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3 U.S. Marines shot in Mexico
CNN ^ | 1:52 pm ET August 24, 201

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anotherdeadamerican; marines; mexico; warnextdoor; wot

1 posted on 08/24/2012 1:38:53 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

OK ..I’ve had it. No more illegals and no more money going south. No more supporting Obama’a mafia and drug cartels.


2 posted on 08/24/2012 1:41:37 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And the beat goes on.


3 posted on 08/24/2012 1:44:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: All

H/T to the Drudge Report!


4 posted on 08/24/2012 1:45:01 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

When are they going to follow CENTCOMs lead and just say all troops WILL be armed at all times?


5 posted on 08/24/2012 1:45:45 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

When did the Marines invade Mexico?


6 posted on 08/24/2012 1:51:37 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: occamrzr06; NormsRevenge; Marine_Uncle; SunkenCiv; cripplecreek; dalebert; blam
From the CNN Full story:

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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?

7 posted on 08/24/2012 1:53:00 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: biff

US Embassies have Marines stationed as protection for the embassy and it’s diplomats.


8 posted on 08/24/2012 1:56:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Sorry, did not apply /S tag. Was meant as a joke, especially considering everything else this admin does is.


9 posted on 08/24/2012 2:03:39 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Could be the Anheuser Busch cartel.

Oh wait, we haven't had alcohol cartels since we gave up that fool's errand known as Prohibition.

10 posted on 08/24/2012 2:08:10 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: dalebert

30 illegals busted in a Mexican Meth ring in my tiny town today.


11 posted on 08/24/2012 2:08:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


12 posted on 08/24/2012 2:13:24 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: All

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.


13 posted on 08/24/2012 2:13:46 PM PDT by I_Publius
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To: mylife

but what will happen to the. we are over run here.


14 posted on 08/24/2012 2:17:05 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Big EFFING Mistake Mexico.


15 posted on 08/24/2012 2:22:30 PM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


16 posted on 08/24/2012 2:26:21 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"diplomatic mission."
Seems that is out of the AOR of Marines. Perhaps they where attached to some SOPS group given special assignment. As you correctly informed another Freeper, Marines are attached to Embassy Guard. But to go out on some hair brained diplo mission?
17 posted on 08/24/2012 2:32:12 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: dalebert

Hoo Boy!!
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.


18 posted on 08/24/2012 2:34:20 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: cripplecreek

19 posted on 08/24/2012 2:36:47 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: I_Publius

Location should have read...la pera, not la perla.


20 posted on 08/24/2012 2:40:56 PM PDT by I_Publius
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To: mylife

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.

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/mexican-navy-police-fired-1505550.html


21 posted on 08/24/2012 2:45:44 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“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!

FACT.


22 posted on 08/24/2012 2:51:18 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Sequoyah101

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.


23 posted on 08/24/2012 2:55:37 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: InsidiousMongo

“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!


24 posted on 08/24/2012 2:59:04 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: dalebert

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.


25 posted on 08/24/2012 3:13:46 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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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.

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2012/08/mexico-city-3-us-marines-or-diplomats.html


26 posted on 08/24/2012 3:20:54 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
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.....


27 posted on 08/24/2012 3:26:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: biff
When did the Marines invade Mexico?

The US Marines invaded Mexico in October 1847.

And again in 1914.

28 posted on 08/24/2012 3:39:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: dalebert
>"No more supporting Obama’a mafia and drug cartels."

Supply, LE, or both?

29 posted on 08/24/2012 3:39:47 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: I_Publius
"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 it has gotten bad in the past 4 years. Now it is no longer a nice suburb of D.F. but rather a breeding/nesting ground for cartel and other bad element. Wife's family has a house there. Not the childhood playground it once was.

And I've been down that hairpin turn - many don't make the turn.
30 posted on 08/24/2012 3:51:18 PM PDT by time4good
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

OK was it US Marines— or MExican Marines? I’ve heard both.


31 posted on 08/24/2012 3:57:44 PM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: mylife

The Federales are as big a bandits as the cartels.


32 posted on 08/24/2012 4:13:48 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest, additional:

Gunmen attack U.S. diplomatic vehicle in Mexico
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2922468/posts


33 posted on 08/24/2012 5:01:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AuntB

What a bunch of confusion as to just what happened.


34 posted on 08/24/2012 5:40:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: AuntB

Yeah, no kidding...

Hard to believe everyone is not aware of that.


35 posted on 08/24/2012 7:51:07 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mylife
30 illegals busted in a Mexican Meth ring in my tiny town today.

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

36 posted on 08/25/2012 4:10:27 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: dennisw

I can’t argue with any of that.


37 posted on 08/25/2012 7:15:46 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
From the AP:
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.
38 posted on 08/25/2012 8:26:36 AM PDT by LibWhacker (block)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


39 posted on 08/25/2012 9:32:02 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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?????


40 posted on 08/25/2012 10:46:45 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Iron Munro

Cool Munro. I was just wondering about 2012.


41 posted on 08/25/2012 6:20:21 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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