August 24th, 2012
02:05 PM ET

3 U.S. Marines shot in Mexico

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.

Unknown gunmen inside what was described as a Mexican federal police vehicle fired upon a U.S. Embassy vehicle that carried the U.S. servicemen, said the official, who declined to be named for security reasons.

The injured Marines were transported to a hospital in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

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  1. Fenderbassfan

    Nuke Mexico, then send all the illegals back there.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brian

      Uh...reverse that and then you've got it. 1. Deport the Illegals. 2. Then nuke Meeheeco.

      August 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • rogueoperator

      Yeah, we get it. There are libs with spoof accounts posing as racist conservatives. Soooo clever.

      August 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Ya don't need to create an account on this blog.
      Just change your u/n.
      Most people with integrity will not do that...and as I see, spoofing is alive and well, rougueoperator.
      Soooooo clever indeed.

      August 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Alec

    Drugs kill.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Bill Blomgren

    Get well Devil Dogs. Hope you get some pay back. Simper Fi.........

    August 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. honcho

    Were they gay marines like most of them are nowadays?

    Join the Queen Marines, Gentlemen!

    August 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      Didn't serve anywhere, did you?
      Unless you consider French Fries with their order "serving".

      August 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • BarGolfWill

      Don't feed the trolls

      August 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jamesdean

    At least they will receive high quality Mexican medical care.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. d9firearms

    Marines are a department of the Navy, the "Men's Department".

    August 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rick

      Really; you're going to make jabs at the Navy while 3 Marines are lying wounded in Mexico. IF you were a Marine, you're not representing the USMC well with your idiotic comment. I bet you think there is only 4 branches of service and cannot even name the other branch that's been fighting the war on terror before 9/11. Semper Paratus.

      August 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rudy

      I was a Sailor, Corpsman, with the Marines in Korea in 1953.
      We were all American Men. What were you?

      August 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jreb

      To Rick and Rudy
      Bravo Zulu
      From a former sailor.

      Here's hoping our Marines come through this quickly and well

      August 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • AllthewayAirborne

      Go get some fishing in and relax there, pretty Ricky. We all know that the grunts bear the heaviest burden in any war. Only two MOS's in the US MIlitary, Infantry and Wannabe. Of course, Army Infantry is truly world class, we've figured out parachutes.

      Coast guard...fight...lol

      August 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mr. Expeida

    See Mexico & DIE!

    August 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Rick

    Time to send a USMC Expeditionary force into action. Since the Mexican is corrupt and can't do the job, send in Marines to push the border back 5 miles. If that doesn't stop illegals, drug trafficing and terrorists from coming across, push the border back into Mexico an additional 5 miles. Patrol those 10 miles with National Guard and DHS Officers and stop this insanity.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Neutral observer

      No government is able to solve their own problems or to control their own people, not even the US. If you don't believe that go to poor places like West Chicago, and figure out a way to stop drug consuming. They only can not!

      August 24, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. don

    What will this administration, do. NOTHING We will hear some political double speak which can be summed up with THAT"S UNFORTUNATE THE MARINES WERE KILLED. This administration's as well as all of our wonderful politicians motto should be MIND OVER MATTER, THEy DON'T MIND AND WE DON'T MATTER.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bignevermo

      well perhaps you have a reading comprehension problem...the Marines were WOUNDED! Still aint good...and why dont you wait for the ADmin to respond...or have you already "prejudged" the response?

      September 18, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  10. Conquest915

    Some of the cartels are PO'd at the Obama Administration for suppling guns to to their chief rival and not them. This may be there way of showing that displeasure.

    Who knows, just seal the border. NOW

    August 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Campen HQ

    Fake federales ambushed a car with US Govt/ Embassy plates and got lucky. Marine Security Guards should send out the drones immediately.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. rightside

    Are we still calling that part of the country Mexico. I thought we had eliminated the border two or three years ago? We don't have ambassadors to Nevada or Washington State why do we have one to the sate of Mexico.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Steven

    I hope the marines heal fast and fully.

    Holder and Obama can go straight hell, they likely supplied the firearms for this.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. tc1962

    I wonder if the guns used were part of the 2000 guns from "Fast and Furious".

    August 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Randy

    I can't wait to see Ovomit's apology to the Mexican government about this.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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