Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Police arrests Two Terrorist-Suspects

The Dutch police has arrested two men of respectively 20 and 34 years from Zoetermeer. They are suspected of preparing a jihadist attack. The 20 year old has Dutch nationality but the family is originally from Iraq. The 34 year old apparently has the Iranian nationality. From Zoetermeer in the past various jihadists traveled to Syria and have returned from there.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Police Unions Exposes Major Weaknesses to Minister

The police unions have made a presentation to the Minister of Justice, Ferd Grapperhaus. They said that the police apparatus is exhausted and is unable to deal with all complaints due to bieng under staffed. It is also unable to cope with all severe criminality. The problem results from the previous government under Prime Minister Rutte, when the number of police officers declined

Thursday, November 21, 2019

35% of Dutchmen Are Afraid To Fly

Thirty five percent of Dutchmen are afraid to fly of which 22% of them refuse to fly under any circumstances. The remainder are willing to fly if there is no other solution and travel under duress.  In addition to the 35%, another 10% do not avoid flying but dread it.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Researcher: Amsterdam Municipality co-responsible for Deportation of 36,000 Jews during the Holocaust

Researcher Lion Tokkie has published results of his research which he started in 2010. He discovered that a department of the Amsterdam municipality was the main force in sending unemployed Jews to labour camps. The Germans played no role in this. From the labour camps the Jews were sent via the Dutch transit camp to Westerbork to Eastern Europe, where almost all were murdered. Tokkie concludes that the Amsterdam municipality is co-responsible for the final deportation of 36,000 Jewish men women and children. It has also been found that in 1937 the Dutch authorities had given a secret instruction that Dutch bureaucrats should collaborate with measures of a possiblel occupier.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Pakistani jailed for 10 years for plotting terror attack on Geert Wilders

A Pakistani who posted a video on facebook threatening to send Dutch anti-Islam politician to hell has been jailed for 10 years.  Twenty seven year old Junaid I, traveled to the Netherlands in August last year after Wilders announced a competition for the cartoon of Prophet Mohammed.  In the video, Junaid pledged to do everything in his power to stop the “dog” Wilders. The judges said that the suspect wanted to carry an attack in one of the parliament buildings, the heart of Dutch democracy.

Monday, November 18, 2019

After Murder of Lawyer even more Shortages in Security Police

After the recent murder of Amsterdam lawyer Derk Wiersum many more people will have to be guarded by security police. However, these special Royal and Diplomatic Security Service (DKDB) has 48 vacancies of its 392 official positions. This shortage exists already for many years, but the government doesn’t succeed to solve it.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Earth Movement Companies Will Bring Huge Financial Claim against Government

The manufacturers’ organization, VNO-NCW, has announced that there will be a huge claim against the government because earth moving companies have been prevented from working due to new norms regarding chemicals in the ground.  The organization of earth movers says that the Minister of Building, Stientje van Veldhoven, has not understood how serious the situation is.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Police arrest Salafist preacher suspected of supporting ISIS

Last week, Salafist preacher Fouad el B, aka Abou Hafs was arrested along with five others.  He is suspected of having transferred money between 2013 and 2014 to ISIS fighters in Syria or related people. The money at least 200 000 Euro was collected in the Netherlands.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Ministry’s Report about Killing 70 Iraqi Civilians can’t be found

Minister of Defense, Ank Bijleveld, had promised parliament last week to  give a detailed report about the killing of 70 Iraqi civilians by a Dutch bombardment in 2015. Her predecessor Jeanine Hennis had falsely informed parliament at the time that there were no civil casualties. In the mean time it seems that the Ministry of Defense can’t find the detailed report about the killings and the minister can’t supply the information promised.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Flying expert: airport crash 27 years ago was pilot’s fault

Dutch flying expert, Harry Horlings says that the crash of a Martin airplane in Faro, Portugal in 1992 was due to a series of mistakes of the pilot.   He assists victims and family members to prepare a court case and accuses the French and German experts who wrote the official report on the crash of covering up pilot error.  

Monday, November 11, 2019

Pilot by Mistake creates Chaos at Amsterdam Airport

A pilot was explaining to a trainee a number of matters in a plane and entered the plane’s “hostage alert” code. After the alarm all passengers of the plane and many passengers in the terminal were evacuated. Passengers at the airport reported panic and screaming while armed police ran around.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Drug Use in the Netherlands at record high

The amount of chemical drug waste dumpings has increased by 42% during 2018.  There were almost 300 such dumpings versus slightly over 200 in 2017.  It is clear that drug use in the Netherlands has reached record highs. In 2018, use of cocaine, ecstasy, and amfetamines were two to three times more than in 2005.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Collection of Waste Is Inefficient

The Central Planning Bureau (CPB) says that recycling goes up in the Netherlands but often the costs exceed the benefits.  Quality of the recycling can increase as communities focus on quantity instead of quality. The CPB mentions a number of additional problems.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Ministry of Defense: We have misinformed Parliament

The Ministry of Defense now recognizes that during the war against ISIS in 2015 Dutch F-16 planes have killed tens of civilians in Iraq. Seventy civilians died in Hawija and four in Mosul. The ministry admits that in 2015 the then minister Jeanine Hennis falsely informed the parliament about this when she said that there were no civilian casualties form the Dutch bombing in Iraq. It seems that the minister knew at the time that the information provided was not correct.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Military Police refuses to protect Judges and Prosecutors

Since the murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum, 20 to 30 people get special police protection. This includes judges and prosecutors. It creates major pressure on the police. The military police refuses to make people available for this purpose. They say that it has already too much work in guarding mosques, synagogues, parliament and the Amsterdam airport.