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Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by DarrylS, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. DarrylS

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    Looks like uncle sam has got himself in a terrible jam, military understaffed so they may be going to foreign soil to recruit soldiers in return for citizenship.. holy crap what can they be thinking. May they will replace the Keppi Blanc for a Keppi Rouge, Blue et Blanc.

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/12/26/news/military.php

    WASHINGTON: The armed forces, already struggling to meet recruiting goals, are considering expanding the number of noncitizens in the ranks, including disputed proposals to open recruiting stations overseas and put more immigrants on a faster track to U.S. citizenship if they volunteer, according to Pentagon officials.

    Foreign citizens' serving in the U.S. military is a highly charged issue, which could expose the Pentagon to criticism that it is essentially using mercenaries to defend the country. Other analysts voice concern that a large contingent of noncitizens under arms could jeopardize national security or reflect badly on Americans' willingness to serve in uniform.

    The idea of signing up residents who are seeking U.S. citizenship is gaining traction as a way to address a critical need for the Pentagon, while fully absorbing some of the roughly one million immigrants that enter the United States legally each year.

    The proposal to induct more noncitizens, which is still largely on the drawing board, has to clear a number of hurdles. So far, the Pentagon has been quiet about specifics, like who would be eligible to join, where the recruiting stations would be, and what the minimum standards might involve, like English proficiency. In the meantime, the Pentagon and the immigration authorities have expanded a program that accelerates citizenship for legal residents who volunteer for the military.
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    I would rather have the draft returned with a 4 year committment before we started bringing foreign mercenaries just from a security standpoint. It would be much more difficult to complete security background checks on enlistees who resided outside the US prior to induction. The reason for 4 years for a draftee is that with the more technical fields the armed forces would barely have the use of a 2 year draftee by the time basic and mos training was completed. We did have non-citizens serve when I was in the Marines, but they were resident aliens. Not real sure about dropping our guard to the point of recruiting outside the US.
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    The parallels between Roman and American empires are so close it's eery.

    The destruction of the family unit, an over-stretched military, use of mercenaries to fight wars... this is right out of 'The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire' text.
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    A couple of things here, #1, this is a proposal. It's not a policy, nor is it even being put forth as one. It's merely a possibility. #2, they already allow non-citizens to join the military in exchange for citizenship. What they are proposing here, is to actually recruit foreignors.
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    It's just another version of what I proposed a while back, I say we should round up all the able bodied Illegal Aliens & Gang Bangers in our country that aren't already in jail, give them basic training, give them a gun then send them to Iraq, grant Amnesty to those who survive and then make them US citizens.
    That done, then put the military on the Mexican & Canadain borders and shoot to kill anyone trying to enter America Illegally.

    We have enough people in America now, these people are all farting burning oil and driving cars, where in the name of God do you draw the line, we can't support the whole f-cking world our country is right now turning into another third world sh!t hole.

    YOU F-CKING LIBERAL IDIOTS THERE ISN'T ANY MORE ROOM IN THIS COUNTRY, SOON YOU WILL HAVE TO BUILD A HOUSING PROJECT IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK AND FILL IT UP WITH PEOPLE THAT EAT DOGS AND KEEP LIVE CHICKENS IN THEIR BEDROOMS.
    Jesus H Christ:confused:

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