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***CAPTION THIS*** Mexican Soldiers In Showdown With U.S. Marines At Funeral In Mexico (Photo)
Yahoo News (Photos) ^ | 6 July 2004 | Yahoo News (Photos)

Posted on 07/06/2004 2:31:28 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo

Mexican soldiers, left, in green argue with a group of U.S. Marines, two of whom were carrying non-working ceremonial rifles during the funeral of 22-year-old Juan Lopez in his hometown of San Luis de la Paz in central Mexico, Sunday, July 4, 2004. The U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, July 6, 2004 sent a diplomatic note to Mexico's government demanding to know why Mexican troops interrupted the funeral of a U.S. Marine who died in Iraq (news - web sites) and was being buried in his hometown in central Guanajuato state. Mexican soldiers with automatic weapons disrupted the graveside burial of Lance Cpl. Juan Lopez on Sunday, after taking issue with two non-working, ceremonial rifles carried by two Marines who traveled from the United States to take part in the funeral. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antius; ceremony; confrontation; ejercito; marines; mexicans; mexico; showdown; usembassy
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1 posted on 07/06/2004 2:31:35 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Well, until an apology is issued, we'll have to seal the border.

(then unplug the phone before Fox calls)

2 posted on 07/06/2004 2:33:49 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Notice the poor guy in the mariachi band standing behind them, wondering why he'd ever accepted this gig. Ay-yay-yay-yay!


3 posted on 07/06/2004 2:35:00 PM PDT by livius
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges.


4 posted on 07/06/2004 2:35:26 PM PDT by marblehead17
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Caption this. . I'll caption this. Hey, I bet we could kick the shyt out of these morons even with ceremonial rifles.


5 posted on 07/06/2004 2:35:28 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: AmericanInTokyo
If Mexico keeps up this kind of behavior, the government will just have to retaliate by cracking down on illegal immigration.


/s
6 posted on 07/06/2004 2:35:33 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Liberalism is the end result of too many people peeing in the gene pool.)
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To: dead

This pisses me off looking at that pic.


7 posted on 07/06/2004 2:36:17 PM PDT by cmsgop ( Bong Hits, Fraggle Rock Reruns and DU is no way to go through Life..............)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

One can understand why the Mexicans would get a bit edgy about US Marines in Mexico with weapons. We do have a bit of history with them, and it has generally been to our advantage.


8 posted on 07/06/2004 2:37:49 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Mexican soldiers with automatic weapons disrupted the graveside burial of Lance Cpl. Juan Lopez on Sunday, after taking issue with two non-working, ceremonial rifles carried by two Marines....

I would still bet my money on the Marines.....

9 posted on 07/06/2004 2:37:53 PM PDT by Onelifetogive
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To: AmericanInTokyo

"From the halls of Montezuma..."


10 posted on 07/06/2004 2:38:08 PM PDT by Joseph_CutlerUSA ("It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed. " -USAF Manual)
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To: reagan_fanatic

That's almost funny!

Har...


11 posted on 07/06/2004 2:38:08 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP (McClintock - In Your Heart, You Know He's Right)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The girl on the upper left (thinking to self):

"I..I....wouldn't mess....weeth...those gringoes, eef...I whur...joo....."

12 posted on 07/06/2004 2:38:30 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (***Since The Iraq War & Transition Period Began, NORTH KOREA HAS MANUFACTURED (8) NUCLEAR WEAPONS***)
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To: TheDon

The Mexican military has a bad habit of getting lost on our side of the border as well.


13 posted on 07/06/2004 2:39:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (you tell em i'm commin.... and hells commin with me.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The Mexicans soldiers in that photo are little poodles with an inferiority complex, bossing around those with more dignity ... because they can. Very "macho" of them. Little men.

FWIW, I lived in southern Mexico for about 9 months, and made some great friendships, so I'm not generalizing about *all* Mexicans.


14 posted on 07/06/2004 2:40:00 PM PDT by Theo
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I still say many have it wrong. The reason so many Mexicans are leaving Mexico is for reasons just like this. Mexico is a corrupt state. Someday the U.S. population of Mexican descent will turn the tables on Mexico and it will become the next U.S. State, actually maybe 31 additional States.


15 posted on 07/06/2004 2:40:07 PM PDT by mpreston
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To: AmericanInTokyo

"We have overrun your border, we have Social Security benefits, have in-state tuition, and now we're taking your honor. Hand over the drivers licenses and amnesty now! Your government doesn't care!"

