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December 29, 2005

HarryTho 12/29 Natalee Holloway Commentary

Topics: Natalee Holloway

Continuing on from the last two evenings' editorials, this evening, let us see if we can make some sense of all this. In short recap, Hushang Ansary, a top donator to the Republican Party and the George Bush Presidential Library, has acquired financial and insurance positions in Curacao via a firm known as Parman Capital Group of Houston, TX.

In April 2005, he resigned as Chairman of IRI International Corporation, after the 91% family-owned, publicly-traded firm merged with the world's leader in the manufacture of oil drilling equipment. Interestingly, the year before Ansary orchestrated a merger with National Oilwell Inc., one of the world's largest oil companies. I believe, we can conclude that a huge financial and politically-connected player entered the scene on Curacao during the case of Natalee Holloway's disappearance. Does this mean anything to us?

The short answer is - probably not. It would be hard to image any connection between Hushang Ansary, former Iranian Minister for Finance, and an Alabama high school cheerleader. But, let us imagine that there was. To commence, I will eliminate any fundamental vice in this adventure; i.e., Natalee did not take off with this guy. What connection could there be?

Let us explore the common trades of the players. Ansary represents finance and the oil industry. Natalee's step-dad, Jug Twitty, represents the manufacturing of steel pipes. Other parties close to Jug Twitty represent aspects of the metal foundry industries. Jug's brother, Thomas Jar Twitty, occupies the vice-presidency of the investment services division of the US $50 billion asset AmSouth Bank. Dave Holloway represents insurance.

Curacao is known primarily for its oil refineries and petroleum transshipment capabilities. Crude oil is shipped from Venezuela into Curacao for refining. The Venezuelan refinery on Curacao is not owned by the Venezuelans (Petroleos de Venezuela), it is leased from the Government of Curacao. When does the lease expire? When does the lease come up for review?

In 2005, the Curacaoan plant was one of Venezuela's largest oil refineries, and compares in capacity to their plant at Lake Charles, LA: 310,000 barrels per day.The refinery is located at Port Emmastad and known as the Isla Refinery. Some nine oil tankers can be moored to its jetties at one time. Currently, the refinery can process 335,000 barrels of crude per day.

General Information Ports of Curacao

The transshipment station for crude products is located at Bullen Bay. I would recommend that our readers look at the picture of the transshipment station at Bullen Bay.

S.E.L. Maduro & Sons shipping and transportation

Although what you see in these pictures are an assembly of oil tank covers, try to imagine the piping network contained underground that services these oil tank covers. As aide to your imagination, fuel oil tanks around Pearl Harbor, Hawaii are large enough to contain an aircraft carrier, stood on its end in each of some 20-plus oil tanks. Steel piping would required to transport this oil from tank to tank and to distribution stations where it would be fed to waiting vessels, moored to piers.

With a refinery, the piping system would be, at least, double the size. Crude oil must be transferred in separate piping systems from refined oil. The two systems cannot be mixed for purification concerns. What I am getting at here is that there exists a tremendous amount of piping contained within underground networks of a refinery and a transshipment station.

So what? The piping is already there!

Royal Dutch Shell opened the refinery on 5 December 1918. In 1985, Royal Dutch Shell abandoned the refinery, and the Government of Curacao turned it over to the Venezuelan state oil company: Petroleos de Venezuela (PVDSA). Interestingly, this is the same year that Aruba seceded from the Netherlands Antilles.

If the refinery was opened in 1918 and abandoned in 1985 by Royal Dutch Shell, how much old piping do you suppose exists at that refinery that is need of replacement? I would estimate that the scheduled replacement of the piping at the Isla Refinery would be a bonanza for a company acquiring the replacement/renovation contract. Likewise, it would result in a bonanza for the pipe manufacturing companies associated with Jug Twitty (and concerned political parties). Naturally, another bonanza would befall the financiers of all this pipe manufacturing. I could only suspect that the financier would be none other than AmSouth Bank in cooperation with the Banco di Caribe, recently acquired by Hushang Ansary (former Chief Executive Officer of the National Iranian Oil Company and current holdings in one of the world's largest oil companies) and his Parman Capital Group.

