By ANTONELLA LAZZERI
Published: 30 April 2010
KATE McCann has admitted that after daughter Maddie disappeared there were times she wished she and her family were dead.
Speaking just two days before the third anniversary of Maddie's abduction on May 3 2007 Kate revealed her agony was so great that she used to hope that her, husband Gerry and their twins S*** and A***** would die in an accident.
She said: "I used to have thoughts like we'll get wiped out in the car on the motorway. So it would just happen, we'd all be gone, and the pain would be away."
The full article can be read in The McSun
Here's an interesting comment posted in a forum:
"This is acually very telling and tells us the truth about Madeleine.
If, as they claim madeleine was and still is alive and suffering no serious harm why on earth would she wish the remaining family were dead and it was all over?
Surely if Madeleine were alive then kate killing herself and the family would make Madeleine an orphan thus causing even more trauma.
the only way this makes any kind of logical sense if if they know that Madeleine is dead and has been dead since the night she vanished/ was last seen alive by an independant witness.
You hear these comments from distraught , grief stricken people who have lost a loved one especially if it was in suspicious circumstances. What you don't hear these comments from is from parents with a missing child or family member.
Why on earth would you wish yourself and your family dead if you know or suspect your child is alive and in the hands of an abductor. At best you would be demanding they take you instead of the child ( especially in ransom cases - remember sahil's mom?)
The McCann couple will mark the third anniversary of the disappearance of their daughter with an interview on the Cuatro TV channel in Spain.
They will be interviewed by Concha Garcia Campoy, presenter of the programme “Las Mañanas de Cuatro” who spent the last weekend at the McCann’s house in England.
The big interview will be transmitted next Monday and will include the presence in the studio of some people linked to the case. Amongst them there will be police officers, journalists and various specialists. Gonçalo Amaral will also be in the studio.
No police officer fails to comprehend the significance of finding Madeleine; not just for her parents, but for the mental health of the nation.
By Martin Samuel
Last updated at 2:01 AM on 30th April 2010
Maddie, the heartrending dilemma
There are, it is roughly estimated, as many as 180,000 missing children in the United Kingdom.
According to the home Office, the number of full-time police in England and Wales is 142,000.
You see the problem, yes? Even if we took one officer and told him his only job was to find Madeleine McCann, he would still have to take alternate Thursdays off to help investigate some other disappearance.
This is why there exists a point at which investigations into missing people are scaled down.
Always reluctantly, always with the hope that one day circumstances will change, but Gerry McCann is wrong to say the police have given up on his daughter, as the third anniversary of her disappearance approaches.
They have not forgotten, but simply lost the trail.
This happens. Not every investigation can be resolved, or allowed to continue interminably when leads and clues are exhausted.
I do not believe any police officer fails to comprehend the significance of finding Madeleine; not just for her parents, but for the mental health of the nation.
Police may respond inadequately to vandalism or petty crime, but if any of the information Mr McCann says has recently been unearthed by private detectives was of use, an official investigation team would have been all over it.
The charity PACT (Parents and Abducted Children Together) says one child goes missing every five minutes; the police, therefore, are not, like the McCanns, solely responsible for a single lost toddler.
Are those most urgently in need of help now to join the end of an ancient queue?
Police work prioritises, it shuffles resources, evolving in the most harshly pragmatic way.
It cannot become mired in history, as cold as that sounds. Russell Bohling is a vulnerable 18-year-old with a speech impediment, who was about to inherit £300,000 to start his own business.
His car has been found on a cliff top in east Yorkshire, and he is missing. The quicker police act, the more chance there is of resolution, happy or otherwise.
At the same time there will be other cases in the area, as yet unanswered. each officer assigned to Russell’s disappearance is therefore being taken off another duty. What is the alternative?
Give his family a number like at a supermarket delicatessen counter and tell them to wait their turn?
‘Find Madeleine’ was the campaign. The police tried and failed. Now they must find Russell.
Next week, it will be someone else. Tragic realities are confronted all the time, but what more can they do?
Source: Mail online
The search for Maddie
Because they were incredibly busy, really.
Thanks to Mercedes for the following information.
On Monday, May 3rd, Spanish TV Las Mañanas de Cuatro, will air an interview with the McCanns. There will be several guests in the studio commenting on the case.
The following is the press release from Mercedes.
"There she was curled up against me. Then she took my engagement ring... She used to do this many times and put it... She put it on as we read the story.... She is wonderful, what I can say. "
So Kate McCann recalls the last moments spent with her daughter. Next Monday marks the third anniversary of the disappearance of Madeleine. Three years in which her parents have not stopped looking for her.
Las Mañanas de Cuatro celebrates its 750 programs on the air with an exclusive worldwide interest. Concha Garcia Campoy has gone to Rothley (England) to interview the McCanns and know how is their day to day without Maddie.
Kate and Gerry have responded, without censorship, to all our questions. They talk about the doubts that still surround the case and their relationship with Gonçalo Amaral, the Portuguese police who was in charge of the research who has always considered them suspects.
