In the files should be a lot about me. But I now know the interrogation outside the 97the General Army Hospital in Frankfurt around 1983, was probably unofficial and so would not be in the CIA or intelligence files. But the lawsuit against captain Rust which started in 1987, must be known, or deleted. When I entered the USA in New York, I was questioned for half an hour and the plain had to wait on order from the CIA! So I was told then. Next in 1987 Baker Brothers from Stoughton near Boston sued Al Rust and the intelligence department. That must be in the files also. He was found guilty when not able from jail (!) to prove his case. he was fired and that must leave tracks. He also had to pay damages, which also leave tracks.
He then moved to Harlingen Texas, where they got some help from his wives family. He survived and got (on purpose) next to a person unknown at some big diner or convention. That could have been former Ambassador Paul Bremer, or someone who at last listened to his unbelievable story. This must have been just 1996. I was at that time member of the Dutch club ‘De Groote Industrieele Club’ in Amsterdam. I had a talk with somebody from Dutch intelligence first, who kept silent about the fact he was from intelligence first. Later he asked a lot of questions, and found out I knew nothing at all about amnesia and my children being from rapist. He told me that he was in disagreement with his boss at the BVD then. The Dutch CIA.
Again later, I was asked to come for a special party on the 14th of June 1996 at 18.00 hours, and was astonished to meet with Ambassador Paul Bremer. I didn’t know he was a member, and I think he was not, but it was all arranged to make an secret interrogation possible. He asked questions about Al Rust, to make sure if Al had not warned me after Al and intelligence in 1983 found out about my amnesia and betrayal from the scrupulous Dutch government. No he did not warn me, and Paul Bremer also learned I didn’t know anything about it. Also that I lost a lot of what he asked me, so he knew I had amnesia.
That made it possible to help Al Rust with a secret operation which Al Rust was granted to lead. Al had secretly kept a copy of the secret file about me when in Frankfurt. He knew I was unaware of all this betrayal. So he could prove his innocence, but needed someone to get the document. He was the only one knowing where to find it. With help form some intelligence man from the German ambassy, they easily got the document and Al Rust reopened his lawsuit and proved his case. The judges were able to read the secret documents, and the documents were destroyed afterwards. As they were secret Dutch crimes against innocent unaware citizens. Even Dutch crimes against there own citizens are still a secret! Unbelievable, but true. Dutch upside-down thinking!
So now they had a problem. When this story came out in the open, Paul Bremer would have acted against the Dutch law. The Dutch law makes all files from the secret service BVD, now AIVD only visible to the USA for investigations to do business or not. Maybe a bit more. The same problem faced Al Rust. He was not able to help me against the crimes from the Dutch government itself. I think however that is wrong. With crimes against people from the Netherlands, of course all secret files are null and void. And specially when an USA citizen has to prove his innocence. The coward Dutch were very wrong and in fact scrupulous! In the end, the Dutch people will decide what is wrong or not. In my eyes and most Dutch people former Ambassador Paul Bremer did the right thing. He helped Al Rust prove his case. He is a hero! I will make sure he will get a medal for this from the Dutch people, not the government, maybe the Queen. As will Al Rust. This story must be told before the Dutch try to do something stupid. They must get rid of me somehow, and I expect a last panic move from them.
Hans Smedema B. Sc. Copyright 2007 Hans Smedema, Drachten, Netherlands.