Natalee Holloway: Aruba, Still Stuck on Stupid … Besides Suing Greta and the Media, Here are Some other Suggestions
Just recently Aruba and the AHATA sent a letter to Greta Van Susteren threatening legal action if they continued to slander Aruba regarding their tourism and the Natalee Holloway investigation. Slander was defined by actually telling the truth as to what has transpired since the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in 2005. This is why its so easy to boycott Aruba. When people take so little responsibility for their actions and blame others, it becomes an easy call to condemn.
Besides the obvious, that there is freedom of speech in the United States, criminal defense attorney Michael Cardoza pointed to another obvious fact when it comes to proving damages.
If you are sued, you can talk about it even more. This law suit is about as well thought out as their investigation was, or this threatened lawsuit.
How are they going to prove damages, number one? Damages cannot be speculative. (Read full transcript HERE)
Since Aruba wants to ridiculously threaten people with legal action who are doing nothing more that stating the truth, we thought we would provide Aruba a further list of people that they need to sue who are to blame for their countries dwindling tourism.
VAN SUSTEREN: The other thing is that nothing is stated in here, nothing specific, nothing at all. What is it that we said? That they have not solved the case?
WILLIAMS: That there are idiots down there doing the investigation.
Here are some more suggestions, feel free to add your own as well.
#1. Menno Dolman, criminal law scholar of the University of Amsterdam and Hans Nijboer, criminal law expert of the University of Leiden. Both of these astute criminal scholars criticized and referred to the Aruban investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway as follows:
- It is incomprehensible that police, after an important tip about the location of Natalee Holloway’s body, to not go search immediately.”
- “This is very strange”. “Normally the area is closed off immediately, to dig and search for clues, but not in Aruba”.
- “Total madness”
- “This is a total error”.
- “You do not give out information that only the guilty could know.”
#2. Steve Cohen, the Aruban Government Spokesman. Cohen had constantly made statements that the case was botched in the first 48 hours and even made a reference on Court TV during an interview with Red that evidence may have disappeared. Watch the VIDEO here.
The misses opportunities happened within the first 48 hours … But I will agree with Red, there is no question that the physical evidence that existed at that point which was critical in solving this case either disappeared or was not there.
#3. Joran Van der Sloot Defense attorney Joe Tacopina. How many times did Joe Tacopina call the Aruba police, prosecutors and investigators incompetent? Also, Joe Tacopina needs to be sued for his continual throwing mud against the wall defense of Joran Van der Sloot. After all, what’s good for Joran Van der Sloot is terrible for Aruba.
#4. Joran Van der Sloot. In many ways, including the obvious, if it were not for Joran no one would ever need cover this case. Also, Joran Van der Sloot has kept this case in the media with his continual need for attention. So many times many had thought the story of Natalee Holloway had drifted from the media’s eye only to be brought back by actions of Joran Van der Sloot like law suits, book deals and being caught on tape. Aruba … your favorite son Joran has affected your tourism more than anyone.
#5. LESLEY VANCE, ALABAMA STATE REPRESENTATIVE:
Well, Tucker, as we had indicated before and we said at news conference today in Montgomery, we have nothing against the people, the citizens of Aruba. Our concern is with the leadership and the government officials in Aruba. We don‘t believe they have come forward. They should have.
Well, you know, Tucker, this is one of the things that we have also that we can do a little bit later on, but we are hoping that what we are trying to do now by the boycott of Aruba will certainly bring the officials down there to the table, so to speak, and do something and bring those who are responsible for Natalee Holloway‘s disappearance, bring them to justice.
And that‘s all we‘re asking, is bring those who are guilty and bring them to justice, and then we can all get on with our lives.
#6. BETTY NGUYEN, CNN ANCHOR. Add another media type to the list.
Well, you have a book out, just released last week, which talks about your daughter’s case. It also talks about how you feel that Aruban investigators were either corrupt, incompetent or just really didn’t care about getting to the bottom of this case.
#7. The Management of the Excelsior Casino for if an under age Joran Van der Sloot was never allowed in the gambling establishment, he would have never met any of the teens from Mountain brook.
#8. National Geographic. The AHATA I guess will probably sue the controversial travel magazine, National Geographic, for giving Aruba a failing grade
“Social/cultural integrity is questionable.”
“Inappropriate coastal development and misuse of the scarce water resources are the largest challenges to sustainability.”
#9. AHATA needs to Sue the Government of Aruba for not enforcing their own Gambling and drinking laws. Why blame anyone else when Aruba needs only look it the mirror to see who is guilty.
#10. Add Vladimir Kosma Zworykin, a Russian-born American inventor working for Westinghouse, and Philo Taylor Farnsworth, a privately backed farm boy from the state of Utah to the list. They are given credit for investing TV.
#11. The Estates of Marconi, Lodge and Fessenden et all. Who? Aruba will need to sue the people who were responsible for inventing the radio. Much of their complaints are that slander occurred against Aruba and much of it came over the radio waves.
#12. Wilbur and Orville Wright. If it were not for the Wright Brothers inventing the first airplane, Natalee Holloway and the other teens from Mountain Brook would never have been able to go to Aruba in the first place. Wilbur and Orville bear some of the blame here and need to be added to the law suit.
#13. The AHATA needs to sue the AHATA. All the AHATA has dome is bring further negative attention on themselves and Aruban tourism.
CARDOZA: One thing I do now, that when things happen, like Aruba — people forget about them rather quickly. In a year or so, even if, assuming, which I doubt, tourism went down for them, people would be flooding back there.
Now everybody listening is probably saying, what are they doing? Now I am really not going to Aruba. So they themselves are driving tourism down because of this silliness.
#14. Al Gore, after all he invented the internet. God only knows the internet has been the bane of Aruba’s existence in the Natalee Holloway case.
#15. Speaking of God, the AHATA must sue God as well. After all he created heaven and earth.