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Madeleine: Wherein lies the Truth

Post by Guest on 15.06.11 10:27

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Madeleine: Wherein lies the Truth


by Pat Brown


It is said there is often a lot of nonfiction in fiction and a lot of fiction in in nonfiction. Kate McCann's new autobiography, Madeleine, is a prime example of this axiom. I say 'autobiography' because Kate's book is not so much about what happened to her missing daughter, Madeleine Beth, but about Kate McCann nee Healy - her life, her loves and her losses, her trials and her tribulations. In reality, very little of the book is about the missing little girl who vanished in Praia da Luz, the lovely vacation destination in the Algarve of south Portugal; it is a carefully crafted revisionist history of one of the most puzzling missing children's cases in recent years and a strident defense of the characters and behaviors of Kate and Gerry McCann.


Children go missing every day around the world but few children get the level of publicity that has surrounded the case of Madeleine McCann, who was almost four-years-old the evening she vanished from the McCann's Ocean Club apartment, allegedly snatched from her bed as she slept in a bedroom with her twin two-year-old twin siblings, Sean and Amelie. What set this case apart from so many is the fact that her parents were not at 'home' with their children when this alleged abduction occurred; they were off in the resort complex dining and drinking with their seven friends for the evening. For that matter, all of the infant and toddler children of the Tapas restaurant party were left alone to fend for themselves while their parents enjoyed their last night in town.

Madeleine and her brother, Sean, had spent a good hour of the previous evening crying for their parents and a couple of the other children were fussy or ill, one to the point of vomiting while her parents were off having dinner. Three of the families locked up their apartments while they were gone, but the McCanns, Kate and her husband, Gerry, say they left all the doors open so that someone, apparently anyone, could have easy access to the children. The parents of these children were hardly uneducated boobs. They were medical doctors and surgeons and folks of relatively high status back home in their British communities. The case made the tabloids, but, in fact, it was the McCanns themselves that courted the media relentlessly, making Madeleine the most recognized missing child in the world and, themselves a target of a good deal of criticism and skepticism. They claimed their campaign was to find Madeleine but a fair number of people think it was a smokescreen to cover their own criminal acts.


When Madeleine turned up missing at the end of the evening's revelries, the world was not only shocked that the little girl disappeared but that her parents were neglectful in their duties to provide a safe situation for her. Not only that, but rumors began to fly that the McCann children may have been sedated by their own parents so as to not be problematic again when left unattended and with that additional bit of disturbing information, the McCanns became victims and villains at the same time. Over the course of the next few months, the police came to believe that the only victim in this drama was Madeleine who they surmised died accidentally while left alone and that the McCanns hid little Madeleine's body somewhere in Praia da Luz, staged an abduction, and with the help of their friends covered-up the crime. Four years later, the case remains unsolved and the McCanns remain under suspicion.


Which is why Kate McCann wrote her book, Madeleine. Not, in my opinion, to re-energize the search for her daughter as she claims, but to convince people of her innocence and raise revenue. Considering the fact the book sold 50,000 copies of the very first day and was serialized for half a million dollars and the Amazon reviews are mostly glowing and supportive, I would say Kate has achieved her goals in quite a smashing way.


But, there are still hidden nuggets of gold to be mined from within Kate's version of what happened in Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007. The one dangerous thing about telling yet another rendition of events is that there is often truth among the lies or lies among the truth; this is why police investigators always want persons-of-interest to keep talking and defense attorneys keep telling their clients to shut the hell up.


The added information in Kate's book has enabled me to complete a Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann (only buy the UPDATED version available in the next 24 hours). I had been reluctant to offer one for a long time because, in spite of the many police reports and statements and television appearances of Kate and Gerry McCann, I wanted to hear the story from one of their mouths, to know their answers to some very pertinent questions. Kate finally did me the favor when she wrote, Madeleine, and although most of the book is a defense of her behaviors and actions, it is through this defense that Kate has given me a much stronger insight into what likely happened the night Madeleine went missing and why certain things happened or did not happen. Even with time to meticulously choose what one wants to say, it is amazing that what actually ends up coming out is something that perhaps would be better left unsaid. However, personal agendas, narcissism, and a lack of objectivity can cloud the judgment and the end results might not be exactly what the person intended. And I thank Kate for that.


