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Can anyone figure this (thanks again to Rick Rozoff of Stop, Nato) is this part of a deal for east Europe to join the EU? best, f. (and all these sources who are un-named - really a disgraceful betrayal of journalism.) http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/020508/2002050807.html Arabic News May 9, 2002 American coordination with Bulgaria, Romania to use their bases to strike Iraq Iraq-USA, Politics, 5/8/2002 A military expert and an advisor for European security and defense has disclosed to the Saudi daily al-Watan in its Tuesday's issue that American military coordination has started with each of Bulgaria and Hungary to use military bases and fuels and energy supply points especially in Romania in preparations for the military plan to strike Iraq. The experts which the paper did not mention by name, stressed that the US seeks in its plan to carry out cordoning operation on Iraq through military bases for aviation in Romania in each of Timiosore and Fatisti and the naval bases in Konstanta which is prepared secretly to receive huge numbers of the American troops and their military equipment. The expert added that preparations are under way to use Bulgarian air bases in each of Varna, Blovadiv and Brojaz in order to provide the American planes with fuels. The expert announced that the Pentagon is now preparing the planes to drop smart bombs. There are orders to prepare more than 12,000 planes for photographing, surveillance and reconnaissance and therefore efforts are being made to end the mission of these planes in Afghanistan in order to prepare them for the coming strike against Iraq. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Shopping - Mother's Day is May 12th! http://shopping.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk