Unreal! Obama State Dept. Tells Parents of Iraq Vet Held in Mexico They Can’t Do Anything to Help (Video)

Unreal. The parents of Jon Hammar, a former Marine held in Mexico on gun charges, were on with Bill O’Reilly tonight. The parents told O’Reilly the Obama State Department told the family “they can’t do anything” to help them.

Jon Hammar has been in a Mexican prison for four months on what is being called a trumped-up federal weapon charge. He was arrested Aug. 13 in Matamoros after he declared to Mexican customs agents a shotgun he planned to use for hunting in Costa Rica. He’s been held in jail since August and chained to a bed.

The Obama State Department says they can’t do anything.

Supporters of Marine Jon Hammar wage social media campaign to win his freedom.

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  • Iconoclast

    Maybe if joined the Muslim Brotherhood…

  • ★FALCON★

    Happy Kwanzaa,

    Love the Muslim Usurper.

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  • Navy Seal

    That is CRAZY!!! They don’t want to help…. He had the gun to go hunting & flobama’s not going to help… I bet if it was a liberal they would already be on U.S. soil with their family!!!!

  • Navy Seal

    He is a marine vet & they won’t go get him!!!! That is a disgrace!!! I would declare war on Mexico until they give him up… I fought in afgan & ask for nothing in return!!! He fought in Iraq for our country & Obama won’t go get him… Oh my goodness!!!!!

  • Buffalobob

    We don’t know the whole story. We have been told this man is being held in an Mexican jail, chained to his bunk. What I do know is you do not take a gun or a bullet into Mexico period. Unless you have some super Mexican document verified and authenticated, you are risking jail time. Jail will be the least of your problems. Next will come extortion of your family in the US by Mexican lawyers who will suck you and your family dry. Oh and spare me the fable that the US customs told you it was OK to take a gun into Mexico. Mexico is the poster country for gun control.

  • ★FALCON★

    I find it interesting that Jon Hammar is in jail for a weapons charge. The same Mexican penal / legal charge should be applied to Holder and Obama.

    CBS News: ‘Fast and Furious’ Gun Found At Site Where Mexican Beauty Queen Killed
    by: Sharyl Attkisson
    December 18, 2012 1:46 PM


    Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, tells CBS News that the Justice Department did not notify Congress that a Fast and Furious firearm was found at the scene in Sinaloa.

    CBS News learned the Romanian AK-47-type WASR-10 rifle found near her body was purchased by Uriel Patino at an Arizona gun shop in 2010. Patino is a suspect who allegedly purchased 700 guns while under the ATF’s watch.

    The “Fast and Furious” operation was launched in 2009 to catch trafficking kingpins, but agents lost track of about 1,400 of the more than 2,000 weapons involved.

    Authorities say the ring was believed to have supplied the Sinaloa cartel with guns. Mexico’s drug cartels often seek out guns in the U.S. because gun laws in Mexico are more restrictive than in the U.S.

  • Economan

    But the Mexican gov’t has no problem screaming about the supposed mistreatment of illegals and lobby to change our laws!?!?

    Send in some commandos.

  • ★FALCON★

    #5 December 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm
    Navy Seal commented:

    He is a marine vet & they won’t go get him!!!! That is a disgrace!!!

    This entire administration is an absolute disgrace. Horrid barely describes it. I can only hope they get their karmic justice sooner rather than later.

  • donh

    Evy ting FREE en AmeHeeKa…SI SE PUEDE. !!!…

    FREE AmeHeeKan en MeHeeCo …No Podemos Senior !!!

  • Patty

    Obama Leaves Marine Hero Rotting In Mexican Prison

    Barack Obama loves to give speeches in front of our troops.

    He stood on the shoulders—or rather the necks—of the SEALS who took out Osama Bin Laden, taking the credit for himself, even inviting Hollywood in to produce the Ode to Obama, aka Zero Dark Thirty.

    But after the troops have served their purpose, they are discarded as garbage.

