT an interchange, it is a freeway that runs directly from the US into the crossing I doubt that every sign indicating that you are entering the border area was removed. It is a huge deal and unless you are blind or impaired by alcohol or drugs there really is no excuse not to know you were heading toward the border. There is something REALLY wrong with this story

  • Anonymous

    Can somebody explain to me how Tahmooressi can cross the border with a couple wrong turns, get caught because he tells the truth about what he has with him, yet thousands of children can make it through mexico from South American countries and mexican officials can’t seem to find even one of them and stop them.

    Truth is mexico is escorting these kids up here, and holding Andrew for their own evil reasons. Maybe Andrew should lie a little and say that he is a terrorist and then obama would send troops down their to get him back home safely.

    Things are so screwed up these days.

  • EdSweed

    What sucks about this is that it shouldn’t even matter that he’s in the military. We should be retrieving him even if he was just a lay member of society who made a wrong turn. The fact that he’s serving in our military just makes it that much harder to fathom, that we’d let him just rot there. I don’t get it. Obama must have his finger up his butt so far, he can’t remember how to use it to make a phone call

  • eklectica

    If over 100,000 signatures can’t get his attention what will?

  • Carmen Zamudio Gassert

    It always surprises me how some are experts w/o knowing the facts because their opinion somehow holds some validity. “Something wrong with the whole story” mantra is a cop out. Liisten to his interview & understnd the facts & then “shoot” your mouth off.

  • Lynne Holt Miller

    So maybe we start deporting some of these people right back over the border into Mexico, and when they ask why we tell them we want our soldier back? It may not work, but then again it may??

  • Anonymous

    Get our Marine out…Put oblamo in the bad Mexico jail please…He belongs there…maybe he knows that and is afraid…Maybe they could kidnap him and we would never pay the ransom…We can dream anyway…This puke pres must go….

  • Anonymous

    Send out seals in and get our Marine and the heck with obama…He is leaving out marine and not bringing him home…oblamo is such trash…there is no word low enough…..Get the puke anyway we can.

  • Anonymous

    And smoking pot…Drug tests should be mandatory for all in office.

  • Anonymous

    Out faster if he was ISIS.

  • Anonymous

    Cut Mexico out of US life entirely…Huge guard on the border and let Mexico go to hell…It won’t take long. They have no respect for life.

  • BlueMN

    “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.” -Baretta

  • Anonymous

    Mexico desires or needs something. Perhaps there is something Mexico doesn’t want at all. Let’s find out what it is. I suspect this situation is an ego trip for someone and that someone needs to feel the heat.

  • Carolina Italia

    He committed a crime. He drove over the border wih weapons, what more is there to understand idiot!!

  • tony

    Well said Daniel. …well said…..I say send back all illegals ….and close all imports and export to an from Mexico till our Marine Is back home

  • Mickie Adams

    Why did he need to be “heavily guarded” to be escorted back to the prison? WHY was he ordered back to prison??? How is this case “right on track”?? DAMMIT…why don’t we pull some Ross Perot type crap and just go and TAKE HIM BACK!!!!!! SCREW THE STUPID MEXICANS!!!!

  • capa760

    Thank You for letting America know how to get 1 million signatures, FAST. We would gladly trade BO for our US
    Marine anytime.

  • MLR

    Maybe congress shouldn’t give in to the money that Obama is bargaining for the border (which I wouldn’t doubt he pinches some of that for terrorists) until our marine is free!

  • Lance Corporal Jon McGinty

    YOU ARE REALLY STUPID…..

  • Anonymous

    Or a deserter

  • Guest

    We need their oil too bad to grow some balls and do the right thing.

  • Anonymous

    We need their oil, so we won’t grow a set of balls and do the right thing…We could drill for our own but that’s way to obvious and simple.

  • Lance Corporal Jon McGinty

    THERE IS ALOT MORE TO THIS THAN MR BECK IS REVEALING …. THIS MAN BROKE MANY LAWS AND HAS TOLD MANY DIFFERENT STORIES TO THE US AS WELL AS MEXICO

  • Patricia Luijt

    Is he not coming to this young man’s aid because he couldn’t be his son.???He dipped his wick into Trevon Martin case with alacrity and the Black professor. I don’t think he has even mentioned this young man. He is an active marine we are leaving behind. Can’t we trade a few Mexican gang members for him like he did the Muslims????

