Wednesday, 30 December 2009

THE COLOBOMA


http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2009/12/goncalo-amaral-interviewed-by-rita.html
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This is a Translation of an Interview with Goncalo Amaral and brings out one very good point.
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Dr.Amaral makes a reference to Madeleines eye and The Coloboma that has been a distinguishing feature of her appearance since she first disappeared.   Apparently, the McCanns refused to give the Portuguese Police access to Madeleine's medical records.  We find this most unusual but follows the other Acts of the parents in not sharing information.
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It is known that a Coloboma may hide some very serious illness. Goncalo Amaral finds it odd that, if this is the case,  Madeleine's mother Kate, never suggests to any abductor or warns them that Madeline has any health problem or of her need for any regular or other Medication.
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Amaral is even more concerned why the McCanns do not want the case re opened?  Surely if they REALLY wanted to find their child they would do absolutely everything in their power to assist.  Is their negative reaction to such a request a matter of "self preservation" or do they really feel that it would be a useless exercise and do nothing to assist in finding their Daughter?
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Maybe all the speculation about what happened on the evening of 3rd. May 2007 will soon be shown to be the most likely solution.
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Thanks to Ironside for the link.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY LOOMS! ...


....and more publicity and heart wrenching activity from the McCann camp and all its followers.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/8864543

It is reported that the McCanns will be marking yet another "special" day for their Daughter, Madeleine, who disappeared after she was so cruely left alone with her two younger siblings whilst her parents left for an evening of revelry with their friends.

January 2010 will mark the 1000th day since little Maddie went missing.

Why, oh why do these McCanns keep almost "celebrating" these days and expecting the rest of us to do likewise?  We would prefer to celebrate the day that Maddie was found, or they were brought to justice for at least the act of abandoning their children on that fateful evening.   The law has let them off completely whereas others doing a similar act would be encarcerated in one of her Majesty's penal institutions.

According to the first comment this post has received the McCann camp are now apparently establishing "time lines" as to when she will be found.  How absurd it is for them to suggest that a certain time will pass before Maddie is found!!  Unless, of course, someone knows where she is and is going to make the fateful "discovery" at some pre-ordained time and place in the future!  Maybe after they have sold all the merchandise!

Such comments do little to convince Joe Public that the group are less than innocent in the whole charade, which after all, is what it has almost become.
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Monday, 21 December 2009

DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR?



The Mccanns are famous for this power of seeing into the future, in June 2007 Gerald McCann was preparing for a pop concert with Elton John....."it will be sooner than a year" he said. (Source: the Telegraph.)

Did I miss it?  It was certainly intended to be a World shattering event as the link evidences!
http://gazetadigitalmadeleinecase.blogspot.com/2009/12/gerry-mccann-speaking-on-june-3rd-2007.html

Question: How can any parent who claims their child has been abducted not know at any moment she may be found?  How can one even suggest a forthcoming event when the future is so uncertain?  Or did he know something that is not yet public knowledge?

Of course had the child not been left unattended  and open to danger there would not have been any chance of an abduction.  Why did they not use the Mark Warner baby sitting service?  The cost would have only represented a few glasses of wine which they seem to consume quite regularly and with great gusto! 
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Friday, 18 December 2009

McCann CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2009

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New picture of Madeleine as the 'NEW' christmas appeal begins...
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http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Madeleine-McCann-Kate-And-Gerry-McCann-Issue-Christmas-Appeal-For-Help-In-Finding-Daughter/Article/200912315503537?f=rss
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Above courtesy of Ironside
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There are many who think that the McCanns should recognise their own guilt regarding the disappearance of their Daughter and the main reason that she is not with them to share this time, which we all recognise as the special time for all the children in the World.
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Their guilt lies in the undisputed fact that they left Madeleine and their other two very young children, UNATTENDED AND OPEN TO DANGER, whilst they went out with their friends to wine and dine. In other words they were more interested in their own enjoyment than the SAFETY of their offspring.
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Even if Madeleine is found she does not deserve to be returned to her parents, as they are certainly not deserving of her affection after they showed such scant regard for her wellbeing and that of her siblings.
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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

