Friday, March 19, 2010

P-Oing The Dutch

General John Sheehan really pissed off the Dutch in his Congressional testimony on “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.” From what I remember about the United Nations' attempts to stop the Bosnian Serbs, the UN Forces hands were tied by NATO countries and Sheehan, NATO Commander in 1995, was supposed to support the troops with air cover. But, he didn't send the planes.

This article is likely a more accurate description of what happened than not regarding the Bosnian Serbs overrunning the Dutch contingent and killing 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica. It agrees more closely to my memory of the news at the time; the Dutch were restricted on what it could do, i.e., it couldn't shoot back nor engage the Serbs, and called for airstrikes, but Sheehan didn't send them. Maybe Sheehan is just trying to cover his own ass. Scraping the bottom of the bullshit barrel is what I call it.


No comments: