A judge in Tijuana ordered the release of Marine Sgt Tahmooressi yesterday. The release is to be immediate and he may already be back in the states by time this is published.
Tahmooressi missed the last exit before crossing into Mexico by mistake. He tried to turn around but was stopped by Mexican police and arrested for possessing illegal guns. (Why didn’t they arrest Obama and Holder for bringing 2,000 guns into Mexico?) Tahmooressi has been held for 7 months to the day.
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President Obama has received much criticism for buying the release of a traitor by handing over 5 extremely dangerous terrorists. Two of those terrorists were responsible for the killing of 5,000 innocent people. At the same time, he refused to work for the release of the former Marine. (That won’t stop him from taking credit for it.)
According to the U-T San Diego:
His release from El Hongo State Penitentiary outside Tecate was ordered by Judge Victor Octavio Luna Escobedo of the Sixth Federal District Court in Tijuana. Had Tahmooressi been convicted, he would have faced from seven to 21 years behind bars.
Even though the U.S. State Department reports that dozens of U.S. citizens are arrested each month for violating Mexico’s gun laws, few if any cases have gotten such wide attention.
Tahmooressi’s situation initially elicited little public sympathy in Mexico, where there is no constitutional right to bear arms. A headline last May in the Tijuana newsweekly, Zeta read: “He did not enter Mexico in error.” But his detention did strike a nerve with some sectors in the United States intent on seeing him released.
Welcome home, Sgt Tahmooressi!
Steven Ahle’s article is courtesy of Red Statements.