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  • Soldier Refuses Second Tour of Duty to Iraq

    02/21/2009 8:22:18 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 63 replies · 3,823+ views
    WBAY TV ^ | 2/21/2009 | Adam Aaro
    A Green Bay soldier was supposed to catch a flight Friday morning taking him back to active duty in Iraq, but he intentionally missed it because he says the war is immoral. Specialist Kristoffer Walker and his wife Sierra enjoyed Friday night at home together -- a night they weren't supposed to be together. "Early this morning I made a decision not to go back to Iraq," he told us Friday.
  • AWOL US soldier returns from Canada: "I'm just not a fighter."

    02/10/2009 6:30:47 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 35 replies · 2,600+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2/10/09 | Associated Press
    "I'm nervous, scared," Cornell said, wiping puffy eyes beneath his sunglasses Monday at a Savannah hotel after a three-day bus ride from Seattle. "I'm just not a fighter. I know it sounds funny, but I have a really soft heart."
  • Obama Votes 'Present' Again

    02/05/2009 2:18:19 PM PST · by redhotright · 11 replies · 1,610+ views ^ | 2009-02-05 | Red-Hot Right
    During his stint as a legislator, Obama became quite well known for avoiding issues by voting 'Present' instead of 'Yes' or 'No'. And just like he hasn't kicked his smoking habit, the Comrade-in-Chief hasn't kicked this dirty little habit either. Fox News reports that Obama is AWOL in the Stimulus debate, but continues to make snide obstructionist remarks from the sidelines about how the Republicans aren't cooperating. That kind of thing may have made him think he was being cute while he was just another anonymous face in the legislature, but when he's the President, this is totally unacceptable behavior.
  • U.S. deserter ordered to leave Canada

    01/07/2009 8:19:32 AM PST · by fanfan · 43 replies · 2,803+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Jan 07, 2009 | Paola Loriggio
    The first female U.S. Iraq war resister to seek refuge in Canada has been ordered to leave the country before the end of the month or face deportation. Kimberley Rivera, who served in Iraq in 2006 and fled to Canada in 2007 after refusing redeployment, was told this morning she has until Jan. 27 to return to the U.S., said Michelle Rubidoux of the War Resisters Support Campaign. "It's ridiculous," said Rubidoux, who accompanied Rivera to her hearing at the Greater Toronto Enforcement Centre on Airport Road. The decision will force Rivera to uproot her family – her husband Mario...
  • AWOL Soldier Seeks Sanctuary In Ithaca

    12/04/2008 5:13:56 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies · 1,713+ views
    After fighting 15 months in Afghanistan, 22-year-old Trevor Loope of Texas went AWOL from the Army. Stationed at Fort Drum, he left his post one year ago to seek better health care for depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He's hoping Ithaca's Common Council will hear his plea. Flanked with veterans at his side Wednesday night, Loope and his attorney approached city officials asking them to help him avoid criminal charges under Ithaca's new "Community of Sanctuary" law. The law, passed two months ago, is aimed at allowing veterans to exercise free speech and peaceful protests of war in the...
  • Portland’s Professional Protesters Still Seek Sanctuary For AWOL’s & Deserters

    12/03/2008 11:11:05 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 6 replies · 1,136+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | December 3, 2008 | Lew Waters
    Still seeking to out lib the liberal Mecca’s of San Francisco and Seattle, Portland, Oregon is home to a class of professional protesters who live only to protest. Nothing energizes these moonbats more than the United States defending itself or fighting those who seek our total destruction. It should come as no surprise that once again, the malcontents that have infested Portland are seeking to make Portland a Sanctuary City where those who desert the obligation they volunteered for in our Military can come to when they need a safe place to live. The anti-war ilk in Portland desire the...
  • Marines pick up AWOL Hering in Washington

    11/22/2008 2:24:06 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies · 2,479+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | November 22, 2008
    A Marine escort picked up Lance Cpl. Lance Hering at the Clallam County jail take the AWOL Marine to Camp Pendleton in San Diego... Port Angeles police officers arrested Lance Cpl. Hering — who may face desertion charges after staging his disappearance in Colorado and spending 26 months in hiding — last Sunday at William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles. Hering was reported missing in August 2006. A friend said Hering had wandered off after he was injured in a rock-climbing accident near Boulder. After a massive search, authorities concluded the report was a hoax.
  • US deserter in Canada wins stay of deportation (Hinzman)

