Wednesday, February 27, 2008

FP: "How to Start Your Own Country in Four Easy Steps"

By Joshua Keating
Foreign Policy.com
February, 2008

With Kosovo unilaterally declaring independence and a host of wannabe states looking to follow its lead, you might be thinking it’s about time to set up your own country. You’ve picked out a flag, written a national anthem, even printed up money with your face on it. But what’s the next step? Creating a new country isn’t as easy as you think......Foreign Policy Magazine

SerbBlog: Yes, it is that easy, when the US wants a Camp Bondsteel on your land!

Camp Bondsteel: The biggest “from scratch” foreign US military base since the Vietnam War.
There are 25 kilometers of roads and over 300 buildings at Camp Bondsteel, surrounded by 14 kilometers of earth and concrete barriers, 84 kilometers of concertina wire and 11 watch towers. It is so big that it has downtown, midtown and uptown districts, retail outlets, 24-hour sports halls, a chapel, library and the best-equipped hospital anywhere in Europe. At present there are 55 Black Hawk and Apache helicopters based at Bondsteel and although it has no aircraft landing strip the location was chosen for its capacity to expand. There are suggestions that it could replace the US Airforce base at Aviano in Italy.

The contract to service Camp Bondsteel is one of the military contracts awarded to Brown & Root Services. Its fortunes have grown as US militarism has escalated. The company is part of the Halliburton (can you say, Dick Cheney?) Corporation, the largest supplier of products and services to the oil industry.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I heard a comment today, about India not allowing one of their territories to secede. And the commentator said, "unlike India, too bad Serbia doesn't have a nuclear bomb, then it would be hard to do what has been done til now".