Skip to comments.Tancredo Concerned Military Officials Unaware of Gang Infiltration in U.S. Army
Posted on 04/10/2008 3:46:05 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
Rep. Tom Tancredo today asked Gen. David Petraeus about infiltration of American gangs into the U.S. military. "The fact that gang members are being trained in our military is a growing cause for concern," said Tancredo. "Our local law enforcement officers and gang units are now facing criminals who have obtained advanced weapons and training courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer." News reports indicate that the growing level of gang activity, driven largely by the growing problem of illegal immigration, has begun spilling over into the military. A number of gang members have returned to their communities only to commit crimes made easier by extensive training. Stars and Stripes, a military publication, has documented the foothold gangs have gained in the U.S. Armed Forces as a tool to spresd their organizations.
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if they don’t know, it’s because they don’t want to know.
Lord help us.
Learn to read tattoos and fire the ones with gang signs. That will work until they decide not to mark themselves. The method could last for a while as the gangsters take a lot of pride in their tattoos.
Lets see how long it takes for the DBM/DNC to deluge his office with invitations... and turn his legitimate concerns into an indictment of the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts and the military in general. Given Tancredo's media-handling prowess... one 2 minute appearance with Wolfie or Spitboy should be good for a weeks worth of military-bashing by the leftist press.
The MIL already has rules about tats.
Can't get much more blunt than that. The problem has been defined. Few at the Federal level are willing to do anything about it. And that's where the issue belongs; not at the state level. It's disgusting.
I miss the days when real men stood up for all that was good for our country.
Many of the Mexican and other countries’ cartel members are ex-military. Some trained in this country.
It may be more true in Britain but the psychiatrist and widely acclaimed author Theodore Dalrymple said that although not all people who have tattoos are criminals, ALL criminals have tattoos.
This is NOT good.
Don’t they do background checks first?
I can’t believe how many of you weren’t aware of this issue! The Pentagon has been recruiting—RECRUITING illegal alien gang members for at least 2 years, now and some of them are over in Iraq now. For agreeing to join the Army, they’re given amnesty for being illegal and are given citizenship after serving. The Pentagon has screwed up our armed forces so bad by keeping our troops in Iraq for so long and all the time while prolonging tours and weakening our National Guard by shipping them off to Iraq and Afghanistan that we are horribly short of qualified soldiers. Thus, this desperate, insane move without thought as to its consequences. Another one of Bush’s and Rumsfeld’s idiocies...And all the time they’ve refused to call back the draft...
Here’s a story from March on the subject of gang infiltration into the Armed forces. It is scary what is happening, folks. Once again, the Pentagon can do what it wants. Where is the Congressional oversight? Where are conservative Congressmen? I can’t believe no one other than Tancredo has brought this up.
All the more need of a militia.
So... we’re gonna say that gang members cannot join the military? For many it’s a good way *out* of gang-land. There’s been several stories already about former gangbangers that got a whole new perspective on life after their tour, and finally got the ambition to do something productive with their lives.
Sure, I get it that many return to their gangs afterward, but lets be careful about throwing out the good with the bad.
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