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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 09:31 PM

U.S. war resister deported from Canada, arrested at border

An American soldier who sought refuge in Canada after becoming disillusioned with the Iraq war has been arrested after turning herself over to the United States.

Kimberly Rivera complied with a deportation order and presented herself at the border at Gananoque, Ont., on Thursday.

The parliamentary secretary to Immigration Minister Jason Kenney confirmed the deportation in the House of Commons, drawing a huge cheer from the Conservative benches.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/us-war-resister-deported-from-canada-arrested-at-border/article4556198/

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Response to CHIMO (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:00 PM

1. Good

In the military, you don't get to choose your battles.

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Response to Peregrine (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 02:08 AM

2. actually you do

According to international law, a soldier's first responsibility is to refuse illegal orders.

Rivera followed international law - and clearly qualified as a refugee, as Amnesty International made plain - and Canada deported her for refusing to kill innocent people.

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