The news, at times, have startling overlaps, for example, the one of the new twist concerning the old murder case of Grégory Villemin, motivated by the discovery of two DNA traces sealed in a police storeroom, with the unexpected return of the media focus on Madeleine McCann's mysterious disappearance case in Portugal, May 2007.
The famous British law firm Carter Ruck, which on behalf of its clients, has become a global specialist in silencing the media, those who in their view manifest defamatory tendencies, has in fact, sent secretly, in early September to the Madeleine Foundation's directors, created during the disappearance of the eldest daughter of the McCann couple, one of its fearful warnings.
Carter Ruck (recently dubbed «Carter Fuck» by Guardian journalists denouncing an imposed censorship) ordered the closing of MadeleineFoundation.org, the delivery of all the copies of a booklet published by the Foundation, entitled "What really happened to Madeleine McCann? - 60 Reasons which suggest she was not abducted" and all of those copies still in stock of its simplified version, a leaflet listing only 10 of the 60 reasons.
It is true that the Foundation recently distributed thousands of copies of the leaflet in question in the mailboxes of the [United] Kingdom. True to its method and hired by Maddie's parents, Carter Ruck has set as a goal to gag all those, and they are becoming more and more numerous, who doubt the abduction thesis sold by the McCanns to the Portuguese police in order to explain the disappearance of their daughter.
One Year of Suspicion
One recalls that Madeleine McCann was reported as missing by her mother, the doctor Kate McCann, at 10:00 in the evening, on Thursday, May 3 2007. Since then Maddie has become the world's most famous missing child. Her parents which, as the investigation revealed, presented at the best case scenario evidences of great negligence, claimed that she was abducted by a man, whose trace was never found, while they dined with friends in a restaurant about fifty meters away from their holiday apartment in Praia da Luz on the Algarve coast.
The Portuguese police have always believed in parental involvement in Maddie's disappearance. They were officially considered as suspects from September 7, 2007 to July 2008. On that date, following troubling and intense diplomatic actions of the British government, the Portuguese Minister of Justice stated that, because of insufficient evidence, no one could be held responsible for Madeleine's disappearance. The "spokesman" for the McCanns, a veteran public relations who headed the "Media Monitoring Unit [MMU/COI] formed by 40 people (!)", was placed at their disposal under enigmatic circumstances, he has repeatedly stated that «they have been cleared of all suspicion».
In October 2007, Gonçalo Amaral, the Portuguese officer in charge of the investigation, was officially removed from it, following his revelations about the pressures exerted by the English government. Some years earlier he had solved a similar case, the alleged disappearance of the child Joana Cipriano in which the mother and the child's uncle were eventually convicted for her murder. Since then, Amaral has written a book ("The truth of the Lie") disclosing the case in which he states that Madeleine died in Praia da Luz. A thesis later taken to the screen in a gripping documentary visible in YouTube.
A 10-Point Argument
What are then the 10 reasons cited by the Madeleine Foundation to support its allegations against Maddie's parents in the leaflet that has caused Carter Ruck's wrath?
Reason No. 1 the statistics; and they demonstrate that young children reported kidnapped are usually already dead when the alert is triggered. [76.2% of children murdered as a result of abduction are dead within three hours - Read the rest of Marc’s Klaas Action Review here]
Reason No. 2 is much more annoying for Kate and Gerry McCann; "Eddie" and "Keela", the two famous police dogs trained by Martin Grime, who are able to detect cadaver odour and blood respectively, made gruesome discoveries in the McCann's apartment. When questioned, their trainer said that "Eddie" had never made a mistake in his 200 previous searches. And the brave animal has detected cadaverine odour in the apartment's living room, in the parents' bedroom, on the veranda and in their apartment's garden, also in two clothes belonging to Kate McCann, on a T-shirt belonging to either Maddie or to her brother Sean, but especially in Maddie's favorite toy (her "Cuddle Cat"), in spite of the fact that it had been washed at least once by her mother. "Eddie" also reported suspicious smell in the trunk of the Renault Scenic hired by the McCanns and even on the ignition car key. "Keela", meanwhile, found blood in several places in the apartment. To verify that the dogs were not just ill-disposed against the McCanns, they were taken into several other apartments of the resort as a way of test. There were no results.