It is a alluring scenario to ponder a sophisticated conspiracy with which to finesse this huge oil refinery. We remember, as well, that Hushang Ansary went out of his way to acquire the top technology in oil drilling equipment. He must have had something in mind besides selling oil drilling tools. Maybe that is why the Kingdom of the Netherlands' Foreign Minister, Ben Bot, had to travel to Curacao and Venezuela to press the Dutch interests in the seacape lying between Curacao and Venezuela.

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CURACAO / THE HAGUE - Ben Bot (CDA) of Foreign Affairs would still like to go the Venezuela in the coming months to meet with President Hugo Chavez. He wants to tell Chavez once more that the Netherlands will continue to exert territorial sovereignty on the Antilles.

On another front, the Venezuelan oil industry is at odds with President Chavez. A strike occurred at the Curacao refinery in 2002 which temporarily suspended production.

INTERTANKO Article

After reading what I just wrote, I am tempted to travel to 1000 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas in order to locate Natalee Holloway.


In cable news, Jane Mitchell interviewed Jossy Mansur, Steve Cohen and John Kelly.

Jossy's latest line is that Joran admitted to having consensual sex with Natalee to one of Jossy's reporters (unnamed, of course). Jossy went on to state that Joran admitted that the more Natalee drank, the more she wanted to engage in "whatever" went on that night. Jossy confirms also that Natalee was going in an out of consciousness; however, Jossy makes no connection between the "coming and going out of consciousness" and the consensual sex. When pressed by Jane about what Joran is withholding from the media, Jossy believes that when the case is resolved, Joran will reveal Natalee's behavior. From Jossy's expressions, it will not be an uplifting appraisal. Jossy gives good grades to the investigation and Karin Janssen.

Jane then queried Steve Cohen about what she believes was a botched 10-day time line. Steve seemed discouraged by Jane's line of questioning; however, he made an effort, politely, to tell Jane to allow the Aruban investigative team to prepare for the interviews. Jane called the last 10-days a joke. Steve tried to explain that the attorneys for the suspects, in particular the Kalpoes, were hindering the re-questioning effort. Steve seemed to evade any reference to questions being supplied to the suspects' attorneys.

Jane next brought on John Kelly. It was hard to tell if John was disgusted with the line of questioning conducted by Jane, Jossy's latest revelations or Steve's inability to respond to Jane's queries. John felt letdown about re-questioning. Somehow, I sense he is astute enough to realize that much of this re-questioning depends upon some FBI input from Mountain Brook. I suspect that he also realizes that without new evidence, the attorneys for the suspects will be able to trump the efforts of the prosecutor. John ended with the comment: "If this case is not resolve, then they will be hearing from us ..." (or words to that effect). Some of his comments were more emotional than professional. He criticized Joran for hiding behind his father and goading the media by withholding information. Of course, if John were Joran's attorney, he would be scolding him for even paying attention to the media. I hope John realizes that many of his comments may rely on the veracity of Jossy Mansur and the American media. He might find his license in jeopardy, if he takes that nonsense into a court anywhere.

My take on the MSNBC News segment was that the Aruban authorities do not have the FBI input that they need in order to proceed. Steve kept a stiff upper lip; whereas, Jane and company seem to feed on the lack of transparency. To his credit, John Kelly remained somewhat reserved.
Clearly, Jane was confronting in her airing.

Aloha,

Posted for Harrytho

Posted by Richard at December 29, 2005 5:46 PM

Fraud fraud fruad - to me that is the name of the game the Twitts are playing - especially after reading the revelations on the other reliable site Scrux and Roger's revelations of the ole Skeeter tapes - not that I am surprised by what he writes, it is just so troubling that anyone that has only followed this case on the cable news does not know anything about this case - you really have to read Harry and Roger's posts to be informed. Just felt the need to post Roger's findings - I am in mood of outrage today and feel the need to get the real story out there to the world!! Thanks for all you have done Harry - maybe Natalee is indeed down in Houston - I feel certain she is NOT in Aruba or the Ocean!

