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. advocatusdiaboli

    "70%+ of Mexican drug cartel funding comes from Marijuana."

    I think it is more like 40%, since 25% of their revenue come from smuggling people now and other drugs re more lucrative per ounce. But marajuana is by far their biggest source of funds from illegal drugs.

    September 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. georgebushSR

    if they made drugs legal they wouldn't be fun anymore.

    September 7, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. arthur villarreal

    i predict war between south america, and us,, mexico will be the buffer zone

    September 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. John

    Better check your borders again.

    September 8, 2012 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Jonny b Good

      Yes, those American Marines were probaly illegals. ;->

      September 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • VegasRage

      Time to start carpet bombing

      September 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. John

    This would be a major news event if this happened in China.

    September 8, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Calfmeat

      "IF" is the biggest word in the dictionary, partner; "Apples and Oranges."

      September 11, 2012 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Pedro Napoleon

    Those Federales are up at it again !!

    September 11, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. j

    Mexico is closer than Iraq or Afghanistan.

    September 11, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dan

    Just more victims of the senseless "WAR ON DRUGS".

    September 14, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dachief

    Gotta love our friends to the south eh?

    September 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hahahaha

    Could be insurgents? Its the same tactic the afghanies use/

    September 14, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jay G

    Why can't the United States be like the good old empires of old and just conquer all of these countries? Mexico, the entire middle east (cheap oil!), etc.

    September 14, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Billy

      Some would remark "Weve already been Bush-Whacked"

      September 20, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      even if US conquer Mexico, the majority will still be Hispanic.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jim

    Whats new

    September 14, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Kanan

    send the drones to the border and kill those mexican rats.

    September 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. peaty wheatstraw

    Ben Dover , please hush your mouth on things you know nothing about and just bend over and take it like a man.

    September 16, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  15. georgex

    Bring our troops and drug enforcement forces home and end this expensive war on drugs. Also, bring them home form Central America and Afghanistan. Hopefully, President Obama will do as he did in Iraq and continue the draw down in Afghanistan. We can not afford to police the world and charges on the national credit Chinese card.

    September 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
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