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Lack of concern for Marine disturbing

July 3, 2014

To the editor: I find it very difficult to understand the complete lack of concern exhibited by President Barack Obama and our State Department regarding the U.S....

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Jul-03-14 8:17 AM

Our president will jump through hoops if he can trade a terrorist for a deserter and open the boarder for illegals but clearly doesn't have time for loyal soldier. His actions seem to run opposite of common sense. I hope all you people that voted for "hope and change" are proud of yourselves

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Jul-03-14 5:32 PM

He broke the law. Doesn't matter if it was accidental. Try telling a cop next time you're pulled over for speeding that you accidentally sped. Then tell him you have illegal weapons in your car. See where that lands you. The Secretary of State has requested his release & the U.S. consulate in Mexico is monitoring his detention. Bergdahl was a POW, this guy is a lawbreaker under arrest. Being a vet isn't a get out of jail free card.

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Jul-03-14 8:33 PM

If you really want something to be mad about, how about republicans voting against $21B in funding for the VA, and then turning around & voting for $600B in corporate tax breaks? Talk about politicians whose actions run against common sense & have broken this country's promise to care for its veterans.

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Jul-03-14 9:21 PM

Tahmooressi missed an exit when heading to meet friends in a border town. “I never got off the exit, I blew right past it," he told a San Diego newspaper. He said Mexican authorities found three guns inside the truck he had recently driven from Florida. Tahmooressi served four years in the Marines, including two tours in Afghanistan. He says he was honorably discharged in November 2012. State Department officials said they were aware of an arrest of a U.S. citizen in Mexico, but they do not comment on arrests of private individuals without the person's permission. According to his own statements, he was not trying to “return to his quarters”; he did not “immediately [tell] the guards he had three registered guns in his vehicle”; and most importantly, having been honorably discharged in November of 2012, he is not an active duty U.S. Marine, but a private citizen (albeit a veteran). As such, normal diplomatic channels are currently working for his release.

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Jul-03-14 9:59 PM

Now I get it. He's only ex-military. That explains it. Vis-a-vis VA. All he has to do is hire a coyote instead of a lawyer and the administration will transport him anywhere in the country he wants to go and get immediate health care rather than waiting for that nasty VA stuff.

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Jul-03-14 10:52 PM

Where are all the protesters? I guess it Ok to let 20 million illegals into this country to*****up all the tax money while Franken votes to increase money given to the illegals while lowering the Vets pensions. Seems selective law enforcement is alive and well. Add this to the VA scandal and the IRS mess and you have the true picture of the Obama administration at its best.

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Jul-04-14 12:28 AM

Ok SE & Paul, how about the 500+ armed Mexican troops that have illegally entered the US in the past 10 years ? Why aren't they in US prisons ? How about the 1,000s of illegal immigrants supposedly minors walking from Central America to the US ? Why doesn't Mexico do something about them ? Obama and Kerry won't help our Marine because they don't like guns. This whole situation with Mexico stinks and if you can't support our Marine you need to go live south of the border with your corrupt buddies.

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Jul-04-14 12:31 AM

When you enter the US illegally you get a drivers license and ssn card. Enter Mexico illegally by mistake and you go to jail. What a bunch of bull !!

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Jul-04-14 7:54 AM

Yes rona, because all the previous presidents and their administrations had no troubles.

God, you're an idiot.

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Jul-04-14 9:14 AM

Farm kid; You should go back in your mothers basement and play with your free Obama phone while you look in your mirror at the real idiot who can't admit the truth. You should change your name as you insult all real farm kids. Maybe label yourself as a typical Lib kid would be better since if you see you can't argue the truth you either call someone a racist or another name.

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Jul-04-14 10:17 AM

You should get spellcheck, and grammar check. Your posts wouldn't make much more sense, but they'd be a little more readable.

The truth is, I don't side with anyone, as I can see that any party or movement has their own flaws. How pathetic of you to dwell on the same admin ALL THE TIME.

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Jul-04-14 12:15 PM

Farmkid: 1. Please do not take the Lord's name in vain. 2. Please do not call my friend an idiot. 3. Problems in previous administrations is never an excuse for terrible leadership 4. If you have a fox that is constantly killing your hens, you would dwell on that problem all the time, until the fox was gone. You would realize that if you were really a farm kid.