PRAISE FOR AMARAL from McCANN DETECTIVE

Having a ferret around the various articles I found this comment which I find most enlightening and which at the same time contradicts the McCanns opinions of the efforts of Goncalo Amaral to find their Daughter.
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QUOTE: Questioned about the work of the Portuguese authorities, a former private investigator of Kate and Gerry McCann admitted that “Gonçalo Amaral did exactly everything that could be done, and any team trying to investigate Maddies’ disappearance can only hope for a stroke of luck.” UNQUOTE
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Full article available at http://duartelevyen.wordpress.com/
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AN INTERVIEW WITH AMARAL

This link is to the English translation of an interview of Goncalo Amaral by Pedro Sales Dias at the time of the release of his new book, The English Gag. Well worth reading.
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Courtesy of Ironside
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CARNATIONS FOR GERRY

Gerry McCann was presented with a nice bunch of carnations when he and Kate went to Lisbon for the hearing against Goncalo Amaral.
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He accepted them without question - if only he had realised the special significance of such a "gift"!
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Sunday, 13 December 2009

NO COMMENT - CHECK THE VIDEO!!

http://themaddiecasefiles.com/topic5048.html Good Evening BLOGGER...I think you will find this video very interesting.Translation of the commentary is underneath the video, just scroll down.
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Look at Kates bedside table...a photo of Madeleine with a black surround, and black Rosary beads.
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Police also found books that are only available to the police. Who** gave him these books? Tablets were also found tablets that can cause sedation.
**(Blogger added - maybe the policeman who suddenly became rich! Or ????) Courtesy of Ironside

Saturday, 12 December 2009

The HEARING that was not HEARD

Yesterday the Court in Lisbon was to hold the Hearing regarding the ban on Amaral's Book, The Truth of the Lie. Due to the quarantine imposed on Amaral's Lawyer the case has been put back until 12 January 2010. The McCanns will have to wait until then to see if their claim for damages of £1M will be granted.
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The McCanns were in Lisbon for the start of the hearing.
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Courtesy of Ironside
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Wednesday, 9 December 2009

TELL ALL BEFORE YOU DIE!

Today's Daily Express reports that Raymond Hewlett, an admitted paedophile, is still being considered by the ex police officers** working for the McCanns, as being responsible for the demise of Madeleine. ** Dave Edgar and Arthur Crowley, who do not appear to have made one valuable contribution to the effort since being employed over a year ago!
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They say that he fits the description and pock marked person given in the description by Jayne Tanner. But if we remember rightly Ms Tanner could not have seen a pock marked face at the time, and in the gloom, of the night that she states. Also was the pock marked description only presented after Mr Hewlett had been mentioned as a possible suspect through having been in Luz at the time? And whatever happened to the "droopy" moustache? Who is trying to kid who?
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We don't know about other folk - but we think there is a case here of "lets pin the disappearance of Madeleine on this man who has just a short period to live and then we can put the case to bed and release the McCanns of any suspicion"!
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Despite Raymond Hewlett's confessions regarding other incidents in his life, he has strenuously resisted any effort to get a confession from him regarding Madeleine McCann's abduction or disappearance. If he had been involved in Maddie's disappearance, we think that having "cleared his concience" of his other transgressions, he would automatically have mentioned every incident with which he was connected.
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We consider that despite the man's past, and having made his peace with his God, he should be allowed to die with the dignity we all deserve at such a time, rather than being made a skapegoat for parents who are content to leave their young children unattended and open to danger whilst they follow their social activities.
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Sunday, 6 December 2009

FAKED ABDUCTION - Brian JOHNSON

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Yet another book appears on the scene, which from the title, would lead one to consider that the writer has maybe another theory as to the "disappearance" of little Madeleine McCann! Visit the link.
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Can't wait for it to be available.
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Which makes one wonder - why haven't the McCanns penned their life story yet? - It's bound to come!
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Friday, 4 December 2009

McCANNS SILENCE THE BLOGS or TRY!

