"Point of Destruction"
In 1966, F. Truffaut directed the remarkable "Fahrenheit 451". This science fiction film, which has always passionated me, finds at the present moment one of its most unfortunate fulfillments with the news published in a daily newspaper, whose title is "McCann couple demands books to be fully destroyed".
by Dr. Paulo Sargento
Indeed, the McCanns have asked for much and given very little or close to nothing! It is unfortunate that not even them, at the moment, speak of the little girl Madeleine McCann (their daughter and co-applicant in the process - even though, unfortunately, no court is aware of her whereabouts, and thus of her legal status) and are more concerned with their public image and with, the theoretical, enormous profits from books and videos which oppose their version of what happened on May 3, 2007.
In the middle of this inglorious battle, one should, however, question: Where is Madeleine? After the archival of the process, what was done to find her?
One of the witnesses presented by the McCanns is Dave Edgar, one of the "private detectives" who, in recent times, has dedicated himself to searching the girl.
Let us make a simple consideration, with so many private detectives that for the last two years, have worked on the case, what has been achieved regarding the location of the little girl, Madeleine? Nothing. Unfortunately, nothing. Why? Is it reasonable to believe that this failure is due to the book of Gonçalo Amaral? Did the whole world lost interest in Maddie due to the arguments of the former inspector Gonçalo Amaral? One of two things: either Gonçalo Amaral is a Genius or the World is Stupid!
The process relating to Maddie case can be reopened. Kate McCann, the mother, just has to answer to one of the more than four dozens of questions that she refused, consciously, to answer in September 2007.
Together with my colleague Peter Gamito, we made the first 3D simulation of the events of May 3, 2007. I have presented arguments to support the conclusion that the abduction theory was untenable. The argumentation, which I repeat now, boils down to this: it were the girl's parents that suggested the possibility of abduction, presenting a sequence of timings for the supervision of the children (not of Maddie alone) which did not exceed, on average, 7 minutes in absolute terms (values that would be severely shortened if relying, in addition, on the movements of the several tapas 9 characters, with the stated stops near the apartment and on the conversations between these characters). What criteria has the McCann couple, or the detectives who they have been hiring, to demonstrate the possibility for an abduction? I confess that I would like to know, at least, one argument that could be put up for discussion and logical argumentation. I regret that so far that has not happened.
Sadly, instead of presenting arguments that could sustain such a thesis, attempts to destruct opposing views are wielded, a fact which doesn't even deserve the adjective of antithesis.
Madeleine McCann is not the daughter of Gonçalo Amaral! Madeleine McCann is the daughter of Kate and Gerry McCann. I regret that the McCanns insist in worrying more with Gonçalo Amaral than with their daughter and that, like in the movie "Fahrenheit 451", believe that firefighters, rather than putting out fires, should burn books ...