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Thread: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

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    Re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    The only entity responsible was the UN, they had given every UN unit explicit instructions.
    The Dutch unit did what they were told to do.
    Which they could have ignored
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    Re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    No. The UN is to blame for what happened there.
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    Re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Do you think the Dutch are reponsible for the Sebrenica massacre? Do you think they should be held responsible? Or do you think they had no choice?
    The ones that did the murdering are the ones responsible for that massacre. I'm old fashion like that

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    Re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Fifteen years ago, 30,000 Bosnian Muslims flocked to the U.N. military base in the town’s suburb of Potocari for refuge. But when Serb forces came, outnumbered Dutch troops opened the gates. The Serbs separated the men and boys from the rest of the crowd, putting them on trucks and carting them away, the vast majority never to be seen again.

    Do you think the Danes are reponsible for the Sebrenica massacre? Do you think they should be held responsible? Or do you think they had no choice?
    Small typo there Kaya? Dutch and Danes are not the same
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    Re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    The Serbs are to blame for the massacre, no one else.

    The Dutch troops were put in a crazy situation, a no win situation. The UN was hampered thanks to the Russian veto threat, so any humanitarian troops on the ground had a very specific set of engagement rules they had to follow. Could the Dutch have resisted the Serbs and not open the gates? Sure, but that would mean everyone would be dead now, not just the men and boys. A real no win situation.

    But in the end... those responsible for the massacre are the SERBS, no one else.
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    Re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

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    Re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Small typo there Kaya? Dutch and Danes are not the same
    LOL my bad apologies to all Danes. I get confused between the two sometimes, i have reported my post.
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    Re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    LOL my bad apologies to all Danes. I get confused between the two sometimes, i have reported my post.
    yeah same here.. all white people look the same to me.

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    Re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    yeah same here.. all white people look the same to me.
    Well i couldn't tell the difference between a Kenyan and a Nigerian for the life of me, for example, or a Chinese man to a Taiwanese man, or a Syriac to an Iraqi. But there are obvious variations in Europe. I can tell the difference between most Slavs and a Western European for example. Or a Western European with most Southern Europeans. But thats about it. Otherwise i see what you see, a world full of clones, and im pretty white myself.
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    Re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Well i couldn't tell the difference between a Kenyan and a Nigerian for the life of me, for example, or a Chinese man to a Taiwanese man, or a Syriac to an Iraqi. But there are obvious variations in Europe. I can tell the difference between most Slavs and a Western European for example. Or a Western European with most Southern Europeans. But thats about it. Otherwise i see what you see, a world full of clones, and im pretty white myself.
    It depends on exposure to the characteristics doesn't it? Having spent quite a few summers in Eastern Europe the last 10 years I am confident in spotting the Slavs in a group of Caucasian faces: having lived in Kenya (born there) and in Nigeria I am quite confident in telling the different types of Nigerian (there are at least 6 different "types") to types of Kenyan.

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    -- Do you think the Danes are reponsible for the Sebrenica massacre? Do you think they should be held responsible? Or do you think they had no choice?
    Kaya, I know you live in the UK - did you watch the BBC investigation in 1999 A Cry From The Grave?

    Responsibility lay in a range of areas including the chain of command which refused the air strikes called for, the Dutch letting the Serbs kill all the innocents and the members of the security council that apparently was in full knowledge of events on the ground.

    Anyhow - the UN produced a report written by David Harland which clearly lay a lot of the blame directly at its own feet (the UNs)

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