Let me tell you two of the biggest revelations in the book: Kate admits no one came through the window of the children's bedroom. Yes, after years of insisting that someone broke into the apartment by tampering with the shutters and forcing the window open, Kate now backs down from that claim, agreeing with the Policia Judiciara that an abductor did not climbed into or out of the room. This is sort of a Bombshell Tonight. What this means is that Kate does not claim the police botched the evidence and while she still claims there was an abductor that opened the window for reasons that make no sense, her admission changes how I view what actually happened that night.

Another fascinating bit in the book is Kate's incredibly generous forgiveness of Jane Tanner for not telling her immediately that she saw a man carrying Madeleine off from the apartment; she is instead thankful that "someone had seen something." In other words, Kate is happy an abduction was seen going down, not that she was notified of it in time to do anything about it. This startling revelation tells me a lot about the mindset of the McCanns and adds greatly to the profile in determining what happened to Madeleine.


I hope Kate McCann does achieve her goal of re-energizing the investigation of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and that the truth of the matter will indeed finally come to light.

http://womenincrimeink.blogspot.com/2011/06/madeleine-wherein-lies-truth.html?spref=tw

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Re: Madeleine: Wherein lies the Truth

Post by LittleMissMolly on 15.06.11 10:35

Bugger, Bugger, Bugger ...

I don't have a Kindle

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Post by Mini Slueth on 15.06.11 10:36

I want to read the profile..

Now, i dont have a kindle, can someone tell me if i can get this kindle edition for my PC....Sorry, i am not very techie.

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Post by Mulder Scully on 15.06.11 10:41

The added information in Kate's book has enabled me to complete a Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann (only buy the UPDATED version available in the next 24 hours).

You have to buy it?

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Post by Guest on 15.06.11 10:51

@Mulder Scully wrote:
The added information in Kate's book has enabled me to complete a Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann (only buy the UPDATED version available in the next 24 hours).

You have to buy it?


Yes, I think you have to buy it for kindle, around £2 ish, but I have just seen on MM you can download it to work on your pc. Don't know anything about it or how it works, but this is the link given.....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_ipad_mkt_lnd?docId=1000493771#.

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Re: Madeleine: Wherein lies the Truth

Post by Mini Slueth on 15.06.11 10:54

Well, i have just downloaded the kindle for PC(free) from amazon and bought the profile for £2.12 (i think, )

Am gonna get a coffee and have a read through it.

If someone can tell me how to copy it and post or share, i will .

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Post by sherlock on 15.06.11 10:55

It has always seemed strange to me that more documents and information about this case have not been 'self published' for the Kindle/ebook readers.

Snr Amaral's book could be up there and available to all within minutes as could all of MF/Tony Bennet's leaflets and documents! For sale or to be given away free!

Never has publishing a book been so easy and we are now at a point where Amazon sell more online books than actual print books!

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Post by Guest on 15.06.11 10:58

@Mini Slueth wrote:Well, i have just downloaded the kindle for PC(free) from amazon and bought the profile for £2.12 (i think, )

Am gonna get a coffee and have a read through it.

If someone can tell me how to copy it and post or share, i will .


Hi Mini Slueth, well done. Don't know if it's legal to post up the entire thing, although I think it is ok to post up a few passages of interest.

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Post by LittleMissMolly on 15.06.11 11:04

Thanks for the link Candy ... I've just downloaded Kindle to my PC

I'll wait until the 'Updated' version of the profile appears before I download it

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Post by Mini Slueth on 15.06.11 11:12

@LittleMissMolly wrote:Thanks for the link Candy ... I've just downloaded Kindle to my PC

I'll wait until the 'Updated' version of the profile appears before I download it

Missmolly there were 2 options for me to buy, i bought the updated one and am now just reading it.

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Post by LittleMissMolly on 15.06.11 11:16

Found the updated version ... have downloaded it and have a large mug of coffee to hand - see you later

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Re: Madeleine: Wherein lies the Truth

Post by Guest on 15.06.11 12:22

A few comments about Pat's downloadable book - look at the comment in bold, the usual vitriol



Anonymous said...
Pat, is there any way that you can make the Profile available as a simple pdf file (for the same cost as the kindle edition, of course). Thanks.

