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Hungary: U.S. Military Violated Airspace
guardian ^ | 3/1/03

Posted on 03/01/2003 8:33:13 PM PST by knak

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - U.S. military aircraft violated Hungarian sovereignty last month by using the country's airspace for unauthorized purposes, the defense minister said Saturday.

The incident occurred Feb. 20 when six helicopters and a tanker aircraft belonging to the U.S. armed forces flew over Hungary on their way to a military base in Romania, Defense Minister Ferenc Juhasz said at a meeting of parliament's defense committee.

Hungary had only permitted the United States to use its airspace in connection with the Enduring Freedom operation in Afghanistan. But the Feb. 20 flights were for other, unspecified purposes.

Juhasz said the United States informed him Friday afternoon that a mix-up had occurred and the seven aircraft in question had not flown to Afghanistan.

``The United States apologized for the incident,'' Juhasz said.

The government sent a ``strongly worded'' reply asking U.S. authorities to avoid similar mistakes in the future, Juhasz said.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allyhungary

1 posted on 03/01/2003 8:33:13 PM PST by knak
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To: knak
``The United States apologized for the incident,'' Juhasz said.

So what's this DH bellyaching about?

Have some goulash, Juhasz.

2 posted on 03/01/2003 8:35:59 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: knak
Hey Juhasz- Lo fasz a seggedbe.
3 posted on 03/01/2003 8:41:41 PM PST by 2right
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To: sinkspur
LOL
4 posted on 03/01/2003 8:42:34 PM PST by knak (kelly in alaska)
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To: knak
Touchy, touchy, aren't we now, Hungary?
5 posted on 03/01/2003 9:00:01 PM PST by KellyAdmirer
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To: knak
Shame on Hungary.
6 posted on 03/01/2003 9:04:13 PM PST by Consort
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To: 2right
Is he a former communist?
7 posted on 03/01/2003 9:11:35 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: sheik yerbouty
you don't have to be a commie to not like unauthorized planes flying over your air space - it is like a friend walking in your house without an invite or even knocking on your door.
8 posted on 03/01/2003 10:11:52 PM PST by ambrose
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To: 2right
Igen ! LOL
9 posted on 03/01/2003 10:13:28 PM PST by nopardons
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To: sheik yerbouty
Must be !
10 posted on 03/01/2003 10:13:53 PM PST by nopardons
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To: knak
The [Hungarian] government sent a ``strongly worded'' reply asking U.S. authorities to avoid similar mistakes in the future, Juhasz said.

Perhaps the U.S. can send its own "strongly worded reply" by deporting both Zsa-Zsa Gabor AND Ariana Huffington immediately.

11 posted on 03/01/2003 10:23:42 PM PST by F16Fighter (Democrats: 'Hating and betraying America's heritage is our "right."')
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To: knak
Not a very smart time to be complaining. We're making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out who's naughty and nice. Santa Claus is coming to town (after the war is over).
12 posted on 03/01/2003 10:24:49 PM PST by DensaMensa (He who controls the definitions controls history.)
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To: F16Fighter
Huffington will be Greece's problem!
13 posted on 03/01/2003 11:40:28 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: 2right
What does his sexual preferences have to do with this ! LOL
14 posted on 03/02/2003 12:07:23 AM PST by Kay Soze (F France and Germany- They are our enemies.)
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To: LonghornFreeper
This is to respond to your response from the other thread on this subject. I had already explained that my response was a joke. Some people, sadly, have NO sense of humor and are in need of an enema.

So, because I really like what I had said in the other thread, I'll repeat it: USA to Hungary: whatcha gonna do 'bout it, dude? throw a temper tantrum?

Its a joke, people. I think its rather funny. I like it. And if you don't think its funny, fair enough.

15 posted on 03/02/2003 12:21:31 AM PST by FirstTomato (If I think of a tagline, you all will be the first to know!)
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To: FirstTomato
USA to Hungary: whatcha gonna do 'bout it, dude? throw a temper tantrum?

I like it!
16 posted on 03/02/2003 12:33:02 AM PST by radioman
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To: ambrose
No, it more like when your neighbor's kid climbs over your fence to retrieve a ball. Shame on them.
17 posted on 03/02/2003 1:13:51 AM PST by ffusco ( Levate dalocu, ludere nescis. Idiota recede!)
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To: KellyAdmirer
"Touchy, touchy, aren't we now, Hungary?"

When I was in high school (1960) I did a report on the Hungarian revolution of 1956. I learned that U.S. had encouraged freedom fighters and promised support if they would revolt. That support never came. I imagine they remember this.

Carolyn

18 posted on 03/02/2003 4:43:13 AM PST by CDHart
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To: knak
I think there is more to this article than meets the eye (though I haven't figured out what it is...). We have been transiting Hungarian airspace for years in support of the Balkans missions, and for a time operated an army airfield at Kaposjulak (outside of Kaposvar) where Blackhawks, Chinooks, and Apaches ranged all over southern Hungary. Also, heavy transport traffic (C130, C141, C5A) in and out of Budapest, and Taszar. Can't imagine why this (on the surface) would rankle the Hu MOD...
19 posted on 03/02/2003 5:11:28 AM PST by Thunder 6
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To: Thunder 6; Travis McGee; Lion's Cub; Cindy
There must be a reason... I suspect someone wants the world to know the US did something on February 20 that would take six helicopters and a tanker aircraft to accomplish, and it involves Romania.
20 posted on 03/02/2003 5:21:33 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: knak
This was no big deal, the U.S. made a simple error and didn't get prior clearance to do a flyover. Hungary is a good ally and friend which always gives us permission to do such overflights, but as an independent country they want to be asked. This is reasonable.
21 posted on 03/02/2003 6:08:15 AM PST by Bismark (Do you understand "fish or cut bait?")
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To: FirstTomato
Fair enough, I posted my reply without having read your post about it being a joke.
22 posted on 03/02/2003 10:47:15 AM PST by LonghornFreeper
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