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April 9, 2008

Gen. Petraeus looking for MS-13 in the ranks?

Filed under: gangs, gangs in the military, mara salvatrucha, ms-13, petraeus — carterfsmith @ 3:39 pm

The Washington Times, America’s Newspaper says “Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican, who recently wrapped up a failed presidential bid based on a platform of fighting illegal immigration, just asked Gen. David Petraeus about whether members of the U.S. military in Iraq are participating in the violent gang MS-13. Tancredo has blamed the spread of MS-13 domestically on what he sees as the United States’ failure to secure its southern border. Tancredo asked whether members of MS-13 were gaining recruits within the ranks of the U.S. military, receiving weapons training and returning to the United States to commit acts of violence. ‘I’m not aware of a problem with gangs,’ Petraeus replied. ‘That’s one that I’ll have to check on.'”
I smell a fish . . . not that I think the commander of all things warfighting has time or initiative to “look for” gang members in the ranks, but how is it that this news outlet scooped the story?
Try this search on Google News for Petraeus Gang to see if anyone else is reporting it — let me know if I am missing something. How ’bout on Google Blogesearch?
What do you think?
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Gen. Petraeus looking for MS-13 in the ranks?

Filed under: gangs, gangs in the military, mara salvatrucha, ms-13, petraeus — carterfsmith @ 3:39 pm

The Washington Times, America’s Newspaper says “Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican, who recently wrapped up a failed presidential bid based on a platform of fighting illegal immigration, just asked Gen. David Petraeus about whether members of the U.S. military in Iraq are participating in the violent gang MS-13. Tancredo has blamed the spread of MS-13 domestically on what he sees as the United States’ failure to secure its southern border. Tancredo asked whether members of MS-13 were gaining recruits within the ranks of the U.S. military, receiving weapons training and returning to the United States to commit acts of violence. ‘I’m not aware of a problem with gangs,’ Petraeus replied. ‘That’s one that I’ll have to check on.'”
I smell a fish . . . not that I think the commander of all things warfighting has time or initiative to “look for” gang members in the ranks, but how is it that this news outlet scooped the story?
Try this search on Google News for Petraeus Gang to see if anyone else is reporting it — let me know if I am missing something. How ’bout on Google Blogesearch?
What do you think?

Gen. Petraeus looking for MS-13 in the ranks?

Filed under: gangs, gangs in the military, mara salvatrucha, ms-13, petraeus — carterfsmith @ 3:39 pm

The Washington Times, America’s Newspaper says “Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican, who recently wrapped up a failed presidential bid based on a platform of fighting illegal immigration, just asked Gen. David Petraeus about whether members of the U.S. military in Iraq are participating in the violent gang MS-13. Tancredo has blamed the spread of MS-13 domestically on what he sees as the United States’ failure to secure its southern border. Tancredo asked whether members of MS-13 were gaining recruits within the ranks of the U.S. military, receiving weapons training and returning to the United States to commit acts of violence. ‘I’m not aware of a problem with gangs,’ Petraeus replied. ‘That’s one that I’ll have to check on.'”
I smell a fish . . . not that I think the commander of all things warfighting has time or initiative to “look for” gang members in the ranks, but how is it that this news outlet scooped the story?
Try this search on Google News for Petraeus Gang to see if anyone else is reporting it — let me know if I am missing something. How ’bout on Google Blogesearch?
What do you think?

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