Friday, March 26, 2010

Blame the Gays

Here are the facts:

1. "Twenty-five nations allow gays and lesbians to serve openly (in the military). None has reported any overall detriment to cohesion, morale, recruiting or retention" of their militaries. Palm Center Report

2. Studies have been done since 1957 to the present, some studies done by the military's own experts and they report no problem with gay people serving in the military and no need for segregated changing or bathing facilities. Palm Center Report

3. In July 1995, more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were murdered by the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS)(15,000 Serbians) under the command of General Ratko Mladić during the Bosnian War. In 1993 the United Nations had declared Srebrenica a "safe area" under UN protection but its Protection Force (UNPROFOR), represented on the ground by a 350-400-strong contingent of armed Dutch peacekeepers, failed to prevent the massacre.

4. In 1996, the Dutch government commissioned a report to figure out what happened. The report concluded that "the Dutchbat mission was not well considered and well-nigh impossible." Jan van Benthem, executive producer of "2 Vandaag," a current affairs TV program in Holland, has continuously followed investigations on the role of the Dutch peacekeepers. He said, "It is clear that our lightly-armed soldiers were unable to guarantee the Muslims' safety in Srebrenica. Their mandate was only to observe. They were peacekeeping troops, not peace-enforcing troops and simply didn't have the arms to protect the Muslims of Srebrenica," he says, adding, "However, after their requests for military support were refused by the UN, our soldiers should have left, just to avoid further responsibility and involvement in the massacre."

So by all accounts, we have between 350-400 lightly armed Dutch UN Peace Keeping troops facing the well fortified Serbian Army of 15,000 troops. They were vastly outnumbered and outgunned. They called for military help from the U.N. and were denied any assistance. This is why they were overrun and captured and the Serbians were able to kill the Bosnian Muslims. This is basically the conclusion everyone has held until now.

7 comments:

Larena said...

WTF ?

Vancouver Voyeur said...

Stupidity and bigotry are always astounding, aren't they?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Some day---probably not in my lifetime, people will look back on this and wonder what the HELL were they thinking...I find it very frightening that there is so much Hatred and Bigotry that STILL exists....It is shocking and disheartening...but....one day, people will look back on all this and be stupified by the ignorance...!
Wouldn't it be wonderful if it was sooner than later?

BTW: About the Tile House...I wuld go up to the front door, but I cannot make all the steps...it is unmanageable for me now. I'm hoping that one of these times when I go up to the house, he will be outside working on the House. Then I can talk with him about all this....!

tweetey30 said...

I am glad to know they are letting Gays in the military now.. Or for now they are.. When Jeff was in the marines they sent a guy home from Basic training because they thought he was gay.. This was a measly ten years ago now. Or so.. Before we moved back to WI..

maeve said...

It is amazing how homophoboc some peaople are!! How about this ....
Referencing the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, which, among other things, prohibits servicemen and women from openly revealing their sexual prejudices, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and James Inhofe (R-OK) and former Virgina senator John Warner yesterday led a joint session of congress.

"It is no longer acceptable in the 21st century to force military personnel to keep quiet about their innate hatred for gays", said former presidential candidate McCain. "On behalf of my fellow Republicans, we want the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy to be overturned".

"That way we can root out all the panty-wearing fairy boys and have them discharged sooner", he continued.

Great isn't it!! I guess they are not REAL men and can not fight as strongly as REAL men!! They are limp wristed men!! God it is sickens me!

Vancouver Voyeur said...

McCain seriously said that? Really?!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Loved your comment about the Tiled steps and walkway...and you are right! Everything about all the work this man has done is so artful and so beautifully thought out....A river bed, indeed!

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