Bikers ride to border to protest for Marine's release from Mexican jail

PHOENIX -- A group of bikers headed to the United States-Mexico border Thursday morning to protest for the release of a U.S. Marine from a Mexican jail.

Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi has been incarcerated since March, when he drove across the Mexican border with three guns inside his truck.

The Obama administration's efforts to free captured American soldier Bowe Bergdahl got the patriot riders rolling. They believe the federal government is not doing enough to free the 25-year-old Marine.

"The breaking point for me was when we let five terrorists go to spring a traitor," ride organizer John Harrington said.

The riders say they are not only angered by the government's lack of action but also by reports of how the Marine has been treated in jail.

Tahmooressi's aunt, Glendale resident Beth Whitney, told 3TV in May that her nephew was beaten, stripped naked and chained at four points in his first jail. She said he was then moved to another jail, where he has been kept in isolation.

"Being strapped to a bed by all four appendages, naked, for 30 days, I'd say that's good. It's time for somebody to step in and do something," Harrington said.

Whitney also said her nephew fired his first attorney after being told to lie, postponing court hearings.

"I don't understand the Mexican system of justice, but it seems to me that it was an accidental crossing," said Mike Sullivan with Riders USA. "He didn't mean to be there. There's no reason for the treatment he's had in that situation."

Tahmooressi reportedly walked into Tijuana to shop but when he got back into his car on the U.S. side of the border, he missed his exit to San Diego and ended up back in Mexico. The guns he was carrying are allowed in the U.S. but illegal to bring into Mexico.

"It's just an egregious act by the Mexican government," said rider Vince Anselmo. "This is uncalled for. This man is not a criminal. This is a true American hero they've got down there."

Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon recently visited the Marine at el Hongo II prison in Tijuana and said he seemed to be in good spirits. He also said he was confident Tahmooressi would be treated respectfully.

The bikers began their ride in the Valley and hoped to pick up others on their way to the Tijuana border crossing.

More on AZ Family Ch3

[Editor: When asked via email, Vince Anselmo had this to say: 

  "One of the hot button arguments in this issue is the fact that Mr. Obama apparently has the will to muster his ample resources to free a deserter (Bergdahl) in exchange for 5 Taliban mass murderers and yet not lift a finger to save a Marine who has served this nation with honor and distinction. It simply infuriates me.
   Much of what you have seen in the video has been edited significantly. The reporters left out the many inferences we made pointing to Obama's dereliction of duty in this matter."]

Views: 27

THOUGHTS

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Thomas Jefferson

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Click for **BLOW YOUR MIND READING LIST**  

The best in books to make every conservative start thinking in new ways about America and the world being controlled by the Obama Administrations AND Republicans and Democrats.  Some surprises are in store for those who look!

         

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Suppose the earth and its inhabitants exist in order to identify just what causes mankind continually to suffer so many troublesome problems and afflictions.

At present, most persons decide to act on whatever happens with their thoughts. But doing so puts them in competition with one of the creator's natural laws first identified by Richard Wetherill.

How?

The answer is not complicated. People must stop basing their behavior on their personal thinking. Instead they have to act on the creator's thoughts, here being described in the English language as rational, honest, and morally right.

No longer should people reason from their concepts of good and evil, right and wrong, likes and dislikes, or whatever else comes to mind. Instead, mankind must think the creator's thoughts. That enables them successfully to do what is rational, honest, and morally right.

That may seem incredible until understood. But, consider that it is the way that mankind can escape the death penalty everybody has been paying since the days that people were created.

Join the survivors who have stopped their personal thinking. They now base their behavior on the creator's guiding thoughts to act in a way that is rational, honest, and morally right.

The Alpha Publishing Co.

 

GOD, PLEASE BLESS AMERICA!  AMERICA, PLEASE BLESS GOD.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO PRAY, KEEP ON PRAYING. HE HAS HEARD OUR CRY AND HE IS ANSWERING.

##########################

 

 

© 2017   Created by Arizona Freedom Alliance.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service