Monday, May 23, 2016

The Possible Dry Run By The Alleged Abductor That Possibly Caused The Alleged Crying Incident.

If what kate claims is true and she then wondered if someone had tried the night before or made a 'dry run', why then did they still allegedly leave their children home alone again?

They didn't.

All the children were being babysat by the missing adult from the table each night.
They had to claim they were neglectful and leaving their children home alone each night in order for there to be an opportunity for an abduction.

She also fails to explain why, if they allegedly left the children home alone each night, the alleged abductor  would do a dry run.

An abductor is not going to go into the apartment, find the child they want to abduct, then leave without said child.
They are not going to do a dry run and think yep, we can do it in the time  they leave between checks, we will do the real abduction tomorrow night.
They will not know if the parents are going to be responsible for once and either take their children with them on the last night of their vacation to the tapas bar, hire one of the creche workers to babysit the children, leave the children in the evening creche or have dinner in the apartment.
Any of those options would remove the chance to abduct Maddie.

If they made all the effort to get into the apartment the night before and see their target in bed sleeping and no adults around, and they know the next check is not likely for X amount of minutes, they are going to take the opportunity and abduct Maddie there and then.

They come up with an explanation for something, be it to explain away the alleged crying, the stain on the t shirt, the checks etc and because it is deceptive, it leads to other questions being asked which they then need to explain away.

They came up with an explanation as to why Maddie asked why they didn't come when she and Sean were crying the previous night. They wondered if it was when they were being bathed etc failing to realize that if it were the mccanns bathing them and putting them to bed then the question would not have arisen as they would have heard them crying whilst they were bathing them and putting them to bed.

This then points to the children being either in another apartment whilst kate and gerry were in 5a getting ready or, ALL the tapas  children being in 5a whilst kate and gerry were elsewhere.

Interview broadcast: 01 May 2008

Gerry McCann: Anybody with young children will understand that children cry; they wake up at night. During that week there was one night, errr… and we can't give too much detail because it's part of the investigation file but there was one night where Madeleine came through and one of the other, errr… twins were crying, so, you know, and when she did mention to it… it to us and we asked her about it and she just dropped… she was completely fine and we thought, 'Was it when they were bathing, getting them, you know, first putting them down in that period when they're really tired. Of course, with hindsight, in the… in the context of what had happened; of Madeleine being abducted, it's put in a very different light and it's put in a very different light to us and, of course, we emphasized that to the police.

Note the self editing here,   was gerry going to say "OTHER CHILDREN, realized he was going to drop them right in by revealing all the children were in one apartment and thus changed it to OTHER TWINS.

The problem here though is there were no other twins, only Sean and Amelie.

However we do have  leakage of a marble.

 'Was it when they were bathing, getting them, you know, first putting them down in that period when they're really tired.'

Had it been kate and gerry doing it then the question would never have arisen since they would have heard it.
Since the question did arise then we know kate and gerry were not bathing them and putting them to bed.
Since they heard nothing we then have the following questions:

Who was bathing them and putting them to bed?

Where were the mccann children and where were kate and gerry?

If the children were in 5a where were kate and gerry?
If the mccanns were in 5a where were the children?

Then we have a change in what they claimed in  'Madeleine: One Year On' documentary, 30 April 2008

Kate McCann: Well, I... I can't remember if we'd just had breakfast, it was rou... it was, sort of, fairly early in the morning and she just very casually, really, said: (mimics Madeleine's voice) 'Where were you last night, when me and Sean cried?' and we immediately looked and said, you know: 'When was this, Madeleine? Was this when you were going to sleep?' and she didn't answer and then she just carried on playing, totally undistressed..

Gerry McCann: Madeleine's very articulate and, errr... for her age, and, errm... you know, it's unlike her, if she's got something to say, to drop it. She just did... literally, dropped it, errm... and we both, kind of, looked at each other and said: 'Was it when we had just put them down?'

Since they told us they made sure the children were asleep before they went to the tapas bar,  this version doesn't make sense.

Gerry tells us 'Was it when we had just put them down?'

