Camp Bondsteel? They're welcome to it.
Last time I was there they'd built a tiny replica of the Eiffel Tower outside the guard house.
Stephen Glover on 16 December 2010 said:Mr Blair has some very bizarre friends
Mr Blair has some very bizarre friends, but a monster who traded in human body parts beats the lot
Five months ago, Tony Blair travelled to Kosovo at the invitation of the countrys prime minister, his friend Hashim Thaci, to receive the Golden Medal of Freedom. Mr Thaci has often lavished praise on Mr Blair for playing the leading role in *liberating Kosovo from Serbian rule in 1999.
Our former prime minister has some very bizarre friends. A new report from the respected Council of Europe accuses Mr Thaci of overseeing a mafia-like organised crime ring in the late Nineties, which engaged in assassinations, beatings, human organ trafficking and other serious crimes.
The report, which took two years to compile, names Mr Thaci as having exerted violent control over the heroin trade in Kosovo during the last decade. Figures from his inner circle are accused of taking scores of Serbs captives across the border after the war with Serbia ended in 1999, where a number of them were murdered for their kidneys, which were sold on the black market.
Tony Blair's friend Kosovan PM Hashim Thaci is a bizarre monster | Mail Online
Stand down the outrage bus.
Stand down the deployable Bedford and put the lock back on the SLR cupboard.
Minor skuffle between the locals. Plenty more to come as this has been gradually brewing for a while, but won't reach crisis point that requires UK deployment.
Must be a slow news day in the UK or, perhaps, HMG looking for some excuse to diss Belgrade
NATO to send extra troops to Kosovo
PRISTINA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO will send hundreds more troops to Kosovo after an escalation of violence there between ethnic Albanians and Serbs last week, NATO officials said Tuesday.
A battalion of troops, mainly from Germany and Austria, will join the Kosovo Security Force KFOR in coming days, the officials in Brussels and Pristina said.
A Kosovo Serb walks by Slovenia's KFOR soldier in the village of Rudare near Zvecan, August 2, 2011.Reuters/Marko Djurica
"The reason for the deployment is to relieve forces currently engaged in maintaining security," NATO spokeswoman Carmen Romero said.
"It's not that the situation has gotten worse, but that KFOR troops have been very active and the commander considers the troops need to be relieved."
NATO's force in Kosovo currently numbers nearly 6,000.
Diplomats said the reserve battalion that has been kept on standby in Germany consists of 600 German troops and 100 Austrians.
Violence flared last week after Kosovo sent ethnic Albanian special police units to border posts that had been staffed mostly by ethnic Serbs to enforce a ban on imports from Serbia.
NATO sent its peacekeepers to quell a subsequent three days of violence in which one ethnic Albanian policeman was shot dead and hardline Serbian nationalists set fire to one of the northern border crossings.
The NATO troops returned to their barracks Friday after ethnic Serbs blocked them from reaching peacekeepers deployed at border posts.
At the weekend the NATO mission said it had removed three road blocks but they were mainly on secondary roads and the situation remained tense Tuesday with local Serbs still blocking the main roads to border posts.
After meeting Serb officials in Serbia, EU mediator Robert Cooper arrived in Pristina Tuesday to meet Albanian leaders and urge them to sit and talk with Belgrade officials.
Serbia lost control of Kosovo in 1999, when NATO waged a 78-day bombing campaign to end Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic's crackdown on ethnic Albanian rebels and ethnic cleansing.
Kosovo declared independence in 2008 but the 60,000 Serbs living in northern Kosovo still consider Belgrade their capital.
(Reporting by David Brunnstrom, Fatos Bytyci, Ilona Wissenbach and Justyna Pawlak, editing by Gareth Jones)
America pushed for Kosovo so they can establish their huge military base there. Has nothing to do with Religion. Politics is Politics!