26 February 2010

Madeleine McCann: Esquecida por Gerry e Kate --- Outra Vez!

Os McCann no dia 12 de Maio de 2007, 9 dias depois do alegado 'rapto' de Madeleine,
imagem picada de The McCann Gallery
- da série 'McCann, o teu nome é Morte'

Escrito por Christoper Freind

Pertencer aos média é muito cool, especialmente quando somos nós que gerimos o nosso próprio espaço de trabalho, como eu faço agora (www.FreindlyFireZone.com)

Recentemente voei num jacto de caça F-16, acelerando verticalmente dos zero aos 12,000 pés em menos de dez segundos. Pouco tempo depois, também voei com a Força Aérea dos Estados Unidos ‘Caçadores de Furacões’ directamente para o olho da besta durante 12 horas.

Já entrevistei líderes mundiais, candidatos à presidência, e o dono de uma equipe de basebol ganhadora da World Series.

E já me deu muito gozo expor hipócritas e gajos sacanas da mundo da politica, dos negócios, do desporto, e sim, também dos média.

Mas quanto mais penso acerca disto, mais acredito que estou na profissão errada.

Eu devia mas é ter sido um cardiologista britânico ou um médico de clínica geral.

Fosse como fosse, aí estaria numa posição excelente para me tornar uma celebridade internacional, uma celebridade que se pudesse misturar com presidentes, papas, paparazzi e com a imprensa. Aí sim, poderia viajar pelo mundo inteiro como bem me aprouvesse, escrever coisas insignificantes no meu blog, ameaçar o direito à liberdade de expressão dos outros, e intimidar até ao silêncio todos aqueles que se atrevessem a opor-se a mim.

Isso sim, ISSO É QUE seria uma cena porreira.

E pensar que a única coisa que eu teria de fazer seria abandonar três crianças, com a idade combinada de sete, noite após noite numa estância turística Portuguesa enquanto percorria as festividades da vila com os meus amigos. E se a minha filha com três anos --- que, por motivos desta história, vamos chamar de… Madeleine --- por acaso desaparecesse (com ou sem o meu conhecimento e cumplicidade), então e depois?

Apesar de não ser fácil, esse era um sacrifício que não me importava de fazer. Vá lá --- afinal estamos a falar de uma audiência privada com o Papa!

**********
Agora, não me levem a mal. Não me estou a referir a ninguém em particular.
Ok,ok. Apanharam-me. Era uma mentira. Estou a referir-me.
Mas em boa fé, enquanto não menciono os nomes dessas pessoas, as suas iniciais são Gerry e Kate McCann.
**********

A vida continua a sorrir para os assassinos… do espírito da boa vontade.

Apesar dos milhões de pessoas que no mundo inteiro se aperceberam da verdade terrível acerca da negligência dos McCann, que destruíram a vida de uma menina inocente, figurativamente e muito provavelmente, literalmente, os McCann continuam a sua demanda para se manterem nas manchetes, para mergulharem no centro das atenções, e para impugnar a integridade de boas pessoas, suficientemente corajosas para perguntar perguntas difíceis.

Muito simplesmente, os McCann estão desesperadamente a tentar manter-se… relevantes.

O último capítulo nesta saga com quase-três-anos é a sua apologia de uma péssima decisão de um tribunal Português que manteve a proibição a um livro escrito pelo polícia ex coordenador da investigação ao desaparecimento de Maddie, Gonçalo Amaral. O Sr. Amaral também está proibido de discutir as teorias explanadas no livro, e não pode dar entrevistas acerca do mesmo.

Mais, Gerry e Kate McCann estão a processar o Amaral por difamação, pedindo cerca de 1,2 milhões de Euros em compensação. E quem é que os pode culpar? Os milhões que eles colectaram como celebridades nas suas viagens pelo mundo fora, já não entram como antes.

Mas porquê a repressão ao Amaral? Porque ele faz o extremamente pequeno salto de sugerir que a Maddie pode estar morta. E, de acordo com a Equipa McCann, o livro ofende-os.

Três pontos:

1) Os McCann não precisaram de um livro que os difamasse. Eles conseguiram-no sozinhos muitíssimo bem.

2) Bem sei que é a União Europeia, onde os direitos pessoais e a soberania de uma nação vão pela janela fora, mas uma proibição a um livro? Eu pensei que já tivéssemos saído da idade das trevas.

3) Enquanto que por motivo nenhum a esperança deva ser abandonada, as irrefutáveis probabilidades são de que a Maddie está morta. Com a extraordinária atenção dada a este caso, o facto que nenhuma pista substancial tenha emergido desde que a Maddie desapareceu de uma estância turística no Algarve em Maio de 2007, tem significado por si só.

3ª) Um ponto de clarificação: De facto, tem havido pistas substanciais, todas elas apontam para o Gerry e a Kate.

Os cães peritos em encontrar cadáveres, treinados para detectar o odor de morte, reagiram positivamente a vários itens, desde as roupas de Kate ao boneco de peluche favorito da Maddie. Sangue foi encontrado no carro que eles alugaram. E existem imensos conflitos nas histórias contada por Gerry e Kate. Muito simplesmente, os McCann fizeram mais para criarem suspeições sobre si próprios do que qualquer outra pessoa.

E já agora, vocês NUNCA irão ver o desaparecimento de Maddie a ser referido como ‘rapto’, cá [EUA], desde logo, porque NÃO há nenhuma evidencia que apoie essa teoria.