Had that been the case, the mccanns would have heard them and the question would not have arisen since the would have heard them cry and, I would hope, gone into their bedroom to see why they were crying and to reassure them.
The only other option was put them to bed and then run like heck out the apartment to the tapas bar.

Kate asks if it was when you (Maddie) was going to sleep?
Had this been true, then kate and gerry would have heard her crying since it would have been kate and gerry putting her to bed and then waiting until the children were asleep before going to the tapas bar.

Since kate asks Maddie if it was when she was going to sleep then we have a problem.

Kate and gerry never heard the crying and asked when it was, this means that kate and gerry, unlike their story did not bathe the children nor put them to bed.

Since the mccanns heard no crying we have two options.

1) The children were bathed by someone other than kate and gerry and put to bed by someone other than kate and gerry in an apartment that was not 5a, IE one of the apartments occupied by one of the tapas friends.
Kate and gerry stayed in their own apartment getting ready to go to the tapas bar meaning they would not have heard any of the children crying.

2) Madeleine and her siblings as well as the other children were all in apartment 5a being babysat by whichever parent was missing from the table, allegedly due to illness.
Where then were kate and gerry that they never bathed the children nor put them to bed?
In whose apartment were they and why?

The mccanns never say anything without a good reason, either to explain away something they did or did not do or to preempt something seen or heard by another.

Was the 'crying incident'  created to explain away the crying heard by Mrs Fenn (if what she said she heard was true)

Was it said to set the scene for the alleged abduction?

Was it said to indicate Maddie was alive the night before the alleged abduction, especially if she was not seen by independent witnesses during the Thursday or  there was no definite, verified reliable sighting of her such as at the creche etc, the alleged sighting by payne can be discounted as he is not independent.

It would also indicate she was alive during the week even if the creche workers did not remember seeing her, especially when the image they released of her was an old photo and she looked nothing like that during the vacation.

Remember Thursday night was the only night where others from the tapas group checked on the mccann children, the only night where the routine changed.

Apart from the Sunday morning, there are no definite independent sightings of Maddie, even at the creche, the staff would not have known Maddie long enough to say for sure she had been present, especially with the old photograph of Maddie that was released to the media and public so people knew who and what to look for in their searching.

They would only know someone had been presented to them as Maddie.

Why would the mccanns tell us about the alleged crying incident, knowing that by doing so would make them appear even more neglectful?

Why did they tell us about the alleged crying incident that happened the night before Maddie was allegedly abducted knowing that by doing so, and then saying they decided to keep more regular checks on the children (if half hourly was more regular checking, what were the time gaps before the Thursday night?) it would make them appear heartless and negligent?

Why, knowing the children had allegedly cried the night before and they hadn't checked on them did they still decide to leave the children home alone rather than  make use of the free evening creche, use of the babysitting facility, taking the children to the tapas bar with them or, staying home and either having a take away or cooking their own dinner, again making them look heartless, uncaring and negligent.

Knowing that the public would consider them to be heartless and negligent, the damage to their reputations and that they could face charges of negligence and the risk of losing their children (perhaps even the other tapas members since they too were leaving their children home alone) why did they consider that to be the least damaging option?

What was so bad that they were willing to risk losing their children, possibly their jobs as well as their social standing, their family and friends, everything they had worked for, to be forever remembered as negligent parents rather than tell the truth?

Had it been an accident why lie?

Accidents happen all the time, even with the parents right next to the child.

Accidental overdose could have been explained away as them not knowing Maddie had eaten some pills thinking they were candy and they only found out the next day when they found her dead in bed.

Had Maddie fallen and died behind the sofa  they could have said they were drunk enough that they never heard a thing once asleep, and only when they went to wake her in the morning and she wasn't in bed and on searching, they found her dead behind the sofa again either having eaten pills or not.

They had a reason to be deceptive.
They had a reason to claim they were neglectful parents.
They had a reason  to hide a corpse and file a false police report.
They had a reason to make sure an autopsy could not be performed any time soon.

What would an autopsy have revealed that could not be explained away as accidental?

What would an autopsy have revealed that could not have been blamed on an abductor's actions within a couple of days or so?

