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    Interesting that they are all wearing the pistol on the left hip.
    I thought that practice went out with the BAP.

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    Italian soldier members of EUFOR (European Union Forces) peacekeeper forces guards NATO headquarters, prior to the meeting between Bosnia's top officials and foreign diplomats in Sarajevo's suburb of Butmir, Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. European and U.S. officials are meeting with Bosnian leaders to outline a plan on how to overcome the stalemate that keeps Bosnia behind other regional countries seeking to join the EU and NATO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZULU View Post


    Italian soldier members of EUFOR (European Union Forces) peacekeeper forces guards NATO headquarters, prior to the meeting between Bosnia's top officials and foreign diplomats in Sarajevo's suburb of Butmir, Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. European and U.S. officials are meeting with Bosnian leaders to outline a plan on how to overcome the stalemate that keeps Bosnia behind other regional countries seeking to join the EU and NATO.

    Ah, Building 200..The Carabinieri are not responsible for there.its only a photo op.
    Last edited by Craghopper; 10th October 2009 at 22:13.

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    when I was there it was Guardia Civil looking after 2000-

    who does it now.
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    when I was there it was Guardia Civil looking after 2000-

    who does it now.
    Bulgarians ..
    Last edited by Craghopper; 10th October 2009 at 22:14.

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    Thanks for sharing.Fantastic post. Bookmarked this site and emailed it to a few friends, your post was that great, keep it up.i will come back here to see more in future as well.

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    Coming Home?

    Recovery of Defence Forces assets from Pristina (Kosovo) via Thessaloniki port (Greece) to a Republic of Ireland port


    NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the eTenders Web Site at http://www.etenders.gov.ie/Search/Se...aspx?ID=120681.
    Beginning the pullout on April 5th.


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    Nato sends more troops to Kosovo after border unrest
    Nato is sending hundreds of extra troops to Kosovo amid rising tension in the north along its border with Serbia.

    The military alliance said the situation had not deteriorated but that reinforcements were needed to relieve troops currently patrolling the north.

    Soldiers from Nato's Kosovo Force were deployed after clashes broke out between Kosovo police and ethnic Serbs.

    The trouble began when the Kosovan government sent ethnic Albanian police to enforce a ban on Serbian imports.

    A border post was torched and demolished and a Kosovo policeman killed after Serbian nationalists reacted angrily to their presence.

    Previously, the border posts had been guarded by ethnic Serb police, whom the government in Pristina suspected of turning a blind eye to the ban on imports from Serbia.

    The ban was imposed in response to Belgrade's effective bar on imports from Kosovo, imposed when it unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008. Serbia refuses to admit any goods with a "Republic of Kosovo" customs stamp.

    Kosovo's 60,000 ethnic Serbs reject Kosovo's independence from Serbia.

    Serbia itself has also refused to recognise its former territory's independence.

    More than 70 countries have recognised Kosovo's independence, but an even greater number of countries have withheld recognition.

    Troops from Kosovo Force (Kfor) stepped in to guard the border after last week's unrest.

    The Reuters news agency said 600 German and 100 Austrian troops from Kfor's reserve battalion would be deployed to relieve those already in the area. Kfor has about 6,000 soldiers in Kosovo.

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    Have the numbers been scaled back too quickly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Have the numbers been scaled back too quickly?
    I'd say so, but then again, these different factions will be knocking the bollix out of
    each other for years to come, in all probability
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    When you displace anyone for political reasons, the solution will never be short and simple.
    Look at Israel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    When you displace anyone for political reasons, the solution will never be short and simple.
    Look at Israel.
    Closer to home, look north of the border
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    I've heard a few rumours (I know, I know) over the past two days about a possible redeployment to Kosovo next year, anyone else heard anything?

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    I haven't heard anything about that. I cant see the Government wanting to foot the bill for anything larger than the current twelve deployed there as its not a UN mission.

    The UN has given the go ahead in the last few days for a new peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.
    UN troops to be sent to Central African Republic
    http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/1030/483...ican-republic/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArdMhacha View Post
    I've heard a few rumours (I know, I know) over the past two days about a possible redeployment to Kosovo next year, anyone else heard anything?
    Do you really think that we can afford to support a 3rd mission? Especially one where the contributing nation foots the entire bill?

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    maybe Lebanon and syria increase. will have to watch and see

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    Quote Originally Posted by holdfast View Post
    maybe Lebanon and syria increase. will have to watch and see
    Lebanon is sadly being downsized at the end of November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    Lebanon is sadly being downsized at the end of November.
    Until next time it flares up again
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    No i didnt believe a 3rd mission would be viable, it would be welcome especially by lads like me who havent been away yet. Just a rumour so i thought i'd ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocIRL View Post
    Until next time it flares up again
    The decision has nothing to do with the situation on the ground but a stupid political decision in Ireland. The Finnish are happily filling all the vacancies from the Irish and taken over the strategically important camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArdMhacha View Post
    No i didnt believe a 3rd mission would be viable, it would be welcome especially by lads like me who havent been away yet. Just a rumour so i thought i'd ask
    I didn't know you rejoined the Army.

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    Yup, rejoined in 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArdMhacha View Post
    Yup, rejoined in 2011
    Please allow me to be the first to say

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    Don't I know it!

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