More Predictions Not Commented on From Steve Cohen in the Natalee Holloway Investigation

 

Earlier this week, many in Aruba were upset over the comments that Steve Cohen had made on behalf of the Aruban prosecution, investigators, government and tourism CohenHeldDoorindustry. But why not comment on all the statements that were made? Also, I guess it was OK for Karen Janssen to make the “fireworks” comment. First we had the OM and defense not happy with statements Cohen.

The Public Prosecutor (OM) has called Steve Cohen, spokesperson of the Strategic Communications Task Force in the United States to account his statements in Dr. Phil’s show of last week. During the show in question, Cohen had declared that the OM is of the opinion that the three boys are guilty of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. The OM had asked Cohen in a letter where he got the information from and called him to account the fact that he declared the three boys guilty.

Then the ATA and Briesen also disturbed about Cohen’s comments an put out a statement. Aruba3021

ATA emphasized in a press release that ATA and Tourism-minister Edison Briesen (MEP) do not agree with the statements of Cohen on the details of the investigation and the guiltiness of the three suspects.

Cohen had already made such statements in Dr. Phil’s show that was recorded on January 10th, five days before Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) conference. Cohen’s statements had been on the Task Force’s website for some time. Cohen had also added an elucidation on the same website. Both articles are meanwhile removed from arubatruth.com.

Of course the fact that Steve Cohen is a spokes person for the Strategic Communications Task Force and Arubatruth.com is the on-line communication vehicle for that group just makes it all the more puzzling why they would need to take down any article from the web site. How can there be a communication issue? They are the same entity? Maybe this is the lack of communication that Dave Holloway and Beth Twitty have been discussing for nearly eight months.

However, its not just the Dr. Phil show that Steven Cohen was making such comments and predictions. Sure the American public heard Steve Cohen’s comments regarding the guilt of the three suspects, but did they hear it from The BBC Caribbean?

Aruban authorities believe they are close to making a breakthrough in the case of missing American teenager Natalee Holloway.

Spokesman for the Aruban government, former CBS journalist Steve Cohen, is predicting a closure to the case in the next six months.

How exactly would one know the following if they were not privy to or told certain information as to the status and direction of the case? Steve Cohen is a paid consultant, are we to believe he is just making this up?

He says investigators are focusing on proving the case against three young men who had been held as suspects, and who are known to have interacted with the US student.

Mr Cohen expects one or all three suspects – Dutch national Joran van der Sloot and Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe – to be charged for rape and murder. Officials have apparently decide to focus their investigations more closely on the three.

It would appear to be that he is speaking for the investigators and the prosecution in his following comments:

Case to be presented soon

“we’re pretty much at the end of the investigation of that scenario all the pieces of that jig-saw puzzle are now infront of us, and we are beginning to see a picture now, that was not a picture that we saw three of four months ago,” Mr Cohen told BBC Caribbean.

He says he’s optimistic that they’ll be able to wrap up their current probe and be able to present a case to the judge “in the next few weeks or a few months”.

Steve Cohen makes all of these comments to The Dr Phil Show, then retracts it. Tells the Travel Video the boys had sex with Natalee and The BBC Caribbean that the three suspects are “to be charged for rape and murder”. Coupled with Karen Janssen stating that there could be fireworks at the end of January. Let’s take a look back and remember exactly the reasons why Steve Cohen was hired to be the Aruban spokesperson.

The Strategic Committee that was instituted in the Natalee Holloway case called a press conference yesterday where Jorge Pesquera, President and CEO of the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association announced that for the passed few weeks they were in search of a spokes person to counter arrest all incorrect information that is distributed in the US press especially via TV.

Both organizations found Steve Cohen to be the adequate person in the position. Cohen is already much involved in the case and has already been advising the Government. He has been doing a great job behind the curtains, according to Pesquera.

The position was to counter the misinformation from American media. Who is it exactly that is providing the misinformation these days? Who will Aruba blame next? It was not the American media that created the December “roller-coaster” ride that Steve Cohen apolisized to Beth Twitty for. This is the exact quote from Arubathruth.com discussing Steve Cohen’s remarks that, “It is expected that he (Joran) will be re-questioned somewhere in the next 10-day period”.

