Skip to comments.3 U.S. Marines shot in Mexico
Posted on 08/24/2012 1:38:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Three U.S. Marines were injured in a shooting south of Mexico City on Friday morning, a Mexican military official told CNN Mexico.
The motive behind the attack on the American servicemen, who were on a diplomatic mission, was not immediately known.
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OK ..I’ve had it. No more illegals and no more money going south. No more supporting Obama’a mafia and drug cartels.
And the beat goes on.
H/T to the Drudge Report!
When are they going to follow CENTCOMs lead and just say all troops WILL be armed at all times?
When did the Marines invade Mexico?
The U.S. vehicle was attacked on a highway between Mexico City and Cuernavaca, near the town of Tres Marias.
Raises a question.....
What was the Diplomatic mission regarding?
They were out of the CIty....thus enemy territory.....were they armed?
US Embassies have Marines stationed as protection for the embassy and it’s diplomats.
Sorry, did not apply /S tag. Was meant as a joke, especially considering everything else this admin does is.
Oh wait, we haven't had alcohol cartels since we gave up that fool's errand known as Prohibition.
30 illegals busted in a Mexican Meth ring in my tiny town today.
Diplomatic mission? Ya right. These Marines were most likely involved in drug interdiction and just happened to get on the bad side of some cartel. Happens but we’ve done it to ourselves with the war on drugs which has done nothing but boost the profits the cartels see from running drugs and destabilized Mexico in the process as all that money buys corruption on both sides of the border.
I’m wondering if they were on the toll-road between Cuernavaca and D.F.? There is a huge switchback there called La Perla where you have to reduce your speed limit down to about 25 mph to get through it. Ambush type of area, IMHO.
Cuernavaca has long been the playground of the rich and infamous, since the Aztec days. It’s a gorgeous area and there is old money there. Probably went there to meet with other officials.
but what will happen to the. we are over run here.
Big EFFING Mistake Mexico.
the Mexican drug cartels don’t like anyone dressed in a US military uniform inside Mexico, unless of course they are delivery money to the cartel.
ABC radio just reported that it may have been Mexican Federales that opened up on the Marines, thinking they were part of a drug cartel.
Location should have read...la pera, not la perla.
Mexican cops did the deed. Mexico is f’ed up and needs to be walled off and all the Mexicans here need to be thrown back over the wall.
How I wish.
“The motive behind the attack on the American servicemen, “
DUH...they HATE us! They prove it every day! They break our laws and and laugh at our blood they shed. NO, NOT ALL MEXICANS, for you race baiters...but MOST of ‘em!
The problem is that the more Effed up Mexico becomes, the more who will flee here.
Federales used to be easy there.
Just slip’em a $20.
Now I wouldn’t feel safe there.
“Big EFFING Mistake Mexico.”
How so? 3 of our diplomats have been killed in Mexico before. Nothing happened.
25 Americans die nearly every day because of illegal aliens..most of ‘em Mexican. Nothing happens.
Many Americans have been killed in Mexico, nothing happens!
We give Mexico anything they demand, even our lives. NOTHING ever happens!
The drug cartels are an integral part of the Mexican government. The only way to cut of their money is to decriminalize drugs in the US. You willing to do that? I am.
Here are some reports...conflicting as they are...
A U.S. Embassy vehicle was attacked today south of Mexico City, and Mexican Federal Police also shot at the SUV during a confusing gunbattle, the Mexican Navy reports.
Two U.S. government personnel were wounded.
Update at 5:21 p.m. ET: At least four vehicles opened fire, the Mexican Navy says, though it hasn’t clarified how many were occupied by police.
HERE is how is describing what happened, based on what’s being shared at the moment:
The Navy said the embassy personnel were heading down a dirt road to a military installation when a carload of gunmen opened fire on them and chased them, along with a Navy officer accompanying them.
