Move over France, Egypt, Vermont and Pepsi. Mexico has now joined the list of Places And Things Bill O’Reilly Wants Us To Boycott.
O’Reilly said in his Talking Points last night:
It is time for all of us to stop going there. That country’s not our friend. It knows and helps the millions of people that are crossing its territory to enter the U.S.A. illegally. Mexico is allowing that to happen. Why? Because they don’t really like us and they’re corrupt.
…Add to that the Marine, Sgt. Tahmooressi, who has post traumatic stress disorder, incarcerated down there, and you have Mexican President Nieto giving us the middle finger.
Well, you know what, Mr. Nieto? You know what? I am not going to your country and I am asking every American to boycott you! Because you and your government is (sic) harming the USA.
Tourism in Mexico a $12 billion industry and America provides about half that. So let’s stop rewarding Mexico until they stop hurting us!
O’Reilly has threatened to boycott Mexico at least twice before.
And, while we’re at it, what do you think about the little detail that he cannot as yet be allowed to return to “his place” because his whole family is at risk of retaliation by the very people who say they respect the troops?
Before you answer, however, please do recall that the claims that Bergdhal was a deserter are still being nvestigated. Personally, I shall continue to consider him innocent until proven guilty on that charge.
O’Reilly is one of those “Let’s you and that other person fight” sort of guys: you know, the ones who like a good fight so long as it’s not him who’s agonna do the fighting. A truly despicable man on so many fronts, but never in a combat zone.
I am not judging the soldier. I do not know what happened and I have no opinion on whether his story is true or not. What is clear is that he broke Mexican law and they have every right to prosecute him.
Now, the U.S. has every right to work to get him back, too and maybe they should be working more than they are, I don’t know. I don’t know enough about the facts.
But for O’Reilly to demand that Mexico do his bidding – or else! – smacks of self-interest more than any sincere interest in working to get the soldier released. Otherwise, he’d be probing and questioning and building a real case, not threatening and grandstanding.
Oh, right… Fox News said that the sixth Amendment doesn’t apply to him, so get a rope.
Don’t tell me I have to care about this guy because of Salute the Troops. I don’t salute the troops of Abu Grahib. I don’t salute the soldier who went into an Afghan village at the dead of night and murdered 12 villagers. I don’t salute unhonorable men in uniform like Oliver North. And I don’t salute some dumb ass ex-Marine that tried to bring three weapons across another countries’ border, against their laws, and claim he took a wrong turn. Appreciation for America doesn’t mean acceptance of all actions by Americans.
Like Mr. West said below, all he has to do is remind his viewers when travelling to a foreign country, abide by their laws and don’t bring guns across the border. Not too hard to do. Instead he calls for his third boycott of Mexico. And as the previous two times, I’m sure all Americans will heed his call.
Oh, wait. That’s too sensible for FoxNoise viewers to hear and too sensible for HRF* Billo to say.
*His Royal Falafelness
problem . Such insights and knowledge shouldn’t be wasted on an armchair brigade. The pompas ass is getting worse and worse .
Maybe Mexicans should counter with refusing to work as landscapers, nannies, and drug-suppliers for these same people.
Guess who will give in first?
“Is this a double secret probation situation?”
LMAO! If it is ez, there’s only one logical thing for Mexicans to do:
THROW A BIG TOGA PARTY just like the Deltas did in that classic movie "Animal House!