Was it something the mccanns had done to their daughter?
Was it something the mccanns had allowed to be done to their daughter?
Was it something they could not have denied knowing about, something done that was so blatant that they could not have pleaded ignorance?

The mccanns had a reason to introduce the crying incident.

Learning the reason may well reveal who Maddie's killer is and their accomplices.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Interview Or No Interview? That is the question.

Surely Maddie should be their priority, especially as they told us previously the action was never about money

The McCanns said after Tuesday’s verdict that they were delighted with the judge’s ruling and stressed that the action was never about money.
In a statement issued by their family spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, they said: “We are delighted with the judge’s verdict today. We want to emphasize the action was never about money. It was entirely focused on the effect of the libels on our other children and the damage that was done to the search for Madeleine.  

It has now been officially and legally confirmed that Dr. Amaral's book has not hindered nor damaged the search for Maddie.

The same cannot be said for kate who refused to answer 48 questions (technically more as some were compound questions) whilst answering the 49th one:

Q.  Are you aware that in not answering the questions you are jeopardizing the investigation, which seeks to discover what happened to your daughter?

A.  'Yes, if that’s what the investigation thinks.'

Can I ask when gerry is going to sue wifey for doing what she accused Dr. Amaral of?

Dr. Amaral became the voice of Maddie.
He became the father figure she never knew she wanted or needed but never had in gerry.
He did what the mccanns should have done but never did.

He placed Maddie as his priority ahead of even his wife and family that she might be given a dignified burial and justice.

The expected would and should be, that kate and gerry go on all the TV shows , give interviews with the various media, to call out to their missing child who, according to both them and clarrie, is probably still alive and not suffering severe harm.
Speaking to her alleged abductor, asking them to release Maddie, to leave her somewhere safe.
Calling out to and reassuring Maddie that they were actively looking for her.
That they would find her and bring her home, to be reunited with her siblings and extended family.
Asking Maddie to try and let someone know who she is, to even try and escape, to leave something behind that would be found by someone that would let it be known she was still alive.
Begging people to keep looking (even though no one apart from the mccanns really knew what Maddie looked like during that week, let alone the last nine years as they used an old photograph rather than one taken that week)

The interviews, so close to the 'anniversary' should have been all about Maddie.

Who she was, how she is loved and missed.
Questions about them losing the damages trial could and should have been ignored or at best answered with a short reply and then moving on.

They wouldn't need to explain why they were thinking of appealing to the supreme court, unless of course, they were then happy to be asked why  and how Dr. Amaral's book allegedly hindered the search whilst kate admitted she was hindering the search.

Personally, I would be asking why they were so set on seeking a huge amount of damages,  hiring multiple lawyers and spending a chit load of money, money which they did not have (as we saw when they used the fund to pay their mortgage and we were told the family had to help them financially)

The money has to come from somewhere and I seriously cannot see any wealthy backers paying all their legal costs against Dr. Amaral.
Remember they already have a load of costs to pay from their previous failed suits against Dr. Amaral and the other defendants they sued.

Their own costs plus that of the defendants.

We are talking hundreds of thousands possibly even a million plus, all before they themselves get sued.

No backer is going to hand over their wallets saying help yourself.
They would have discussed it with their own layers first as to whether the mccanns were involved or not.
If they were, what was their role.
Whether their lawsuits had any chance of success,.
Whether the money spent on lawyers etc would be covered by any award or even if the damages would likely even be paid.

Note the deafening silence from all their previous backers and supporters.

No offering to pony up some money for their suits and appeals.

Not even their most rabid supporters (coooeee fans) have decided to create a gofundme page asking for donations to the avaricious couple to help with their not inconsiderable costs which are mounting by the day.

Surely if they all felt the mccanns were actually innocent of everything, even the alleged self proclaimed neglect,  why haven't they started up a fund for the sainted couple?

Surely they could raise several thousands within days since we are repeatedly told it is only a small minority of people who don't believe their abduction story.

If everybody slung in a fiver or tenner, the mccanns legal fund would be awash with money.

As it stands, they have a chit load of costs due their own lawyers plus that of the defendants.
They have lawyers in both countries so that will bump it up even more.