Last night on ‘Rita Cosby Live & Direct,’ Steve Cohen confirmed the arrival of Joran van der Sloot in Aruba and that he and the Kalpoe brothers will be re-questioned within the next 10 days.

So now those in the ALE, Prosecutors office and the ATA are against Steve Cohen and his comments? What could any of this be but SPIN? Let’s remember the first SM post when Steve Cohen was initially brought on as Natalee Holloway Investigation: Steve Cohen appointed as spokes person for Aruba (Let the Spin Begin)”.

 



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  • Comments

    One Response to “More Predictions Not Commented on From Steve Cohen in the Natalee Holloway Investigation”

    1. Scared Monkeys on June 17th, 2012 11:14 pm

      P DOTSON Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 12:55 pm
      one problem, this evidence has been around for 8 months. why does it make since now ? to everybody but the investigators, this evidence has made sense from the beginning. maybe sloot’s hold on aruba is slipping from his grasp . keep the pressure on full blast everybody, they’re beginning to fall apart as the truth becomes more evident !

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      Grandma23 Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 3:01 pm
      Finally they may see the truth it has been before there eyes for 8 months. We will never give up The truth lies in Aruba and the 3 guys plus Daddy. Lets bring Natalee home now and Get JUSTICE for her and go on with liveing. Gram23

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      Sue Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 3:05 pm
      Bigger Prediction… IMO
      Joran will end up missing, He will be wisked off somewhere other then his little college, Daddy isnt going to let his little boy go back to jail

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      Amsterdam Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 3:38 pm
      So, what is your point SM ??

      Besides this SM posting:

      I think that the Aruban Law Enforcement are working hard on this case, in order to solve it. I hope that they get a break through in these couple of days.

      Let’s all see how this case develops.
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      John Staton Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 4:20 pm
      Amsterdam I hope that you are correct. However, nothing about Aruba its people or police for the last 8 months indicates that this is correct. Too much drugs, corruption and special treatment for the PIMPS. Only the potential of economic loss has spurned a desire to solve this case. If it were not for International pressure, especially from the US, Papa Sloot and the boys would all have had a good laugh and gone back to business as usual last June. Some other girl would be dead!

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      Freebrid Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 4:36 pm
      Amsterdam are all you people blind, or just plain dum, the Aruban Law Enforcement is paid off by who ever gives them any money…. Sloot paid them but now the money has ran out and bits & pieces are being to come out…. As I remember the first they ask Dave was how much money do you have…… they have had 8 months and all they have done is played games….. none of the evidence as they say was evidence, all the witnesses came up missing, of course Holland said nothing they looked at was real…. what are we to think? Nothing has came of anything, so just what have they done? what are they working hard on? I have no ideal why they say the MB kids ran out on the investagation, there was not even a investagation at that point…. they did not even want to look for her….. so don’t try and tell me or anyone else that they are trying hard, I would hate to see them on just everyday police work… Oh I guess thats why there is so much crime, drugs, and cover-ups….. Now maybe everyone will see that Beth & Dave were telling the truth about how they did not want to help, they just keep trying to undermind everything anyone trys to do to find Natalee….. It’s called COVER-UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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      Doc Rock Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 4:51 pm
      I agree with Sue—Joran will end up missing. I only hope it is not daddy Sloot who is responsible for him missing.
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      Pam in NC Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 4:58 pm
      “Fireworks” at the end of the month?? Why then?? It’s been 8 months.
      Shoot the darns this off already!!!!!
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      no spin zone Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 4:59 pm
      what ever happened to joe mammana?????
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      aruba-luvs-beth Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 5:07 pm
      Primate Fecal Matter

      In continuing the observations of these spineless primates, we once again note their cowardice and lack of honesty when confronted with the truth:

      “…More Predictions Not Commented on From Steve Cohen in the Natalee Holloway Investigation

      Earli…
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      Prima Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 5:45 pm
      I want to see fireworks! I want to see the 3 perps cuffed and hauled off to prison with Cohen leading the way! Oh and let’s not forget Daddy perp.
      But I am not holding my breath. Too many promises and predictions, too many lies, too much confusion and corruption.
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      TJ Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 7:04 pm
      I think help is on it’s way!? What Jug did not manage, Joe will do… Congratulations America, Joe for president!?

