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   Captain Obvious...I'm sorry, Federal Police Chief Maribel Cervantes on why 14 Mexican Federal Police shot a US Diplomatic vehicle 152 times: They didn't follow protocol

21 Nov 2012 08:33 AM   |   6087 clicks   |   Yahoo
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Dead for Tax Reasons     
Obviously he cartels paid them more than the US for potection

21 Nov 2012 08:23 AM
ChipNASA     
Inn befoer: FALLOW>?!?!?!?

21 Nov 2012 08:34 AM
Tat'dGreaser     

Dead for Tax Reasons: Obviously he cartels paid them more than the US for potection


They also should check to see if they vehicle is armored or not. Kind of hard to hide an attempted assassination when you didn't kill anyone.

21 Nov 2012 08:37 AM
thecpt     

ChipNASA: Inn befoer: FALLOW>?!?!?!?


What is the headline talking about? I couldn't fallow it.

21 Nov 2012 08:38 AM
schief2    [TotalFark]  
The bullet-proofed embassy SUV was chased under fire and struck by 152 bullets, 40 percent of them pumped into the driver and passenger-side windows after the vehicle had come to a stop.

The CIA officers didn't receive life-threatening wounds and the navy officer was unharmed.


That's.....kind of impressive.

21 Nov 2012 08:40 AM
LouDobbsAwaaaay     
Captain Headline-Fail to the rescue!

21 Nov 2012 08:41 AM
JohnCarter     
So the protocols were not in use or they were left unseeded for a season or more? That is an odd way to run your ISO process on auditing your protocols.

21 Nov 2012 08:42 AM
Paris1127    [TotalFark]  

thecpt: ChipNASA: Inn befoer: FALLOW>?!?!?!?

What is the headline talking about? I couldn't fallow it.


Not really my field...

21 Nov 2012 08:42 AM
PirateKing     

JohnCarter: So the protocols were not in use or they were left unseeded for a season or more? That is an odd way to run your ISO process on auditing your protocols.


Duh, you've got to use proper cop rotation.

21 Nov 2012 08:43 AM
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food     

ChipNASA: Inn befoer: FALLOW>?!?!?!?


Dammitsomuch...I need more coffee. I have stupid typos/spelling errors in every greenlight I've had this morning...

/Mods or admins, feel free to fix it and save me the scorn of the Fark Grammar/Spelling Nazi's

21 Nov 2012 08:43 AM
henryhill     
That headline gave me a headache.

21 Nov 2012 08:44 AM
Pro Zack     

ChipNASA: Inn befoer: FALLOW>?!?!?!?


you should know that field is fallow by now.

21 Nov 2012 08:44 AM
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food     

Paris1127: thecpt: ChipNASA: Inn befoer: FALLOW>?!?!?!?

What is the headline talking about? I couldn't fallow it.

Not really my field...


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21 Nov 2012 08:44 AM
lokis_mentor    [TotalFark]  
yep, they were suppose to shoot 153 times!

21 Nov 2012 08:45 AM
KarmicDisaster    [TotalFark]  
That's right, you are supposed to collect the bribe FIRST

21 Nov 2012 08:45 AM
Zugswang     
I guess that's what the CIA gets for driving a Toyota instead of an American car.

21 Nov 2012 08:45 AM
rikdanger    [TotalFark]  

schief2: The bullet-proofed embassy SUV was chased under fire and struck by 152 bullets, 40 percent of them pumped into the driver and passenger-side windows after the vehicle had come to a stop.

The CIA officers didn't receive life-threatening wounds and the navy officer was unharmed.

That's.....kind of impressive.


No kidding. Also:

"Mexican criminals who think of messing with U.S. agents..." Messing? Is that a technical term?

21 Nov 2012 08:45 AM
advex101     
Those officers will be "unavailable" for comment.

21 Nov 2012 08:46 AM
HindiDiscoMonster     

schief2: The bullet-proofed embassy SUV was chased under fire and struck by 152 bullets, 40 percent of them pumped into the driver and passenger-side windows after the vehicle had come to a stop.

The CIA officers didn't receive life-threatening wounds and the navy officer was unharmed.

That's.....kind of impressive.


I remember seeing something on TV about how a successful assassin had penetrated a heavily armored vehicle easily using a relatively small charge of C4 on a bicycle...

EEE |
EEE | -------------->>>> Direction of blast
EEE |

The E's are the explosive and the pipe symbol is a brass or copper plate... can't remember... anyway, when the explosive went boom, it shot the plate in the direction of the vehicle and because the force and heat of the explosion was soo high, the plate reformed into a conical shape and became molten... passed right through the car and out the other side like it wasn't there. Shocking and scary if you think about it... most criminals have no problem getting C4, HMX, or hell... even making it.