Mas a melhor parte disto tudo é o argumento usado por Gerry e Kate, que disseram: “O tribunal demonstrou, uma vez mais, que não há qualquer evidência que a Madeleine tenha sofrido qualquer dano”.

Errado outra vez.

Por definição, quando uma criança de três anos é deliberadamente deixada só pelos pais, numa terra estrangeira com a porta destrancada --- na realidade, encarregada de tomar conta dos seus irmãos gémeos de dois anos --- ISSO é trazer dano a uma criança.

E sim, quando essa criança desaparece (às mãos de quem não o sabemos ainda “oficialmente”) por causa desse abandono, isso é seguramente “dano”.

Como sempre, tornando tudo acerca deles, os McCanns continuaram: “Isto também mostrou claramente que nenhuma força policial está activamente à procura da Madeleine, mesmo quando, de uma forma chocante, lhes foram apresentadas novas informações e pistas”.

Sim, pois, o mundo inteiro das autoridades policiais devia largar tudo sempre que uma nova “pista” surge. É uma pena que aquelas pistas que levaram os McCann a serem constituídos como arguidos --- suspeitos oficiais --- não tivessem sido investigadas até ao fim.

E por último, os McCann entusiasticamente criticam aqueles que ousam lhes perguntar questões lógicas: “Os motivos daqueles que tentam convencer o mundo que a Madeleine está morta, e que vergonhosamente e falsamente tentam implicar-nos no seu desaparecimento, precisam de ser seriamente questionados”.

A) Mau uso do Inglês de sua Majestade. Os maus-da-fita ou vos implicam, ou não. Por definição, eles não vos podem ‘implicar falsamente’. É o mesmo que se passa com o ser-se pai. Ou se é… ou não.

B) O único questionamento sério que necessita de acontecer é a Gerry e Kate. A polícia Portuguesa bem tentou, mas foram pressionados para deixar cair o caso. Os ingleses ficaram aquém do seu profissionalismo e deveriam ter acusado, pelo menos, os McCann por negligência.

C) Os McCanns SÃO culpados, e sempre o serão. De homicídio ou de morte por acidente como tantos crêem, isso não sei dizer. Isso é algo que não se pode provar, ou que talvez venha a ser provado.

Mas uma coisa é certa. Gerry e Kate McCann são inequivocamente culpados de destruir três vidas --- Madeleine, obviamente, mas também a dos seus irmão, que carregarão com eles, até ao fim das suas vidas, terríveis cicatrizes. As acções dos McCann de pôr em perigo uma criança e de negligência grosseira, tão facilmente evitadas se eles tivessem ao menos agido como…pais, poderiam ter poupado à pequena menina a dor e a angustia que ela seguramente sentiu --- uma menina que ainda estaria hoje entre nós, a viver uma vida que seguramente merecia.

Todos têm o direito de ter a sua opinião, mas NÃO o seu próprio conjunto de factos.

Lembrem-se apenas disto, Gerry e Kate. As autoridades podem estar a olhar para outro lado, mas alguns de nós não estamos. O sol é o melhor anticéptico, e vocês parecem estar mesmo a precisar de alguma luz nas vossas vidas.


Chris Freind é um colunista independente e um jornalista de investigação americano. O seu site de notícias, The Artorius News Bureau, vai ser lançado este mês. Os leitores do “Freindly Fire” afluem de seis continentes, trinta países e dos cinquenta estados do USA. Freind também comenta semanalmente, como convidado, num programa de rádio na zona de Filadélfia, WCHE, já apareceu variadíssimas vezes em programas de televisão e na rádio. Pode ser contactado em CF@FreindlyFireZone.com

in Freindly Fire Zone


90 comments:

  1. Yes! Thank you:)

    w_nicht

    ReplyDelete
  2. Someone is working very hard on Mr .Friends site to get the truth out.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Mr Freind is a nobody journalist from a tiny right-wing paper.
    Not that I will be permitted to point his out to your readership, of course.
    You prefer the sound of your own voices in unison, rather than let anyone point out the reality.

    ReplyDelete
  4. :) Excelente tradução. O artigo deveria ter ido directo a primeira pagina do "Expresso"...

    ...E sem duvida que o original do nosso Freind faria justiça ao "Times". O problema e que com os Mecanos não se brinca.

    Eu próprio, ficam desde já avisados, estou a escrever um livro baseado na investigação da nossa PJ mas expondo apenas as teorias de peritos, bloggers e para-investigadores - começando pela do Dr. Amaral e do Martin Grime. Apenas o prefacio será escrito por mim e nesse, deixarei bem claro (pelo sim pelo não) que os Mecanos estão inocentes (tosse).

    Na minha opiniao (ou nao terei direito?) a menina saiu pela porta das traseiras e foi abduzida por um UFO.

    Titulo provisório: "O Caso Mecano em Retrospectiva".

    ac

    ReplyDelete
  5. IRONSIDE said... 2

    "Someone is working very hard on Mr .Friends site to get the truth out."

    Ironside that poster should be applauded for their effort. The Gaspar statement on an American site! The article has been read 5000+ times.

    zodiaczephyr

    ReplyDelete
  6. THE McCanns are not very happy today, are they?
    Europe is already aware of this article.
    This case has a violent metastase, McCanns!
    It is too late to stop it!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Any news about Murat and Jane Tanner?

    Why is it taking so long?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hey is that Hitchcock in the background? Tidy!

    ReplyDelete
  9. why spoil the original photo ?why take out the OPUS DAI simbol???

