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Sarajevo?

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Sierra Mike, Jan 15, 2003.

  1. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    Believe it or not, I'm actually contemplating a trip to the Balkans...I understand I might actually be able to walk around there now without RBA and an M4. I'm interested in putting eyeballs on target for a project I'm developing; anyone ever been there? I can only hope and pray it's nicer than, say, Western China.

    SM
     
  2. saber11

    saber11 Veteran Member

    Good luck, I have been to Zagreb, Croatia right after the Dayton peace accord was signed. We were not allowed to "walk around" without IFOR escort. Even the C-130 we came in on was taking small arms fire on approach to zagreb.

    Such a beautiful country, though, had it have not been ravaged by war. But you may want to pack a flak jacket, ballistics helment and mine detector when you go.
     
  3. Techie2000

    Techie2000 The crowd would sing:

    Steve, you mean to tell me you don't normally carry around an M4 anyways?
     
  4. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Maake sure your insurance is adequate and your will is up tp date. And good luck. :)
     
  5. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    I wish. I was never issued one; I just carried the MP-5PDW. Great weapon, though.

    SM
     
  6. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Steve, I haven't been in that part of Europe. Thought you were going to Cologne. Boy, you do believe in living dangerously! Good luck with all that!

    Allene
     
  7. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Steve -- I hate to be an alaarmist but maybe you should reconsider. I would not want to be wandering in an area with lots of muslims around when the invasion of Iraq gets started. I recommend staying away from muslim areas completely for a while. Why not go to Paris and insult a few frogs instead? And steal some of their women. :)
     
  8. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    LOL...

    I'll be in Cologne on 21 February (flying overnight on 20 Feb.) instead. It's not necessarily a vacation, so to speak, but a journey mandated by some personal issues. However, Sarajevo will likely be tabled, though I do anticipate having the flexibility to visit US troops at Eagle Base, if I have the capability to do so. I've even been assured an armed escort, and a UH-60 transfer from the civilian airfield. :)

    SM
     
  9. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Steve,

    Where is Eagle Base? Glad to hear you aren't going to Sarajevo! This place would be dull without you.

    Allene
     
  10. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    My apologies...Eagle Base is indeed in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH). It's the US Army slice of Stablization Force 20 (SFOR XX), home to Task Force Eagle (TF-E, for yet another military acronym).

    SM
     
  11. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Thanks, Steve. I just learned something new. Have a safe trip!

    Allene
     

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