It seems pretty obvious from the activities of the McCanns legal beagles, Carter Ruck, that they are doing everything in their power to shut down every Blog, Forum and Web Site where there is any discussion to do with the "disappearance" of the McCann's Daughter Madeleine on 3rd May 2007.
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Whilst they may do their best to do so they must realise that as one is closed down, another one will open. Why are the McCanns spending so much of the Find Madeleine Fund on legal expenses which are merely being used to remove speculation or suspicion about possible involvement of themselves in the "disappearance"? And also to attempt to discredit a very experienced Detective in the Portuguese Police and even get his books banned when all he is doing is repeating details of the "evidence" obtained by the PJ during the investigation into Maddies "disappearance"? Can the McCanns get the publically available statements of all those questioned by the PJ removed and banned from publication? We doubt it, and whilst such information is in the public domain speculation, suspicion and opinion will continue to be expressed.
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We are surprised that the McCanns are not out and about themselves looking for their child, which is something they did not do effectively even in the minutes and hours after her "abduction". They spent more time organising the media, printing leaflets and more inportantly refusing to assist the PJ by answering questions which may have helped the Police to bring the matter to a swift conclusion.
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The more the McCanns continue with their legal battles against all and sundry,the less respect (if there is any left), they will get from the public at large. Continuing in this vein will also only serve to convince many people that the speculation and opinions being voiced about their possible involvement could, in fact, be closer to the truth.
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Why do the McCanns need to use a Company who number amongst their clients such as high profile individuals, heads of state, heads of government, senior politicians, diplomats, leading business people, celebrities and prominent figures in the fields of entertainment, media and sport, sovereign states, government ministries, regulatory bodies, academic institutions, charities, multinational corporations and companies? They say their Media clients cover the whole industry, newspaper, magazine, book and online publishers and broadcasting organisations.
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The Fees of such a high profile Firm must really be depleting the Maddie Fund of cash donated by the the Public for the purpose of FINDING the child. Spending the Fund on lavish travel, high profile interviews and Legal fees will warn the public not to give any more. This event is turning into a major farce the longer it goes on, with the McCanns playing the leading roles, and with a full supporting cast of Lawyers, PR and other "helpers"!
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The picture is nothing to do with the Blog - but it is coming up to Xmas!
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Monday, 30 November 2009

The Cancelled Reconstruction

http://www.mccannfiles.com/id279.html . The above link relates to the happenings surrounding the proposed reconstruction of the events on the evening of Madeleine's disappearance. The Portuguese Police felt that by holding a full reconstruction of the events of that evening with the actual persons taking their own roles they would be in a position to further explore the evidence they had alrady assembled and clarify any areas of uncertainty. . Despite assurances given by the Police as to the safety of the McCanns and the others in the party the reconstruction had to be cancelled as there was a refusal by them to take part. Not exactly what one would expect from doting parents and their "friends" desperate to locate a missing youngster. . The link shows the results of the efforts of the Police to set up the reconstruction and the lack of co-operation of the British party. . Thanks to Ironside .

