VFW Calls For Boycott of Mexico Until Sgt Tahmooressi Is Released


An important voice in the effort to correct the injustice being inflicted against Sgt Andrew Tahmooressi has just joined the chorus of those calling for a Boycott of Mexico and Mexican products, The VFW.

Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly was among the first to adopt that position a week ago and as the Obama regime continues to ignore the plight of Sgt Tahmooressi, even while having conversations with the Mexican authorities on other issues. The time for action by the American people is upon us.

The VFW National Commander, William A. Thien wrote, “This combat Marine has been languishing away since he was arrested March 31 for allegedly crossing the border accidentally with three personal firearms that were legally registered in the States but not in Mexico. It was a mistake, but so is the Mexican government’s reluctance to release him unharmed back to the U.S.”

Thien notes the similarity between the Tahmooressi incident and one in 2012, in which a former Marine, Jon Hammer, was arrested for transporting an antique shotgun into Mexico despite having proper documentation. That incident lasted four months. Tahmooressi has already been held captive for almost three months.

Thien said the VFW has twice requested that Obama contact his Mexican counterpart. The lack of a response from the White House has resulted in the need to go to the people.

Thien said that the problem is rooted in politics and a political solution, such as economic pressure appears to be the best means to resolution.

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