"In my mind it is very clear that a man took Madeleine and we have to find him to know where my daughter is. That the police don’t search for that man but suspect me and Gerry ... That hurts me. "
Kate and Gerry McCann tell us each point of their version of what happened that night. They categorically denied they had medicated children ("It's a shame that this was published. It has no basis. It’s a lie") although they admit they could have made a mistake leaving them alone to go to dinner with a group of friends.
"The guilt will never leave us, we made a mistake and we repeated it several nights in a row ... We never thought our children were in danger."
They say that the have never hidden to Sean and Amelie, Maddie’s brother and sister; what happened.
"A psychologist told us to answer honestly all their questions ... We explained them about the kidnapping, saying that if we want something we should not take it if it belongs to others. And they understood it. As a robbery. "
Three years after the disappearance of Madeleine, the McCanns do not give up. They say they will continue to fight "the time it takes." Currently, they are intending that the British police reopen the investigation.
We celebrate 750 mornings together ... with new and interesting stories.
The father of missing Madeleine McCann has said his “innocent, vulnerable” daughter had been “essentially given up on” by British authorities.
During a television interview days before the third anniversary of her disappearance, Gerry McCann urged the Government to carry out a “comprehensive review” of the case.
He told Lorraine Kelly: “It’s not right that an innocent, vulnerable British citizen is essentially given up on.
“And I don’t think it’s right that as parents, that we have to drive the search. Of course we will, but not everyone has had the same resources and support that we have had to be able to do that. And I think it’s pretty cruel.”
The pre-recorded GMTV interview will be broadcast on Wednesday. Mr McCann said it was “incredibly frustrating” that police in Portugal and the UK are not doing more to find the missing youngster.
At the time of her disappearance, the couple were criticised for leaving their three children alone in a holiday apartment as they went for dinner nearby. Mr McCann said that if they could go back, they would not have left her alone.
He said: “If we could turn back the clock and change what happened, obviously we wouldn’t have done it. We can’t. And what I would say is, you know, people have got to put themselves into our position. What would you do if it was your daughter? After this, what would you do?”
The parents still believe Madeleine, who went missing when she was three, is alive and are releasing a pack for people to take abroad and put up posters featuring her picture.
Kate McCann said: “Certainly in my heart I feel she is out there. I mean I know there is nothing to say that she isn’t, so we have to carry on working and thinking like that.
“I mean logically I can’t say, I mean none of us can say for definite other than the people involved. But I know we can’t give up because there is no evidence to say that she is not.”
Kate and Gerry 'gave up' on their own daughter before the British authorities did, though, by not answering the police questions, cancelling the official police reconstruction because it would have interfered with busy work schedules, fleeing the crime scene when they were made oficial suspects, and not requesting the case remain open.
What kind of 'living hell' do you think Maddie's been enduring for the past three years, Lorraine Kelly?
Lorraine Kelly on Twitter:
It's impossible to imagine the kind of living hell Maddie endured in Praia da Luz, if the evidence of blood, bodily fluids and cadaver scent is anything to go by.
Still baffled, Lorraine?
Madeleine McCann's parents will be interviewed by Lorraine Kelly as the third anniversary of her disappearance nears.
Kate and Gerry go on the GMTV couch on Tuesday, to be seen by viewers the next day - their only UK TV appearance before the May 3 anniversary.
Madeleine, then aged three, vanished on holiday in Portugal in 2007.
"Lorraine's been very supportive of the family, despite being a right tit" said a source. "This is a thank you and a reminder that she's still missing."
A sneak preview of the GMTV interview: translated by 'Autumn'
LK - Och you poor wee things. how are you?
kate - Well Lorraine, there is a little girl missing and erm well you know erm,,
Gerry - Let me just say there has been an abduction and we believe they are out there (cough) funds are running low (cough)
LK - you poor wee things, Im sure our lovely viewers will show their usual generosity. It amaaaaazes me how you both manage to sleep....
Gerry - Sleep? (nervous coughing fit and strange smirk) Did you say sleep? (beads of sweat of forehead as his hand strays towards his ear) There is noooo evidence to suggest that we gave our children anything to ............
Kate - erm there's an innocent little girl missing out there (takes tight grip of Gerry's crotch and fixes him with an angry look).
LK - May I just say, Kate, that is a beeeeeuuuuuutiful wee cardi you are wearing, my faaaaavorite colour too.
Kate - Thanks Lorraine for giving us another easy ride.
David Cameron with Clarence Mitchell
"The most amusing thing about it is that as Cameron rather vacuously declares: "The country is crying out for change - and we're going to give them they change they crave", visible throughout this clip is an over-confident Mitchell stroking his puffed-out tummy."
[An article by The Madeleine Foundation - 15 April 2010]
A General Election will be held in three weeks’ time.
In 1997, when Tony Blair was elected in triumph to the post of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the Sun claimed, with no little justification: ‘It was the Sun wot won it’.
The Sun had switched sides a couple of years beforehand, backing Labour to win the election, and had proactively campaigned on their behalf through its news coverage and editorials. Richard Branson jumped on the bandwagon that night and just ‘dropped in’ on the Labour Party celebrations early in the morning, thus beginning over a decade of close co-operation between him and New Labour.
