July 19, 2005
'A Black and White Theory' on the disappearance of Natalee HollowayTopics: Natalee Holloway
From Scared Monkeys we learn of Chuck Geiss's article in the Birmingham news paper, "Black & White - Naked Birmingham," which SMs describes as being "a pretty interesting and provocative article in the editorial section."
Yes, it is an editorial and only an opinion, it's not news, but it makes at least as much sense as the real news that's been coming out of Aruba since Natalee's disappearance.
Geiss seems to build on what's already been printed or rumored, and appropriatly addresses the frustration level of the family, while offering and a possible motive for the multiple versions of the various stories.
(...) Discord between the Dutch upper-class and the local population continues to simmer, which leads to repeated difficulties in governing the island. The search for Natalee Holloway has exposed what has long been a dysfunctional relationship between the two camps.Sure, it's opinion, speculation, and imagination. But it's at least as reasonable and maybe more accurate then the 'news' reports that have come from the MSM fed them by the plausibly corrupt Arubian officals.
(...) The scale of the drug trade in Aruba ranges from significant to huge, depending on who is speculating about the matter; one islander I spoke with called it "Pablo Escobar-ish" in size.
(...) The fact that police and government officials are quick to dismiss the notion of a wide-scale drug trade suggests some level of corruption between high-ranking island officials and drug kingpins.
(...) The investigation into Holloway's disappearance did not begin until four days after she was reported missing. That's because a) police and justice officials are incompetent, or b) they were attempting to stage an internal fix.
(...) For the first two weeks after Holloway's disappearance, police and prosecutors provided the family with the same oft-repeated phrases -- "we will have important news in 48 hours" and "we are entering a critical phase of the investigation." Meanwhile, the opportunity to secure evidence by quickly making arrests, impounding cars, and gathering other critical clues was lost due to repeated suspicious delays.
(...) The three top suspects in the case, Joran Van Der Sloot, Satish Kalpoe, and his brother Deepak Kalpoe, were the last people seen in the company of Natalee Holloway. All three lied to investigators, providing a false story
(...) At best, all three of these suspects are proven liars.
(...) By Dutch law, Joran can be detained up to 116 days, at which point he must either be charged with a crime or released.
(...) One scenario under scrutiny has Joran directing Natalee to one of their(drug dealers) parties, where he has reportedly taken many women before. If something bad happened to Natalee there, Joran would be in a terribly uncomfortable position. He could not reveal the truth of the crime nor his whereabouts without jeopardizing his life or his parents' lives with the island's criminal underground.
Posted by Hyscience at July 19, 2005 2:05 PM
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