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The Return of Pete Hoekstra to Holland

by Oui Fri Dec 22nd, 2017 at 10:41:55 PM EST

Martin you beat me to it.

Of course his appointment was announced many months ago. His alt-right extremist statements were scrutinized at the time.

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Dutch colony in Michigan ... Pete is most likely Dutch Reformed ... the religion of the Dutch slave trade and Apartheid in South Africa.

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Hoekstra already adores the country of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Geert Wilders. Wilders has not participated in any coalition talks to form a new cabinet. Wilders is well represented in Dutch parliament, however he is in a downward trend in the polls. A new generation of the alt-right is pushing forward, easily compared to the German AfD party which has made some gains in recent elections.

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More below the fold ...

California Nonprofit May Have Violated Tax Law By Donating to Anti-Muslim, Far-Right Dutch Candidate | The Intercept |

The David Horowitz Freedom Center , a controversial California-based nonprofit that sponsors virulently anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant campaigns in the U.S., has quietly played a prominent role in financing Dutch far-right nationalist Geert Wilders’s People’s Party for Freedom (PVV). The PVV’s platform calls for an end to Muslim immigration and the closing down of mosques and Islamic schools in the Netherlands — and polls suggest it may win the largest number of seats in the Netherland’s parliamentary elections this month.

By providing grants to the PVV, the Freedom Center, which operates as aa 501(c)3 nonprofit, may have violated IRS tax rules that prohibit tax-exempt charitable groups from funding overt political campaign activity.

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Former IRS tax officials who spoke to The Intercept also note that the Freedom Center failed to disclose the grants to Wilders’s political party in its annual tax return, another potential violation of the law. Nonprofit groups’ tax returns are public documents.

Records posted by the Dutch interior ministry show that in 2014 and 2015 the Freedom Center provided multiple donations totaling 126,354 euros — approximately $134,000 — to the “Stichting Vrienden van de PVV,” or the Friends of the PVV Foundation, the fundraising arm of the party.

Yes indeed, American "collusion" in Dutch democracy. Fortunately Holland was liberated by Canadian, Polish and Russian fighters in May 1945. ;-)

A blast from the past so sordid that the word sordid is the sum of this figure from my youth.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Dec 23rd, 2017 at 03:39:28 PM EST
It's an honor ...

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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Dec 24th, 2017 at 12:43:13 AM EST
Hoekstra Can Learn Dutch Moral and Human Values

From Holland, Michigan - founder of Tea Party - against gay rights - opposes women's rights - loves Geert Wilders and his stance on immigration and Islamophobia. A representative of the other half of America ... not our moral compass as we live by in "Old Europe".

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American Freedom Alliance: Pete Hoekstra and Geert Wilders

In anticipation perhaps of a new U.S. ambassador to The Hague, the Dutch have moved the embassy out of the city center for security reasons to a lovely pasture surrounded by sport fields and across the from the parks where the Dutch Royal family will soon live. Not much of the embassy building can be seen from the outside as the main levels are subterrain in bunker facility. A wise decision. Well, at least it's a green construction for sustainability. The building is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and is targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification.

Peter Hoekstra  [1953] - Exploring Dutch Heritage

Hoekstra has been honored by a number of organizations for his work in the U. S. Congress. In 2004 he received the U. S. Chamber of Commerce "Spirit of Enterprise" award. Also in 2004, Americans for Tax Reform, awarded him the "Hero of the Taxpayer" award. Earlier, in 2003, Citizens against Government Waste awarded him the "Tax Payer Super Hero" award. And in the year 2000 Habitat for Humanity named him "Public Official of the Year".

I guess the Dutch got a worse deal in the past ...

Obama nominates bundler Timothy M. Broas

To be the U.S. ambassador to a foreign country, it's not necessary to speak the native language or even to have visited the place. Like many presidents before him, President Obama has nominated numerous major campaign fundraisers and political allies to represent the United States overseas.

In fact, in his second term in the White House, Obama has nominated 23 so-called bundlers for plum diplomatic posts. This  map from the Center for Public Integrity shows where these well-connected figures are headed.

Paul L. Bremer III was U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands from 1983-1986. Bremer had served under Henry Kissinger and Alexander Haig in the Reagan administration. He was known as a security and terrorism expert (counterterrorism). He callled Iran a nation funding and supporting terrorists across the globe. Bremer must have loved the Iraq of Saddam Hussein, just as Donald Rumsfeld and CIA's support for intelligence. Use of poisonous gas in attack on Halabja.

Former Amb.  to the Netherlands Paul Bremer security analyst ran CPA office in Baghdad, Iraq

The former diplomat published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, titled, "Only America Can Prevent a Disaster in Iraq." In the opinion piece, Bremer criticized President Barack Obama for his 2011 withdrawal from Iraq, saying that the U.S. lost considerable political influence over Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and left behind an unprepared Iraqi military.

"Only the Americans can help the Iraqis broker across these sectarian and ethnic lines," he said on MSNBC. "There is nobody else who can do it."

Bremer also spoke out against the potential partition of Iraq into three regions based on ethnic lines, a proposal outlined by then-Sen. Joe Biden in 2006.

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Another diplomat used similar language to describe what he observed: Blackwater guards "behave like Iraq is the Wild West and Iraqis are like `Injuns,' to be treated any way they like," he observed. "They're better-armed and -armored than the military, but they don't have to follow military rules, and that makes them dangerous."

The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) headed by L. Paul ("Jerry") Bremer did much to encourage what some have called a "culture of impunity." In June 2003, Bremer issued CPA General Order No. 17:

    1. Coalition contractors and their sub-contractors, as
    well as their employees not normally resident in Iraq,
    shall not be subject to Iraqi laws or regulations in matters
    relating to the terms and conditions of their contracts
    in relation to the Coalition Forces or the CPA.

Archetypes, Quanta and the new Iran story by geezer in Paris @EuroTrib - Jan. 2007

Betsy De Vos named in Trump's cabinet ...

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Blackwater Erik Prince and his Dutch heritage (Prins) ...

Erik Prince  [1969] - Industrial/Commercial Leader

The Blackwater Corporation and its activities as a contractor for the United States military have been widely discussed in the media during the latter part of the Iraq conflict. The major principal in the Blackwater Corporation is its founder Erik Prince.

Erik Prince and Blackwater Worldwide, currently known as the XE Corporation, have been intertwined since Blackwater was founded by Prince in 1997.

We will conclude the profile with some personal information. Ericks mother remarried following the death of his father. She is now known as Elsa Prince Broekhuizen. One of Prince's sisters, Betsy, is married to Dick DeVos, a son of one of the founders of the Amway Corporation. Dick DeVos ran as a Republican candidate for the governorship in Michigan, but lost to the Democratic candidate in the 2008 election.

Supporting a Trump Presidency ...

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Read my earlier diary on a black renegade project - Intelligency Agency for rendition and torture centra overseas ...

Geheimdienste Amyntor - Victor In Chains

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Dec 26th, 2017 at 03:48:27 PM EST
That Grand River Valley is as big and bad a bunch of Boers as you'd find in South Africa tagging along with Smuts.  I'm convinced the Dutch deliberately exported their crap and cretins to SA and the US to make home a pleasant place (mostly hard core Calvinists intent on living the Reformation for all time).  Looks like we're playing it back.
by rifek on Wed Dec 27th, 2017 at 10:31:30 PM EST

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