(OT) US Paratroopers in Pristina! Russia still coming.

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Just a heads up, who knows if it means anything:

Statfor and Free Republic are reporting that British and American Paratroopers are landing in Pristina (unplanned)(about 1 hour ago)while Russia is also moving troops to Kosovo BUT saying they won't actually enter KOSOVO.

Just information: it ain't necessarily over yet, though.

-- Jon Johnson (narnia4@usa.net), June 11, 1999


ok. so wheres all the snobs & grOUChs, crying O.T.

-- al-d. (catt@zianet.com), June 11, 1999.


I have read your supposed "Christian" posts and found them extremely dippy and mindless, not to mention unchristain and offensive.

Possible conflict between Russia and the US is of interest to everyone.

OT posts aren't forbidden, they even welcomed IN MODERATION.

In my 6 months here I've posted 4 OT messages (well, maybe 5) - you do that every hour!

So straighten-up or get lost.

-- Jon Johnson (narnia4@usa.net), June 11, 1999.

Right now the "plans" have been crumbled by chaos and Russia & the USA are in a race to rush in on the ground and establish turf supremacy. Check out the headlines ...

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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), June 11, 1999.

Currently all troop movements have stopped. Clinton wants 2000 U.S. troops moved off troop carriers... British are pissed that they would get all the glory... Russians were considering moving in...

Everything at a grinding halt... Furious negotiations ongoing in Moscow between embassedors... No results expected today...

Russian want northern serbia for themselves..

-- STFrancis (STFrancis@heaven.com), June 11, 1999.

Lordy, Lordy. Sounds just like the tail end of WWII with Russia grabbing part of the spoils and entering a Cold War mentality. NATO has been warned, in no uncertain terms, that Russia will NOT standby and let that area be taken over and occupied by the NATO (US led) forces. Here it comes. Watch. Another diplomatic and foreign policy blunder in the making!

-- Gordon (gpconnolly@aol.com), June 11, 1999.

Check out Drudge now ...


Ivanov Snubs Nato Command: 'Russia's units will not be subordinated to anybody'

Russia springs Yugo troops surprise on NATO

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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), June 11, 1999.

Tense day out there. Look at this:

South Korean navy ships collide with North Korean ships

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6/11/99 -- 3:51 PM

South Korean navy ships collide with North Korean ships

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North and South Korean navy ships trained their guns on each other and nearly opened fire Friday, the fourth day of a confrontation over fishing waters, a lawmaker said. Ships from the South rammed those from the North, forcing them from the area.

The tension Friday began when six North Korean naval ships took positions inside the disputed area in the Yellow Sea, escorting about a dozen fishing boats.

South Korean ships bumped four of the North's boats, causing ``substantial damage'' to two of them, which had to be towed away, said Col. Hwang Dong-kyu, spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. One of the South's ships had a hole in its bow, he added.

The ships trained their guns on each other and it nearly became an armed clash, South Korean lawmaker Han Young-soo said after a closed-door briefing by navy officials.

There was no immediate North Korean comment on the incident.
The disputed waters lie south of a U.N.-imposed sea border, midway between the North Korean mainland and five South Korean islands, 60 miles northwest of Seoul.

North Korea has contested the sea border since the late 1970s, sending fishing boats and naval ships into the zone 20 to 30 times a year. But when challenged by South Korean patrol boats, they usually withdrew quickly.

After the rammed North Korean ships retreated Friday, four North Korean warships sailed back and took up positions just south of the U.N.-imposed sea border, confronting eight South Korean navy ships, the Defense Ministry said.

If the North Korean vessels sail down further, South Korean ships will again push the ships back into their own waters, Hwang said.

South Korea massed destroyers and other combat ships nearby.

Defense Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Cha Young-koo said South Korea wants ``to resolve the issue peacefully, but we can't let the situation drag on ... We'll use all means to end it at whatever cost.''

The two Koreas, divided into the communist North and the capitalist South in 1945, remain technically at war, with no peace treaty signed at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

The armistice, signed by the U.N. Command and North Korea, never outlined the border in the Yellow Sea off the western coast.

The U.N. Command unilaterally demarcated the maritime frontier in 1953 and created a buffer zone south of it to avoid armed clashes.

The American-led U.N. command, for the second time this week, asked North Korea to hold a border military meeting to discuss the situation. North Korea rejected the earlier request.
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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), June 11, 1999.

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