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    Good Ole US Army recruiters

    Not only do they want our kids to die for nothing, they also might teach them to sell drugs...

    TUCSON, Ariz. - A dozen Army and Marine recruiters who visited high schools were among the personnel caught in a major FBI cocaine investigation, and some were allowed to keep working while under suspicion, a newspaper reported Sunday.


    None of the recruiters was accused of providing drugs to students.

    The recruiters, who worked in the Tucson area, were targets of a federal sting called Operation Lively Green, which ran from 2001 to 2004 and was revealed last year. So far, 69 members of the military, prison guards, law enforcement employees and other public employees have been convicted of accepting bribes to help smuggle cocaine.

    The Arizona Daily Star reviewed the investigation and court documents and found that the FBI allowed many recruiters to stay on the job even though they were targeted by the investigation. Some were still recruiting three years after they were photographed running drugs in uniform, the newspaper said.

    Most of the recruiters pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in March. Some honorably retired from the military.

    The sting began after the FBI received tips that a former Army National Guardsman was taking bribes to fix military aptitude tests for recruits, FBI Special Agent Adam Radtke said.

    Military officials say they kept the recruiters on the job because the FBI told them to leave the suspects alone to avoid jeopardizing the sting. The military said it also didn't know some recruiters were under investigation, the newspaper reported.

    Military officials say the criminal acts by recruiters were rare out of the thousands of recruiters working across the country. "This was an isolated incident," said Marine Corps recruiting spokeswoman Janice Hagar.

    A governing board member of the Tucson Unified School District, Judy Burns, criticized the FBI for allowing the recruiters to stay on the job so long.

    "It's ludicrous to me that the FBI would leave these people in place and allow them onto our high school campuses," Burns said.

    Special Agent Deb McCarley said the FBI generally performs risk assessments before deciding to keep suspects who work in public positions on the job during undercover investigations.

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    Are you for real dude? Some of your posts are really comical to say the least.

    Do you think there are any doctors, lawyers, police officers, sports figures...and the list goes on and on that do drugs? Recruiters are just a product of the society we live in...nothing more and nothing less. So, don't expect them to be any different than the person next door.

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    While we're on the subject of drugs......

    What we need to do in Iraq is:

    1. Spike their water supply with low grade acid. Slowly turn their brains to mush. :chillpill

    2. Take over their television and radio stations and broadcast mellowing elevator music and bootleg Grateful Dead tapes. :beatnik:

    I got the above idea after watching some mother give her son a dose of Ritilin. He became calm.

    Does anyone have a counter-proposal to solve the situation in Iraq? Anyone?

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    I think introducing Acid to the middle east is a great idea.

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    There's something you have to understand........... some people LOVE the military life. If they did not have the military and instead performed a mundane 9 - 5 job, they would feel out of place........... just like you would feel out of sorts in the army. I coach wrestling, and many wrestlers, especiallyu the berst wrestlers thrive on that navy seal, army ranger test my mental toughness if you dare attitude.

    I pray that our recruiters continue to find these young men. Sometimes, do those enetring the army make wromng choices? Sure. Isn;t that true of kids who go to college? What about kids who choose to stay on the streets and sell dope? I am willing to bet the miltary recruits have a survival rate not too different from those who do not join the military (how many drunk driving, partying and accidental deaths have happened in the safe USA in the same time Iraq has been occuring......... I'll bet it is close to or exceeds 3,000?) and it's better than the survival rates of those growing up on the streets. And with it, comes a "self-esteem" that surpasses virtually every other form of self esteem in our country. They boast loyalty, honor, service and sacrifice. How many non-military Americans can say that?


    [QUOTE=bman]Not only do they want our kids to die for nothing, they also might teach them to sell drugs...

    TUCSON, Ariz. - A dozen Army and Marine recruiters who visited high schools were among the personnel caught in a major FBI cocaine investigation, and some were allowed to keep working while under suspicion, a newspaper reported Sunday.


    None of the recruiters was accused of providing drugs to students.

    The recruiters, who worked in the Tucson area, were targets of a federal sting called Operation Lively Green, which ran from 2001 to 2004 and was revealed last year. So far, 69 members of the military, prison guards, law enforcement employees and other public employees have been convicted of accepting bribes to help smuggle cocaine.

    The Arizona Daily Star reviewed the investigation and court documents and found that the FBI allowed many recruiters to stay on the job even though they were targeted by the investigation. Some were still recruiting three years after they were photographed running drugs in uniform, the newspaper said.

    Most of the recruiters pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in March. Some honorably retired from the military.

    The sting began after the FBI received tips that a former Army National Guardsman was taking bribes to fix military aptitude tests for recruits, FBI Special Agent Adam Radtke said.

    Military officials say they kept the recruiters on the job because the FBI told them to leave the suspects alone to avoid jeopardizing the sting. The military said it also didn't know some recruiters were under investigation, the newspaper reported.

    Military officials say the criminal acts by recruiters were rare out of the thousands of recruiters working across the country. "This was an isolated incident," said Marine Corps recruiting spokeswoman Janice Hagar.

    A governing board member of the Tucson Unified School District, Judy Burns, criticized the FBI for allowing the recruiters to stay on the job so long.

    "It's ludicrous to me that the FBI would leave these people in place and allow them onto our high school campuses," Burns said.

    Special Agent Deb McCarley said the FBI generally performs risk assessments before deciding to keep suspects who work in public positions on the job during undercover investigations.[/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=bman]I think introducing Acid to the middle east is a great idea.[/QUOTE]

    Acid :chillpill turns Islamic :uzi3: into :groovy:!

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