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Violence leads U.S. to close consulate
cnn.com ^ | 7 29 05

Posted on 07/30/2005 1:39:55 PM PDT by freepatriot32

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) -- The United States is closing its consulate in this violence-wracked border city for a week following a shootout in which assailants used machine guns, grenades and even a rocket launcher to attack a home, the U.S. Ambassador said Friday evening.

In a statement from Mexico City, Tony Garza said "in light of this alarming incident and continued violence along the border, I have decided to suspend all operations except for emergency services for American citizens," for one week beginning Aug. 1.

He said temporarily closing the consulate would allow officials to "access the security situation for our employees, American travelers to the region, and visitors to the consulate" and that during that time "we will be gauging what should be a swift and certain response from the government of Mexico, to bring this situation under control."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 07/30/2005 1:39:56 PM PDT by freepatriot32
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To: freepatriot32; bayourod; Dane; Cultural Jihad

Yes, these peace loving, hard working Mexicans are just doing the jobs Americans wont do.


2 posted on 07/30/2005 1:45:28 PM PDT by axes_of_weezles (mainstream extremist (Ha))
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To: freepatriot32

Mexico's response will be more free busses to the U.S. border.


3 posted on 07/30/2005 1:50:26 PM PDT by Highest Authority (DemonRats are EVIL)
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To: freepatriot32

Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Be Ever Vigilant!

Minutemen Patriots ~ Bump!


4 posted on 07/30/2005 1:50:28 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: freepatriot32
a shootout in which assailants used machine guns, grenades and even a rocket launcher to attack a home

Oh my gosh! We are losing the war in Mexico.

5 posted on 07/30/2005 1:51:06 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (J.Y. Chen, Chinese paleontologist)
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To: freepatriot32
Another argument for open borders.
6 posted on 07/30/2005 1:54:58 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: freepatriot32
"assailants used machine guns, grenades and even a rocket launcher to attack a home"
Sounds like the United States needs to engage in a "Struggle against Extremism" south of the border.
7 posted on 07/30/2005 2:07:16 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Minutemen
From whacking pinatas to attacking homes with rocket launchers.

Civilization on the march souse of the border!

Leni

8 posted on 07/30/2005 2:11:01 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Jeff Chandler

Mexico should (it won't do it, of course) form an unbroken line in from of the city and start to sweep the area. Decent are moved out of the city and behind. The terrorists are destroyed as they move forward. The city can be rebuilt afterward.


9 posted on 07/30/2005 2:27:56 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: freepatriot32
The United States is closing its consulate in this violence-wracked border city for a week following a shootout in which assailants used machine guns, grenades and even a rocket launcher to attack a home

Coming to a city in the US.

10 posted on 07/30/2005 2:31:21 PM PDT by RIGHT IN LAS VEGAS
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To: Abram; AlexandriaDuke; Annie03; Baby Bear; bassmaner; Bernard; BJClinton; BlackbirdSST; ...
Libertarian ping.To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here
11 posted on 07/30/2005 2:52:14 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (I WONDERED WHY THE FRISBEE WAS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER... THEN IT HIT ME)
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To: Wolfie

ping


12 posted on 07/30/2005 2:52:35 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (I WONDERED WHY THE FRISBEE WAS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER... THEN IT HIT ME)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Anyone wanna bet that the weapons are from China?


13 posted on 07/30/2005 2:53:29 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Islam is not a religion, but rather a means of world conquest" - ALAN BURKHART.COM)
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To: axes_of_weezles; freepatriot32; HiJinx; gubamyster; B4Ranch

Why oh why did you ping those guys???

Better balance it out...

So anyway, back to the story. Any word on how Fox plans on cleaning this up? Any statement from our government condemning the violence and absolute terror going on over there? After all, we did have to shut down the embassy because of it.


14 posted on 07/30/2005 3:39:26 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl ("President Bush, start building that wall"!)
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To: freepatriot32

Hell, bulldoze the consulate and CLOSE THE BORDER!!!


15 posted on 07/30/2005 3:44:37 PM PDT by AFreeBird (your mileage may vary)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 4.1O dana super trac pak; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

ping


16 posted on 07/30/2005 8:14:16 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster
following a shootout in which assailants used machine guns, grenades and even a rocket launcher to attack a home

Only doing the shootouts tha . . .

Awwwwwwww, forget it, I don't have that much sarcasm to throw around.

17 posted on 07/30/2005 8:24:23 PM PDT by Petruchio ( ... .--. .- -.-- / .- -. -.. / -. . ..- - . .-. / .. .-.. .-.. . --. .- .-.. / .- .-.. .. . -. ...)
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To: freepatriot32
assailants used machine guns, grenades and even a rocket launcher

Which they purchased with drug profits that were inflated by anti-drug laws.

18 posted on 07/30/2005 9:09:24 PM PDT by Know your rights (The modern enlightened liberal doesn't care what you believe as long as you don't really believe it.)
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To: Travis McGee

It's starting.

PING!


19 posted on 07/30/2005 9:18:51 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: RandallFlagg

Don't worry, this will all stop once we are joined with Mexico in the North American Union.


20 posted on 07/30/2005 9:26:37 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: freepatriot32

Bump!


21 posted on 07/30/2005 9:33:38 PM PDT by Pro-Bush (We're not vigilantes! We're undocumented Border Patrol agents!)
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To: Travis McGee

You got that right. Those little gangsters here in the U.S. would be doing that here if they could get away with it.


22 posted on 07/30/2005 10:29:15 PM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside (The stink you smell are the liberals fuming after Ann speaks!!!)
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside
Lucky for us, the border has been sealed air-tight since 9-11.


23 posted on 07/30/2005 10:31:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee

Yep. That's the sad truth.


24 posted on 07/30/2005 10:54:08 PM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside (The stink you smell are the liberals fuming after Ann speaks!!!)
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To: gubamyster

Thanks for the ping.


25 posted on 07/31/2005 2:50:27 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: freepatriot32

And to think these are the folks that Dick Armey is getting paid to do some PR.


26 posted on 07/31/2005 4:53:00 AM PDT by junta (Is Mexico an ally in the WOT?)
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To: gubamyster

Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Be Ever Vigilant!

Minutemen Patriots ~ Bump!


27 posted on 07/31/2005 6:44:14 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: freepatriot32

Reminds me of the South Side of Chicago back in the Capone days. I wonder what the connection could be?


28 posted on 07/31/2005 7:38:17 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: axes_of_weezles

Don't you know they leave all the undesirable cultural stuff at the border.....you wascally wacist you!


29 posted on 07/31/2005 11:54:30 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: Wolfie
I wonder what the connection could be?

Ooh! Oooh! I know! Trafficking in a controlled substance?
30 posted on 08/01/2005 5:46:13 AM PDT by BJClinton (Are you aware that the First Amendment secures your right to refrain from incessant carping?)
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