    Case in point: Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, the two former Navy SEALS under fire at the CIA annex in Benghazi, who begged Washington to send help to the consulate to save Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, and a number of others. When Obama refused to send help to the consulate, they went themselves, risking their lives, saving Americans, and making their way back to the CIA safe house, where they met their doom after a second wave of the terrorist attack took them out after several hours.

    They cried out for help but nobody came. Obama had no use for them anymore.[………………]


  • Patty

    Another president would be called up on Charges. Obama is not conducting himself as any other president would or should. It is an outrage and it seems to be an inconvenience for this for Obama.

    How dare he not care about another American. His is obligated as a president to protect and serve the American people.

    God forbid something like this happen to his love one, he would do all in his power to get them out.

  • John747

    What do they mean – “They can’t do anything to help.” They could stop all money transfers between the US and Mexico until he’s returned. Or they could shut down the border. Either one would get the Mexican governments attention real fast!

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  • ★FALCON★

    #13 December 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    John747 commented:

    What do they mean – “They can’t do anything to help.”

    what they mean in communist speak is – they don’t want to do anything to change the situation. Therefore I conclude they are either pleased Hammar is in jail, or they just don’t care.

    Either way – that’s not a proper American response, not to mention a good way for the new Mexican President to make a good first impression.

  • Jeannie

    Patty, the treason is throughout and that is the reason we cannot get anywhere. Can you imagine if Trent Lott, Newt Gingrich or Condoleeza Rice had been called to testify on something and they’d had a ‘concussion’ that enabled them to avoid testifying on a charge that pretty much condemns the DOD for being completely renegade and collaborating with our enemies to destroy us?

  • Jeannie

    Killing our soldiers (for example sending more squads with no approval but by the DECREE of the president, to Turkey, where they will predictably be prevented from responding fully when they are attacked and vulnerable to UN pretensions of ‘humane’ warfare) or driving them to suicide is the goal of this administration.

    Do not forget the reporting in 20,000 vets who have been dragged to mental asylums to be examined, declared unfit to have weapons and stripped of their second amendment rights.

    Keep our consititutionally loyal defense completely away from their country or disarm them so when the “Obama youths” (also known as the murderous thugs that ‘powerful’ Rahl Emmanuel cannot seem to even remotely control, while keeping his citizens completely defenseless) gather Putin and Chavez and Castro and Kim Jong Un and the Taliban can praise the man they all recommended be re-elected.

  • DT

    No surprise at all… as an expat I’ve had my experience with the state dept. When I needed help or at least recognition as a US citizen I got neither. A complete waste of taxpayer dollars. The state dept. is nothing but training school for faceless and useless bureaucrats.

  • donh

    If Obama had a son, he wouldn’t look like Jon….. Besides… Obama gets off looking at that picture of a helpless bitter clinger white boy shackled around the ankle…..Revenge !

  • Jack

    So how about a platoon of Marines go there and take him back!

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  • if they didn’t want him to bring the gun into mexico why didn’t they turn him around and sent him back to the united states.

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  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Why, oh why do Americans even bother going to or even passing through that place? It’s basically lawless. For whatever quick or cheap thrills or gratification of any kind that can be had in Mexico, the ever-present danger of becoming a victim of either the endemic corruption or drug dealers’ violence is just too big a risk to take.

    While I feel for the former Marine, anyone foolhardy enough to still want to get mixed up with that failed country should be told in no uncertain terms that if they continue, they will be on their own, because that’s basically the predicament they will end up finding themselves in if they run afoul of what passes for law down there. Going in all guns blazing to extricate an American being unjustly held, while having a certain appeal, simply isn’t going to happen, and diplomatic overtures are not guaranteed to meet with success.

    Wanna eliminate ANY chance of trouble? The answer is simple: STAY AWAY FROM THERE.

  • Patty

    I really believe Washington feels if they just wait a few months things will get better across the Border.

    I know someone in Border Patrol, there Not.

  • cavt

    The dictator has no interest in helping our military–only using them for photo ops when needed.