Sunday, 29 November 2009

A TRUE INCIDENT in the ALGARVE

I want to take this time to digress briefly from the Madeleine story to tell of a happening just over 4 years ago.
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A couple were staying at the Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel in Albufeira and were almost at the end of their 2 week holiday. In the middle of one night the lady needed to visit the bathroom in the process of which she had an unfortunate accident. Somehow she slipped on the bathroom floor and hit her head on the marble floor. However, she returned to bed and slept until the morning.
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In the morning the husband found it difficult to wake her up and when she did awake her speech was garbled and it became obvious that something was wrong. She was able to explain that she had fallen but little else. There was no sign of blood or any wound to the head but nevertheless a Doctor was called. The Doctor was unable to give any firm diagnosis and a Scan of the wife's head was arranged at the Albufeira Radiological unit which was only 5 minutes away.
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Immediately on completion of the scan the Radiologist urgently summoned an Ambulance and the lady was rushed at Faro Hospital 30 miles away where a Specialist in head trauma was waiting to meet her. Shortly afterwards an emergency operation was performed to drain a massive haemotoma on the left side of the head and also to repair a fracture in the skull. This was followed by 12 days in the hospital for recovery and observation to ensure that no brain damage had occured.
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Fortunately no blood had leaked into the brain and there was no brain damage, and the lady made a normal recovery.
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The point of this tale, which is totally true, is to point out that invariably all the floors in Algarvian property are either tiled, marble or some other very hard substance and are generally without carpets.
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Now if the person falling from, say the back of a setee or a windowsill, had been a small child, could the consequences have been more serious? We leave you to ponder.
The lady involved is my wife!
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Saturday, 28 November 2009

Defamation - no action

From what we have seen so far the McCanns have done everything to suppress any suggestion that they had anything to do with the disappearance of their Daughter, Madeleine, apart,of course, from leaving her together with her siblings, unattended in the apartment whilst they went to dinner. We and many others are assuming that all the Lawyers fees they are incurring are being paid for out of their own pocket and not from the "Find Madeleine" Fund. Unless that fund is now so organised that it can be used for anything to do with the McCanns daily lives including legal action against all and sundry. It is noted that, as yet, they have not issued proceedings for Defamation. Should they ever decide to do so it will be up to them to prove that what has been said or written is not true, rather than the defence to prove that it is true. Such a case would be very interesting as they would then be the subject of very rigorous scrutiny.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Skinning the Kat

The Madeleine McCann abduction mystery seems to be full of so many twists and turns that it would make an interesting case for Hercule Poirot, Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple and every other fictional and non-fictional detective. We now learn that that Metodo 3 who were employed by the McCanns to find Maddie had never found a missing child in their lives despite bragging to the contrary. It seems that their reputation is not as "squeeky clean" as it should be and that the company and individuals have tarnished reputations. Kevin Halligen who was also employed by the McCanns made wild promises to them but only came up with a Google Earth Image that was less than useless for the extotionate amount of money they paid . He is now being sought in connection with a £1m con and should never have been engaged in the search. For many months now the Maddie investigation has been carried out by two English detectives but yet again has not come up with any positive or useful evidence that we have seen. This all makes one wonder if the McCanns are using all the donations made by the public in a wise and efficient manner. Together with the vast publicity machine and propaganda, and employing questionable "experts" from soothsayers to investigators, the total spend must be well over 7 figures, and so far all to no avail. The McCanns themselves seem to be doing very little apart from paying out these vast sums to all and sundry. Maybe it is time for them to get up off their backsides, cease their "all expenses paid" trips all over the globe, and return to Portugal and start again from scratch. Possibly even meet with Detective Amaral - but no - that would too much to expect!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

EVIDENCE OR SPECULATION No.2

No.1 Post under the above heading is now up to comment 10, so it is time to introduce Evidence or Speculation No. 2. Please now post your new general comments in this section. Thank you.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

EVIDENCE OR SPECULATION? No.1

Every day we are receiving more and more comments on the mystery of the missing Madeleine McCann . The result is that some of the posts are becoming extremely lengthy. We have decided to introduce new posts where comments of a General nature may be made which we hope will make them easier to read. The subject heading will be as above but numbered so that one can easily return to whatever post is of interest at the time. .