The Americans’ vehicle tried to escape, but three other cars joined the original vehicle in pursuing them down the road. Occupants of all four vehicles opened fire, and the Navy captain called more help. Federal police officers and Mexican army troops then showed up on the road. The statement does not make clear whose bullets injured the U.S. workers
Update at 4:43 p.m. ET: The Mexican Navy now says that federal police shot at the U.S. vehicle after it was attacked by a carload of unidentified gunmen, the Associated Press is reporting. It’s not clear whether the two U.S. personnel, traveling with a Mexican Navy officer, were wounded by bullets from the gunmen or the police.
The AP writes that it “appears to have been a case of a confused gunbattle” on a dirt road leading to a military installation. The gunmen fired on and chased the SUV, which bears diplomatic license plates, before the federal police arrived and began shooting. The gunmen escaped.
The BBC reports that more than 30 shots were fired and that the police were investigating a report of a stolen vehicle in the area.
Update at 3:22 p.m. ET: The Associated Press, citing an unnamed official, said two U.S. government personnel were hospitalized. One was shot in the stomach and a hand, and the other suffered a leg wound. They were in an armored SUV when they were fired on, reportedly by occupants of a Mexican Federal Police vehicle.
Neither works for the Drug Enforcement Administration or the FBI, but the official would not identify their affiliation.
Original post by Douglas Stanglin:
Update at 2:59 p.m. ET: CNN initially reported that three Marines on a diplomatic mission were injured and taken to a hospital in Cuernavaca.
CNN later says there are conflicting reports on the persons injured. The cable news network, however, continues to report that a U.S. diplomatic car was fired upon by gunmen purportedly in a Mexican federal police vehicle.
The Mexican newspaper EL SOL de Mexico reports that two DEA shooting instructors were among three people shot in an incident in the village of Fierro del Toro Huitzilac Township.
It says the Americans were traveling in a Toyota pickup with diplomatic plates.
The newspaper notes that “given the secrecy of the federal authorities,” Mexican police patrolling the area may not have been aware of the occupants of the vehicle and may have fired on it if the occupants did not stop.
CNN quoted an unidentified Mexican military official earlier as saying gunmen in a purported Mexican federal police vehicle fired on a U.S. Embassy vehicle in which Marines were riding.
Adding to the confusion, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials tells CNN that a U.S. diplomatic vehicle was “shot up” but that none of its officers was involved.
The Mexican military official told CNN that occupants of the U.S. Embassy vehicle were wearing civilian clothes and were on an undisclosed diplomatic mission.
The motive behind the attack on the American servicemen, who were
on a diplomatic mission, was not immediately known.
What a puzzle... If only there was some kind of a clue.....
Supply, LE, or both?
OK was it US Marines— or MExican Marines? I’ve heard both.
The Federales are as big a bandits as the cartels.
Thanks Ernest, additional:
Gunmen attack U.S. diplomatic vehicle in Mexico
What a bunch of confusion as to just what happened.
Yeah, no kidding...
Hard to believe everyone is not aware of that.
Any illegal POS caught here selling the devil's drug should be tried and executed or shot right on the spot. Michael Savage said yesterday that America is one huge all you can eat buffet for many of the foreigners. Legal and illegal. Freepers are asleep in that many of our legal immigrants these days are low quality, uneducated and idiots who only get in here due to family reunification. which is a crock of shit that intelligent nations like Canada and Australia minimize. Their legal immigrants are admitted based on skills and education for the most part
We, USA are the doormat of the 3rd world. They wipe their feet on us then embark on a life of scams and crimes. USA is like a candy store to them
I can’t argue with any of that.
Attacks on diplomatic personnel in Mexico were once considered rare, but this was the third shooting incident in two years.Obama just invites people to attack us.
Something strange going on here. A lot more to this story than we will ever find out. But, it reeks of lies, cover up, and corruption.
Why is it that this has been virtually MUM in the news? Why is it the STATE DEPARTMENT hasn’t condemned this? Where’s the outrage?????
Cool Munro. I was just wondering about 2012.