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Canada Ready to Deport U.S. Deserters
ABC News ^ | July 2, 2008 | By RUSSELL GOLDMAN

Posted on 07/02/2008 7:08:13 PM PDT by antiunion person

Since deserting his unit in Iraq and fleeing to Canada two years ago, Corey Glass has become the poster boy of the war resisters movement. Thursday in Toronto, supporters are planning to protest his scheduled deportation back to the United States. Corey Glass, 25, who deserted the U.S. Army while his unit was in Iraq and fled to Canada has become a cause celebre there. The American's impending deportation has led to protests and a parliamentary resolution. (ABC News Photo Illustration)But it turns out Glass has had little reason to be on the lam, ABC News has learned. Unknown to him and his legion of supporters, Glass, 25, was actually discharged from the U.S. Army shortly after he went AWOL in 2006. Glass and about 40 other American deserters who, like him, sought refugee status have prompted a national debate in Canada that last month reached the floor of parliament on where to draw the line between cowardice and conscience. "I had absolutely no idea that I had been discharged," said Glass when ABC News informed him of his status. "This is insane. This is so weird. There are no warrants? No one is looking for me?" Related According to U.S. Army documents and officials, Glass was discharged from the California National Guard Dec. 1, 2006, four months after he arrived in Canada. "He is not considered absent without leave. He is not considered a deserter," said Maj. Nathan Banks, an Army spokesman. "He is running for no reason. He is fully welcome in the United States. I cannot believe this is a big deal in Canada." But it is a big deal in Canada, where lawmakers last month overwhelmingly passed a nonbinding resolution, 137 to 110, to freeze the deportation of American deserters, starting with Glass.

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TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: canada; corey; coreyglass; deserter; deserters; glass
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When it comes to cowards like Corey Glass and others like him, let Canada keep them. This is an all volunteer military, where one comes on his own and signs on the dotted line. I am a U.S. Army Ranger disabled veteran who would reenlist in a second if I could. I am also a dual citizen Canadian American. I am actually American first and Canadian second. If this were a time when the draft was going, deserters are likely but when it's a totally volunteer military. Pieces of crap like Corey Glass and the bums like him need to have their citizenship taken from them and shipped to desert island somewhere. Just my humble opinion,of course.
1 posted on 07/02/2008 7:08:13 PM PDT by antiunion person
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To: antiunion person

It sounds to me like the Army doesn’t even care. So what is he hiding from now?


2 posted on 07/02/2008 7:09:27 PM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (QMC(SW) USN........ CG21 DD988 FFG34 PC6 ARS53)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth

I am laughing so hard now. He actually seems hurt that no one cares that he is a coward. Too funny!


3 posted on 07/02/2008 7:11:57 PM PDT by benjamin032
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth

He stays in Canada because that is how he makes his money from the moonbats.

“I won’t have cowards in my Army”...Patton


4 posted on 07/02/2008 7:12:40 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: antiunion person
I agree. Keep him. He was only ever in it for a free ride.

What chaps me is that this SOB will be eligible for military benefits. BTT.

5 posted on 07/02/2008 7:14:46 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: antiunion person

The smug, hard-core socialists and anti-Bush types in Canada love the story, regardless of its truth or not.


6 posted on 07/02/2008 7:15:26 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
So what is he hiding from now?

His dignity? Can we refuse him re-entry to the USA?


7 posted on 07/02/2008 7:16:21 PM PDT by OCC
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To: antiunion person

What a weeny.

“Nobodys looking for me?”
“I’m a nobody?”


8 posted on 07/02/2008 7:17:16 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: antiunion person
"He is not considered absent without leave. He is not considered a deserter," said Maj. Nathan Banks, an Army spokesman. "He is running for no reason. He is fully welcome in the United States. I cannot believe this is a big deal in Canada."

1The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1

9 posted on 07/02/2008 7:17:33 PM PDT by magslinger (Infidel, American type, quantity one (1) each.)
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To: doug from upland
"I had absolutely no idea that I had been discharged," said Glass when ABC News informed him of his status. "This is insane. This is so weird. There are no warrants? No one is looking for me?"

I nominate him for the Seriously Stuned Dumbglass award.

10 posted on 07/02/2008 7:19:00 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: antiunion person

I just wanted to point out that the “resolution” to “freeze” deportations (which, by the way, was brought forth by the opposition)
was Non-Binding, and is being ignored by our government—we are deporting them all.

*”This is an all volunteer military, where one comes on his own and signs on the dotted line.”

*Agreed 100%


11 posted on 07/02/2008 7:20:45 PM PDT by exg
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To: antiunion person

I like the idea of revoking citizenship for these morons. Why can’t we have our own resolution here in this country? Not only do they lose citizenship, they also are not allowed back into the country.


12 posted on 07/02/2008 7:21:51 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: OCC

As much as the hate the good old USA, they always want to come back don’t they!! There is no place like home. Even for a coward, deserter. In days gone by the coward would have faced a firing squad. Everyone in his squad who stood tall for the USA should send him a personal letter when he gets back to mommies house thanking the coward for having there back over in the desert. What a piece of CRAP!! The lefties will probably want to give him and all his other coward friends up in our big retarded friend to the north full discharge benefits due a honorably discharged war veteran.