The Sun is owned by Rupert Murdoch. So is the Times, the Sunday Times and the News of the World, all part of his News International and News Corporation empires. He owns BSkyB and Sky News. He has many other media interests, including Fox News in the United States. In 1993, Murdoch acquired Star TV, now worth billions, and one of the begiiset satellite TV networks in Asia.
In late 2003, Murdoch acquired a 34% stake in Hughes Electronics, operator of the largest American satellite TV system, DirectTV.
He added Intermix Media Inc. to his interests in 2005. They operate MySpace and other popular social networking websites. Months later he acquired IGN Edntertainment for £500 million.
He is, arguably, the most powerful media figure in the world.
So why was it that in 2008, Conservative Party Leader David Cameron met Rupert Murdoch on his private yacht in the Mediterranean?
It emerged that Cameron had accepted free flights to hold private talks with Rupert Murdoch on his luxury yacht, Rosehearty, off the Greek island, Santorini. Cameron, however, failed to reveal his talks with Mr Murdoch in the House of Commons register of interests, merely declaring that on 16 August 2008, he and his family had accepted free flights provided by Matthew Freud.
His entry actually read: “16 August 2008, private plane from Farnborough to Istanbul for my wife and two children. Then from Istanbul to Santorini, and return to Dalaman, for myself, my wife and two children; provided by Matthew Freud, of London”.
Cameron had been on a brief visit to Georgia at the time and met his wife in Istanbul. So far as we are aware, Mr Cameron has never discussed what he talked about with Rupert Murdoch. Mr Cameron has not broken Commons rules by not revealing the fact that he spoke to Rupert Murdoch and not disclosing anything about his talks with him. Cameron talks the talk of ‘democracy’ and ‘transparency’ etc., but he does not walk the walk. He has kept silent about what the two men discussed.
The Sun switched its support from Labour to Conservative on 30 September 2009, about a year after the yacht meeting with Murdoch. Here’s how the Sun triumphantly reported the reaction to this the following day:
LABOUR'S high command chumps got the hump with The Sun yesterday when we ditched them after 12 years. Angry Gordon Brown led the moaning with a grumpy performance on TV. The Prime Minister lost his temper during an interview that was being broadcast live on Sky News. He tried to walk off the set with his microphone still attached after a grilling by political anchorman Adam Boulton.
And Mr Brown's sidekick Lord Mandelson jokingly accused Britain's biggest newspaper of being ‘chumps’ after we threw our weight behind the Tories. The PM was joined by a succession of Cabinet ministers lining up to shrug off our move.
Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman took a swipe at The Sun's Page 3 girls. She opened a debate at the party conference in Brighton by saying she was speaking about ‘something The Sun knows absolutely nothing about - equality’. Ms Harman went on: “Let's face it, the nearest their political analysis gets to women's rights is Page 3's News in Briefs”. Then she told delegates: “We may be the underdog but we won't be bullied. This underdog is biting back”.
Mr Brown then told TV stations: “It's the British people that decide the election, it's the British people's views that I am interested in. I think Sun readers actually, when they look at what I say, they will agree with what I said”. Mr Brown's bad-tempered Sky News questioning showed the fury felt at the highest level at Labour's annual rally.
He repeatedly tried to talk about the economic slump but faced questions, instead, about The Sun's withdrawal of support. At the end of the interview he looked daggers at Mr Boulton before heading off - still tangled in the broadcasting gear. In his eagerness to depart he forgot he was due to have a second interview with the BBC's Sian Williams in the same chair.
Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock was also peeved that The Sun had lost faith in Labour but tried to dismiss it. He said: "The Pope's a Catholic. That's how much surprise it gave me. "It's been obvious for a long, long time that they've been edging and edging."
It was not a very difficult decision for the Sun to make. At the time the Conservatives were running at between 15% and 20% ahead in the polls.
So who was the Matthew Freud who laid on his private plane for Mr Cameron? He’s the owner and boss of one of Europe’s leading media relations and communications companies, Freud Communications, based in London. But of much greater significance, he’s married to Rupert Murdoch’s daughter, Elisabeth.
So, who is Clarence Mitchell and where does he fit into this picture? The answer: right in the middle.
In 2005, Mitchell was made Director of the 40-strong Media Monitoring Unit in the Central Office of Information. In an interview with the newspaper Espresso published on 29 September 2007, he boasted that his role there was to ‘control what comes out in the media’. He was right at the heart of the Labour government’s formidable public relations machine; one of their chief ‘spinners’.
A year after his Espresso interview, Mitchell was employed by Matthew Freud of Freud Communications in an undisclosed capacity.
And on 4 March this year, Conservative Leader David Cameron appointed him as second-in-command to his chief media relations and communications adviser, formerly News of the World Editor, Andy Coulson. Cameron, Coulson and Mitchell therefore constituted a veritable clique of Murdoch contacts.
So, we may get a Conservative government on 7 May. If so, political control of te country will pass from Labour to Conservative.
But Murdoch will still control a huge media empire. And Clarence Mitchell, who has been close to Matthew Freud and Rupert Murdoch for the past 18 months, may well be at the heart of the Conservatives’ new media manipulation team, just as he was for Tony Blair.
