Rudy Croes Obstructed Justice: Minister Croes of Justice Finally Admits Natalee Holloway Case Messed Up by Nepotism, Blames van der Straten


So why has there been no “Justice for Natalee” in Aruba?

In the end those that have claimed their was an obstruction of justice, cover up and Aruba_Rudy_Croescorruption in Aruba in the investigation of Natalee Holloway were correct. Watch the following video of Aruban cover up and corruption.

Define irony? The Justice Minister of Aruba Rudy Croes obstructing justice in the case of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Croes claims that Jan van der Straten intentionally messed up the case due to nepotism, yet Rudy Croes never came forward with this information until now. Beth and Dave Holloway would have been interested in Croes’ latest comment in June 2005. Instead, the Justice Minister of Aruba took part in the obstruction of justice for Natalee and her family by not coming forward. How could anyone in Aruba have allowed van der Straten to be the lead investigator in the case with such a conflict of interest as being friends of Paulus Van der Sloot, the father of the prime suspect in the case of Natalee’s disappearance?

 The Good Ship Aruba, its every rat for them self

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However, over three and a half years later after Natalee Holloway went missing and the case was purposely botched, the rats are fleeing the Goodship Aruba as they begin to turn on each other. Justice-minister Rudy Croes says that the case of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba was messed up by Jan van der Straten in the first ten days to help his friend Paul van der Sloot to protect his suspected son Joran. However, after all this time why did Rudy Croes finally say something? Could it be a guilty conscience? Could it be he finally wanted to do the right thing? No, not it the slightest. Like everything in Aruba, Rudy Croes makes these accusations after 3 1/2 years because of self-serving political reasons.

Joran_Paulus VDS

Justice-minister Rudy Croes accuses nepotism as to the reason why van der Straten helped his friend Paulus Van der Sloot to protect his suspected son Joran Van der Sloot. However, the only reason why Justice-minister Rudy Croes is coming forward with these accusations at this time against Jan van der Straten is because Croes now that he feels attacked by the former chief of police.

Justice-minister Rudy Croes says this now that he feels attacked by the former chief of police and the first investigation leader of the case.  Van der Straten has criticized certain aspects of the Police Corps (KPA) earlier this week.   “He has also compared our Guarda Nos Costa with a politically driven group à la Chávez (Venezuelan president)”, says  Croes.  “He is an activist of the opposition party AVP, that’s why, but he forgets that it is the Natalee Holloway-case that was driven by favouritism.”

However, we must keep in mind that at the time of Natalee’s disappearance in Aruba in 2005, Paulus Van der Sloot worked for the Justice Ministry in Aruba as well. Yes, that very same Justice Ministry that Rudy Croes was the minister of. What was the connection there of Paulus and friends in high places that helped aid the Van der Sloot’s?

Aruba’s Justice Minister Rudy Croes confirmed on Thursday that Van der Straten delayed the start of investigations in order to protect his friend, Paulus van der Sloot, the father of Joran who is the main suspect in the case. Paulus was working for the Justice Ministry at the time.

The Aruban Justice Minister, Rudy Croes was actually going to wait until he retired before he was going to say anything regarding the outright mishandling and miscarriage of justice provided for Natalee Holloway and her family. Wouldn’t your brother Betico Croes be proud? Let us completely understand this. The Justice Minister of Aruba, Rudy Croes, had information for over 3 – 1/2 years that there was corruption in the investigation of Natalee Holloway and that Jan van der Straten was to blame. All this time he had knowledge of the cover up and corruption, yet he was going to wait until he retired to say anything? This from the Justice Minister of Aruba.

“I actually wanted to wait till my retirement next year to bring this into the open”, continues the minister.  “But the time has come to tell the truth.  When the case came to light, I heard Van der Straten say literally:  ‘I can’t let this happen to my friend Paul’.  And then during the first ten days, there were heavy telephone traffic between him and Paul van der Sloot.”

According to Croes, Van der Straten has perhaps consciously deployed the so-called flexiteam after the disappearance of Natalee.  “He said in May 2005: ‘I can solve this with my flexiteam’.  As everybody knows, the flexiteam was a team that was put into action when the regular police team was over-occupied; for example during carnival.
A detective could be included in the team, but it was no police-team that was capable of doing an investigation.  Why didn’t he call in the taya-team (police officers with a lot of expertise and experience – red.)?”


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  • Comments

    63 Responses to “Rudy Croes Obstructed Justice: Minister Croes of Justice Finally Admits Natalee Holloway Case Messed Up by Nepotism, Blames van der Straten”

    1. BUN on December 8th, 2008 8:00 am

      If I remember correctly, it is considered o.k. to lie in Aruba, so can anything be done now????If so, it is TIME and way PAST TIME!!!!

    2. Tamikosmom on December 8th, 2008 8:28 am

      What took Rudy Croes so long. The Prime Minister stated to Natalee’s mother in August, 2005 that an investigation into the investigation was where it was at.


      Posted 8/22/2005 11:36 AM
      Aruba leader acknowledges early mistakes in probe

      ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — Aruba’s prime minister believes that authorities made mistakes at the start of the investigation of the Natalee Holloway case, a government spokesman said Monday.

      Beth Holloway Twitty, who has often criticized authorities on the Dutch Caribbean island since her daughter disappeared on May 30, met in private with Prime Minister Nelson Oduber over the weekend.

      “I think that he’s in absolute agreement that the initial investigation has been so badly botched,” Holloway Twitty said on NBC’s “Today” show.


    3. Vicki on December 8th, 2008 8:29 am

      First of all, Ol Rudy is one scary looking person….he scares the mess out of me..second, IF and this is a big IF, Natalee died accidently, papaslut destroyed his sons chance of ever having a LIFE….by covering up….This whole thing is so disgusting that after all of this time it still hurts me so much…but I can go on…this family will never be right..they will all suffer as well as those involved in the cover up…go back and look at the picture Van der Statten made ….sure looks like he is trying to say something about what happened….

