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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:36 AM
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Canada sends deserter from Colo. back to U.S.
Source: 9news

EL PASO COUNTY - A U.S. soldier who went AWOL in 2005 is in Colorado sitting inside a jail cell at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.

The Canadian government deported Robin Long, 25, last week. It's believed to be a first for an American military deserter since the start of the Iraq war.

Long was assigned to a unit out of Fort Carson. In the spring of 2005, the Army ordered him to report to the Colorado military post for an eventual deployment into Iraq. Long simply decided he wasn't going to show up.

He quickly moved up into Canada. It's believed upwards of a couple hundred American military deserters are living in Canada at this moment, says Lee Zaslofsky, who works with many of them.



Read more: http://www.9news.com/rss/article.aspx?storyid=96277
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:40 AM
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1. O Canada...
your right wing control is showing!
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:37 AM
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2. Damn Hosers can't do anything right
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summer borealis Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:46 AM
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3. Nice one, Canada ...
if this guy was a multimillionaire Chinese businessman you'd be blowing him right now in your 25-yard end zone.
Stand on guard for this, assholes.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:24 AM
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4. This is a dark day
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:43 AM
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5. Headline should read "Harper sends deserter back to US"
This is a VERY unpopular move here. We've always welcomed deserters and conscientious objectors from the US, especially over immoral and unnecessary wars.

This was a gift from one unpopular leader to another.
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:25 AM
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6. locking, not LBN
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