  • Anonymous

    Mexico is already an enemy neighbor of the US. Americans just do know it yet.

  • damionblackthorn

    Obama will not help any American that finds themselves in a predicament overseas, in any country. He doesn’t care. He hates the military, as do all Democrats…he loves to watch this Marine suffer and all his supporters suffer too. Obama is not afraid of Mexico…he wants to give them power over us and this is just another way to do it….remember this when you go to vote…Democrats hate America and believe they should control the population..they know better than we do how to live our lives…they wish to rule us….!!!

  • Denise Tomlinson

    what ever happen to those bikers who were going to get him back?

  • awsome2011tx .

    I’m a USMC Combat Vet from the Border town of Presidio Texas. The only garbage is Mr Klickster and Poundsand. Why don’t you A##holes come down to our neck of the woods and try talking that crap here. If that Marine would of been me you people wouldn’t of gave a rat’s ass about me. There’s a lot of Mexicans from these Border town’s that served our country through out history. So quit making this into political issues. All your doing is making more Democrats from your racist bigots comments. The Latino Vote is getting bigger and stronger. You may try treating people like me with respect so maybe we can vote Republican.

  • Anonymous

    Just to clarify awsome – I am not against latinos; far from it. I am married to one who came here through legal channels and had to jump through hoops to do it. It is wrong and against US immigration law to enter our country illegally. No other country has “open borders” and neither should we. Our immigration laws need to be enforced and we have no idea who many of these people are that are flooding into our country. No idea at all – and some could be carrying diseases, some could be terrorists and this has all been aided and abetted by the obama administration. Please read up on cloward and piven and Saul Alinsky, three of obama’s heroes. Thank you for your service.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it is time for a bunch of old USMC Vets to go down and free our brother.

  • Anonymous

    Semper Fi

  • Anonymous

    Carolina, you may doubt that every sign was removed; however, the pictures show they were removed entirely, moved out of line of sight, and/or defaced with graffiti. You are certain he committed a crime? That in itself is debatable; it is routine to provide an escort car back to the USA in situations like this. That is what the agents on the ground started to do; however a Mexican military person intervened he was arrested instead.

  • Anonymous

    and right before he goes back to the White House….he should have to pee in a cup just like us low-class Americans have to…or us low-life-American’s…as barry n missy like to refer to us as. I don’t want some drunk idiot runnin’ our country…even if he’s NOT a real president….or a REAL AMERICAN…..or possibly even a real HUMAN!!….doodoodoodoo doodoodoodoo……………lol……ew

  • Andrew Drennen

    Its story’s like this that is making it hard for the next generation of kids to step up and fight for this land when needed. They look at how the soldiers are treated and think why would I fight to be treated like this. I don’t think I would want my son or daughter to join right now and have to deal with this nonsupport from the government they would fight so hard to protect. It really saddens me to see all of these young men and women coming home hurt or with PTSD and can’t find work or help and take their life because of it. I seen a picture recently of a Vietnam veteran shaking the hand of a young man coming home from Afghanistan, some times that all it takes to show them someone that has been there ( in war or hell ) and knows what they have been though, cares. I will never walk passed any man or woman in uniform even if they haven’t been in combat without stopping and shaking their hand to thank them for their sacrifices they have made to make the land safe for my children who they don’t know.

  • Anonymous

    The above photo site showing signage is undated.
    A Google Image search of Mexican border crossing traffic illustrates the ease of getting lost and out of the proper line.
    “…He said he had gotten lost while driving near the border and missed the turnoff to stay stateside.”
    “His current attorney, Fernando Benitez, said the case is focused on the Mexican officials’ procedural violations during Tahmooressi’s arrest. He added that official paperwork seems to be missing.”

    “However, Mexican officials have argued that a “simple mistake” is not an excuse to break the law and also noted that there are several signs posted at the border warning visitors that it is a crime to bring firearms into the country.”

    No media mention of the Mex. responsibility for passing undocumented illegals onto the US border and being complicit in the crisis .

  • Anonymous

    We do not need their oil or any other thing from that sad part of the planet..Do the pipeline.

