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.

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.

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.