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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi freed from Mexican jail

You really have to question the timing on this.

Okay people...  you can say you bitch because he was held captive and now your bitching because he was released.

I submit this is a page right out of Barry's Political Bullshit Playbook. After 214 days held captive, suddenly with the mid-term election just 3 days away, he's  released ... not 6 months ago, not 3 months ago, but three days before the election!  Tahmooressi was kept as an ace in the hole purposely to help sway the stupid electorate. I say stupid because the majority will not see this for the ruse it is.

I'm really sorry Tahmooressi had to go through this... used like a political pawn his life savings wiped out by legal fees... while his counterpart (I use the term loosely) Bergdhal wound up with backpay totaling $350,000.

Bottom line is Tahmooressi  was released to help Barry along with the mid-terms. For the same reason you won't here Bergdhal was AWOL/ deserter until after the mid-terms.

I can see through this like it was a window... reminiscent of how inexplicably the unemployment rate dropped just before the 2012 presidential election.


Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed Marine

(Not really Barry did)

After 214 days in a Mexican prison, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi crossed the US – Mexican border Friday night, boarding a private jet for Florida shortly after 9 p.m., after a strong diplomatic push convinced a judge to release the former Marine on humanitarian grounds.

His release comes after a lengthy trial and a Congressional hearing in September highly critical of Obama Administration efforts to secure his release and Mexico’s refusal to let him go. Tahmooressi said he made an innocent mistake the evening he crossed into Tijuana with three weapons in his truck on March 31.

While his defense rested its case several weeks ago, Tahmooressi’s release came only after a strong diplomatic push from former Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico and Reps. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Matt Salmon (R-AZ).

The three officials, along with Tahmooressi’s mother Jill, have spent the last week in Tijuana pressing officials for his release.

Speaking by phone on his way to board a plane with Tahmooressi, Richardson said the trio, along with talk show host Montel Williams, met with Mexico’s Attorney General and Ambassador to the US, advocating for his liberation.

Upon release, Mexican officials processed him quickly through immigration, Richardson said.

“He was happy. He was smiling. He's looking good. His spirits are high,” Richardson told Fox News, adding that Tahmooressi said he wants a steak dinner and stone crabs.

But Richardson also said Tahmooressi is seeking privacy and still needs to receive treatment for his Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, something that wasn’t available in Mexican prison-- a key argument put forth by defense attorney Fernando Benitez. 

Benitez said that Tahmooressi was continuing to deteriorate and Mexico didn’t have the expertise or facilities to treat his PTSD, which he suffered after two tours in Afghanistan. 

The defense attorney also alleged that customs agents held Tahmooerssi illegally, denying him access to a translator, lawyer and consular access.

But after the seven-month ordeal, it was the PTSD argument that ultimately pressured the judge to acquit Tahmooressi.

“The judicial process of Mexico made the right choice,” Richardson said. “The humanitarian release was justified based on PTSD, something that the Mexican judicial and medical system is not as conscious of as the United States.”

While his release was granted by the trial judge, Richardson acknowledged it likely would not have happened without political pressure.

(Enter Barry)

“The totality of diplomacy, the judicial process, the legal strategy and the importance of the American-Mexican relationship resulted in Andrew's release,” Richardson said. "And now we have this great outcome. Andrew's coming home."


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