21 Nov 2012 08:46 AM
HindiDiscoMonster     

Zugswang: I guess that's what the CIA gets for driving a Toyota instead of an American car.


wait... we have American cars still? I thought they were all made overseas now... That's what I have been taught on Fark.

21 Nov 2012 08:48 AM
ChipNASA     
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food : ChipNASA: Inn befoer: FALLOW>?!?!?!?

Dammitsomuch...I need more coffee. I have stupid typos/spelling errors in every greenlight I've had this morning...

/Mods or admins, feel free to fix it and save me the scorn of the Fark Grammar/Spelling Nazi's


"Keeap fallow, fallow fallow FALLOW!!

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21 Nov 2012 08:48 AM
oryx     
It's not 1985 any more. so it's open season on US diplomats.

21 Nov 2012 08:48 AM
HindiDiscoMonster     

oryx: It's not 1985 any more. so it's open season on US diplomats.


Does that mean I have to get rid of my flock of seagulls hairdo and my high tops?

21 Nov 2012 08:51 AM
funk_soul_bubby     
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food

Don't own up, just act like it was intentional, there's a joke there, and no one gets it, so they're dummies. This is the internet, man!

21 Nov 2012 08:51 AM
NutWrench    [TotalFark]  

rikdanger: "Mexican criminals who think of messing with U.S. agents..." Messing? Is that a technical term?


It's something Messicans do.

21 Nov 2012 08:52 AM
HindiDiscoMonster     

funk_soul_bubby: my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food

Don't own up, just act like it was intentional, there's a joke there, and no one gets it, so they're dummies. This is the internet, man!


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21 Nov 2012 08:53 AM
ButterMule     
Won't load. I'll just read it tomarrow.

/cringe

21 Nov 2012 08:54 AM
HindiDiscoMonster     

ButterMule: Won't load. I'll just read

fallow it tomarrow.

/cringe


/FTFY

21 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  

HindiDiscoMonster: The E's are the explosive and the pipe symbol is a brass or copper plate... can't remember... anyway, when the explosive went boom, it shot the plate in the direction of the vehicle and because the force and heat of the explosion was soo high, the plate reformed into a conical shape and became molten... passed right through the car and out the other side like it wasn't there. Shocking and scary if you think about it... most criminals have no problem getting C4, HMX, or hell... even making it.


Probably copper. Sounds like the textbook definition of a HEAT warhead.

21 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
HindiDiscoMonster     

Arkanaut: HindiDiscoMonster: The E's are the explosive and the pipe symbol is a brass or copper plate... can't remember... anyway, when the explosive went boom, it shot the plate in the direction of the vehicle and because the force and heat of the explosion was soo high, the plate reformed into a conical shape and became molten... passed right through the car and out the other side like it wasn't there. Shocking and scary if you think about it... most criminals have no problem getting C4, HMX, or hell... even making it.

Probably copper. Sounds like the textbook definition of a HEAT warhead.


could be where they got the inspiration for it... basically, the guy packed a backpack with explosive, put it on a bicycle, put a steel plate behind it, put a copper plate facing where the car would pass, set up a remote, and hit it as it was passing... shaped charge i guess.

21 Nov 2012 08:58 AM
Silverstaff     
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food : ChipNASA: Inn befoer: FALLOW>?!?!?!?

Dammitsomuch...I need more coffee. I have stupid typos/spelling errors in every greenlight I've had this morning...

/Mods or admins, feel free to fix it and save me the scorn of the Fark Grammar/Spelling Nazi's


Too late, scorn already in progress. :)

/came here to gripe about "fallow" too.

21 Nov 2012 09:01 AM
vogonity     
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food : ChipNASA: Inn befoer: FALLOW>?!?!?!?

Dammitsomuch...I need more coffee. I have stupid typos/spelling errors in every greenlight I've had this morning...

/Mods or admins, feel free to fix it and save me the scorn of the Fark Grammar/Spelling Nazi's


Nazi's what?

21 Nov 2012 09:01 AM
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food     

vogonity: my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: ChipNASA: Inn befoer: FALLOW>?!?!?!?

Dammitsomuch...I need more coffee. I have stupid typos/spelling errors in every greenlight I've had this morning...

/Mods or admins, feel free to fix it and save me the scorn of the Fark Grammar/Spelling Nazi's

Nazi's what?


-_-

21 Nov 2012 09:02 AM
Fluorescent Testicle     
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21 Nov 2012 09:05 AM
Silverstaff     

HindiDiscoMonster: Arkanaut: HindiDiscoMonster: The E's are the explosive and the pipe symbol is a brass or copper plate... can't remember... anyway, when the explosive went boom, it shot the plate in the direction of the vehicle and because the force and heat of the explosion was soo high, the plate reformed into a conical shape and became molten... passed right through the car and out the other side like it wasn't there. Shocking and scary if you think about it... most criminals have no problem getting C4, HMX, or hell... even making it.

