Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Madeleine McCann: The Truth About The Lie. What Americans Were Not Told On Oprah

Goncalo Amaral (see photo) the original PJ co-ordinator of the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Goncalo Amaral was removed as the co-ordinator of the investigation after five months, the excuse being his (justifiable) criticism of the UK police who were partially involved in the case, but in reality he smelled a rat from the outset, didn't buy into the abduction theory and was getting too close for comfort to bringing the true perps, the McCanns, to justice.

Subsequently Dr Amaral retired from the PJ in order to speak freely and defend his good name, he has recently written a book on the case "The Truth About The Lie" is published in many languages but given that the case is about an English girl of English parents you might be forgiven for wondering why the book so far has not been published in English.

Slowly being translated into English here. First chapter here.

As surely as I speak for myself I am sure I can speak for many, it is with no little amount of gratitude that I thank Anna Andress for her tireless efforts to bring us all this English translation

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Max Mosley: Quote Of The Year


"I am under pressure now from all over the world to stand for re-election,"

This below was originally meant to be one of two but when he said he was standing down I didn't pursue the second one.

What a delusional fucktard if ever there was.

Moving away from Herr Flick to take a look at the quality of the TV coverage, I didn't think ITV did a bad job of previous years coverage, but the BBC, and I'm far from alone in saying this, absolutely spot on, a first class show all round. Not least because the Beeb had the good sense to bring on board Martin Brundle in spite of mean, petty, vindictive attempts by the FIA (Mosley) to block his move to the new BBC team.

But, ain't there always a but?

But this fellow, again I'm not alone in my opinion, contributes absolutely nothing to the quality of the broadcast.

It took me about two minutes of the first race to form my opinion, but when on the first wet race, behind the safety car, this fellow confirmed he has no place in Formula One by giving out the sector times of various cars.

One commenter on the very readable Jake Humphrey's blog put it this way:

Secondly! Jonathan Legard. I will try to be as polite as I can about him. He tries his best. But to me at least, his commentary is woefully short of the expected level of what is, overall, the best F1 coverage ever. Cold, sterile, unenthusiastic, overdramatic when he doesn't need to be, unable to build tension, cliche-ridden, and worse, that Sinful quality he has of talking over Martin Brundle. Jonathan also seems distant from the rest of the team and from my perspective at least, he also seems distant from the sport itself.
Nuff said.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Kate McCann Forty Eight Innocuous Questions: What Americans Didn't See On Oprah

Kate McCann was probably unaware at the that her refusal to answer these forty eight innocuous questions would one day become public knowledge with the release of the case files.

Innocuous enough by anybodies standard, particularly if your child had been abducted, but number forty one might raise an eyebrow.


1. On the 3rd of May 2007, at around 10 p.m., when you entered the apartment, what did you see, what did you do, where did you search, what did you handle?

2. Did you search in the bedroom closet?

3. (Two photographs of her bedroom's closet are exhibited) Can you describe its contents?

4. Why are the curtains in front of the side window, behind the sofa (photograph is exhibited) ruffled? Did someone pass behind that sofa?

5. How long did the search that you made in the apartment after detecting the disappearance of your daughter Madeleine take?

6. Why did you say straight away that Madeleine had been abducted?

7. Presuming that Madeleine had been abducted, why did you leave the twins alone at home while you went to the Tapas to raise the alarm? Even because the supposed abductor could still be inside the apartment.

8. Why didn't you ask the twins at that moment what had happened to their sister, or why didn't you ask them at a later point in time?

9. When you raised the alarm at the Tapas, what exactly did you say and what were the words?

10. What happened after you raised the alarm at the Tapas?

11. Why did you go to warn your friends instead of calling out from the balcony?

12. Who contacted the authorities?

13. Who participated in the searches?

14. Did anyone outside of the group learn about Maddie's disappearance during the following minutes?

15. Did any neighbour offer you help after the disappearance?

16. What does the expression "we let her down" mean?

17. Did Jane mention to you that she had seen a man with a child that night?

18. How were the authorities contacted and which police force was called?

19. During the searches, and already with the police present, in what locations was Maddie searched for, how and in what manner?

20. Why didn't the twins wake up during that search, or when they went to the upper floor?

21. Who did you call after the facts?

22. Did you call SKY News?

23. Did you know about the danger of calling the media, because that could influence the abductor?

24. Did you request the presence of a priest?

25. How was Madeleine's face publicised, with a photograph, or other media?

26. Is it true that during the search you remained seated on Maddie's bed without moving?

27. How did you behave that evening?

28. Did you manage to sleep?

29. Before the trip to Portugal, did you comment on a bad feeling or a bad premonition?

30. What was Madeleine's behaviour?

31. Did Maddie suffer of any disease or did she take any kind of medication?

32. What was the relationship like between Madeleine and her siblings?

33. What was the relationship like between Madeleine and her siblings, her friends and her colleagues at school?

34. Concerning your professional life, in how many and in which hospitals have you worked?

35. What is your medical specialty?

36. Did you work by shifts, in emergency rooms or in other departments?

37. Did you work on a daily basis?

38. Did you stop working at a certain point in time? Why?

39. Do your twin children have difficulty in falling asleep, are they unruly and does that upset you?

40. Is it true that at certain times you were desperate over your children's attitude and that left you upset?

41. Is it true that in England you considered the possibility of handing over Madeleine's guardianship to a relative?

42. In England, did you give your children medication? What type of medication?

43. Within the process, you were shown films of a forensic character, where the dogs can be seen marking indications of human cadaver odour and equally human blood traces, and only of human origin, as well as all the comments that were made by the responsible expert. After the visualisation, and after cadaver odour was signalled in your bedroom next to the wardrobe and behind the sofa that was pushed against the living room window, you said that you could not explain anything apart from what you had already said?

44. You said that you could not explain anything apart from what you had already said, concerning the marking of human blood behind the sofa by the detection dog?

45. You said that you could not explain anything apart from what you had already said, concerning the marking of cadaver odour in the boot of the vehicle that you rented a month after the disappearance?

46. You said that you could not explain anything apart from what you had already said, concerning the marking of human blood in the boot of the vehicle?

47. You said that you could not explain anything apart from what you had already said, upon being confronted with the result of the collection of Maddie's DNA, which was analysed by a British lab, behind the sofa and inside the vehicle's boot?

48. Did you have any responsibility or intervention in the disappearance of your daughter?

Here is the one question that she did answer

Are you aware of the fact that by not answering these questions you may compromise the investigation, which is trying to find out what happened to your daughter?
She said "Yes, if the investigation thinks so".

Madeleine McCann Bloodhounds At Work: What Americans Didn't See On Oprah

From the statement by Martin Grime, the English dog handler brought in to check out the apartments of the McCanns and those of their holiday companions.

