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Marooned in Mexico
Daily Caller, by Chet Nagle

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/21/2012 5:48:28 AM

Ion Perdicaris, a Greek-American, was kidnapped in 1904 in Tangier by Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli and held for $70,000 ransom. Outraged, President Theodore Roosevelt sent warships and Marines to Morocco, along with a message: “This government wants Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead.” Perdicaris was freed. Today, not one, but hundreds of Americans rot in Mexican jails. The State Department stopped reporting numbers years ago, but in 1998 CNN reported 400 U.S. citizens were imprisoned in Mexico, more than in any other nation.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 12/21/2012 6:47:20 AM     (No. 9077197)

Perhaps PIAPS oughta notch another trip on our dime and deign to speak to the jefe´s

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Judith, 12/21/2012 6:53:57 AM     (No. 9077205)

When you think about it, obama´s foreign policies have been basically, bloody failures. The only reason he has any power/effect in the USA is due to the gutless wonders in the congress, the criminal gang in his administration, the anti-Constitution judges and a supine public.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 12/21/2012 6:58:29 AM     (No. 9077211)

Unfortunately by the time the Obamboozler is done ripping the guts out of this country there won´t be anything left for another Theodore Roosevelt to work with!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SourKraut, 12/21/2012 9:18:26 AM     (No. 9077449)

It´s WAY past time to say ´enough´ and send in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines and depose the current leadership, kill off the drug cartels, and annex this third-world cr*p-hole to the US.

At one time we can end the ´drug trade´, get our people back, and give the people of Mexico a decent living.

Thoughts ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/21/2012 10:19:18 AM     (No. 9077600)

And thanks to the fiasco of Fast and Furious, there is at least one marine who will languish there as retribution for the deaths of all those Mexican citizens Obama and Holder don´t care about.

It was surprising that the Mexican government finally admitted that fact, in diplospeak, this week. Obama will continue to ignore the Mexican disaster at his and this country´s peril.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative, 12/21/2012 10:40:10 AM     (No. 9077661)

Like "Read my lips..." Roosevelt´s words were empty. Nothing militarily happened to free Perdicaris, who renounced his American passport 40 years earlier. The ransom was paid, and everyone walked away quietly. The other odd fact is that Perdicaris was not held by the government, but a "terrorist" group, with which he became sympathetic.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/21/2012 12:19:52 PM     (No. 9077950)

The situation with the corrupt Mexican criminal justice system could be straightened out pretty quickly if President Obama would make a friendly telephone call to the new Mexican Presidente, and tell him that until that situation is straightened out and American families are no longer victims of criminal extortion when one of their members is arrested in Mexico, that he was going to issue an Executive Order that Mexican citizens will no longer be eligible to obtain any sort of US visa or border crossing cards until all that stops.

You can safely bet that US Presidential action would get the Mexicans´ attention like nothing else.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JimJr, 12/21/2012 12:48:07 PM     (No. 9078017)

*UPDATE*

The good news: He is being released today.
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/12/21/ex-marine-to-be-released-from-mexican-jail-friday/

The bad news: Since he was jailed on a firearms-related charge in Mexico, the ATF has almost certainly added his name to the "prohibited persons" list, essentially stripping of his rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment.



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