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2003-10-05 Afghanistan
U.S. accepts Serb offer of troops for Afghanistan
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Posted by Steve White 2003-10-05 12:46:50 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6474 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I would sure like to know what the quid pro quo was on this one.
Posted by Pete Stanley 2003-10-5 1:48:42 AM||   2003-10-5 1:48:42 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 Good question,Pete.
Posted by Raptor  2003-10-5 6:52:05 AM||   2003-10-5 6:52:05 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 i would say that the serbs are asking for nothing more than to be in good relations with the us.
Posted by Anonymous 2003-10-5 10:18:49 AM||   2003-10-5 10:18:49 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 I don't know what the turnover has been like in the Serbian army, but it's been long enough that a fair portion should be new enlistees.
I'm also not sure this rises to the level of quid pro quo. It seems to me that the Serbs stand to gain a lot by contributing troops in terms of appearances within Europe. With this, they are effectively completing their transition from 'bad guys' to 'good guys'.
Posted by Dishman  2003-10-5 10:56:11 AM||   2003-10-5 10:56:11 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 gotta agree - they gain nothing by sending goons and killers to a country in which there are so many others that would expose any mistreatment of civilians or others. I think this is a good faith effort to turn a corner, and applaud it. Now, get the Serbs and Bosnians to give up Radovan and Ratko and they'll be doing even better
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-5 11:51:53 AM||   2003-10-5 11:51:53 AM|| Front Page Top

#6 I sure hope that we have thought this thing through and played the devil's advocate in this plan. We do not need any unnecessary side shows right now. We need to make good on our course, so to speak.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2003-10-5 1:26:42 PM||   2003-10-5 1:26:42 PM|| Front Page Top

y first thoughts on hearing this were, Serbs..Muslims...WTF. Maybe the Serbian Army has changed, I certainly hope so.
Posted by Cheddarhead 2003-10-5 7:02:23 PM||   2003-10-5 7:02:23 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Well, we know Saudi "charities" have been active in Bosnia. We got a list of the "golden chain" from one of those places. Albania/Kosovo has been a target of al Qaeda maggots, just as weak places like Somalia and Indonesia are attractive to Qaeda, for training purposes and whatnot.

So again, what is the quid pro quo?
Posted by Pete Stanley 2003-10-5 10:49:17 PM||   2003-10-5 10:49:17 PM|| Front Page Top

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