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Dutch commandos poised to leave for eastern Ukraine:
dutchnews.nl ^ | July 25, 2014

Posted on 07/25/2014 12:45:41 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

The Netherlands is poised to send its most elite soldiers to secure the crash site of Malaysian Airways MH17, the Telegraaf reports on Friday.

The paper says all leave for the commandos of the 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade based in Schaarsbergen and Assen has been cancelled and that soldiers will leave for eastern Ukraine this weekend.

In addition, Dutch special forces currently in Mali are being recalled and sent on to the area around Donetsk, the paper says, without quoting sources.

The aim of sending troops is to ensure the 23 Dutch crash investigators and 40 unarmed military police officers can do their job, the paper says.

Unarmed

On Thursday, Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte said the Netherlands is to send 40 unarmed military police officers to the MH17 crash site in Ukraine to help forensic experts look for the remaining bodies of the victims.

The military officers (marechaussee) will not be used to secure the the area, Rutte told a news conference.

Earlier this week it was reported the Netherlands and Australia were working on sending an international army and police mission to secure the crash site in rebel-held eastern Ukraine but Rutte refused to go into details.

‘We are looking for ways to stabilise the area,’ he said. ‘It is not clear if that will succeed.’

Australia

However, according to Australian media reports, Australia is sending up to 100 police officers to Ukraine, some of whom will be armed.

The Australian newspaper says Australia is close to securing a deal with Ukraine for federal police officers to secure the wreckage site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.

Prime minister Tony Abbott said 90 federal police officers were in Europe now and another 100 would be sent from Australia today.

In addition, he said a 'very modest' ADF team was in the Ukraine already for planning and protection duties.

Risks

Meanwhile, Dutch police unions have said they have serious doubts about sending unarmed officers to Ukraine and say there are major risks attached to their mission.

Police officers should be used as part of a UN mission, they said. ‘But sending 40 unarmed officers is not what we were thinking of,’ a spokesman from one union told Nos news.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: mh17

1 posted on 07/25/2014 12:45:41 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Meanwhile, Dutch police unions have said they have serious doubts about sending unarmed officers to Ukraine and say there are major risks attached to their mission. Police officers should be used as part of a UN mission, they said. ‘But sending 40 unarmed officers is not what we were thinking of,’ a spokesman from one union told Nos news.

I see large ransoms in the Dutch government's future.

2 posted on 07/25/2014 12:53:50 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What could possibly go wrong?


3 posted on 07/25/2014 12:57:08 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Uhoh! The Russians are in for it now!

Hard to believe European culture once dominated the Earth...


4 posted on 07/25/2014 12:57:51 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Walking your armed forces (even when unarmed) uninvited into a communist country is pure foolishness of the Dutch.

Where the hell do they think they are?

This is not the US with its open border policy.


5 posted on 07/25/2014 12:58:54 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: LucianOfSamasota

That was only because it was the only culture around at the time...............


6 posted on 07/25/2014 1:09:45 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

With the exception of the War of the Fourth Coalition (1806-1807), in which it participated as a French satellite, I don’t believe Holland has ever been at war with Russia.


7 posted on 07/25/2014 1:10:53 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: 353FMG

The article says that elite special forces will be there to protect the unarmed military police. So some of the Dutch troops will be armed.


8 posted on 07/25/2014 1:14:03 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Fiji Hill

They’re in for a treat then!


9 posted on 07/25/2014 1:14:48 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: 353FMG

Also, they have been invited there by Ukraine.


10 posted on 07/25/2014 1:14:51 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Dutch?

Commando?


11 posted on 07/25/2014 1:17:53 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Then everything will be alright.

Will there first be naval and air bombardments before landing the troops or do they think they can persuade Putin with a bottle of Bols Jenever?


12 posted on 07/25/2014 1:18:23 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I hope they have arranged their own graves.


13 posted on 07/25/2014 1:19:29 PM PDT by bill1952 (taxes don't hurt the rich, they keep YOU from becoming rich.)
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To: Alex Murphy

That’s an Austrian commando and ex California guv’ner.


14 posted on 07/25/2014 1:20:33 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Tailgunner Joe
And this is how it starts. It's not going to be PeeWee Cobb, but some cocky Dutch or Aussie firing off a round.
15 posted on 07/25/2014 1:23:15 PM PDT by Malichi (!)
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To: 353FMG

Australian troops are also on their way.


