"I cobbled this video together 4 and a half years ago, just a few Months after Madeleine McCann went missing in 2007.
It took me all of half-an hour to make, using schmaltzy, but evocative music and a few purloined pics from the Internet.
Saatchi & Saatchi would have loved the idea, even if they’d have scorned the final result.
Watching it again, today, for the first time in a LONG time; I was struck by one, overriding issue. That it could have been made yesterday.
For the questions that this clip POSE not only remain unanswered; more significantly, they remain not ASKED.
Because, irrespective of whatever happened to the little girl that Summer in Praia da Luz there are, still, infinitely more questions than answers relating to this case.
I have never asserted that Madeleine McCann was murdered by her parents. In fact, I have NEVER proffered ANY theory as to what might have happened to her.
All I have ever maintained is that what has been ALLEGED to have happened, by the McCanns, their never ending team of advisers, publicists, Government Minister contacts, wealthy backers and innumerable Press and Media lackeys, can NOT have happened.
At least, not in the way that they are maintaining.
I believe that Madeleine died in the apartment.
I believe the specialist dogs that indicated and located forensic materials.
I believe the FSS Forensic laboratories that initially stated that there was a DNA match derived from those materials, to Madeleine McCann, even though that department elected to CHANGE its opinion a while later, determining that the results were “inconclusive”.
I also believe that the Portuguese were brought under HUGE pressure, as they state, exerted by the British Government to enable certain courses of action to unfold and for certain conclusions to be reached.
More succinctly, I simply believe in the Portuguese. In their authorities and in their Police; in their ability to investigate crime, and most of ALL, in their PEOPLE, who have been ridiculed, lambasted, insulted and derogated to an appalling degree by a subservient Press and Media that have been directed to do so, not to mention by British MEP's.
I also believe that this is so much more than a case about a missing child and what or what didn’t happen to her. It is an inexorable but tangible web of deceit and fabrication, a determination by many people who are insistent on ensuring that a certain line of thought is pursued, maintained and propagated, whatever the cost.
I have seen nothing, thus far, to suggest that FAITH can be placed in the Scotland Yard “review”, currently taking place.
The British Police, after all, are merely foot soldiers of the British GOVERNMENT, and if the accusations that the British Government has influenced this case are TRUE, (and there IS, ample evidence of their involvement in this case), then there is no reason to suggest that the Metropolitan Police will reach a different conclusion to the one currently been enjoyed by Team McCann.
The Portuguese, seemingly are conducting their OWN review. For them, surely, this is so much more than a case of a missing child also. For them, this has to be a case about truth, honesty, impartiality and integrity.
More importantly, about HONOUR and pride.
Whatever deals, decisions or agreements were initially ‘brokered’ between the two Countries, as has been suggested must be put aside and refuted.
Not least for those “Country Bumpkins” as the British Press described the residents of Praia da Luz, who spent the whole night of 3rd May 2007 on their hands and knees, sifting the dirt for CLUES as to the whereabouts of a little girl.
Yes, those questions ARE, indeed still very much unanswered.
But for the sake of Madeleine, and for TRUTH, justice and common decency, they must now be ASKED.
God bless Madeleine, wherever you may be.
posted by spudgun at 10:39