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.
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.
Princes Mabel, ex Dutch secret policewoman: here.
Karadzic and Bosnia: here.
- Dutch Prince Johan Friso dies 18 months after being buried in avalanche (telegraph.co.uk)
- Mabel and the mobster (theage.com.au)