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Austria blocks U.S. troop transport
msnbc ^ | Feb 13, 2003 | Reuters

Posted on 02/13/2003 7:27:36 PM PST by 11th_VA

Rumsfeld says military may need to go around neutral nation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 — Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday accused Austria of blocking the movement of U.S. troops from Germany by rail through that neutral country to Italy, apparently part of a buildup of American forces preparing for possible war against Iraq.

A spokesman at the Austrian Embassy in Washington confirmed that the movement of U.S. troops was being temporarily blocked by his country...

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Looks like the Axis of Weasels just got bigger.
1 posted on 02/13/2003 7:27:36 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA
Anschlus part deux!
2 posted on 02/13/2003 7:28:53 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: 11th_VA
Only if you think Austria is not just an appendix of Germany.
3 posted on 02/13/2003 7:29:46 PM PST by nhoward14 (Arnold Schwarzenegger returns in Terminator 4: Reign of the Republicans)
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To: 11th_VA
Sounds like someone isn't as neutral as they profess to be.
4 posted on 02/13/2003 7:29:49 PM PST by Skwidd (Fire Controlman First Class Extraordinaire)
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To: 11th_VA
Naw! Same size as always. The Austrians have always tended to shuffle behind the Deutschlanders whenever they get the opportunity.
5 posted on 02/13/2003 7:30:20 PM PST by muawiyah
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Austria blocks U.S. troop transport

Isn't this an Act of War ??

6 posted on 02/13/2003 7:30:52 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Chance favors the prepared mind.)
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To: 11th_VA
I have less of a problem with this since Austria is not an ally. I can understand a neutral not wanting foreign troops crossing their territory on the way to war.

The real problem is with our alleged allies who are in actual opposition.
7 posted on 02/13/2003 7:30:56 PM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: Centurion2000
yup...
light em up.
8 posted on 02/13/2003 7:31:49 PM PST by Robert_Paulson2 (clintonsgotusbytheballs?)
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To: 11th_VA
An outrage!
9 posted on 02/13/2003 7:32:57 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: 11th_VA
Ahhh, Austria. Birthplace of Adolf Hitler. Cradle of the Nazi expansion out of Germany. Nation who had former Nazi soldier Kurt Waldheim as their leader. Nation which still has a strong neo-Nazi movement.

Austria.... they just love their tyrants don't they ....

Yep, add another notch to the Axis of Weasel Tote Board
10 posted on 02/13/2003 7:33:16 PM PST by UncleSamUSA
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To: 11th_VA
So what shall we boycott from Austria.... Wolfgang Puck?
11 posted on 02/13/2003 7:37:22 PM PST by Siobhan ( Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet )
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To: 11th_VA
Scum ..... Hitler's birthplace now sucks up to the Arab world.
12 posted on 02/13/2003 7:38:30 PM PST by dennisw ( http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.php)
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To: UncleSamUSA
who had former Nazi soldier Kurt Waldheim

UN guy as well...

13 posted on 02/13/2003 7:39:35 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("Yippee Kai Aye......")
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To: Siobhan
So what shall we boycott from Austria.

Vienna Sausages?

14 posted on 02/13/2003 7:40:06 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: UncleSamUSA; 11th_VA; aculeus; general_re; BlueLancer; Poohbah

Slow learners.

15 posted on 02/13/2003 7:41:13 PM PST by dighton
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To: Arkinsaw
I can understand a neutral not wanting foreign troops crossing their territory on the way to war.

 As of now they are no longer neutral. .... . They have decided to help Iraq instead of the United States
16 posted on 02/13/2003 7:41:30 PM PST by dennisw ( http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/weblog.php)
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So what shall we boycott from Austria?

Bier steins?

17 posted on 02/13/2003 7:43:13 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Constantine XIII
Boycott Glocks and Steyr-Augs.
18 posted on 02/13/2003 7:46:09 PM PST by dts32041 (Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a "4".)
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Extremely disappointed in the Austrians. Well, let them be "neutral" on terror. When the terrorists attack them, we will also be "neutral."
19 posted on 02/13/2003 7:46:42 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: Arkinsaw
"The real problem is with our alleged allies who are in actual opposition."

Talks begin next week on long-term U.S. troop deployments in Germany.

I expect some major shufflling going on, but not at the expense of NATO.

True, we could regarrison in former Soviet satellites, but it would doom the future of NATO, which the U.S. will likely never do.

20 posted on 02/13/2003 7:47:32 PM PST by Happy2BMe (It's All About You - It's All About Me - It's All About Being Free!)
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