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Thread: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

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    Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    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 Dutch are reponsible for the Sebrenica massacre? Do you think they should be held responsible? Or do you think they had no choice?
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    re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    I don't know the particulars, but it would seem to me that opening the gates without first testing the resolve of the Serb forces is a premature action.

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    re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    I would say they were cowards not fit to be in the military
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    re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    Looking up ^^ Did you forget something?

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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?
    Kaya, why would the Danes be responsible if it was the Dutch who were there and opened the gates?
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    re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    From what I can ascertain, Dutch forces were present at Potocari.

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    re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shayah View Post
    From what I can ascertain, Dutch forces were present at Potocari.
    I have a mild memory of criticism of Dutch forces in this war. They should have fought otherwise there was no point in being there.
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    re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    I have a mild memory of criticism of Dutch forces in this war. They should have fought otherwise there was no point in being there.


    Title fail, ill fix that. Thankyou for pointing that out! So stupid!
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    Re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    Title fixed. Carry on.
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    Re: Are the Dutch responsible for the Sebrenica massacre?

    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.

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