    4. Susan on December 8th, 2008 8:29 am

      If Rudy Croes was van der Straten’s superior, why the hell did he allow the favoritism in the first place? I’m assuming the Minister of Justice would be over the police force, better known as the “Key Stone Koppers” in Aruba.


      What kind of human beings do they raise in the Netherlands and on that poverty stricken, drug infested, lawless thirld world isle of Aruba anyway?

      Croes, van der Straten, Janssen, Mos, Paulass, Anita, and Urine van der Slut, Satan and Deepunk Kalpoe, and all others involved should be arrested IMMEDIATELY for obstruction of justice, aidng and abetting, murder, and various other charges!!!



    5. Mike on December 8th, 2008 8:52 am

      I saw that the Carribean nations are meeting in Cuba to discuss declining tourism

    6. Rusty Bridges on December 8th, 2008 9:01 am

      The money flow must have stopped.

    7. Cinderella on December 8th, 2008 9:11 am

      Rudy Croes hides in plain sight as Keebler Elf.

      Story developing…

    8. on December 8th, 2008 9:18 am

      Justice-minister Rudy Croes says this now that he feels attacked by the former chief of police and the first investigation leader of the case.

      Ah, poor baby! But it was okay to allow Beth and her family, including the victim, Natalee, to be attacked for 3.5 years while you waited for your big fat retirement!

    9. Sahara on December 8th, 2008 9:41 am

      Tic Toc.

    10. arubatraveladvisory on December 8th, 2008 9:49 am

      In many ways, this is not news to those that have followed the case.

      Karin Janssen early on in the case openly declared that Paulus had had inappropriate conduct and conversations and was interfering with the investigation… charges were thrown at Paulus however. Instead, Karin took a few vacations, served out her time on the island, and has disappeared since (probably with a big bank account for following the ‘party line’ and shutting up and screwing up the case herself).

    11. Michelle on December 8th, 2008 9:49 am

      All those people make me sick. They knew all along what happened to Natalee and who was responsible for her death but chose to do nothing. They thought that they would sweep it under the rug and nobody would care about one girl from America. WRONG! Thank God for Beth’s strong will. She has kept this in the spotlight and will not let it go away. Natalee deserves justice. I don’t care how long it takes, get it done ARUBA. They should shut down the whole damn island until Justice is served.

      God Bless the Holloways

    12. Rusty Bridges on December 8th, 2008 9:53 am

      #5, Fidel Castro is also making announcements, or dropping hints, that the Cuban Govt. would be “willing” to meet with ours truly P-E Obama.

      Thats terrorist #? now that likey our leader.

    13. jEEp on December 8th, 2008 10:18 am

      I’d like to waterboard Janssen!

    14. Miss-Underestimated on December 8th, 2008 10:54 am

      The shame in all of this is that certain people name Beth as a liar when she came forth with this information. Remember Julia Renfro and her claims of Jug and Natalee.? Vile Vile Vile,

    15. Sharon Chicago on December 8th, 2008 11:21 am

      I think there is a big leak in that island boat of theirs…. and it is only a matter of time
      when the sides cave in and they all drown in a sea of lies!

      Watch and listen …one by one…they are starting now to incrimate themselves…

      Tic toc tic toc is right!!!!

    16. david r on December 8th, 2008 11:22 am

      It amazes me how many people still don’t know about Natalee’s case. Whenever I hear anyone discussing travel to Aruba, I tell them that no one in my family will EVER go there due to what happened to Natalee Holloway. We should also boycott the entertainers who go there to perform.

    17. Tamikosmom on December 8th, 2008 11:24 am

      I suspect … throught negotiations … that it will be determined that Jan van der Straaten “incompetence” in the first ten days allowed time for all evidence that could have implicated Joran and Paulus to be destroyed. In other words the investigation was irreparably compromised.

      1. vehicles not confiscated
      2. residence not search
      3. Joran and Kalpoes not aprehended

      From a legal perspective Jan van der Straaten pleads “not guilty” to a conflict of interest in regards to his friendship with Paulus van der Sloot but … will concedes that he did compromised the investigation within the first ten day … made the wrong decisions. The judge will rule in his favor and … he will walk.

      Aruba will attempt to pacify Natalee’s family by apologizing for the incompentence of one of their own who prevented justice from prevailing and … will assure the family that Jan van der Straaten will never again work in law enforcement again.

      Jan van der Straaten with a fatten bank account fades from the Aruban scene.

      Case Closed!

      Think about it. Accountability has to start and end with Jan van der Straaten otherwise the domino effect would be far reaching and … Rudy Croes would surely be one of those dominos.

      Think about it. Wrong decisions are made every day by LE in the United States and Canada that compromise investigations. Heads may roll but … there are no legal consequences.



      ‘Rita Cosby Live & Direct’ for Dec. 5th
      updated 6:18 a.m. PT, Tues., Dec. 6, 2005

      TWITTY: … Remember, within the first 24 hours, we knew who the suspects were. We knew the persons that Natalee were taken from Carlos and Charlie‘s. We knew the license plate of the gray Honda they placed her in. We knew the condition that Natalee was in. We knew the behavior or the conduct in which they engaged in with Natalee.

      And then not only that, Jane, within 72 hours, we knew that their first story was totally fabricated, that within the first 72 hours, I faced a room of 12 — at least 12 detectives, Aruban and Dutch detectives, and a lead detective, Dennis Jacobs (ph), and they knew after we reviewed video footage from the Holiday Inn casino lobby that my daughter had never been brought back to the Holiday Inn. They knew that those suspects were fabricating a story from day one.

