As we know from the infamous Sun video, these highly trained EVRD dogs alerted to the scent of blood and cadaver in the McCann's apartment, to their belongings and to car they hired 3 weeks after Madeleine disappeared. No-where else. The boot of the hire car was seen left open overnight and the foul smell explained away with stories of rotting meat, babies nappies and trips to the local dump.
The McCanns did not react to the video of the dogs alerting in the way we would expect parents of a missing child to react. For most of us, our first thoughts would be terror that our child may have come to harm. Both Kate and Gerry immediately went on to the defence, in a 'you can't prove nuffink' stance that seemed to bring an end to communications between the PJ and themselves.
Since then, they have been searching for ways and means in which to discredit the dogs and vicariously, their handler. Had it not been for the fact that Martin Grime is far too highly respected among experts worldwide, I am sure they would have gone all out to destroy his career too.
It seems even with a publicity campaign as well funded and resourced as the search for Madeleine, they have not yet been able to come up with a credible reason as to why those specialist dogs only alerted to the parents' possessions?
I have attempted to read and understand some of the longwinded, anonymous diatribes explaining how these highly trained, in demand, £90k per job, dogs can't tell the difference between a crime scene and a café serving pork chops, but they haven't impressed me much.
And in response to a post this morning, I have no problem with contributors putting forward arguments and explanations as to why we should discard the alerts of the dogs. They were enough to 'end' the search for Madeleine and to make the parents arguidos. They were a turning point in the investigation of this case, and might well be a turning point in any future trial.
I am not interested in reams of rubbish about the tragic Jersey case and coconuts, nor playground insults, but I like to keep an open mind, if there is a credible reason for the dogs alerting, I'd love to hear it!
I know the alerts of the dogs are a sensitive subject for the McCanns, and believe me I take no pleasure in highlighting it, but once again, in order to save their own skins, they are out to hurt and destroy the reputations of others. That is just not cricket, but it is all part of the blame everyone else mentality that kicked in on 3rd May 2007. The McCanns have no credible reason as to why the dogs alerted to the smells of blood and cadaver, ergo they have to discredit the dogs and those who trained them.
The only other option would be that the Portuguese police were trying to frame the parents. 'I was set up m'lud'. This however would involve a plan more elaborate than that drawn up for the allied invasion of the Normandy beaches. It would involve the distinct smells being obtained (from where?) and strategically planted Mission Impossible style in numerous places and on numerous objects associated with the McCanns without their knowledge.
And for what reason? Why would the Portuguese police want to blame the parents and leave a dangerous child predator on the loose in the Algarve? What of their own children's safety? Those police were looking for a small, vulnerable child, I simply do not believe that any one of them would have abandoned their duty or responsibility towards her for a long lunch or an afternoon off. Who could even think that way?
The McCanns do actually believe the whole world is out to get them. And worryingly, they were able to draw the entire British establishment into their strange paranoid delusion. The UK's dim witted sofa queens and racist journalists gleefully supported the two arguidos against the entire Portuguese Judiciary. They chose to believe the word of two parents who left their very young children alone for the evening to go out to dinner with their friends, over the word of a foreign police force!
|As the dogs Sandra|