16 posted on 07/06/2004 2:40:15 PM PDT by StoneColdGOP (McClintock - In Your Heart, You Know He's Right)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Drop the chalupa~


17 posted on 07/06/2004 2:40:44 PM PDT by rageaholic
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I'd be tempted to order a horizontal 21 gun salute.


18 posted on 07/06/2004 2:42:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: AmericanInTokyo
That appears to me to be one hair short of a diplomatic incident. Evidently the Mexicans are feeling froggy.

It just hit me ... France has everyone wanting to take a swing at us right now don't they? Maybe it is time for us to swing back.

Honestly, we really need to shut down that border so tight that air cannot squeeze through. We ARE being invaded ... I hope everyone understands that fact of the matter. And we are being invaded by a hostile enemy IMHO.
19 posted on 07/06/2004 2:42:36 PM PDT by JRPerry ("What You Think About You Do ... What You Do You Become.")
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To: cmsgop

It doesn't piss me off......it wouldn't have been a fair fight.....four Marines would have kicked the whole Mexican Armies ass..


20 posted on 07/06/2004 2:42:40 PM PDT by Dog (In Memory of Pat Tillman ---- ---- ---- American Hero.)
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To: StoneColdGOP
Guy in the suit in the lower right, to himself:

"O, Dios mio, I hope the norteamericanos don't call in an airstrike..ay yai yai..."

21 posted on 07/06/2004 2:43:46 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (***Since The Iraq War & Transition Period Began, NORTH KOREA HAS MANUFACTURED (8) NUCLEAR WEAPONS***)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

...anyone ever notice what @ssholes anyone who gets a "power position"in Mexico turns into?Mexican Federal police,State Police,hell,the Ciudad de Mexico Sanitation Dept.....once they get ANY job with "apparatchnik"type benefits,they immediately start pushing around anyone they can...including other people they grew up with..
I have'nt traveled South of the border in a while,but MAN.I always hated any situation where you could not lower your Policia profile.Pretty bad when the MM or Nuestra Familia has a better record of keeping their word than the civil servants or military


23 posted on 07/06/2004 2:45:33 PM PDT by gripper ("Does this mean we can hit back ,now?")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Bastards.


24 posted on 07/06/2004 2:48:22 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod ('I went to Vietnam, yada yada yada, I want to be President...")
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To: TheDon

If they can't tell a fight from a funeral, maybe it's time to refresh their memories...


25 posted on 07/06/2004 2:49:15 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: AmericanInTokyo

"Badges?...badges?....we don't got no badges...we don't need no stinkin bandges!


26 posted on 07/06/2004 2:52:24 PM PDT by kimoajax
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Marine; "4 marines, 50 mexicali army, this is not fair, you need 6 more mexican divisions".


27 posted on 07/06/2004 2:54:14 PM PDT by exnavy
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To: TheDon
Mexicans would get a bit edgy about US Marines in Mexico with weapons

That's ok. I get edgy about Mexicans with weapons in the U.S.

If this is true, I wonder what they'd do if a Spanish Army ceremonial unit came to town.

28 posted on 07/06/2004 2:56:27 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Vote Democrat - The Party of Stupid White Men)
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To: TheDon

We gave them the freakin' country back, I don't see why we should have to listen to their crybaby whining...for the last 156 years!

I think they either shut up, or we give them a reason to cry.


29 posted on 07/06/2004 3:05:36 PM PDT by Dead Dog (Expose the Media to Light, Expose the Media to Market Forces.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I noticed our Marine color guard appeared completely unflustered by the whole thing. The two with rifles are holding them properly, and although one of them may be whispering a Cheney-ism, they look professional.


30 posted on 07/06/2004 3:08:18 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Monthly Donors NEVER need tons click "co-ordinating")
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To: KB4W

Ping!


31 posted on 07/06/2004 3:09:09 PM PDT by arbee4bush ( I expressed myself forcefully and felt better after I did it-VP Cheney)
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To: StoneColdGOP
"Hand over the drivers licenses and amnesty now! Your government doesn't care!""

Ain't that the damn truth.
32 posted on 07/06/2004 3:16:21 PM PDT by NJ_gent
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To: FlipWilson

now you know mexico had a march of 300,000 people protesting the actions of the military and the police. these people complained about how these groups allow crime to occur,because they (the police and military) are part of the crime.