Monday, 16 November 2009

YET ANOTHER INTERESTING LINK

This link is to an interview with Goncalo Amaral about the gagging of his book "The truth of the Lie". It is a very revealing interview and worth reading as it questions the rights of individuals to our ancient right of the Freedon of Speech. Thanks to Ironsides.
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New Pictures Maddie at 6

Recently we were treated to the age progressed impressions of what Maddie would possibly look like now that she is 6 years old.
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All very fine but surely any abductor would disguise the child and not leave her in the same style as she was at 3 years old? Unless, of course, they were total idiots! Talking of which, whoever made up these "age progressed" images should have considered that her hair could have been shortened and re-styled and her whole appearance changed. She could have curls or ringlets or plaits or any one of many styles that are used by young children today. She could even be disguised and dressed as a boy which would not be difficult to carry off, even with her childs voice!
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Why on Earth did they not consider all these aspects? It is so unlikely that Maddie still resembles her 3 year old image or even the 6 year old impression. It makes one wonder if those responsible for this latest publicity really wanted her to be found! The seven languages in which the video was produced is worthless if the images are less than helpful.
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Sunday, 15 November 2009

Amaral gets lots of support

Ironside sent the following very interesting link: Good evening Councillor Blog. A very nice site, well thought out. So nice to see that you are showing both sides of this case.Thank you.You may also be interested to know that there is a lot of Press coverage on Goncalo Amaral today in the Portuguese Press. http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2009/11/portuguese-press-coverage-of-citizens.html#comment-form .

Sunday, 8 November 2009

MADDIE ABDUCTOR -v- SCOTLAND YARD

Today's Press report that the services of Scotland Yard and Britains top abduction squad are being asked to get involved with the Madeleine McCann (alleged) abduction case. Perhaps if the McCanns had not been so keen to criticise the Portuguese Police and decide on their own course of action we may have seen the case solved and an arrest made long ago, in fact within days or weeks of the alleged offence. We have read The Truth of the Lie, by Detective Amaral and the evidence presented gives an indication as to where the truth is. The most convincing is the smell of death unearthed by the trained ENGLISH dogs who found this evidence by the sofa in the lounge, in a wardrobe in the parents bedroom and in the car they hired. The other evidence points out discrepancies in the statements given by the various members of the holiday group together with other evidence gleaned from ordinary people who were witness to various incidents that happened around the apartment and in Luz itself. The McCanns have spent a veritble fortune on publicity, travel, PR gurus, spokespersons and private detective agencies and the presently employed detectives all to no avail. The World will probably be delighted to see the specialist British squad get involved and the whole matter brought to a conclusion. The Portuguese will give them all the assistance they need. However, do not denegrate what the Portuguese Police have done as the McCanns themselves appear to do. They were operating in a difficult situation with un-cooperative people who condemned their actions from day one and according to Amaral's book were more interested in defending their own position than helping to find the answers. It cannot happen soon enough, the World is waiting!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

LATEST MADDIE WEB SITE

This is the latest (very expensive?) web site to be launched in the "Find Maddie" campaign. It is worth a look.

http://www.findmadeleine.com/

Kate McCann is also coming out of her shell and will be having a week of interviews on various Television Channels.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

MAIL ORDER MADDIE - NEW THEORY

It is now thought that Madeleine McCann may have been the subject of a "snatch to order".

Sunday, 11 October 2009

MORE RED HERRINGS


This is a photograph of a littel girl seen in Sweden who it is suggested may be Maddie. A photographic comparison shows certain similarities in the facial characteristics which leads some to believe that it could be Maddie. Assuming that she is being seen openly in the area in which she was photographed it is, to our mind, extremely unlikely that she is the missing child.

The publicity machine continues to operate.

MADDIE MADNESS


The Sunday Express is at it again! They are obviously without a decent cover story so have filled the front page with further revelations of the Madeleine McCann investigation.

After the last one about the alleged perpetrator being IN the apartment whilst Gerry was inspecting the children, it now seems that according to these investigative, ex-police, professionals, the person obtained entry by the use of a KEY, possibly left under the door mat! **

What utter CRAP! We have been going to the Algarve for almost 40 years and have never yet seen a door mat outside the front (or back) door of any Algarvian property. The McCanns have these so called Detectives clutching at straws in an effort to keep the investigation and publicity machines alive and remove any suspicion away from themselves, who so blatantly left their three young children alone whilst they went to enjoy themselves.