Then we have good old carter-ruck who don't come cheap.
Are the mccanns paying them a retainer or is it on an as needed case by case, letter by letter fee?

I cannot believe that carter-ruck would have a no win no fee contract with the mccanns, especially given they are the prime suspects in the homicide, concealment of a corpse and filing a false police report or the alleged abduction by persons unknown or even self confessed alleged neglect.

You can bet carter -ruck would have demanded to have a look at all the files available, the statements from the parents and chums, even their behavior and make a decision based on what they saw and what knew from years of experience.

Carter-ruck are not going to give freebies to suspects in such a case, the recriminations and backlash would be substantial.
They wouldn't want their very expensive brand tarnished.

The mccanns know that just the mention of carter-ruck will have people quaking in their boots.
No need to spend money of getting them to write a letter etc when they know that just the mention of the name carter-ruck will have the desired effect.

I wonder exactly how much the mccanns have had to pay out in costs and legal fees to date, either as a retainer or on a case by case?

Where is the money coming from to pay the not considerable amounts?

Is it coming from the fund?

The board of directors allowed the fund to pay for expenses for witnesses giving evidence in the libel trial against Dr. Amaral, claiming his book was causing vast damage to the search for Maddie.
They decided the fund could be used to halt the damage hence them taking this course of action.

With thanks to Enid O'Dowd for her analysis of the accounts and to The McCann files

The Fund has covered expenses for witnesses giving evidence in a libel trial in Lisbon against Goncalo Amaral (former coordinator of the Portuguese investigator to find Madeleine). Mr Amaral published a book in 2008 and produced a documentary and DVD in 2009 which claimed Madeleine was dead and that her parents faked an abduction and concealed her body. This has caused vast damage to the search for Madeleine in Portugal (where it is most likely that information relating to Madeleine’s abduction and whereabouts will come from.) The Board felt that an attempt to halt this damage was vital in order to further the search for Madeleine hence taking this course of action.

I wonder if the board of directors will be just as happy to have the fund drained in order to pay for all the legal costs sustained by the mccanns to date?

After all, £750,000 sounds a lot.

It isn't when you consider the UK police have spent £12m approx on their review and investigation over the past several years and found not one iota of an abduction.

If they had, you can bet it would be all over the news, if not directly from the police then most certainly via dear, dear clarrie and/or the mccanns themselves.

What then when the mccanns are in turn sued by Dr. Amaral for the loss of earnings, the damage to his reputation and so on?

We could be talking a pretty penny or two there.

Who will pony up those funds?

Perhaps we will see pity us stories about how they will be thrown out onto the streets, the twins being made homeless (cue tiny violin playing the world's saddest song)
Being forced to live on donations from the local food bank, shopping in thrift stores and charity shops.
The begging bucket will reappear and, perhaps, even a new fund created, one that Dr. Amaral may not be able to touch.

If that happens, I expect to hear the sound of money being whoosh clucked  from one account to another.

Oh woe is us, how could he be so cruel?
We did it all for money, i mean Maddie, conveniently forgetting that that was what they were trying to do to Dr. Amaral and almost succeeded when his accounts were frozen to restrict his ability to appeal..

Right now they will be trying to spin their way out of this.

Perhaps we will hear them saying, that, due to legal advice from their lawyers, they will not be appealing the case to the supreme court, and, that they will instead continue the search for their innocent daughter (and galloping through the fund money to make sure it cannot be handed to Dr. Amaral)

Then they will be doing the media tour, telling us how they had to stop their lawsuits because of the costs involved,

That they stood little chance of winning due to the terrible, prehistoric, fascist laws of Portugal. A 'third world country' which looks after its own rather than protecting the right of loving parents searching desperately for their innocent daughter who was abducted by a paedophile abductor, innocent victims of a xenophobic ex police detective, corrupt judges and a legal system that belongs  in the dark ages, you know the spiel.

They will plea that they are bankrupt and risk losing their home because of Dr. Amaral suing them, after he had the temerity to not back down when threatened unlike everyone else and refused to reach an accord with them when they offered to do a deal with him (it is almost unheard of the plaintiff offering to do a deal with the defendant, usually it is the other way round, the defendant offering to do a deal with the plaintiffs)

Right now they are licking their wounds and  looking at their few remain options.