13 posted on 07/02/2008 7:22:01 PM PDT by cla62
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To: fanfan; Clive

ping


14 posted on 07/02/2008 7:22:02 PM PDT by exg
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To: antiunion person

If the Canadians love the deserters so much, let the Canucks feed and house them.


15 posted on 07/02/2008 7:23:22 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: cla62

We are DEPORTING them.


16 posted on 07/02/2008 7:25:55 PM PDT by exg
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To: DesScorp

We are DEPORTING them.


17 posted on 07/02/2008 7:26:31 PM PDT by exg
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To: exg
We are DEPORTING them.

Could you deport them to Cuba or Venezuela? We really don't want them back.

18 posted on 07/02/2008 7:28:58 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy ("What's up with Whitey?" - Michelle Obama)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Yes! We shouldn’t have to take them back. Revoke citizenship and ban them from the country. Let them be deported somewhere else.


19 posted on 07/02/2008 7:30:24 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: antiunion person

> Pieces of crap like Corey Glass and the bums like him need to have their citizenship taken from them and shipped to desert island somewhere.

Surely not! Corey Glass is a National Treasure, he deserves to serve his country again, and ought to be treated as the special being that he is.

Sorta like you would treat — I dunno — the Sasquatch or a Space Alien from Area 51 if you were ever lucky enough to catch one alive.

Put him in a humane cage on permanent display somewhere in the Smithsonian. Give him his I-Pod and a TV and a fridge full of cold beer and free hot pizza for the rest of his unnatural life: everything he could possibly want, except his Liberty.

He could serve as an example to mothers everywhere on how not to bring up their sons. With any luck, he could last 50 years or more.


20 posted on 07/02/2008 7:31:26 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

“Could you deport them to Cuba or Venezuela? “

Ha ha ha...we’ll certainly try !


21 posted on 07/02/2008 7:35:05 PM PDT by exg
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To: Billthedrill
What chaps me is that this SOB will be eligible for military benefits. BTT.

They said he was discharged, a dishonorable discharge I hope.

Would he still be eligible for military benefits with a dishonorable discharge?

22 posted on 07/02/2008 7:43:45 PM PDT by RJL
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To: RJL
I hope you've taken your blood pressure meds...

Glass was given a "general under honorable conditions" discharge,

Full bennies (or nearly so). That plucking feeling you're getting is your wallet being picked. Now that I've ruined your evening too... ;-)

23 posted on 07/02/2008 7:50:51 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: exg; Bubba_Leroy

Try a HANO insertion.


24 posted on 07/02/2008 7:51:41 PM PDT by magslinger (Infidel, American type, quantity one (1) each.)
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To: OCC

Has that John Kerry look about him.


25 posted on 07/02/2008 8:12:37 PM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: antiunion person

I’m basically in sync with you. This is an all volunteer army. If someone decides they don’t want to fight anymore, then they should possibly face civil penalties for breach of contract, but not criminal.


26 posted on 07/02/2008 8:21:40 PM PDT by vanishing liberty
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To: antiunion person

If Canada doesn’t want them and we don’t want them maybe they could visas from Iraq?


27 posted on 07/02/2008 8:24:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin '36 Olympics for murdering regimes Beijing '08)
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To: antiunion person
But it is a big deal in Canada, where lawmakers last month overwhelmingly passed a nonbinding resolution, 137 to 110, to freeze the deportation of American deserters...

27 votes is "overwhelming"? Only in Canada!

28 posted on 07/02/2008 8:26:38 PM PDT by airborne (End the "open primary" system now!!! Only Republicans should vote in Republican primaries!)
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To: antiunion person

If we say they will face the death penalty, Canada will keep them. Just saying...


29 posted on 07/02/2008 8:31:11 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: antiunion person
"This is insane. This is so weird. There are no warrants? No one is looking for me?" - Corey Glass

That's right Mr. Glass. Nobody wants you.

"He is running for no reason. He is fully welcome in the United States." - Maj. Nathan Banks

Not so fast there Major!

30 posted on 07/02/2008 8:34:42 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: exg
We are DEPORTING them.

I heard from unnamed, unidentified, unknown sources that these cowardly losers will face the death penalty if they return to the U.S. But mostly especially Mr. Glass. Therefore; you have to keep their yellow bellied habeas corpses and stuff.

Sright?

31 posted on 07/02/2008 8:41:01 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: DieHard the Hunter
He could serve as an example to mothers everywhere on how not to bring up their sons.

What does "Alex" and his Mom have to say about this?

32 posted on 07/02/2008 8:45:28 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: antiunion person

Tell ‘em to deport a 6-pack of Moosehead instead. It doesn’t even have to be cold.