In the same issue of the paper(sic) they suggest that the British Government should supply funds to give added impetus to the investigation and go over all past evidence and seek for new clues. We are sure that there are thousands of people who would welcome this suggestion on the basis that Kate McCann first answered all the questions she so carefully refused to answer when she was confronted with them by the PJ in Portimao.
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**If one thinks about it why would the McCanns need to leave a key under the door mat, even if there was one?

Sunday, 13 September 2009

McCann - v - Amaral


Following on from the European ban on the sale of Detective Amaral's book, "The truth of the Lies", the McCanns now appear to be after blood according to a further report in the press. Surely the McCanns must realise that a European ban will only serve to create a much larger demand and one will be able to obtain copies through the Internet from places far and wide. There will also be a secondary market for the book in other languages and we can just see the translators already getting their heads down over their desks and other language volumes will be available within days if they are not already.

Despite the book ban there is a 6 part video available on the internet where Amaral explains in graphic form his findings and theories (with English translation). This is the first part. It may be illegal to watch it, we don't know, but we are sure many people have and many people will continue to do so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB__7F-Ghpo

We think everyone has formed their own opinions on what may have or may not have happened to Madeleine McCann. One thing we cannot understand is why the McCanns are so anxious to suppress Amaral's words! Surely whatever he has said will stimulate thoughts in other people and keep the matter of the missing child before the public at large. Their attention should be 100% on the job of finding the child, dead or alive, whichever the case may be.

This is the link to another video and an English transcript but is marked as "censored" in the UK.

http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2009/04/maddie-truth-of-lie-documentary.html

Thursday, 10 September 2009

McCanns silence the Book


In today's Daily Express there is a very small article that reports the McCanns successful application for an Injunction to have the Book "The Truth of the Lies" removed from the Bookshelves of European retailers. This is the book written by Gonzales Amaral, the Senior Detective initially acting for the Portuguese Police in the case of the missing Madeleine McCann. A TV Documentary suffered the same fate.

330,000 copies have been sold and considering that it is only available in Portuguese it has proved very popular. (We have a copy in Portuguese if anyone wants to have a shuftie.)

The McCanns are reported as saying, "Mr Amaral's central thesis has no evidence whatsoever to support it." Excusing the bad grammar, we wonder how the expertise of a Senior Detective and his team can be less reliable than that of two professional adults who chose to leave their three very young children unattended whilst they went out on an evening of drink and food.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Cann the Red Herrings!


Over past weeks there has been a number of so called "leads" in the Madeleine McCann abduction case.
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First we had the British paedophile who was languishing in a German Hospital but who had "been seen" near to the Algarve apartment from which Maddie was "snatched". This lead seems to have fizzled out.
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Then came the mysterious woman who approached the skipper of a yacht in Barcelona asking if he had her "new Daughter". Despite an excellent description of the suspect as being a Victoria Beckham look alike, nothing more seems to have come from that lead.
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Following on from this was the Australian yacht that never was in the Algarve but that gave the hired "dicks" the chance to have a few weeks in the Antipodes at the expense of the Maddie search fund. Like all the other leads and pieces of information nought has yet come from Oz.
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How many more of these red herrings will we be subject to before someone comes up with something really worthwhile? One question many ask is, are these Detectives employed by the McCann fund, only restricting their enquiries to such pieces of information or are they retracing all aspects of the case including investigating those persons who were made Arguidos by the Portuguese Police? It could be that by going over old ground some aspects of the case could be interpreted in a different way and alternative conclusions realised.
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Friday, 7 August 2009

