Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Iraq war deserter faces deportation from Canada


"TORONTO (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier who fought in Iraq before deserting and coming to Canada now faces deportation next month, but says he shouldn't be returned to the United States to face 'unjust punishment.'


Canada is set to deport in June the first of possibly hundreds of American
soldiers who sought asylum to avoid military duty in Iraq, a group backing the
US deserters said Wednesday.(IRBC)

Corey Glass, 25, came to Canada in August 2006 after serving in Iraq as a military intelligence sergeant.
Authorities told him on Wednesday that his application to stay in Canada was rejected and he would be deported in early June, a spokeswoman for the War Resisters Support Campaign told AFP.

According to the group, several hundred Iraq War resisters are currently in Canada, many of them living underground. Glass would be the first of them to be deported, it said."


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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a Canadian veteran we do not need American deserters. When you join any military organization you can not select the war you want to attend. Our soldiers are dying in Afghanistan so this gouy can hide out in our country and receive welfare. Throw the book at him.

Edgar said...

Anybody who joins the armed forces know what they are getting into before they even joined. If and when you are called to duty you have to go regardless of your views because that's what being in the armed forces is about - doing your "DUTY" when called upon. What did they expect? Deserters are a bunch of cowards!

ryno said...

Good for him. I'd do the same.

Anonymous said...

What a fag why did you sign up if you didn't want to protect our country. They need to bring capital punishment back for people like this.

Anonymous said...

The military has gotten too soft on deserters. They used to hunt you down like dogs, and now it is as though they dont care. They just discharge them now because they didnt like it, blah blah. Simple as this, they are cowards. They ought to at least, make them finish out their tour of duty either in active service in the states, or go to prison for the length remaining of their enlistment.

Anonymous said...

I can't agree more. This poor soul has to go against morality and conscience for doing what is correct. I cannot believe our good friends in Canada would not help this poor soul like they did during vietnam. God Bless Canada and DO NOT succumb to the pressure of the U.S and an illegal war!

Anonymous said...

OH..PS..Venezuela said it will be accepting any and all U.S troops that need refuge in this illegal war. Unlike our country they have a count voting system, free healthcare and education, unlike the (f the poor) here in our country. This young guy enlisted as a NATIONAL GUARDMAN (protect our nation) hence he was shipped off to protect oil fields.

rob said...

He's a fag for what? Wanting to save his own ass? This war is so not like any other in the sense that nobody wanted it except for one loose cannon who just happens to be the president of the US. I thought you Canadians would be a little more sympathetic.

Anonymous said...

How many troops have been put in harm's way because of this selfish, 'I'm-the-only-one-that-matters' deserter who wouldn't do his duty because 'it didn't suit him'?
I believe the punishment for desertion used to be execution. Whatever it is now, he should receive the maximum sentence.

Anonymous said...

His citizenship needs to be revoked. Anyone who joins the military and deserts should have their citizenship revoked and refused entry back into the United States.

I served 24 years and knew that at anytime my life would be put on the line for the policies of United States. If we had mandatory military service I might think differently. But we have a completely volunteer military.

Rock said...

Simple solution: 1. Strip him of his U.S. citizenship since he does not want to protect his country, that way he can bounce around the world looking for a place to hide his candy ass. 2.)Confiscate all of his assets to pay for the taxpayer money wasted on him. 3.) Do the same for any and all deserters. 4.)If he does somehow slip back into the U.S. arrest him and send him to military prison. Even the hard core offenders there LOVE a deserter, a lot like a child molester in a maximum security prison.