McCanns, wake up!
Please be fully awake so that you can savor your worst nightmare adequately.
Wikileaks have finally knocked on your door!
You may be right after all, Maddie may, at long last, come home this Christmas, not physically, but with her memory restored.
Anon, who sent this, THANK YOU!
My appeal: YOU, reader, can also do YOUR share. Create a Twitter account, and tweet this blog, and all similar and TRUSTWORTHY, and spread the word.
It’s technology that can be used in the exercise of YOUR citizenship, by spreading the word that Justice for Maddie is demanded.
If you’re an UK resident, write/mail your MP. Wikileaks has the strength to make them act and not reply as they have done up to now.
This is YOUR window of opportunity, don’t waste it!
Time is for ACTION!
Translation of the El PAIS article:
'Madeleine Case': British police pointed to the parents
Only one among the 250,000 cables leaked to Wikileaks refers to the sad and tragic case of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared in Praia da Luz (Algarve) on the night of May 3, 2007 and whose fate has not yet been heard.
The confidential dispatch is dated at Lisbon on 29 September that year, only 20 days after the girl's parents left Portugal in haste after being questioned at Portimão police station on suspicion of accidental death and concealment Maddie’s body.
In the cable, the then new British ambassador in Lisbon, Alexander W. Ellis admits to his U.S. counterpart, Alfred Hoffman, that the British police had found the evidence against Madeleine's parents.
Hoffman writes, Ellis "did not go into details of the case" but "admitted that it had been the police of his own country who had conducted the tests."
Ambassador Ellis also told his counterpart that the security forces of both countries "were working in a coordinated way" in the case, and speaking of the huge media attention, said, "was expected and acceptable, provided that representatives of the Government maintain comments closed. "
Ellis recommends total secrecy, suggesting that their job is to keep the case secret with the Portuguese government.
And above all, he admits privately that the spokesperson for the family and the British Government never admitted publicly, that the passage of the parents of Madeleine, Gerry and Kate, from complainants to suspects was due to evidence obtained by the British police deployed to the Algarve.
Many Portuguese and international media, including EL PAIS, at the time told in detail what Ellis confirmed in secret, that it was the British detectives, with the help of two special dogs brought from England, who found evidence of Maddie’s possible death (body odor, blood, and traces of body fluids) both in a wall of the apartment and in the trunk of the car that the McCanns had rented.
This finding, together with some inconsistencies shown by the friends and parents of Maddie, prompted the Portuguese police to declare Kate and Gerry McCann as arguidos (suspects in the Portuguese judicial system) and take their statements on September 6 for almost 11 hours.
Three days later, McCann staged a spectacular escape at dawn from Praia da Luz to Faro airport and from there to England. On July 21, 2008, the Prosecutor General of Portugal decided to shelve the case and exonerated the parents for lack of evidence.
The Portuguese TV is running the story!
Gonçalo Amaral finds it strange that it was required a Diplomatic Cable to "discover" that there was evidence against the parents.
He says that the investigation he led always pointed in that direction.
From The Guardian:
WikiLeaks cables: UK police 'developed' evidence against McCanns
British ambassador's reported comments to US counterpart offer insight into role of UK police in 2007 investigation
Ben Quinn Monday 13 December 2010 21.30 GMT
British police helped to "develop evidence" against Madeleine McCann's parents as they were investigated by Portuguese police as formal suspects in the disappearance of their daughter, the US ambassador to Portugal was told by his British counterpart in September 2007.
The meeting between US ambassador Al Hoffman and the British ambassador, Alexander Wykeham Ellis, took place a fortnight after Kate and Gerry McCann were formally declared arguidos, or suspects, by Portuguese police.
The McCanns have said that there was "absolutely no evidence to implicate them in Madeleine's disappearance whatsoever." In a diplomatic cable marked confidential, the US ambassador reported: "Without delving into the details of the case, Ellis admitted that the British police had developed the current evidence against the McCann parents, and he stressed that authorities from both countries were working co-operatively."
The comments attributed to the ambassador appear to contradict the widespread perception at the time that Portuguese investigators were the driving force behind the treatment of the McCanns as suspects in the case.
The disclosure comes as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange returns to court in an attempt to secure bail following his arrest last week at the request of Swedish authorities who want to interview him over allegations of sexual assault.
A number of other cables released by the whistleblowers' website shed new light on aspects of the financial crisis.
• RBS chairman Sir Philip Hampton said the board of the bank breached their "fiduciary responsibilities" by allowing the takeover of the Dutch bank ABN Amro.
• The Bank of England governor, Mervyn King, was so worried about the health of the banks that he proposed a secret international fund to recapitalise them six months before the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
• US officials expressed doubts in October 2008 over whether Ireland appreciated how much trouble its banks were in.
In one of two cables referring to the McCann case, the US ambassador notes: "Madeleine McCann's disappearance in the south of Portugal in May 2007 has generated international media attention with controversy surrounding the Portuguese-led police investigation and the actions of Madeleine's parents."
He reported that his British counterpart thought "that the media frenzy was to be expected and was acceptable as long as government officials keep their comments behind closed doors".
