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Strange Camp Bondsteel Base in Kosovo

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Trouble a little the spirit of American staff Sergeant James Bondsteel. And not in connection with his military exploits in Vietnam, but in connection with the strange military base of the American army in Kosovo near the city of Pristina, bearing his name.




Camp Bondsteel is a really weird base. A large enough, 955 acre (4 sq. Kilometer), with an 7-mile perimeter length. With all the attributes of a modern city. From plumbing and sewage to sports fields, shopping centers and even prisons. Own anti-nuclear bomb shelters in case of a nuclear strike are available.



According to US reports, the construction of the base cost taxpayers 8 billions of dollars. Only the hospital "ate" almost $ 40 million. Moreover, the base was built at such a pace that they could be envied. Around the clock, seven days a week, 1700 American military engineers, about a thousand retired US military men, and up to 7000 Albanians built a stronghold of democracy in the Balkans.

However, already then a certain oddity of the selection of workers from among local residents was manifested. Albanians were hired exclusively for the construction of the base. Not a single Serb was allowed into the territory under any circumstances. By the way, this rule is valid today.

Today, you can get an explanation of how great it is to serve at Camp Bondsteel at US military recruitment agencies in the United States. Yes Yes. You can talk about the most closed American military base in Europe at army recruiting centers in the United States.

Strange Camp Bondsteel Base in Kosovo


So, according to American recruiters, the base is, if not paradise, then a European resort. And for life at this resort, you will still receive quite substantial money. From 3000 $ per month plus extra charge in 40%. Accordingly, the payment is very dependent on the rank, position and army experience.

Moreover, a soldier at his own request can simultaneously raise his own education in the branches of two American colleges and two universities.

If, God forbid, an American soldier becomes ill or is injured in the service, then a real American hospital is at his service. With excellent equipment, the best in Kosovo. And having your own aviation will provide quick delivery of the patient to any other medical institution in Europe or the United States.

It is also important that the soldiers live in their own room. Modular panel houses for six rooms with running water, telephone, sewage and air conditioning.

I think this is enough to make readers have a desire to serve in such a place. Because of the recruiter is necessary to become a critic.



There are some restrictions on the service. First of all, the majority of military personnel never leave the base. Seeing an American in a city is almost impossible. Only senior officers and only for specific cases.

For lovers of "green snake" and any other relaxing means - nothing stronger than non-alcoholic beer at the base is not for sale. No alcohol at all. This is the concern for the soldiers' health.

By the way, the same is true with ... sex! We all still remember "There is no sex in the USSR!" The same can be said about the American base: “There is no sex at Camp Bondsteel”. Violation of the order is followed by huge fines and dismissal from the army.

Naturally, this does not apply to "intercourse" by superiors of subordinates.

However, the prohibition of alcohol and the rejection of sex is practiced in many US military bases. But there is another oddity. Weapon on the territory of the base may be only at the senior commanders. In practice, it looks like this: the gun is only for the commander and his deputies. The remaining weapons are obtained after receiving a special order.



Before entering as at the airport - "scanning" and checking all things. The mobile phone is taken away, but a “visitor” card is issued, it must be worn so that it can be seen. Visitors everywhere, even in the toilet, are escorted by specially detached soldiers, an analogue of our HRT.

An alarm is triggered every day on 14-00. At this moment, all inside the base should move to where the instruction is given, which they receive on the same day in an envelope and have no right to open it before the siren sounds.

An interesting observation. Constant training, which develop the automatic execution of orders. Daily envelopes with new actions in the event of anxiety are developed by the soldiers and employees of the base with the ability not to lose their heads at the time of the attack. Cold head and knowledge of the location of the nearest shelter will allow you to save personnel.

A lot of attention is paid to the military not to miss the house too much. Therefore, in “Bondstyle” you can buy American clothes, guitars, there is even a typical state pizzeria here. There is a souvenir shop where you can buy souvenirs from many countries (but not from Serbia).

I wonder in what cases are these "harsh" ways of camouflage used? The soldier flew somewhere. Aerodrome? And how is it different from hundreds of others? Then he is serving his term of service under the contract and flies away. Naturally, having bought souvenirs for gifts to relatives and friends in the nearest ...

So why did the mean Americans build this base? There is no unequivocal answer to this question, and it cannot be. Although there are a couple of thoughts on a given topic. Any base solves several problems at once. And not only military, but also diplomatic, economic and other. No matter what we say, the presence of such a base changes even the way of life of the local population.

Just for example, remember the famous terrorist IG * Abu Abdullah al-Kosovo. The real name of this person is Lavdrim Muhadjeri. AND история his transformation into a terrorist fighter began precisely at Camp Bondsteel.

