Letter to Secretary Clinton and Secretary Napolitano about US Marine held in Mexico prison


by Greta Van Susteren Posted in: bipartisan letter, Congresswoman Ileana R, Jon Hammar, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

In Strong Bipartisan Effort To Help Bring Jon Hammar Home, Ros-Lehtinen Leads Letter

Signed By 68 Other Members Of Congress Asking Secretary Clinton and Secretary Napolitano

To Exhaust All Avenues To Bring Jon Home

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) is leading an overwhelming bipartisan letter to two Cabinet Secretaries signed by 68 other Members of Congress advocating to bring U.S. Marine Jon Hammar home from a Mexican prison. The letter, directed at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, urges them to exhaust any and all diplomatic means to ensure the well being of this U.S. citizen and Marine veteran.

Said Ros-Lehtinen, “A bipartisan group of my colleagues and I are extremely concerned over the continued incarceration of Jon Hammar in a Mexican jail. Our letter to Secretary Clinton and Secretary Napolitano lets them know that we find this situation unacceptable. The details of Jon’s incarceration that the family has relayed to me are outrageous and appalling. This must be settled now and Jon must be allowed to come home immediately.”

Full text of letter is below:

December 19, 2012

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton The Honorable Janet Napolitano

Secretary of State Secretary Homeland Security

Department of State Department of Homeland Security

Dear Secretary Clinton and Secretary Napolitano:

We, the undersigned Members of Congress, would like to express our concern over the well being of a United States citizen, and Marine combat veteran, Jon M. Hammar, who is unjustly being imprisoned in Centro de Ejecución de Sanciones (CEDES) de Matamoros, Tamaulipas, since his August 13, 2012 arrest. We urge the State Department to use diplomatic means to ensure the well-being of Jon and make every effort, within all applicable rules and regulations, to bring Jon home.

Jon served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was honorably discharged in 2007 and served four more years of inactive reserves subsequent to his discharge. He was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – having seen his Marine battalion suffer a large number of casualties in Fallujah and elsewhere – and voluntarily checked himself into a PTSD inpatient facility in August of 2011, graduating from the program in May of this year. Shortly after graduation, Jon and a fellow Marine from the inpatient program purchased an RV and planned a surfing trip from Florida to Costa Rica to help them cope with the stress of PTSD.

Along with his surf boards, Jon brought with him one of his most prized possessions – his great-grandfather’s old-fashioned Sears & Roebuck .410 bore shotgun. This is the smallest of the traditional shotgun sizes, used for small game hunting. Jon took all the precautions he believed necessary and honestly sought to fully abide by all laws and regulations regarding transporting his shotgun across the border, including Jon asking the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents for the proper procedures to do so. The CBP agents informed him that he could take his shotgun into Mexico as long as he registered it with the Mexican authorities.

We are extremely concerned over the role Customs and Border Protection has played in this situation. This is not the first time the role of CBP has come into question following the arrest of an American citizen in Mexico. Earlier this year, Jabin Bogan – who was driving a truck containing ammunition – stated that a CBP agent told him to make a U-turn in Mexico, and upon his return through the border, he was arrested on the accusation of smuggling ammunition. While the CBP insists it was not one of their agents who gave Mr. Bogan the bad directions, there can be no disputing its role in the Hammar incident. We would like to know how this could have happened, and why the CBP agents at the border gave Jon what was obviously wrong information.

Jon and his friend trusted that the CBP agents were giving him the correct information, so they crossed into Mexico and attempted to register the shotgun legally. He was arrested immediately while trying to declare the shotgun. Jon was told he was being charged with possession of an assault rifle which is restricted for military use and was taken to CEDES de Matamoros. While there, Jon was initially placed in the general population where he was beaten by the other inmates. His parents immediately began receiving extortion calls from these inmates. They were told that Jon would be killed unless the extortion money was paid. The inmates even forced Jon to speak to his parents on the phone and tell them to pay the money or he would be killed.

Jon’s parents contacted the U.S. consulate officials, who arranged for Jon to be removed from the general population. However, he was then isolated in a room where he was shackled to his bed and the wall, in a clear violation of his fundamental human right. This lasted for months, though we have been assured by the State Department that Jon is no longer being chained to his bed or the wall.

