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To: The KG9 Kid
The entire Dutch government resigned almost *ten years* after their soldiers allowed a massacre of
6,000+ civilians by the Serbs in 1995.

My memory on that is hazy, so I invite correction.

Didn't the UN/Dutch troops actually serve as "traffic cops" in making sure the
victims-to-be were loaded onto busses in a calm and efficient manner?

I'm not trying to add to the shame of the event...but my recollection was the Dutch (UN)
troops knew they were under a threat, so they assisted in the deed...unwittingly assisting
as the loaders of the trains to Aushwitz would have done.
28 posted on 05/08/2004 10:25:32 PM PDT by VOA
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The report refers to accusation that the Dutch soldiers were indifferent to the fate of the Muslims, after a film showed troops drinking beer in Zagreb.

Go figure. You want to fight for the crescent moon and star?

30 posted on 05/08/2004 10:30:37 PM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting
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To: VOA; Destro
My memory of the incident isn't any better than yours, but I recall that the unprepared and underequipped Dutch troops announced that they were opening a camp to protect the Muslim refugees.

The camp filled up, and the Serbs saw it as a nice juicy target. They quickly overran the camp and the Dutch soldiers fled. 8000+ people massacred.


Though I believe that we backed the wrong side in the Balkans, that doesn't mean that I think we should have backed any side at all.

It may be true what you say about the Serbs protecting Christians, but I do know that the combatants in the Balkans know what soldiers they can mess with, and which ones they'd better friggin' not mess with.

Americans are in the latter group.

35 posted on 05/08/2004 10:50:09 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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