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'd like to see Mr. Freind persue the blue bag.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Money, money, money must be funny in the McCanns world
    Money, money, money always sunny in the London world!
    Ah ah
    What money we could do
    If instead one child we could lost two

    ReplyDelete
  12. Mr Freind may be from a right-wing paper- like so many here who are pro-McCann, until the wind blows in a different direction. I don't care. Hear Halligen's case will be March 26th. If this is confirmed, I got it from Mr Freind's site.

    ReplyDelete
  13. anonymous 3 you are so brave to bring us here 'the truth', it's a pity you are a coward and hide behind anonymity, or else I would send you a bunch of spineless roses for your courageous statement.

    ReplyDelete
  14. ATTENTION POST 3....as Poster 5 said....more than 5,000 people now know what is in the files...That is all we want, for the world to know the FACTS..nothing else matters.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Look at the picture, you see the dogs know the truth!

    ReplyDelete
  16. @3 has something or someone upset you,dont you want the truth to be revealed,doesnt really matter where or who mr freind is BUT THE TRUTH DOES or is whats upsetting you is that the other people have latched on to the mccanns and seen through thier LIES.

    ReplyDelete
  17. post 3. Your point is pointless. The point is that this journalist has credibility, a newspaper and a website in the USA, and a worldwide audience. The Team won't corrupt him or touch him there because the law won't let them Ha! Isn't that great?

    ReplyDelete
  18. Anonymous 3, are you saying only somebody big and famous can tell the truth, from somebody less known the truth is not valid?
    That's hypocrisy of the worst kind!
    Based on your own theory you must be one of the biggest liars of the world as you are an Anonymous....

    TTS

    ReplyDelete
  19. Could anyone confirm Kevin halligen in court March 26th? Keir Simmons on Twitter?

    ReplyDelete
  20. what happened to the 3 arguidoes forum? i always found the tweets most informantive. @post 3 me thinks thou protest too much maybe a mcscammer under an anon id?

    ReplyDelete
  21. Anon No.3 sounds a tad bit miffed.

    A fan of Kate and Gerry methinks.

    Sad!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Meanwhile on the Guardian there is an interesting article on LCN DNA Evidence http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/16/woffinden-dna and another must read article on David Cameron’s communications director, Andy Coulson by Guardian's Nick Davies http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/feb/25/andy-coulson-scrutiny-harriet-harman

    ReplyDelete
  23. Number 3,

    After nearly 3 years, you are still trying to fight back what journalists abroad are saying.
    You are worried, aren't you?
    You can not be a regular citizen from the UK.
    You can not belong to Tapas 5.
    Perhaps not even to Tapas 7.
    You must be Kate or Gerry.

    What about an agreement between Tanner and Murat?
    Good idea?

    ReplyDelete
  24. Annon 22

    Google the new 3 A's and you will find them

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm checking Crown Court Lists for today, at CourtServe http://www.courtserve2.net/courtlists/current/crown/indexv2crowndailies.htm since http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/cms/courthearings.htm has only info for the 1st of March, until now couldn't find any info on Kevin Halligen or his extradition lawyer Mark Summers, which according to the UK media was supposed to appear today at a session, presumably at city of Westminster magistrates' court http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2010/02/kevin-halligen-to-fight-us-extradition.html

    ReplyDelete
  26. 22 look for the link at the right sidebar under 'McCann Case Discussion'

    ReplyDelete
  27. Anon ≠3, not sure what a 'nobody journalist' is, in your eyes. Do you mean one that doesn't write for those bastions of investigative journalism and unbiased reporting like the wonderful British tabloids? One who isn't like the splendid Tony Parsons with his ever so fair-minded appraisal of Mr Amaral and the PJ? One who is nasty enough to spoil the party by being mean enough to know and publiciise what's in those horrible official case files which we all know should have been consigned to the dustbin long ago - or burnt in a bonfire with Mr Amaral's book?

    Wise up! Chris Freind is more of a true journalist than anyone working for the pathetic British newspaper industry these days. If Britain had a few like him maybe the sales of newspapers wouldn't be in the doldrums the way they are, with no hope of recovery. But in spite of the hopelessness of the British press the truth is coming out in this case and there's nothing anyone can do about it.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Anon 3
    Chewing bricks are you? :D

    ReplyDelete
  29. By now Cameron must have been warned by his political party about the McCanns.
    My theory is that the McCanns got a lot of political support at the beginning of this case and later it changed.
    One of the proofs is that Brown refused to receive them.
    Besides, we did not hear about any important presence at their dinner.
    And they combined that dinner with another fund.
    If they had to combine it, it is because they have lost a lot of their power.
    Their power now is based on Carter Ruck, through suing.
    And suing is a power that anyone can have in the UK, you don't need to be a McCann to have it.
    I don't remember to have seen any ambassador, consul,secretary of state, Pope involved with the couple after they were made arguidos or even after it was lifted.
    Brown seems to have called the PJ asking if Amaral was already fired but certainly under someone's pressure.
    And he disappeared from the Mccanns'life.
    The McCanns still have gotten Mitchell and Carter Ruck.
    For people who started with the Prime Minister,ambassador and the Pope, that is very little.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Anon #3

    yeah.. yeah ... and the dogs are unreliable, eh?
    What happened to your blue tennis bag, Gerry?

    ReplyDelete
  31. ;)] Numero 3

    You are entitled to your opinion (I assume) but please mind the logic of what you say. No one is a no-body. Everyone has a body (except perhaps lovely Madeleine) - everyone is therefore some-body with an opinion of his/her own.

