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Complete lack of respect. Power hungry Mexicans trying to look serious. When will they learn?
Originally posted by James the Lesser
Know what is really sad? Mexico patrols it's southern border with tanks, missles, troops, bombs, so forth. We have open borders to them, but they stop six guys with ceremonial rifles. We have an open border but they have a border guarded with so much power South America couldn't invade them. WTF? This truelly is a mad mad world. So, we have the best golpher being black, tallest basketball player being chinese, when will we have the "no more weakass border patrol, lets get some power" government?
The Mexican Defense Department banned plans for a 21-gun salute by Marines because Mexico's Constitution bans foreign soldiers from carrying firearms here.
Mexican soldiers at the funeral refused to comment, but U.S. Embassy spokesman Jim Dickmeyer said they likely saw the rifle replicas and mistakenly thought the Marines were planning to fire a salute anyway.
Four Mexican soldiers blocked their path, asking the four Marines and six others who had served as pallbearers to return to the car that had brought them to the funeral. Several minutes of discussions by soldiers from both countries continued until a trumpet player began a rendition of taps and the funeral proceeded, despite the objections of the Mexican troops.