  • Rock

    Fox covered this yesterday, supposedly the young man told American Border Agents he had the gun and was taking it through Mexico. The American Border agents had him fill out some paperwork and told him he was good to go. After passing the American side to the Mexican side he showed copy’s of the forms he had been given, and it all went south from there. Crap I hope some American agent did not set the young man up, but with this administration anything is possible.

  • Jeannie

    Blacque Jacque I find your comment to stay away from there extremely ironic. I live in California, home of ton of their illegals. So we’re not supposed to do anything but let them to take everything here in the states, i.e., be afraid of them, and we’re not supposed to be going there because we need to ‘be afraid’ of them.

    So to sum up your answer is to ‘be afraid’ of them.

    And we wonder why OBama got elected and CAnada doesn’t want Americans stupid enough to elect this government as their citizens.

  • Jeannie

    #27, Anybody else remember the female soldier visiting NYC who declared her gun and was then taken into custody and possibly facing decades of imprisonnment?

    As I recall, we’ve heard nothing about her…evidently we ‘can’t do anything’ about Herr Bloomberg and his idyllic internment of anyone who believes that second amendment rights are for anyone but those elected to oversee the minions.

    Folks, those in power are beginning a lot more of the indifference of the terrorists who had absolutely no compunction about killing 3000 AMericans in towers, in planes and in the Pentagon.

    The presidunce is only crying for the benefit of those who could be bought with a free cell phone and a bunch of racist, divisive, hate mongering. Those are who he has brainwashed for his own personal gain.

    Oh yes, “Michelle and I will be fine” is one of the true statements he made. His arrogance is that he believes that their election of him means blindness to the hypocrisy and the evil path of death that he is sowing. Babies, elderly, soldiers, innocent Mexicans to be killed by the drug cartel we’ve armed so that we can then disarm the nation.

    If Obama is not pure evil, he is at least pure misguided and yes, he heard every word of REverend Wright for 20 years and Reverend Wright, with only a little modification, would be right at home in the Taliban, substituting only Jews and Christians and Americans for whites.

    A stupid man has been elected by a stupid people who have been taught stupid things for 50 years, while those who knew better sought profit or sought ease.

    I will now make this a main bullet point: THERE WAS NEVER TO HAVE BEEN A CAREER IN POLITICS.

    OUr forefathers were businessmen and they knew everything you needed to know about the most important thing: taking care of their families: budget, civil obedience, courtesy, common sense, self-preservation, self-motivation, self-defense.

  • American Woman

    When an American is in trouble overseas they cannot count on this President or his Administration. If that American is white and a member of the military, forget about it.

  • the state dept. doesn’t help americans in trouble, ask chris stevens.

  • squeaky

    saw this on free republic…..who knows. of course, if one is evaluating for high impact timing bam could be angling for the “home for the holiday” extravaganza. a choreographed administration……….

  • Smarty

    He is a straight white vet, not one of Obama’s voting block so f&^$ him.

    That’s how it works, ask the Detroit Councilwoman.

  • FMB42

    Mexico is this country’s greatest enemy.

    Mexico is a virtual narco-state that spreads and/or deals little but misery and death.

    Mexican culture has a very long history of corruption, failure, and under-achievement.

    The thought of Obama giving Mexican illegal immigrants “amnesty” should be recognized as a serious threat to all legal law abiding U.S. citizens.

  • sjdauw

    You call the Mexican president and tell him, ” Hey Bud, I got 10,000 illegal Mexican citizen-criminals in jail. How about we send them all back to you this week, or release the Marine. Guess what would happen?

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  • Stella Baskomb

    “The parents told O’Reilly the Obama State Department told the family “they can’t do anything” to help them.”

    That same government has also been telling YOU it “can’t do anything” to help – while the economy and the culture slide into ruin.

    That’s why we need a new government.

    We had the chance only a month ago – – and a majority chose to keep the one we have.

    So in a way we deserve what we’re getting.

    And that is a government that can’t do anything” to help.