16 posted on 07/25/2014 1:24:00 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I bet Moscow is scared.

Wonder if they are bringing their hairnets with them. It can get windy in the Steppes.

Better they stay home and fight the Muslims there.


17 posted on 07/25/2014 1:27:41 PM PDT by ZULU (Go REDSKINS!!! Impeach Obama!!!)
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To: Alex Murphy

Arnold is Austrian, not Dutch.


18 posted on 07/25/2014 1:28:46 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman
His name was 'Dutch' in the movie, Commando.

Everyone gets it who saw the movie.

19 posted on 07/25/2014 1:34:33 PM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: Signalman

Ooops. Dutch in Predator. duh.


20 posted on 07/25/2014 1:35:32 PM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Fine, let the Dutch fight the Russians. Not our problem.


21 posted on 07/25/2014 1:41:31 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Nothing’s ever your problem is it? People like you don’t really matter. You don’t care about the rest of the world, and neither does the rest of the world care about you and your opinion.


22 posted on 07/25/2014 1:45:59 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Timber Rattler
This is the Netherlands 911.

Can't blame them for stepping up. Obama sure as hell is not going to do anything.

23 posted on 07/25/2014 1:49:20 PM PDT by mware
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To: Tailgunner Joe
In addition, Dutch special forces currently in Mali are being recalled and sent on to the area around Donetsk ....

I guess negotiations with Borodai for the return of the bodies of the MH17 victims that the Russians are holding for ransom didn't go very well.

24 posted on 07/25/2014 1:57:27 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: mware

“The paper says all leave for the commandos of the 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade based in Schaarsbergen and Assen has been cancelled and that soldiers will leave for eastern Ukraine this weekend.”

They’re sending a mobile field kitchen; how is that stepping up?

(Sorry)


25 posted on 07/25/2014 1:58:08 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: bill1952

Is that a threat —


26 posted on 07/25/2014 1:59:16 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Australian troops are also on their way.

So they'll be going Dutch.

27 posted on 07/25/2014 2:00:41 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
So they'll be going Dutch.

But will they be going Commando?

28 posted on 07/25/2014 2:05:08 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Will their battle cry be “Remember Srebrenicza!?”


29 posted on 07/25/2014 2:14:42 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: mware

Hup, Holland, Hup!


30 posted on 07/25/2014 2:16:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Nothing’s ever your problem is it? People like you don’t really matter. You don’t care about the rest of the world, and neither does the rest of the world care about you and your opinion.

Ukraine's not. If I don't really matter, then why are you answering me?

31 posted on 07/25/2014 2:17:00 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Alex Murphy
But will they be going Commando?

You mean "Hanes Off".

32 posted on 07/25/2014 2:18:58 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Travis McGee

PLUS 1!


33 posted on 07/25/2014 2:20:18 PM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: Travis McGee
Will their battle cry be “Remember Srebrenicza!?”

ouch.

34 posted on 07/25/2014 2:23:51 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

My guess is the state department is in a dither.
The Netherlands IS a NATO member.
If this goes south, where does NATO stand?


35 posted on 07/25/2014 5:40:35 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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To: BlueNgold

If Russian forces attack Dutch soldiers inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine, the Netherlands will have the right to invoke article 5 of the NATO charter, requiring NATO to come to their aid against Russia’s aggressive acts of war.


36 posted on 07/25/2014 6:48:04 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If Russian forces attack Dutch soldiers inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine, the Netherlands will have the right to invoke article 5 of the NATO charter, requiring NATO to come to their aid against Russia’s aggressive acts of war.

_________________

The heck with that, if the Dutch want to start their own little war, let them. Not my circus, not my monkeys.


37 posted on 07/25/2014 6:52:42 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: blueunicorn6

Oh noes, not the Dutch special forces. No, not them. Run away Putin, RUN!


38 posted on 07/25/2014 6:56:23 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Chickensoup

You don’t really get to decide.


39 posted on 07/25/2014 6:59:52 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

You don’t really get to decide.

_______________

I know. Sadly.


40 posted on 07/25/2014 7:07:52 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Chickensoup

What are you complaining about, you guys already have Obama, it’s we Reagan people who are missing out on leadership.


41 posted on 07/25/2014 7:35:33 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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