    Concerning reality (you mean what really happen?) please let us have your findings. Is it that what transpired in the investigation is pointing in the wrong direction? There were no inconsistencies, doctoring of statements, false sightings, paedophiliac gestures, etc? Were the dogs barking up the wrong trees? the DNA matchings were not good enough for FSS? What?

    Could it be that the McCann's are innocent because given their profession, class, money, nationality, etc. they cannot be guilty? Because they are being sponsored by Virgin? What?

    Do remember to tell us what REALITY is, just in case so many of us have missed it. Oh! do stick to the facts of the PJ investigation, the British investigation or the Interpol investigation - The Halligen and others "investigations" do not count, right? Go ahead. I am listening... :|

    ReplyDelete
  32. The person( Sandy?) who posted lots of information in Freindly F.Z., and among others, the Gaspars statememts, wrote that a petition was cancelled(vanished) after someone mentioned those. What was that petition please? Anyone knows? It's the first time I hear about this. If true, it seems that the Gaspars testimony really disturbs someone very much...
    Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Why is it when anyone says anything different from the party line here, he or she is shot down in flames not only by the commenters but by Joana. No I'm not number 3 or Gerry McCann. But a rational polite discussion is better for the 'cause' surely...

    ReplyDelete
  34. with love from Tokyo

    When will the McCanns ask for re-opening of the case?

    ReplyDelete
  35. Anon3, why don't you chill out and take a sip of your Kool-Aid.
    You imply Mr. Freind is a right-wing journalist. So what if he is. At least he's more interested in Madeleine's well-being than her own parents. You're also implying everyone on this blog is a left-wing whatever. This has nothing to do with left or right wing. We're beyond all this stirring up. Why do you bother?

    The picture is amazing. There are a few characters I don't recognize but it sums up the the glory days of the McCann's perfectly when they didn't seem to have a care in the world, before they were rumbled. There are a few faces I don't recognize but there are two there in the foreground on the right-hand side who are unmissable. What a beautiful couple they are too.

    ReplyDelete
  36. BRILHANTE!! SIMPLESMENTE BRILHANTE!!!! Expoe aquilo que milhoes pelo mundo, pensam e sentem sobre este caso, desde bem cedo( Maio 2007). E para esse sentimemto o policia e o livro contribuiram... NADA; os Mccann...TUDO. Mas eu acredito que este e um daqueles casos que nao morrera sem um esclarecimento inequivoco, leve o tempo que levar. E sobre esse aspecto, este Karma e uma especie de justica servida em " camara lenta".
    Concordo com alguem que ja disse que este artigo merecia a primeira pagina do "Expresso" e acrescento... de todos os jornais do mundo porque Maddie e um CASO DO MUNDO, da vergonha em que se pode transformar a justica, da vil ausencia de direitos, quando os interesses de " Deuses menores"( as criancas, os pobres, os deficientes, as minorias) chocam com a agenda pessoal de "MONSTRINHOS" ( podem ser os proprios pais, os governos, quem por condicao deveria defender, proteger, zelar).
    Este artigo devia ser enviado a Juiza Gabriela, Para que sentisse vergonha todas as manhas, sempre que se visse ao espelho. Devia ser enviado ao PGR com uma nota de rodape dizendo:" Ha jornalistas que desconfiam do seu papel na Face Oculta e ha um mundo inteiro que tambem tem o mesmo sentimento em relacao ao Caso Maddie". Sao desconfiancas a mais. E impossivel estar tanta gente errada.
    Termino salientando um sketch que achei no minimo interessante e revelador do sentimento que preenche Portugal:

    Esta semana num dos momentos do Contra-Informacao, os bonecos ( Sem insulto para os jornalistas ) Jose Rodrigues dos santos e Jose Alberto Carvalho, da RTP, tiveram uma saida brilhante:

    " SE FOSSEM OS "MCCAEINS" A INTERPOR A PROVIDENCIA CAUTELAR AO JORNAL " SOLARIO" ESTE NUNCA TINHA SAIDO PARA AS BANCAS."

    ReplyDelete
  37. Anon3/Gerry, obviously Friend has upset YOU enough to post your meaningless reply, lol lol!!!

    Lily

    ReplyDelete
  38. Dimsie 29, EXCELLENT POST, SAYS IT ALL, WELL DONE!!!!!!

    Lily

    ReplyDelete
  39. Chris Freind strikes me as a good old-fashioned muckraker. Something that has been sadly lacking in the sycophantic coverage of this case thus far. I don't give a monkey's how important he is in anyone's opinion; the classic muckraker is not a star, just someone who's willing to do some hard work in service of the truth. Well done, Muckraker Freind!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Anon, how about the UK reporters who visited the McC's home. Are they unbiased? How about the ones who call you and me internet nutters? Are they good journalists?

    ReplyDelete
  41. Anon 3, posters on here come from all walks of life and have different political views. This shows it is not a political view that unites them, but their views on the case. it is why posters from all over the world post and might seem to be in unison. it is because many have reached the same viewpoint regardless of their political view be it right wing or moderate etc. You will find on here Labour supporters, Obama supporters, Cameron supporters and McCain supporters to name a few. Please do not be surprised if we all do appear to be in unison despite this fact.