So what is the connection with the McCanns and the fate of their daughter Madeleine? Simply this: that on 7 May 2007, just four days after Madeleine was reported missing, Mitchell was appointed the McCanns’ chief public relations adviser in what was to become one of the biggest international media stories of the past three years.
Why it was necessary for him to be transferred to the Foreign Office in May and fly out to Praia da Luz on 22 May is not known. He soon dominated media stories about the McCanns, setting up media-friendly interviews for them, shielding them from awkward questions, and so on.
Many others flew out there to ‘help’ - ostensibly to look for a missing child: three staff of Leicestershire Police, staff from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), and the National Police Intelligence Service and possibly MI5 as well - they were certainly involved at a later stage. Then there were at least two staff from the private intelligence agency Control Risks Group and two more staff from the ‘crisis counselling’ agency, the Centre for Crisis Psychology, plus staff of the British Embassy in Portugal and the Foreign Office.
The Director of Mark Warner, managers of the Ocean Club where Madeleine went missing, flew straightaway to Praia da Luz, and with him went the Head of Crisis Management at leading communications and media relations firm Bell Pottinger, Alex Woolfall. Just why so many important people rushed out to Praia da Luz remains very unclear. Perhaps if we all knew why they did so, we would be closer to unravelling what Mitchell himself, on 19 February this year, called ‘a complete mystery’.
So we have Mitchell safely in position under David Cameron, the Conservatives a comfortable 7% to 8% ahead in the opinion polls, and Mitchell still on a retainer to advise and represent the McCanns in their public relations. Therefore there seems to be little prospect that, if the Conservatives do get elected to government, there will be any change in the government’s position regarding the mystery of missing Madeleine.
It is doubtful if we shall see any serious effort by a Conservative government to try to get to the bottom of what really happened to Madeleine McCann. The promised ‘re-investigation’ of Madeleine’s disappearance, as recommended by CEOP Chief Executive Jim Gamble, will probably start, its hand tied behind its back from the outset by being limited to only exploring the possibility of Madeleine having been abducted, and not other possibilities. No doubt a Conservative government would continue to refuse, as Labour has done, demands for a public enquiry into the whole affair, or even a public inquest with all the material witnesses called to give evidence on oath.
Murdoch and Mitchell, between them, will have Cameron under their control.
Main source: Daily Mail:
More articles from the Madeleine Foundation can be found here: http://www.madeleinefoundation.org.uk/
A WOULD-BE UKIP MP took part in a vile leaflet campaign blaming Madeleine McCann's disappearance on her grieving parents, The Sun can reveal.
Helene Davies-Green, 62, delivered flyers titled "Ten Reasons Why Madeleine Was Not Abducted" to Kate and Gerry's neighbours.
It was produced by the anti-McCann Madeleine Foundation, of which the wannabe politician is a committee member.
Mrs Davies-Green's husband Grenville is the group's chairman.
The folk singer is standing in Cambridge South for the right-wing anti-Euro party on May 6.
Doctors Kate and Gerry, both 42, were left "horrified, angry and upset" by the deliveries in their village of Rothley, Leics, last August.
The flyer claimed if Maddie died in the family's holiday flat in Portugal in 2007, those who caused or allowed the death "got away with it".
Mrs Davies-Green also handed out pamphlets branding the McCanns' spokesman "a master media manipulator" with the group's founder Tony Bennett in Oxford last year.
The foundation has claimed Madeleine, three, was NOT abducted in Praia da Luz and that her parents were to blame for her "death".
A UKIP spokesman said last night: "Whilst having every sympathy with the McCanns and their predicament, UKIP believes in the freedom of speech."
This email was sent to MF members yesterday:
Dear Oliver Adam,
The Chairman of The Madeleine Foundation, Grenville Green, has asked me (see message below) to send you by e-mail the text of a leaflet some of us circulated in Leicestershire last August. I should add that the Leicestershire distribution was part of a nationwide leaflet drop of this particular leaflet drop, both by our members and by non-members who support our work,
Also for the record I should add that as a result of press publicity about this leaflet, we received hundreds of thousands of hits on our website, a couple of dozen new members, may offers of help e.g. with Portugiese-English translation, and dozens of orders for the leaflet and our book: 'What Really Happened to Madeleine McCann? - 60 Reasons which suggest that Madeleine McCann was not abducted".
Our website is: http://www.madeleinefoundation.org.uk/
You may also wish to be aware that in the one-and-only opinion poll published in the United Kingdom on the McCann case, 80% of respondents said they did not believe the McCanns were telling the whole truth about the disappearance of Madeleine. Later that year, when a long interview with the McCanns was shown on Spanish TV, viewers were asked if they though the McCanns were telling the truth or lying; 70% said they were lying.
Look at the unmoderated comments on any article that is published about Madeleine McCann and you will usually see a vast majority of comments which are sceptical of the McCanns' account of events. The same is true of comments YouTube clips of the McCanns.
