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EXCLUSIVE: Number of Afghans Gone AWOL in U.S. Reaches 46
fox news ^ | 7/7/10 | Jana Winter

Posted on 07/07/2010 11:22:49 AM PDT by Nachum

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- A be-on-the-lookout alert issued last month for 17 Afghan military men who walked away from an Air Force base in Texas has turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg. No fewer than 46 members of the Afghan military have gone absent without leave from the Defense Language Institute’s English Language Center at Lackland Air Force Base in recent years, FoxNews.com has learned.

From a series of interviews with civilians and military personnel conducted over the course of a week, and according to documents obtained from a variety of sources, FoxNews.com has learned that five of these Afghan deserters remain at large; eight are in custody; at least 18 are in Canada and one has been granted conditional U.S. residency. The most recent to disappear fled the Texas base just last Thursday, hours after his graduation ceremony.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghans; awol; homelandsecurity; number; obamafailure; yesterday
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1 posted on 07/07/2010 11:23:01 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

If this had happened under Bush, the media would be on this non-stop. Sadly only FOX seems to be reporting.


2 posted on 07/07/2010 11:26:32 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger (Psalm 33:12 "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,")
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To: Nachum

As long as they are loyal to America, I don’t care.


3 posted on 07/07/2010 11:27:37 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Nachum

They are now EDUCATED illegal immigrants.

Their motivation is probably no more complicated than wanting to live in the USA - not Afghanistan.


4 posted on 07/07/2010 11:28:07 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: Nachum

Heck, if you knew the US was going to cut and run would you want to go back to your own country and wear a uniform that said collaborator on it? Besides, America ALWAYS welcomes immigrants yada, yada, yada as long as they vote for Democrats. ;-) I’m surprised it’s ONLY 46 who have bolted to the land of the free.


5 posted on 07/07/2010 11:28:20 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: TribalPrincess2U

And as long as they don’t try to make me speak their language.


6 posted on 07/07/2010 11:28:34 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Nachum

There comes a time when you have to take a look at some of this stuff and realize our nation doesn’t deserve to survive if we can’t do better than this.

This is mind-blowing stuff.


7 posted on 07/07/2010 11:28:46 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Look at me, look at me, look at me, look at me... is not indicative of Presidential timber.)
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To: Nachum

Open up a restaurant and I am soooo there!


8 posted on 07/07/2010 11:29:46 AM PDT by misterrob (Thug Life....now showing at a White House near you....)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

And as long as they work and pay taxes and not stay on welfare
and reproduce like rabbits.


9 posted on 07/07/2010 11:29:49 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: DoughtyOne

“This is mind-blowing stuff.”

It’s pretty unbelievable alright.....

Pray for our nation.


10 posted on 07/07/2010 11:30:56 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

Agreed...


11 posted on 07/07/2010 11:32:41 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Look at me, look at me, look at me, look at me... is not indicative of Presidential timber.)
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To: DoughtyOne

There could be more to this story. They could be officially AWAL but inside informants that had to leave.


12 posted on 07/07/2010 11:36:42 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: rhombus

Yea!Where everything is free to illegals..


13 posted on 07/07/2010 11:38:11 AM PDT by puppypusher
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To: sodpoodle

So you think that we need more dirt bags that would lie under oath??


14 posted on 07/07/2010 11:38:11 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: TribalPrincess2U

” Press 3 for Afghanistani “


15 posted on 07/07/2010 11:39:14 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: Nachum
Desertion at a time of war, shoot be a shooting offense.
16 posted on 07/07/2010 11:39:14 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Well... I’m not sure why they would need to go AWOL since they’ve already completed the course. And evidently some of them didn’t complete the course.

I’m not ruling your suggestion out, but I don’t understand the need for it. If people didn’t already know they were there, why the secretive leave? If they did, what good would it do for them to appear to bail?


17 posted on 07/07/2010 11:40:38 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Look at me, look at me, look at me, look at me... is not indicative of Presidential timber.)
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To: puppypusher

These days, being legal is a liability.


18 posted on 07/07/2010 11:40:49 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: TribalPrincess2U

They’re patriotic AWOL Islamists. You have nothing to worry about.


19 posted on 07/07/2010 11:47:43 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: sodpoodle

par for the course...some things will never change.

Nearly Half of Illegal Immigrants Overstay Visas

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5485917

U.S. Can’t Trace Foreign Visitors on Expired Visa [Approx. 3 Million Visitors Unaccounted For!]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2360429/posts


20 posted on 07/07/2010 11:53:29 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

They’re all vacationing in AZ.


21 posted on 07/07/2010 11:54:32 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Mmmm... uh-huh. :>)


22 posted on 07/07/2010 11:54:42 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

maybe they should conduct these classes at Gitmo


23 posted on 07/07/2010 11:57:11 AM PDT by notaliberal (It's the Constitution---- Stupid!)
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To: org.whodat

***So you think that we need more dirt bags that would lie under oath??***

You mean like the folks in the WH and Congress????


