Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Van der sloot's Heavy Battery

Are the Wever's right in assailing the media? Are we really listening to what some say when it appears they blame the media and not the Prosecutor?

The collateral damage may in fact be coming from the Van der sloots via their army of lawyers who it is becoming clear do not get paid by the Van der sloots. Stories and lies from the van der sloots as they rewrite history.

The strategy to "look in other directions" is not borne from investigative curiousity but rather from a defense strategy to attack, blame and continue to assault Natalee.

The Wever's may be talking about the media being led around by lawyers with agenda's rather than really seeing what is going on here.

In August, 2005, Anita Van der sloot told CBS news "hanging Joran won't bring Natalee back, they need to look in other directions."

It didn't sound like she was saying, Joran is innocent, let's find the real guilty parties, it sounded more like, leave us alone and get out of our face. It also sounded like she knew Natalee wasn't coming back.

More curious, after Dompig had said "the 3 are guilty as hell" and was chastised, he blurted out the same comment in the October. "We need to look in other directions."

Following his recent comments that "he was only doing what his superiors wanted" you can sense there is a concerted effort in Aruba to defend more than just the van der sloots, and defend is the key word as opposed to prosecute. How dare we seek justice, just get out of our face.

But the "look in other direction" strategy has been in place, or the look anywhere but Joran strategy from the first day, the first lie, look at the Holiday Inn and the security guards.

That first night, standing in front of the VDS residence with Joran and the Kalpoe's, the police were told to "look in other directions." Namely the security guards and the Holiday Inn.

And it took them 9 days to figure out they were lying? Or, were the police following the mantra of "look in other directions."

Joe Tacopina, who is not accused of interference, is throwing out all sorts of scenario's to get the media to "look in other directions."

Are the Wever's saying they are collateral damage from anyone not understanding that this is about the Van der sloots? They are pissed because the scapegoat lottery landed on their son?

"Nobody is above the law." Nelson Oduber

Why is it that someone is peddling proof that Joe Tacopina has never been compensated by the Van der sloot family. In fact, none of his lawyers have. He is being paid to threaten, attack and blame. Anyone but the Van der sloots.

"He's only lied 3 times" Thanks for that Joe, and he's only murdered Natalee once. You do it over and over on television every time you show your greasy face.

For a yet undetermined sum someone is willing to prove it. Why is this important? It's often been asked who is pulling the strings in Aruba or rather who is working hard to make sure there is no trial or accountability in Aruba?

Would knowing who is funding the Van der sloots legal representation shed any light on what happened to Natalee?

Maybe not directly, but it may shed light on who helped sabatoge this case.

Fox News has become suddenly old and defensive. Greta Van Susteren yesterday, warned viewers to be wary of bloggers, as they often publicize rumors.

Yes that's true Greta, but you forgot to mention that the blogosphere disseminates rumors and information much faster and with more rigor that you or your network does. Cable news is slow and almost always behind the story. Yet where do think they spend much of their time doing research?

I sensed a little fear, even Fox, like aging rock stars, who become the very people they once rebelled against, seems old and out of touch.

Are the Wever's right about the media? Fox is allowing lawyers to control their own no spin.

Greta's booty sniffing is so phony, she could easily get an interview with him couldn't she? Or does he have a lawyer too?

The whole island of Aruba seems lawyered up, why is that?

The attack mode of the attornies in this case adds to the sadism and cruelty that continues to eminate from Aruba. Why is it we don't

What is Karin Janssen saying by using the words "heavy battery?"

It all leads back to the one person held the longest, the main suspect Joran van der sloot. The strategy from the beginning even before the world knew she was missing was "look in other directions."

Anywhere but the Van der sloots.

"One day, I will explain exactly what happened, but, right now, I don't feel ready to do that."

Joran Van der sloot

Joran van der Sloot: My father doesn't like casinos at all. He doesn't want me playing in casinos at all, either. But I convinced him to come that day to the casino and play that tournament because he... because it was a free tournament. I said, I have the chance... I want you to come with me and you can just play one time and see how it is. So you see, you know, why I go play, too, because it's just a social thing. It's a... it was a fun thing to do.

And yes, so my dad had come with me. And halfway through, he... because my mom at the time was in Holland, halfway through, he had to go back home to my little brother because he was home alone. And I took his place at the poker tournament because I had lost earlier. So I went in and I took his place and I played for him.

And this statement, released last fall by the Prosecutor's office:

ORANJESTAD - The team in charge of the investigation in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway has a strong suspicion that the young lady in question has lost her life as a consequence of a punishable crime committed against her.

Also, the team is of opinion that there are person(s)who have more information that have not given statements to the police. With this communication, the investigative team is asking all persons who can give more information in relation to the case of Natalee Holloway to contact the police. The team guarantees that all persons who call will be able to speak directly to commissioner Dompig and will remain anonymous.

“JANSSEN: The father has spoken with those three suspects and he said he gave them some legal advice, but I think the advices was going further than that. They spoke about the situation that when there is no body, you don‘t have a case and that was already in the first day after the disappearance. And secondly, the father and the mother have asked a friend of Joran, the suspect, the minor suspect, to come to their home to tell them what he has explained to the police. That is, well, I can say, was an obstruction of the investigation.

Paulus van der Sloot: Together with the fact that I alledgedly instructed the boys, Deepak, Satish and Joran what they should do, say or do, in case of a possible apprehension. And indeed, I have, when I foresaw that they could go from witness to suspect, explained them the procedure with the intention that they will not panic. But also that was enough for the prosecutors office to suspect me of complicity.
__Translation of

KOCK: Yes — let's say, not that it was a meeting, no. I mean, these are friends that visited the house of Joran and the father, so it wasn't like a meeting was arranged and they just came for that meeting. They just were there, spoke with the father, like also happened before May 30.

Now if you're innocent, white and Dutch in Aruba, would you be afraid of being framed? Would you try to eliminate yourself from suspicion and let the police search your house? Would you lie over and over again? Would you be able to have a corroborated story after one year? Would you be afraid of the police?

And if you were white, Dutch and innocent in Aruba, would you hire Joe Tacopina?

Les Levine, Tacopina's PI said tonight that Deepak picked up Joran, Julia Renfro said Satish picked him up. Mr. Levine said he's been on the case for 6 months.

6 months? Maybe we do need to see those Tacopina bank statements after all?