This situation is unacceptable. Though the State Department has provided updates on Jon’s well-being, it has not provided details on what our government is doing to get him released from prison. We urge the State Department to continue to press the Mexican authorities for a speedy resolution to this extremely unfortunate situation.

This case is of the utmost importance, and we would like these matters resolved as quickly as possible so that Jon can return home to be with his family before Christmas. Jon put his life on the line for our country, and the United States government has a responsibility to him and his family to do everything within its power to bring him home.

Sincerely,

Iran Has Obama in a Headlock


By James Lewis

Iran’s Armageddon cult now has Obama at its mercy. After appeasing the sadistic regime in Tehran for almost four years Obama only has to make it through the next two months without the Middle East blowing up, and he’s set for life. This is the last electoral test of his career, and maybe also the first real election he’s ever had to endure.

Obama’s political bind puts the mullahs in charge for the next two months, rushing to an irreversible grab for nuclear weapons. Obama will not do anything to stop them, because that would mean taking a career risk. He has never taken a risk that might endanger his political career. Never.

As a result, the United States has all the capability for destroying Iranian nuclear weapons before they break out, but we won’t use our might, because Obama cares about himself more than the safety of the world. Israel is a pawn in this game, but the real stakes are the Muslim Ascendancy — world power for the rising nuclear caliphates of the Muslim Middle East: Egypt, Turkey and Iran.

Israel is the scapegoat for a rising great power struggle, in which the left has taken sides against civilization. If that seems harsh, read Paul Johnson’s life of Winston Churchill or Niall Ferguson’s fine book Civilization: The West and the Rest —  and you see it happening again, right in front of our eyes. The Russians, the Muslims and the Chinese read history. Liberals don’t read history, because they prefer to live in delusion. It’s a choice.

I once played a chess game with an Israeli military guy, who only used his pawns to beat me in a dozen moves. I’m a middling chess player, and he put me in a Zugzwang, a double bind, where I could not use my strong pieces, the queen, bishops and knights. It was clever and fast. He had counted all the pawn moves and I was caught unawares. The mullahs practice chess moves on each other, with real human lives at stake. They are not “spiritual leaders” — they are medieval Popes, bloody-handed thug politicians who kill in the name of God.

Thirty years ago Khomeini suckered Jimmy Carter and Zbig Brzezinski in Iran until he was ready to humiliate them. The US Embassy occupation was Khomeini’s way of humiliating the United States, to show we were a paper tiger. Then Reagan took over and the US diplomats were released in record time. The mullahs are sadistic, but they backed down in the face of  overwhelming power. Obama won’t use the only kind of power they will recognize, so that the Saudis, who hate the mullahs, are being driven into their arms.

Today the mullahs have Obama in a Zugzwang, a double bind. He can’t act against them because they’ve got his number by now. He can’t afford not to act, because millions of sleeping US voters might finally wake up to his dangerous failures in the Middle East, not to mention our faltering economy. Rather than driving events, Obama has been cornered.

In typical Obama fashion he is blaming the victim, the people of Israel. BHO has always been on the side of Third World dictatorships. Three years after his famous speech from Al Azhar University in Cairo, swinging the United States behind the Islamist Ascendancy, the United States Embassy in Cairo has been sacked by a mob.  Syria is killing its own people with the active help of Iran and Russia. All over the Muslim world hateful Islamist throwbacks are taking over. Guess who is to blame? Yes.

In police states there are no “spontaneous” mob assaults on the embassy of a friendly power, with cops standing by and doing nothing. We pay a couple of billion per year to keep Egypt afloat, and now we have cynically pulled down the moderates in that country. This is Jimmy Carter’s embassy crisis all over again, and it’s no accident. Muslim Bro Morsi just went to Tehran to show common cause with the Islamic fascists over there. His fascism suits theirs, like Hitler and Mussolini, even if they are Shiites and he is a Sunni, enemies for the last thousand years.

In Egypt, Coptic Christian churches have been burned, and priests killed. Egyptian tanks — US-made main battle tanks — have been sent into the Sinai Desert near the Israeli border. Turkey is now run by a neo-Ottoman gang of thugs. Insanity is running amok again, and the New York Times can’t seeanything wrong. But that’s the New York Times for you.