24 posted on 07/07/2010 12:03:07 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: Nachum

Why is our money being used to teach them English in our country?


25 posted on 07/07/2010 12:12:59 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (leftism: uncurable mental detioration)
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To: Nachum

Have they checked NASA? Maybe they’re over there working on rockets?


26 posted on 07/07/2010 12:15:41 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Nachum

Hint: I’d look in the parking lot of the CVS next door to the Kabob Palace in Crystal City, just south of the Pentagon. I think half of Afghanistan and their taxis are there on any given weekday.


27 posted on 07/07/2010 12:27:13 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: TribalPrincess2U
I am less forgiving on this (even if they are here trying to escape the despair of their country).

They were brought here at our expense to help our soldiers win this war on their behalf, and help them rebuild their own nation. If we have an operational need for them to support our troops, then they are putting our soldiers at risk by not returning for duty.

However, I do not believe that all of them are seeking a better life. I believe their allegiance is to Allah and they are a risk to our nation.

28 posted on 07/07/2010 12:27:26 PM PDT by Never on my watch (Just stop it Barry!)
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To: sodpoodle

I think we are speaking of so called military people, men of Honor. These deserter are not of that type and neither are politicans. The air force needs to account for them and remove them from the country are someone needs to lose a lot of rank.


29 posted on 07/07/2010 12:28:12 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

You may be speaking of military matters.

I am only speaking to the possibility that these Afghan, non-Americans may have simply decided that returning to the war is less appealing than disappearing into the American dream.(a subsequent post has made a similar point)..

Of course, this is only *thinking out loud* on a public forum - not an official CIA inquiry.


30 posted on 07/07/2010 12:40:39 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: notaliberal
maybe they should conduct these classes at Gitmo

Excellent idea! The last thing we should be doing is allowing more islamic terrorists into our country.

31 posted on 07/07/2010 12:55:13 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Nachum

bttt


32 posted on 07/07/2010 6:40:47 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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To: Nightshift

gnip


33 posted on 07/07/2010 6:41:15 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Part of the Muslim mindset is to conquer by outnumbering the rest of us. Have you seen the video detailing the birthrates of them vs the rest of the world?


34 posted on 07/07/2010 6:43:12 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping List-freepmail me to be included or removed. <{{{><)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
As long as they are loyal to America, I don’t care.

So, will we send back these guys like Elian Gonzalez while others flood in?

35 posted on 07/08/2010 8:21:22 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Press 1 for English.
Press 2 for Spanish.
Press 3 for Pashto or Dari.


36 posted on 07/08/2010 8:34:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Nachum

Marvelous.


37 posted on 07/08/2010 8:43:17 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Paine)
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*


38 posted on 07/08/2010 9:08:53 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Nachum

Ahhh, what’s a few more illegals? We let them just walk in from the south.... and this bunch even wants to give blanket amnesty to the millions already here.


39 posted on 07/08/2010 9:37:05 AM PDT by b4its2late (I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
>>As long as they are loyal to America, I don’t care.

Going AWOL = Loyality in your "tribe"?
40 posted on 07/08/2010 10:01:34 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
And as long as they don’t try to make me speak their language.

As they say in Pakistan: Urdu that vurdu that urdu so well...

41 posted on 07/08/2010 10:27:06 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Tagline vitriol postponed until July 25, 2010)
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To: DoughtyOne

yes that has been my way of thinking for awhile sadly.

The only conclusion I can come to in observing the direction Western culture seems to be taking itself is that it is actively and knowingly contributing to its own demise. It’s like a “white guilt” type phenomenon IMO...like “we deserve to be conquered so lets facilitate it”.


42 posted on 07/08/2010 10:45:53 AM PDT by Ktulu
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To: Ktulu

Yes, that’s more or less my take on it too.


43 posted on 07/08/2010 10:54:02 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Look at me, look at me, look at me, look at me... is not indicative of Presidential timber.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

They are AWOL to be military advisors to 0bama’s Muslim fifth column


44 posted on 07/08/2010 11:18:46 AM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: Nachum

It’s unlikely they went AWOL because they wanted to check out Spring Break on South Padre.


45 posted on 07/08/2010 11:27:13 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Thanks Nachum.


46 posted on 07/08/2010 11:32:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: rhombus

Makes sense.


47 posted on 07/08/2010 2:11:35 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL!;)


48 posted on 07/08/2010 6:45:26 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: TribalPrincess2U
You assume too much. This is ridiculous incompetence.
49 posted on 07/08/2010 7:11:12 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: TribalPrincess2U

(1) I wouldn’t assume anything about “loyal to America” — we can’t possibly know what the motives are for each individual.

(2) If they are selected for such a program then they are NEEDED -— our people are risking their lives over in ‘stan while these (AWOL) guys are deserting -— we need them to be doing their part to secure their own ‘homeland’ -— of course we should care if they abscond here after we the taxpayers have spent much money and effort training them to help with the fight in Afghanistan.


50 posted on 07/08/2010 8:32:18 PM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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