Monday, 4 January 2016

SEARCHING FOR MADELEINE

For 4+ years Kate and Gerry McCann have supported the work of Operation Grange, telling their fans and the watching world, progress is being made and they remain hopeful. 

Unfortunately, for the parents as they were the ones who instigated the Review that led to the live investigation, they have had little option to do otherwise.  It was their letter highlighting their plight as parents of a missing child, and their need to find their daughter and published on the front page of the Sun, that set the balls in motion. 

They have this past 9 years blamed Goncalo Amaral and the Portuguese police for the loss of their child.  These 'foreign' police, they implied, lacked the skills and experience of their UK counterparts, and worse, they were blaming the parents because they didn't want a murder in one of their popular tourist resorts.  The Portuguese investigation, according to the McCanns and their supporters was a shambles. 

As Operation Grange winds down, without Madeleine being found or any arrests being made, the McCanns are in the bizarre position of not being able to criticise the British investigation without exposing that they might be on the list of suspects. 

This endlessly intriguing game that is being played out between the police and their prime suspects is truly fascinating.  If it were a game of chess, the parents are now in check, they are surrounded by pawns and knights with Queen Nicola poised and ready to strike. 

From the very beginning, the McCanns and their spokesman, have had to assure their public that they are working in harmony with the British police.  Their primary goal has been to convince the watching world that the British police do not consider them to be suspects.  Effectively, they are repeating their actions in Portugal in 2007, they are telling journalists and anyone interested, that the police are working with them to find an abductor.   They continued to stress their 'good' relationship with the Portuguese police right up until the moment they were made Arguidos.  

That they have been able to maintain the appearance of a harmonious relationship with Operation Grange demonstrates the genius of their PR campaigns.  As I have said before, if there were awards for the dark art of spin, Team McCann would go away loaded.  Sadly for the McCanns, Operation Grange have provided nothing to steer the public's suspicion away from them.  Over 2 years on from the much publicised Crimewatch revelation, the only suspect remaining is a guy who looks exactly like Gerry.    

The idea that the McCanns have lived happily with the investigation this past 4 years is ludicrous.  What sane person, who wanted to remain sane, could happily live with 24/7 interrogation and surveillance for years on end? Unfortunately, in the parents quest to raise further defence funds, Kate's book, she described in great detail their modus operandi.  In order to cover up the fact that the police had brought in the sniffer dogs, Gerry faked a tummy bug.  They had to lie Kate tells us, they had no choice.  In their televised interviews they were telling the world that the police didn't suspect them and they were looking for a live child, even though behind the scenes, they were clearly the prime suspects.  Unfortunately for Kate and Gerry, those of us who have stuck with this case have heard it all before, and indeed, in her book, Kate confirmed what many of us had suspected.  It also explained how they were all able to behave 'normally' at that fateful last supper.  Blacksmith was spot on, Madeleine may well turn out to be longest confession in history. 

No parent who truly believed their child was alive and findable, would accept the closing of a police investigation without protest and anguish.  Especially if they planned to continue the Search themselves.  The loss of Scotland Yard resources would be a bitter pill to swallow.  They have already gone through £4m+ the experience of raising money and wasting money on private detectives, many of whom are now serving prison sentences.  That they want to go down this road again, is astonishing. 

At some point, and I think it may be soon, the public fa├žade of this harmonious relationship between the parents and Operation Grange will crumble.  The seeds are being sewn, with the ever obliging Tracey Kandohla kicking off 2016 with the revelation that Operation Grange employed those well known cads and shysters G4S to assist them on the Madeleine case. 

If anyone imagines I am trying to add to the parents pain, I assure you I get no pleasure from this at all.  If I attempt to put myself in their shoes, I know I would crumble within seconds.  The loss of a child would have taken me out in Act One, and I think that probably applies to most of us.  The idea of living a pretend life would frighten the bejesus out of me.  I feel a genuine sadness for people who have to pretend to be something they are not.  I do not think there could be any crueller prison. 

Even if the parents are never charged, and even if they are completely without conscience, they must live with that never ending suspicion.  For people like Kate and Gerry, who have high aspirations, a clean slate is essential.  They crave high office and public admiration, Gerry's wider agenda had their futures mapped out.  All their dreams are dependent on the public accepting they had nothing to do with their daughter's disappearance.  That their dreams cannot come to fruition because of this cloud that hangs over them must gnaw at them daily.  Indeed, this case is littered with headlines about the McCanns anger and rage, and several firms of specialised lawyers have been profitably engaged this last 9 years taking out their critics and guarding them online. 

It is the McCannns need to destroy others that irks me.  They blame everyone but themselves.  In the case of genuinely grieving parents, they blame themselves first and foremost.  They torment themselves with the minutiae of what they could have done differently.  Even when the perpetrator is found and proven guilty, those tortured parents continue to blame themselves. 