33 posted on 07/06/2004 3:19:47 PM PDT by q_an_a
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To: JRPerry
Maybe it is time for us to swing back.

We want everybody to like us, but it isn't happening. Go to plan B.

34 posted on 07/06/2004 3:22:17 PM PDT by RightWhale (Establish private property rights to outer space and eliminate public access easements on earth)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Well, they showed us Norteamericanos that we aren't the only ones who can be arrogant, insensitive arseholes.
35 posted on 07/06/2004 3:24:05 PM PDT by kezekiel
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I wonder if ceremonial rifles have real bayonets?


36 posted on 07/06/2004 3:24:28 PM PDT by Robert357
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To: Dead Dog

LOL!


37 posted on 07/06/2004 3:26:53 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON)
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To: TheDon

Perhaps Mexico needs another kick to the nether region to remind them what is meant by "From the Halls of Montezuma".

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli
We fight our country's battles
In the air on land and sea.
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to bear the title
Of United States Marines.


38 posted on 07/06/2004 3:27:24 PM PDT by Betis70
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To: RightWhale

Second the motion, Plan "B" has been seconded, All in favor say Aye...


39 posted on 07/06/2004 3:31:06 PM PDT by TexasTransplant ("You know, I think the best possible social program is a job" Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: TheDon
Hell, except for last year, our soccer team makes them edgy.
40 posted on 07/06/2004 3:31:44 PM PDT by Dead Dog (Expose the Media to Light, Expose the Media to Market Forces.)
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To: gripper

Once they get a job HERE in the U.S., they're officious a**h**es. Because they do so much shoplifting themselves and stealing from their employers HERE, they watch us for the same. I live in Mexifornia, by the way. . .

Once I wished Mr. President happy birthday today, I added in a link to this article and thread. Add this to the booing of the National Anthem at a soccer match in Mexico City, add to presidente fox's vocal opposition to the Coalition, mexico's friendliness with cuba, this DEMANDS a response.


41 posted on 07/06/2004 3:33:43 PM PDT by KiloLima
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Screw France. Right after that, Screw Mexico.

Those ungrateful suckers send all their unemployed to the States to make a living and then presume to tell us how to run our country.

If I were president, I would build a canal, 1,000 feet wide and 100 feet deep between The United States and that country to our south.


42 posted on 07/06/2004 3:44:47 PM PDT by Beckwith (Did Kerry commit murder in Viet Nam?)
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To: Beckwith

Not that I'm advocating your idea or anything, but wouldn't 20 feet deep (or less) do the job, too?


43 posted on 07/06/2004 3:49:11 PM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: Beckwith
"If I were president, I would build a canal, 1,000 feet wide and 100 feet deep between The United States and that country to our south."

They'd steal your water.

44 posted on 07/06/2004 3:49:43 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack ("We deal in hard calibers and hot lead." - Roland Deschaines)
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To: TheDon
One can understand why the Mexicans would get a bit edgy about US Marines in Mexico with weapons.

They weren't weapons. They were props.

45 posted on 07/06/2004 3:52:15 PM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Hey gringo! Yo Quiero Taco Smell!

Click the link for a few laughs!:

http://newgrounds.com/assassin/tacobell/


46 posted on 07/06/2004 3:52:26 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Beckwith

"If I were president, I would build a canal, 1,000 feet wide and 100 feet deep between The United States and that country to our south."

...And fill it with piranhas!!!


47 posted on 07/06/2004 3:56:24 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Go W in 2004 !!!!!)
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To: skeeter

They wanted to do a 21-gun salute for this kid who died a hero in Iraq. The mess-can govt said no. These ceremonial rifles were in the color guard. The mess-can army disrupted the funeral because of them.


48 posted on 07/06/2004 4:00:25 PM PDT by johnb838 (Understand the root causes of AMERICAN Anger.)
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To: Beckwith
If I were president, I would build a canal, 1,000 feet wide and 100 feet deep between The United States and that country to our south.

And fill it with these
Half an hour after being taken out of the water this piranha was still very much alive!

49 posted on 07/06/2004 4:02:10 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Most people talk a lot, few are up for the moment. Welcome to Freerepublic.com)
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To: Robert357

I don't know about bayonets, but they have real rifle butts.


50 posted on 07/06/2004 4:02:23 PM PDT by johnb838 (Understand the root causes of AMERICAN Anger.)
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