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Summary of some features of the case

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Summary of some features of the case

Post by haroldd on 22.10.13 13:00

The following is meant as a summary of many aspects for those who may be coming new to this extraordinary and long-running case. There is no claim of comprehensiveness, and no summary of the large body of circumstantial evidence against the MCCANNS. The most important figure left out is probably ROBERT MURAT. Corrections are welcome.
 
 
 
 
Support for the McCanns
 
CLARENCE MITCHELL was the British government's head of media monitoring when Madeleine McCann disappeared in Praia de Luz on the Portuguese Algarve in May 2007. He was then seconded to the Foreign Office and became the spokesman for the McCanns, a role he has played ever since. He arranged their meeting with Pope Ratzinger on 30 May. Flying to Rome on billionaire PHILIP GREEN's private jet, they were greeted by the British ambassador to the Holy See, stayed at his residence and held a press conference at his embassy. Since going private, MITCHELL has also worked for the international PR firm Freud Communications, headed by Matthew Freud, son of Clement Freud and son-in-law of Rupert Murdoch. One of his responsibilities at the Media Monitoring Unit at the Office of Information, based in the Cabinet Office, was developing the means by which central government could keep a grip on opinions expressed on the fast‑changing internet, on social media and blogs.
 
EDWARD SMETHURST was the top lawyer at British Nuclear Fuels Ltd, a job he combined with building a property and property development business in Manchester. He is also an 'ambassador' for Cancer Research. As BNFL lawyer he fought against pressure groups which protested in various countries against nuclear shipments, a role which must have brought him into contact with MI6. As a property (deleted), as well as buying, developing and letting properties he was also a director of a conservatory business which he sold to BRIAN KENNEDY. SMETHURST is prominent in Manchester freemasonry. His business interests include sports management (as chairman of Prosperity International) and private investigation, security and risk management, including for banks (as chairman of Palladium). He is a director  of the Madeleine Fund, which has its registered office at Bates, Wells & Braithwaite, a law firm which represents several masonic lodges and charities, including the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution. He is also the chairman of the Law Society's commerce and industry group in Northwest England.
 
MITCHELL and SMETHURST are long-time supporters of the MCCANNS.
 
BRIAN KENNEDY is a billionaire involved in the home improvement business. He once owned the double-glazing firm Everest, which he sold for £363m, and a mobile phone firm he sold to Dixons for £331m. He now runs a group with combined turnover of £3.6bn. He is involved in sport too, owning a leading rugby team, football team Stockport County, and Cheshire Sports. He paid for the McCanns to employ both Clarence Mitchell and Edward Smethurst, who also worked for his window manufacturing firm Latium, which has since merged with building materials firm Epwin. He is a Jehovah's Witness.
 
Before the end of May 2007, GERRY MCCANN spoke several times on the phone with the then Chancellor of the Exchequer GORDON BROWN. BROWN pressurised Portuguese authorities to issue a description of an unknown suspect, in order to take the heat off the McCanns.
 
In Jul, GERRY MCCANN went to the United States and met with the Attorney General ALBERTO GONZALES.
 
After the MCCANNS were named as suspects in Sep 2007 (a status cleverly referred to in the British media in Portuguese, to make it sound inappropriate: 'arguido'), official ministerial contact stopped, but Clarence Mitchell, who until then had worked for the McCanns while employed by the Foreign Office on secondment from the Cabinet Office, left his government job and began working for the McCanns privately.
 
By Oct, BROWN, who had taken over as prime minister in Jun, was discussing the case with his Portuguese counterpart.
 
GERRY MCCANN has worked as an adviser for the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment, a British quango which issues professionally-credentialled propaganda in support of nuclear power, coming up with straight-faced professional lies to support the position that there is no 'demonstrated' causal link between living near nuclear power stations and cancer.
 
That’s two nuclear links. Two more are coming. Here’s the third. GORDON BROWN's brother ANDREW BROWN is the chief propagandist at EDF, the company which operates the 8 most modern nuclear power stations in Britain. He was closely involved in 'lobbying' his brother's government. 'EDF' stands for 'Electricite de France', and this mainly state‑owned company is the world's largest producer of electrical power, mainly (85%) nuclear. It is also the biggest supplier of electrical power in Britain.
 