As remarkable as it is that the McCanns forgave themselves within 48 hours, their tactics of blaming other people is unforgiveable, in fact it is malicious and very cruel.  Their vendetta against the former detective Goncalo Amaral is among their greatest crimes in their efforts to portray themselves as victims.  There was no baddy in the form of an abductor, so they chose the detective who was hot on their tails.  When they wanted to destroy their enemies online, they chose Brenda Leyland, arguably the weakest among the opposition, but they wanted her shamed, not dead.  Oops. 

Unfortunately, if your motivation is wicked, it follows through to your actions, and the conclusions usually equal Karma.  They wanted to teach their critics a lesson, but the frightening lesson that came across was how sinister and dangerous it is to allow former suspects in a horrific crime to have such a powerful influence on the Mainstream Media.  This particular publicity stunt backfired spectacularly, the public began to ask 'who are these people?'. 

Despite all the conspiracy theories and myths, they are just normal people, well people with exceptionally high aspirations, but normal nevertheless.  There was nothing particularly outstanding about either of them, there have been no testimonials from their patients, colleagues or friends since Kate and Gerry deemed 'Team McCann' uncool, and blamed it on Justine McGuinness. 

We are observing a table of accomplished poker players watching to see who will be the first to reveal their hand.  Without any doubt whatsoever the McCanns have been preparing for their Defence this past 9 years.  They probably have a garage full of whiteboards with plans A through to Z together with additions and amendments.  Team McCann may have been a bit naff, but the addition of a number is usually pretty safe. My money is on Tapas 2 with an each way bet on Tapas 6. 



Happy New Year Everyone!


   

43 comments:

  1. Spot on Cristobell! Happy New Year to you.

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  2. Amazing that nobody on the forums has yet picked up on the inclusion of two "digital media assessors" among the bodies supplied to SY by G4S. I thought the implications most interesting indeed.

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    1. Well they certainly needed some photoshop experts on the team with all those 'dodgy' photos about. Agreed - interesting indeed.

      Regards, Andrew

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    2. @ 15.35 Can you be a bit more explicit please. How do you know this.

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  3. Another McArticle that reeks of desperation from Team McCann. They are clearly feeling very nervous and so they should.

    Regards, Andrew

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  4. Excellent Cristobell.

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  5. You said:
    '' The loss of a child would have taken me out in Act One, and I think that probably applies to most of us''
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    ''They blame everyone but themselves. In the case of genuinely grieving parents, they blame themselves first and foremost. They torment themselves with the minutiae of what they could have done differently. Even when the perpetrator is found and proven guilty, those tortured parents continue to blame themselves.''

    And now matter where you go with this case, what you believe. It comes back to their behaviour. And it has to be said the McCanns, like their children for four nights are ALONE. Unlike me, you and any other parent\person, suffering such a loss.

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    1. What are you trying to put over here. It really doesn't make any sense to me. I'm seriously struggling to understand what you are getting at. Very odd.

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    2. I'm with you 18.51. A load of contradictory gobbledygook.

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    3. Ah, I see. So pretending to support a police investigation and not criticising same prevents exposure as possible suspects. How does that work then? Absolute stilted nonsense the lot if it.

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    4. It has worked very well for 4+ years 00:35! In the MSM the McCanns remain 'not' suspects, however, it is a very different story online.

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  6. I don't understand the post 17.50 either... No context. Who is ALONE four nights? You mean the children when they were in PdL? They are suffering a loss because they were alone when Madeleine was 'abducted'? Please do explain more clearly, @ 17.50

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  7. Do you know Ros, you really write some rubbish at times - and this is probably your masterpiece of misinformation.

    The whole post is littered with your imagination running riot and writing things that you believe your "readers" want to hear.

    You compare the relationship between Operation Grange and the Mccanns as an "intriguing game", a "game of chess", a "table of accomplished poker players" and you are laying odds!!!! You have no evidence of this whatsoever - you have made it up.

    It is an investigation into the disappearance of a missing child - it is not some soap opera for your amusement.

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    1. Not imagination 01:41, applied common sense. Living under an investigation must be like moving the IRS into your spare bedroom. A living hell.

      I have been watching this 'game' for almost 9 years 01:41, ergo there is a lot of empirical evidence to support what I say. Kate, in her book 'Madeleine' told us about the game she and Gerry played out for the cameras while the police searched their villa and belongings. I didn't make it up!

      If this case were not intriguing, most of us wouldn't be here 01:41, and do not forget, it is those who launched the most the incredible story ever told, who are responsible for the attention it receives now.

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    2. Rosbell tends to get carried away 01:41.Best just to humor her.

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    3. It's a 'game alright. Trouble is, it's one of those 'fixed ' games where the outcome is decided before actual play. The outcome in this case is an outright win for the TM.

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    4. Yes sadly to say I totally agree with you.

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  8. I got to watch the film 'A Cry in the Dark' over Christmas once more. I would recommend you and all your readers to watch this film - it gives a fascinating insight into how people can become consumed by their efforts in trying to determine the guilt or innocence of someone they don't even know

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    1. So I presume D.C.I.'s know their Criminals very well.

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    2. Just watch the film and you will know exactly what I mean.