    09/22/2008 3:57:30 PM PDT · by james500 · 9 replies · 953+ views
    AP ^ | 9/22/2008 | ROB GILLIES
    A U.S. Army soldier who fled to Canada after learning his unit was being deployed to Iraq won a last-minute stay of deportation Monday. Federal Court Judge Richard Mosley ruled Jeremy Hinzman can stay in Canada while the court decides whether he can appeal his deportation order. "We're elated," Hinzman said moments after the decision was released. "(But) we're not out of the woods at all. We just have a stay of removal." ... In his three-page ruling, Mosley wrote, "Based on the evidence and submissions before me, I am satisfied that the applicants would suffer irreparable harm if a...
  • Caption this moonbat protest - 'Stop the Army’s child recruitment program'

    08/20/2008 5:01:28 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 46 replies · 1,445+ views ^ | 8/6/08 | Jeff Paterson
    "SAN FRANCISCO (August 6, 2008) – About 50 anti-war activists targeted the video game maker Ubisoft today to “help stop the Army’s child recruitment program” in the form of the free “America’s Army” game. Organizers noted that the game “targets children as young as 13” while South Park game companies Ubisoft, Gameloft, and Secret Level were profiting from the illegal recruitment program.“America’s Army”—available since 2002 as a free download—is a game developed by the U.S. military to instruct players in “Army values,” portray the army in a positive light, and increase potential recruits. The “game” is the property and brainchild...
  • Swiss Gourmand Is Missing For Reasons Unknown

    08/05/2008 7:40:03 AM PDT · by Apollo 13 · 7 replies · 1,078+ views
    NRC Handelsblad (Holland) | Aug 5, 2008 | Apollo 13
    Swiss gourmand Pascal Henry, aged 46, was completing his life's dream: having the best dinners in all restaurants on the globe that carry Michelin's coveted three star-accolade (68 in all). The guy was at his 40th spot, restaurant 'El Bulli' in Roses, Catalunya, Spain. A journalist from a local paper, sitting next to him, asked him for his personal card, as a memento. He rose, said: 'I'll be right back', and went... missing. He had told his acquaintances that his mission would set him back for about the price of a nice new quality car with all extras included. What...
  • AWOL soldier from Oregon sentenced

    07/17/2008 5:08:05 PM PDT · by MovementConservative · 21 replies · 1,488+ views
    Oregonlive ^ | July 17, 2008 11:49AM | Oregonian
    An Oregon soldier whose case has caused a stir in anti-war groups nationwide has been sentenced to six months in jail, a loss of pay, a reduction of rank and a bad-conduct discharge for being absent without leave. Pfc. James Burmeister, who was born in Portland and raised in the Eugene area, received the sentence Wednesday from a military judge at a court martial held at Fort Knox, Ky. Burmeister agreed to plead guilty to the charge in exchange for an agreement by military prosecutors not to seek more serious charges. Anti-war activists from filmmaker Michael Moore to groups such...
  • Please advise... just learned my nephew has gone A.W.O.L.

    06/19/2008 5:20:04 PM PDT · by Number57 · 75 replies · 2,154+ views
    I haven't posted a thread in some time, but my sister is freaking out. Her son, 20, was supposed to get on a plane for Germany on Monday (then on to Afghanistan), but he never boarded. He later sent her a text msg and apparently this is all over a woman. I need to know what consequences he faces if he doesn't report soon. Personally, I am shocked. I keep thinking its a joke. UNBELIEVABLE. Any advice is very much appreciated.
  • US soldier refuses to report for active duty in Iraq

    06/15/2008 5:19:33 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 107 replies · 2,882+ views
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | Jun 15, 2008 | afp
    A month after US army reservist Matthis Chiroux publicly refused to deploy to Iraq, the former sergeant on Sunday set himself up for possible prosecution by failing to report for active duty with his unit in South Carolina. "Tonight at midnight, I may face further action from the army for refusing to reactivate to participate in the Iraq occupation," Chiroux told reporters in Washington. "I stand here today in defense of those who have been stripped of their voices in this occupation, the warriors of this nation...", Chiroux read from a statement as his father Rob, who had travelled to...
  • City politicians AWOL as Fightin' 69th deploys for duty in Afghanistan