As far as I am aware these dogs have never given a false positive indication in over two hundred cases.

The first film (five minutes) shot in Praia da Luz, scene of crime, is a truncated version of the original.

The second must watch film shot in America relates to a different case entirely. In spite of concerted efforts by the perp to camouflage the cadaver odour of the victim, the dog is having none of it.

"All five apartments were searched using the EVRD. (evidence recovery dog) The only alert indications were at apartment 5a, the reported scene.

The EVRD alerted in the:
Rear bedroom of the apartment in the immediate right hand corner by
the door.
Living room, behind sofa.
Veranda outside parent's bedroom.
Garden area directly under veranda.

My observation of the dog's behaviour in this instance was that the dog's
behaviour changed immediately upon opening the front door to the apartment.
He will normally remain in the sit position until released and tasked to search.
On this occasion he broke the stay and entered the apartment with an above
average interest. His behaviour was such that I believed him to be 'in scent'
and I therefore allowed him to free search without direction to allow him to
identify the source of his interest. He did so alerting in the rear bedroom.

I released him from this and tasked him to continue to search. He did so
alerting in an area to the rear of the sofa in the lounge.
The first alert was given with the dogs head in the air without a positive area
being identified. This is the alert given by him when there is no tangible
evidence to be located only the remaining scent.

The second alert was one where a definitive area was evident. The CSI dog
was therefore deployed who gave specific alert indications to specific areas on the tiled floor area behind the sofa and on the curtain in the area that was in contact with the floor behind the sofa. This would indicate to the likely presence of human blood.

The forensic science support officers were then deployed to recover items for
laboratory analysis.

There were no alert indications from the remaining properties. I did however
see the dog search in the kitchen waste bins. These contained meat
foodstuffs including pork and did not result in any false alert response".

From Crackle: A Nose For Crime

Don't forget to click the confirm button.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Madeleine McCann: An Interview With Goncalo Amaral: 28/07/2008

"The little girl died in that apartment" - Gonçalo Amaral on TVI

This is the transcript of an interview with Gonçalo Amaral, Paulo Reis and Duarte Levy, by Júlia Pinheiro, on 'As Tardes da Júlia', TVI, broadcast live on or around the 28th of July 2008.

JP: Do you really reach the theory of an accidental death according to your theory, before the dogs arrive in Portugal, or…

GA: Yes, before the dogs come to Portugal, there are signs of death as I say in the book, signs which are given by the family that a cadaver is being searched. This gentleman comes from South Africa, and hair from the little girl, supposedly from the little girl, he places it inside a machine which he invented and we hear its contents which says that there within a certain area of the beach lies a cadaver. So he came on the couple’s request, otherwise he would not be requested. Then, the dogs’ intervention follows a work of analysis, of planning carried out by a British national consultant, from the British police, he was here in Portugal, he saw the area, he consulted the process with what happened, therefore with facts that existed, he went to the area, he rode a helicopter, consulted with academics, and all that and he reached the conclusion that we have to search for a cadaver. In order to search for a cadaver these experts have to be used, these dogs and that was what happened. So from there on…

JP: So that was what is called a good relationship between British and Portuguese investigators.

GA: Very good.

JP: Very good. Contrary to everything that was later reported by the press.

GA: Exactly.

JP: So your opinion is that an accidental death took place in that apartment.

GA: It is not my opinion. It’s the opinion of the investigation. This has to be made very clear. I have repeated this several times but it’s important.

JP: You are absolutely right, so according to the investigation…

GA: According to the investigation that was composed of English, Portuguese investigators…

JP: Exactly. The little girl died in that apartment?

GA: The little girl died in that apartment.

JP: On the evening of the 3rd of May.

GA: And we reached that conclusion with the data that we have.

JP: And before the time that was announced? Before 10 pm which is the time that was…

GA: The time is not known because the reconstitution was not carried out, which could be important in order to define the times and to verify if they could have attended all that vigilance from the parents, every 10 or every 5 minutes, so if they were having dinner and all of a sudden almost nobody dined, isn’t it. But it seems that only one plate went back, a steak that had to be warmed up. It was necessary to understand who it was that failed to eat that steak and what everyone else ate, how long the dinner lasted, how long the meals take to be confectioned, and all of those things in order to understand it all afterwards.
The reconstitution was not carried out and from there on it’s difficult to know at what time it could have happened. There is one piece of data in terms of accurate time that evening, it exists and it concerns the little girl, it’s the time at which she left the nursery.

JP: At 5.30 pm.

GA: At 5.30 pm, concerning the other witnesses that were at the beach there is the video registry, they were filmed by the camera that was there, at 6.36 pm they leave the beach, first the men and afterwards the women and children, in terms of times and then there is the time of the Irish witness who knows at what time his dinner ends, and he has the receipt of the payment with the time at which he paid, when he leaves the restaurant across the street –

JP: Across the street he sees a man walking down with a child…

GA: He sees a man walking down with a child.

JP: … who he only realizes to be Gerry McCann when he sees Gerry McCann descending with his children…

GA: Exactly.

JP: … when they return to England.

GA: The files that mention the testimony, they mention the clumsy manner in which he carried the child, the posture which we could call athletic, that he was an athletic individual and they offer a description, they reach the point of saying that, it was maybe possible in terms of saying who it is physically, but with those characteristics, the manner in which he walked, how he carried the child, they could know who it was. And so when he sees, when that family sees Gerry McCann descending from the airplane carrying the child and he starts to walk on the pavement, they realized. Now he says it’s 80%, if you tell me ah that is not evidence, I also agree it’s not evidence but at least it’s a piece of information and that information should always be worked out.

JP: And was it?

GA: When I left Portimão, on the 1st of October, I left on the 2nd but on the 1st we were arranging for those witnesses to come to Portugal. We already had permission from the national director, all that was left to do was to choose a hotel for them to stay and to schedule a date. After I left I know it took several months until the witness was heard, which happened around January or February this year, I don’t know, through a rogatory letter or a request for assistance under international cooperation.

JP: That is really one of the surprising bits of data. Another piece of data which is also surprising is related to that towel that Kate McCann gives for the first dogs, our dogs, the Portuguese. Why did she give a towel and not a piece of clothing? After this I’ll let Paulo speak.

GA: That is another question that has to be understood as well, doesn’t it? The towel because supposedly she had had a bath that day, right? It would therefore carry more of the little girl’s smell, the little girl’s odour, so this was an option between her, I think, and the members of GNR.

JP: The GNR which was there. Let’s hear Paulo.

PR: Now before I move on to another question, concerning the towel has the PJ established for example how often the bed sheets and the towels in the apartments are changed. Because if memory doesn’t fail me, the towel is delivered to the GNR 48 hours after the little girl disappeared.

GA: No. The towel was handed over right on that night.