Obama has just publicly refused to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu while he is in our country attending the UN General Assembly. Too busy, says our hero. It’s too hard to schedule.

The Democratic Convention surrendered to American Muslims with an elaborate prayer meeting, while dropping God and Jerusalem from their official platform. American Jews are fast losing power and influence, and radical Muslims are bringing Shari’a to America. You can see it happening.

Most American Jews are still brain-locked, because they are liberals. Half of American Jews will still vote for Obama rather than admit they were wrong — disastrously wrong — about liberalism ever since the radicals took over in 1968.

Obama’s surrender signals are understood all over the world, except at home. The United States no longer stands for freedom and democracy. Those are capitalist bourgeois values, and Obama sneers at you if you hold them dear. “If you built a small businessyou didn’t make that.” You are the subject of the state, which means you’re under Obama and his commissars. When Obamacare takes over, your very life will be at their mercy.

The United States now stands with the forces of destruction, the forces of women’s oppression. American feminists couldn’t care less, because they don’t care about women, any more than Stalin cared about peasants and workers. The twenty-year genocidal Sudanese regime is sitting on the UN Human Rights Commission, along with Iran and other sadistic tyrannies. The nuclear horse is out of the barn in Asia and the Middle East, while America and Europe are being driven into bankruptcy by the same ruling elite that bashes its democratic opponents, the real enemy in their eyes. Obama leaks word that his favorite bedtime reading is “American declinism” — a good thing, apparently, to our worst president.

If you point out those facts you’re a racist, and the average American is more afraid of being accused of racism than murder. After only four years in power Obama has the ship of state rocking dangerously back and forth, with Arctic icebergs floating ever closer. The ship’s captain is drunk on power and ego, and his inner circle hate the ship. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs just told the world he would not want to be “complicit” in Israel’s effort to defend itself from a genocidal enemy. “Complicit.” Yes, that’s what he said, and in this gang you know the word is coming from the top.

The Democrats are run by leftist radicals who want to turn America upside down — that’s what the word “revolution” means. They have fielded organized Occupy mobs, with central training, slogans, and tactics and a media claque. They have shape-changed the ACORN thuggery under different guises, and our obedient media can’t seem to figure it out. The Occupistas have trashed downtowns all over the country, just for practice, and in some places racist flash mobs have attacked whites and Asians. The left has raw demagogues at its disposal — Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton. They make their living from racial blackmail.

Obama and his minions have turned this election into the first trash-talking campaign in living memory. Without a shred of evidence Mitt Romney has been called a felon, a tax-cheat, a corrupt capitalist, a hater of women. The left gets away with it, and that tells them they are in control. Nobody dares to oppose them since they control the Organs of Propaganda — the media and the schools.

Israel is now scheduled to be the sacrificial lamb for Obama’s declinist sabotage. But Japan also depends on American defense guarantees, and so do Taiwan, the Philippines, and South Korea. Europe is defenseless without us. China just grabbed millions of square kilometers of mineral-rich ocean, by turning one tiny island into a Chinese “city.”

Obama said nothing.

Signals.

This is the Carter-Reagan election of 1980, where we barely escaped Jimmy Carter’s “declinism” by the skin of our teeth. It’s the Chamberlain-Churchill struggle that saved Britain from the Nazis, after dreadful suffering. It’s the surrender of the Sudetenland to Hitler, and the Yalta surrender to Stalin.

Mind-locked ideologues like Obama always make things worse. They surrender to aggressive radicals, hoping the crocodile will swallow them last. But nuclear crocodiles don’t have to play nice.

Obama wants to be historic, and he is. He will be remembered, not as the first black president of the United States, but as the worst black president of the United States. That is unfortunate, but history will judge by performance even if the voters are suckered.

If we luck out, we might be able to elect future presidents based on the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

Read more:http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/09/iran_has_obama_in_a_headlock.html#ixzz26LbEmBrH

Claim: Obama hid ‘gay life’ to become president by WND


Claim: Obama hid ‘gay life’ to become president

Stunner! A prominent member of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known, that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House.

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