  • Mike Barnes

    What the hell you mean Marines aren’t allowed to go into Mexico?! I know they beat and attacked him in jail, but Marines like any other American are allowed to visit the country, which he wasn’t even doing. And he was carrying EVERYTHING HE HAD in his vehicle because he was HOMELESS because of idiots like you who don’t support our military and your buddy Obama who kills vets by denying them care in VA hospitals.
    I’m taking your welfare check away, idiot.

  • Mike Barnes

    He is a hostage, you’re right. I’d tell Mexico we are going to treat your illegal invaders the same way you treat our guys (he’s not the first, it happened in 2012). And any SOC warrior would jump at the chance to insert and rescue this Marine. Deuce gear would be strapped and ready before they finished giving the order. Wouldn’t happen though.
    The sick joke here is that all of these MX officials are corrupt and turn a blind eye to cartel gun running for the right amount of cash.

  • Mike Barnes

    Good analysis.

  • Mike Barnes

    Laura, prepare for your IRS audit. ;)

  • Mike Barnes

    In CO the horse’s head met the horse’s a$$

  • Mike Barnes

    I don’t know a single Marine, SOC or otherwise, who wouldn’t have their deuce gear strapped and ready before they finished giving the order to insert and rescue this HOSTAGE.

  • Mike Barnes

    So instead you support the azzhats who are doing their best to destroy and diminish the country you fought to protect and defend. Brilliant. Eff Mexico. Why do you have divided loyalties?

  • Richard Laurie

    you are an idiot…. “if I was President”…. thank god, you couldn’t be President. Why don’t you replace the word I, with Hitler… Because, that is what Hitler would have said…. Do you know, ANYTHING, about international law?… one-0-one… You can not cross ANY international border with a gun… not even into the USA… I am sorry for the guy, but, stupid is, as stupid does… he did a stupid thing… yeah.. start a war, for what?… IDIOT…

  • Richard Laurie

    The Stupid idiot… would have known, not to cross the border, with guns… anyone knows that… the Mexican Police, are only doing, what is right, by International Law… Mexico has enough problems, with guns crossing the border… You can’t enter the USA, with guns… same thing would have happened…

  • Guardian

    You forgot the part that goes ” but if you are an Obamanite, you can get away with breaking the laws cuz he has chosen to ignore them”

  • Семья Дорман Делгадо

    In Mexico the press is reporting the case as a mentally ill Marine who tried to cross the border to sell his weapons that he had to narcos. Sad but true (not the allegation by the Mexican press, but what the Mexican press is reporting)

  • Daniel

    Thanks for the heads up. I wouldn’t know this, because it takes one to recognize one. Think about that.

  • Anonymous

    It is no secret Mexico is not our friend in spite of the propaganda. Human trafficing, drug smuggling, gangs land murders in the US, and on and on and on.
    Of course, the Bush’s think this is all a act of love… yeah, the love of money.

  • John 8:37 – John 8:44

    While an advancing civilization is a cheerful and hearty one, a stationary one is dull and a declining one downright melancholy.

  • Laci Hart

    Maybe we can make a trade all the illegals for this man?

  • William

    Giving less money to there government should free him up. GET THAT WALL UP AT THE BORDER TOO.

  • Robert Bynum

    $265 million to Mexico in 2013. That country stabs us in the back at every opportunity. Why are we giving money to Mexico? The reason the Mexican citizens are poor is because of their own government and the elite ruling class. They don’t give a damn about their own people. I’ve been to Mexico, not just the border, but far south and there are poor people everywhere there. I am curious about how that foreign aid we’re sending to Mexico is being spent. It seems the average Mexican citizen is benefiting not at all. The poor of Mexico still pour over the border looking for a better life, which if any of us were in a similar position, we would do too. Considering the Democrats want to provide a comfortable life to the illegal immigrants, they have all the incentive in the world to cross. So, since we are being so generous to citizens of another nation, maybe they could give us just one of ours back. No, it seems they need to try to humiliate us and our US CITIZEN. I have had enough of the double standard. If they choose to play games with us, then cut off all aid and seal the border. I know this will never happen with the turds currently running our government. If we can ever get competent leadership that is not concerned about the Latino vote, is not concerned with the cries of “Racism” for identity verification, does not care about the liberal idiots crying about the unfairness, then maybe we will have a fair election. With a fair election, perhaps we will have a government that is more concerned about America and Americans than with the lives foreigners or illegal immigrants.