      Well, Jane, something that the family knew—and we have to keep reminding everyone—after 72 hours — 72 hours—we knew definitively that these suspects were not telling the truth. We knew that my daughter had never been brought back to the Holiday Inn. Of course we were becoming frustrated. Who wouldn‘t, at this point? You know, we—and what was so unbelievable about this, is they knew this information and still chose to pursue the two security guards on June the 5th.

    18. Richard on December 8th, 2008 11:31 am

      The clash of impure motives. NONE of them in Aruba care about Natalee or her family. The government are using this as a tool to cover their own butts and to denounce one another. The picture at the top of this thread says it perfectly: the rats are all deserting the sinking ship.

      No way is Rudy Croes concerned about the truth. He was part of the cover-up. He just wants to put the blame on someone else, in this case van der Straaten.

      Hey, Aruba … remember that van der Straaten said “I know that Natalee is dead because I’ve seen the evidence and you haven’t”? (Forget for the moment the debate over the accuracy of that translation.)

      Did he ever show you the evidence?

      Why don’t you summon him back to Aruba? Or since you can’t do anything anyway, ask the Dutch?

      Or are you scared of what he might say?

      Or is HE scared that he’d make it to Aruba … but not back out? (Those dangerous mosquitoes … never know when they might bite.)

      And meanwhile, is Hero Brinkman of the Dutch really going to try to get something done, or is he only grabbing headlines?

      We’ll see….

    19. deetch on December 8th, 2008 11:31 am

      Or when Beth and Dave asked for new investigative team? They were rejected.

    20. Richard on December 8th, 2008 11:33 am

      Looks like tourism in the whole Caribbean is expected to take a big hit. And the end of the article says that Aruba stands to be among the biggest losers if a rapprochement with Cuba comes into being.

      My reaction to that … hip-hip, hooray!

      Miami Herald
      December 8, 2008

      Caribbean business leaders and government officials are bracing for what many expect to be the biggest downturn in tourism since the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

      Meeting last week at the 32nd annual Miami Conference on the Caribbean and Central America, participants discussed a range of strategies to prop up regional tourism, including directing new marketing campaigns away from the United States toward countries such as Brazil, Mexico, China and India; focusing on people of color — a growing segment of the U.S. market; and simplifying visa requirements and expediting entry and exit at airports.

      ”People traveling perceive a long, hard process as hostile,” said Carol H. Williams, founder of Carol H. Williams Advertising, one of the nation’s largest African-American agencies.


      Williams also stressed that the Caribbean is not reaching out effectively to the large African-American market in the United States, including church groups, families, and those looking for wellness and spa experiences.

      The Caribbean tourism industry is already feeling shock waves from the global economic crisis. Travelers have canceled trips, hotels and resorts have laid off workers and new projects are being delayed or scaled down.

      A dramatic sign of the downturn came when the Atlantis luxury resort, the largest private employer in the Bahamas, laid off about 800 employees, or around 10 percent of its work force, last month due to low occupancy rates.

      Conferees complained that poor service was a major problem in the region and reduced the number of repeat visits. They suggested that hotels and other tourism businesses train employees to provide good, friendly and consistent service, and that governments teach their port-of-entry officials that tourists are a valuable resource.

      ”If you don’t get good service, you don’t go back, no matter what the price,” said Donald Johnson Alvarez-Calderon, senior manager for customers and regulatory affairs at Federal Express.

      RED TAPE

      A recurring theme was regional governments acting as impediments to new tourism development by delaying permits, creating excessive red tape and sometimes driving investors away. ”The Caribbean is marginalized [in the tourist business], not because the people aren’t bright, but because tourism planning is always top down,” said Shai Gold, executive vice president of the Kongrad Institute and an expert on medical tourism. “Let’s have the tourist industry, which knows what needs to be done, tell the government what needs to be done.”

      Brian Awang, chairman of Trinidad & Tobago’s Tourism Development Co. argued that Caribbean destinations should stress their own individual personalities in marketing campaigns.

      ”You’ll really see tourism in the Caribbean increase when people begin selling themselves,” Awang said. “Every country has sun and ocean. You have to distinguish yourself by promoting your own culture and heritage.”

      Speakers also warned Caribbean nations to prepare for Cuba’s eventual integration into the region — or risk losing valuable tourism dollars.

      Whether it takes a year or 10 years, experts say, the end of the nearly 50-year U.S. trade embargo against Cuba would create a new tourism market for U.S. tourists, who currently are banned from visiting.

      As a result of Cuba being closed to most U.S. visitors, Caribbean nations have benefited tremendously and are heavily dependent on the U.S. market.


      In effect, the embargo has acted as a tourism subsidy for other Caribbean islands. ”Changing while the subsidy is in effect is a lot cheaper than when the subsidy is gone,” said Rafael Romeu, who works for the International Monetary Fund but has been involved in his own study of the impact on the Caribbean of opening U.S.-Cuba tourism.

      ”What we see in the data is that Caribbean countries in general have not lowered their dependency on U.S. tourism and they are at this point vulnerable to this predictable and potential change,” Romeu said.

      Despite the embargo, Cuba has grown into one of the major tourist destinations in the region. Still, its estimated 2 million visitors a year lag far behind Puerto Rico and are slightly less than visitors to the Dominican Republic.

      But an opening of the U.S.-Cuba tourism market could invite another 3 million visitors to the island nation and create a tourism shift away from Jamaica, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and others islands.

      ”Places like the Dominican Republic that have shown an ability to attract European visitors who travel to places that Americans don’t will gain as the European visitors who are in Cuba are redistributed,” Romeu said.


