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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:07 AM
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Bulgaria asks US, Poland for back-up in Kerbala
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L24341036.htm

SOFIA, April 24 (Reuters) - Bulgaria has asked the United States and Poland for more troops to back up its forces in the flashpoint Iraqi city of Kerbala, state media reported on Saturday.

The new NATO member state's 450-man light infantry unit has come under repeated attack by Shi'ite militants loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, and one of its soldiers was killed in an ambush on Friday. snip

"We have held talks with our coalition partners, the United States and especially Poland," Svinarov said from the Danube city of Silistra. snip

Svinarov also said measures had been taken to guarantee the unit's supplies of safe food and water, following a warning from Bulgarian intelligence of possible poisoning, state radio reported.

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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:11 AM
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1. Welcome to Americas NATO
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:12 AM
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2. New Europe....welcome to shrub's vision of a "freer" world....
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 09:16 AM by kalian
Enjoy your stay.

On edit...
Didn't Bulgaria also side with the Nazis during WWII...? I thought
so. :eyes:
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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:26 AM
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3. you're right
since 19th century Bulgaria have always backed the losing side in any war - The Balkan wars, The WWI and the WWII.
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:28 AM
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4. They joined the initially "more powerful" side....
and then watched the tables turned on them.
Interesting, no?
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Chicago Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:25 AM
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5. Its true! Our allies are former Fascist states! (And current ones)
Cept Britain... But Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Hungary all former fascists..Italy, US definately currently run by fascists.
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:38 AM
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6. The "flashpoint" city of Kerbala?
Oh, lordy! Why not the "flashpoint" country of Iraq, at this point?
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Barkley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:52 AM
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7. For Bulgaria to *publicly* ask for back-up suggest deep coaltion problems
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 10:53 AM by Barkley
I thought these kinds of matters were handled behinds door (you know for "security sake").

I wonder if Bush is intentionally leaving Bulgarians over exposed in order to get them to send more of their own troops to Iraq?

Ops, there I go again with my conspiracy theories...
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