FInally, you may also wish to note that several of our members and supporters have publicly declared that they will not vote Conservative at this election because Dave Cameron has employed Clarence Mitchell, the McCanns' chief public relations spokesman for the past three years, to assist the Conservatives' election campaign as second-in-command to former News of the World Editor, Andy Coulson. This includes at least one Conservative Party member and hitherto committed activist for that party.
Before being appointed to help Cameron become the next Prime Minister, Mitchell was employed by Freud Communications. Freud Communications is owned and managed by Matthew Freud, the son-in-law of Rupert Murdoch, who inter alia owns the Sun, the News of the World. the Times, BSkyB and SKY NEWS.
The Madeleine Foundation
--- On Thu, 15/4/10, grenville green wrote:
From: grenville green
Subject: SUN NEWSPAPER / UKIP
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thursday, 15 April, 2010, 14:06
Please send a copy of the leaflet, that was dropped in ROTHLEY to Oliver Adam at the UKIP press office.
Syson from the Sun---SCUM---newspaper is wanting to write something about Helene.
Whilst speaking to Oliver (who apparently has a journalistic back ground) it was very clear he knew little to nothing about Goncalo Amaral and nothing what-so-ever about Hollie Greig and Robert Green.
Related: Clue to where this attack originated from on muratfan's blog: http://brenryanandco.blogspot.com/2010/04/helene-davies-green.html
Mike Gunnill, freelance photojournalist and his entrapment of Tony Bennett
Mike Gunnill joins 'Maddie forums' and admits he's taking orders from Carter Ruck and that he has a campaign: link
Mike Gunnill helps to attack the first MF chairman
This comment was posted by Tony Bennett on the forum this morning which shows that Clarence Mitchell doesn't approve of Freedom of Speech - click to enlarge:
In fact it would seem that absolutely anyone will be silenced or destroyed by Team McCann, the media, Clarence Mitchell, Carter Ruck and even Maddie's own parents to help prevent the truth from being known about what happened to Maddie McCann. Had it not been for the misrepresentation of this case in the UK media these leaflets wouldn't have been distributed.
Gonçalo Amaral, the investigating police officer, whose dog was brutally killed and his book banned, in an attempt to silence him, because he knows Maddie was not abducted.
The photo is courtesy of and copyrighted to Lee Elliott.
Someone, somewhere knows where Madeleine is...
But this Eddie found Madeleine first
Someone, somewhere knows where Madeleine is...
More mothertrucking pics at the Gallery http://themccanngallery.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-post.html
Article by The Madeleine Foundation, Sunday 11 April 2010
Today’s News of the World brings news of a possible lengthy re-investigation by a British police force into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. That should be good news, and will no doubt be greeted with enthusiasm in many quarters. After all, most of us want very much to know what really happened to Madeleine McCann.
Objections to the role of Jim Gamble, Chief Executive of CEOP
The task of assessing whether there should be a re-investigation into the case of missing Madeleine McCann was given by Home Secretary Alan Johnson to Mr Jim Gamble, the current head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, CEOP. The decision appears to have been made a few weeks ago.
On the face of it, that seems a good and proper choice. After all, many people believe the McCanns’ account that Madeleine was abducted. And, if she was, who better to carry out an evaluation of whether there should be any re-investigation but the very agency set up a few years ago to combat child trafficking and abductions, to prosecute those responsible, and to lead hunts for missing children? And Jim Gamble heads up that very organisation: CEOP.
So what is the problem with him?
Well, there’s a very obvious problem for those, like us, that have been studying the Madeleine McCann investigation - but because all the details about that investigation have not been made public in the British press, most people will be unaware of the problem caused by Mr Gamble having been chosen to carry out this recent evaluation.
The problem is that Jim Gamble’s men were very much involved in the crucial early stages of the Madeleine McCann investigation. They helped to engineer the framing of Robert Murat. And here’s how they did it.
Read the rest of this article here: The new Madeleine McCann Re-Investigation: Jim Gamble doesn’t bring clean hands to it
Related: Madeleine Foundation article: Did Raymond Hewlett (now dead) have anything to do with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann?
Jim Gamble: Judgement or Agenda?
Three Little Words, Ten Huge Facts
I know I promised that in the next episode of the Smith Sighting Saga I would prove that Dr. Gerald McCann was The Luz Stroller, and I do apologise for not doing so right now. Because this episode is still about that episode at 10 p.m, on the night of May 3rd, 2007, Praia da Luz.
Not that I won’t or that I’m incapable of providing the proof, but, in the former episode I overlooked three little words, that I think are of the utmost importance, and wouldn’t fit in the line of thought that I intend to use in that post. And I do enjoy so much the smell of sweat on the McCann brow.
From Sky News I got the following:
“Martin Smith, from Drogheda in Co Louth, was on holiday in Praia Da Luz with his family when they bumped into the man just before 10pm on May 3 last year.The Smith family's suspicions were aroused because the man made no response when they asked if the barefoot child was asleep."He just put his head down and averted his eyes, which is very unusual in a tourist town at such a quiet time of the year," said Mr Smith.”
“IS SHE ASLEEP?”
Three simple words that tell us so, so very much.
FIRST, they tell us there was proximity. The Stroller was near enough for Mr Smith to think that he could start a conversation with the man.