BTW Many of the reviews of Kate McCann's book on Amazon are actually quite negative, and the talk of huge sums for the serialisation rights may just be McCann spin. In any event, the book has proved to be a 7-day wonder - sales have now dropped right off and there is no way that it is going to generate anywhere near the seven-figure sum that the McCanns were originally hoping would be pouring into their limited company's coffers. Plus there is a growing groundswell against the McCanns in public opinion in the UK.

June 15, 2011 4:59 AM
flossysplace said...
Excellent book Pat, really enjoyed reading it. And look forward to the reaction! Best wishes, Flossy x

June 15, 2011 5:52 AM
Pat Brown said...
The UPDATED version of the Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann is now available! PLEASE be sure to click on that one at Amazon and not the other (which I can't pull yet until Amazon allows me to). And, thanks, Flossy! (I hope you got the new version). It will be interesting to see what happens. If you can, PLEASE write a positive review on the Profile because surely we will be having some folks coming along who are not going to be pleasant about the book!

Anon, not sure I can do the pdf thing...I will have to look into that.

June 15, 2011 6:05 AM
Anonymous said...
What a sicko you are Pat Brown. Mixing with the likes of Bennett and his cronies.
I'm sure your fame (Ah) will go down well with the TV.
Somebody should do a profile on you, see what that digs up mmmm.


June 15, 2011 6:07 AM
Anonymous said...
anon 6.07 - out of order

June 15, 2011 6:22 AM
Pat Brown said...
Anon at 4:36, someone just wrote me that they downloaded Kindle for the computer for free! Try that!

June 15, 2011 7:02 AM

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Post by Mini Slueth on 15.06.11 12:47

Wow, i really enjoyed reading that.

Its perfectly believable that this could have happened. If(and i mean IF because i dont want to accuse anyone ) Madeleine died in that apartment and her parents and friends covered that fact up by creating a story of an abduction.............................it is very sad, it is also somewhat understandable(but still very deceitful and the whole thing just sucks.), but the fund and everything that has been said, people sued etc and so on since then, isnt understandable at all!!

I really hope the truth comes out...I dont know if it will though.

Whats everyones elses thoughts on reading it.

I will have to go soon, but will be back on later. (i havent done any work this morning at all an dnow i have to go soon to pick my children up from school. I am really finding all this so fascinating and dare i say, i am a bit addicted to reading everythign i can about it )



I feel so sorry for those children left night after night after night, alone........................It makes me cry. I couldnt do that to my children at all.

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Post by Mini Slueth on 15.06.11 12:51

I am not sure that reads the way i had intended..

Understandable...what i mean is, i could see why they would want to cover the accident (if thats what it was) to save themselves. I do not condone these actions at all.

Aggghhh, i hope you know what i mean.

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Post by ufercoffy on 15.06.11 13:00

If it had been an accident they wouldn't need to save themselves.

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Post by LittleMissMolly on 15.06.11 14:07

That was a very interesting read and pretty much follows my own beliefs as to what happened

Two really pertinent points that Pat Brown makes right at the beginning are:

1) "People behave in a manner that makes sense to them, even if it doesn't make sense to us" .... a statement which seems to effectively cover the usual 'Pro' argument that any collusion by the Tapas 7 isn't logical.

2) "People tend to do what is easiest and most expedient [...]If a crime can be covered up simply the perpetrator is unlikely to conjure up some Hollywood scenario of a mastermind criminal" ... in other words that old gem that is Occams Razor - Keep it Simple

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The truth is out there.....

Post by Marian on 15.06.11 14:22

The McCanns don't seem to be governed by the same set of rules and regulations as lesser mortals so I suspect that, even if Madeleine died in a manner that could not have been accidental, they would have been able to pretend otherwise. I keep going back to the belief that this was all about money - as long as she is never found, the fund raising can go on and on. I have commented before on the extrordinary haste in setting up the two money making ventures. Now I accept that, when people are under stress, they can do some odd things (I certainly have) but clearly there was nobody else amongst their entourage who could see that this was a bad idea and should be scrapped.

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Post by Mini Slueth on 15.06.11 15:35

Marian, yes i believe this was also about money.

Why set the fund up so quickly? Why would Gerrys brother give up his job....I mean she could have been found at any time? This is what makes it worse for me. IF they covered up a death, then to go on to ask innocent decent people to donate money to help look for Madeleine, well, says it all really about what type of people they are.