      JORAN FACES THE TERROR SQUAD

      By DON GENTILE

      The three main suspects in the Natalee Holloway mystery face a campaign of terror from an ex-con millionaire who is helping the missing teen’s mom. Joe Mammana says he has hired seven “associates’ to put the fear of God into Dutch teen Joran van der Sloot, and the Kalpoe brothers, Deepak and Satish — the last men seen with Natalee before she vanished in Aruba eight months ago. “We want them to confess — tell us what actually happened to Natalee. Is she dead or alive?” said Mammana’s spokesman Jim Merrick.

      “If you put enough pressure on them, one of them will break.” To emphasize his plan, Mammana, wearing a set of brass knuckles and wielding a baseball bat, posed for a photo in front of a poster that read: “It’s not about justice. It’s about revenge.”

      He said: “I want the cowardly punks who hurt Natalee to know they still have me to contend with.”

      Read the rest of this article when you pick up The National Enquirer — on newsstands now.
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      jackson80 Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 7:34 pm
      we see how the case develops, slowly with many misstatements and contradictions and blame placed upon the missing girl and her parents, and their friends, and the students from MB, and the american MSM, and the american southern politicians, and the american public. never any blame assigned to the ALE, the A politicians, the A people, the three A perps, and/or the perps parents who have a duty to close this matter. this case will never be done, feb. 1 will come and go, the fireworks will be postponed, Steve C. will fade into the sand, Dompig will make some other comments for feb. spin, and, that is how it will “develops.”
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      indianaredneck Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 8:29 pm
      Watching thr Aruban’s handle this investigation is like watching the Special Olympics. You want to laugh and cry at the same time.

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      Raymond Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 9:11 pm
      Amsterdam, it’s been 8 months…Why do you think they are working hard on this case? I don’t and haven’t seen hard work. All I have seen is SPIN, blaming everyone for their actions, (lack of actions)except themself. All the info that has been released from Aruba shows that ALE isn’t in charge the tourist industry comes first, or had come first. There should never have been any task force created for the tourism of Aruba. This case should never have been an issue for anyone there except the ALE.
      All the crap this so called task force has spread has done much more harm than the ALE. And that’s something Aruba doesn’t understand even today. Uninformed spins, isn’t doing anything but making the case get more attention. Let ALE handle it with no comment, then see what happens. Maybe they can get the evidence needed to make charges.
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      johnnym Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 10:36 pm
      Amster: You almost sound like GRANNY who is old and senile. There is no chance in hell that this case gets solved. Get back to reality. They have NO evidence. With no evidence there will be NO trial. END OF STORY !!!!
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      Maggie Says:
      January 27th, 2006 at 10:45 pm
      He does great work behind the curtain.. is that where he keeps his crystal ball???? like patrick said.. a joke..
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      bull Says:
      January 28th, 2006 at 12:57 am
      Tonight I met Beth for the first time at the M Bar in downtown Houston, she is exceptionally bright, patient, loving and caring person, very calm and not an ounce of meaness. Anyone who speaks poorly about her or about her journey to find her missing child obviously is guilty about being caught up in a coverup in her childs disappearance. This woman is 100 times more compassionate than anyone I have ver met in a similar situation.

      I also met Tim Miller and many members of Equusearch, which I am now a member of in Texas. I also met many other people whom had loved ones missing and whom have become involved in Equusearch.

      The M Bar was packed with standing room only; several news stations were present including 48 Hours News. The event was a huge success!!! I want to extend my thanks to scaredmonkeys bloggers Tom and Red; for supporting those lost hearts and souls and giving them a voice to be heard!!!

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      Sue Says:
      January 28th, 2006 at 4:14 am
      Mr Cohen expects one or all three suspects – Dutch national Joran van der Sloot and Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe – to be charged for rape and murder.

      Thats a pretty damn BOLD statement.. How do you retract that ???