      According to his estimates, the Dominican Republic will win while places such as the Bahamas, Cancun, Turks and Caicos and, to a lesser extent, Jamaica will lose visitors. Aruba and the U.S. Virgin Islands also risk losing significant numbers of U.S. tourists to Cuba.

    21. Ed on December 8th, 2008 11:33 am


      why are they not acting on this informatiom

    22. kitty on December 8th, 2008 12:15 pm

      Where is Van der Straaten now?

      Should be interesting seeing what else developes from all this ~

      I find the quote in the 3rd to the last paragraph of Creo’s statement above very disturbing…

      “I heard Van der Straaten say literally “I can’t let this happen to my friend Paul” And then, during the first 10 days, there were heavy telephone traffic between him and Paul Van der Sloot”.

      Rather than feel badly for the Victim, Natalee Holloway, or her family as well… he’s more concerned about Paulus Van der Sloot. That in itself is sick. You do the RIGHT thing… regardless if it’s your friend, or not. You DO THE RIGHT THING!

      Creos had this information, at the inception, he could have had done whatever it took to get wiretapping done, to get the scoop on the dialogue between Van der Straaten and Van der Sloot and expose them and resolve this case. He did not. Shame on him.

      Call in the DutchMEN, Rijks team and get them involved. It’s TIME.

      Read the post EuRobert put in on the other post regarding this.. if you go on the Rijks…official website you’ll read at the end of their statement…that all it takes is a call… who can call?

      Since Aruba is Dutch/Netherland owned, don’t they (the rijks) automically have jurisdiction to move in and uncover the corruption?

      Who was the investigative team sent in from the Netherlands (if my memory serves me right, didn’t the Netherlands send in a team equilivant to our FBI?)… Can they issue the Rijks team to go in now?

      Just disgusting ~ that Creos wanted to quote en quote wait until he retired!… please… how can he sleep at night, this young girl was murdered? The pain incurred by her Mamma and family, this is so incomprehensible.. the whole bunch have blood on their hands. And he’s worried what people would think? Regardless, if he’s Minister of Justice and Paulas was on the Ministry (Judge) team… YOU DO THE RIGHT THING.

      If he’s worried about public opinion, well, we’re not impressed.

      Just disgusting.


    23. kitty on December 8th, 2008 12:19 pm

      What does Jossy say about all this?

    24. Maggie on December 8th, 2008 12:24 pm

      Croes does not consider taking measures against Twitty yet, but does not rule out the possibility to shut her up in the future.

      I’m guessing someone is saying this about Rudy Croes also right about now..

      Seriously hope there is a way for Natalee’s family to bring a major lawsuit against all these people and get them under oath..bring out the truth serum and lie detectors if need be.. start with…..the stupid, amnesiac patient Paulus, then Straten, so we can see his evidence he had on June 5th, that Natalee was dead..(2 black security guards?) Explain how you can bring in over a 100 witnesses and they all disappeared, not related to the case, liars, or tainted? Same way with evidence? Why would you announce to the world for over 2 months you have a credible lead from a guy that Natalee was buried near the lighthouse and wait 2 months to go search and repeatedly show up on tv to announce it over and over? Wait 24 more hours..Hold your breath everyone.. sorry this is beyond tragic.This is criminal..

    25. jEEp on December 8th, 2008 12:38 pm

      I’d like to taze Renfro. Over and over and over. Just for fun.

    26. tidycat on December 8th, 2008 1:24 pm

      What is this, a math exam?

      Why doesn’t the “Dutch team” that came in and dug up VDS’s property with so much media coverage come in and DO something about MSNBC’s latest tape of Joran, the “Undercover tape” from last year, and this “confession” (because that’s what it is) by Croes?
      He and Van der Straaten should be prosecuted along with Paulus for tampering with evidence, impeding justice, lying under oath, etc.

    27. Miss-Underestimated on December 8th, 2008 1:38 pm

      Nice quotes from Joe T
      “Whatever they’re holding in their bag, whatever they don’t want to show anyone …… it’s not going to amount to a hill of beans against Joran van der Sloot because he had no involvement in Natalee’s disappearance,” Tacopina told CNN.

      There was no confession, no admission of a crime by Joran on any of these tapes, which is very telling,” Tacopina said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

      When asked if Natalee was alive when thrown in the water, Tacopina said: “He didn’t say that. There are various portions of this tape where his story is drastically different. That’s part of the reason you know he doesn’t have details that are…
      Last week, Tacopina told The Associated Press that “the evidence refutes what Joran supposedly said.”

      “It doesn’t change the truth of this case. And the truth is, Joran had nothing to do with Natalee’s death,” he said.

      Why does Joe think Natalee is dead?

    28. ayfit on December 8th, 2008 1:53 pm

      Where is Holland!!!Where the hell is America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    29. jEEp on December 8th, 2008 2:26 pm

      If Joe Taco was on fire and begging for help, I would not waste a drop of p to save his pain. JMO of the creep.

    30. Maggie on December 8th, 2008 2:53 pm

      That’s why I didn’t listen to Dana’s show the other night…ugh.. to the 3 attorneys on it. Maybe Joe can show us the evidence that proves Joran had nothing to do with this.. He better share it with Aruba too… lol no confession or admission of a crime.. oh about 10 confessions now and ..Deepak raped and buried her no Joran raped and will get 15 years if they find her.. No, I called someone to throw her in the river, no I sold her. Remember when he told Jamie Skeeters..I don’t know where her body is.. and Paulus tells them just a day after Natalee is body no case.

