Andrew Tahmooressi Told to Report for Duty by Marine Corps
Six months after the Muslim attacks on September 11, 2001, lead terrorist Mohammed Atta — who of course died in the attacks — was approved for a student visa by the federal government. In a similar display of federal bureaucracy in action,
The mother of [Marine Corps reservist Andrew Tahmooressi], who is being held in a Mexican jail after mistakenly crossing the border with registered guns, told FoxNews.com her son just got an “Order to Muster” letter from the Marines telling Tahmooressi to report to the 4th Civil Affairs Group in Hialeah, Fla., on June 14.…
“You are among the elite citizens of our nation who, if needed, are ready to answer the call to defend our freedom,” reads the May 9 order written by Sgt. Maj. M.E. Sprague, which also reminds the recipient that, “Once a Marine, always a Marine.”
Who is going to defend Tahmooressi’s freedom?
Although Fox News to its credit has been all over this, those who get their news from the liberal establishment media may need some background on the story:
Whether U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi spends the next two decades in a Mexican prison or is freed tomorrow for mistakenly crossing the border with loaded guns all rests with an unpredictable legal process that bears little resemblance to the American court system.
Tahmooressi, 25, of Weston, Fla., has been held in two Mexican prisons since being arrested while accidentally crossing into Mexico on March 31 with three weapons in his truck. According to Tahmooressi’s defense attorney Alejandro Osuna, of Tijuana, Mexico, his client is facing federal charges for carrying a weapon intended for exclusive use by the military, carrying a weapon not registered in Mexico and possession of ammunition.
“These are very serious charges in Mexico,” Osuna said.
Tahmooressi alleges that he made a wrong turn while leaving a San Ysidro, Calif., parking lot late on March 31 and was unable to avoid entering Mexico. Once across the border, he tried to turn around immediately. Osuna said his client fully disclosed to the customs agents he had weapons in his truck and that he did not intend to enter Mexico.
“Andrew said that one of the customs officials offered to escort him back across the border,” Osuna said. “We need to find out what happened at that point.”
Osuna said there are few similarities between the Mexican and U.S. legal systems which adds to misperceptions and glacial speed in getting evidence entered and argued. The most glaring difference is that there’s no jury – a judge will decide Tahmoressi’s fate alone, unless a top government official intervenes.
That top government official could be the Mexican attorney general — or it could be Barack Hussein Obama, who could easily get Tahmooressi freed immediately with a brief phone call, if he could find the time between fundraisers and golf outings. Given our massive military superiority and the amount of free money we shower upon Mexico, three words from the POTUS should do the trick: “Return him now.”
Then again, it could be that America has become such a joke under Obama that the order would be ignored, Mexican officials feeling confident that the Obama Administration does not have the character to lift a hand against them or even to reduce the flow of US taxpayer money into their pockets.
Meanwhile, our federal government has been releasing onto American streets hundreds of illegal aliens, largely from Mexico, even after they have been convicted of committing crimes in this country up to and including murder.
The situation is obviously unacceptable.
On a tip from Henry. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.