While Barack Obama put in overtime to free five dangerous terrorists in exchange for the return of a man described as an Army deserter, another American – Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi – remained locked up in a Mexican jail.
He was arrested in March after he reportedly took a wrong turn and ended up on the other side of the border with three registered guns in his car. Since then, the soldier has faced a number of setbacks, including a report Friday that a lawyer hired to plead his case is no longer representing him.
A group of bikers, however, have pledged to do whatever they can to bring the Marine back home. Organizers rallied a number of bikers to take part in a mission that will take them to Mexico.
The ride kicked off in Shiner, Texas, according to an interview with organizer John Harrington. While he said he isn’t sure what he and the other bikers will do when they arrive in Mexico, he insisted it will be more than what the federal government has done.
Harrington scoffed at Obama’s contention that he will leave no American soldier behind.
“He doesn’t leave traitors behind,” the biker stated. “He left four behind in Benghazi. He’s leaving our man behind here.”
As a display of support for Tahmooressi, Harrington said he was “willing for it to just be me holding a sign,” though he said any attempt to release the Marine will be more effective as the number of participants increases.
“I know that if you go with me, now I’ve increased my effectiveness by 100 percent,” he noted, once again explaining that he is unsure what the plan of action will be on the other side of the border.
“If I turn around and see 300,000 people behind me,” he concluded, “I might just go get him.”
Illegal immigrants continue to cross our border in increasing numbers; and as Harrington noted, Mexican soldiers often make their way into the U.S. — intentionally or not — as well. While America treats these uninvited guests with kid gloves, a military hero who took a wrong turn now relies on patriots like these bikers to ensure he is reunited with his friends and family back home.
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