posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 02:27 AM
Leave it to the dutch.................
I remember a unit of dutch army medics camping outside our tac site one evening when I was on guard duty. I was rather shocked by them. Men with long
hair and light beards, and smoking dope too like it was nothing. They were nice enough folks. We traded stuff, like MREs and our caps for their caps,
and snacks, like nutella (never had the stuff before, its a hazelnut/chocolate paste the consistancy of peanut butter. VERY tasty).
So honestly, them adding prostitutes to serve the men while they are away does not surprise me in the least. if they can smoke dope, grow long hair,
and have visible piericings, then a couple of combat hookers wouldnt surprise me.
However, i highly doubt it would make any signifigant difference. The Dutch army is pretty laid back and the Dutch are pretty mellow people, and they
dont exactly have a reputation for going to foreign countries and forcibly ravishing their women.
However, for the US forces..............very bad idea. What they need to do to curb sexual violence amongst troops is harsher penalties, like field
courts, where the case can be tried in the field, judgement can be passed there, and a death sentance can be given to those soldiers found guilty of
acts of rape of unecessary violence against civilians.