Posted by: Jan at December 29, 2005 6:56 PM

Keep it simple. Go back to square one. This is entertaining, but where is there any hard evidence that Natalee is alive? Baby yet? Baby pictures? How is she supporting herself and the child? Welfare? Should be pretty easy to track down. Has anyone collected or put in for the reward money?

Posted by: iwabwu at December 29, 2005 7:56 PM

Dear iwabwu:

I believe that we have some seven months of hard evidence that Natalee is not dead. We have not found her. If she is dead, she is not in or around Aruba. She left Aruba.

As for the reward money, after seven months of observing the Twitty-Holloway camp in action, do you believe anyone would receive any reward moneys? The Twitty-Holloways are not in the "pay out" mode. They are in the "collect donations" mode.

With Aloha,

Harry

Posted by: harry at December 29, 2005 8:40 PM

I read Scrux and they sounded like advertisement for Aruba.

Posted by: Allan Kluttz at December 29, 2005 9:27 PM

Go for it- Harry!! (-: We'd all love to see you find Natalee.

Posted by: R. Decker at December 29, 2005 9:59 PM

To All:

Allan Colmes on Fox News interviewed a Sheriff Hale from Birmingham, AL. Apparently, there exists an illegal alien epidemic in the area. The sheriff explained how his officers were forced to monitor illegal aliens in the Jefferson County area (Mountain Brook's area).

With Aloha,

Harry

Posted by: harry at December 29, 2005 10:15 PM

I have no idea why anyone would look upon Scrux as an ad for Aruba that is totally not true! Scrux is completely nonbiased - totally fair and often Roger speaks more against J2K than for - so Roger assessing this tape and feeling this way is huge.

And Harry is 100% correct - Natalee has not been found, I do not know of any place for any person that has been more thorough than this one - and there is no evidence of anything!

Interesting Robin Holloway said they are NOT interogating J2K only if they come in voluntarily!

Posted by: Jan at December 29, 2005 10:26 PM

Dear Jan:

Unless the FBI comes up with something in Mountain Brook, the case against Joran and the Kalpoe brothers is essentially over. The courts will not entertain useless questioning. The prosecution has had ample time to prepare a case, during the time that Joran was incarcerated on suspicion. Time's up!

Of course, we predicted an earlier demise in mid-December. As far as I am concerned, the cold case file drawer still holds out the welcome mat for this case and reserves an open folder.

Since it is becoming only too obvious that the un-publicized Mountain Brook derailment of the FBI's attempt to gather any information has been successful, I declare this case over!

Let us enjoy 2006! I am certain that there are more important news items to cover, despite the shortcomings of our cable news talking heads.

With Aloha,

Harry

Posted by: harry at December 29, 2005 10:50 PM

Oh, everyone likes a good mystery and this is definitely a mystery. Speaking of mysteries, why is Colmes interested in Mountain Brook's illegal alien problem? Surely he doesn't think Natalee came in on a Cuban fishing boat.

RstJ

Posted by: RstJ at December 29, 2005 10:56 PM

YEP! TIMES UP!
SO LET'S GET ON TO MORE REALISTIC THINGS:

Anyone wish to wager on:
1. Whether NATALEE's baby will be a BOY or a GIRL?
2. What MONTH BETH TWITTY will astonishly announce finding NATALEE and BABY alive?
3. How much money BETH TWITTY must raise before #2 occurs?

MIRACLES are always wonderful. I'm sure that there's even been discussion about a SCREEN PLAY!

JACK IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Posted by: Jack in Southern California at December 29, 2005 11:22 PM

But what is going on with the letter that was received from Nat?
IMO there is a lot of dirt under the rug, Is this case still concerning the disapearence of Natalee Holloway ???

Posted by: antoinette at December 29, 2005 11:25 PM

HARRY!
Antoinette's question is just ripe for your response.
(Yes, yes .. I have my own thoughts, but I really believe this one begs honored comment our moderator).
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!