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Jul-04-14 2:32 PM

Westline, One, Your friend IS an idiot. Two: I can think of no "good" reason to have three guns in the vehicle. Three: I don't believe in any lord or god, therefore I will use his or "hers" name in any way that I choose. This guy served in Afghanistan and he can't find his way around in this country?

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Jul-04-14 9:14 PM

I do come from the farm, and I can tell you that sitting around complaining about the fox is not going to save any chickens.

And, rona is an idiot.

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Jul-05-14 12:03 AM

Farmkid how long are you going to blame previous presidents for King Obamas lack of action ? Why doesn't he take the lead and secure the border ? It's because every illegal that comes across the border is a potential vote for his socialist cause.

blasphemer your the idiot. I don't care how many guns he had. It's his RIGHT to have them. Being the fool you are I see you choose to ignore the armed Mexican incursions into our country. I guess this one-way enforcement of laws is fine with you. Jerks like you always have double standards. I'm sure you have never made a wrong turn. Like 90% of the rest of you who don't believe in any god, it's only because you have never been close enough to death. Your tune usually changes when things aren't looking healthy.

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Jul-05-14 12:13 AM

Oh good, another person with reading comprehension issues. All I ever stated was that there hasn't been an administration without issue at one point or another. Why you think I'm defending Obama or blaming others is beyond me. Either learn to read and understand, or stfu.

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Jul-05-14 12:13 AM

Oh, Paul, he is being treated by the VA and I believe still a member of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) so he is very much part of our military. All you jerks who are so willing to let Sgt Tahmooressi sit in a Mexican prison need to pack your bags and get out of the country. You do not deserve the rights and privileges we have because of people like him.

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Jul-05-14 12:19 AM

Because you are comparing Obama to other administrations farmchild. Why can't his record stand on it's own ? Because it is the most inept, corrupt and deceitful administration we have ever had, that's why.

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Jul-05-14 7:05 AM

Nope. I was telling rona that there aren't any other admins that have done a good job, period. As far as Obama being the worst, you're close, but not right.

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Jul-05-14 9:56 AM

Farm kid needs to run for president. I am sure he has more qualifications then our present one. He surely has more experience in calling names. Probably more real world experience too. You can tell that by all his expert opinions.

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Jul-05-14 10:56 AM

LOL, as this is your 4th post, and every one of them is slamming Obama, shouldn't it be you running for President? Or did you decide that I'd be a better choice?

P.S. just to make it painfully clear for you, this is not me defending Obama. You do understand that, right?

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Jul-05-14 1:36 PM

I wonder if Mexico would trade the marine for Eric Holder? That is a guy who operated a big time gun running operation.

The Mexicans arrest Americans all the time and release them for cash. Law abiding folks do not know they are expected to bribe the chief of police or the mayor. In the USA only a few of our larger cities operate that way-fewer all the time as those cities are failing financially and ex-mayors/council members are doing federal prison time. The Mexican officials do not have to worry about prison though. They have to worry about their heads turning up one place while their bodies rot in another.

That is who Obama calls the best and the brightest. Obama is a bad actor. I would pummel him with spoiled fruit.

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Jul-06-14 2:29 PM

Gotta love libtard logic. SELyingCo. says Sgt. Tahmooressi deserves the treatment he has received from our wonderful ally Mexico because as "it" puts it, "he broke the law". Gee, don't we also have laws against entering this country illegally? Lets treat the millions of illegals in this country the same as Mexico treats our veterans. I mean as SE says, "it doesn't matter if it was accidental". If it's good for the goose it's good for the gander. SE and other libtardo's claim it was the firearms the Sgt. had in his vehicle that made the Mexicans behave as they have. BS. They were his legally owned firearms and he has every right to have as many in his vehicle as he wants, there's your "good" reason @$$phemer. If you libs are so concerned about firearms illegally entering Mexico then go arrest that POC Holder. Another thing SE Bergdahl was never listed as a POW he was always listed as missing, get your facts straight.

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Jul-06-14 2:32 PM

And your right SE being a vet isn't a get out of jail free card, those are reserved for illegals invading this country and Obama regime criminals. But being a vet will always beat being a liberal...

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Jul-07-14 12:05 AM

Clearly Kaptain believes Vets who are liberals deserve no respect.

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