This isn’t about the southern border of the United States, running drugs or running guns. This is a significant issue the government of Mexico has an they must be proactive to deal with it. We do not know the circumstances, but the first reports are worrisome.
The short story from CNN, with my emphasis.
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.
That would be a very bold attack, especially if the U.S. Embassy vehicle was marked. Let’s see if there is any objection at all from the Obama administration or any other government officials. Imagine if you will … a Mexican Embassy vehicle traveling on the 495 beltway around Washington, DC being shot at by a couple of guys in a Prince George’s County police car.
Imagine the outrage even if the vehicle was stolen by a couple of loons. My bet is Mexico would refer to it as an “act of war.”
The BBC has a bit more information.
Their armoured US embassy four-wheel drive came under fire on a main road near the city of Cuernavaca, police said, quoted by Mexican media.
One was said to have been hit in the leg and the other in the stomach and hand. Both were admitted to hospital.
A Mexican army official said the sport utility vehicle with diplomatic plates was found after a report about a shootout on the highway. The army official was not authorized to be quoted by name. He said a Mexican navy captain was also in the vehicle, but was not injured.
The Toyota SUV was riddled with bullets, most concentrated around the passenger-side window, indicating possible involvement by experienced gunmen.
Attacks on diplomatic personnel are extremely rare in Mexico.