PR: On that night.

GA: The GNR dogs also arrived that night. But the last time that the apartment had been cleaned was on Wednesday.

PR: A while ago, you mentioned an English policeman, a great expert, I suppose you were referring to Mark Harrison who is one of the two or three best British policemen in terms of investigating complex crimes. He was here, he spent a week in Praia da Luz, he rummaged through Praia da Luz, he walked everywhere, the saw the process upside down, he read the entire process, and then he wrote a report in which he concludes that the most likely hypothesis is the child’s death, and if I’m correct, he proposes the dogs’ coming, right?

GA: Exactly.

PR: Was he the policeman who also retired, a reference that you made during a press conference? That there was an English policeman who retired.

GA: No.

PR: Was there an English policeman who also retired?

GA: The English policeman who retired is from the Leicester police. Now the reasons I would prefer not to talk about him at the moment. As a matter of fact I’d like to talk to him personally and I don’t want him to be pressured so I would reserve myself the right not to comment any further.

PR: Just to make this very clear, is that English policeman, Mark Harrison…

GA: No, no, no.

PR: … who comes here, writes a report, no, I’m not talking about the retirement issue, I’m just saying that he came here, that he is an expert in complex crime, one of the most prestigious from the English police, he walks the streets of Praia da Luz from one end to another, he measures, routes, timings, he analyses the process and after that he writes a report in his quality as one of the finest English experts, where he writes black on white that the most likely possibility is that the child died in the apartment, is that correct?

GA: Correct.

PR: That is what marks the turn in the investigations.

GA: Correct.

PR: And then the famous dogs arrive…

GA: Yes, to detect cadaver and human blood odour.

JP: So you don’t want to tell why your colleague retired. He has his own reasons. But you are aware that all of this thickens the public’s perception of a Machiavellian conspiracy theory. I understand your position, maybe at the moment you don’t want to say more or you can’t, it’s a fact that your book has brought us something more but we still fail to understand everything. Mainly, possibly the macro-structure that surrounds all of this. Duarte?

DL: No, I just wanted to talk about the issue of the English lab’s reports.

JP: That is very important, yes.

GA: The reports from the English labs… the English reports arrive shortly before the questionings that were scheduled. And it contained certain conclusions, if they thought they were inconclusive they shouldn’t have mentioned it, the question of the 15 alleles in a profile of 19 from the little girl, stating that they match Madeleine McCann, but they also say that it could have been a construction let’s say from various donors, from other persons, a contamination could have produced Madeleine McCann’s profile by coincidence. But there are no excuses for saying that it is not from Madeleine McCann because they held the profiles of the father, the mother, the siblings, therefore there are no doubts that at least within that family they only matched Madeleine McCann’s.

DL: In Portugal, for example, we only need a match of 15 alleles out of 19 in order to determine someone’s paternity, therefore… That is the first fact. The second fact is that at this moment, the institute for Forensic Medicine is already prepared, they already own the same equipment as the FSS in England to carry out this type of analysis. Why does the Public Ministry or the Polícia Judiciária not request, or don’t they have any more samples to carry out…

GA: As far as we know, they have all been destroyed by now, namely the hair. Nothing can be done.

PR: Concerning the FSS reports –

GA: And the samples were microscopic, weren’t they…

PR: Are you absolutely certain that the reports that reached you, namely those concerning the blood residues in the car boot, are exactly the reports that left the FSS?

GA: I have no doubts whatsoever, in fact, they were delivered by a senior official from Leicester police, it carries a logo, they came and went by email, so there is an existing origin, therefore the report is signed, so I have no doubts about that.

JP: You have no doubts whatsoever about that.

GA: On the official document.

JP: But wasn’t it published in Belgium that…

DL: … that there are two reports. There is one report that left the FSS and there is a second slightly different report that arrived in Portugal.

GA: There is a recent report and there are two other reports. The first one mentions 15 alleles and here is the main question, it places the focus, they place the focus on that part of the exam from the vehicle, in the second [report] they then focus on the apartment, if on one side 15 alleles were not enough, in the other there were only 5 alleles that matched Madeleine McCann’s genetic profile, what could be read there was that there were almost no problems. Because it’s easily justifiable. It may not be justifiable with the cadaver odour on the spot where the blood sample was collected, but therefore, inside the house it is easy to justify, it’s more difficult with a car that was rented more than twenty days later. So this is where the major confusion lies.

JP: Yes, Paulo?

PR: At a given moment in time, around the 9th or 10th of May, starts what you mention in your book, a wave of sightings of Madeleine. Madeleine is first seen in Morocco, by a…

GA: First she is seen here in Portugal. The wave starts to spread in Portugal.

PR: Exactly. Portugal and then –

GA: Then she is seen in the North, then jumps to South America, Brazil…

PR: One that was largely publicised by the English newspapers, was from a Norwegian lady who was spending holidays in Morocco and who swears that she saw the little girl. What the English press does not mention at that time is that the lady is Norwegian but she is married to a man who was born and bred in Rothley, the town where the…

JP: It could be a tremendous coincidence.

PR: … the McCanns resided for the last few years. This is the question that I ask you: The wave of sightings, namely in Morocco, where witnesses state that they are 100% certain that it was the child, I have no doubts. Beyond the usual confirmation with Interpol, Interpol and the police forces in those countries were requested to investigate those sightings and those witnesses.

GA: The witnesses, it was necessary to hear those witnesses and she lives in Southern Spain. She lives near Valencia. That is one of the diligences that possibly remained to carry out. But concerning those sightings in Morocco, it was through the cooperation with the English police, with liaison officers with the Moroccan police that tried to obtain the video tapes from that petrol station where the little girl was seen, in order to try to find out if it could actually be her or not. It was all handled from there.

JP: And you don’t value the fact that really the lady who saw is married to someone who coincidentally is…

GA: That was actually taken into account and it happened later, as Paulo Reis said, and as a matter of fact it’s something that should have been worked upon in terms of being heard.

JP: Well, let’s talk about what worries…

GA: But I can also say that apart from those sightings all over the world, in Praia da Luz there were little girls that strongly resembled Madeleine, blond with blue eyes, many of the same age as her. Therefore, someone could have spotted Madeleine there, in Praia da Luz, something that was not done.

JP: That’s true, that’s true. In your opinion, Maddie, in the opinion of the investigation and of your colleagues and the team that you coordinated, did Maddie die that evening?

GA: She died.

JP: And someone took her from that apartment and placed her where?

GA: Look, when we are in an investigation of this kind we have to understand what the knowledge of those persons is, if they know other people, what contacts they have. If they have means at their disposal. We have to know the area itself, to know about the facility or the almost material impossibility to conceal the corpse within few hours and few minutes. And the conclusion that we reach with all of this, with all of this data is that, if there was any involvement from those nine persons, the corpse could only be in the beach area. And that is in fact where the gentleman…

JP: The investigator.

