Dutch Goverment Responds Angrily To John Sheehan’s Statement That A Gay Link Was Responsible For The Srebrenica Massacre

Douchebag of the Day – Retired Supreme Allied Commander John Sheehan

It’s really hard to piss the Dutch off.  But former Supreme (Douchebag) Allied Commander John Sheehan did just that yesterday at a U.S. congressional hearing on repealing the DADT policy and allowing gay soldiers to serve openly.  Sheehan claimed that Reports on the hearing said Sheehan blamed a post-Cold War effort by European nations to “socialize” their forces by, among other things, letting gays serve.

\“That led to a force that was ill-equipped to go to war. The case in point that I’m referring to is when the Dutch were required to defend Srebrenica against the Serbs,” Sheehan said

Carl Levin, chairman of the U.S. Senate’s Armed Services Committee, asked: “Did the Dutch leaders tell you it was because there were gay soldiers there?”

“Yes, they did. They included that as part of the problem,” Sheehan said, according to a webcast on the website of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“That there were gay soldiers?” Levin then asked.

“That the combination was the liberalization of the military, a net effect was basically social engineering.”

So today The Dutch Defence Ministry basically called Sheehan a LIAR and issued a statement calling Sheehan’s claims “absolute nonsense” and the Dutch press agency ANP quoted the head of the military union AFMP, Wim van den Burg, as saying Sheehan’s comments were “ridiculous” and “out of the realm of fiction.”

For those of you who don’t know or can’t remember the Bosnian Serb forces overran lightly armed Dutch soldiers in the United Nations-designated enclave of Srebrenica in July 1995 and subsequently massacred more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys.

For Sheehan to lie and blame this on gays in thier military is just beyond dispicable..

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Will Kohler

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