    31. babyblue on December 8th, 2008 3:00 pm

      26 tidycat….why? because no one wants to take responsibility. no one. i have written and emailed every dutch/aruban official and the queen bea herself. no response from anyone in aruba (duh) and the email i rec’d from the hague simply stated that the dutch government was not handling that case. please refer to the aruban procecutors office. i sent a letter to our own FBI and The Dutch Embassy in the US. i did receive a letter. it was short and sweet. “thank you for your interest in this case. we appreciate your correspondence.” PERIOD. that was it. nothing else. nothing, nada, zero, zip, zilch. it’s a viscious circle. no one wants to be accountable. i truly hope this is the beginning of the end of the “deck of cards”. one by one they fall. there is surely to be a lot of finger pointing.
      hey kalpoes….now’s your time to cash in. spill your guts and become millionaires. at least before joran rats you out. and he will before it is over with.

    32. Greg on December 8th, 2008 3:02 pm

      Justice-minister Rudy Croes I have been waiting for justice in Aruba for years. Shave the beard, get off your ass and demand a new investigation and a new prosecutor for the Natalee Holloway case.
      You have the power to start a new investigation and bring justice to Aruba and the Holloway family!

      What ever happened to Rita Cosby?
      She disappeared like Natalee?

    33. nurturer on December 8th, 2008 3:03 pm

      Bottom line is the bottom line. That’s why they’re crying. They thought it would be easy and it would go away. It hasn’t.

      Karma’s kicking their asses.

    34. Sharon Chicago on December 8th, 2008 4:22 pm

      I hope Kelly is filing papers in Holland to have these people arrested!

    35. Pearl on December 8th, 2008 4:31 pm

      In an effort to provide information to young girls, and women, the State Dept. issued brochures to aide female travelers with the hopes that the information might help protect them.

      “Always try to stay with a group
      when exploring locally and avoid walking alone at night.”

      Natalee stayed with her friends for the whole trip.
      She was targeted, separated from the group, drugged, and had no control over the fact that 3 predators were plotting to kidnap her.

      “Don’t feel the need to be overly polite if you are bothered by someone.
      Use facial expressions, body language, and a firm voice to fend off any unwanted attention.”

      Natalee did use facial expressions, body language and a firm voice when the predators assaulted her. She pushed away one predator who was groping her at Carlos and Charlies..
      She said: STOP. She pushed the predator away.
      How could Natalee have protected herself from appearing “willing” in entering a car with 3 kidnappers, when she was DRUGGED?
      How could Natalee have protected herself from PREDATORS WHO TARGETED HER, when they were complicit in conspiring to drug her, kidnap her and rape her – then murder her, and cover up their heinous criminal acts?

      How can any tourist protect themselves and be safe, when predatory criminals were targeting Natalee, with the full corrupt protection of the Aruban chief of police and his co-conspirators?
      What possible chance could any child have against a corrupt police official and kidnapping, rapists and murderers?

      “I am Woman: Hear Me Roar?”

      Natalee did roar.
      She yelled out from the car they used to kidnap her: “They’re taking me back to the hotel.”

      In her confused state, that’s about all she could roar, the drugs already taking affect, her body incapable of fighting THREE PLUS AGAINST ONE LITTLE GIRL.

      She roared.
      But the Chief of Police wasn’t interested in listening to her cries, those traces of her final words, the human rights abuses of her final moments, or the traces she left behind from the suffering she endured at the hands of what these unconscionable criminals did to her in Aruba.
      What kind of monster leaves a child to be crushed beneath the corruption of predators?

      The kind who “knows the evidence”, and does nothing for a child who can no longer defend herself, the child who can no longer speak for herself, the child who no longer has a voice to cry out for justice. The monster instead becomes an accomplice to the torment inflicted upon this innocent child, an accomplice to the victimization and torment of her family.

      “Do some research on
      social mores before you go and respect the customs of the nation.”

      They did their research. Young beautiful kids, celebrating hard work, good grades, honorable awards, looking forward to the college adventures before them, with hopes and dreams on the horizon.

      The research never told them that Aruban police officials are corrupt.
      The research never told them that coordinated groups of criminal men were working with the full support and protection of police, to target American children for kidnapping, rape, heavy battery and murder.

      The research didn’t tell them about the drugged drinks on a regular basis at Carlos and Charlies that Jacobs mentioned to Dave Holloway.

      Had they been warned of the truth, they would have never gone there, and Natalee would be here now, alive and well, loved by her family, growing in wisdom and beauty, celebrating her God-given gifts and talents, pursuing her hopes and dreams, making thus world a better place.

      “Keep flashy jewelry to a minimum to prevent attracting the attention of
      criminals looking for targets.”

      She didn’t wear flashy jewelry.
      She did nothing to attract predators to her.

      How can a single child, preyed upon by savages, defend herself against three predators and their heinous co-conspirators?

      “Save the Bling for Back Home
      To avoid being a target of crime, don’t wear conspicuous clothing
      or jewelry and don’t carry excessive amounts of money.”

      The little money she had – they took.
      It wasn’t enough for them to steal her life and ravage her innocence, and rob her of her family and all who loved her. They wanted what they worship – their greed, the little cash she had left.
      They took the little cash she had left.

      “Also, don’t leave unattended luggage in public areas or carry any
      packages for strangers. We want you—and your luggage—to make it home safely.”

      Her luggage and her passport were neatly packed inside her room, as if to say: “Mom, Dad, I’m ready to come home. I can’t wait to see you!”
      Except – she never made it.
      But her luggage and her passport did.

      “Research, Research, and More Research
      Thoroughly investigate the country you’re traveling to.
      Review Country Background Notes, Country Specific
      Information, Travel Alerts, and any Travel Warnings available
      at Familiarize yourself with local conditions,
      laws, and the culture. You wouldn’t want to cause an international
      incident now, would you?”

      One has to wonder: How could an innocent child, preyed upon and savagey, brutally victimized by criminals with collusion and obstructions of justice carried out by police and other Aruban officials responsible for protecting her – how could the child – the VICTIM, ever be the cause of an international incident?

