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Mladá fronta dnes - Czech Republic | Thursday, March 26, 2015

Czechs flipping out over US military convoy

Next weekend a convoy of hundreds of US soldiers will pass through the Czech Republic on its way back from a military manoeuvre in the Baltic to its base in Germany. For days now supporters and opponents have been mobilising public opinion for or against the military convoy and, in the eyes of the liberal daily Mladá fronta Dnes, blowing the issue out of all proportion: "It's remarkable with what vigour Czech society can react to a military convoy travelling from A to B. And how difficult the supporters of the different groups find it to accept that others hold different views. Sometimes it seems as if the third world war had already broken out, with its epicentre right here in the Czech Republic and above all in the social networks. This extends even to the choice of words. There's talk of 'Führer' and 'conspiratorial groups'. The players in these tragicomic battles really think they're at war. They really need to put a cold cloth on their foreheads."

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