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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: And So It Begins...
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 3/31/2003 12:35:00 AM  

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>>Not at all. The US has virtually no allies in this invasion.
>
>Also not true, though by the "old" way of doing things our allies in
>this sort of look like we've restarted the Warsaw Pact with us in
>Russia's place.

The humorous thing is that the actual numbers present quite another picture to
this so-called "coalition." One recent published report, which had access to
the final figures, noted that only 0.00842% of the troops are from countries
other than US and Britain.

Here's the breakdown other than US and Britain:Albania, is sending a
contingency of 70 troops. Poland, 200 troops and Romania is sending 278.
Australia promises 2000 troops. And that's the whole contingent of "coalition
of the willing" troops.

So what about these other countries who keep being cited? How many troops are
they contributing? According to the History News Network, the figures are:
Spain, 0 troops; Turkey, 0; Italy, 0; Denmark, 0; and Bulgaria, 0.

Puts the matter in kind of a different light, doesn't it?

jms

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