As soon as Madeleine McCann disappeared, her parents employed PR firm BELL POTTINGER, who also represented the company which owned the resort, Mark Warner – and work for the nuclear power sector.
 
When the MCCANNS were hit by DNA evidence, they got support from ALEC JEFFREYS, the inventor of DNA fingerprinting, who offered to act as an 'expert' witness and said that a match did not necessarily indicate guilt or innocence. Meanwhile, PAUL DEBENHAM, director of 'innovation and development' at LGC, the supplier of equipment and services in the 'health' and other sectors, and a member of the advisory Human Genetics Commission, said there could be "legitimate reasons" as to how DNA from Madeleine got into the hire car. Why either of these creeps should be considered an 'expert' on guilt, innocence or legitimacy is unclear.
 
Other diners in the restaurant
 
The Tapas Nine weren’t the only people eating in the restaurant on the evening of the disappearance.
 
Fellow diners included PAUL WEINBERGER, then the director of clinical diagnostics at Enigma Diagnostics, a state-private partnership based at Porton Down – in geographical terminology, a 'military science park'; in administrative, an 'executive agency' of the MOD. The company has an exclusive licence to several patents owned by the Defence Science Technology Laboratory, an MOD 'trading fund' which is also based at Porton Down, and which sells 'technology and science support' to 'defence, government, and security', including in the field of chemical, biological and radiological weapons. Enigma has important contracts in the UK 'health' system.
 
...and PHILIP EDMONDS, nephew of MARGARET HODGE, nee OPPENHEIMER, who led Islington Council in the 1980s where she protected the interests of organised paedophiles operating in local authority children's 'homes', before going into the City and then returning to government as minister for children, then work, then culture media and sport, and who now chairs the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee. One of her roles involves ensuring tax fairness – a woman whose own family company pays 0.01% tax on its £2.1bn of revenue. That company is STEMCOR, the international steel-trading firm, of which EDMONDS is a director.
 
EDMONDS had booked a stay at the Praia de Luz resort for a week, from Sat 28 April to Sat 5 May, but jetted off to Switzerland a day early, on the morning of Fri 4 May, hours after Madeleine McCann disappeared. He was in such a rush that he didn’t even check out.
 
The Gaspars’ statements
 
Not known and not fact therefore deleted According to KATHERINE and SAVIO GASPAR, two medics lower down the pecking order than GERRY MCCANN, Tapas Nine member DAVID PAYNE conversed in a deleted way about Madeleine McCann with GERRY MCCANN in Majorca a year before she disappeared. 
 
Forensic help
 
Another figure is JOHN GERAGHTY, a businessman from Leicestershire, now based in Portugal, whose business interests include (again) sport (golf sponsoring) and (also again) construction. After the disappearance, he lent the MCCANNS a flat and handed them the keys to the local Catholic church. He also garaged the hire car so they could have their own forensic tests done on it. The priest of the church, Jose Pacheco, says he was deceived. He has had every trace of the Madeleine appeal removed from his church, and says the situation is extremely unpleasant and that the McCann family only ever brought him problems and have ruined his life.
 
Lastly, the Portuguese police officer GONCARO AMARAL, who ran the investigation until he got sacked after British government pressure, perhaps directly involving GORDON BROWN, has said that he received notice as early as 5-6 May that the British secret service (presumably meaning MI6) was involving itself in the case.
 
 
The big question is why have the McCanns, against whom there is so much circumstantial evidence, received so much support from the British state authorities, whom they appear to have kept at their beck and call for years.
 
There is a distinct whiff of freemasonry, which works as a common language where many public‑private contracts are concerned, whether they involve local councils (property deals, planning permission, sport), central ministries (nuclear power), or state agencies with both central and local organs (police, ‘health’). ‘Expert’ witnesses – yeah yeah. Them and the powerful medico-legal lodges.
 
