Dutch Princess Mabel pro peace?

This is a video from a Dutch 2003 TV program, about Princess Mabel’s relationship to gangster Klaas Bruimsma. She also vandalized her Wikipedia entry.

From GPD news agency in the Netherlands:

Princess Mabel [of the Netherlands] will serve as the first Chief Executive of The Elders, Desmond Tutu, Chair of the Elders, announced on Wednesday. She will oversee the day-to-day operations for the Elders, a group of eminent individuals convened by Nelson Mandela to use their wisdom, independent leadership and experience to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems.

According to daily The Scotsman, the originator of the idea of the Global Elders is not Nelson Mandela, but British millionaire Richard Branson.

In itself, the idea of ex-politicians like in the Global Elders, commenting on the policies of their successors, is not a totally bad idea. Arguably, ex politicians often have better ideas than when they still were in office: Jimmy Carter (one of the Elders), Colin Powell

However, having the day-to-day operations for the Elders in the hands of Princess Mabel is a bad idea.

The GPD article continues on Mabel:

She founded and was the executive director from 1993 through 1997 of the European Action Council for Peace in the Balkans, a West-European non-governmental organization dedicated to establishing peace, democracy and stability in the Balkans.

Mabel Wisse Smit, as she was known then, worked ‘for peace and democracy’ in the Balkans jointly with well-known militarist, anti democrat, and supporter of apartheid in South Africa, Margaret Thatcher. The “Action” which that “Council” lobbied for, was Western military aggression in Yugoslavia. Mabel’s boyfriend then, before she became a princess by marriage and after Dutch gangster Klaas Bruinsma, was Bosnian politician Sacirbey, jailed for shady financial and arms deals.

Nelson Mandela is well known as an opponent of the Yugoslavia and Iraq wars. It will not work well for him to have Princess Mabel as a filter on his views.

Where millionaires, whether Richard Branson, Mabel’s employer George Soros, or the sponsors of the American Enterprise Institute are involved, critical distance is necessary.

Princes Mabel, ex Dutch secret policewoman: here.

George Soros’ Ex, Brazilian Actress Adriana Ferreyr, Sues for $50 M; Claims Billionaire Hit Her, Didn’t Give Manhattan Apartment: here.

Karadzic and Bosnia: here.

3 thoughts on “Dutch Princess Mabel pro peace?

  1. do 19 apr 2012, 14:24

    ‘Prinses Mabel was BVD-agent’

    AMSTERDAM – Prinses Mabel heeft zeer waarschijnlijk gefungeerd als agent/informateur van de Binnenlandse Veiligheidsdienst (BVD), de voorloper van de AIVD.

    Dat schrijft oud-BVD’er Frits Hoekstra in zijn memoires De Dienst, zo meldt HP/De Tijd.

    Mabel zou voor de BVD hebben gewerkt in de jaren negentig, ten tijde van de onderhandelingen die leidden tot de Akkoorden van Dayton (1995), het vredesverdrag dat een einde maakte aan de Bosnische Oorlog.

    Relatie Bosnische minister

    De huidige echtgenote van prins Friso had destijds een relatie met Mohammed Sacirbey, die als Bosnisch minister van Buitenlandse Zaken een belangrijke rol speelde bij die onderhandelingen.

    In zijn boek schrijft Hoekstra dat Mabel contacten heeft aangeknoopt met Sacirbey op verzoek van de BVD. Volgens Hoekstra ‘was informatie uit de eerste hand over de Bosnische onderhandelingsstrategie internationaal buitengewoon kostbare “handelswaar” in de wereld van de inlichtingendiensten’.

    Onderzoek BVD

    Mabel studeerde politieke wetenschappen aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam en liep stages bij het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken en de Verenigde Naties. Een veiligheidsonderzoek door de BVD is dan een verseiste, waardoor ze al bekend was bij de dienst.



  2. Princess Mabel quits top job at global think-tank The Elders

    Wednesday 09 May 2012

    Princess Mabel has resigned from her job as chief executive of international development think-tank The Elders. Two months ago, her husband prince Friso was caught in an avalanche while skiing and is now in a coma in hospital in London.

    Mabel has been director of the organisation since 2008.

    Chaired by archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights. They were brought together in 2007 by Nelson Mandela.



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