GA: Not the investigator, the Irish witnesses…

JP: Ah yes!

GA: … see a person passing, a man carrying a child, a little girl, they say that it is in effect Madeleine going towards the South area, let’s put it that way, towards the sea side. Now whether or not she stayed there, that is another question. For how long she stayed there, what happens next, only the development of the investigation of that area of death, let’s put it that way, could take us there.

JP: Would you have followed that investigation line?

GA: It was the direction that I was following at that time so until we emptied it we weren’t stopping, were we…

JP: It sounds so unbelievable, the possibility that a body was placed on a cliff, or in any other area on the beach, and then removed and transported in a rental car.

GA: The corpse couldn’t have remained there all the time. It’s impossible.

JP: So where was it taken next?

GA: If we take into account that, if we consider the traces that were found in the car boot…

JP: … which are in fact…

GA: … which are in fact from the little girl. In order to justify that bodily fluid as the lab says, it could only have been preserved and conserved in the cold because otherwise it would have been…

JP: That means that…

GA: … in an advanced state of decomposition, at least it’s a hypothesis. Therefore it’s a question of a deep freezer, or something similar, and there we had to search for it and that was what we were doing. This means, the contacts that they had, where they went, where they were seen… There are people who say that they were seen entering an apartment block near the cemetery in Praia da Luz. At that point in time we weren’t able to detect which apartment they entered, who lived there, because it’s also a bit complicated because you have to understand it’s a tourist area and often it’s not known who the apartment belongs to.

JP: Of course, of course…

GA: Who lives there, for how long they live there, so all of that was being worked upon. To try to understand the support…

JP: If someone discovered a deep freezer in the area and…

GA: If it was actually a deep freezer, it doesn’t exist anymore now.

JP: Is that still possible to find out? I imagine…

GA: Look, a few years ago on the Azores, after a homicide that had taken place years earlier, we managed to locate a vehicle that was already in a junk yard in which a taxi driver had been killed, a taxi driver from Praia da Vitória in the Azores. But we were unlucky, normally the van’s back had a carpet but it didn’t exist anymore. That carpet didn’t exist anymore, so if we had found that carpet it would have been possible to prove that the death had taken place there, so anything is possible.

JP: Anything is possible. I don’t know if Paulo and Duarte have any further questions, you have to be brief, we’re almost finishing.

DL: One more doubt, I read in your book that you never received the medical report, Madeleine’s clinical history. For example I also know that –

GA: We think, because that’s the way it is, we spoke to the English police, they said right away that there were problems in England to hand that over within the rogatory letter’s context. There is a rogatory letter that was carried out but before that there was another rogatory letter that was being prepared which also contained those questions and which also contained questions about other tests, other tests by the dogs with the friends that were there, namely on the clothes with those same dogs in order to try to find cadaver odour or any other trace, that was important. So there was that rogatory letter…

DL: And you never received those reports, you receive the reply that the McCanns had no credit cards, you already knew that was false, could it then be said that there were two English teams working on this case? The one that in fact stood beside the PJ and the one that worked against…

GA: I don’t speak with the English police, I can assure you…

JP: And now we don’t speak at all because we’re arriving at the end. I only want, Gonçalo Amaral, I only want to know one thing. Will Maddie return to your life one of these days, or not?

GA: I think yes. This book has the will of clarifying and of contributing to the investigation, I think yes, there are more things to talk about.

JP: Is that your mission?

GA: It’s not a mission, it’s a question of recovering my dignity and my honour and that of my colleagues and of this institution to which I was so proud of belonging to for so many years, and of justice being done for the little girl.

JP: Thank you. A round of applause for Gonçalo Amaral. Duarte Levy and Paulo Reis, thank you very much.

Mad Max's F1 Meglamania

Just a bit of nonsense for you and a brief word for Max, bugger off, please.

Is that Nico in the lead, heading towards being world champion 2010?

I could stand a bit of that kind of insanity.

A few oldies from posts past.

Friday, June 19, 2009

USAF: A Most Ungodly Organisation

I originally posted this first article in March 08 but I am reposting here as an intro to part four of Rethink Afghanistan - Brave New Films.



USAF: A Most Ungodly Organisation
United States Airforce Academy Campus Crusade for Christ.

Six and a half minutes of film that epitomises everything that is wrong with religion, everything that is wrong with America, and consequently everything that is wrong with religious America.

What could be more ungodly than an organisation that by virtue of it's very existence, its purpose being to reign death and destruction on people in their thousands, if not, as in the case of South East Asia, by the millions.

Viewer discretion advised.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Madeleine McCann, What Americans Didn't See On Oprah

This is the first of four articles that I intend lay before you that are taken directly from the official files released by the Portuguese Polícia Judiciária (CID) when the case of missing English three year old Madeleine was shelved with indecent haste with collusion by the new (Maddie case) co-ordinator of the Polícia Judiciária (PJ) Paulo Rebelo, Portuguese Justice Minister Alberto Costa, the PJ national director Alípio Ribeiro, but to name few.

If you are new to the case don't concern yourself with the who's who at present other than to recognise the name Goncalo Amaral (see photo) the original PJ co-ordinator of the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Goncalo Amaral was removed as the co-ordinator of the investigation after five months, the excuse being his (justifiable) criticism of the UK police who were partially involved in the case, but in reality he smelled a rat from the outset, didn't buy into the abduction theory and was getting too close for comfort to bringing the true perps, the McCanns, to justice.

Subsequently Dr Amaral retired from the PJ in order to speak freely and defend his good name, he has recently written a book on the case "The Truth About The Lie" published in many languages but unfortunately as yet not in English.

Goncalo Amaral is the most vocal and high profile champion seeking justice for Madeleine McCann and it is an interview with Dr Amaral that will also feature in this series of articles.

There are volumes that I could write in this introduction but I will leave it as is for now but perhaps I should mention that the Portuguese legal system is a somewhat strange to say the least and not least is the release of (most but not all) of the case files of the investigation.


A report by Chief Inspector Tavares de Almeida to the Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

Where he concludes, after analyzing all the evidence gathered, that the child is dead and the parents were responsible for cadaver occultation, and the entire GROUP was lying since the first day of the investigation.

10 September 2007
(Processo: VOL ,X, p. 2587-2602)

MADELEINE BETH MCCANN was born on the 12th of May of 2003.
She is missing (disappeared) since 03 of May of 2007, a fact that occurred in Praia da Luz, Lagos.
She is the daughter of Gerald and Kate McCann and her birth was desired and planned. However it must be referred the difficulty of the mother to get pregnant, from which resulted the necessary treatments and their “costs”. [I presume he refers more to the emotional and social costs than monetary ones].

