The Lies, the Truth and the Flies - Paulo Sargento, Part 2
August 26, 2008
Maddie: Opsss... Are the flies trying to wake up?
In an earlier post, I referred to the fact that some questions that relate to the already long process of the so-called “Maddie case” had not been replied because it would be best “not to wake the sleeping flies”. In effect, it seems to me that the metaphor is understandable even by those who are more distracted or not interested in the case.
That same post ended with the sentence: “We’ll let some days pass, and in a later post, some of these, and who knows, some other questions, may have an answer.”
In reality, taking into account what is becoming known about the case and what we know about human behaviour, the publicity of the process, consecutive to its archiving, allowed to foresee some “nerve wars”. But what was not predictable is that the first “battles” of said “wars” would start so early.
What do I mean, you may be asking?
On the 24th of August 2008, “The Mail on Sunday” exhibited, on one-fourth of its first page, a bombastic title that still was not surprising for those who have paid more attention to this case: “McCann’s Fund in £500.000 Chaos”.
Why was this title hardly surprising, in terms of its contents, but unpredictable in its timing of appearance?
To start, everything that moves money is always susceptible of generating controversy. This fund, which has moved a few million euros, due to the solidarity of many ordinary people and especially a multimillionaire named Brian Kennedy, has been the point of a latent controversy, because its management started to raise problems. It’s obvious that the money had to be used in actions that had the search of little Maddie as a target, and which simultaneously constituted a pragmatic alert for the thousands of missing children all over the world.
As we know, an important part of that money has been spent on private investigation companies that claim the certainty of finding little Maddie. Metodo 3, for example, even went as far as asserting that they would find the little girl until Christmas. As we saw, that did not happen, which allegedly left the couple quite disillusioned and angry to the point that they considered terminating the contract with said agency. But the fact is that if we look on the official site – http://www.findmadeleine.com/, in the chapter that refers to the investigation, we find the link to Método e and the same ridiculous and inconsequent e-fits.
We can therefore ask: with so much money spent, the illustrious detectives have only managed to find Mr Joaquim Agostinho, in Altura, Monte Gordo, as a consequence of the e-fits?
Yes. It does look that way!
But there is something more serious. “The Mail on Sunday”, in the above mentioned edition, whose contents was developed by “Correio da Manhã” and “Diário de Notícias”, advances the idea that Oakley International (a detective agency that had been working for the McCann couple for 6 months) had been dismissed, after receiving 600 000 euros for their rendered services. We are reminded that this detective agency was presumably constituted by former agents from the British Secret Services, from the FBI (maybe colleagues of the person who draws the e-fits…) and from the CIA.
What services has this company performed, with such an amount of intelligence, we might ask? Concerning this issue, I strongly recommend consulting the blog sosmaddie.blogspot.com. An attentive reading of the texts that are published there is highly revealing.
After doing the maths, there are approximately 600 000 euros left in the fund that is destined to find Maddie.
What is strange about this?
Well, apart from some confusion in the fund’s management, we fail to understand:
- Why is none of the companies able to at least “show some service done”?
- Why were these companies never called Maddie “predators”?
- Why was Mr Brian Kennedy angry and closed the faucet on these gentlemen?
- And finally, even stranger, why is Mr Clarence Mitchell silent???
Other flies are surely preparing to wake up.
See you in the next post.
Paulo Sargento was head of a team that developed a 3d animated simulation of the evening of the 3rd of May 2007, when the disappearance of Madeleine reportedly took place, as well as an analysis of the e-fit of a suspect that was released by Team McCann early this year.