  • FMB42

    A “can’t do” Democrat party controlled by “can’t do” President Obama.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    The disgraceful thing is that Obama is a “can do” leader when it comes to:

    1. Breaking his promises (such as the one he gave to the Sandy storm victim).

    2. Begging for more money.

    3. Arranging for his next lobster dinner.

    4. Reserving his next golf tee time.

    5. Planing and/or scripting Hillary’s “run and hide” or “I’ve got a boo-boo on my head” excuse for her pathetic failures as Secretary of State.

    6. Shielding Holder from facing gun-running charges.*

    Meanwhile, this Vet’s best chance at being released will be when payment of a monetary hostage…er…”bail” demand has been made.

    * This, and the above, probably has a lot to do with Mexico’s reluctance to release Jon Hammar.

  • Elections have consequences: America earned its present circumstances all by itself – over the past 50 years of legislation. It has only to look in the mirror to see the image of its betrayal of ‘itself’ – in the image of Barack Obama’s lying Newtown tears. While America grovels and laments Sandy Hook it just keeps right on keepin’ on voting for the same old thing in the same old way – compounded on an order of magnitude that only a sick mind such as Barack Obama’s can reflect at par. .
    “Obama’s Schizophrenic Lie Technique” at:

    Elections Have Consequences: Isaac Newton’s “Third Law of Motion / : “There are no accidents” / Circa 17th c.

    Daily News / 12-14-12 /:’ President Obama fights off tears in Connecticut school shooting press conference / By Jonathan Lemire: “…The emotional, four-minute address showcased a side of Obama the public has rarely seen. Even some cable TV commentators who are never at a loss for words seemed stunned.”

    Monty Python / Circa 1969-74
    “French Soldier: You don’t frighten us with your silly knees-bent running around advancing behavior! “
    “God: If it’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s people groveling.”

  • kathy

    Of course we cant do anything, but we can certainly provide welfare, foodstamps and social security to all those in our country illegally! I say start deportations NOW.

  • Joanne

    You mean, ‘they won’t do anything.’

  • pksawyer

    I lived near this area in the past and remember several incidents in the late 80’s or early 90’s of people taking guns across the border by accident. International Blvd. in Brownsville,TX which leads to the bridge is hard to leave as it becomes almost a one way street and you can get stuck crossing the bridge even though you may not want to.

    There is a lot of hunting in this area and some of these people brought hunting rifles across the border and they ended up in the Matamoros jail. It is a way for MX to extort money from their families although MX takes it’s gun laws very seriously. Anyway the State Dept. got involved and they were released. This State Dept is lying.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    So to sum up your answer is to ‘be afraid’ of them.

    Who said anything about being afraid? It has little to do with blind fear. When unnecessary trouble can be easily avoided, it would be the height of idiocy to proceed as if it were no big deal. Mexico is not U.S. territory, and our laws and sense of fairness don’t apply there. If YOU want to be big and brave and waltz right in there for whatever reason, that’s entirely up to you, but if you end up inadvertently getting entangled in their “justice” system then you are pretty much at their mercy. If you think Mexican prisons are comparable to U.S prisons, then you’re going to be in for a big surprise if you ever go down there and get picked up by the local constabulary.

    And please, don’t try to frame my views on Mexico as having some component of fear involved with regard to their illegals on U.S soil. I’m all for rounding them up and deporting them, no questions asked. No amnesty, no nothing. The leniency toward illegal immigrants here has gone on for too long, and what needs to happen is for all of them to be sent back with an exhortation to get in line like everyone else.

  • Linda

    This is infuriating!



  • mach37

    reply to #22 – they wanted him to come in so they could arrest him and have his family pay tribute money to get him released. I have read so many first-person accounts of gringos being arrested on minor charges, then released as soon as the “law enforcement officer” was paid a bribe. Apparently Hammar’s jailers were not clear enough on what it would take to get him released earlier.

  • urbanacres

    Then the lying Muslim terrorists stands there and says they leave no soldier behind. Why won’t anyone call him on his constant lies?