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August 24, 2012


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Aren't you a bit premature with your conclusions? These two people dead? I read they're in the hospital. A few days to shake out details? It happened this morning right?

@Mr. Vanes - My bad; I meant "attempted murder," and I just changed it. What conclusions did I reach, other that making a cynical assumption? There's basis for that assumption in fact/history. And if the US State Dept takes any interest in this, you'll be amazed at how much more info can come out in just a few days, although I acknowledge we may never know the complete picture of this morning's events.

I really don't think you'll need the State Department for that. Mexico is probably as eager as it can be to solve this issue.

A few days for all the details to shake out?


Maybe a few days to have all the details completely buried.

Great post, thanks.

Aaaand now Semar weigh in:

"Cuando la camioneta de la Semar con elementos uniformados a bordo llegó al lugar, las patrullas federales y los civiles armados huyeron del sitio, relataron los marinos."

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