Peace-Keeping Forces in Kosovo to be Halfed
KFOR commander Italian General Fabio Mini announced in Pristine that by the end of the current year the present number of approximately 30,000 servicemen of the international peace-keeping forces in Kosovo (KFOR) would be reduced by half.
Pardon me, but I really don't think this is a good idea right now, General, sir. Not trying to tell you what to do, but have you looked outside lately? Gonna storm soon.
According to him, many duties to ensure security in the region will be transferred to the UN civil mission in Kosovo and to Kosovo police.
Oh great -- now the refugee commission workers can get started on their prostitution rings.
In his turn Gregory Johnson, commander-in-chief of NATO forces in the south of Europe, indicated that the reduction in the number of international peace-keepers would be carried out in accordance with the earlier approved plans.
Guys, I'm telling you, it's gonna storm soon. Perhaps this is something the Italian and Spanish troops can do for us?
According to him, the security situation in Kosovo has improved significantly and there is no need to maintain the present number of servicemen.
I'm betting there are al-Qaeda and related terrorist group cells in Kosovo and Bosnia, just waiting for the go signal.
Posted by: Steve White 2003-02-03