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Female US Soldier Pfc. Kimberly Rivera Pleads Guilty to Desertion


"Rivera, 30, was a wheeled-vehicle driver in Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and served in Iraq in 2006. She has said that, while there, she became disillusioned with the U.S. mission in Iraq.

During a two-week leave in the U.S. in 2007, Rivera crossed the Canadian border after she was ordered to serve another tour in Iraq.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that when judge Col. Timothy Grammel asked Rivera on Monday how long she remained absent, Rivera replied: "As long as I possibly could, sir. ... I intended to quit my job permanently."

After fleeing to Canada, Rivera applied for refugee status but was denied.

Rivera then applied for permanent residency, but Canadian immigration officials rejected that application, too. Authorities also rejected her requests to stay on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

Rivera was first ordered to leave Canada or face deportation in 2009, but she appealed that decision. The mother of four faced another deportation order issued in 2012.

She was arrested at the U.S. border and taken into military custody."

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Fist off

a mother of 4 should not be deployed overseas. This is insane and further destruction of the family in this country.

I give her much credit for trying to get out. I wish more of our soldiers (when they come to their senses as she apparently did) would do the same - especially those involved in killing innocents as collateral (oops) damage.

A conscience is a hard thing to ignore.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul


"A conscience is a hard thing to ignore." Espescially knowing your decision could lead to several years behind bars...but still better than murdering civilians abroad.

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy

Bowe Bergdahl


Officially "captured" by the Taliban, he walked off the base and into the mountains. Virtually no effort has been made to secure his release.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.