reply to post by ipsedixit
I have to say that I have no idea what it is all about. I have followed the case since the beginning, been a member of dedicated forums and such and
am still puzzled.
Whilst there are many who believe that the McCanns are being protected or that someone else who was there is being protected, I just don't see it
myself..the McCanns would have been silenced a long time ago and we would just have heard very little about it.
My own theory is that there was an accident, the McCanns knew that their livelihoods and retaining custody of their remaining children were at stake,
they panicked and plotted the "abduction" scenario. Whilst they were by no means wealthy, they did indeed have a couple of connections, media etc
as did a few other members of the group and they utlised these in the best way possible, getting media involved at a very early stage, possibly even
before calling the police. This ensured that the police were effectively ham strung by the massive media presence, before they could even start
Finally, their coup d'tat .was the timing of a strange political landscape in the UK, where Blair was stepping down as PM and Gordon Brown (unelected
and disliked) taking over and my personal opinion is that Brown was looking for his "Diana" moment, to be seen as a caring, concerned "man of the
people" and he initially, threw his weight behind the McCanns campaign to "Find Madeleine"
This didn't last for very long though, within a few weeks, an envoy dispatched by Blair, Sheree Dodd, had reported that not all was as it seemed with
the McCanns and although Brown did not make any public declarations, he did distance himself by refusing to meet with the McCanns (Clarence Mitchell
famously let this slip in a statement that the McCanns had been denied a meeting with Brown, but were offered a mid-level consular meeting, which they
Whilst this does not explain the initial reaction from the Foreign Office, perhaps the media had something to do with that, but ultimately when it all
started to go pear shaped, there would have been too many people with some serious egg on their face and rather than lose face, they just continued to
let it snowball.
Sometimes, I have wondered if it was part of some strange, freaky mind game with the public..just how much BS will we swallow, when I consider that
Clarence Mitchell gave up his govt job as head of Media Monitoring to go an work for the McCanns, he must have known it was going to be a longer term
gig. Furthermore, I look at the number of people even on this site, who inherently distrust the media, yet the majority still spout the abduction
story, even when they think the parents are untruthful, they are still spouting this belief that the girl could still be alive, even though
statistically that would be almost impossible and while I understand that the dogs findings are subject to scrutiny, I still think they give a good
indication of what Madeleine's fate was.
Now of course we have the Met enquiry, and Andy Redwood saying that Madeleine could be alive or could be dead? And that amongst all of the people
that they want to question, the McCanns and their friends are not included and yet again we have a slew of media stories about swarthy paedos (some of
them dead) that the Met think may be involved, yet still claiming the girl could be alive? WTF?
I am still hoping though that the Met are playing a very careful game and being sure to eliminate all other possibilities before creating a watertight
case and turning back to the only real suspects in this whole sorry affair, the parents themselves
Other than that, I'm stumped as well lol