Coalition parties declare war on peace activists

Mr Happy


Coalition parties declare war on peace activists

7 October 2005

AMSTERDAM — MPs of the main government parties want to deal decisively with peace activists who encourage sabotage of military hardware.

Two of the groups in the firing line are 'Onkruit' and 'Radicale Antimilitaristische Actie' (RAMA).

Speaking on behalf of his Christian Democrat (CDA) and Liberal (VVD) colleagues, CDA parliamentarian Roland Kortenhorst said the costs of sabotage should be claimed back to the last cent from the organisations and individuals responsible.

He also said Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should be forced to block websites that encourage criminal damage of military property. His views were backed publicly by Liberal MP Zsolt


MPs of the small government party D66 have not come out publicly in support of a crackdown on the peace activists.

Kortenhorst said he was shocked to find the 'Onkruit' website praising the latest sabotage action. An estimated EUR 900,000 damage was caused when activists let the air out of tires of 480 military vehicles at Majoor Mulderkazerne base in Stroe at the weekend.

"Shivers ran down my spine. This is pure radical rubbish that openly calls for the destruction of equipment that citizens pay tax for," the MP said.
Whilst not actually talking about the fact that peace activists are a bunch of tossers living under the protection of the armed forces it is a big step, in Cloggie terms....


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Not that I have much experience of the Dutch, but from what I've see they have as few laws as possible, but come down on you like a ton o' bricks if you break them. The Police have 113 APC's, and the Konigan Marchuzee (or however its spelt) take no prisoners - or they do, and God help the poor b'stards...

Mr Happy

I was very impressed to get stopped at customs at schipol amsterdam.

In MARCH 2003 I got a speeding fine, I was 'unable' to pay the fine (just passing through, no local bank account or intention of returning to local post office) SEPTEMBER 2004 I get a pull at immigration for a quick 'pay-yer-fine' opportunity.

Can't knock that sort of coordinated system and good on 'em. I was speeding and deserved the fine. A guy in my [Amsterdam] local recently got warned by the police following his D&D/DWI that they had reason to believe he was D&D/DWI again, he would AUTOMATICALLY get a sixty days sentence. Do not stop at go, go straight to jail.

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