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+ - VoA - Clinton/Taszar (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

Elnezest az esetleges kisbetukert, de az eredeti szoveg csupa
nagybetuvel volt irva, amit at kellett cserelnem.

Buchwald Amy


type=correspondent report
title=Clinton Bosnia Wrap (l-only)
byline=Barry Wood
dateline=Taszar, Hungary
voiced at:

Intro:  President Clinton has completed his trip to Tuzla,
Bosnia, where he met with American military personnel involved in
the NATO peacekeeping operation.  V-o-A's Barry Wood reports the
president also visited U-S military personnel in Italy and at a
staging area in Hungary.

Text:  It was a journey through four countries -- Italy, Hungary,
Bosnia, and Croatia.  At each stop the president was greeted

The day began at the Aviano air base in Italy where Mr. Clinton
transferred to a C-17 military transport for what was to have
been the short flight to Tuzla.  But fog had closed the giant air
base, forcing the president's party to go first to Taszar in
Southern Hungary, which he was to have visited in the late
afternoon.  At this former Warsaw pact fighter base, the
president inspected troops bound for Bosnia and addressed over
one-thousand of them assembled in a huge tent.  Mr. Clinton was
introduced by the U-S base commander, the son of general Clayton
Abrams, after whom the main U-S battle tank is named.

                        // Clinton act //

         I have just reviewed a company of those tanks that are
         about to convoy (or go) to Tuzla, and when I look out
         atyou I can't help to think that those tanks are a good
         symbol for this whole operation.  The Abrams is the best
         tank in the world and you are the best all around
         fighting force.  Like the tank, you are proven fast,
         tough, and, if you have to be, lethal.

                          // End act //

The president conferred 30 minutes with the President and Prime
Minister of Hungary, thanking them for their country's support of
what Mr. Clinton said was the biggest U-S military operation in
Europe since the Second World War.

Five hours behind schedule, the President did arrive at Tuzla.
There, he told troops that he, like America, was proud of them.
They, he said, were involved in a vital mission of peace.  Mr.
Clinton handed out promotions to several soldiers, delivered a
birthday present to an officer, and met with Bosnia Serb and
Muslim leaders, including President Alija Izetbegovic.

The final stop was Zagreb, the Croatian capital.  At an airport
ceremony, the President was cheered and applauded by Croats
thankful that a peace treaty has been signed.  There was
thunderous applause when Mr. Clinton called for the peaceful
return of East Slavonia, the last part of Croatia still held by
rebel Serbs.  After meeting with President Franjo Tudjman, Mr.
Clinton boarded air force one for the long flight back to
America. (Signed)


13-Jan-96 4:22 pm est (2122 utc)

source: Voice of America

+ - VoA - Clinton beszede (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

Elnezest az esetleges kisbetukert, de az eredeti szoveg csupa
nagybetuvel volt irva, amit at kellett cserelnem.

Buchwald Amy


type=correspondent report
title=Clinton Addressing Troops Speech
byline=President Clinton
dateline=Taszar, Hungary
voiced at:

Eds note:  This is President Clinton addressing the U-S troops in
Taszar, Hungary after his flight to Tuzla, Bosnia was diverted to
Taszar several hours earlier than expected.

Clinton:   General Abrams -- he was saying on the way in this is
about the third time we have done this and we're about to get the
hang of it.  I like General Abrams because he's not bashful about
his enthusiasm.  He might be out there, if he were out there he'd
be cheering louder than all of you.

Let me say that also I am delighted to be here with our United
Nations ambassador Madeline Albright;  Brian Atwood, the director
of the Agency for International Development;  Dick Holbrooke, who
did such a fine job in making this peace that you are here to
help enforce;  ambassador Hunter and I'd like for the members of
congress who come with me to be recognized.  I want you to make
them welcome, if it weren't for them, none of us would be here
today.  Thank you gentlemen and..

                     /// Crowd cheering ///

I also want to say a special word of regard for general Bill Bell
who had to leave because of his wife's illness.  I know he's here
in spirit and I know that all of you will send him your thoughts
and prayers.

Men and women of the 21st theater army area command, first
armored division, the 29th support group, the 30th medical
brigade -- all of you are taking part in operation joint endeavor
-- I am very, very proud to be here with you today.  A few
moments ago, General Abrams briefed me on all you have achieved
here in Hungary.  As many of you know, General Abrams' father
gave his name to the M-one-a-one tank that helping you to keep
the peace in Bosnia.