      Maybe that question should be asked of the co-conspirators, the criminals and predators who kidnapped her, raped her, beat her, and murdered her, obstructed justice to crush all traces of her suffering, then wrapped up their depravity with “No corpse, no case” and a lifetime of suffering for her beloved family.

    36. Gabriel Leo on December 8th, 2008 5:01 pm

      we’ve been against Straten from the beginning. But ofcourse, you believe everything “Josie” says. This is old news like, 2005 old.

      Rudy came back from abroad that time and demanded Straten to be taken off the case (ask “Josie” about that), but then you got “Josie” started defending him (Straten), because he is so against the ruling governemnt (just like fox hates obama) that he contradicts every decision wanted to be taken. In the end Holland said (because van der straten was on loan from holland in aruba) to shut up and let Straten stay. “Josie” second that opinion and printed that as big news here on the island. Next time you talk to him ask him bout that, O.K. ?
      But once again old news as in old 2005. Main Reason why Croes didn’t want to extend Straten’s contract when it expired. I’ve mentioned this before didn’t I? ;)

      And as for Paulus working for the Minister, pure bullcrap. Judges (and also studying judges like Paulie was) are independant and that’s Holland’s territory. And Ministers have no power in saying what the judges should do or who can become a judge.

    37. EURobert on December 8th, 2008 5:12 pm

      I see that some of you ask why the Dutch for example the Rijksrecherche, haven’t shown themselves here yet.

      Today it went through my mind (after I emailed PRdV with this question) that even if the Rijksrecherche would step in, it in the end will be a disappointment because the punishments or sanctions for the PaulusvanderSloot clique won’t probably be very severe.

      A lot of these judicial officials know each other from socializing and even ‘fraternities’ (…). And even if they’ve never met they’re from the same profession; there’s this code that you protect your friends, your ‘brothers’ and your collueges… I’ve seen that happen before. (And you’ve seen the worse of that as well!) And punishments aren’t very heavy over here anyway…

      Off to bed now!
      Night all!!

    38. Cinderella on December 8th, 2008 5:22 pm

      Where is the Queen of the Netherlands?

      Doesn’t she care? Has she no decency?!

    39. caesu on December 8th, 2008 5:49 pm

      Consider e-mailing Dutch Members of Parliament.

      When there is consensus in the Dutch Parliament that they want the Dutch Government to enforce article 43 of the Kingdom Charter (about good governance, rule of law), only then the Dutch Justice Minister Hirsch Ballin will do something.

      The statements by Aruban Justice Minister Rudy Croes are a major embarrassement for the Dutch Government.

      Rudy Croes:

      ““Why was a beach-bum accused at that time, who has been a choller before? He had supposedly done it, while internally it was known that he hadn’t done it. Very special is also the fact that the Dutch language was used during Joran’s interrogation, while he is fluent in Papiamento, same as our detective. Our people could have done their work much better if the conversations were done in their own language. Why was he so privileged? Simply because it were ‘Dutch-friends’; all three of them: Joran, Paul, and Jan. Don’t forget that a Dutch minister had asked me at that time not to mention that Joran is a European Dutch citizen. I won’t say who this person is, but if by any chance I have to mention his name, I definitely will. We felt abandoned by the Netherlands when Aruba was so devastated by the case. I have told this to the Dutch premier Balkenende, state secretary Bijleveld (Kingdom Relations), and minister Hirsch-Ballin (Justice). But until now, everybody has remained quit and has let the world besmear Aruba’s name. They abandoned us and let us suffer.”

      The coming week is crucial with debates in the Dutch Parliament about Aruba/Antilles on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – leading op to the Round Table Conference between the Prime-Ministers of The Netherlands, Aruba and The Antilles in Curaçao on December 15th.

      List of members of Parliament of the Aruban/Antilles Affairs Committee:
      Names on top of the list are the highest ranking members.
      (e-mail address will appear if you click on a name and “Naar persoonlijke pagina”).


    40. Ed on December 8th, 2008 8:49 pm

      I wonder when some of the key players in Aurba will start to mysteriously disapper like Natalie.When you are dealing with criminal element and they need to quiet some folks, I wonder how long before some of them are murdered.Won’t be surprised when it does happen.

    41. Pat in Alabama on December 8th, 2008 10:25 pm

      Here’s the contact page for the Whitehouse. Maybe GWB would like to do something favorable to polish his tarnished legacy.

      Does anyone know how to contact the President Elect?

    42. Bob on December 8th, 2008 11:02 pm

      I am pleased as punch to note the latest travel projections for the 2008-2009 Winter season in the Carribean, more importantly Aruba. Several weeks ago on another SM thread, I posted that my sources advised and predicted that Aruba would experience a 65-75% DROP. The bookings are down big time so far this winter season as I type this posting. They stated the absence of public tourist numbers disclosures(plane, cruise ship, hotel bookings) by the Tourism Bureau fortold what is now being reported. Just wait until the Cuba meeting. Well, Aruban officials have now been exposed as the worst dirtbags in the Caribbean….and just wait until the Natalee film is completed and aired. The internet will burn the story to every corner of the globe. Aruba is done…….it’s over, now, they lose big time.

    43. Richard on December 8th, 2008 11:19 pm

      Why don’t we decide who are, say, the ten most important people to contact in this case … and then have each of us go ahead and contact them?

      It’s time to act, not dither.

    44. on December 8th, 2008 11:48 pm

      richard: because no one is listening. They simply don’t care. It is like the BO birth certificate. Most people just say “move on” like the Constitution or the life a girl doesn’t make a difference.

    45. kitty on December 9th, 2008 12:50 am

      Scared Monkeys,

      Richard makes a very good point here ~ is there someone on your staff, who could put a “grass roots” effort here and have a cover letter that those of us who visit this site, could simply sign their email address in and it’s sent off from a whole group of those of us who care… to the top 10 most important people to contact in this case, as Richard suggests?