      IMO If this is true and does happen .. I bet Deepak and Satish Will be the ones going down first then they will blow Joran and Daddy out of the water…There Pons for Papa-Sloot

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      Lake Erie Princess Says:
      January 28th, 2006 at 11:44 am
      P DOTSON Says:

      January 27th, 2006 at 12:55 pm
      one problem, this evidence has been around for 8 months. why does it make since now ? to everybody but the investigators, this evidence has made sense from the beginning. maybe sloot’s hold on aruba is slipping from his grasp . keep the pressure on full blast everybody, they’re beginning to fall apart as the truth becomes more evident !

      it makes sense NOW because of the declining tourists and their $$$$ from the USA !

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      p dotson Says:
      January 28th, 2006 at 1:56 pm
      sloot says ” don’t worry about the girl, girls come and go ” does this mean they come and get murdered and go missing ? this is a case of an alligator mouth overloading a jaybird {{edit}} !

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      rafaelnunez Says:
      January 28th, 2006 at 5:57 pm
      Sue,
      I think you have a point. The LE, and papa vanderslime are playing a chess match against eachother. The second that Joran’s father figures out that his son is going down, Joran will dissapear. It is already very apparent that Jorans parents are willing to break all the rules to keep their son safe……..

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      patrick gangemi Says:
      January 28th, 2006 at 10:54 pm
      Amsterdam,

      You need to shut your trap! Your like the “one-man show” trying to go against everybody that knows what happened to Natalee when even you know what happened to her. I mean, the things you say are like, What is he talking about! I dont know if it is the wacky weed your smoking, or if you friends with joran, but be honest with yourself and stop saying things even you know you dont believe in. You know who killed Natalee Holloway, so stop making it seem like you think she is in Africa or somewhere else. You know she was murdered and you know who did it. So stop talking out of your ass because your making amsterdam sound like the dumbest country ever. also, enjoy your time in amsterdam because very soon it will all be washed away and under water.

      oh and one more thing. tell joran when you see him i said he is a disgrace!

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      Sue Says:
      January 29th, 2006 at 6:28 am
      This was posted on Scared Monkeys June 30th .. Lets hope they go there Ducks in a row

      Natalee Holloway; Afternoon Update
      (AP) Aruba May Prosecute in Missing Teen case

      ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — Aruba’s attorney general said Thursday she could prosecute a case in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway even if the Alabama teenager’s body is not found.

      Caren Janssen also said investigators have found no evidence to suggest that the 18-year-old Holloway, who disappeared May 30, was dead.

      “There are no traces or facts to come to the conclusion that Natalee is no longer alive,” Attorney General Caren Janssen told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

      So I guess maybe Paul Van der Sloot’s legal advice may not be 100% full proof? Seems like Prosecutor Caren Janssen may have other ideas.

      “But that doesn’t mean we can’t prosecute without a body. It’s difficult but not impossible.”

      Aruban officials have said previously a murder conviction is possible without a body, but the case requires strong evidence such as a confession, reliable statements and forensic evidence of wrongdoing.

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      vicki Says:
      January 29th, 2006 at 7:54 am
      Lets just keep praying for Justice…

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      Sue Says:
      January 29th, 2006 at 10:53 pm
      rafaelnunez Says:

      January 28th, 2006 at 5:57 pm
      Sue,
      I think you have a point. The LE, and papa vanderslime are playing a chess match against eachother. The second that Joran’s father figures out that his son is going down, Joran will dissapear. It is already very apparent that Jorans parents are willing to break all the rules to keep their son safe……..

      We have a case here in washington state 2 young 18, 19 year old boys walked into a jewelry store and it was a aggrivated robbery, the one boy’s family not only had money but he was a citizen of Switzerland.. we have no extradition with them and US .. daddy and mommy bailed him out and he was on teh next plane to switzerland.. and to this day has not faced any jail time for his crime.. there is No statue of limitations if he ever comes back here he will go down.. but he is living the good life over there without a worry in the world… I see this happening with Joran ( my point)

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      Libby Says:
      January 30th, 2006 at 10:29 am
      Freebird could not have said it better. Coverup!

      The Aruban officials have been paid off and / or threatened. All the Aruban authoritites have done since day one is play games. There has never ever been a true investigation by the Aruban officials. Yes, they searched areas for her, but they knew she was not there! They knew she would not be found where they were looking! It does not take a brain surgeon to figure that out! It was merely done to make it appear as though they were looking. Nothing found so far has been considered evidence and has conveniently disappeared and / or Holland declared it as being nothing. Certain witnesses have disappeared.