    ReplyDelete
  42. To poster #3(anonymous) Sometimes truth emerges from the most unlikely mouths,even,as you allege "From a tiny Right-wing paper". This reality that you wish to point out,what is it ? Does it involve the absolute innocence of the Doctors McCann in the loss of their child Madeleine ? Plus the additional neglect of the twins ? Yes? I thought that it might. Speaking of reality, what view do you have of the Phony Fund which was set up to search for Madeleine,and is now being used to sue all and sundry ? Before treating us all to endless denials,Clarence Mitchell has confirmed that the fund money at present,is all from the settlements made by the press to the McCanns and their Tapas friends, and is therefore free to use as they NOW see fit!

    I hope that you can pluck-up the courage to reply using your real name rather than hiding behind Anonymous this time!

    ReplyDelete
  43. ;))To Joana at 24. Thought provoking link this was.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/16/woffinden-dna

    "DNA evidence must be considered in the context of all the evidence..."

    Fair enough, but that is just how it went in Madeleine's investigation.

    The McCann's guilt could not be established beyond a shadow of a doubt and thus they were allowed to fly home free - which does not mean they may be innocent beyond the shadow of a doubt - as G. Amaral, the chief investigator, opinionated in his forbidden, best-read book. They are certainly guilty of abandoning Madeleine to her faith (assuming there was an abduction).

    Let us take the case of Bill Clinton's DNA found in the clothes of Monica Lewinsky (assuming she had disappeared). For an investigator to have an opinion, no further circunstancial evidence may have been needed, but a judge and a jury might have required more for a conviction - particularly bearing in mind the high profile of the suspect.

    :-/ When you start to delve deep into the McCann's background and their VIP network of associations, you realize how high profile (read: untouchable) they are and unless you had very high quality CCTV images of them caught in the act (assuming there were involved in whatever happened) you would never have a case.

    The all judicial process is based on what Derrida calls "deconstruction" - language games; spinning at its very best.

    In Madeleine's case, there were DNA traces found here and there ( even where a wall had been washed clean) which were found nowhere else and then there was the cadaver odor, the specialist dog picked up here and there.

    What would a top investigator make of all these? That the pointers to evidence (including the cadaver odour) were planted later by a possible abductor?

    The mathematical probability of any conceivable scenario is always greater than zero, but an investigator (least he gets confused) must proceed step-by-step adhering throughout to Occam's Razor: "Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem" which means: "Entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity".

    If I am walking down the street and someone is running towards and bumps into me and further down I see someone lying in a pool of blood whom do I suspect first? The man who bumped into me 40 minutes ago or the guy which 20 minutes later, on another tube stop, comes in and sits in front of me, quietly unfolding his newspaper?

    True, caution must be exercised with DNA evidence (LCN or otherwise). Caution must be exercised too with detective dogs and last but not least, caution must be exercised with doctored statements, false witnessing. contradictions, etc.

    It is complicated... and this is exactly the reason why people (experts in particular) should be allowed to have an opinion, since no one, theoretically speaking, is ever guilty (until proven so - beyond the shadow of a doubt).

    Et amen!

    ac

    ReplyDelete
  44. :)]Concerning the other http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2010/02/kevin-halligen-to-fight-us-extradition.html

    I suspect, as you probably did, that given the case associations with the McCann's, his lawyer has asked for the case to be heard some other time "off the record". I cannot find any references on the Internet but might pop by the court on Monday.

    Another possibility (concurrent) suggests interference by the MC's political/PR machine as any further references to the Halligen fraud exposes the use and misuse of Madeleine's Fund's and highlights how the MC's plan to "top it up" by using the Portuguese Justice system and G. Amaral as patsies :))

    The MC's, let us not forget, are after the money of G. Amaral and those associated with his attempt to restore his self-respect, human dignity and professionalism so denigrated by the McCann's powerful franchise.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Still on the same note:
    http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2010/02/kevin-halligen-to-fight-us-extradition.html

    "Halligen, who appeared by videolink at a brief hearing at City of Westminster Magistrates Court in central London yesterday, was remanded in custody for a further three weeks until Friday, February 26 when a short hearing will take place ahead of a full extradition hearing on an unspecified date." (quoted with assumed permission of MGN Ltd. The Mirror. Eire edition. February 6, 2010 Pg. 10)

    This (26 February), assuming the news item above is accurate was just a short hearing. The full extradition hearing will be on "an unspecified date".

    ReplyDelete
  46. A site that wants to be taken seriously should not post pictures like the one above. It adds nothing to credibility and just makes a mockery of everything.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Wonderful doctoring of the 'look under any stone but the one we crawled out of' McConns only days after alleged abduction youre right their smiles did better fit a celebration.

    About time some of those photos made it onto the British tabloids after all a picture speaks a thousand words and their joy is self evident.

    Wish theyd crawl back under that rock and stop trying to shift the blame. Why is Fiona Kate's best buddy? Have they something in common besides beyond the other tapas friends? Long suffering wives- I somehow doubt it.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Agree with 29, the incredibly low standard 'journalists' in the UK leaves one wondering how they got their jobs.

    ReplyDelete
  49. :)] Update on The McCann's Franchise's fraudster Kevin Halligen:

    According to Keith Simmons (ITV) "twitting" the hearing did take place yesterday - with the full hearing (US extradition) set for the 26th March.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Less than 24hrs and another 2000+ have read his article on his site—it has now been read by over 7000. The word is getting out. It is interesting to see that older articles on the McCann's only attracted round about 100 views

    ReplyDelete
  51. You can say what you likie here, Jo is not a McCann!

    The irritating thing is, pro McCann people never debate, they just repeat the mantra..Madeline was abducted...no harm...no evidence...the search for Madeleine...

    When challenged with facts, they never rebut in a logical and coherent manner....