Posted by: Jack in Southern California at December 29, 2005 11:36 PM

Mademoiselle Antoinette:

The last that I heard of the alleged letter from Natalee was that the Dutch Forensic Institute (DFI) was authenticating it. As I understand, a copy of the letter was mailed to the FBI, as well. Now, the FBI can add this Natalee letter to the Skeeter tapes and hard drive that they are authenticating; that is, when they get some free time amongst their ambitious schedule of interviewing the Mountain Brook crowd.

When I review the announcements of the FBI ... ruthlessly criticized by the cable news media, I might add ... it is no wonder that the American cable news media authors some of the most bizarre news imaginable in this case. Clearly, what is on display here is the "fair and balanced" method with which the cable news media interviews the Aruban law enforcement as compared to our own FBI. Apparently, the lack of transparency accepted by the cable news media for our FBI is unacceptable for the Aruban law enforcement.

Accordingly, I would encourage the Aruban spokesperson to just post the FBI's contact number for any interested parties to call, if they need information on the status and/or results of their authentications and interviews. There is no need deferring to cordial behavior when confronted by the talking heads of the cable news media. Just give them the FBI's number. Apparently, our FBI has a persuasive way of plugging the mouths of the cabe news talking heads with green apples.

With Aloha,

Harry

Posted by: harry at December 30, 2005 12:22 AM

Antoinette asks, "Is this case still concerning the disappearance of Natalee Holloway?"

It has been completely sidetracked by Beth, Jossy, Skeeter, the MSM, and the lack of cooperation by & investigation into MB.

Are we ever going to see Natalee again? Where is she? Is she safe and well? IMO those are the important questions.

Posted by: np at December 30, 2005 9:23 AM

Hi,

I saw that Jossie Mansur is spreading some sensational news again and americans d have the tendency to believe him. Folks I am from Aruba and the only thing I can tell you that over here we don't believe a word he say! Jossie is getting involve because of the fact that his visa to the US has been revoked by the US National Secutiry and Beth and Jug does have the connecting reason why he can travel back to the US for medical reasons. He has been involved in some activities that the US government is still looking forward to solve. If he said that he spoke or intervieuw Joran I will tell you at this very moment that he is lying. Joran's family resents and the Aruban comunity resents that Jossie is keep writting against our people in this case for his personal interest. So like we say in Aruba, Nos NO ta kere Diario (we don't believe in Diario!)

Posted by: Albert at December 30, 2005 11:00 AM

Illegal aliens in Mountain Brook, now that is a huge joke. IF there are illegal aliens in Mountain Brook then they must be working for the upper crust brookies as yard boys, maids, cooks, and pool boys. There is no place in Mountain Brook that an illegal alien could afford to stay. Sheriff Hale is the sheriff for all the Jefferson County area, not just the Mountain Brook area. Yes, it is true that we do have a problem with illegal aliens but most are staying in Hoover not Mountain Brook. The truth is SHeriff Hale doesn't want to discuss the Natalee Holloway case, he is too busy trying to find all the so-called illegal gambling machines in Jefferson county and surrounding areas.
I have to say it doesn't surprise me that the Mountain Brook Teens don't want to talk. THey have been coached to well by their parents and the Twitty gang. Plus, I wouldn't be surprised if some of them can't recall all the details of the trip other than the alcohol and party atmosphere they were in. It is no secret that those kids went to Aruba to party and party hard. I guess what irritates me is how the Mountain Brook parents had no clue about what would go on. Come on its an all-inclusive trip including alcohol, the kids were old enough to drink the alcohol on the island so why do the parents keep playing dumb. I guess they just can't accept that their perfect city has flaws just like any other city.
I hope that eventually the truth does come out about Natalee and where she is if she is still alive. If she is alive, I hope she will come out and stop all this nonsense her parents and step-dad have caused.
I was thinking on how the Twitty's are collecting money constantly now and I wonder if perhaps they are trying to protect themselves should Aruba or other individuals involved in this three-ring circus sue them. I still find it odd how they have gone on a collecting money binge recently. Maybe they are getting nervous because they know that something is about to unravel this case and it won't be good for them.