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  9. I don't believe a dingo took that baby. No way.

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  10. I don't think that the Azaria Chamberlain mystery will ever be satisfactorily resolved.

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    1. "I don't think that the Azaria Chamberlain mystery will ever be satisfactorily resolved."

      What do you mean?

      The findings of the final coroner's inquest were released on 12 June 2012 found that:

      i) Azaria Chamberlain died at Uluru, then known as Ayers Rock, on 17 August 1980.
      ii) The cause of her death was as the result of being attacked and taken by a dingo.

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    2. I meant solved with a conclusion to which everyone agrees. It is clear that the coroner's verdict does not come into that category.

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    3. Those dingos are vicious, determined, and very strong. There have been many attacks on humans since 1980, on kids and even adults, resulting in deaths. A dingo would have no trouble dragging off a baby.

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  11. How could the case be solved 'through forensics' without a body? And since when do dingoes know how to undress a baby. The human intervention in this is chrystal clear.

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    1. Since the remains of the child's matinee jacket was found close to a number of dingo lairs 4 years after her death, I presume that we can assume that dingoes can remove children's clothing.

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    2. And humans are of course unable to place the matinee jacket close to those lairs...Yep, silly me of course no one could have done just that in order to blame the dingo...

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    3. My, now you are showing your ignorance.

      A British hiker fell to his death in the remote area that the child's matinee jacket was found four years after the child's death. Because of the vast size of the rock and the scrubby nature of the surrounding terrain, it was eight days before the hiker's remains were discovered, lying below the bluff where he had lost his footing and in an area full of dingo lairs. When police searched the area, looking for missing bones that might have been carried off by dingoes, they discovered the jacket.

      Doesn't sound like the kind of place that you would place something that you wanted to be found.

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    4. No, it doesn't sound like a nice place at all. But then again, you wouldn't place it in a 'nice' suburb far from dingo population if you wanted to maintain the claim "the dingo took the baby", would you?
      Somehow the jacket ended up right there close to the lairs, and unless it was ripped and/or had dingo saliva on it, one must conclude it was put there by a human. As I understand it, there were no teeth marks - nothing from a dingo to be found.

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    5. So what is your theory? Mr Chamberlain waited for years until someone went missing in the Ayers rock region, then trekked out there, discovered the body of the hiker by himself and planted the jacket for the aboriginal trackers to find, before the aboriginal trackers had themselves discovered the body? Are you deluded?

      Regarding dingo bites and how they attack, I suggest you read up on them.

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    6. And I suggest you read up on the death of the British hiker. I just did. Very interesting. His name is David Brett.

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  12. "I don't believe a dingo took that baby. No way."

    "I don't believe an abductor took that child. No way."

    Dingoes have killed children. Paedophiles live in Praia da Luz

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    1. Actually non human hairs WERE found by the Forensics Team in apartment 5a. That dingo could still be presented as a defence yet!

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    2. Andrew, the film is on youtube:-).

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  14. Paedophiles live everywhere, they have since the beginning of time 17:47, but they very rarely, if ever, steal well cared for middle class English kids on their holidays. They don't need to, there are enough kids discarded and living in poverty they can target with little risk to themselves.

    Given the statistics, and the fact that no abductor has been found in 9 years, the paedophile gang theory is the least likely reason for Madeleine's disappearance.

    Three toddlers, under the age of 4, left alone in a holiday apartment - what do you think the chances of an accident might be? Everyone does risk assessments these days, so give it a try.

    The chances of stranger abduction btw, are less than winning the lottery.

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    1. Bravo! They truly live everywhere. But as Christobell says, stranger abductions are extremely rare. And when they do occur, there usually is some trace, something - ANYTHING - left behind. Not like in the McCann case where there is absolutely NOTHiNG that points to an abduction.
      As for little baby Azaria being abducted by a dingo, well there might be slightly higher probability than in stranger-abduction- Maddie case. But really,no culprit no body how can anyone determine what happened...?

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    2. 'The chances of stranger abduction btw, are less than winning the lottery."

      Strange analogy. In 2014 in the US, there were approximately 120 child abductions by non-family members. In Portugal, the figure is about 5 each year.In the UK, there were 72 'successful' child abductions by strangers between 2005 and 2011 (375 attempted abductions by strangers) - about 12 each year. You may have more chance of winning the lottery but child abduction by strangers happens.

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  15. Are Ike's followers on here tonight? Never have I read so much rubbish in one place.
    Madeleine was abducted and her family are bereft. Deal with it.
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    1. Really? in that case you should contact the P.J. or N.S.Y. with your evidence of abduction. Do you know for fact it was abduction, were you there?

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    2. ..... aye, and one day, Hartlepool United will beat Barcelona 4-0 in the Champions league final.

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  16. Thanks CB for deleting that post. Let my guard slip there, informing where i live and some pratt and an absolute loon on my case like Tony. Cheers.. Hope all is well and the loons like the jatkn club and tony, along with the Mcs get it. All going down and cant wait.

    Regards, Andrew.

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