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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 04:49 AM

Mexico Shooting: Federal Cops Open Fire At U.S. Embassy Vehicle

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Source: Huffington Post

Huffington Post | By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | 08/25/12 05:51 PM ET AP

MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities are trying to sort out why a U.S. Embassy vehicle was ambushed by federal police on a rural back road in mountains south of the capital, leaving two U.S. government workers wounded. Officials from both nations said federal officers were chasing criminals Friday morning when a hail of bullets was fired at the embassy sport utility vehicle carrying the two employees and a Mexican Navy captain.

Federal police earlier said men in four vehicles had fired at the embassy SUV, and a Mexican Attorney General's Office spokesman confirmed Saturday that all were federal police units. He could not be named because he was not authorized to speak on the record.

The official said that Mexico's top police official, Public Security Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna, went to the site of the shooting, indicating the sensitivity and tension over a situation that involved an attack not only on U.S. officials, but on Mexican Navy personnel as well.

The U.S. Embassy took nearly 12 hours to issue a statement Friday, but described the incident as an "ambush." U.S. officials did not identify the wounded employees or their assignments or agencies, saying only that they were heading to a military training base south of Mexico City and traveling with a Mexican naval captain, who was not seriously injured. The Mexican official said 12 police officers had been detained.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/25/mexico-shooting_n_1829923.html

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DeSwiss Aug 2012 OP
dipsydoodle Aug 2012 #1
valerief Aug 2012 #2
panzerfaust Aug 2012 #3
wordpix Aug 2012 #4
tama Aug 2012 #5
flamingdem Aug 2012 #6
Dickeylee Aug 2012 #7
Dickeylee Aug 2012 #8
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itsrobert Aug 2012 #10

Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 05:00 AM

1. Posted in LBN on Friday

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 08:02 AM

2. Ah, the latest in this wacky War for, er, on Drugs. nt

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 08:12 AM

3. Drug Deal Gone TU? (Oh, and special thanks to ever-vigilant LBN-Police)

 

Not on MY LBN!

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 08:34 AM

4. are US officials being corrupted and actively involved in distribution?

Fact is, drug cartels have lots of $$ and can corrupt officials on both sides of the border to get the drugs where they want it to go.

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 09:54 AM

5. A signal?

 

"… This is how “negotiations” take place with cartels, through signals. There are no meetings, etc…."
http://www.narconews.com/Issue67/article4621.html

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Response to tama (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:18 AM

6. narconews is a good read! n/t

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:20 AM

7. Maybe this explains the shooting?

Go here
Must Read: To Die in Mexico by John Gibler
very sobering...

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:25 AM

8. Try again

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Response to Dickeylee (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:51 AM

9. Welcome to DU!

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 11:00 AM

10. Locking Duplicate Topic

Please be mindful with HuffPost articles, they have a habit of recycling older news stories as "breaking news".

Please continue discussion here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014205997

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