    01/17/2008 5:30:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 1,002+ views
    Dozens of friends and family gathered in Manhattan Wednesday to honor New York National Guard soldiers being deployed to Afghanistan - but not one politician showed up. The soldiers of the legendary Manhattan-based Fighting 69th rushed to Ground Zero on 9/11 to help secure the area and search for survivors. They guarded one of the most dangerous roads in Iraq in 2004. Now about 350 soldiers will head to Afghanistan for a year to help train local police. While not every politician was invited to the Hunter College ceremony - one of nine across the state - the lack of...
  • Going AWOL

    12/06/2007 7:48:10 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 49 replies · 1,667+ views
    Details ^ | January 2007 | Melba Newsome
    Since the beginning of the war, hundreds of deserters have fled to Canada, fearful of being jailed or forced to return to duty. It’s starting to look like they need not have bothered: Despite troop shortages and problems hitting recruitment targets, Pentagon officials say it would be a poor use of time to go after deserters. “We don’t actively look for a deserter or have bounty hunters who go out knocking on doors,” Army spokesman Major Nathan Banks says. “It doesn’t serve our purpose to lose manpower or focus in the global war on terror to find them, because the...
  • Canada court: AWOL U.S. soldiers not refugees

    11/15/2007 11:48:55 AM PST · by SoldierMedic · 30 replies · 1,388+ views
    The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday refused to hear an appeal by two U.S. military deserters who sought refuge in the country to avoid deployment to Iraq, a conflict they argued is “immoral and illegal.” The announcement ends a bid by American soldiers Jeremy Hinzman and Brandon Hughey, the plaintiffs in the case, to win refugee status and opens the way for them to be deported to the United States, where they could face court martial for going AWOL and missing troop movements. It also could lead to deportation of dozens of other American soldiers who have filed formal...
  • Top court refuses to hear appeal from U.S. army deserters (in Canada)

    11/15/2007 11:50:08 AM PST · by ECM · 3 replies · 755+ views
    CanWest News Service via ^ | Thursday, November 15, 2007 | Meagan Fitzpatrick
    Canada's top court will not hear the case of two Americans who sought refugee status here after deserting the U.S. army in 2004 to avoid being deployed to Iraq. In a decision released Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected a bid by Jeremy Hinzman and Brandon Hughey to stay in Canada as refugees. The court's ruling backs previous ones by the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Immigration and Refugee Board. Before Thursday's ruling, the Federal Court of Appeal last rejected the claims by Hinzman and Hughey, who crossed the border rather than face possible court...
  • Man Shot By Police Is AWOL Soldier

    09/19/2007 5:15:56 PM PDT · by RDTF · 14 replies · 883+ views
    WJZ ^ | Sept 19, 2007 | AP
    (AP) ABERDEEN, Md. Military officials say a man shot by Aberdeen police is a soldier who had been away from Aberdeen Proving Ground without permission since last month. Army officials say 22-year-old Private Evan Parker, of Pittsford, N.Y., had been AWOL since late August. Aberdeen police say officers called to a disturbance at a motel Sunday night encountered Parker and when they learned his military status, they took him to the base. When officers returned to the motel around 11 a.m. Monday for a suspicious person call, Parker had returned. Police say he displayed a gun and waved it threateningly...
  • NYC soldier jailed for attempt to avoid Iraq

    09/18/2007 5:47:45 PM PDT · by soupcon · 9 replies · 826+ views
    Newsday ^ | 09/18/07 | ALFONSO A. CASTILLO
    A U.S. serviceman from the Bronx will spend a year in jail after he admitted in court that he arranged to have himself shot in the knee to avoid having to return to Iraq for a second tour of duty, Bronx prosecutors said Tuesday. Jonathan Aponte, 20, pleaded guilty to third-degree falsely reporting an incident, a misdemeanor. In exchange for his guilty plea, State Supreme Court Justice John Byrne agreed to sentence Aponte to a year in jail on Oct. 17. Aponte's Legal Aid attorney could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Aponte originally claimed he had been shot in...
  • Movie creator charged [“Loose Change” producer arrested for deserting the Army]

    07/25/2007 8:37:11 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 45 replies · 3,783+ views
    Daily Star ^ | 2/25/07
    An Oneonta man who helped produce a 9/11 conspiracy documentary that became an Internet hit was arrested Monday for allegedly deserting the Army. Korey Rowe, 24, a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, was picked up by deputies at about 10:45 p.m. Monday, Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin Jr. said… Rowe was arrested on a “military warrant” that Devlin said was brought to the attention of deputies by the Oneonta Police Department, who received information from a source outside of that department… After deputies received the information from Oneonta police, they reached out to the Army, and officials from Fort Knox...