She was born after fertilization “in vitro”, but in face of the DNA profile of the minor, she is the daughter of the couple McCann.

It is a scientific fact that the medical treatments to overcome some of the causes for a non-pregnancy raises the probability of, in a normal pregnancy, twins may be born.

In this case we can see that a pregnancy, although desired and planned, turned into a family situation of five instead of three persons. And then, to take care of one child is not the same as taking care of three, all very young.

At around 24h on the 3rd of May of 2007, through a phone connection from the Lagos GNR to this “piquet”, was communicated the disappearance of a minor, a british subject.
We went to the local to proceed to the necessary judiciary inspection.

Before the fact of the disappearance of the minor, the investigation “designed” the several possible sketches.

From the beginning the parents of the minor attributed the fact (disappearance) to the action of a third party, defending the KIDNAPPING.

Even though it was a possible scenario, the actions of the family were in the sense of conducting into that direction, through the publicity of the fact in a way that was never seen before.
In fact, in the following day, the british televisions “opened” the news already publicizing the disappearance/kidnapping of the minor.

The defense of this scenario was, for the Media, the truth of the facts under investigation.
Time went by without the confirmation of this scenario by the presence of any of its necessary assumptions. It was never requested any sort of ransom in exchange for information or the child herself.

However and in front of the depositions of one of the friends, Jane Tanner, one could presume to be before such frame.

Meanwhile the diligences continued in order to recover all types of information and always in the perspective of working over all the possible scenarios.

The information recovered, in the beginning, with the family and friends, was uncertain and “worked up”, by the group, in order to give strength to the version presented and defended.
According to the parents and the GROUP, they went for dinner and all of them left the children, sleeping, in their respective apartments.

The elements of the group had a meeting where they agreed on certain rules that sustained the version that they accompanied continuously the children, while they dined.

It is annexed a manuscript of an element of the group that gives consistence to this thesis.
These principles that, in this way, were shared by all the group makes that all the GROUP is always exculpated in the eyes of the British public opinion, making it impossible that any abnormal occurrence that occurred could take more than 30 minutes, once they all agreed to be that the timing they used to look for the children.

The version that someone in the group that every 15 minutes or every 30 minutes went to the apartments to check if everything was alright falls down!

From the declarations of the group results a total incoherence, in the face of which it’s obvious, that everyone lies.

We may verify that one of the elements of the group wanting to provide consistency to the group’s version, gives it a personal touch: the checking on the children were done in two ways, one just by listening if anyone was crying and in case there was silence than everything was well and the other one, by really checking.

On his turn to verify the children, one of the elements of the group, Mathew, acted on this manner, and he even told Kate that everything was okay but without specifying. Kate remembers this detail.

The truth, however, is that this statements made the investigation to wander, losing time and resources.

It is not admissible (understandable) that this information was given in the beginning and maintained all along the time, in spite of the fact that anyone could verify the losses that it caused to the investigation.

After all this time the version is maintained paired with the public and “hammered “statement that what they want the most is “to help the investigation”.

The investigation had to assume the incorrect information and move forward.

From tsuch the results are that:

• If anyone went to check the children and if everything was alright the disappearance could only have occurred between 21:30h and 22:00h;

• If the information didn’t take into account that witness (? ) then the disappearance occurred between 21:00h and 22:00 h, enlarging the period ( assuming the father is telling the truth);

There is however another question about the timing, which is:

• The last time the child was seen outside of the GROUP, by someone that can prove that moment, it was around 17h:35m, when the parents went to fetch her from the Creche, which can enlarge the gap of time, between the disappearance and the alarm, to four hours.

Continuing with the analysis of the information presented, we have an element of the GROUP that became a witness, pretensely important, Jane Tanner, because of what she communicated: she SAW someone at dinner time crossing the road from the place of the disappearance, in the direction of Robert Murat’s house.

This information swerved (directed) and mobilized the work of the investigators for a long time. This can be the example how information that is not correct can, not only delay, but could have also lead to the loss of the little girl.

Through the insistence on the information, several scenarios of the disconformities of that with the reality were traced, but it didn’t prevent the realization of an intense and long work around that arguido.

We can also verify the discrepancies about the subject on the declarations of Gerald and Jane. How to pass at scarce 2 / 3 meters from each other without seeing one another, they can be positioned in such a reduced space, and between them they cannot see the same person passing by; or rather, one sees but not the other.

Even the local where, assumingly, they crossed each other is not well defined by any of them.

The moment chosen by the witness Jane to make her statement about what she had “seen” and the explanation for that moment is unreal, that is, it is not easy to accept that any witness (from the group) when seeing someone with a child in the arms getting away from the McCann’s place, hadn’t immediately acted or spoken, being certain that the description of the person was being consecutively altered, “perfected”. So, there isn’t much credibility on this deposition.

Until now we have been analyzing small distortions in the information initially transmitted, being noticeable “small” alterations (distortions) of the truth, and relating it with the investigation and with the directions it forced it into.

The investigation didn’t follow the command or the will of anyone; the family and Group’s information that on this type of crime is fundamental, was always distorted.

The fact that the individuals were foreigners prevented, until now, that direct information about the persons of the GROUP were obtained.

The parents of the minor live in a society, the British, known through the press, as very demanding. The professions of both parents, medicine, completed by the fact that the father is a surgeon, increases this degree of pressure and consequent tiredness.

In a society identified internationally and in the Media as very demanding and with many and tight rules to establish those standards of exigency, it makes it obligatory that people rest; make a professional retreat; take their holidays.

Gerald McCann’s profession is a cardiovascular surgeon.

On many moments of his professional career he had to make decisions in thousandths of a second, which gives him certain “coldness” and, certainly provokes an increased tiredness.

The enjoyment of a period of holidays supposes a rest through non-ordinary practices and freedom and exemption from schedules.

The social life in such a holiday, in the present case, was facilitated by the fact that they travelled as a group.

But that social life may, in a certain way, be touched by the presence and constant needs of accompanying the minors.

This evidence and need was clear in the deliverance of the children by the respective children’s centers and creches (according to their ages). The holiday time was not shared between parents and children.

The day, 03 of May of 2007, had gone by, until dinner time, in a natural way according to the adopted style.

After getting the children from the Children’s centers and the creche they went to the apartment, little after 17:35h.

But…Kate went running for half an hour at the beach and then went to the apartment and…Gerald went to play tennis.

While the tennis play was taking place another element of the group that had been in touch with Kate, in the apartment, in a period of time that could have taken between 30 seconds, according to Kate, and 30 minutes, according to Gerald.

In thirty seconds we may ask if everything is well and if anything is needed, little more.
In thirty minutes we can go ahead and make something that is needed from us…

They put the minors to bed and to sleep, around 19:30h. They stood at home until 20:30h, going to the Tapas restaurant afterwards. Of the group they were the first to arrive.