    Their behaviour confirms my beliefs!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Gerry McCann is over the moon
    To have a friend like Gordon Broon
    And also a tosser with dodgy hair
    To spin more lies than Tony Blair
    But with an election due in early May
    This dog has certainly had its day
    A new regime will likely be ready
    To listen to dogs like Keela and Eddie

    ReplyDelete
  53. A 'nobody journalist' is one who cannot get a job with an even medium sized respected paper. He isn't a very good writer (I submit as evidence everything he has ever written) and he is regarded as a joke, not a legend, in the state of his birth.

    Oh well, I knew you wouldn't like it:))

    ReplyDelete
  54. Why if anyone disagrees with your views do you always claim 'they must be Kate or Gerry'?
    That's just infantile!!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Any chance of a translation or do we just read the comments ?

    ReplyDelete
  56. @ No.3

    Hi Gerry/Kate - didn't have a very good February did you. You won a small skirmish, but as a result your battle plans have been laid bare for everyone to see and, consequently, many more people who were neutral before have now cast their lot into the ring with us plebs (i.e. not doctors; no connections with popes or politicians) who just want the truth to win through.

    Sr Amaral (with lots of well-meaning support from ordinary folks like us) will be your nemesis - perhaps with a little help from Mr Murat and your special friend (!) Jane.

    BTW Kate if the pressure just gets too much to bear, I've heard that public confession can be very good for the soul and brings the almost instant relief of closure. A good beginning for this process would be to answer those pesky 48 questions - just give the PJ a quick call and say that you are now ready to help. Go on you know you want to - don't delay - pick up the phone now - do it for Maddie and the twins.

    T

    ReplyDelete
  57. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7542939.stm

    Everyone should read these and be aware of how Kate McCann has impacted the investigation into what happened to her daughter.

    Odd that the BBC have these available for all to see.

    Reading through the questions, the arrogance of this woman is staggering - imagine putting the search for her own daughter at jeopardy like this. At the very least this is wasting police time and creating distraction away from the very 'search' the McCanns claim is their priority.

    ReplyDelete
  58. @57,doesnt really matter who he is ,just look how many people have READ what he has written,and thats good enough for me,the truth always finds a way of getting out.so chin up, dont let it get you down

    ReplyDelete
  59. 3 very brave articles in "The Palestine Telegraph":

    http://www.paltelegraph.com/columnists/peter-eyre/4403-the-deeply-upsetting-story-of-hollie-greig?

    http://www.paltelegraph.com/columnists/peter-eyre/4407-why-has-our-so-called-just-legal-system-turned-its-back-on-hollie-greig?

    http://www.paltelegraph.com/columnists/peter-eyre/4444-compassion-for-lockerbie-bomber-but-not-for-hollie-greig

    I only wish they would take on the Madeleine case too!

    ReplyDelete
  60. # 59, in english here:

    http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2010/02/madeleine-mccann-forsaken-by-gerry-and.html

    As you can see, the english speaking were served first...but it's good to have this in portuguese too, for those of us who are not all that well versed in Her Majesty's lingo!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Sorry, I made a mistake, my comment was for #59!(about the english version of this post)

    ReplyDelete
  62. I'm really at my best today! I got it right the first time 'round, I did reply to #59, not 58. Too much cafeine, I suppose...
    Sorry, sorry, sorry!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Is Tony Bennet's meeting still be held in March? It would be great if Chris could visit the UK and attend. Anon, 66, you made me giggle. I'm doing that all the the time. I'll have to start triple checking before I refer to another post lol

    ReplyDelete
  64. Make no mistake about this.

    If the findings of the doggies, and the DNA, and all the other circumstatial evidence (which most cases are comprised of) had been found relating to Murat, this guy would have been charged and found guilty and would be inside by now.

    Not to mention those false statements made by the Tapas friends against Murat which would have stitched him up.

    How the McCanns would have been lauding the dogs then!

    Why were the McCanns not charged? Why were they allowed to leave PDL when the investigators wanted them stopped? Why the concessions for these people?

    That is the question.

    From the start they have taken the lead with the lying spin propagated in the media via their pals. Remember Clarence Mitchell and what the PJ said about him 'he lies through every tooth in his head'. To state the abduction as a fact is a lie. There is no evidence for this at all. Yet they have been sent millions on the strength of this being a fact.

    Fans of the McCanns are still plugging away at the abduction story, trying to dismiss the dogs, those never been wrong yet dogs.

    The dogs don't lie. They have spoken. Madeleine is dead. There was no abduction.

    The McCanns can't allow that doggie information to come to the fore, because if they did the media attention would be back on them.

    And rightly.

    How can they ever rest?

    The clock is ticking, the case is not going to go away. The McCanns don't want it reopened, yet that is still on the cards and could happen anytime.

    What information will the case Murat is bringing against the Tapas crowd reveal?

    Clarence is already spinning on behalf of Jane Tanner.

    Is he hoping it will be heard in secret before the judge so he can give evidence on her behalf, just as he did for the McCanns when that was heard in secret?

    God forbid. When is justice going to be seen to be done?

    ReplyDelete
  65. the injunction decision has been published as two pdf' files at http://go2.wordpress.com/?id=725X1342&site=duartelevypt.wordpress.com&url=http%3A%2F%2Fduartelevypt.files.wordpress.com%2F2010%2F02%2Fdoc-1a1.pdf and http://go2.wordpress.com/?id=725X1342&site=duartelevypt.wordpress.com&url=http%3A%2F%2Fduartelevypt.files.wordpress.com%2F2010%2F02%2Fdoc-2a.pdf

    ReplyDelete
  66. The McCann claim they will do anything to find Madeleine, but this is a lie. Kate McCann refused to answer a very straight forward set of questions.

