And O there are days in this life, worth life and worth death. ~Charles Dickens
There are two topics that put me in shock and awe, and just plain old tick me off, the prisoner marine in Mexico and the release of a known army deserter at the cost of putting the entire world in mortal danger. I believe these are topics that warrens unrest.
Let's start with the marine. I've been watching the news daily for a few months now, not days, but months regarding the marine held captive in a Mexican prison for taking a wrong turn. Granted, I know he had three guns in the trunk of his car, but he wasn't hiding or sneaking anything! Sincerely, I was going to write about this story upon his release, but it appears that won't happen anytime soon.
Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, who has served his country well and actually was in combat while serving in Afghanistan, was home seeking treatment for PTSD. Everyone has heard the crux of the story, he accidentally crossed the Mexican border with three guns in the trunk of his car, which are legal and registered in the United States, but not in Mexico.
How did this happen? It was dark and he got twisted around and made a wrong turn. Who hasn't? Directionally Challenged He missed the sign that directed him into the heart of his present day demise, Mexico. I'm sure if he was aware, he would not have gone south of the border.
Once he realized he entered the country, along with his firearms, he called 911. What did they tell him? They couldn't help him because he was on foreign soil. Really? I guess so. He still tried to do right thing and admitted to his mistake, to only be taken away, beaten and tortured in a Mexican prison.
I watched the interview with him and Greta Van Susteren from On the Record with Greta, on Fox News. This is sad. A true innocent mistake that anyone and probably many have made. I know me personally, that sounds exactly like something that would happen, guns and all.
On a side note, during the phone call, he didn't badmouth anyone or call for a pity party. Nope, he sounded brave and tried to be strong so his family and fellow marines wouldn't worry.
It's such a shame, Mr. Tahmooressi was trying to do the right thing, not hurt anyone, no attempt to hurt anyone, no intent on hurting anyone and yet he is treated horribly like a harden criminal! He made a wrong turn! Let him out!
It makes you wonder, that after speaking with 911 who obviously was no help, that he should have tried to sneak back over the border with his guns. Perhaps he would have made it back safe and sound and been sleeping peacefully in the comforts of his own bed that night. If not, then he would have ended up in the same situation, hauled off to jail.
I get it, ... Read the rest including my thoughts on Hillary's comment and the released Taliban prisoners. Enough Already!
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