      I’ve recieved many of these emails from groups wanting to send letters to Senators, Congressmen, etc.,for various reasons/causes and all you do is put your email in and click… you’re added to it and they do take notice…


      I’m with you, Richard ~ there are many who wish to be proactive and we’ll await a reply on this one… who out there has this answer?…Scared Monkeys? Can you help? What about the Journalist in Aruba, (isn’t his name Jossy?, could he help?.. there’s nothing like the power of the media)… Time to gather the folks who care..get a grass roots writing/signing campaign going ~ just someone has to compile, edit and put it out there for us to review and those who wish to participate in, can sign on… click it on it’s way~…

      Scared Monkeys? Can you organize this?

      Let us know…

    46. kitty on December 9th, 2008 12:53 am

      Thank you, Scared Monkeys for your consideration in this matter (post above and Richards post)…

      Can you help? If not, who?


    47. EURobert on December 9th, 2008 5:00 am

      Here a translation (Google and me; very fast…) of a weekly ‘correspondence’ between rightwing parliamentarian Hero Brinkman and leftwing parliamentarian Harry van Bommel, on the newsblog ‘Spitsnieuws’.

      Hullabaloo from The Hague

      Dear Harry,

      Sinterklaas already behind us and up to Christmas. Sinterklaas again unpacked big and poems were the classic quality. Sinterklaas let me know to dim my temper a bit and I may no longer tease my party-president Gerdi Verbeet. Will the Sint from now on also be politically colored? However, I have seen no ‘rainbow-’ or ‘white Pete’s’ this year. They were just neat black as it should. (Transl.: The last years we had some protests claiming the traditional ‘black’ Pete’s are a racist component of the Sinterklaas-feast. Of course they are not…)

      In the new year we go straight to the Antilles. Curacao and Aruba. Have you heard the remark from the Minister Croes of Aruba last week? He told the chief of police of Aruba, Jan van der Straten and Paul van der Sloot were very good friends and that therefore the police investigation into the Holloway case, in the initial phase was seriously hampered to help his friend. If this is true Harry, it’s terrible? I believe that I am not exaggerating when three quarters of the Netherlands in addition to Joran they think his father also knows more. If the remark of that Croes is still right then we can assess how that on the evening of the murder went. For all clarity, there is a photo of Natalee Holloway with Joran van der Sloot and his father in a casino on the evening of the murder. If the remark is true of Croes than I almost know for sure who Joran that night called for help to get rid of the corpse of Natalee.

      After I last week in ‘De Wereld Draait Door’ had prompted for attention, my mailbox ran full of e-mails back from America. These people are right, we should as The Netherlands shame our eyes out of our heads. If this allegation of Croes is true we must finally get to the bottom of this. And that Minister Croes as far as I’m concerned can be shoepolisher on the square in Oranjestad. Apparently he already knew this is for over 3 years. What a banana republic!

      ?Dear Hero,

      When I heard that remark of Croes, I fell from my chair. This will have to be investigated to the bottom. If it is true, the administrative-rot has come as far as the top of police and justice. It shows that the problems of the Antilles are larger than they themselves can solve. Curacao wants debt relief and autonomy. There can be no question of that at all. First they have to get things in order; administrative, financial, but also justice.

    48. EURobert on December 9th, 2008 6:25 am

      Is it slowly going in the right direction? Now Dutch Parliamentarian Hero Brinkman gets more and more attention.
      Yeah! Shout it out LOUD!

    49. super dave on December 9th, 2008 7:10 am

      sending letters to our politicians would be a waste of time. remember barry said she was just a missing white girl.
      that is your president elect talking!

    50. Dutch Official Hero Brinkman Says Aruban Natalee Holloway Investigators ‘Corrupt as Hell’ | Scared Monkeys on December 9th, 2008 7:39 am

      [...] Rudy Croes’ latest comments regarding Van der Straten, corruption and the fact that the Justice Minister obstructed justice by knowing that there was corruption for 3 years and doing and saying [...]

    51. kitty on December 9th, 2008 9:07 am

      Thanks EuRobert ~

      That was some statement from Hero~… wow…I have deep respect for him. Those last two paragraphs are riveting.

      Perhaps they now can move forward for the Rijks… to go in and investigate the corruption in Aruba ~ in the meantime, everything should be locked up and secured before more evidence is destroyed in the process..

      Can Joran be extradited to Aruba or the Netherlands? From Thailand… Paulas needs to be taken into custody immediately as well as Van der Straaten, etc… (for obstructing justice)… hold them for as long as possible…

      Croes may have a nice retirement plan awaiting for him after all.. in jail ~…

      Truly immensely sad, what the Holloway family has been put through and bearing such a burden all these years, many have not forgotten and are praying for you all… to have the truth and resolve… there are no words to say to this family… many of us are just truly sorry for their suffering and loss… not empty words from many people who truly care..

      they now need more than lipservice from The Aruban Government ~ Prayerfully, Hero Brickman and the Netherland Government will keep the pressure on to get to the bottom of this… the world is watching ~

      We’ll be praying.
      God Bless.

    52. Richard on December 9th, 2008 10:09 am

      As I said in another thread, it’s still not certain that Hero Brinkman is going to do more in this matter than try to grab headlines. Let’s all do what we can to give him our support in following through with this … AND in demanding that our OWN government take appropriate actions toward Aruba.

    53. kitty on December 9th, 2008 11:59 am

      The Gvn’t officials/Netherlands,U.S.~ they as well Hero Brickman all have our support in Prayer, that goes without saying, not to mention the Holloway family, may God enable them to resolve this matter.

