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Shootout kills 16 in Mexico's Acapulco resort
Associated Press ^ | June 7, 2009

Posted on 06/07/2009 7:52:45 AM PDT by george76

A military official says 15 gunmen and a soldier were killed in a two-hour shootout in the heart of Acapulco’s hotel zone.

The army colonel ... says the gunmen opened fire with assault rifles and about 50 grenades on soldiers who arrived at the house. The soldiers found four Guerrero state police officers inside the house who said they were being held captive by the gunmen.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: acapulco; assaultrifles; grenades; mexico; shootout; tm; tourism; wod

1 posted on 06/07/2009 7:52:45 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Lovely country mexico /s


2 posted on 06/07/2009 7:54:18 AM PDT by Charlespg
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To: george76

16? Don Corleone would wretch.


3 posted on 06/07/2009 7:54:46 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Death to Databases.)
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To: george76

Acapulco’s hotel zone use to be safe, now it’s turning into another off limits for tourists. What next Playa de Carmen


4 posted on 06/07/2009 7:56:29 AM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin st)
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To: SunkenCiv; neverdem

Mexico should ban assault rifles and grenades ...

/s


5 posted on 06/07/2009 7:58:13 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

At least Juarez and Tijuana are still safe.


6 posted on 06/07/2009 7:59:02 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: george76
The soldiers found four Guerrero state police officers inside the house who said they were being held captive by the gunmen.

I wouldn't believe them...

7 posted on 06/07/2009 8:02:03 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: george76

Which will no doubt renew Obama and Holder’s calls for taking the guns of legal, law-abiding AMERICANS away. Gotta love that logic.


8 posted on 06/07/2009 8:07:37 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Flycatcher

Headless bodies found along Rosarito toll road.

Forensic investigators were trying to determine whether the severed heads of two men discovered in eastern Tijuana early yesterday belonged to two headless bodies found more than eight hours later at the opposite end of town.

The bodies, both charred, were reported at 1:30 p.m. on the side of the coastal toll road between Tijuana and Rosarito Beach.

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/jun/06/1m6tjdead232935-headless-bodies-found-along-rosari/?tijuana&zIndex=111921


9 posted on 06/07/2009 8:20:42 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

But were they using American guns? Because that would make a huge difference.


10 posted on 06/07/2009 8:23:31 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: george76

Used to go to Rosarito Beach as a kid. Now there isn’t enough money in the world to get me to step across the border.


11 posted on 06/07/2009 8:25:11 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood
I wouldn't believe the four Guerrero state police officers who said they were being held captive by the gunmen...

Sir Francis, there are times when your lack of faith in your Mexican fellow man is apalling. The Guerrero State Police is as fine a body of men as any I have met during my Latin American adventures.

12 posted on 06/07/2009 8:26:11 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Election of 2008: Given the choice between stupid and evil, the stupid chose evil.)
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To: Charlespg

Is this part of the “all-inclusive” pkg. at the resorts


13 posted on 06/07/2009 8:38:22 AM PDT by mmanager (It is time to prune the tree.)
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To: Charlespg

There are some screamin’ vacation deals there right now.

And those paying attention know why...


14 posted on 06/07/2009 8:51:45 AM PDT by RobRoy (This too will pass. But it will hurt like a you know what.)
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To: george76
the gunmen opened fire with assault rifles and about 50 grenades on soldiers

That must be why there are no grenades on the shelves of WalMart's in the Southwest, nor at the guns shows in the area.

Right??

15 posted on 06/07/2009 8:52:16 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: george76
the gunmen opened fire with assault rifles and about 50 grenades

These damn Mexicans are always buying up all the grenades at the gun shows, never leaving any for anybody else.

16 posted on 06/07/2009 8:54:22 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Gitmo detainees to Alcatraz!)
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To: george76; All

This is a drop in the bucket for Mexico.

For all the south of the border news check keyword NAFBPO. There were several beheadings last week.