I have just reviewed a company of those tanks that are about to
convoy to Tuzla and when I look out at you I can't help but think
that those tanks are a good symbol for this whole operation.  The
Abrams is the best all-around tank in the world and you are the
best all-around fighting force.  Like the tank you are proven,
fast, tough, and if you have to be lethal.  But I did find one
difference between the Abrahms and the men and women of operation
joint endeavor.  The Abrams is very, very quiet.

I'm going from here to Tuzla, you know I meant to go from Tuzla
to here but the clouds made it impossible for us to land and I
had to come here and that's why you had so much advance notice of
our being here.  I can't believe you got up such a crowd,
general, on such short notice.   But I think speaking for all of
us, we're delighted to see you.  I want to say, for those of you
heading to Tuzla, I have been fully briefed on the operation
there.  I'd like to be able to report that when you get there you
will find deluxe accommodations.  I'd like to be able to report
that -- but even for a political leader that's stretching the
truth a little more than it will bear.  I do understand they've
got showers, and heaters and redhorse tents with hard floors and

Some soldiers have turned their M-R-E boxes into dressers,
shelves and tables.  They're even doing some custom conversions
in humvees, complete with car stereos.  And I was told just
before I got off the plane that with a little bit of ingenuity
and a lot of plywood, duct tape and sand bags, some of our
soldiers are making Tuzla the next best thing to Taszar.

The most important thing I can say to you seriously is that task
force eagle is heavily armed and very well prepared.  The
airfield and communications are up and running.  J-star aircraft
are patrolling high about the clouds.  The navy and the marines
are keeping watch from the Adriatic.  Apache gunships are flying
the treetops, the special forces are everywhere.

The operation in Bosnia is moving ahead, step by step, steadily,
surely, and safely.  Let me say to those of you who are based
here in Hungary, none of this could happen without you -- you
know that.  You provide the beans, the bullets, the black oil
that keep our people fed, armed and ready to roll.  As of today,
in just a single month -- think of it --12-thousand troops, 700
trucks, 200 trains have passed through this point.  Our airplanes
have flown 400 sorties, you've got a 300 bed hospital up and
running that I just drove by and a tent city for seven-thousand
troops.  That's a pretty impressive track record.  You should
feel proud of the job you're doing -- I am very proud of the job
you are doing.

I came here also to tell you that this is a very important job.
Just before I left Washington I signed an executive order that
creates a new campaign medal.  It's called the Armed Forces
Service Medal to be awarded to all those who serve out nation in
significant non-combat military missions such as peacekeeping
operations.  And I am pleased to announce that as participants in
operation joint endeavor, each of you will receive America's
newest military honor.

While I'm here I also want to express my gratitude to the people
of Hungary, to their government and their military, for their
hospitality, their cooperation, their professionalism.  Remember
that just six years ago, Hungary was still part of the Warsaw
Pact.  Now it's home to the largest American military operation
in Europe since World War Two and that too is a tribute to the
people who wore these uniforms before you.  And for all America
has stood for, for the last 50 years.

I am proud of the hard work that we have done in the last couple
of years with Hungary and other nations getting the Partnership
for Peace off the ground and preparing to open NATO's doors to
new members.  In Bosnia itself, those of you who are going will
be joined by other new friends:  Polish and Czech combat
battalions, Hungarian engineering corps, soldiers from the Baltic
States and a Russian brigade.  When your mission is completed all
of you will be able to look back at this new partnership with
former advisaries and say, we made history, we did something that
really mattered. And you will be able to be proud of it as long
as you live.  I thank you for that and I hope you will always
feel that deep pride.

I know you've been trained to fight wars and to win them.  You
are the best in the world at that.  This mission is different.
We've asked you not to fight a war but to give a people exhausted
by war the strength to make and stay at peace.  You will succeed
because you're the finest fighting force in the world and your
presence in Bosnia can and will make the difference between a war
that starts again and a peace that take hold.

All over the world people look to America for help, for hope, for
inspiration.  We can't be everywhere.  Even you can't do
everything.  But where we can make a difference and where our
values and our interests are clearly at stake, we must act.  And
they are clearly at stake in Bosnia.  All of its people are
looking to America and America looks to you, the men and women of
our armed forces.

I know that you and your families bare the heaviest burden of our
leadership.  We ask you to travel far from home to be apart from
your loved ones for long periods of time, to take on difficult
and sometimes dangerous missions.  We ask all these things and
time and time and time again you deliver.  So I really come here
with one very simple message.  The American people are proud of
what you are doing.  They are proud of how you are doing it.
They are proud of you and your commander and chief is very, very
proud of you.  To each and every one of you I say Godspeed and
God bless our United States of America.  Thank you very much.


13-Jan-96 7:11 am est (1211 utc)

source: Voice of America