    By not answering them she has simply labelled herself forever.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Gerry McCann speaks at IBA Annual Conference, Madrid with video http://www.ibanet.org/Article/Detail.aspx?ArticleUid=329261a6-5bf6-448a-9476-5b34ff80d6a2#mccann

    ReplyDelete
  68. If the McCanns claim they would do anything to find Madeleine then they would beg for the case to be reopened.

    Yet that is the last thing they want or they would have done this.

    A review of the case which they say they want is not the same as a reopening of the case.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Note for the readers regarding the pdf files links abovementioned: On the blog JM we can't quote what wasn't published by the media or a proper journalist. But you can read similar pages from the document translated, which were then used by the McCanns, here 'The Temporary Injunction: Granted on September 9, 2009' http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2010/02/temporary-injunction-granted-on.html , its the misused decision attached to Carter Ruck letter to Pamalam's site, that is, Carter ruck leaked the decision, it then went to wikileaks and we translated the decision.

    The exception that Amaral mentions on this interview http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2010/02/amaral-already-prepares-his-counter.html can be found at page 44 e) and f)

    ReplyDelete
  70. Having spent sometime this weekend dealing with a serious situation regarding an older family member with dementia and thier treatment ib a council run home and trying to involve Social Services here in the UK despite even having photographic evidence which is only been described as disgraceful one thing I am certain they will do nothing. Those expecting this to happen to protect other family members of Maddie family think again as with the press in the UK they are a disgrace

    ReplyDelete
  71. Check out Christopher Friends site.. for a "no body journalist" there seems to be a lot of interest in the case.....

    He seems a no nonsense type of person who says exactly what he thinks. McCann & Company will have their work cut out with this one, wonder if plans to sue him are on the cards.

    ReplyDelete
  72. :D I've been somewhat taken aback by the McCanns' choice of words lately: "There is absolutely no evidence Madeleine has been seriously harmed." Do they think that insisting that Madeleine is sitting like a pretty little packaged just waiting to be collected will move the generous giving public to open their wallets and send more money their way? Reinforced by their claims that no one is looking for Madeleine but their 'detectives'?

    But if they are so completely convinced that she is alive and well, what's to stop them from pleading with the Portuguese Police to re-open the case and thereby ensure the search for their daughter continues? Is the generous giving public even tempted to wonder WHY the McCanns have fallen short of making this one request that will cost them not one dime and finally reunite them with their daughter? Three years on and it appears Madeleine's destined to wait forever more...

    Very odd, McCanns. This failure to act makes absolutely no sense.

    Well, on the surface, at least...!

    ReplyDelete
  73. Sorry, I don't know where to ask this question. Does anyone know why Blacksmith's blogspot is invitation only now, and how to contact Blacksmith to get an invitation? I am suffering cold turkey already.

    ReplyDelete
  74. Hello anon #35

    Calling someone a "nobody" is hardly the way to engage in a rationale polite discussion with the nutters, vampires, vultures and bandits that everyone who does not believe the McScam fairy tales is.
    Does this answer your point?

    ReplyDelete
  75. 71, IBA,
    you mean INTERNATIONAL tapasBAR ASSOCIATION?

    ReplyDelete
  76. Christopher is putting the wind up them. He is so on top of the story and not going to be frightened off.

    Methinks it is those dogs he mentions.

    The dogs don't know you McCanns, yet they picked out your apartment, hire car and possessions.

    Cadaver scent and blood in your holiday apartment, and in the boot of your hire car.

    If the best cadaver dog in the world says there has been a dead body in the places indicated, then there has been a dead body.

    Nobody else ever died in the holiday apartment and Madeleine is missing.

    Not hard to figure.

    ReplyDelete
  77. 31

    Good points. Hadn't thought of it like that before.

    ReplyDelete
  78. To 76 - I also feel the same way about the choice of words by the McCanns.

    On the link ... Leicester Police - A McCann Gallery Tribute there is a video of Kate McCann describing her 10 oclock check, she tells how she went in through the patio door and all was quiet and was tempted to turn around but found the bedroom door open much further than they had left it, she demonstrates how she pulled the door too and suddendly it shut... what I find amazing is the statement she makes that she thought then look at the children.

    I thought the whole exercise of checking was to make sure that the children were all safe!!!!

    Whats the point of checking if you dont bother to see if the children are asleep and well tucked up in bed, all quiet is no guarantee that all is well.
    Gerry made sure that he let everyone know that when he did his check he had his proud dad moment.

