The White House will do nothing to help Sgt. Tahmooressi.
The Obama administration issued a weak, legally required response to a petition that demands the release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from Mexican. He suffers from PTSD and has been rotting in a Mexican prison for more than 150 days.
Sgt. Tahmooressi made a wrong turn while traveling near the Mexican border, was stopped by Mexican police and arrested for firearms possession. He endured more than a month of torture.
More than 134,000 people signed a petition asking the Obama administration to demand the release of Sgt. Tahmooressi. The four paragraphs can be simplified into three words: “Screw You America!”.
The Obama regime used sacrificed U.S. military personnel and spent days searching for deserter and possible traitor Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Ultimately they negotiated with the enemy to get him back, exchanging five top Taliban terrorists for Bergdahl. They even tried to cover-up the fact the Bergdahl was actively seeking the Taliban when he deserted his fellow soldiers. The journalist that exposed the story was killed under suspicious circumstances shortly after.
So if the Obama administration is willing to sacrifice lives, release terrorists, spend money and venture into hostile territory to rescue a traitor, what is stopping him from getting Sgt. Tahmooressi back from Mexico? After all, Mexico our neighbor, trading partner and benefactor of the generosity the United States. The answer is that they do not care.
Here is the White House response:
The U.S. State Department continues to provide extensive consular assistance to Mr. Tahmooressi, and will do so until his case is resolved. As in all cases when a U.S. citizen is arrested overseas, our goal is to see that Mr. Tahmooressi is treated fairly during the judicial process with the hope that he can receive the support, both emotional and medical, that he may require now and at the conclusion of the proceedings.
Mexico is one of the United States’ most important partners. We have close economic and cultural ties, and we work closely with them on numerous sensitive issues. While we will not go into detail about our private diplomatic discussions on this case, U.S. officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, have spoken to Mexican officials at the highest levels regarding Mr. Tahmooressi’s case.
Mexican authorities have been very willing to engage on this issue. They have provided prompt and continued consular access and visitations. As a result, the State Department has been able to provide regular updates on Mr. Tahmooressi’s condition to his family, Members of Congress, and the press.
We respect the rule of law and expect the judicial process of sovereign nations to protect other U.S. citizens who might find themselves in similar circumstances in the future. We will continue to monitor the case and work with the Mexican authorities as this case proceeds through the Mexican judicial system. We continue to urge the Mexican authorities to process this case expeditiously.
With the exception of Fox News, especially Great Van Susteren, the lamestream media ignores Tahmooressi’s detention in Mexico. And while he rots in prison, the Obama administration stands by and watches the drug cartel move their people freely across the border.
This administration continues to mistreat and disrespect the military and our veterans.
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