SECOND, they tell us that The Stroller stopped. One doesn’t start a conversation with a complete stranger that is passing by. Eventually one could, if one is of extroverted type, say an “Oh, such a pretty little girl” but expect no response other than a smile. But when one asks a stranger a question, one expects an answer, and as is said “suspicions were aroused because the man made no response”
The only other situation I see that one would address a passing stranger would be if the carried child presented visible injury or was carried in such a manner that that could be assumed.
But then the questions would be either a concerned “Is she alright?” or a samaritan “Can I help?” but not a peaceful “Is she asleep?”
THIRD, they tell us The Stroller stopped, and stopped for a significant period of time.
One only starts a conversation with a stranger in one of the following two situations; either one feels comfortable to do so, or one feels uncomfortable enough to use conversation to break the awkward silence. Either way, a period of time must elapse.
As per significant period of time, I mean seconds, for example, the time for a caring tourist father to have apparently lost his way, momentarily, back to his holiday lodging in a strange town, while carrying his sleeping child.
FOURTH, they tell us that the Smiths not only assumed that The Stroller was not local, as he was an English-speaking person. Otherwise they wouldn’t have spoken to him, would they?
FIFTH, it tells us that there was a vocal interaction between The Stroller and the Smiths. One of the Smiths spoke directly to him.
As I’ve already said, he probably heard all of the family speak. In my opinion, much before he crossed paths with the first of the Smiths. Or heard the Grandparents talking some silly granny stuff to their grandchildren, and certainly heard the youngsters yelling at each other in their games up and down the stairs.
But all that is most likely. Certain is the fact that he was talked to. This, in turn, means that if he was a local, he got to know that that family before him was English-speaking; if he was a native English-speaker, he got to know that that family was Irish.
SIXTH, they tell us that the child was alive. No man with a dead child in his arms would act as The Stroller did.
From three simple words, SIX very valuable pieces of information can be extracted.
Read the rest of this article on Textusa's blog http://textusa.blogspot.com/2010/04/three-little-words-ten-huge-facts.html
Related: Chapter 8, "Maddie: The Truth About The Lie": A man with a child in his arms
Sep 10 2007 George Galloway
NOT since Dr Crippen - long before the blizzard of 24/7 satellite media - will there have been a case like Madeleine McCann's if the now official suspicions of the Portuguese police turn out to have been well founded.
They have turned it into a circus, with daily appearances at mass and the flight to the Vatican to kiss the hand of the Pope, invoking celebrities, inducing millions of people around the world to raise a fortune in a campaign fund and turning their child into one of the iconic faces of our age.
So even Dante himself would find it difficult to describe any circle of the inferno fit for Kate and Gerry McCann if it all turns out to have been a lie.
I have been in and around the Ocean Club in the sleepy Algarve village of Praia da Luz for more than 20 years and it has been surreal enough watching its tiny cobbled streets bristling with television crews broadcasting around the world from a once little-known holiday idyll.
And now this.
On my Talk Sport radio shows I have been critical of the McCanns from the start. Not least because I knew aspects of their story could not be true.
Their supposed constant vigilance of their three toddlers while they ate in a tapas bar and the children slept in an unlocked apartment was not possible. The distance between the two points was both greater and more convoluted than they said.
In any case, the children's bedroom was on the OTHER side of the apartment block and, though both doctors, neither parent possessed X-ray vision.
I said that if a single mother had left her three kids in the chalet at Butlins while she supped scampi and chips in the boozer, she would have immediately been attacked as a feral, feckless, unfit mother by the same media which was painting the grieving McCanns as the very embodiment of modern middle-class Britain.
For months I have watched that media poke ridicule at the supposed bumbling Inspector Clouseaus of the Portuguese police for their apparent leaden-footedness in the investigation.
Of course no Johnny Foreigner could be as good as our own police, who brought us the Guildford Four and Birmingham Six.
Now with this new development, the same media seems coiled like a spring to turn on the McCanns as they previously did on the other "suspect" Robert Murat.
Sensing they may have been made the biggest fools in history, the Press tables can be seen turning, the plates beginning to move.
Of course, the most xenophobic commentators say the science which has led to the Mccanns being named as suspects is inherently suspect due to the foreign hands through which it has passed, oblivious to the fact that it came from British laboratories.
If Madeleine's blood and other DNA evidence really has been found in the boot of her parents' hire car, there are only a few possible explanations. A previous renter of the car - it was 25 days after the child went missing that the family took possession of the vehicle - transported Madeleine in its boot and she was bleeding at the time.
Or Madeleine's body was transported in the boot at least 25 days after she disappeared once the McCanns took possession of the car.
In these circumstances the Portuguese police really would be clots if they did not consider the girl's parents to be suspects.
Of course there could be other, some would say unlikely, possibilities.
The DNA and blood evidence in the boot may not, after all, be Madeleine's and the forensic scientists may be mistaken.
The blood in the boot of the McCanns' hire car may be somebody else's, in which case Goodfellas comes to the Algarve and the family are the victims of the most grotesque coincidence.
The DNA could have been planted in the boot of the McCanns' car, presumably by the police.