I would not be surprised if they end up suing Isabel Duarte claiming she advised them badly and caused them to lose what was an unwinnable case and thus be liable for a bucket load of expense.

What I do know is, they will not disappear into the sunset to crawl under an unturned stone.

Gerry loves the fame (infamy), the attention.

They both love the money and the lifestyle they wanted to become accustomed to.

They were seeing appointments to boards, possibly even some political role, if not in the UK but Europe.

Jobs in far flung countries where they could start afresh if needs be.

This isn't the end.

This isn't even the start of them making Maddie their priority, well at least giving the impression of.
This is all about rebranding.

If they can't get at Dr. Amaral financially, then they will do it emotionally.

They will use their freedom of speech to malign his name, to drop subtle and not so subtle hints about his time as a detective.

There will be implication and insinuation.

There will innuendo about his private life, nothing that  could be pursued through the courts of course.

There will be whispers about cases he has worked on.

We saw this  already, where he was found guilty of perjury in the case against leonor cipriano.

Dr. Amaral was found guilty of falsifying evidence to help cover up for three of his officers who were accused of torture.

All three officers were cleared of torture.

Basically Dr. Amaral was found guilty of lying about a crime which never occurred since the three officers were acquitted.

It will be a drip feed of venom against the man who was doing his job and trying to find a child who was allegedly, according to her parents, abducted, and, when the evidence didn't match their story, seeking to find her remains and bring her killers to justice.

Kate will never let her hatred of him go.
It is, i think, the only thing that is keeping her going.

Remember she telegraphed what she was willing to do to the twins, gerry and herself.

Rumors are abounding that the mccanns turned down TV interviews, including one with their supporter Lorraine  on the basis they felt they would be asked questions about them losing the Kellyappeal rather than concentrating on the search for Maddie.

According to a family friend (someone wearing pink perhaps?)

A family friend said: “They would love to make a new appeal, but are aware that any journalist would want to inquire about Mr Amaral’s victory.
“They’re seething over the ruling. That’s the last thing they want to discuss. ’’

If it isn't all about the money, why then don't they do said interviews and make a fresh appeal?
It would show where their priorities lie, finding their allegedly abducted daughter.

Is their missing daughter less important than fielding a question about them losing the appeal?

Is losing to Dr. Amaral, the ex lead detective tasked with finding their daughter, a man whom they took to court regarding the information in his book, based on the PJ files which implicated them in her 'disappearance'  and unwilling to risk an interview where they may be asked about Dr. Amaral winning his appeal more important than an appeal to Maddie's alleged abductor begging them to release their daughter and leave her somewhere safe.

Is it more important than calling out to Maddie, even if they think she is somewhere where she cannot see a TV or hear the radio, telling her they will find her and that they love her?

If the mccanns are seething (they are always furious, raging, seething etc) over the ruling, and it is the last thing they want to discuss, what is the first thing they want to discuss?
What other things did they want to discuss?

So close to the alleged anniversary of Maddie's disappearance, why aren't they doing their annual appeal?
Why would they rather stay at home or wherever they go rather than make their usual appeal for donations to help find Maddie (not to pay their legal fees and court costs)?

I wonder who is doing the seething, kate or gerry?

Did gerry want to do the rounds, to be feted as a celebrity whilst kate wanted to stay at home seething and plotting her revenge against Dr. Amaral?

The next few days will reveal the truth, where their priorities lie.

 I will be watching and waiting.

Signs Of Desperation?

Regarding the 'news' that Dr. Amaral wanted all links to the translations of his book into English removed smacks of a pro kate and gerry supporter trying to get the links removed to stop people learning the truth of the lie.

It may have been on the orders of the mccanns themselves directly or via a third party.

It could have been some zealous supporter doing their little bit threat wise, hoping the threat of being sued would have the desired effect of 'banning' the English translation of the book they have repeatedly failed to have banned in Portugal.

As i have said before, when the mccanns and chums start shouting and distracting attention, there is a reason for it.