It’s an open secret that big business interests, notably in the drugs and medical equipment sector, pay for the holidays that most British medics spend half their lives on, in return for the huge profits they make from the ‘health’ system. Nor is it much of a revelation, for anybody who’s interested, that ruthless and amoral big business interests own the public authorities; nor that professional bodies are crooked. Money talks. The answer to the big question in this case depends on what money and why.
 
Many millions of pounds have been spent and are still being spent. While RICHARD BRANSON’s help for the McCanns was in keeping with the careful management of his image, the same cannot be said of the involvement of British diplomats and police, or of PHILIP GREEN. CLARENCE MITCHELL may well have belonged to Murdoch or ‘health’ business interests even while working for the government, but that doesn’t explain his role in helping the MCCANNS.
 
As for SMETHURST and KENNEDY, they don’t make money by giving it away, but they aren’t going to act on their own to upset those who own the state. EDMONDS is a bigger fish, as is GREEN, as are the big nuclear, ‘health’, and media interests. One has to wonder why support has come from such figures as GORDON BROWN, including when he had no official role in either foreign relations or criminal justice, and why support continues to come, on such a large scale, 6 years later, from the British police and the BBC. Even now, the British police and BBC are advising anyone who ‘knows anything’ to contact the MCCANNS.
 
Influence is being wielded on a far bigger scale than can be bought for the few million pounds held in the MCCANNS’ fund. Why?
 
Mr Amaral was not sacked, he was taken off the case and moved, he then retired so he could write his book

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list of nuclear links

Post by haroldd on 22.10.13 23:22

Following up to my own post here; I hope no-one minds!

I'm collecting nuclear links. I've just bagged a fifth, so thought I'd share what I've got. Can anyone add to the list?

1) Edward Smethurst, long-time supporter of the McCs, was top lawyer at British Nuclear Fuels Ltd; plays a propaganda role, presumably for nuclear interests, at Cancer Research; and fought against those who protested against nuclear shipments in various countries, a role which must for certain have brought him into contact, to say the least, with MI6

2) Gerry McCann has advised the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE), the British quango which issues professionally-credentialled propaganda in support of nuclear power

3) Gordon Brown, who helped the McCanns from when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer (a post which has nothing to do with diplomacy or criminal justice), and again when he was Prime Minister (personally pressuring the Portuguese administration), is the brother of Andrew Brown, chief propagandist at EDF, the world's biggest electricity supplier which owns 8 nuclear power stations in Britain; AB lobbied his brother's administration on their behalf

4) PR firm Bell Pottinger, which represented both the McCs and Mark Warner, also works for the nuclear power sector

5) Stemcor, the big steel trader controlled by the billionaire-bracket family of Margaret Hodge, chair of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, is directed by, among others, Philip Edmonds, who ran off from the Praia de Luz resort a day earlier than planned, without even stopping to check out, hours after Madeleine McCann's disappearance; the company has recently been found in the US to have violated export regulations by attempting to send scrap steel to a producer in Pakistan which has been "determined to be involved in nuclear or missile activities"; Stemcor is by the way involved financially with most of the world's leading weapons companies


...6?) Paul Weinberger - any nuclear links, or is it just chemical, biological and radiological warfare, without the 'N' letter to complete the tetragrammaton?


I am wondering why Edmonds would go to a restaurant so far below his income bracket.

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Re: Summary of some features of the case

Post by Woofer on 23.10.13 0:31

Interesting research haroldd - thank you. 

Its been announced recently that a Nuclear reactor is to be built in Somerset and David Cameron is delighted.  EDF are financing most of it.  I wouldn`t be surprised if Stemcor are involved in the building of it as they are a major steel producer - not sure if they deal in other metals.

Also in the news about how depleted uranium that was used by the US war machine in Iraq has led to a rise in cancer and birth defects in Iraq.  (And they kick up a stink about the use of chemical weapons !)  DU is a bi-product of nuclear fision I think.

So there are links here between EDF, nuclear reactors, warfare, cancer.  Also nuclear science has many applications in medicine.

Could be these people are all linked - but why PdL and why take the children ?

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Post by haroldd on 23.10.13 11:07

@Woofer wrote:Interesting research haroldd - thank you. 