      As for the MB kids ran out on the investigation, what the ****?? How can you run out on an investigation before it even starts? How can you try to put the blame on the MB kids when they weren’t even the last ones to be seen with her or lie about where they last left her? How can you in any way blame the parents or family? It is just nuts.

      Sadly, it will go as I predicted from day one. It will continue to be covered up, Natalee will never be found, no one will ever know what happened to her, her family will never have peace and Joran, his daddy and the K brothers will have the last laugh. I’m sure the Aruban government believes we will just give up some day…after all their so called “searches”. I hope and pray that does not happen and justice prevails but I won’t hold my breath. The only time justice will prevail in this instance is on judgement day.

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      Sue Says:
      January 30th, 2006 at 6:00 pm
      It is commented on another board that Joran is NOT back in school.. Be interesting to see if that is true

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      johnnym Says:
      January 30th, 2006 at 6:13 pm
      Mark my words. They will never find Natalee. This case will go unsolved. NOBODY will ever be arrested. The BOYCOTT will NOT, I REPEAT NOT, hurt Aruba.

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      p dotson Says:
      January 31st, 2006 at 10:07 am
      sounds like the haters have inside info on the case. probably have been intimate with the sloots . i heard they also like young boys more than girls

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      johnnym Says:
      January 31st, 2006 at 10:57 am
      SUE: it is VanderSloot. Please spell it RIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have some RESPECT !!!!!!!
      Libby: There was NO cover-up. The FBI , JOHN KELLY, tc Ward, Skeeters, Dr. Phil, Tim Miller where all there. If there was a cover-up someone would of found out unless they are all STUPID. The MB teens could have been the last to see her.

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      Libby Says:
      January 31st, 2006 at 2:47 pm
      No cover up??? The FBI, John Kelly, TJ Ward, Skeeters, Dr. Phil, Tim Miller were all there? Yes, they were there. All information pertaining to the case has been hidden from them. All evidence has been destroyed. It has been a cover up since the boys and papa Vandersloot made up the first lie. The Aruban Officials are the ones who are STUPID as you put it. They think if they dance around enough, continue to hide evidence, get rid of witnesses, blow smoke with “leads and tips” etc we will just go away. The Americans are not going away. They are only screwing over their own lil “happy lil island”. The Aruban officials are the ones who are STUPID.

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      Mike Says:
      January 31st, 2006 at 5:26 pm
      hey johnnmmyy

      you are calling the kettle black aren’t you. actually i thought it was spelled vanders{{edit}}.

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      Sue Says:
      January 31st, 2006 at 6:25 pm
      Speaking of Respect Johnym , What about you and your Bethy remarks your the one that needs lessons in respect..
      And well I would never show respect for a scum bag like Papa_Sloot he is a dirt bag along with his son

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      dennisintn Says:
      February 3rd, 2006 at 12:52 pm
      arubatruth has been strangely quiet lately. they haven’t printed a lie, oh, sorry bout that, “their version of the truth” since the 24th of jan. surely they have words of wisdom and truth for us about the investigation proceeding at full speed, fbi dogs not coming and why, why 4 of their 2l students weren’t questioned, and various and sundry other things i’m sure aruba steve is dying for us all to know. i’d kind of like to know why his thoughts on the mb kids “running away to the u.s. before being questioned by a.l.e. bet that would be good.
      dennisintn

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      dennisintn Says:
      February 3rd, 2006 at 12:55 pm
      arubatruth has been strangely quiet lately. they haven’t printed a lie, oh, sorry bout that, “their version of the truth” since the 24th of jan. surely they have words of wisdom and truth for us about the investigation proceeding at full speed, fbi dogs not coming and why, why 4 of their 2l students weren’t questioned, and various and sundry other things i’m sure aruba steve is dying for us all to know. i’d kind of like to know his thoughts and rationale for the mb kids “running away to the u.s. before the a.l.e. could interrogate them”. and why he thought it was important to tell his compatriots at the tourism meeting in the caribbean but never mentioned that little item on the dr. phil show while he was being so candid with everyone. different audience, different story, would be my guess.
      dennisintn

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