Rebellion Against Obama | Members refused NATO bases on its territory

First the French say business comes first with delivery of the Mistral boat to Russia over politics. Now the Czechs and Slovaks show their reluctance of receiving foreign troops.

A rekindling of the Cold War, no thanks.


Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

DNEVNO
By Z. Stupar
5 June 2014

translated from Croatian

Czechs and Slovaks their reluctance receiving foreign troops are based on experience with the forces of the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968th year

Slovakia and the Czech Republic have rejected U.S. President Barack Obama to build on its territory the NATO bases. Obama's proposal, made in Warsaw, during his European tour, during which he spoke with him briefly and Croatian President Ivo Josipovic.

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said that his country is ready to fulfill its obligations as a member of NATO, but that receiving foreign troops on the territory of his country beyond debate and that "can not imagine foreign troops on the territory as a base of some sort." His Czech counterpart, Bohuslav Sobotka on Tuesday said something similar. Czechs and Slovaks their reluctance receiving foreign troops are based on experience with the forces of the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968th year.

- We know what the problem is the constant presence of troops. I belong to the generation that experienced the presence of 80,000 Soviet soldiers during the period of "normalization" after the 1968th, which is still a psychological problem - said Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropinsky Reuters in an interview.

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