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American soldier who fled military service to be deported from Toronto today
National Post ^ | September 20, 2012 | Diana Mehta

Posted on 09/20/2012 6:15:25 AM PDT by Squawk 8888

TORONTO — An American soldier who sought refuge in Canada after she became disillusioned with the Iraq war has been ordered to leave the country by today.

Kimberly Rivera has said she will comply with the Canadian government’s deportation order and leave the country with her family, but that hasn’t stopped her supporters from hoping for a last-minute intervention.

They’re calling on Immigration Minister Jason Kenney to halt Rivera’s deportation, arguing that the mother of four will likely face a court martial and jail time upon her return to the U.S.

Kenney’s office has said the federal government doesn’t believe the U.S. subjects its soldiers to persecution.

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1 posted on 09/20/2012 6:15:30 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...

Canada Ping!


2 posted on 09/20/2012 6:16:22 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888
She told reporters last month that her biggest fear about being deported is being separated from her young children and having to sit in a prison for politically being against the Iraqi conflict.

No, honey, you will sit in prison for desertion.

3 posted on 09/20/2012 6:28:42 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Did you see her picture? Maybe she was kicked off base.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 6:31:24 AM PDT by albie
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To: Squawk 8888
Typical she got all the benefits she could and when it came time to do her duty she ran. She's a thief and a coward and should be jailed immediately for a very long time!!!
5 posted on 09/20/2012 6:32:52 AM PDT by ontap
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To: TangoLimaSierra
politically being against the Iraqi conflict

Maybe she shouldn't have signed the enlistment contract.

6 posted on 09/20/2012 6:35:49 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Squawk 8888

why is it always the dipsticks of the world


7 posted on 09/20/2012 6:39:13 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Squawk 8888

If I was her daughter I would worry about being deserted.


8 posted on 09/20/2012 6:44:37 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Squawk 8888
Private Rivera
9 posted on 09/20/2012 6:46:42 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Bingo! Well said. Let’s be clear on the issue here.


10 posted on 09/20/2012 7:01:18 AM PDT by jagusafr (Never apologize for speaking the truth)
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To: Squawk 8888

I thought the punishment for desertion in time of war was death by firing squad. Or is it hanging?


11 posted on 09/20/2012 7:03:35 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Squawk 8888
In the late 80s, I was driving cross country and heard a news report that if we had another war, Canada would no longer be a hiding place for our deserters. The all volunteer force was the big reason they changed the law. Of course the reality of our Vietnam War deserters not being “our best and brightest” probably helped with that.

It seems one could do web research on Canadian laws before putting their entire future in the hands of stupid lib beliefs.

12 posted on 09/20/2012 7:07:57 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

You are correct; our Vietnam-era policy reflected US policy during the first two years of WWII. We admitted draft-dodgers but deserters were extradited on request.


13 posted on 09/20/2012 7:14:39 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

So true! I remember just after Carter gave his speech restoring Selective Service registration listening to a talk show on a Canadian radio station. The callers were absolutely apoplectic about another wave of American hippie slackers coming to overrun their country.


14 posted on 09/20/2012 7:14:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Squawk 8888

Try her for desertion, then put her in front of a firing squad.


15 posted on 09/20/2012 7:16:18 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Squawk 8888

Was Clinton a draft dodger of sort? Honest question. Not trying to start rumors.


16 posted on 09/20/2012 7:16:35 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Squawk 8888

This person voluntarily joined the military.

That is all that we really need to know.


17 posted on 09/20/2012 7:26:11 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Was Clinton a draft dodger of sort? Honest question. Not trying to start rumors.

He was never charged but,basically,he was.IIRC his ability to avoid service was partially due to luck (the draft lottery) and skillful gaming of the system that involved deliberate lying to an Army Colonel (Colonel Holmes).I don't recall all the details but I think that basically how it went.

18 posted on 09/20/2012 7:27:25 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Glad to see Canada deport this coward deserter

Back in the day I was really disapointed seeing Canada

taking in all those VN war deserters.

Thank you Canada..not you Quebec tho


19 posted on 09/20/2012 8:13:32 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Squawk 8888

Desertion = jailtime, kids or no kids. Lady, you signed the contract...


20 posted on 09/20/2012 8:21:43 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Squawk 8888
She told reporters last month that her biggest fear about being deported is being separated from her young children and having to sit in a prison for politically being against the Iraqi conflict.

If there is any justice she'll sit in prison for desertion and not for politically being against the Iraq conflict. But hey, don't let facts get in the way of your news conference. You can go back to Toronto after that.

21 posted on 09/20/2012 8:33:42 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Thanks


22 posted on 09/20/2012 11:00:44 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Squawk 8888

Good


23 posted on 09/20/2012 5:49:51 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: Delhi Rebels

There is nothing saying she has to be deported to
the US. The world is a big place, maybe Iran will
take her in.

I don’t think I’ll miss her.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 5:54:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

I’d rather she was sent back here to spend some quality time down the road in Leavenworth.


25 posted on 09/21/2012 3:50:07 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: tet68

I’d rather she was sent back here to spend some quality time down the road in Leavenworth.


26 posted on 09/21/2012 3:50:19 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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