Skip to comments.Military to join peacekeeping missions (Serbs in Afghanistan and Sudan)
Posted on 01/18/2006 7:30:57 AM PST by kronos77
BELGRADE -- Wednesday – The Serbia-Montenegro Executive Council has decided to offer the services of the Serbia-Montenegro military’s professional soldiers in peacekeeping operations around the world.
The Serbia-Montenegro soldiers will be participating in a United Nations-led peacekeeping mission in Sudan and will also be helping out international security forces in Afghanistan.
The Federal Parliament has also delivered a proposal for immediate consideration to have Serbia-Montenegro soldiers participate in other UN operations in Liberia, the Ivory Coast and Congo, and both Serbian and Montenegrin Parliaments have expressed support for the proposal.
Military analysts Zoran Dragisic and Aleksandar Radic are not surprised by the decision, since Belgrade is expected to take care of all of its international obligations related to the security systems.
Dragisic said that all UN member countries, as well as Serbia-Montenegro, have the obligation to participate in peacekeeping operations, and that Serbia-Montenegro’s professional soldiers can bring a lot of experience and know-how to help ease the conflicts in these areas of the world.
Radic said that preparations have already begun for sending the soldiers to their assigned destinations.
“Several actions have fallen through thus far, some because of the disinterest of the political elite, others because of money problems. Now we are talking about two realistic missions that require a smaller contingent of militarz personnel, which is a good opportunity to begin our cooperation with the rest of the world. The only problem is that we must wait until the procedure is completed and the mission is accepted, so that we can apply to international missions for funds that will help finance our objectives.” Radic said.
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Why we ever bombed the Serbs who have befriended us since WWI is beyond me...
I just feel bad that Serbia didn`t went earlier into War On Terror. I gues that we all needed to let past behind us.
If they didn`t attacked Serbs from 1992 -1999, neither US neither Serbia would fight this war in Iraq or Afghanistan. There would be no Ben Laden.
You see, when you go to the pooling booth, you set up new alliances or wars in future to come. Never vote Democrates.
While this will be received as good news by anyone who supports the war on terror, I can think of several people who post here (under a variety of screen names) who won't like this one bit.
I think this is good news...
That's because you're a good person who loves freedom.
Thanks! and you as well!
We all are.
oh, so now its ok to use them.
Let me see this. European countries untoched by war have a hernia when they have to support USA troops.
Serbia bombed by nato, thinks its in their interest to help.
Well whats wrong with this picture.
Guess now we know which countries have the b..
and that EU don`t have brains neither.
paris on fire...
Well, Serbia was burning cause she was in war, and Paris was burning cause France wasn`t in war.
Cheers to you! :)
Thanks for ping, thanks for post. Good for the Serbs. As al-Qaeda diassociate from Iraq and move back to Afghanistan for major operations (setting up future caliph there) if ME turns out an impossible task, we shall need more nations to provide military to prevent a strong renewed Taliban/AQ effort in A.
This is new US ally:
63rd Parratrooper brigade.
Been here, done this, and there's no reason to expect any different outcome this time around.
We should thank our lucky stars that Serbia is with us in the fight against Islamics...after the Clinton-NATO fiasco
People like you never learn.
But as soon as we do, you can rest assured that we'll learn to suck up to the Serbs and apologize profusely for putting the smack down on them.