BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Netherlands will not be deploying their troops to Syria, despite pressure the U.S. administration, the Dutch Ministry of DefenseAnk Bijleveld told news agency ANP on Friday, following the weekly cabinet meeting.

“We do not have a UN mandate for this and we will not get one,” Bijlveld stated, adding that his government will aid in other ways.

The Netherlands was one of the U.S allies that sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement about withdrawing troops from Syria.

The U.S. recently encouraged the Netherlands to deploy their forces to Syria to help them in the fight against the Islamic State.

 

 

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And the Dutch have hit the nail on the head, “No UN mandate”. Not too difficult to understand, is it?

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IMHO, it’s the F-35’s induced cost more than anything else!
F-35 has freaking hurt their mil-budget…
I’m very serious : financially, they can’t even do their own sky-police, they had to team sky-police resources with Belgium which finds itself in the same situation… If you can’t even pay to protect your own airspace, you don’t deploy troops abroad!

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But sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement about withdrawing troops from Syria.

its called hypocrisy

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Soizic

Bravo les Néerlandais! Si tout le monde avait la même éthique qu’eux, il serait plus beau!

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Ouais, Erdogan aurait ainsu pu envahir toute la Syrie du nord et on serait repartis pour se refarcir l’empire Ottoman!
T’as raison, on va la jouer Gandhi. Achète déjà to abaya ou ton niqab, tu vas en avoir besoin…

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Réponse stupide! Les abaya et les niqabs sont ceux des islamistes qu’Erdogan protège!
Il s’en sert pour envahir la Syrie, mais il a les yeux plus gros que le ventre et même que le cerveau, sa fin approche!

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“Ouais, Erdogan aurait ainsu pu envahir toute la Syrie du nord et on serait repartis pour se refarcir l’empire Ottoman!” Alors comme indiqué dans un episode précédant, si Erdogan a pu developer ce genre d’ambitions, c’est d’abord et uniquement car un certain nombre d’état dits “civilisés et démocratiques” Occidentaux, leur partenaires Israéliens bien entendu , toujours présent lorsqu’il s’agit de démolir l’intégrité d’un état arabe voisin, mais aussi les pays du Golfes, ont jugé bon de fomenter une guerre civile dopée aux grains islamistes de tous bords passé 2012 dans ce pays. Oui, Soizic a raison les islamistes qu’Erdogan protège… Read more »

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Long Live Syria

Dutch know what happened to Sudanese Army fighting against the mighty Houthis on behalf of the evil empire in Yemen

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The mighty Houthis have lost the two thirds of their territory while they face only low intensity warfare. What happens now is a war of attrition… If I agree about the fact that the al-Saouds’ are disgusting, Yemen had elections before the Houthi coup d’état. Had the Houthis something positive to bring to the country, they could have legally run for presidency, parliament, townhouses, etc. Instead, they seized power from the Yemeni people through a coup and brought war into the country. They brought Saleh back to power, when he tried to negotiate a peace treaty, they assassinated him. Houthis… Read more »

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Your statements are HORRIBLY WRONG and INACCURATE, reflecting very l-

ittle indepth research. Take the time to learn the facts.

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It’s called a quagmire, abruti. KSA’s Vietnam. Battles going back and forth, civilian bearing the brunt of it, and the irregular fighters holding their ground in maneuver warfare perpetually. And this particular war seems totally unwinnable on the long run for the Saudi “coalition”, as they seem totally inept at countering guerrilla warfare, video evidence is plenty to support their massive loss claims by the Houthis, AND unable to make correct use of their air-force other than to shatter whatever’s left of Yemen’s civilian infrastructure. Oh and you don’t have an ounce of disgust for the Saudis, you love them… Read more »

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And Saleh didn’t try to merely “negotiate a Peace Treaty” out of the blue in good faith and selfless engagement you moron, half-way through the war he struck a unilateral deal and switched sides to the enemy : in other terms, he did what TRAITORS do, was instantly perceived and treated as such, nobody complained and the Houthi alliance didn’t crumble overnight and popular sentiment shifted even further in their favor. Indeed bombing weddings, hospitals, school and shelters Tsahal-style isn’t the kind of thing that tend to help an invader wins hearts & minds in a cholera-stricken third-world, devastated country.… Read more »