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Congressman Allen West today sided with his fellow Republican Congressmen, Duncan Hunter and Michael Grimm,  in asking that Americans boycott travel to Mexico until detained Marine Corp veteran Jon Hammar is released from jail. Hammar has  been  jailed in a Mexican prison on a bogus weapons charge.

Apparently, Mexican officials do not seem willing to release Hammar, citing that “Mexico has had very stringent gun-control laws in place for many years, and have reinforced their application  as a result of the flow of weapons illicitly purchased in the U.S. and then trafficked into Mexico and into the hands of transnational criminal organizations.”-Fox News

Until U.S. Marine Jon Hammar is released, I am calling on all Americans to cancel their vacations to Mexico and not to book any travel there,” Grimm said, calling Hammar’s treatment at the hands of Mexican officials an “absolute disgrace.”

“Hammar honorably served our country as a U.S. Marine, and we should be doing all we can to bring this innocent hero home…Marines always follow one rule: Never leave a man behind. As a fellow Marine, I will not leave Jon Hammar behind in Mexico, even if it means I have to go there myself to get him and bring him home” -Rep. Grimm

 

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  1. hanoverfist

    December 21st, 2012

    Been boycotting travle to Mexico since I was born.

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  2. grayjohn

    December 21st, 2012

    Nuke Mexico.

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  3. Poonces

    December 21st, 2012

    Don’t need to go back to Mexico. I just go back to Newest-Mexico-California for the flavor.

    I also just heard that there is at least one judge in Mexico with a brain, who is releasing the marine today.

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  4. Chalupa

    December 21st, 2012

    I’ll never set foot in that corrupt crap hole again.

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  5. Corky

    December 21st, 2012

    It is being reported that he will be released today. I am praying that is correct. Still will boycott Mexico though

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  6. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 21st, 2012

    The only reason to go to Meh-hee-ko is when we send troops to annex the first 1000 miles of it.

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  7. Mark Zist

    December 21st, 2012

    Where are Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter?

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  8. Anonymous

    December 21st, 2012

    Let’s punish Mexico by sending them all of our Mexicans.

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  9. eternal cracker p

    December 21st, 2012

    I’ll boycott Mexico as long as I can, but when the shit really starts rolling downhill around here, I plan on moving to Mexico. I just hope the U.S. doesn’t put up a big fence to keep me here.

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  10. RANDO

    December 21st, 2012

    Guess we’ll have t boycott Calif. also…

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  11. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 21st, 2012

    “…..I pray that, just as with Benghazi, the new normal for Time magazine’s Man of the Year is not to abandon this Marine, as his Administration did two Navy SEALs. These actions only serve to erode the trust and confidence in the Commander-in-Chief from our men and women in uniform – and all Americans, for that matter….”

    For the 43 presidents who preceded Obumphuk, that would be a stinging criticism. But for the current usurper-in-chief, it’s a badge of honor.

    He is despicable.

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  12. MM

    December 21st, 2012

    Who in their right mind would go there? I used to drive down to a border town, usually Nogales and catch a train or bus and do the interior-it was wonderful-great food and great people.

    That was in the 70s and toward the end of that decade things started getting freaky-I stopped going and you couldn’t dare me now.

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  13. Racist

    December 21st, 2012

    DONE!! Not that I could or would ever go to that shit-hole anyway… I don’t care hopw much fun my dad says he had in Tijuana when he was in the Navy. I kinda doubt it’s the same!

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  14. Cynic

    December 21st, 2012

    I live in Arizona – Mexico has come here, I don’t need to go there.

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  15. AbigailAdams

    December 21st, 2012

    There’s a similar problem for a U.S. citizen being held in prison in Iraq.

    “This morning Fox News broke the story of Pastor Saeed Abedini, a U.S. citizen and Christian convert from Islam who has been seized by the Revolutionary Guard and held in Iran’s “notoriously brutal” Evin Prison, where guards and inmates have beaten him repeatedly. Pastor Saeed is formerly a leader of Iran’s small but growing house-church movement, but was in the country continuing a long-term humanitarian project (building an orphanage).”

    Abedini has been imprisoned for six months (some news accounts say he was arrested in Sept.) with no U.S. diplomatic intervention or work on behalf of freeing him. Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ is trying to raise funds to fight for his release.

    It is hoped that raising national and international awareness of his plight will have the same effect that freed another Christian Pastor, Youcef Nadarkhani, from an Iranian prison earlier this year.

    It is obvious to me that unless U.S. citizens are on the right side of obama’s personal political ideology, they will be ignored when jailed in foreign prisons.

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  16. AbigailAdams

    December 21st, 2012

    I’m really fortunate to have travelled widely during my time in the Air Force so I’ve seen much the world. But I’ve never been interested in going to Mexico because I have no respect for a country of people who will let their gov’t’s corruption get so out of hand. The apparent hypocrisy of the Mexican gov’t over guns/drugs is breath-taking.

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  17. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 21st, 2012

    DON’T Eat Out at the BLUE FOX.

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  18. Mountain Dog

    December 21st, 2012

    Ok. But its such a great place to go to get kidnapped or mugged, or tortured and quartered …

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  19. Tim

    December 21st, 2012

    Been there, ain’t going back.

    Besides, if you need that Mexican feel, just go to Lowes – all the signs are in Mexican. And American.

    Oh, yeah, I went to Harrisonburg, VA, a couple of years ago and it was all Mexican – even flying the Mexican flag.

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  20. RANDO

    December 21st, 2012

    One good thing about Mexico: damn few muslims there.
    And they’re probably just waiting to sneak across the border.

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