In 2010, it was a simple driver who was “lucky” lucky enough to get a job in servicing Camp Bondsteel. Naturally, the opportunity to enter the base quickly attracted the attention of "business people" from among the American soldiers. This is how the "friendship" was born, which allowed Muhajeri to leave for the United States soon.

"Business people," as subsequent events showed, turned out to be not just businesslike, but also "with special powers." A job as a driver for Muhajeri, in our opinion, was nothing more than a good cover. A residence permit in the United States, what else do you need a resident of a ruined country?

But not only the "green card", as it turned out.

In some incomprehensible (for a normal person) way, the future terrorist finds himself in Afghanistan. Moreover, it is there that he joins ISIS *. An interesting career for an “ordinary driver”, isn't it?

There is another example. Our “Ukrainian brothers”, in an effort to show their own significance, intentionally or accidentally admit leaks of information concerning the base we are describing. It was Ukrainian journalists who spread information about the training of their own intelligence agents and counterintelligence agents at Camp Bondsteel.

Today, according to local residents, military personnel from Ukraine, Slovakia, the Baltic countries and Poland are constantly present at the base. There is information about other "cadets."



Training Center? Quite, quite ...

Another base function is European Guantanamo. This is not the opinion of the authors of the article. This is the opinion of Alvaro Gil-Robles, one of the Commissioners for Human Rights of the Council of Europe. It was he who revealed this feature of the American military base.

Indeed, the presence of a military airfield, the proximity of the “hot” regions, the possibility of delivering arrested people as soon as possible. In principle, Guantanamo was originally used precisely to hide stolen from Latin America drug lords and revolutionaries.

The fact that after gaining independence, Kosovo fell under complete control of the United States should not be discarded. To put it bluntly, today Kosovo is no more than one big military base.

We somehow forget that one of the goals of the Balkan war was precisely the creation of just such a state. All this talk about the desire of the people and other democratic nonsense - tinsel for the average person. Plans to establish a base in this region existed in the United States long before the start of the war in Yugoslavia.

At one time, the Washington Post leaked information about the causes of Operation Allied Force: "In such a fragile situation in the Middle East, we need bases and the right to fly over the Balkans to protect Caspian oil." Simply put, the Americans created a base to control the oil-bearing areas of the Caspian basin.



Military airfield, the proximity of US bases provide the ability to quickly respond to changes in the situation by force. And now it becomes clear that the hysterical reaction of the Americans to the appearance of the Russians in Syria and Erdogan’s “vibrating” position.

There is another information leakage channel that helps to understand the tasks of the database.

The American 525-I brigade of reconnaissance and electronic warfare redeployed under Pristina. And in a strange way, the mention of Camp Bondsteel disappeared in the press. Open sources "closed".

Even the Serbian Sputnik, one of the most knowledgeable media in the region, fell silent.

At the same time, in the northern part of the base, where the main military facilities are located, a new department appeared responsible for the "electronic wars". The department is staffed with leading US military intelligence officers who worked in Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, and Syria.

It is in this department that information from Ukraine, the Near and Middle East, the Balkans, the Mediterranean flows. Some experts express the opinion that the UAV, which periodically circling along the boundaries of the LDNR, belong to the 525 th brigade. This means that intelligence is collected for the department described above. "The eyes and ears of the Pentagon" work ...

Today, the US military is talking about roughly 7 000 personnel at Camp Bondsteel. Then a completely natural question arises: how can such a volume of tasks be carried out with such a number? And everything is simple. All is not gold that glitters.

The functioning of any object requires the provision of basic household needs. Food, water, laundry facilities and the like. Simply put, information is obtained in much the same way as the number of people in terms of bread consumption, for example, is determined. Or the load on the sewer.

According to some analysts, in fact, there are thousands of people from 23 to 25 at the American military base. And this, in turn, leads to the understanding that most military facilities at the base are underground.

On the one hand, it seems to be strange. Where can I place such a number of troops? And why is it possible to judge the size by the number of sets in the laundry or sewage meters?

Bomb shelters and the strictest accommodation - that’s the answer.

So what is the main purpose of the existence of a military base in the Balkans?

Perhaps this is "only" the USC of the American Army in Eastern Europe. Or rather, the NATO CAT. Too smart place for a focal point. But what we have written above is also completely within the overall picture of a multi-functional military base.

