Yes, we said we were on the half-term break. We also said we would only return next Friday. But about that we also said “we, will be back next week if there aren’t any surprises”.
The surprise was an email within the translated Chapter 13 of the book “La Cortina de Humo” by Julian Peribanez and Antonio Tamarit that the CMOMM Forum published this last Friday, February 12.
We won’t comment about the content of something that makes Brian Kennedy look like a naïve tycoon and that concurs with the McCann innocence.
But there was a pearl to be found in this chapter. The mail from Edward Smethurst to Julian Perinabez, supposedly written in December 2013 or little after:
I’ve just finished in a telephone conference with our advisors. As you are probably aware, the Metropolitan Police is currently responsible for the investigation. Therefore, the Trust (the Madeleine Fund) has decided neither to meet with you, nor to discuss the investigation with any private investigators whilst the MET (Metropolitan Police) are carrying out their investigation. We will therefore not be able to meet with you.
However, if you have any information which may assist the Trust (the Madeleine Fund) or the investigation, please feel free to send it to us by email and we would welcome this.”
So, if true, according to this mail, the Fund would not speak to a private investigator because a legitimate police, the Metropolitan Police was “currently responsible for the investigation”.
In fact, because of that they wouldn’t speak to any private investigator.
We do think that was the proper and correct thing to do.
However, it seems that in 2007 when a legitimate police was currently responsible for the investigation, the Polícia Judiciária (PJ), they had no problem in speaking to, even hiring, Metodo 3.
And according to the chapter, it was tycoon Brian Kennedy who hired them.
Same tycoon who was, together with another 2, Stephen Winyard and Richard Branson, according to press reports, responsible for the “independent” forensic testing done to the Scenic, in the property of John Geraghty by alleged scientists, a privately funded criminal investigation venture that sidelined who was then responsible for the investigation, the PJ, as we showed in our “A triumph of tycoons” post.
Why wasn’t the 2013 standard to rightfully respect the legitimate authorities applied in 2007?