I've started several threads on this subject, the most wide ranging being Madeleine McCann: Vector Addition
. I know some things about the case
but I am not as knowledgeable as a few bloggers who have read and studied all the police files and "rogatory" statements thoroughly.
One of the things that led to a lot of confusion right from the outset was the McCann's attempts to avoid being charged with some version of
"neglect". They appear to have made several glaringly inaccurate statements, not to call them lies. The net effect of this was very damaging to them
in everyone's eyes.
People who want to get into some of the nitty gritty of the case should read the "Vector Addition" thread. It's a roller coaster ride.
In a sense, the McCanns seem to have gotten caught between a rock (neglect) and a hard space (responsible vigilance). If they were as vigilant as they
said, it would be nearly impossible for someone to get into the apartment to kidnap a child undetected. If they actually were not that vigilant, and
someone had a window of opportunity to kidnap Madeleine, the McCanns would leave themselves open to a charge of neglect.
Losing Madeleine to a kidnapper is one thing, but then to lose the rest of your professional life and possibly your other children to a charge of
parental neglect would lead one to say anything that came to mind in a bid to avoid that alternative.
Jane Tanner saw someone with a child during her check. So their system worked, technically. Like one of those successful operations where the patient
died. The system just wasn't implemented by serious people.
And then there is the Smith Family sighting that tends to put Jane Tanner's sighting into question. And why didn't Aoife (ee-fa) Smith, who said in
her rogatory statement to the Policia Judiciaria, that she had seen the face of the man carrying the little blonde girl ever do an E-FIT drawing of
It goes on and on. There are numerous absurdities and anomalies in this story.
Personally, I don't see how Scotland Yard can do any good in this case without a parallel or joint investigation by the PJ.
Job One in my opinion, is a reconstruction of the events of the evening in which all the original members of the "Tapas 9" participate.
The one area where Scotland Yard might clarify matters, in my opinion, is with regard to participation by politically connected people in England,
starting probably the day before
Madeleine was announced by Kate to have gone missing.
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