He missed his turn when going to visit friends and ended up in Mexico. That mistake has proven costly, landing U.S. Marine veteran Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi in a Mexican jail. PolitiChick Dr. Gina Loudon is organizing a rally to call for the freedom of the American soldier.
After serving two tours in Afghanistan, 25-year-old Florida resident Andrew Tahmooressi suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He recently drove to San Diego to seek treatment for his PTSD at the VA there.
On the evening of March 31, Tahmooressi headed to San Ysidro, California, for dinner with friends. He made a wrong turn and found himself crossing the Mexican border, with no way to turn back. Immediately upon arrival, Andrew told border patrol officials that he didn't mean to be there, and he wanted to get back into the U.S. Tahmooressi also told them that he had three guns in his truck, weapons that he legally owns and can carry, but are illegal in Mexico.
That is what landed Andrew Tahmooressi in jail. He is still there. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, there is no sign of when, or if, he will be allowed to come home. Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi will unjustly spend Memorial Day in a Mexican jail.
Tahmooressi made a 911 call as soon as he realized his mistake.
Andrew's first scheduled hearing is on Wednesday, March 28. That is the day Politichick Dr. Gina Loudon and others will be rallying for Tamooressi's freedom on the border at 5775 Camiones Way, San Ysidro, California, at 5:30 pm. Dr. Gina is a staunch supporter of liberty and justice, and she is joined by people from both sides of the political aisle.
Unfortunately, the ones who could actually make a difference, the White House Administration, are all too silent on Andrew Tahmooressi's plight.
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) spoke to Glenn Beck about the crickets from Secretary of State John Kerry: "I don't think he gives a d**n about this Marine." Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi should never have been arrested. He maintains that there are many diplomatic options that are open to the US to get him back, if it is "not too politicized in Mexico." Hunter has called for "citizens to rise up in defense of the marine's freedom."
Beck calls on moms to get involved, to sign the White House petition, and to plead for justice for Tahmooressi. He told Andrew's mother, Jill Tahmooressi, that "moms make all the difference in the world. The more moms we can get to plea to the Mexican Consulate, the better off we are."
Former Missouri State Senator John Loudon expresses the sentiment of many: "Americans do not leave their own behind." He will be at the rally calling for the freedom of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.
International lender, Brian Brady, has made plans to attend the Free U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi Rally on Wednesday:
"If both the Mexican government and the American government secured and marked the border, these problems could be avoided. The Mexican government should recognize the border signage problem (on both sides), warn Americans of their unique laws, and release Tahmooressi immediately."Greta Van Susteren actually went on a road trip with Andrew's mom, Jill Tahmooressi, to see how likely his story was about accidentally missing the turn. It was surprisingly easy to end up going to the wrong place, and barricades between the lanes made it nearly impossible for someone in the right lane to get over to the left lane where there was a U-turn to go back to the States before crossing the border. The signage was very poor at the time. It has since been changed, according to FOX.
Thad Bingel, a former chief of staff at Customs and Border Protection, says that, when the shoe is on the other foot -- Mexicans soldiers getting lost and accidentally crossing the border -- "they are typically met by the U.S. Border Patrol, questioned and sent on their way." That is what should have happened for Andrew Tahmooressi. He further elaborates:
"We had several incidents where Mexican military or federal police or local police inadvertently crossed the border, armed, on the U.S. side and were apprehended by us. We were able to usually dispense with those cases pretty quickly and get them back home once we established the intent wasn't there to do anything nefarious. I really can't explain why it has taken the Mexican government this long."There seems to be no valid reason why American Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is still languishing in a Mexican jail. It is time for him to come home. Dr. Gina Loudon issues this plea to the American people:
"After families celebrate together over the weekend, we are asking them to pause to really honor our brave in tangible ways, and join us on the border to stand with Sgt. [Andrew] Tahmooressi on the day of his hearing."