Although there is another thought that we will voice in the next article.
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  1. Kleber
    Kleber April 20 2018 05: 09
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    Ready zombies ...
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid April 20 2018 05: 52
      +8
      You can recall what happened much earlier. Here are the words of the chief of the Austro-Hungarian General Staff, General Beck, in a memorandum dated December 1915: "" The strategic key to the Balkans is located more in Kosovo, and in Macedonia, than in Constantinople. Whoever owns these regions will ensure military-political superiority in Southeast Europe. "" The Turks, he recalled, took control of the Balkans after the battle on the Kosovo field in 1389. General Beck said that Kosovo and Macedonia should be for Austria - Hungary
      Now there is no longer Austria-Hungary, however, the meaning and purpose of the tragic events that took place in the Balkans are consistent with the words of the general. I look forward to continuing, thanks for the story.
    2. max702
      max702 April 20 2018 11: 21
      +7
      The base is like a base .. Ordinary order, at our facilities, for example, Rosneft is the same thing, I drove into the town on a shift and left the camp on duty .. No alcohol or anything else .. There are no pizzerias and other excesses .. There is regular morning and evening, the same with the authorities .. So everything is normal ..
      1. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid April 20 2018 18: 57
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        After the 1999 war, NATO has an excellent foothold in the southern Balkans. From where it is easy to control all communications, including oil, in this region, as it is written in the article. At that time, the war stopped several projects of the Trans-Balkan oil and gas pipelines, as a result of the weakening of Russia's presence in the region, Russia suffered losses, which at that time were estimated by some experts as ~ $ 900 million a year. In total, the 10 most developed countries (out of 19 NATO members) actively participated in the aggression against Yugoslavia.
        One of the American newspapers cynically wrote in April 1999: "" we can return the 1950s, but we want --- in 1389 too. ""
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      3. Normal ok
        Normal ok April 21 2018 19: 23
        +2
        Right typical Soviet military unit described. Alcohol is prohibited. Sexual relations - only with the bosses. Weapons, only at the guard and the duty officer on the part. Dismissal to the city is a rare happiness. Constant training. And the conclusion of the authors is simply amazing - they train terrorists and keep prisoners. So what was I then ?! wassat
        1. MKPU-115
          MKPU-115 27 March 2019 13: 26
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          Quote: Normal ok
          Right typical Soviet military unit described. Alcohol is prohibited. Sexual relations - only with the bosses. Weapons, only at the guard and the duty officer on the part. Dismissal to the city is a rare happiness. Constant training. And the conclusion of the authors is simply amazing - they train terrorists and keep prisoners. So what was I then ?! wassat

          Definitely a sexual terrorist.
  2. jonht
    jonht April 20 2018 06: 17
    +4
    Good base, big bomb or rocket. wassat
  3. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat April 20 2018 07: 31
    +6
    Well, there is an opinion that this is also one of the centers for the development of biological weapons based on genetic selectivity, the benefit of "Slavic material" nearby in abundance.
  4. cedar
    cedar April 20 2018 07: 35
    +9
    "... True, even then there was a certain oddity in the selection of workers from among the local residents. Only Albanians were hired to build the base. Not a single Serb was allowed into the territory under any circumstances. By the way, this rule applies today ..."

    This is not the only oddity ... All Albanians working at the end of the contract receive a residence permit in the United States and are required to leave there. So it was not the “friendship” with the Yankees that allowed the terrorist ... Muhajeri to leave for the USA.
    What is their further fate? Let the authors dig deeper, maybe that will tell us in 2 parts ...
    Waiting for ...
  5. antivirus
    antivirus April 20 2018 08: 01
    +2
    Churchill's heirs triumph. Russia left the Balkans
  6. Vard
    Vard April 20 2018 08: 22
    +6
    Five cents ... it seems that the described regime ... like a submarine due to the fact that the Americans are well aware that they are surrounded by Albanians ... who are through one bandits, and the rest are just crooks ... Information flickered through what This base was exported human organs for transplantation, obtained in the territory of Kosovo ...
  7. Altona
    Altona April 20 2018 08: 44
    +7
    On the base there are three divisions, in fact a modern army. In general, Bondsteel is also credited with the logistics of drug trafficking from Afghanistan to Europe and the United States, the logistics of stolen treasures and artifacts in the Middle East, the logistics of smuggling and stolen goods from official deliveries of small and portable weapons, and the logistics of used military equipment and vehicles from Afghanistan and the Middle East.
    1. cedar
      cedar April 20 2018 13: 33
      +3
      And organs ...
    2. Normal ok
      Normal ok April 21 2018 19: 27
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      Quote: Altona
      There are three divisions at the base

      On the area 2X2 km, "there are 3 divisions" ?? !! Moreover, part of the territory is still occupied by the hospital! These are some very compact divisions. laughing Well do not write nonsense.
  8. Peacekeeper
    Peacekeeper April 20 2018 09: 01
    +6
    Quote: Altona
    On the base there are three divisions, in fact a modern army. In general, Bondsteel is also credited with the logistics of drug trafficking from Afghanistan to Europe and the United States, the logistics of stolen treasures and artifacts in the Middle East, the logistics of smuggling and stolen goods from official deliveries of small and portable weapons, and the logistics of used military equipment and vehicles from Afghanistan and the Middle East.