The 3rd reason given in the leaflet refers to the strange reactions from Maddie's parents when they were made aware of the results of the dogs' discoveries. Kate McCann stated initially that the odours detected by the animals on her clothes could be explained by the fact that during the 2 weeks preceding the holiday, she had dealt with 6 cadavers in the framework of her work as a doctor (!), even going so far as to say that Maddie's toy [Cuddle Cat] was similarly impregnated because she had brought it to her workplace. After consulting her lawyers, she changed her mind to finally declare that the canine search results were simply not reliable...
The 4th reason is, according to the authors of the leaflet, the implausibility of the abduction scenario described by Maddie's parents.
The 5th, is the refusal of the McCann couple and their friends, who were present on the night of the alleged disappearence, to cooperate with the Portuguese police. In September 2007, the police made 48 questions to Kate McCann over the disappearance of her daughter, the only one she deigned to answer was: «Are you aware that by refusing to answer this questions, you harm the investigation to determine what happened to your daughter?». They have also refused to be submitted to a lie detector. The Portuguese newspaper Sol attempted to interview one of the friends of the couple present in the restaurant that night. The doctor David Payne, refused categorically to answer questions from journalists, merely to conclude enigmatically, with the most terrible effect «We have a pact. This is our matter only. It is nobody else’s business».**
The 6th refers to the continuous changes in the declarations of the McCann couple and their friends.
The 7th is related to the speed with which they hired top lawyers, experts and others to be responsible for their public relations.
The 8th originates in the many contradictions found between the McCanns and their friends versions about the circumstances surrounding the discovery of Madeleine's "disappearance".
Reason No. 9 is related to the subsequent conduct of Maddie's parents, especially for having registered the trademark "Madeleine's Fund" and the creation of a website, and a business enterprise responsible for the manufacture of "souvenirs"...
The 10th and final reason given on the leaflet is the most devastating for Madeleine's mother : the fact that she washed Cuddle Cat, in spite of which "Eddie" noted the distinctive smell of death ...
But we probably have to look elsewhere for the real reason of the recent offensive by Adam Tudor, a Carter Ruck partner, against the Madeleine Foundation and the injunction to immediately close the website. One can indeed read the copy of a detailed letter of the Foundation to the Prime Minister Gordon Brown showing a real «bombshell» : the statements of Arul Savio and Katherine Zacharias Gaspar, a couple friend of the McCanns, obtained by the British police in May 16 2007, just 13 days after the disappearance of Madeleine, but that was only communicated to Portuguese police in October 2007, after Gonçalo Amaral had been removed from the investigation.
The Gaspar couple, in effect, declared that on two occasions, first in England and then in Majorca during a holiday shared with the McCanns and the Paynes, who were present in Praia da Luz in May 2007, that they felt a great distress after having fortuitously caught conversations and obscene gestures between Maddie's father and David Payne, which left them thinking that they could maintain paedophile relations with the little girl...
In short, there could still be a tiny hope of solving the riddle of little Gregory's murder. The case of Maddie's "disappearance", is clearly just beginning...
source: Bakchich, 27.10.09
* The original title of this article 'Petit Grégory, c’est quelqu’un qui Maddie', is a pun on the French expression "quelqu'un qui m'a dit" literally meaning 'someone who has told me', it's a game of words specifically with 'm'a dit' which phonetically sounds like 'Maddie'.
**Translation of the extract of the newspaper article published in Sol, on June 30, 2007, titled 'Madeleine Case: Pact of Silence': «Gerry and Kate’s friends, who are interrogated tightly by the PJ over almost a month, refuse to clarify this contradiction, when asked by Sol. “We have a pact. This is our matter only. It is nobody else’s business”, says David Payne, another element with the group. Minutes after we tried to contact Kate, Gerry, in a fury, calls the Sol journalist: “What do you think you are doing? Do you think you’re better than the Portuguese police? I’m going to forward your contact to PJ and you will have to explain yourselves”.»