Although the entire group was at the table and starting the meal, they began the “visits” to the children in a way that is neither coherent nor acceptable; that could not be confirmed and only the group defends it, in a sort of “unique version”.

Although they say in the “Autos” that their strategic position in the Tapas restaurant allowed them, the McCann, to see the apartment where they’d left their children, minor, sleeping, the exam of the local reveals it is false.

It must be noted, also, that by the stated in the “Autos” everything points to their position at the table with their back to the apartment.

On that NIGHT, around 22:05h, according to her version, it was Kate that went to the apartment to check the children, coinciding with the end of the dinner, at which she had arrived at 20:30h.
So, she returned to the apartment about one and a half hours later, the time lapse while she didn’t see her children.

It took her about 10 minutes. She returned to the restaurant and communicated to the remaining elements the disappearance of her daughter Madeleine.

It must be noted that Kate knew that, going back to the restaurant as she did, she would leave the twins, Amelie and Sean, in the same dangerous situation.

It is not understandable why she didn’t use the cell phone to call Gerald or the group or, even simpler, that she didn’t go to the balcony from where she could be perfectly heard by the elements of the group.
The authorities, the GNR, were alerted around 22:40h and, he population alerted, started the searches for the minor.

The divulgation of the facts weren’t kept within the authorities and the normal channels. On the following day the british and portuguese TVs were advertising the fact.

The GROUP was together. The search was circumscribed to the interior of the apartment.
Before any search by the authorities at the surroundings the notice about an eventual kidnapping was already running along.

By reasons, they said, of counseling and support the parents asked for the presence of a priest, at around 02:00h/03:00h on the 04 of May.

On the informal depositions they made, during the judiciary inspection made at the local, the information immediately induced the thesis of KIDNAPPING.

Simple things became disinformation: the question of the opened or closed window; the shutter up or down; the balcony door opened…the front door, locked or open.

Despite everything, until a certain time in the investigation the family sustained the thesis of kidnapping. However, in a date that cannot be precise it was suggested to the family that they should consult a person that could, eventually, indicate the probable place where the cadaver of little Madeleine could be found.

This fact became inexplicable to the elements of the investigation once it were the members of the family that raised the hypothesis of death of little Maddie.

Nevertheless, before the Media they kept (and keep) declaring their hope on finding their daughter alive: the first time that the hypothesis of the death of the little girl was raised it was, effectively, suggested by the McCann.

Although maintaining all the lines of the investigation opened it was, nevertheless, decided to advance in the direction of a new inspection to the local where the girl disappeared.
The inspection technique is frequently used in the United Kingdom and consists on the use of dogs especially trained.

As it’s natural it is the dog’s olfact the “sense” used. In the case of this “sense” the difference between the human and the dog is 5 million cells to 200 millions.

It must be highlighted that the resource to this kind of inspection is frequent in the UK and the success rate is 100%.

One of the dogs is trained to detect the odor of cadaver and the other to identify vestiges of human blood.

We refer now that the location of the cadaver odors signifies that physically the body (cadaver) is not on the place, marked by the dog, but certainly it has been there, as long as the dog signals it.

As it can be verified from the “Autos”, in the inquiry, the dogs inspected the locals and objects with the results described below.

All the inspections were recorded in sound and image and were directed by our british colleagues that accompanied the dogs.

Among the great number of objects and locals inspected, the dogs marked the following places:
1. Apartment 5 A, Ocean Club resort, the place from where the child disappeared
1.1. Cadaver odor
• Master bedroom, in a corner, by the wardrobe
• Living room, behind the sofa, by the side window
1.2. Blood dog:
• Living room behind the sofa, close to the lateral window (on the same spot signaled by the cadaver dog);
2. Front garden to the apartment 5A
2.1. Cadaver dog
• Flower bed (the dog handler commented on the “lightness” of the odor)
3. Apartments where the rest of the group were staying
• NOTHING was detected by the dogs
4. Actual residence of the McCann
• NOTHING was detected on the house by any of the dogs
5. At Aldeia da Luz
• NOTHING was detected by any of the dogs
6. Clothes and belongings of McCann family
6.1. Cadaver dog:
• 2 pieces of clothing of Kate McCann
• One piece of Madeleine McCann
• Madeleine’s soft toy
• The odor was detected when the toy was still in the interior of the actual residence of the McCann
• It was confirmed in out of the house conditions
7. Vehicle used by the McCann family
7.1. Cadaver dog:
• Marked the key of the car
• Marked the interior of the booth
7.2. Blood dog
• Marked the car key
• Marked the interior of the booth
8. Car used by a family friend that was staying in the same resort, in some of the same days
• Nothing was detected by any of the dogs
9. All the cars used by the arguido Robert Murat and the people that are close to him
• Nothing was detected by any of the dogs.

(In a total of 10 cars the cadaver dog and the blood dog only marked the car of the McCann family, rented at May 27th)

The places and the pieces marked and signaled by the blood dog are being subjected to forensic exams, part of which are already concluded.

Not less relevant is the refinement of the results that point towards Madeleine’s DNA as being present at the apartment 5A behind the sofa, a place marked by the cadaver and the blood dog. In every place marked by the blood dog it was confirmed there was DNA.

The Media enhancement given to the case and their search for information has contributed to an evolution on Madeleine’s parents declarations.

All the information that was made public, contributed for the remixing of the story, adapting it to eventual police questions, and to attempts to justify the indicia and consequent proof that was being collected.

Let’s see: the media forwarded the hypothesis that the children could have been sedated to be kept asleep and allow some rest to the parents.

Distant in time Kate’s father, the grandfather of the minor, Brian Healy, admits to the press that Kate could have administered some medication to the little girl, Calpol, to help the child (children??) to sleep, contrary to what his daughter Kate had stated.

Kate, through the PJ inspector that acted as “liaison” with the family [NOTE: that is Ricardo Paiva], asked why samples weren’t taken from the twins in order to test that hypothesis. She knew well enough at that time, more than 3 months later, that such exam would be inviable.

She went further and said that we – the investigation – should verify that the kidnapper had sedated Madeleine, to accomplish the action and he had also sedated the twins …to consummate the act…however she didn’t say that at the right moment.

And we know that the sedatives have timings to act and timings to be expelled, that varies between six and 200 hours.

The medical knowledge of the McCann is enough to know such, even if their professional activity never passed by performing toxicology exams.

When the media informed that blood had been detected “in the car and in the apartment”, Kate and members of her family come to the public with the simple excuse that it had been someone, with access to the apartment, to place the evidence.

Now they even admit it was a member of the criminal investigation to place the “false” evidence (blood and cadaver odor in the apartment and in the car).