It was not until 21 July 2008 that the Portuguese authorities shelved their investigation and lifted the arguido status of the McCanns.
Responding to the contents of the cable, a spokesman for the McCanns told the Guardian: "This is an entirely historic note that is more than three years old. Subsequently, Kate and Gerry had their arguido status lifted, with the Portuguese authorities making it perfectly clear that there was absolutely no evidence to implicate them in Madeleine's disappearance whatsoever. "To this day, they continue to work tirelessly on the search for their daughter, co-operating when appropriate with both the Portuguese and British authorities."
British authorities had substantial involvement in the investigation launched after Madeleine disappeared in May 2007 from the holiday apartment where the McCanns had left their three children in bed before joining friends at a nearby restaurant in the Algarve village of Praia da Luz.
At least one British sniffer dog was used in the investigation and, according to reports, was said to have picked up the scent of a dead body in the apartment.
In 2008, when a dossier detailing investigations by Portuguese police was made public, it emerged British scientists had warned that DNA tests on a sample from the McCanns' holiday hire car were inconclusive days before they were made suspects.
It is known that the Forensic Science Service analysed material sent to Britain by Portuguese police. A spokesman for Leicestershire police said their involvement in the investigation was limited to co-ordinating UK-based inquiries on behalf of the Portuguese authorities.
Posted on JillHavern Forum
by Cheshire Cat, on Dec 13th, 21:45:
US embassy cables: British police 'developed evidence' against McCanns, Washington told
Friday, 28 September 2007, 15:36
C O N F I D E N T I A L
SECTION 01 OF 02 LISBON 002527 SIPDIS SIPDIS STATE FOR XXXXXXXXXXXX EO 12958 DECL: 09/25/2017 TAGS PGOV, PREL, OFDP, PO
SUBJECT: PORTUGAL: UK AMBASSADOR ON ENERGY SECURITY, RUSSIA, EU-AFRICA SUMMIT, AND MCCANN CASE
Classified By: XXXXXXXXXXXX FOR REASONS 1.4 (B),(D)
1. (C) On September 21, newly-arrived British Ambassador Alexander Wykeham Ellis informed Ambassador Hoffman that European concerns over Russia's aggressive energy policies and the need for market competition were the driving forces behind the third EU energy liberalization package. He suggested that Russia's position with its neighbors was guided by a self-proclaimed right to do "what it wants, when it wants" in its own neighborhood. Regarding Robert Mugabe's participation in the proposed EU-Africa Summit, Ellis said the UK would not discourage other member states from participating if PM Brown stayed away. He doubted, however, if the Dutch, Irish, or Swedish would attend in Brown's absence. Ellis also noted that it was the British police that developed the current evidence against Madeleine McCann's parents in the high-profile case that has captured international attention. He informed the Ambassador that former British Ambassador John Buck had accepted a private-sector position at a UK gas company and that his departure had nothing to do with bilateral issues. END SUMMARY
RUSSIA'S ENERGY GAME IS COMING TO AN END ----------------------------------------
2. (C) According to Ellis, European concerns over Russia's aggressive energy policies and the need for increased market competition were the driving forces behind the third EU energy liberalization package. He called Russia the greatest threat to European energy security and described its energy policies as a "game that's coming to an end." He argued that Gazprom's sustainability depends on the European distribution network and that Putin, who is "always trying to make a point to Europe," knew and understood this reality. Quoting a statement he had heard elsewhere, Ellis described Russia as "too strong, too weak"; suggesting that it was a bipolar society divided by feelings of strength and empowerment and internal fears of national failure.
RUSSIA, THE BIG BAD NEIGHBOR ----------------------------
3. (C) When questioned about Kosovo and Russia's relationship with its neighbors, Ellis suggested that Russia's position (on Kosovo) was driven by a self-proclaimed right to do "what it wants, when it wants" in its own neighborhood. Ellis did not believe that Russia had high regard for Serbia or any of its other neighbors, but rather it feared outside influences in the region. Reflecting on his position as Director of the EU Enlargement Team in London (2001-2003), Ellis noted that completing the 2004 EU enlargement phase had been difficult, and hypothesized that if the Russia of now were the Russia of then, the process would have been nearly impossible.
MUGABE...AND THE OTHER BAD GUYS -------------------------------
4. (C) According to Ellis, the UK's position on Zimbabwe has not changed; if Robert Mugabe showed up, then Gordon Brown would not. However, he could not confirm if the British government would send any representatives. While he claimed that the UK had steered away from discouraging other member stated from attending, he noted the possibility that the Dutch, Irish, and Swedish leaders may follow Brown's lead. Regarding Chavez and Ahmadinejad, Ellis commented that Portugal's approach was centered on "engagement" -- even with the so-called bad guys. Ambassador Hoffman countered that "irrational people cannot be expected to behave rationally." While acknowledging that the US position was justifiable, Ellis responded that there were sensitivities at play for Portugal, especially regarding Venezuela. (Note: There are approximately a half-million Portuguese living in Venezuela. End Note)
THE MADELEINE MCCANN CASE -------------------------
5. (C) Madeleine McCann's disappearance in the south of Portugal in May 2007 has generated international media attention with controversy surrounding the Portuguese-led police investigation and the actions of Madeleine's parents. Without delving into the details of the case, Ellis admitted that the British police had developed the current evidence against the McCann parents, and he stressed that authorities from both countries were working cooperatively. He commented that the media frenzy was to be expected and was acceptable as long as government officials keep their comments behind closed doors.
BIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION -----------------------------------------
6. (SBU) Ellis, a former school teacher, joined Britain's LISBON 00002527 002 OF 002 Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1990 and moved progressively up the chain to Ambassador. Lisbon was his first foreign tour as a diplomat, followed by postings in Brussels, Madrid and London. He has also served as Director of the EU Enlargement Team in London (2001-2003) and as adviser on energy policies and trade issues (2005-2007) under EC President Jose Barroso. XXXXXXXXXXXX Ellis informed Ambassador Hoffman that former British Ambassador John Buck had accepted a private-sector position with a British gas company and that his abrupt departure in August 2007 had nothing to do with bilateral issues.
From the Daily Mail:
British police ‘developed evidence’ against McCanns, WikiLeaks cable claims
By Paul Bentley Last updated at 5:50 AM on 14th December 2010
The parents of Madeleine McCann had evidence against them ‘developed’ by British police as they were investigated by Portuguese authorities over the disappearance of their daughter, a senior official has claimed.
The UK’s ambassador to Portugal, Alexander Wykeham Ellis, told his American counterpart that police in Britain were working with Portuguese officers to build a case against the McCanns.
He made the claims on September 21, 2007, according to secret diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks. Two weeks earlier, Portuguese police had named Gerry and Kate McCann as ‘arguidos’, or formal suspects.
In a cable to Washington marked confidential, U.S. ambassador Al Hoffman wrote: ‘Without delving into the details of the case, Ellis admitted that the British police had developed the current evidence against the McCann parents, and he stressed that authorities from both countries were working co-operatively.’
The cable does not specify what evidence British police are alleged to have gathered, or whether UK investigators were involved in the decision to formally name the McCanns as suspects.
The comments suggest British police had a far greater role in the investigation of the McCanns than has previously been thought. The widespread perception at the time was that Portuguese authorities were the driving force behind their treatment as suspects.
In one of two cables which refer to the case, U.S. ambassador Hoffman also noted: ‘Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in the south of Portugal in May 2007 has generated international media attention with controversy surrounding the Portuguese-led police investigation and the actions of Madeleine’s parents.’
He said the British ambassador thought ‘the media frenzy was to be expected and was acceptable as long as government officials keep their comments behind closed doors’.
The McCanns have said that there was ‘absolutely no evidence to implicate them in Madeleine’s disappearance’.
After they were named as suspects, Madeleine’s parents remained under official suspicion until July 2008, when Portuguese police shelved the investigation into their daughter’s disappearance.
Speaking when their suspect status was lifted, Mrs McCann said: ‘It is hard to describe how utterly despairing it was to be named arguidos and portrayed in the media as suspects.’
Following the WikiLeaks revelation, a spokesman for the McCanns said: ‘This is an entirely historic note that is more than three years old. ‘Subsequently, Kate and Gerry had their arguido status lifted, with the Portuguese authorities making it perfectly clear that there was absolutely no evidence to implicate them in Madeleine’s disappearance.’
Madeleine went missing from an apartment in the Algarve village of Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007, when she was three years old
Update Dec 14th, 20:30:
For a minute there I thought that they wouldn't go this way, but it's in their blood. They simply can't avoid misusing the expression that I don't think they know what it means anymore:
I would like to thank all those that made an effort to "force" the mainstream media to report this.
As I've said before, I've long settled that the McCanns had faced justice.
The life they live has absolutely no quality whatsoever, and the only ones responsible for that, are themselves.
Today, they were passed a harsher sentence: they'll walk the streets of Britain with the same comfort that they do in Portugal.
Let's hope that Kate's book sells like hotcakes, so that this subject remains, shamefully for Britain, in the minds of the world.
Today, I called my Brit friends, and the embarrassment was evident, either in their voice or by avoiding to look me in the eyes and looking down on the floor.
Shame, incomprehensible shame was so palpable.
All tried to minimize and tried change the subject to other leaks, all reluctant to speak about Maddie, all acknowledging McCann's guilt.
Pitiful sight, I'm so sorry to say.
How is it possible for a Nation where the Sun once never set, be brought to its knees by a little more than handful of people?
NOTHING justifies such a humiliation.
This blog was not created to report. It does that once in a while, when it deems important to do so. But the reason for its existence is to expose, by non-official, and non-paid, investigative work of it's authors, the truth of what happened to Maddie. Or at least try our best to do so.
We really hope that one day, the mainstream media will render hiding the truth useless.
That is our goal.
This blog seeks to expose all the ridiculousness of a version that is OFFICIAL, so that one day, in the future, Mankind can see how absurd Mankind can be, so we''ll continue to journey down the path we've set for ourselves.