At the Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase in Romania, US troops control the show as military ties between Washington and Bucharest tighten in the wake of Romania's 2004 induction into NATO. But not everyone's happy with the new masters. (Report: N. Bran)
As military aircraft take off and land on a grassy airstrip at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase in southeastern
After nearly half-a-century under Communism,
In an apparent payback for
A possible terrorist target
But as the Romanian government prepares to host the summit in the ostentatious monument in the heart of
“The big trucks passing here cause vibrations that damaged all the houses on this street,” says Valer Muresan, mayor of the town of
Pointing to a gigantic crack in the wall of his modest home, a resident had plenty of complaints. “Our houses were badly damaged because of the big trucks,” he says. “Take a look at these cracks.”
But that’s not the only thing that concerns the residents of this sleepy town.
“An American military base could make us the target of a terrorist attack,” says Muresan.
But for now, the Romanian government isn’t listening and as
Date created : 2008-03-30