Footage of Dutch war criminal Westerling discovered

This video says about itself:

Apocalypse now! Captain Westerling

8 December 2016

Raymond Pierre Paul Westerling (31 August 1919 – 26 November 1987), nicknamed the Turk, was a Dutch military officer of the KNIL (Royal Netherlands East Indies Army). He waged a massacre in Sulawesi during the Indonesian National Revolution after World War II. He was also responsible for a coup attempt against the Indonesian government in January 1950, a month after the official transfer of sovereignty. Both actions were denounced as war crimes by the Indonesian authorities.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Interview with Westerling discovered

Update: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 15:14

For the first time, images of the Dutch Captain Raymond Westerling have surfaced in which he admits that under his responsibility in the Dutch East Indies [Indonesia] war crimes were committed. The interview from 1969 was never broadcast; NCRV broadcasters will do that tonight.

According to Westerling the crimes were committed by four subordinates. He feels that he himself is responsible.

Westerling in 1947 was the commander of the commandos in South Sulawesi trying to break opposition to Dutch rule. He had already been blamed for massacres in which some 3500 people were executed.

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