Kate in an attempt to justify the blood went even further, informing that on that occasion, Madeleine had, sometimes, nasal hemorragies.

On the day that a house search was performed, in the residence of the McCann, on the master bedroom, written papers were found as well as a bible, written in English. It was opened on the pages whose copies are annexed here, with the translation.

KIDNAPPING is a situation with which, unfortunately, in the United Kingdom, most of the public opinion is used to, due to the rate of this kind of crime.

Intelligent people should have a minimum of knowledge that the publicity is harming to the investigation of a kidnapping crime and especially to the safety of the kidnapped person.

They should have waited for the decisions from the police authorities, there is strong evidence that the crime scene was altered, some furniture was moved around.

Those changes are indications of simulation.

On the night of the disappearance of the little girl Madeleine the family was contacted by a lady that identified herself with documents that credited her as somebody that worked with minors in the United Kingdom.

She identified herself with documents/certifications used in the UK, into hospitals and centers for the care of minors. She offered her help in whatever was needed.
No doubt this person could have been of valuable help, even about procedures, but she was dismissed.

From everything that was gathered, the facts point in the direction that the death of Madeleine McCann occurred, on the night of May 3rd of 2007, inside the apartment 5A, of the Ocean Club resort, occupied by the couple McCann and by their three children;

There is a coincidence between the marking of cadaver odor and blood, according to the Laboratory Report (partial) annexed to the “Autos”.

Such markings, occurred behind the sofa of the living room (cadaver and blood odor/DNA), which proves that indubitably such piece of furniture was pushed back by someone, after the death of Madeleine MCann occurred. Because of the weak (small) vestiges recovered at such place, it is to admit as a strong hypothesis that the same was subjected to a wash, at the time the death occurred.

In the same way, the soft toy used by the dead child, found at the head of the bed where she usually slept (see photos about the initial forensics) reveals that someone put it there in a moment posterior to the death, once the bed doesn’t have cadaver odor. This is, there occurred an intentional modification in order to simulate a “picture” that doesn’t correspond with the reality;

It must be added that the cadaver odor signaled a strong odor in the bedroom where the McCann slept, which can indicate the moving of the corpse from the actual death scene (living room) to the non visible part of the bedroom;

Furthermore a strong reaction for cadaver odor was made on Kate’s clothes, which can indicate that she was in touch with the cadaver;

There was also a strong reaction of cadaver odor in the car used by the McCann (since May 27th 2007), which in conjugation with the blood dog and the forensics present in the “Autos”, that indicate the presence of Madeleine McCann’s DNA in the booth of the car, are in order not to exclude a strong hypothesis that this car may have been used to transport the cadaver, 24 days after the death;

It can’t also be neglected the indication of the cadaver and blood dog, on the car key, having the laboratory confirmed the existence of Gerald McCann’s DNA. This last signaling was obtained by the dogs after the key was put far away from the car and in a place not visible.

From everything that was exposed from the AUTOS, we conclude that:
A) The minor Madeleine McCann died in the apartment 5A of the Ocean Club resort, on the night of May 3rd of 2007;

B) It was performed a simulation of kidnapping;

C) In order to avoid the death [alarm] of the minor before 22H00, it was created a situation of the children’s surveillance by the McCann while the children slept;

D) Kate McCann and Gerald McCann are involved in the occultation of the cadaver of their child Madeleine McCann;

E) At this moment, there seems that there aren’t strong indicia that the death of the minor didn’t happen due to a tragic accident;

F) From what was obtained until now, everything points out that the McCann, as self-defense, didn’t want to deliver immediately and voluntarily the cadaver, existing a strong possibility that the same was transported from the initial place of deposition. This situation is susceptible to raise questions about the circumstances under which the death of the minor occurred.

So we suggest that the “Autos” be sent to the EX.mo Sr. Procurador Geral da Républica [General Attorney], in order to:

G) New interrogation of the Arguidos Kate and Gerry McCann;
H) Evaluation of the measure of restraint to be applied in this case;

On the course of the house search to the residence of the Mccann, a manuscript was found, a sort of diary, already photocopied, possibly authored by Kate McCann, and admitting that the same may contain elements that may help to reach the material truth of the facts, WE PROPOSE THAT:

I) The photocopies of such document to be presented to the M.Mo Judge regarding its apprehension, if legal, translation and eventual recovery of elements to bring into the “Autos” for future investigation.


"Such a fun group of ladies"

I can't think there are many people on the western side of the pond that are not familiar with the Louisiana lunatic from "Trading Spouses" but on this side, who knows?

Perhaps like myself you might have only viewed the "homecoming" clip or there again it's quite possible this might be all novel to you.

The least I say about the woman the better but I shall post said clip first to give you an insight into this god warrior from Louisiana.

But as wild and as whacky as she be it's not actually her that I wish to draw your attention to, rather it is the group of Louisiana Christians that the daughter describes as "such a fun group of ladies."

As well we know the success of "wife Swap" and the like depends on drawing the swaps from the extreme ends of lifestyles and often religious beliefs and believe me this program was no exception to that rule.

The second clip, about number four in the broadcast, shows the meeting between this fun group of ladies and the stand-in mother.

How would I describe these good Christian ladies? perhaps it would be easier if I let the thesaurus do it for me.

Sanctimonious, Pecksniffian, bigoted, canting, deceiving, false, goody-goody, holier-than-thou, hypocritical, pharisaical, pietistic, pious, preachy, self-satisfied, smug, stuffy, unctous.

Or quite simply, horrible people.

Internet Saves Chinese Waitress

I wasn't my intention to lead with this story but a few things caught my eye, the first and obvious one was the power of public opinion spread via the net that undoubtedly saved a young girl from a bullet in the back of the head.

The same net based opinion/outrage/support that resulted in the girl's actual aquittal on a charge of murdering a local party official, it is after all China that we are talking about.

But it was these few lines that caught my attention more than anything.

The police, whom Ms. Deng called immediately to report the incident, initially took her to a mental hospital. Early reports from the police spokesman in Badong, Hubei Province, suggested that the young woman was a depressive who had lost control of herself during an argument with the victim.

How very Soviet Union, how very last century? how very predictable, the girl was quite obviously suffering from some form of politically defined madness, off to the Psikhushka with her.

Chinese waitress freed after killing official – and winning nationwide support

The trial of Deng Yujiao, who stabbed an official demanding sex, highlighted the power of the Internet to rally popular support.

A karaoke bar waitress who won nationwide sympathy and support after killing a local official who demanded sex was freed Tuesday by a Chinese court.

The surprise decision provided fresh evidence of the power of the Internet, where Deng Yujiao had become a popular heroine and a symbol of resistance to corrupt and licentious government officials.