    He repeatedly visited this base in 2002-2003. There were no signs of large-scale construction of underground structures at that time, although the base traveled around almost the entire territory, and it can be seen quite well. The container town itself, the shelters are small (for 10-15 people), half-buried. Rather, they were adapted to protect personnel from artillery shelling. They were located between the residential blocks. The airfield was only planned then, but somewhat off the base. Only helipads were located at the base itself. And there was no room for the runway. Canteens, a supermarket, sports grounds ... Everything is pretty common for NATO military bases in that region.
    Regarding the logistics of drug trafficking. In my opinion, Americans do this wherever they appear. Since Kosovo is perhaps the largest transit point on the way to Europe ... the Americans are intensely covering the Kosovars in this, right up to escort and protection. Afghanistan - Kosovo - Italy, well, or where else.
    1. cedar
      cedar April 20 2018 13: 37
      +3
      Information was not given that the largest military hospital in Europe with ten thousand beds was being deployed there ...
  9. alatanas
    alatanas April 20 2018 11: 30
    +3
    In addition to everything else, this is the basis for the uncontrolled (for everyone except the United States) drug trafficking to Europe
  10. credo
    credo April 20 2018 12: 47
    +2
    Quote: max702
    The base is like a base .. Ordinary order, at our facilities, for example, Rosneft is the same thing, I drove into the town on a shift and left the camp on duty .. No alcohol or anything else .. There are no pizzerias and other excesses .. There is regular morning and evening, the same with the authorities .. So everything is normal ..

    Military bases just like that and anyway where no one ever builds, if he has his head in order, and the Anglo-Saxons with this is really in order. I think that, among other things, there are various laboratories, as well as drug packaging from Afghanistan.
    But in general, given the thoroughness of the Anglo-Saxons, if they had a chance to get the Crimea, it would seem that the largest military base in the world would have been arranged there.
    1. max702
      max702 April 20 2018 14: 48
      0
      Well, yes it is .. For this, they create a base ..
  11. Peacekeeper
    Peacekeeper April 20 2018 13: 11
    +5
    Quote: credo
    ... Military bases just like that and anyway where no one ever builds, if he has his head in order, and the Anglo-Saxons with this is really in order. I think that, among other things, there are various laboratories, as well as drug packaging from Afghanistan.
    But in general, given the thoroughness of the Anglo-Saxons, if they had a chance to get the Crimea, it would seem that the largest military base in the world would have been arranged there.

    Well, you really are overdoing it, in my opinion :) Albanians have always coped well with the packaging of drugs. Yes, and the presence of serious laboratories there is somehow doubtful to me, for a long time everything has been put on an industrial basis among the Albanians, there is no sense in making a fool of themselves. But the ability to quickly transfer there and place a solid additional contingent, if that ... Wow. The guys are well established in southern Europe. The presence of intelligence units and departments of all US special services is also not in dispute. And the rest ... Well, here you can invent a lot.
    1. credo
      credo April 23 2018 18: 27
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      The quote is "... Well, you are overdoing it, in my opinion :) The Albanians have always coped with the packaging of drugs very well. Yes, and the presence of serious laboratories is somehow doubtful to me, the Albanians have put everything on an industrial basis for a long time, there is no self ... "
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      Following your logic, the “kind” American Uncle Sam, just out of love for all the poor and miserable, created more than 1000 military bases outside the borders of his country, in order to maintain world peace, spending his untold wealth in defense of the oppressed.
      I don’t think so, including the fact that the Anglo-Saxon mentality does not imply any kind of sharing of profits with the very “poor and wretched” ones. But heroin is only a particular. Labs meant not only and not so much heroin processing laboratories, but for the most part, various military-related laboratories that are close to a potential theater of war and do not constitute a threat to the promised country.
  12. Zefr
    Zefr April 20 2018 13: 54
    +4
    In the photo - half the women. And how does this relate to the prohibition of sex?
    1. Yura
      Yura April 20 2018 17: 13
      +3
      Very simply, both halves looking at each other are engaged in masturbation. laughing
  13. wax
    wax April 20 2018 14: 14
    +2
    The race of masters must be eliminated.
    1. Peacekeeper
      Peacekeeper April 21 2018 13: 30
      +1
      laughing And Carthage must be destroyed! lol
      "Notice, I didn’t say that ..."
  14. sabakina
    sabakina April 22 2018 12: 33
    +2
    Perhaps this is “just” the ZKP of the American army in Eastern Europe. More specifically, the NATO LCP.

    So what? We indulged in this back in the 70s ...
  15. zyzx
    zyzx April 23 2018 18: 49
    0
    We are surrounded by the bases at the most ... the most ... and 90% of the site’s comrades sincerely exclaim, you want the 3rd world. Bro, yes she’s already going and we are in the cauldron ... time to wake up ...