The sort of thing which happened to Mr OJ Simpson.
The McCanns have either been the victims of a cataclysmic historic injustice, almost unprecedented, or they have been complicit in a scheme so duplicitous, so evil, so foul that Shakespeare himself could not have written it.
Either way, the name McCann is now well and truly in the history books.
Brits launch Maddie probe
BRITISH police are to launch a new probe into missing Madeleine McCann after massive failures were found in the Portuguese investigation.
Our top child protection cop Jim Gamble has completed a fresh look at the three-year-old investigation for the Home Office.
He told ministers there were huge holes in the original inquiry that need to be revisited if they want to "come close" to reaching UK standards.
It will come as a bitter pill for Portuguese investigators who have fended off criticism since Maddie disappeared in 2007.
Portugese police left 'gaping' holes
But parents Kate and Gerry McCann, both 41 and both doctors, are "delighted" at the move.
Failures in the original investigation are said to be "so gaping" that British authorities feel it is their duty to look at it again.
This time police will review all the leads using technology and standards expected in a homicide or kidnap case in the UK.
Mr Gamble, head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, found a basic failure to collate information and join up links that should have been made.
Telephone records were not properly analysed, missing early opportunities for leads.
And Kate and Gerry McCann were named as Arguidos, or formal suspects, by Portuguese police - something that the review says would not have happened if the probe had been carried out in the UK.
Mr Gamble found no evidence sufficient to make them suspects. His findings have now been formally submitted to the Home Office with recommendations to re-investigate.
The damning review has now set the Association of Chief Police Officers the difficult task of trying to decide who takes on the mammoth task. It is already predicted to be "an extremely costly" investigation that, even if done properly, will probably never be solved.
Damning: Jim Gamble
A source said: "It is something that has to be reviewed. It is only right that the McCanns are given the satisfaction that everything that could be done has been done. It now comes down to who is up to the job."
The Home Secretary Alan Johnson is expected to announce that the new probe will NOT be carried out by Leicestershire police, the McCanns' local force. The review has highlighted failures within their handling of the case and ruled them out of the review.
Instead ACPO are now asking around their top cops to see who could take on the very difficult and complex investigation.
The source added: "It will be extremely costly and sadly is unlikely to result in a positive outcome.
"As much as we would all like this to end with good news for the McCanns, the fact is there have been a lot of missed opportunities and no-one will ever be able to reclaim the time and evidence lost."
Two thousand pages of evidence released earlier claimed Portuguese detectives failed to follow up leads.
Home Secretary Alan Johnson ordered officials to examine the "feasibility" of British detectives having a fresh look at all the evidence back in March.
Kate and Gerry McCann, of Rothley, met Mr Johnson to plead for help in their search for their daughter who vanished aged three from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
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These 12 questions were formally sent to the Home Office on 19 March by the Madeleine Foundation - just in time for the governments whitewash of Maddie McCann's case:
1. On what date or dates has the Home Secretary Alan Johnson had meetings with one or both of the McCanns?
2. Who else was present at these meetings: in particular, was any lawyer or other adviser for the McCanns present?
3. On what dates did meetings take place between one or both of the McCanns and staff of the Home Office?
4. Please identify all the staff who met with the McCanns and again identify whether the McCanns had legal or other representatives with them.
5. On what date did the McCanns first approach the Home Office asking for a review or re-investigation by a British police force into Madeleine’s disappearance?
6. Is the Home Office carrying out what the Daily Telegraph called ‘a scoping exercise’ to evaluate what form any review or re-investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance may take’ and, if so, on what date did that scooping exercise
7. Why, according to the press, was Chief Executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, Mr Jim Gamble, given the role of advising the Home Office as to which police force should carry out any review or re-investigation?
8. On what date did the Home Secretary ask Mr Gamble to perform this role?
9. On what date did Mr Gamble make his recommendation?
10. Did he, as reported, recommend West Yorkshire Police to carry out a review or re-investigation?
11. Has West Yorkshire Police, as reported, been asked to carry out a review or re-investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann?
12. If so, what is the brief or remit that the Home Office has given to West Yorkshire Police?
Here's a comment from an 'Operation Ore' wife posted on Textusa's blog:
“I am an Operation Ore wife.
I have been threatened, abused, made homeless, lost my job, everything because of Ore. Ore was so full of lies...
I have appeared on national TV to expose Ore. Gamble and his mate Turner found me and are now threatening me again.
I was forcibly sterilized by the government after Ore to keep my baby. I lost my job due to guilt by association.
I have done FOI's on NSPCC and John Carr. Carr has admitted he only says what Gamble tells him to say.
I got into a LIVE fight with Carr on Radio 5 about Ore- I was disconnected as soon as Carr realise who I was and said I could prove the D Notice and that the 'click here banner' didn't exist.
My husband and I were arrested while on holiday in Aug 2009.
As no known adult to the family was available at 11 pm to take him, he was 'put in care'.
The police have had now had to admit they falsely arrested us...but won't return my son... unless I want to 'change my tune' and admit that Jim Gamble is the 'children's saviour of the internet'.