"If the case had not attracted so much attention, the result would have been worse," says Lan Zhixue, a member of the legal team advising Ms. Deng. more


There are two more photographs in this series but I will spare you those. But the next time you're having a boiled egg........

China has the death penalty for 68 crimes including murder, drug trafficking, rape, re-selling VAT receipts, pimping, habitual theft, stealing or dealing in national treasures or cultural relics, publishing pornography, selling counterfeit money, economic offences such as graft, speculation and profiteering and even killing a panda.
During the "Strike hard" campaign against crime in China during the Spring of 2001, Amnesty International recorded a staggering 1,781 executions. This figure is greater than the total number of executions carried out in the rest of the world put together.
China does not publish statistics about the death penalty - these are a state secret. morecapitalpunishmentuk.org/shooting

Friday, June 05, 2009

"..after the slaying of Tiller the Killer"

A brief look back at a previous instrument of God murderer.

That what is writ below is the only contemporary comment (to the recent goings on) left on the Paul Hill message board

Paul Hill was the Bible put into action."Speak up
for those who cannot speak for themselves."
He was unjustly put to death for defending "the
least of our brethren." He left his family in
order to follow the Lord's leading...may his reward
be great in heaven! I read about Paul today in 2009,
after the slaying of Tiller the Killer. I am praying that Scott Roeder will not be unjustly executed like Paul Hill was.

That may well be the only recent comment but here are one or two from the past.

Dear Paul Hill,
You are not forgotten. We are praying for you and your family and the children you loved so very much. I pray that all our tears will rain heavenwards and not be forgotten. Oh, that the throne of God give us mercy and finally put an end to our abomination. We love you, Sweet Brother. Your face is beautiful to us. God's peace be upon you! We are so tired. Please pray for us all.
Yours forever,
Abortion doctors commit premeditated, cold-blooded murder 10 or 20 times a day, What Paul Hill did was absolutely justified.
Reverend David Trosch
Some day, I hope I will have the courage to be as much as a man as he was.
dan holman more the Paul Hill message board.

I take it that any such courage would be in the name of Jesus Christ our saviour mister Holman?

Who was Paul Hill?

If you were to pass by the Ladies Center abortion clinic
in Pensacola, Florida on a Saturday morning in the early 1990's, you would see a tall, slender, blonde man carrying a sign and calling out to women who entered the building.
His cry of "Mommy, Mommy, don't kill me," could be heard inside the walls of the facility, by staff and customer alike.

On March 10, 1993 A.D.
Michael Griffin shot and killed abortionist David Gunn outside
an abortion mill in Pensacola, Florida. Five days later, Paul Hill appeared on the Donahue television program, and justified the shooting.

July 29, 1994 A.D.
In July of the following year, Paul Hill shot and killed John Britton, (the abortionist who took David Gunn's place at the killing center in Pensacola) and his usually armed escort James Barrett. more Who was Paul Hill

James Barrett.
Inspired by the 1993 shooting death of another abortion doctor in Pensacola, Hill purchased a new shotgun and went to a gun range to practice. The morning of the murder, as Britton and the Barretts entered the clinic parking lot, Hill shot James Barrett in the head and upper body. He then reloaded and fired again, hitting Britton in the head and arm. June Barrett was wounded in the arm. more Paul Hill executed Fox News.

Barrett and his wife seem to be conveniently forgotten by the crazies, but hey what's the odd murder matter when you're doing God's work.

This is Hill writing in "I Shot an Abortionist," just a small part of his demented justification for being God's instrument on earth.

I realized that using force to stop abortion is the same means that God has used to stop similar atrocities throughout history. {Really?} In the book of Esther, for instance, Ahasuerus, the king of Persia, passed a law in 473 B.C. allowing the Persians to kill their Jewish neighbors. But the Jews didn't passively submit; their use of defensive force prevented a calamity of immense proportions. (In this case, the government also permitted the Jews to defend themselves, but the morality of their defense was not dependent on men's approval.) In much the same way, when abortion was first legalized in our nation, if the people had resisted this atrocity with the means necessary, it would have saved millions of children from a bloody death. It is not unwise or unspiritual, thus, to use the means that God has appointed for keeping His commandments; rather, it is presumptuous to neglect these means and expect Him to work apart from them. more

Warning: The deeper you explore the sight be prepared for some pretty ghastly images of late term abortions, late term abortion is after all a pretty ghastly business. There is just the one image however on the links I have featured.

And finally a reflection on a cultural (if indeed this is the correct term) note.

From what I have seen of Bill O'Reilly's previous ranting against Tiller, had he been in the UK he would probably have been arrested for incitement to murder.

Billo, full of contrition? eer, I'll give you three guesses. File under, Stroll on!

Olbermann responds to Billo, and below, two of seven videos on the "Soldiers of the Army of God." (The Paul Hill nutters) Update:  The above isn't the original clip, but rather a ten minute compilation, and all the better for it. 

Yes folks, the Soldiers of the Army of God, now there's a scary name for you if ever there were. Seat belts advised.

Jeebus! guns and God, how scary is that one?

And for balance, six minutes from the Invisible Man the left. From the 2m.10s mark yer man talks about the injustice served on Edward and Elaine Brown, giving the impression that the Brown's were refusing to pay (all or part?)of Federal income tax that was due. As with most stories, there are usually three sides to them; my side, his side, and the truth. It seems there was a tad more to this story. Wiki
Ed Brown, 67, was sentenced to 37 years in federal prison, His wife, Elaine Brown, 68, was sentenced last year to 35 years more

Be it the Branch Davidions of Waco Texas, murdered by the US Government, or the many other cults that have attracted the attention of the "all dressed up and nowhere to go" brigade. (Swat teams) And to UK police force reaction to the tens of thousands of party people who neck a pill and rave their tits off each weekend, (do they still do so in such numbers?) it's not what they are actually doing that makes these groups such a target, it's flipping the bird to society that singles them out.

The fuck you and fuck your society attitude, we want no part of it, sends shivers down the spine of the establishment. It poses a big problem for the fat controllers, how do they control various groups that don't or won't recognise the authority of the State? And they won't recognise that authority because they have no faith in it. No faith in its laws, its judicial system, and least of all, faith in the corruption that is inherent in any organisation that has drunk of that heady brew called power.

Bellow is a fictionalised account of one such person who refused to pay that part of her federal taxes that was allocated for the war in Iraq. I say fiction, because it is of course, Alan Shore - Boston Legal, giving one of his famous closings. Pity he didn't represent the Browns, they sure could have used him.

I possess all four seasons of Boston Legal; it has crossed my mind on more than one occasion to take the time off from blogging and edit into a great big compilation, the closings of James Spader as Alan Shore. Perhaps I might.

And just to re-confirm my position, I am pro-choice, but late term/partial birth abortion is a pretty ghastly business.