The reason is almost always because something has come out or will come out that paints saints kate and gerry is a bad light.

In this case, it was because his book was unbanned and is now available for sale in a variety of languages apart from English at the moment.

This will change and an English copy published.

Since they couldn't get the physical book banned and know they will lose their appeal should it even gets accepted in the first place.

Their only other option is to put it out on the net that Dr.Amaral wants links to his online English translation of his book removed.

They were trying to portray him in a bad light.

They were trying to make him look ungrateful and avaricious just like their heroes kate and gerry, making it so that people would have to pay to read his book either physically or perhaps via the internet such as an e-book.

Unlike the mccanns, Dr. Amaral has said he has no issues with links to the English translation.

What it is is, the mccanns think everybody is the same as them:
Avaricious, shallow, self absorbed, egotistic, ungrateful, and full of their own importance.
Their supporters seem to have similar characteristics to their saints.

They will now use every dirty trick in the book, and, probably come up with some new ones in order to get at Dr. Amaral.

I suspect it is kate behind all this.

She has an intense loathing of Dr. Amaral.
She wants him gone, not only from her life, also from the world as well.
She wants to destroy him and everything he stands for.
Her rage knows no bounds.
She is compelled to attack him, it is he that has thwarted what she thought would be the perfect life.

I wonder if kate lashed out verbally or even physically when she was told NO?

When she was denied what she considered to be her dues, what was owed to her, what she wanted at that moment, did she have a meltdown?

We all saw the bruises on kate's wrists and upper arms.
Those were never from hitting walls.
Had she gotten them from the alleged battering of walls etc, it would be the sides of  her hands which would be bruised or swollen.

What would not be bruised is her wrists.
Try it yourself,.
Make a fist and place it on a wall, your hand is the only thing that touches the wall, wrists don't and upper arms certainly don't.

The bruises on her wrists and upper arms were restraint bruises.
Either someone restraining her from attacking them face on or pulling her away from someone (Maddie?)

Right now i have visions of her having a massive meltdown as once again, Dr. Amaral has thwarted her.
He has simply refused to do what she demands.
He has refused to kowtow to her.
He has stood against her once again and won.

How dare he.

Given her propensity for violence  both verbally and physically, i wonder how much stuff kate demolished?

I also have concerns for Sean and Amelie.

When kate is in full meltdown, nothing is sacred, if it gets in her way or appears to refuse her.or says the wrong thing she will lash out.

Woe betide whoever is her target.

They could have claimed an abduction to  try and explain away Maddie's disappearance (death)
The same excuse wouldn't work a second time.

The way things are now, the house being a veritable tinderbox and gerry keeping well out the way at work, it is the twins who will be on tenterhooks, i can see kate being hospitalized voluntarily or otherwise, for her own safety and the safety of others.

This victory for DR. Amaral could be the straw that broke kate's back.

If kate is hospitalized for any reason, expect all their chums and supporters to immediately blame Dr.Amaral, the so called anti-mccanns (us) and the media.

This especially if they are told they cannot appeal to the supreme court.
Since it deals only with points of law, seeking to clarify rather than criminal or civil disputes.

It will definitely be the straw that broke the camel's back.

The hundreds of thousands possibly even millions they will have to pay in court costs, both their own and for the costs of the defendants, which was already considerable from their previous attempt to ban Dr. Amaral's book.
The won the first round and his books were seized.
Dr.Amaral appealed and won and the books had to be returned, all 10,000 or so of them.
They were liable for both their own costs and that of Dr. Amaral, a not inconsiderable sum.

There will be all the legal fees for all their lawyers in both countries.
More so if they manage to retain their lawyers, who on seeing which way the wind is blowing, may decide they want some money upfront in case (when) they lose again and the mccanns may not have the money to pay.

Then there is the likelihood of the media demanding their money back, money which was awarded to the mccanns and chums in an out of court settlement.

Then will the tapas 7 who could be facing the same demands, demand the money they gave to the fund be returned so they can pay  the money back to the media as well as their own costs etc?

When they and their fans start stirring and agitating, pay attention to what may be coming out that they don't want us to see or hear..