MCCANNS LATEST NEWS 25-04-17
Finally, some news we can make sense of, thank you Martin Brunt.
So the only 4 suspects (non British) investigated by Operation Grange have been ruled out. Though, quite why Portuguese suspects were being investigated by OG remains weird. Scotland Yard do however, have one significant lead left according to Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley. However, just as I was starting to warm to him, he explained how it is quite sensible to assume Madeleine may have been taken by burglars.
The article is padded out with the history of Operation Grange, but then we get possibly the most interesting quote, interesting because it comes directly from the deputy national director of the Policia Judiciaria Pedro do Carmo, who confirms the Portuguese and British investigations are not dependent on each other, he is under no financial or political pressure to wind his investigation up and if the Metropolitan police close their investigation, it doesn't mean they will close theirs. I have to say, if I were a suspect in this case, I would be very worried indeed.
I have just watched the Australian made Madeleine Gone documentary made by Rahni Sadler, a journalist on the other side of the world who believes so implicitly in the innocence of the professional middle class doctors (PLU) that she has made a 10 year documentary to get them back up on their pedestal and their critics in the dock. Beginning with Chief Conspirator Goncalo Amaral. In her little madam bitch voice, she describes the former lead detective of the Portuguese investigation as a conspiracy theorist!
I don't blame Pat Brown one bit for being irate about the way in which she has been edited and portrayed. And I would imagine Professor David Barclay has a good case too. This eminent, highly respected forensic scientist has been cut and edited to make him the expert opinion on the unreliability of cadaver dogs. I am giving him the benefit of the doubt here, because if he has agreed to dismiss the dogs evidence, for another reason, then any respect I had for him is gone.
The snidey Rahni Sadler has clearly twisted everyone's words in this documentary. The cloying sentimentality and supposed 'bafflement' from those too cowardly to say what they really think, is merely an updated version of Emma Loach's 'look at how innocent we are' documentary.
The documentary ends with all the experts saying it is unlikely the mystery will ever be solved. Though Rahni does try to imply that one or more, random predators were preying on young British girls in the PDL area between 2005 and 10. Which does of course beg the question, why have the Portuguese and British Police never followed this up, or indeed allowed it to continue? Why have the people of PDL never been told of this threat within their midst? Or is the threat restricted to British Citizens only - who were also not given any warnings? The explosive claims [this week] (anonymous) that the nannies were given rape alarms and told not to go outside is unsupported by, err, anyone, but she has brought this in to support the idea that PDL is some sort of lawless haven for criminals and perverts.
I doubt any of the participants of Kate and Gerry's latest showcase by a devoted fan, had any idea just how unscrupulously Rahni Sadler was prepared to cut and edit their words to fit any deal she may have made with creepy Clarence. He put out his call for 10 year exclusives last year whilst in Australia, what's to say, Rahni didn't give him a call? They have carefully selected those to interview, probably based on their pro or anti McCann stance. Paul Luckman as usual, has taken on the role of the kindly patriarch, the voice of reason, carefully choosing his words to appease everyone while dripping sympathy and compassion for the parents.
Most of the documentary however is taken up with Mr and Mrs McCann at their nicest, explaining how unfair everyone has been to them, and their delusional ideas of a happy reunion. Those who do not believe them are conspiracy theorists, including the police it would seem. Professor Barclay (why, why, why) assists with other innocent explanations for Madeleine's disappearance. She may have woken up and wondered, been hit by drunk driver, a good reason for her body being removed. Ok PrB, but how do you explain the window? Oh yeh, you did, an intruder will often find an escape route once they have broken in, ie. open w. He skips the part where the only fingerprints on the window were Kate McCanns. PrB is not actually giving very much (that makes sense) away, which is I am presuming he has been badly edited.
Colin Sutton doesn't have much to say, or he robably did, but only a few of his statements were cherry picked to fit the narrative. He follows Professor Barclay, who has just spoken about abduction scenarios and paedophiles in the area, discussing places in which to hide a body. Clumsy but effective.
Kudos to Pat Brown for remaining so calm with Rahni, I would have ripped to her shreds for the patronising alone. She asks Goncalo Amaral about MI5 and the British, Government helping to hide the body. He replies 'I can't answer that', but she goes with it anyway, calling them 'GA's preposterous theories', even though they were clearly her's. You should get a class action going there Pat!