If it is ever proven that they knew she was dead and set this fund up, i hope they throw the book at them...unfortunately for Joe Public, they wont get the money back they donated to the fund, no matter how small, no matter how big.

IF it is a cover up, i cant believe so many people would have NO conscience, surely someon would break and tell the truth???????????????????/

I could NEVER live with something like that.

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Post by Guest on 15.06.11 16:04

candyfloss wrote:
June 15, 2011 6:05 AM
Anonymous said...
What a sicko you are Pat Brown. Mixing with the likes of Bennett and his cronies.
I'm sure your fame (Ah) will go down well with the TV.
Somebody should do a profile on you, see what that digs up mmmm.



Candyfloss, why would this poster bring Tony into it. Does she mention him or this forum in the updated bit ?

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Post by Mini Slueth on 15.06.11 16:11

No Stella, i dont recall either being mentioned.

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Post by HotlipsHealy on 15.06.11 16:20

Stella wrote:
candyfloss wrote:
June 15, 2011 6:05 AM
Anonymous said...
What a sicko you are Pat Brown. Mixing with the likes of Bennett and his cronies.
I'm sure your fame (Ah) will go down well with the TV.
Somebody should do a profile on you, see what that digs up mmmm.



Candyfloss, why would this poster bring Tony into it. Does she mention him or this forum in the updated bit ?

Since when have Bonnybraes/muratfan or any of those kind of people needed an excuse to threaten anyone who questions the McCanns?


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Post by Guest on 15.06.11 16:23

Stella wrote:
candyfloss wrote:
June 15, 2011 6:05 AM
Anonymous said...
What a sicko you are Pat Brown. Mixing with the likes of Bennett and his cronies.
I'm sure your fame (Ah) will go down well with the TV.
Somebody should do a profile on you, see what that digs up mmmm.



Candyfloss, why would this poster bring Tony into it. Does she mention him or this forum in the updated bit ?


I have no idea Stella, I haven't read the kindle book so perhaps there's something in there. I noticed it this morning in reply to her blog, and wondered the same. Thought perhaps someone might know or could answer. Don't know if Tony has had any dealings with her at all?

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Post by LittleMissMolly on 15.06.11 16:54

There is nothing in the Kindle Book about Tony, MMRG, MF etc ... there is a reference bibliography at the back which refers readers to the following sources:

McCann Files

Joana Morais

The PJ Files

findmadeleine.com

madeleinemccann.org

truthformadeleine.com

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Post by ROSA on 15.06.11 23:16

Can someone tell me what is Pat browns theory ?

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Post by lj on 16.06.11 2:41

@Mini Slueth wrote:Marian, yes i believe this was also about money.

Why set the fund up so quickly? Why would Gerrys brother give up his job....I mean she could have been found at any time? This is what makes it worse for me. IF they covered up a death, then to go on to ask innocent decent people to donate money to help look for Madeleine, well, says it all really about what type of people they are.

If it is ever proven that they knew she was dead and set this fund up, i hope they throw the book at them...unfortunately for Joe Public, they wont get the money back they donated to the fund, no matter how small, no matter how big.

IF it is a cover up, i cant believe so many people would have NO conscience, surely someon would break and tell the truth???????????????????/

I could NEVER live with something like that.

I do believe (just for my own sake of mind) it was an accident. I do believe they did not report it for 2 reasons: they were warned that leaving the children alone is illegal in Portugal, and they had a very xenophobic image of Portugal, their legal and medical system. So no way that they would report an accident.

Then a lot of people jumped in. The McCanns themselves don't have any clout, but friends from friends etc etc plus the blond damsel in distress syndrome kicked in and before you know it they were celebrities. They never had meant much in whatever social circle they moved in and now they were interviewed rubbed shoulders with ambassadors and even met the pope, that's were the narcissistic personalities of both, but especially of Kate kicked in. The attention became very early on an addiction and the money had never come that easy: a lethal combination. They are unstoppable now, with normal means. This only can end in a nasty crash.

As far as the others are concerned: I don't think any of them was really taken into confidence. I think they all started to run with the bulls, maybe even against better judgement. Soon enough though they were complicit, even if just by keeping silent. Now none of them can really brake ranks without facing rather severe consequences for themselves: a pact with build in punishment.

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