Sunday, May 20, 2007
What child abduction?
Stop the Maddy madness now. I find it incredible that the media keeps referring to the missing Madeleine McCann as having been abducted. I await one shred of evidence to support the media claims, which the media is announcing as a fact. Take one step back. True, Gerry and Kate McCann are alleging that Madeleine has been abducted. And, that is all there is. It is wrong to assume an allegation is true just because it is stated to be the case. The hue and cry goes up and the witch hunt begins. In my view, the hunt has set off in the wrong direction. The hounds are seeking non existent scents to follow. I would suggest that it is now time to back track.
Kate McCann is constantly photographed holding Madeleine's favourite Cuddle Cat toy in her hands. Kate McCann is a professional, not a child. The toy is not Madeleine and is not a substitute. It is not the toy that is missing, it is Madeleine that is missing and her whereabouts that is the puzzle. It would appear that a smokescreen has been deployed.
Madeleine's disappearance would have been questioned sooner or later. Questions would have been asked of Gerry and Kate McCann. There needs to be an explanation. It's the old locked room mystery. Whilst Gerry and Kate McCann were having a meal away from the flat, they claim that Madeleine was abducted. They claim that the flat was broken into. However, there is no evidence to support this claim. Still, it is unthinkable that Gerry and Kate McCann are in someway responsible for Madeleine's disappearance so a search begins for an abductor or abductors.
There is a publicity drive to say that Madeleine is missing. I think it is safe to assume that Madeleine is missing. Are the McCanns spin doctors? It has turned into a very profitable business. Meanwhile, the McCanns are said to pray morning and night for the safe return of Madeliene, and have visited a church. I have as much faith in prayer as I do in the publicity machine generated by the McCanns. I think it is right that the Algarve police are facing criticisms over the handling of this investigation. It's turned into a pantomime. I have one suggestion to shout to the chief police investigating officer, Guilhermino da Encarnacao, and that is, "They are behind you!".
UPDATE: "It is unusual for a small child to go missing without a trace - the majority of child abductions involve a family member".