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A Nonny Moose

Justice in the Netherlands.

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So were the Dutch soldiers there. I mean come on, they were armed with pistols, they were promised air support but when they needed it the French couldn't spare the planes, and they were supposed to hold an enclave against a large group of much better armed enemies? If they had resisted, Sebrenica still would have fallen, and every Dutchbat soldier would have been killed. 

 

That said, the three people that were killed and what this trial was about were different. They worked on the Dutch base, there were employed there. We basically fired them and kicked them out of the base, while knowing that they would get murdered if they left the base. That was completely unacceptable and its a good thing the courts have ruled as they just did. 

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A lot of this has to do with weak-kneed co-operation in UN operations involving multinational "peacekeeping" forces.  When a country commits its forces is must be without conditions.

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So were the Dutch soldiers there. I mean come on, they were armed with pistols, they were promised air support but when they needed it the French couldn't spare the planes, and they were supposed to hold an enclave against a large group of much better armed enemies? If they had resisted, Sebrenica still would have fallen, and every Dutchbat soldier would have been killed. 

 

That said, the three people that were killed and what this trial was about were different. They worked on the Dutch base, there were employed there. We basically fired them and kicked them out of the base, while knowing that they would get murdered if they left the base. That was completely unacceptable and its a good thing the courts have ruled as they just did. 

So are you saying civilian  employees of the military stationed overseas, if they are fired are  not returned to their countries of origin?

 

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Well yes, they just walk out of the base and go home. The point was, that they were fired and kicked off the base at a moment when a bunch of paramilitary criminals were roaming the area, executing every guy they met. I mean, a genocide was just happening in that area. Firing those people at that particular time and moment was simply a death sentence for these people, and the people in charge knew that. They should have waited, kept them on base until reinforcements had come in to secure the area. They should have waited until it was safe for these people to be send back home. 

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