posted on Jul, 20 2010 @ 10:58 AM
The Afghan deserters refer to the women as "BMWs" — Big Mexican Women — and they often are the first step in the Afghans' journey from
Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, to Canada, a diplomatic official told FoxNews.com. He requested anonymity because he is not authorized
to speak publicly during an ongoing investigation by U.S. and international authorities into who helped the Afghans leave the Defense Language
Institute’s English Language Center at Lackland.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
This has got to be one of the craziest stories I have heard all week. I wonder if this has anything to do with Mexican drug cartels reaching out to
Afghan or Taliban militia leaders? It may be a stretch but it's possible.
But the women do more than drive the "getaway cars"; sources said they also provide the deserters with crucial advice and encouragement,
apparently drawn from their own personal experiences. The women, they said, have told some of the men that it's possible to live in the U.S.
...The official said most of the students were too afraid of life on the run to ever consider going AWOL — until they met the women, who assured
them that many people live illegally in the U.S. and in Canada without getting caught or deported.
“They hear stories from them about people who do it … some of their family came here illegally, some of them I think are not legal themselves,”
said the official.
“They say, 'See, it’s OK. I am fine. I will help. No problem.' And the students listen and then they go.”Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Of course, we aren't really setting a very good example. Apparently, many of these women are illegally living here, so they are telling these Afghan
officers that it is easy to do the same.
(visit the link for the full news article)
[edit on 20-7-2010 by airspoon]