A U.S. Army deserter who fled to Canada three years ago has been deported back to America to face possible court martial or a return trip to Iraq.
And so he has, to much wailing and gnashing of teeth from the loons who have supported the many deserters that have fled to Canada.
I visited many of the websites and blogs that are devoted to encouraging and supporting people like Long, who make a commitment to their nation, then violate that agreement and flee to a country that will shelter them. I will not link to any of those sites, as they are the most pathetic group of destroyers of society you could possibly imagine. Duty, Honor, Country are meaningless words to them, as they only support their desire to promote anarchy and Marxism by undermining a nations ability or desire to provide a strong national defence. Perhaps there are some well intentioned people that associate with these groups, but they certainly are misguided and the leaders of these groups know exactly what they are doing, and why.
So do I.
So, to jab those anarchists and Marxist with a pointy stick, I say, Welcome Home, Robin. Your day in court will be forthcoming and perhaps not too soon. In the meantime, you will have many opportunities to learn a skill before entering the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks-Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, such as cleaning latrines, mopping with perfect figure eights and of course, being a master of the electric floor buffer.
I should also include a definition of desertion in this post:
U.S. military law: desertion is not measured by time away from the unit, but rather:
1) by leaving or remaining absent from their unit, organization, or place of duty, where there has been a determined intent to not return;
2) if that intent is determined to be to avoid hazardous duty or shirk important responsibility.
3c)Any person found guilty of desertion or attempt to desert shall be punished, if the offense is committed in time of war, by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct, but if the desertion or attempt to desert occurs at any other time, by such punishment, other than death, as a court-martial may direct.
The UCMJ is found in Title 10, Subtitle A, Part II, Chapter 47 of the United States Code. In Subchapter X, “Punitive Articles,” section 885, article 85, is found the remedy for desertion.
Some look at contracts in daily life as something that can be broken or ignored at will, with some legal wrangling to make things whole again. Signing a contract with the U.S. Army is not such a contract and is accompanied with a solemn oath. That this punk, Long, would volunteer for service, sign a contract and take the oath to defend the Constitution of the United States, then decide he didn’t want to take the chance of having his lovely locks harmed, or his sorry butt injured or killed, just walked away and fled the country. He deserves no better than what the Courts Martial decides. I doubt he will get the death penalty, that would do too much harm to the good will of Canada’s PM for sending him back. There are quite a few other deserters in Canada that need to be returned home for prosecution, to take such a punitive action and I would like to see them all returned and rewarded with the full weight of the UCMJ, and many years of military corrections followed with a dishonorable discharge, which is equivalent to a felony conviction and the loss of certain rights and privileges, such as the right to vote.
Once again, Welcome Home, Robin, you worthless sack of excrement, your obligations to this country, your word and your sacred oath have come due.
BTW, did you know there is an actual Memorial To Deserters in Ulm, Germany? I found it in my research and it honors the German deserters of WWII, of which 15,000 were executed.
The central idea behind the memorial? “Desertion is not reprehensible, war is”.
My! How profound and wrong-headed.
How many deserters were there? I don’t know, but with that high a number of executions, it must have been huge and of course we all know how badly WWII ended for Germany.
This further illustrates my contempt for those who do desert and especially for their enablers.