Sorry, I will not be blackmailed.
Even the Nazi's admit my child is suffering harm in the care of the government- including him saying he suffered sexual harm by a 'friend' of the foster carer”
By Metodo 2 (Textusa & Ironside)
Jim Gamble Chief Executive CEOP
Formerly Assistant Chief Constable of the National Crime Squad (Responsible for co-ordinating Operation Ore)
As a direct consequence of the STATEMENTS and DECISIONS of Jim Gamble and associated people, the presumption of innocence was completely disregarded, GUILT, was exaggerated to comply with the demand “ratings” as lynching usually invokes and provokes. The result was that LIVES were endangered and some LOST. Public morals were corrupted and JUSTICE was denied.
Let’s remember that it was CEOP Jim Gamble who profiled Robert Murat and said he is THE MOST LIKELY TO HAVE TAKEN MADELEINE…
Guess from who Gerry McCann got the CEOP manuals not for public use?
OBU Investigators UK took on the challenge and see that Justice is served. It has been a long hard battle. But one worth fighting.
Those that fight for TRUTH and JUSTICE shall prevail. Those that use the names of TRUTH and JUSTICE only deserve the most shameful of defeats.
Finally, the JUSTICE they seek may be about to become a reality. They have a lawyer CHRIS SALTRESE, (do remember this name) you are about to hear a lot more from him. CHRIS has worked Pro Bono to make this day happen.
Permission has been granted to allow the Operation Ore group action test, or specimen, appeal to be heard before the High Court in London.
Hearing in the High Court is to commence on 27th April and 28th April 2010.
A couple of comments from Textusa's blog:
Anonymous said :Apr 6, 2010 9:48:00 PM
If we are successful in the High Court, the international phase of the group action will roll-out in the form of other group or class actions in many, if not all, of the 60 countries that were, through an FBI-influenced Interpol, subjected to police raids based on the US Landslide evidence. The hope for the international phase is that each country where a fight-back is required will appoint a co-ordinator who will liaise with the group action team and copy its procedure in its own local campaign.
Anonymous said :Apr 6, 2010 9:53:00 PM
We are currently investigating one of the biggest Police operations in history, Operation Ore. We at OBU have uncovered so much damning evidence, we have declared this as the largest miscarriage of justice in the UK this century. In view of the money involved and the death and destruction it wreaked, it is arguably the crime of the century. That is not something that will stand the test of time and various bodies and people have worked on the issues independently and collectively.
More details on the 3 arguidos forum
UPDATE: This blog has been requested to add the following text:
Operation Ore. We want to hear from you now.
We want to hear from you now if you were convicted or cautioned for incitement and if you were convicted or cautioned for possession.
The test appeal is listed for hearing in the High Court in London on 27 and 28 April 2010. If the outcome is successful, we will be arranging a raft of appeals and related actions.
This message was sent to me today:
Jill a very special lady has come forward..a brave woman...we hope many more like her do the same. Can you give her a special place on your blog as we start to get the truth out about Jim Gamble.
totallyconfused said :Apr 10, 2010 4:01:00 PM
I am an Operation Ore wife. I have been threatened, abused, made homeless, lost my job, everything because of Ore. Ore was so full of lies...I have appeared on national TV to expose Ore. Gamble and his mate Turner found me and are now threatening me again.
I was forcably sterized by the government after Ore to keep my baby. I lost my job due to guilt by association. I have done FOI's on NSPCC and John Carr. Carr has admitted he only says what Gamble tells him to say. I got into a LIVE fight with Carr on Radio 5 about Ore- I was disconnected as soon as Carr realise who I was and said I could prove the D Notice and that the 'click here banner' didn't exist.
My husband and I were arrest while on holiday in Aug 2009. As no known adult to the family was available at 11 pm to take him, he was 'put in care'. The police have had now had to admit they falsely arrested us...but won't return my son... unless I want to 'change my tune' and admit that Jim Gamble is the 'children's saviour of the internet'.
Sorry, I will not be blackmailed.
Even the Nazi's admit my child is suffering harm in the care of the government- including him saying he suffered sexual harm by a 'friend' of the foster carer
By NEIL SYSON
A PAEDOPHILE who was a
Convicted child rapist Raymond Hewlett, 64, died of throat cancer and was cremated at a pauper's funeral in Germany four months ago.
His ex-wife Susan, 64, and children in Telford, Shropshire, were unaware of his death.
Two private detectives hired by Maddie's parents Kate and Gerry went to Aachen, Germany, at least three times in a bid to interview Hewlett.
But a source said: "He always wriggled out of it, saying he was too sick to see them.
He was never eliminated from the inquiry."
Maddie, of Rothley, Leics, was three when she vanished on holiday in Portugal in May 2007. Ex-soldier Hewlett bore a close resemblance to a straggly-haired man seen lurking near the McCann apartment.
He was in Portugal when Maddie was snatched and left for Morocco three weeks later. And he told a pal he knew gipsies who sold children to perverts. Hewlett's German second wife Mariana, 35, refused to comment.
Source: The McSun
Textusa: Apparent Censorship in British Press - from Hewlett's wife
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