Bikers Rally to ‘Free Our Marine’ Andrew Tahmooressi from Mexican Prison
Americans were angered all across the country when Obama announced that he had traded five Gitmo terrorists for the accused deserter Bowe Bergdahl. This spurred many bikers to spring into action to show their anger with an administration that had done nothing to retrieve Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine stuck in a Mexican prison.
From ABC San Diego:
Bikers from as far as Texas met at the San Diego Harley-Davidson’s main location at 4645 Morena Blvd. on Saturday. Their push was urging the release of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.
Organizers say Tahmooressi fought for our country’s freedom, so they wanted to do the same for him.
“We need people to be aware of what’s going on,” said supporter Paul Hawker. “We have a no soldier left behind. He’s being left behind in Mexico.”
Tahmooressi is in a Mexican jail accused of bringing legally registered guns across the border three months ago.
He had just moved to San Diego for post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. He was living out of his truck and he says he took a wrong turn at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
Some 100 bikers participated in the rally. They headed south on Interstate 5 and turned onto state Route 905, dodging the border.
The bikers say their message is not for the Mexican government.
“We just want to get a message loud enough to the White House for President Obama, to pick up the telephone to call the president of Mexico and get Tahmooressi free,” said “New York Myke,” who organized the rally.
San Diego police say they had five extra officers keeping a close eye on the border in case the group decided to protest at the San Ysidro border crossing.
Notice how it takes months before Obama sends reinforcements to the border to stop a flood of illegals from coming into our country, but when bikers go to protest, the police are immediately dispatched to watch them. I doubt that’s the kind of “hope and change” that most Americans would want for our warrior languishing in a foreign prison, but as long as the media refuses to cover it, he’s unlikely to receive any help.