Probably copper. Sounds like the textbook definition of a HEAT warhead.

could be where they got the inspiration for it... basically, the guy packed a backpack with explosive, put it on a bicycle, put a steel plate behind it, put a copper plate facing where the car would pass, set up a remote, and hit it as it was passing... shaped charge i guess.


It is actually a fairly common tactic by Taliban in Afghanistan (and Iraqi insurgents too, while we were in Iraq). Commonly called an EFP, for explosively formed penetrator, it is a disturbingly effective anti-armor improvised device. A little harder to get right than your typical IED, but they have some bomb makers who are good at producing them.

/lost somebody I served with to an EFP.

21 Nov 2012 09:05 AM
seadoo2006     
Ummm ... where can I order one of those cars ... DO WANT!

21 Nov 2012 09:05 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  

lokis_mentor: yep, they were suppose to shoot 153 times!


153-gun salute?

21 Nov 2012 09:06 AM
poorjon     
I think the problem is that they weren't so much "Mexican Federal Police" as they were "a hit squad".

21 Nov 2012 09:06 AM
palelizard     

Paris1127: thecpt: ChipNASA: Inn befoer: FALLOW>?!?!?!?

What is the headline talking about? I couldn't fallow it.

Not really my field...


Don't furrow your brow over it, just ponder untill the idea comes to you.

21 Nov 2012 09:08 AM
HindiDiscoMonster     

poorjon: I think the problem is that they weren't so much "Mexican Federal Police" as they were "a hit squad".


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21 Nov 2012 09:09 AM
lucksi     
CIA gets diplomatic immunity now?

I'm sure what those agents did over there was all within the law and there was no reason at all to fire on them.

21 Nov 2012 09:10 AM
Lunaville     
It sounds like some SOA graduates (or whatever that place is currently called) have decided to bite the hands that trained them.

Also, I love the fallow jokes.

21 Nov 2012 09:12 AM
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food     

poorjon: I think the problem is that they weren't so much "Mexican Federal Police" as they were "a hit squad".


Why not both?

21 Nov 2012 09:13 AM
LandOfChocolate     
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food : Dammitsomuch...I need more coffee. I have stupid typos/spelling errors in every greenlight I've had this morning...

#humblebrag

21 Nov 2012 09:18 AM
Happy Hours     
You know - what's amazing to me is the Benghazi consulate attack gets so much attention and yeah people were killed there and the tea party is trying to turn it into a political scandal, but it's just typical terrorism while this goes largely unexplained and while there were no deaths it's not like they didn't try to kill anyone - and it is largely ignored.

21 Nov 2012 09:19 AM
NutWrench    [TotalFark]  
The U.S. Embassy is uncharacteristically quiet, given the normal U.S. outrage over attacks on Americans working on foreign soil, from the killing this year of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others in Benghazi to the torture and murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico nearly 28 years ago.

The U.S. needs the help of the Mexican government to fight the War on (certain kinds of) Drugs™ and it wouldn't be helpful to publicly point out how thoroughly infiltrated the Federales are by the cartels.

21 Nov 2012 09:19 AM
tmonsta     
This is going to end up being Obama's Benghazi.

21 Nov 2012 09:22 AM
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food     

LandOfChocolate: my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: Dammitsomuch...I need more coffee. I have stupid typos/spelling errors in every greenlight I've had this morning...

#humblebrag


Hrm...yeah, I guess I am guilty. In my defense it is more of a morning routine...get to work, read a few stories while drinking coffee, submit 3-5 headlines, start working while periodically checking to see if I had any success.

This morning I ahd the bittersweet moment of seeing a greenlight (Yea!) and then realizing I mispelled a 1st grade level word (D'oh!).

/But maybe that really is the secret to Fark greenlights?

21 Nov 2012 09:22 AM
ChipNASA     
R.I.P FALLOW

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21 Nov 2012 09:23 AM
Tat'dGreaser     

Happy Hours: You know - what's amazing to me is the Benghazi consulate attack gets so much attention and yeah people were killed there and the tea party is trying to turn it into a political scandal, but it's just typical terrorism while this goes largely unexplained and while there were no deaths it's not like they didn't try to kill anyone - and it is largely ignored.


You do know an ambassador was killed in that attack right? Typical terrorism? What? Oh and if you notice there is a link to this story, in the news, which is always ignored. Cause we're not talking about it right now.

21 Nov 2012 09:24 AM
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