Its been announced recently that a Nuclear reactor is to be built in Somerset and David Cameron is delighted.  EDF are financing most of it.  I wouldn`t be surprised if Stemcor are involved in the building of it as they are a major steel producer - not sure if they deal in other metals.

Also in the news about how depleted uranium that was used by the US war machine in Iraq has led to a rise in cancer and birth defects in Iraq.  (And they kick up a stink about the use of chemical weapons !)  DU is a bi-product of nuclear fision I think.

So there are links here between EDF, nuclear reactors, warfare, cancer.  Also nuclear science has many applications in medicine.

Could be these people are all linked - but why PdL and why take the children ?
From Olof Palme to Princess Diana, Stephen Milligan to Saad al-Hilli and David Kelly, deals and attempted deals in the 'defence' sector often aren't far away when there are unexplained deaths of which big efforts are made to obscure the circumstances. Nuclear power is a defence issue and the materials can be used as weapons. As you say, there are links between medical and military business. One firm at the interface is ... Weinberger's Enigma Diagnostics.

I wonder how Edmonds and Hodge's Oppenheimer family (not the same family as Harry Oppenheimer's which owns a lot of South Africa) made their billions so fast.

Freemasonic connections don't explain the sheer scale of the British authorities' efforts to support the McCanns, because it must have cost so much money. Some have reasoned from the McCanns' behaviour and grins that they must 'have' something over the British state, but the way I'd speculate about it would be that they aren't huge fry but if they were silenced then connections would come out which would be damaging for some very powerful interests. Not because they have put a box of information somewhere saying it should be released if anything happens to them (such information has a habit of staying under wraps, and they live in Britain), but simply because things can happen quite quickly and break the bonds of how they are normally controlled, and although dealing with such circumstances is some people's bread and butter, that doesn't make them gung-ho. In this case, it may also be relevant that you can't libel the dead. So they have been able to swan about as celebs.

I would like to know who paid the hotel bills for Edmonds, Weinberger and the McCanns. That was where Jonathan Aitken slipped up.

Why PdL? The answer would have to be that Mark Warner makes its facilities available for such meetings and are close to the spooks. You'd want to be (almost) certain that you aren't being watched or bugged by some other side.

Who were the security officers at the resort? Just out of interest!

Has someone had a good look at Mark Chitty and Andrew Searle, the two guys who set up Mark Warner? Some info is here. Searle's father founded MFI. Apparently MW made no 'real' profits until 16 years after they founded it in 1974. That must have been very very unusual in pre-dotcom days. Even Amazon etc. didn't wait anything like that long, even in the dotcom era. In the early years, C & S seem (corrections welcome!) to have specialised in Switzerland, where lots of money - e.g. from Arabia, but from many other places around the world too - started to get stored about that time. (As Nicholas Shaxton has shown, Switzerland is dwarfed by the British network - Bahamas, Channel Islands, London itself, etc. - where tax-dodging and money-laundering is concerned, but I digress...) I'd be surprised if C & S weren't heavily spook-linked from the beginning.

Chitty and Searle are both directors of PBHH too, along with Jonathan Goldsmith and Richard Green. Registered in St Austell, Cornwall. Constructs commercial buildings. (Other British directorships for Chitty here.) Goldsmith co-directed International Private Client Management Ltd with Tony Michael Jimenez.

Much of the MW clientele, even when they're not going for meetings, won't see their children much  - fling 'em in creches while they go to bars and 'beauty' parlours, run along and play sport.

The Hilton chain works closely with state security (info from Richard Tomlinson) - admittedly, one could reasonably ask what hotel chain doesn't - and the electronics used for hotel card keys is ... well let's just say it's of digital interest and Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh wasn't as secure as he thought.

Certain kinds of services to hotels, including cleaning, security, bookings, anything to do with cars, and certification, often function as either protection rackets or a way to get the money out - not that there's much difference.

What was Philip Green doing around that time? Maybe nothing of much relevance, but I think lending his private jet for the McCanns to fly to meet the pope could have been because Mossad wanted to hear what they said on it.

If MI6 was interested, then other spook agencies would have been too.

Billionaire-bracket, government-connected, fast-leaving Phil Edmonds had three young children with him too, right? Just wondering.

A very long shot: mistaken identity?

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