Posted by: Belle at December 30, 2005 1:54 PM

Thanks Albert, that is one of the big mysteries of this case and our insane cable news - for months the nightly spokesperson became Jossy Manure - what in the world is wrong with Fox and MSNBC - I mean they would not put the editor/owner of the National Enquirer on each nite but - they put Jossy on. It is so pathetic. It does not take a rocket scientist to realize from the getto that Jossy had an agenda - and any time he opens his mouth spews of lies coming rolling out - wish more people could realize what a low life they are listening to!

Posted by: Jan at December 30, 2005 1:59 PM

I have come to realize that Faux New will literally put ANYONE on as long as they spout their agenda. They have used that racist felon, Mark Fuhrman, as a legal commentator ever since the Peterson Case. Now they have Jossey Mansur, a man our President declared a drug lord and money laundering king. Fox News has lost all credibility, so for political news I will revert back to C-Span. For all other news, CNN is as good as the rest. Fox News is going to destroy itself sooner rather than later. MSNBC has always been a tabloid news channel and always will be. It just makes me sad to realize how many fools live, breath, and work in this country. I'm afraid America's demise is also looming on the horizon. A nation of so many fools can not stand much longer.

Posted by: flightoffancy at December 30, 2005 2:21 PM

Your ideas with regard to some major conspiracy which would on the one side involve the Curacao oil refinery and on the other side Ms Natalee Holloway or members of her family, seem to me rather farfetched. I note you did not present any hard facts, the basis for your speculation is only the concurrency of events.

As a Dutch citizen, I am not aware of any restrictions on foreign ownership of companies in either Aruba or the Netherlands Antilles (=NA). You are right that in some countries that gained independence during the 1960's such restrictions were (or are) imposed. However the NA have already since long before the second world war depended significantly on international trade, not only thru oil refineries but also thru major ship repair facilities and off-shore banking and investment activities.

So I doubt your (unsubstantiated) suggestion that the takeover of the Ennia-insurance activities by a former Iranian government-minister needed any political manoeuvring. You point out that Ennia is a subsidiary of the Dutch Delta-Lloyd insurance group, however you fail to mention that Delta-Lloyd is since 1973 wholly-owned by what is now Aviva Plc (formerly Commercial Union), a major British insurance group.

Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles are two separate entities within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Until 1986 Aruba was part of the NA, however there were constant problems between Aruba en Curacao, by far the main island of the NA. To put it mildly, they did not like each other, and this made the NA almost ungovernable. Therefore Aruba was given a separate status within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, however on the condition that it would become independent around 1996. However in 1996 in a referendum the population of Aruba voted to remain part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Dutch government, who would have liked to get rid of one of the last remains of its colonial past, had to accept this outcome.

However in the light of the above facts, the idea that the Aruba government would risk its good name in the US in order to accommodate certain interests in the NA or on Curacao, is not very likely. I have no doubt that some citizens of Aruba or the Netherlands Antilles could elaborate on the relationship between Aruba and the NA in more detail.

Both Aruba and the NA govern themselves. However, foreign affairs, external defence and some aspects of the judicial system remain the responsibility of the Dutch government. (Officially the government of the Kingdom, which is the Dutch government extended with one minister from Aruba and the NA each).

So the fact that the Aruba government would ask the Dutch foreign secretary to relate its feelings about the boycott by some US governors is wholly in line with the rules agreed upon within the Kingdom. (As a Dutch citizen I would suggest that our foreign secretary would point out to Americans that dozens of children have been missing in those states whose governors seek political gain by associating themselves readily with this one tragic case, however I suppose our foreign secretary is aware of the fact that the US government doesn't control local politicians).

Obviously you are free to inform us of other events taking place in the rest of the world while we await the outcome of the Natalee Holloway case. However should you feel obliged to link them to this case, I would appreciate some clear facts.