    ReplyDelete
  79. Parafraseando Herman jose em algumas das suas rabulas, " Cada tiro cada melro, cada cavadela cada minhoca". E exactamente assim que defino Kate e Gerry desde que iniciaram a sua ascencao galactica ( 3 de Maio de 2007). O "ultimo ataque" em Lisboa, cavou mais uma minhoca- A revisao das pistas. Passaram semanas, onde esta o pedido oficial de revisao das pistas? Foi mais uma minhoca e como todas as minhocas, inofensivas e inconsequentes, duram o tempo estritamente necessario para decompor cada "tormenta". E ninguem em Portugal, com autoridade, questiona para que tem servido tantas minhocas ao longo destes quase 3 anos. So quem tem necessidade de resolver os seus "lixos", usa tao abusivamente e de forma tao avida, tanta minhoca. Nao ha "lixo" no reino da "inocencia". Em contraparida, todos os culpados tem "lixos" muito mal resolvidos, todos nadam mais ou menos, em pantanos de minhocas.
    Nos portugueses, que suportamos com os nossos impostos a ultima cavadela dos Mccann, temos o direito de ao menos ver a minhoca- Onde esta a revisao das pistas? Temos ainda o direito de saber o que se entende por "revisao" e o que se entende por "pistas". Na nossa inteligencia lusa, "revisao" significa re-abertura porque para rever o que esta fechado, e preciso re-abrir. Na nossa inteligencia lusa, "pistas" sao mesmo plurais e implicam as que apontam "morte" e as que nem inventadas nos conseguem apontar "rapto".
    Os papas cavadores, apregoam ao vento que nao ha provas de que a filha tenha sofrido seriamente qualquer dano. Que grande minhoca... Entao porque esta ela desaparecida ha tanto tempo? Ha boa maneira das ferias conjugais, esta de ferias. Uma longa viagem, como formataram o cerebro dos gemeos, tao longa que para nos e a prova de como sofreu serios danos e entrou numa viagem sem regresso.
    So "cavadores amadores" podem usar com tao pouca dignidade a desgraca e o serio dano que assolou a filha. Alimentam-se de Jaycee Dugard e da perversidade de Fritz. Esquecem-se que os tempos destas desgracas eram outros. Nao havia Internet, nem cobertura mediatica ao nanonesimo do segundo. As vitimas tambem tinham idades diferentes que as tornavam mais apeteciveis e mais vulneraveis. Manipulam-se, pressionam-se, atormentam-se adolescentes ou criancas em infancia tardia. Nao se consegue controlar ou manipular uma crianca pequena e disso todos temos experiencia, basta lembrarmos os choros inconsolaveis, as noites mal dormidas, o descontrole total em que uma crianca desesperada pode transformar uma situacao. Depois uma crianca pequena exige sempre um cumplice. Interessante que em quase 3 anos, raptor, raptada e cumplice, nunca precisaram de ver a luz do dia, nunca precisaram de um hospital, um medico, uma farmacia. Nunca tiveram um vizinho, um olhar ou um ouvido indiscreto que desconfiasse. Foram tao perfeitos que tornaram tudo perfeitamente mentiroso.
    Kate e Gerry, na proxima cavadela nao se inspirem em Jaycee Dugard ou fritz, inspirem-se em Guimaraes. Inspirem-se na recem-nascida, raptada do hospital de Guimaraes por uma mulher perturbada, e recuperada um ano depois. Convencam-se.... ninguem fica indiferente ao que nao pertence ao seu lugar. Ha sempre um olhar indiscreto, uma boca desavinda, um ouvido mais apurado. Ha sempre alguem que se indigna e trava a corrente. No caso da vossa filha, embora oficialmente o publico ainda nao saiba onde esta, ja houve quem travasse a corrente e pertence ao vosso circulo familiar- A TIA PHILL, AS AVOS.... Tao activas em 2007, abruptamente se fecharam nos seus casulos. Nao as vemos procurarem Madeleine. Porque sera? Porque nao a querem de volta ou porque sabem que ela nao volta?

    ReplyDelete
  80. I think the reason the McCann’s are being protected is because its connected to Operation ORE the investigation in to people who paid to access pedophile sites on the internet, Jim Gamble is protecting pedophiles in high office, operation ORE netted all walks of life, Jim Gamble of the CEOP was head of operation ORE and a freemason, interestingly he is a friend of Gerry McCann, Jim Bates the country’s leading computer forensic experts, has made the extraordinary claim that senior police officers in Avon & Somerset and in the Met’s Child Exploitation Online Protection Team (CEOP) have deliberately misled the public , in an effort to distract attention from a scandal that could soon engulf them


    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/10/ore_case/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gDzpodfaiM

    ReplyDelete
  81. 77 it appears that Blacksmith is making a re-assessment and won't be publishing until he has anything new to say. It's a pity he decided to take the blog "down", I'll miss reading his work

    ReplyDelete
  82. poster 23 ,with regards to poster 3 being a "Mc fan" I didnt think there were many of them left !! and if there are they are VERY quite !!

    ReplyDelete
  83. All we need in the UK is ONE ,Christopher Freind ,thats all it would take to blow this lot wide open ,what a shame for Maddie that not ONE editor is caring for her and fighting to win her justice ,how do they sleep at night ?IF one editor printed what the know (and believe me ,they DO know what happened as much as we do) you would find every other editor would spill all they knew to sell more papers and not let competitors win over them ,it would be like a domino stack all would follow ,we can dream of this day coming,but not hold our breath

    ReplyDelete
  84. "Bloody Sunday report may be delayed by general election." The Guardian March 1st.
    A spokesman for one of the families believes the report will be selectively leaked and put to "other partisan usage long before it sees the light of day."
    I've been saying that we won't see anything about the McCann case this side of the genereal election; predicted to be May 6th. Families in Derry, where 13 civil rights marchers were shot dead by British paratroopers, have been waiting since 1972 to hear the truth. Governments need to be leaned on to ensure justice prevails

    ReplyDelete
  85. 77 and Joan 85 at The Cracked Mirror is also a 'register only' site now, too.I thought it was to keep the trolls out!

    ReplyDelete
  86. 10.333 Hits, not bad for one article. The Trolls gave up long ago...

    ReplyDelete