The latest M3Foreign news report here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2265732/posts


17 posted on 06/07/2009 9:08:58 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: george76

Isn’t it possible to determine if the alleged hostages had any gunpowder residue on their hands or clothing?

Or is that only the stuff of CSI scripts?


18 posted on 06/07/2009 9:12:57 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: george76

That’s got to do wonders for tourism.


19 posted on 06/07/2009 10:00:24 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: george76

20 posted on 06/07/2009 10:12:00 AM PDT by traumer
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To: Pearls Before Swine

This is the kind of news I always think of when I watch HGTV’s House Hunters International. They show these single women or soft retirees buying/moving to Central and South American countries and I always wonder—why, why, WHY would anyone, especially these people, think it’s a good idea to relocate to a place like that because it has a beautiful view? There are millions of beautiful views here in the States and 1)you speak the language, 2)no one will resent you for your American imperialism, 3)you’re not see as potential ransom material, 4)beheadings and Uzis aren’t particularly popular in the USA, 5)you’re a real citizen here with real rights, and 6)you can have access to a gun, ADT and EMTs.


21 posted on 06/07/2009 10:25:12 AM PDT by Bookbuck
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To: Bookbuck

Your comment on expatriates was right on the mark, although my quick comment was aimed more at transient tourism than expatriate retirees. I’ve seen or heard of mountain tropical Mexico and Costa Rica going from wonderful to suspect. At the moment, I hear good things about Panama, but once the easy pickings move in, the vultures follow.


22 posted on 06/07/2009 12:47:45 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: george76

I really have no idea why any tourist would want to go to that miserable hole of a country.


23 posted on 06/07/2009 1:55:19 PM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: george76
The BBC has a video that shows the weapons seized.

Here

24 posted on 06/07/2009 2:00:08 PM PDT by csvset
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To: mmanager

“Is this part of the “all-inclusive” pkg. at the resorts”

That is why they don’t have any thrill movies on pay per view in the hotels. If you want excitement you are instructed to take a walk around town.


25 posted on 06/07/2009 4:59:07 PM PDT by doc
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To: george76; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
15 gunmen and a soldier were killed in a two-hour shootout... the gunmen opened fire with assault rifles and about 50 grenades on soldiers who arrived at the house. The soldiers found four Guerrero state police officers inside the house who said they were being held captive by the gunmen.
That's only one gunman every 8 minutes, big deal. Sound like the worst gunmen ever, btw. ;') Thanks geo.
26 posted on 06/07/2009 8:10:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Charlespg
I can't understand people visiting Mexico but maybe now there will be less....

sorry Mexico.....but you're destroying tourism ...

27 posted on 06/07/2009 11:46:36 PM PDT by cherry
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To: george76

whatever happened to just a little pot smuggling and pig roasts back in the old days with the Falcon family in Monterey

that was the state of dope smuggling in the 70s and early 80s in Old Mexico

now it’s nuts....


28 posted on 06/07/2009 11:57:06 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama .....you are not my friend. You are an enemy of this nation and my culture and traditions)
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To: wardaddy
Dear wardaddy, in the late 1950's when marijuana was just getting started, it was a minor part of the lifestyle of la jeunesse dorée in just a few parts of the country, an accoutrement of the haute bourgeoisie,.

LSD was legal and limited to weird graduate students; Cocaine, part of the lifestyle of the rich and famous. The poor were on Heroin.

What the '60's did was widen the drug choice for the lower classes, who jumped in with both nostrils and lungs. It's the difference between cool book-reading jazz'n'poetry Beatniks and illiterate, stupid, dirty Hippies, with their daft commercial counter-culture, which has led uis inexorably to the reign of Obamma I.

29 posted on 06/08/2009 6:47:03 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Election of 2008: Given the choice between stupid and evil, the stupid chose evil.)
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To: george76; NorwegianViking; Texas resident; GulfBreeze; rellimpank; AH_LiveRight; BGHater; nbhunt; ..

Ping!))

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


30 posted on 06/08/2009 11:39:04 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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