Skip to comments.Canada Ready to Deport U.S. Deserters
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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It sounds to me like the Army doesn’t even care. So what is he hiding from now?
I am laughing so hard now. He actually seems hurt that no one cares that he is a coward. Too funny!
He stays in Canada because that is how he makes his money from the moonbats.
“I won’t have cowards in my Army”...Patton
What chaps me is that this SOB will be eligible for military benefits. BTT.
The smug, hard-core socialists and anti-Bush types in Canada love the story, regardless of its truth or not.
His dignity? Can we refuse him re-entry to the USA?
What a weeny.
“Nobodys looking for me?”
“I’m a nobody?”
1The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1
I nominate him for the Seriously Stuned Dumbglass award.
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.”
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.
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.
If the Canadians love the deserters so much, let the Canucks feed and house them.
We are DEPORTING them.
We are DEPORTING them.
Could you deport them to Cuba or Venezuela? We really don't want them back.
Yes! We shouldn’t have to take them back. Revoke citizenship and ban them from the country. Let them be deported somewhere else.
> 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.