33 posted on 07/02/2008 8:48:57 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: magslinger

Amen and pass the ketchup. lol


34 posted on 07/02/2008 9:10:09 PM PDT by antiunion person (President McCain, what a disgusting phrase.)
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To: antiunion person
I wanted to share with all the FR’ers out there the email I sent to resisters@sympatico.ca on the Canadian website to support these cowards.

To Whom It May Concern,

If Canadians want to keep Corey Glass and all the other deserters from the United States military, so be it. We, the true patriots here in states say keep the cowards. In time of war, if there was a draft and draft evaders ran for Canada, that's one thing. But when people go AWOL and desert when they voluntarily signed on the dotted line to serve, that makes them cowards not draft evaders. These pieces of dirt knew exactly what they were doing when they signed their enlistment papers. All they wanted from the military and the government was a free ride, free education and everything that comes from serving your country. They didn't want to work for it.
As far as the Canadians are concerned, I am of Canadian ancestry. My parents are both Canadian by birth. I was born in Canada. I have dual citizenship thanks to the U.S. Army and the United States government. I am embarrassed and disgusted by what the people of Canada say about deserters and cowards like Glass. The people of Canada forget that they are under the umbrella of protection provided by the United States for all countries of the North American continent.
Wake up and smell the liberal bullshit you are standing in provided to you from your socialist country

35 posted on 07/02/2008 9:29:29 PM PDT by antiunion person (President McCain, what a disgusting phrase.)
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To: antiunion person

They should be deported to Greenland.


36 posted on 07/02/2008 9:32:06 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: vanishing liberty

Bump for later.


38 posted on 07/02/2008 10:02:35 PM PDT by Styria
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To: antiunion person

Bring them home. Give them a parade.Give them a welcome home banquet. Do a segment on CNN, then shoot them in the head.


39 posted on 07/02/2008 10:46:21 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: antiunion person
“”This is insane. This is so weird. There are no warrants? No one is looking for me?” “

See he made the claim for attention. He was just trying to get chicks.

A bit hard to stick to his story now that the U.S. says they could care less and he can come and go as he pleases.

What a hoot. Now we should just revoke his U.S. citizenship and condemn him to the Canadian health care system!

40 posted on 07/02/2008 10:58:15 PM PDT by JSteff (This election is about the 3 to 5 supreme's who will retire in the next 8 years, vote accordingly.)
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To: airborne
This is an ABC spin on a non-binding resolution in a minority government House of Commons.

ABC is not a Canadian wire service. It has a weak grasp of the parliamentary system. It also has a tendency to list to port.

Not that the resolution was non-binding, I doubt very much that it would have passed had it been binding. That is because the government opposed it and would have had to make it a confidence vote. That would have brought down the government. No way would the opposition parties want to have an election on this issue.

This is just a bit of fun and games by the opposition. They can take a poke at the Tories without risking any consequences.

Note that the Crown had been actively opposing the deserter's applications even when the government was a majority Liberal one so the Grits don't wnd them either.

41 posted on 07/03/2008 4:26:32 AM PDT by Clive
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To: exg; GMMAC; Clive; kanawa; conniew; backhoe; -YYZ-; Former Proud Canadian; Squawk 8888; ...
Thanks for the ping, exg.


42 posted on 07/03/2008 4:39:50 AM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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To: antiunion person
""Most deserters are discharged administratively and not court-martialed," said Lt Col. Anne Edgecomb, an Army spokeswoman. "If someone deserts and that's their only offense, we're not going to send someone out to find you."

That sure doesn't sound like the Army I served in.

43 posted on 07/03/2008 5:18:39 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: Clive
ABC is not a Canadian wire service. It has a weak grasp of the parliamentary system. It also has a tendency to list to port.

LOL! You're being way too kind to ABC!

44 posted on 07/03/2008 5:43:56 AM PDT by airborne (End the "open primary" system now!!! Only Republicans should vote in Republican primaries!)
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To: antiunion person; All

“...disgusted by what the people of Canada say ...”

*Anti-war hippies do not speak for all Canadians—just as they do not speak for all Americans

*We have soldiers fighting in Afghanistan... we are sending you back your cowards.


45 posted on 07/03/2008 6:39:01 AM PDT by exg
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To: exg

“We are DEPORTING them.”

Ha ha ha ha.... you don’t want ‘em either, eh? Can’t blame you. Maybe Europe will take them...


46 posted on 07/03/2008 7:42:00 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: antiunion person

I hope the discharge was dishonorable.


47 posted on 07/03/2008 7:44:54 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: kalee

Oh saw that it is not. Why should those cowards be entitled to any benefits? It makes me sick.


48 posted on 07/03/2008 7:53:06 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we write in marble. JHuett)
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To: DesScorp

Ha ha, maybe Afghanistan or Iraq will take them!


49 posted on 07/03/2008 8:12:09 AM PDT by exg
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To: fanfan

If as reported he is running from nothing then I expect him to pay back every last cent that the Canadian tax payer has spent on deporting this slimy piece of work.


50 posted on 07/03/2008 10:07:10 AM PDT by styky (All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor)
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