Posted by: Beejay at December 30, 2005 3:34 PM

Dear Belle:

I believe the illegal alien report by Sheriff Hale could fit into Natalee's disappearance. Natalee spoke Spanish. I will surmise that these illegal aliens are predominantly Spanish-speaking people. If Spanish-speaking, illegal aliens could enter the USA and Jefferson County, AL, then I presume that these illegal aliens had avenues of escape available to share with Natalee.

These illegal aliens present a lead that we have never entertained.

Also, your input on the illegal gambling machines in Jefferson County, AL could be a connection to Michael Posner on Aruba. This represents another lead that has escaped us, thus far. Natalee commenced her entire interface with Joran van der Sloot is the Excelsior Casino.

With Aloha,

Harry

Posted by: harry at December 30, 2005 4:56 PM

Dear Beejay:

You written at length in somewhat of a critical fashion concerning my grandiose meta-theory about events occurring contemporaneously with Natalee Holloway's disappearance. You point out that the theory lacks hard facts; however, you provide no substantive method by which you adjudicate hard facts. The hard facts are what I have written. The question in my mind, and what have offered for review, is whether or not these hard facts can be connected into a substantive narrative.

In support, Hushang Ansary represents what I have written. His firm, Parman Capital, did purchase a local bank and insurance company in the Netherlands Antilles. Both purchases required the concurrence of the central bank. Whether or not Netherlands Antilles or Dutch ownership was involved is immaterial, the central bank had to agree to the sale. And, yes, I am correct that some areas of the world require 51% control to be maintained by local ownership (nationalism). Whether or not your knowledge of the requirements of Dutch international and economic ownership requirements is accurate may far exceed the limits of your understanding. Saying you are not sure does not qualify. You may be correct, but the central bank got involved. The central bank was concerned about something.

As for your criticisms concerning any mention of mine toward Aruba, I fail to comprehend any motivation for them. Aruba was an innocent bystander. Aruba's involvement would have been peripheral, at best. You wasted a lot of words on Aruba. Maybe you needed to exercise your American English.

Quite frankly, I have no idea why you wasted your time writing your post, unless you feel some slight on my part to a transaction in which you may have had some affiliation.

Lastly, my meta-theory does not implicate any wrongdoing and/or guilt. It merely arranges a series of international events and possibilities. When Natalee Holloway's disappearance is added to those events, all I can envision is a reason why the United States allowed the persecution of Aruba to continue unabated. Admittedly, after the sale of the Netherlands Antilles' bank and investment firms were approved, the Natalee Holloway case took on a new perspective. Was this coincidence? Perhaps, it was, but it does make one smile that it could have been a sweet, international finesse.

For the benefit of our readers, the United States does not have a "central bank" per se. The Federal Reserve Board, consisting of twelve member banks, acts as our central bank. Most other countries maintain one central bank that monitors and controls the flow of assets into and out of a country.

With Aloha,

Harry

Posted by: harry at December 30, 2005 5:42 PM

Albert,

Thanks once again for the truth being put out there and most especially the truth about Jossy Mansur. Personally I don't believe a word that comes out of his mouth and change the channel when he comes on. He is promoting his agenda for reasons unknown, and just adding gossip to the pot. Our stupid media, Fox News, MSNBC, etc, are so angry that they can't get a chance to interview any of the real players in this case that they are using their psychological ploy of putting people like Jossy, Skeeter, TJ Ward, Dr. Phil, on to invent stories to see if the Arubans will take the bait and come on their program. Most notably they would like to get Karin Janssen and any lead investigator, etc, to talk to them, but the minute these people would talk to them they would twist their words to fit what they are promoting. I hope Karin Janssen remembers that when she talks to Robin Holloway. Because that is the Twitville Circus's last chance to get information from Karin and then spread it on tv. Jug struck out, Bethie struck out, and Davie boy struck out so now they throw Robin in. Make no mistake she will do the same as her predecessors in the end run, she will blab any information to DAve who will blab to Bethie, who will blab to the media and to Jug, and they will spin anything they can their way. In short none of these people can be trusted to give any information to. Spread the word to Arubans, do not trust these people, and please have Mountain Brook thoroughly investigated, there is a lot of cover up there, and definately follow the MONEY TRAIL. Find out just what all this money is being collected for and how it is being used, what the MB Kids are hiding and why Thomas Twitty (one of the Twitty twins) had to lawyer up immediately upon return to the states. Mountain Brook is coverine up big time for something, and a lot of it smells like money and the color is defiantely green. Keep posting Albert.

