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Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan

Maybe someone can explain what Poland is still doing in Iraq. Luckily nobody was injured in this incident, but why are they still there, particularly as the US won't give them visa free entry...???

http://www.thenews.pl/archives/1002-Polish-armoured-personnel-carrier-
runs-over-land-mine-in-Afghanistan.html

A Polish Rosomak armoured vehicle hit a land mine last night, 40
kilometres from the military base in Sharan, Paktika province, eastern
Afghanistan. No Polish soldiers were injured but the blast severely
damaged the vehicle.

The Rosomak was on its way to assist US troops under fire from
insurgents. The vehicle has since been taken back to base.

The Polish force, which are part of the NATO peacekeeping mission in
Afghanistan, has 24 Rosomak armoured personnel carriers which are
reinforced with a composite steel outer layer.

Poland sent an additional 1000 troops to Afghanistan this year after
an appeal from NATO for reinforcements to tackle a regrouped Taliban.

Re: Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan

They are part of a peacekeeping force so that people like you still get to keep the right to demonstrate and live free

Re: Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan

Why should America give them visa free entry.

Did the Uk help because we wanted a favour.

Poles flocked to the UK Jesus what would happen if the USA did the same?

Re: Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan

Demonstrate what? People like who? Sounds like a tragedy, why the demonstrations?

Re: Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan

"Did the Uk help because we wanted a favour."

Why did the UK get involved except as a gesture to the "special relationship"? They also expected to profit from the spoils in terms of oil contracts etc. I understand none of this has materialised. Now the whole thing is like a white elephant and just how has it helped our freedom in the UK? Zilch. It has created a serious terrorist threat that was marginal before. Blair's biggest mistake in government.

Re: Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan

"They are part of a peacekeeping force so that people like you still get to keep the right to demonstrate and live free "

that's paranoia talking. In fact it sounds like regurgitated propaganda.

Re: Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan

Maybe someone can explain what Poland is still doing in Iraq. Luckily nobody was injured in this incident, but why are they still there, particularly as the US won't give them visa free entry...???

Ania you are so so so so naive. Maybe you have a chance in Polish politics

Re: Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan

Dajwid why do you ALWAYS have to get so personal? The rules of the board are that you should not make personal comments. So why must you constantly do something other than the rules?

Re: Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan

Changing the subject slightly: the Polish defence ministry has announced that it will allow Iraqis and their families who help with interpreting and so on to relocate to Poland. Crazy !

Re: Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan

Yes I read about this and have no idea why they are doing it (have they said why?), but there can't be many people involved can there? How many interpreters are there?

Re: Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan

Maybe someone can explain what Poland is still doing in Iraq. Luckily nobody was injured in this incident, but why are they still there, particularly as the US won't give them visa free entry...???


Maybe Mr America (alias Mike C) could provide a answer! (if there is one) The answer is that it doesn't suit America to make it easier for Poles to go to the US. Once again Poland cannot pick and choose like the US it has nothing to offer the US.

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Offbeat, if you insist, my friend.

During the 1980’s Ronald Reagan used to get hammered in the leftist liberal American press for his tough stance on the USSR and helping Solidarity in Poland. There were hundreds of Americans ‘specialists’ in Poland all throughout 1980’s sent to help Solidarity, paid for by the American tax payer.

It is also noteworthy that most labor unions in the West, with the exception of British and Scandinavian ones did not even recognize Solidarity until 1990! The Germans and the French were notorious for their silence during that time.

You see any parallels between now and then?

Regardless how you feel about the war in Iraq or US politics, the idea here is the same – spread democracy and freedom.

As a nation, Poland understands these principles.

Re: Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan

The answer to your question (US visas for Poles) has everything to do with politics. Illegal immigration is a huge issue in the US at the moment. It's simply bad political climate to put that into law right now.