      If there are links/emails that can be sent, please inform us how.
      Thank you.

    54. misskatie on December 9th, 2008 12:38 pm

      Sharon Chicago on December 8th, 2008 11:21


      I think there is a big leak in that island boat of theirs…. and it is only a matter of time
      when the sides cave in and they all drown in a sea of lies!

      Watch and listen …one by one…they are starting now to incrimate themselves…

      Tic toc tic toc is right!!!!

    55. misskatie on December 9th, 2008 12:40 pm

      i DO WISH THAT THIS LATEST EVENT WILL Make them realize theires a need of for making this right with natalee and her family

    56. misskatie on December 9th, 2008 12:41 pm

      my typing skills need to be brushed up …..

    57. meemee on December 9th, 2008 4:09 pm

      i wish this poor girl and her family had closure, is there not one person in aruba who has any decency about them. karma will happen. look at oj , justice finally. boycott aruba. justice for natalee

    58. Richard on December 9th, 2008 4:40 pm

      Just to get the ball rolling, today I sent this e-mail to Hero Brinkman, with copies to Aruba Tourism Authority in Aruba and the Netherlands.

      He’ll probably bust a gut laughing over it, if he sees it at all, but at least I hope he appreciates the allusions to Dutch history.

      Anyone who doesn’t know Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture” can find it on YouTube. I recommend the performances conducted by Herbert von Karajan, and by Sir Georg Solti.

      The e-mail follows:

      I am an American who since May 2005 has followed the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and the subsequent Aruban cover-up. One can expect nothing more of Aruba than lies, distortions, and evasions; but I am filled with disgust at my own government’s refusal to take what measures it could and at the apparent willingness of the Dutch to avert their eyes.

      In 1843 came the world premiere of Richard Wagner’s opera “The Flying Dutchman,” about a figure doomed to sail about the world until Judgment Day. Were Wagner alive today, he would perhaps compose a similar work, “The Lying Dutchman,” dedicated to one Joran van der Sloot.

      Or perhaps Wagner’s new title would be in the plural. After all, the liars on Aruba are many, and range from members of Joran’s family up to elements of Aruba’s government and law enforcement.

      Now you have drawn attention to the statements of an Aruban figure who says that he has known for years about the cover-up, but chose to remain silent. I applaud your efforts to induce the Dutch Parliament to take action against the corruption that is seen to prevail on Aruba and elsewhere in the Netherlands Antilles.

      If I may again invoke Dutch history, allow me to refer to Lamoral, the Count of Egmont, who sought to limit the power of the Inquisition in the 16th century, when the Netherlands was under Spanish control. For his efforts, he was imprisoned and hanged for treason; yet his stoic endurance helped stimulate William of Orange to lead the fight against tyranny that ultimately resulted in Dutch independence.

      His efforts also, of course, induced the creation of Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture,” composed, according to one source, in admiration of “the sacrifice of a man condemned to death by having taken a strong stand against oppression.” Indeed, in Goethe’s play, Egmont was portrayed as a martyr for freedom of thought.

      In the Netherlands these days, for the most part, martyrdom for those who resist oppression is not a common fate. Whether that can be said of Aruba is a different issue.

      But it is perhaps not an overstatement to draw a comparison here to the oppression of the Aruban cover-up, in which the government has since day one thwarted the desire of an American family to know their daughter’s fate. All people of good will must hope that you will remain dedicated to seeking the truth and demanding justice; if you persist in doing so, your glory will not be posthumous.

      For some time, I have urged Americans to boycott Aruba, in the belief that this is the strongest tool we have. I continue to work with others to promote this goal; our motto is, “No justice for Natalee … no tourists for Aruba.” We will continue in this conviction.

      Your ability to influence events, however, outweighs ours. I stand ready to help in any way that I can, and hope that your willingness to raise your voice on Natalee’s behalf will remain undiminished. I, for my part, shall do what I can to persuade our incoming government that its primary obligation is to defend the well-being of the American people. In the case of Aruba, the best tool we have is to avoid it. Thank you for your attention.

    59. Bertie on December 9th, 2008 5:07 pm

      My O my! Are things beginning to unravel a bit? It certainly seems there is a good possibility. Perhaps we will see the domino effect as well. One fall, they all fall. I hope for justice for Beth & Dave. Justice for Natalee!!

    60. ARUBA: Has The Netherlands Really Done Everything “REASONABLE” to Solve the Natalee Holloway Case? | Scared Monkeys on February 14th, 2009 12:33 pm

      [...] December of last year that Croes accused the former chief of police Jan van der Straaten of having blown the investigation in the first ten days.  He did this in consideration of his friendship with Paul van der Sloot, [...]

    61. bloodhound on February 22nd, 2009 5:36 am

      check out the girls in this photograph, natalee in picture? nobody knows,so far nobody I’ve contacted has responded including fox’s like nobody is soppose to find her,if anybody out there can enlarge and clarify the picture please please do so.these women in this picture are in all likelyhood hostages and men with credit cards are paying the kidnappers money so they can sexually asault the victim and then leave the hostage in the hands of the kiddnapers so others can assault them too.anyway here the place the photogragh can be found just cut and paste in the address bar

    62. bloodhound on February 22nd, 2009 5:46 am

      also here’s another picture which I ‘ve not recieved any feedback on.the girl sure looks like natalee,but could use another opinion,just because see’s smiling in the picture anything and the she probably didn’t know that it was going to be used to sell her on craigslist,evan the ad itself was probably written up by kiddnappers,o.k here’s the address

    63. Davy Crocket on October 20th, 2009 9:04 pm

      Joran van der Sloot and brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe think they got away with it. They are either guilty of murder or slavery, either way they should get what is coming to them. Natalee must not be forgotten. It is time for all Americans to go hunting weasles

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