August 28, 2005
HarryTho's Sunday Evening Natalee Holloway Update and CommentaryTopics: Natalee Holloway
Most of today's news, whether print or media, is captivated with Hurricane Katrina heading for New Orleans, so we don't have a lot in the way of updates about Natalee Holloway tonight, but we'll cover what little is available.
But touching on the issue of Katrina, sadly, it appears that New Orleans could be devasted before morning, and we all can only pray that the roof of the Super Dome, with all those people inside it that couldn't get out of New Orleans, will somehow hold up - although I'm afraid that should the winds actually get to the anticipated gusts of 200 mph, it could collapse. Add the probability of flooding, and our poor friends in New Orleans are in for a rough time that could last for weeks. But back to Natalee...
From what I gather, what the Aruban police have been investigating is a group of young men involved in a gang that promoted advantage-taking of young women. It would appear that this gang has been operating for years in Aruba.
It appears that at first, the gang's activities may have commenced innocently with some mild drug parties that resulted in some wild, but innocent, sexual activity. During these activities, young girls took drugs or became intoxicated and were filmed while engaging in sex acts. At first the filming may have been consensual to an extent. As the activities evolved, the young men began to realize that young women could be taken advantage of, in many ways, once they became intoxicated. Thus, the filming and the sex became progressively more intense. Eventually, young girls, who were not so inclined to such ongoings, were duped into these actitivities. Once the young men realized that their duping of the young girls went unreported, or unchallenged, they became empowered to expand the scope of their activities.
Soon, pictures of young girls, engaged in sex acts, commenced "making the rounds" of the circle of friends, associated with the young men in the gang. At which point, some of the young girls, taken advantage of, voiced concerns about their bodies being advertised over the internet or wherever. When apparently these "adverisements" went unchallenged by those in authority, the boys plotted more intense activities.
These new activities probably are where young girls from outside of Aruba began being lured by the young men for their enjoyment.
The bragging attributed to Joran at his private school, the dayafter Natalee's disapppearance, may well have been a form of this bravado that was misinterpreted by the early investigators.
Once the young men realized that they could fetch young girls from the nightclubs, it was only a matter of time, before they made connections with sex slavers.
The gangs' activities produced porno pictures of young girls whom they had taken advantage of. If the girls' tried to complain, the gang would release their naked photos everywhere and destroy the girls' reputations. It is not hard to imagine that the gang evolved into an outpost for sex slavers. They could sexually abuse their targets, taken from the tourists, then transfer them, for a profit, to sex slavers. Freddy's despicable activities and his connections in Venezuela hint to this possibility.
If Joran and the Kalpoe brothers can be linked to this gang, then the prosecution may be able to develop of pattern of criminal activity that could be superimposed on the evidence collected in Natalee's disappearance. If the superimposition encompasses the evidence in Natalee's disappearance, then the prosecution may have made their case.
Earlier this afternoon the AP mentioned that eight volunteer divers were in the water about one mile off the Holiday Inn.
It appears the volunteer divers found nothing today. This time, at least, eight divers searched an area about 1 mile off the the shoreline of the Holiday Inn.
The bone-detector machine creater, Joe Walker, is off the island of Aruba for now.
The Mansur family has created the Aruba Search & Rescue Foundation.
"... a police source has told Caribbean Net News that the authorities have had statements from some young women linking the Kalpoe brothers and van der Sloot to alleged rape, and other offences."
Also, there are some interesting Letters to the Caribbean Net News Editor:
A interesting quote: "I honestly believe that Beth thinks she is co-hosting her own TV reality show with Greta and others."
Another viewpoint: "I live in Michigan and many of the people who discuss this remain somewhat amazed at the tremendous cost to this small island and why they do not escort Beth and all her salvage teams off the island until further notice. They are impeding the real investigative work with the media farce."
This one seems extreme: "I call Beth, TWITTY BIRD -- she's sure is flying high in Aruba. She's got it in her mind she above the Aruba government."
At the other extreme: "I for one am interested in the fiasco in Aruba. I can identify with this poor 18-year-old woman just out of high school murdered in a fish bowl size place where the police chief was best friend with Van der Sloot the judge."
It seems the Caribbean Net News receives more criticisms that would ever be reported on any Cable News Network.
More as available ....
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Posted by Richard at August 28, 2005 11:38 PM
caribbean net news article on human trafficing problem in caribbean, of note, suriname -- young women and children for the sex trade.
Posted by: kat at August 29, 2005 3:37 PM
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