Thursday, August 11, 2005
NATO to send plane to protect Pope in Germany
...says the headline, suppported by this copy:
NATO will send an AWACS surveillance aircraft to help protect Pope Benedict during his visit to Germany this month, an alliance official said today.''
At the request of the German government, NATO has agreed to provide security support for the Pope's visit to Cologne by providing the AWACS aircraft,'' the official said.The Pope plans to attend an event to celebrate World Youth Day in the German city from August 18 to August 21.
Well, yes, the Pope will be there.
But so will about 800,000 OTHER people from all over the world, including the USA. In other words, it's not just a "visit by the Pope" which stimulated the German government to ask for AWACS support.