Posted by: therose at December 30, 2005 6:00 PM

Harry:

Is there any word at all on whether the FBI and Aruban authorities are going to take formal statements from ALL the MB people? I can't believe that it has dragged on this long with no formal statements being taken. Someone needs to pin down a timeline of everything form phone calls to sightings to conversations. I just don't understand why this isn't being expedited.

Also, why is it taking so long for the FBI to authenticate the DNA and the fingerprints from the alleged letter from Natalee? I can't believe that they are that busy that this would be put on the 'back' burner. Any information at all?

Thanks for the great site and Happy New Year. Moey

Posted by: MOEY at December 30, 2005 6:50 PM

I am sorry, it must obviously have been my mistake to assume that when you start a storyline about an Iranian government minister buying certain commercial interests in the neighbouring part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands under the heading "Natalee Holloway Commentary", and continue that for three days in a row, whilst mentioning Holloway family members in the same posts, that this would have any reflection on Aruba, the island where Ms Holloway disappeared.

As you say: "Aruba was an innocent bystander".

Firstly I don't doubt your facts about the business transactions of the former Iranian government minister.

In most countries buying a bank requires approval from a central bank or its equivalent institution. However I was under the impression that you suggested that some political manoeuvring in the Netherlands Antilles (=NA) was required to allow the former Iranian minister to acquire a majority share. That I seriously doubted, maybe I should have been more explicit, I know that is not the case, in the recent past Dutch banks have sold their retail branches in the NA to foreign banks without any such restraints.

Weather you like it or not, I still feel that you suggest a link between the business transactions of this former Iranian government minister and the Holloway-case. It is that suggestion that I am critical of.

I usually highly appreciate your posts on this site, however it would appear you can't stand even mild criticism very well. Bear in mind that it doesn't reflect very well on yourself when you think you can rebut comments by demeaning reactions like "Maybe you needed to exercise your American English" or "I have no idea why you wasted your time writing your post".

Posted by: Beejay at December 30, 2005 7:37 PM

Dear MOEY:

I have addressed some of your concerns in this evening's editorial. Well, I suspect that the FBI does not share the interests of the overzealous cable news media in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. After you read this evening's editorial, you may truly appreciate why these Kingdom of Mountain Brook interviews are taking so long ... as well as everything else the FBI is allegedly undertaking.

On the other hand, the FBI may have all the results and have concluded that Natalee's disappearance is not worth their time and effort to pursue.

With Aloha,

Harry

Posted by: harry at December 30, 2005 7:40 PM

Dear Beejay:

It would appear from your response that my contentions have merit. See, you learned something after all. However, I feel you need to re-read the editorials a few times in order to decipher what I have been exploring. You missed it again. There exists no reason for you to post. I got your rejection of my meta-theory the first time. The only reason why I bothered to respond is that you embarked upon some alleged, pseudo-bashing campaign about Aruba. None of that even formed an aura about my editorial.

With Aloha,

Harry

Posted by: harry at December 30, 2005 7:51 PM

Harry ~

Where is the evidence that Natalee is alive? A nail clipping? A few strands of hair with root attached? A picture?

There are bodies that go unidentified/unclaimed for years. Is it possible that someone is still looking for them? Do you think the searchers have evidence of their deaths? Does that therefore make them living people?

I don't think the family of Natalee Holloway is in this for the money. If someone kidnapped that girl, and turned her in for the reward, say on some reputable show, before millions of tv viewers, what could they say? Just my humble opinion.

Have any hard number been released on the amount of the money collected for the funds? Why would the family go through all this trouble? What is their motive?

Posted by: iwabwu at January 3, 2006 7:07 PM



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