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Three Notes

by Luís Filipe Malheiro


III. I don’t understand why these pathetic and opportunistic scenes by an individual who’s been living off the money of others, who is unable to prove to anyone – although the police, on the other hands, has no safe evidence – that he has nothing to do with his daughter’s disappearance, apart from the carelessness that is characteristic of brainless people who leave three children alone in an apartment while they go drinking, are allowed.

This time, this individual, Gerry McCann, returned to the Algarve, allegedly to cooperate in the making of a documentary by a British television channel, for the second anniversary of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

I wonder whether these British people, who are offended and make up idiotic stories around the fact that the wife of the President of the USA touched the Queen of England – who didn’t seem upset, quite to the contrary – also make the same documentaries about the thousands of children that disappear in England every year, or if this is money talking louder?

Madeleine was three years old when she disappeared from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, which has since been losing customers and is now dismissing its workers. This individual, Gerry, and his wife, Kate McCann, were made arguidos in September 2007, although they were cleared in July 2008 due to a lack of evidence.

I confess it’s about time that the Algarvians revolt against this circus, because it’s making people sick, this insistence on the disappearance of poor Madeleine, while nobody knows what happens to thousands of other “madeleines” that disappear all over Europe, namely in England. A few days ago I read, and retained, this: “While the search for Madeleine McCann is exposed by the media all over the world, another 100 thousand English families live the same drama in silence”. According to a report from English NGO “Parents and Abducted Children Together”, that’s the annual number of complaints that are received by the United Kingdom’s police, involving the disappearance of children and teenagers. According to data from that NGO, there has been a rise in the number of child sequestrations registered in the country over the last 10 years, and at least one quarter of the cases involved the parents. This is what has to be denounced. Because this protagonist of another documentary on an English television is not going to evade suspicion, for better or for worse.

source: Jornal da Madeira, 06.04.2009

1 comment:

  1. Pathetic and opportunistic indeed.
    Nobody in Portugal believes them anymore.
    Just wish that the English could open their eyes and SEE!


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