TINNED McCANN


Today's Express is once again giving front page news to the case of the missing Madeleine McCann. It seems that a well respected businessman, a Banker no less, was approached by a Victoria Beckham look alike just 72 hours after Maddies disappearance, who asked him if he was "delivering" her new Daughter. This happened in Barcelona just a short days hop from the Algarve where Maddie was allegedly abducted.
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Can this be real? Or is it just another red herring to keep the publicity machine going? How on Earth can a Banker, who one would regard as having more than a few grey cells, keep such information to himself for over two years? Where was he in the few days after Maddie disappeared? Did he not read newspapers or watch television? And why has he now come out of the woodwork to splash this information around the media?
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With this information at their fingertips, surely the detectives should have kept it to themselves, which would have given them a chance of finding the suspect without alerting her to the hunt? Or is it just an excuse for a jaunt off to the Antipodes for these Private Dicks who so far appear to have achieved very little in the quest to find Maddie? Time will tell!
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Watch out for the next exciting episode. Which has come quicker than anticipated!
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The day following the above report, new headlines tell of a "mystery yacht" that upped anchor from Portimao Harbour the day after Maddies disappearance and has not been seen since! The Captain, if the helmsman of a 40 foot yacht can be called such, told the harbour authorities that he was going to Albufeira about 30 miles along the coast. Apparently it did not call into Albufeira - maybe there was a change of mind as to where they would sail next, or did they say something that sounded like Albufeira?
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The incident was made known to the Portuguese Police and searches have failed to find any trace of the yacht. Apparently the yacht was Swedish registered but the name of the vessel has not been publicised, if it were indeed known. With the thousands of motor yachts in and around Europe looking for a white yacht whose name is not known could prove very difficult, but will no doubt give the detectives another month or so in employment.
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Friday, 8 May 2009

Madeleine was here - Channel 4 - 7/5/09


Last night, like many other people who are also intrigued with the Madeleine McCann disappearance, we watched the program on Channel 4, "Madeleine was here".

I did not find the program particularly enthralling as it seemed to have been made up of a few shots here and a few shots there. Nevertheless, very good publicity for the McCanns.

I did find one of Gerry's comments rather strange during the piece with the people updating Maddie's image. He said, "We remember the last day she was in Portugal and what she looked like." I thought this was a most peculiar statement, and it begs the question was this just a slip of the tongue or what was Maddies "last day in Portugal" in his mind? What did he actually mean by this statement?

One other thing bothered me. The "person" seen carrying a child had the child over his arms. It is normal for a small child to be carried over the shoulder - this being the most comfortable for the carrier and the carried. It is unusual for a child to be carried in the way shown, unless it was not a child. The only other thought I have is that it could possibly be a lifeless body which would be carried in such a way. If it were a lifeless body why would an abductor bother to carry it anywhere? The reverence with which it was being carried may also tend to indicate that there may have been a connection between the person and the body.

If the body were Maddie then who was the person?

As the mystery of Maddie's disappearance continues, so will the questions, and one day the final truth of the matter will emerge.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

WHERE IS MADDIE?


The Parents of Madeleine McCann have once again kicked their publicity machine into action in an effort to revitalise the search for the return of their Daughter who was apparently abducted in Portugal 2 years ago.
The photograph has been updated to give an impression of what Maddie may look like now that she is 6 years old and this is being shown on new publicity material being handed out.
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Maddies disappearance was certainly a mystery with no real witnesses to any abduction and the peculiar circumstances during the dinner of the parents and their friends. Questions that keep cropping up are why did the parents leave the 3 children alone, and why was Maddie the one chosen to be abducted when taking one of the twins would have been much simpler and would have been easier to conceal in the long term? Was it an opportunist abduction or something that was pre-planned? Why was so much effort put into pointing the finger at Murat, or was this just a red herring to divert attention away from other possible suspects? Sadly the initial investigations left much evidence untouched and unchecked which put the the whole solving of the case in jeapody. Later forensic evidence was unreliable and it is now obvious that the case will only be solved if Maddie is found.
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We wish the McCanns well and hope that they will see a positive outcome in the near future.