Skip to comments.Violence leads U.S. to close consulate
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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You got that right. Those little gangsters here in the U.S. would be doing that here if they could get away with it.
Yep. That's the sad truth.
Thanks for the ping.
And to think these are the folks that Dick Armey is getting paid to do some PR.
Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!
Be Ever Vigilant!
Minutemen Patriots ~ Bump!
Reminds me of the South Side of Chicago back in the Capone days. I wonder what the connection could be?
Don't you know they leave all the undesirable cultural stuff at the border.....you wascally wacist you!
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