I'm still sick, but the various news agencies reporting on Maddy have kept my attention from the pain.
I know that this is an atheist blog, but... I have been wishing for the happiest of endings (Madeleine being "found" and being alive and happy) from the beginning. I have four possums, as you all know, and the thought of any child going missing scares the ever loving crap out of me. Plus, Madeleine resembles my daughter and is about the same age...so, I guess I got sucked in.
I was just watching BBC News on satellite - a reporter who was at the police dept. in Portugal said he heard an investigator say that Madeleine's neck was broken. !!!!?!?! OMG. Does that mean they have her body somewhere? Was Madeleine found? I'm going through every possible way you could diagnose, without a body, the method in which someone died and I'm just coming up at a loss. Sure, forensics may have shown blood on certain items within the apartment...and, we do have Kate saying that she "found" Cuddle Cat on the high shelf. *thinks*
Is it possible that Kate and Gerry, while trying to settle down an excited and rambunctious Madeleine ("Wherever she is, she's giving them trouble." - Kate McCann), placed Cuddle Cat on the high shelf? Maybe it was one of those "when you calm down and go to sleep, we'll give you your toy back." Then the parents leave for their dinner. Madeleine waits for them to leave and then climbs the shelf...only, she falls and her neck lands on the back of the chair she'd pushed up to the shelf to aid her Cuddle Cat rescue mission. Kate returns to find Madeleine with a broken neck. Being a doctor, she finds Maddy not breathing (or breathing poorly) and gives her an emergency tracheotomy...only, it goes wrong and the blood gets on Madeleine. Kate panics..."I'm a doctor and my child has just died due to my negligence!" She goes to get Gerry and the Tapas crew (doctors) and they try to revive Madeleine. All of them, by this point, are accessories (this would explain the Tapas 9 pact) to a crime. All of them would stand to lose their licenses for malpractice and negligence. Worse,...they've left their children, too. One even states that his five year old was vomiting persistently and had her jammies in the sink. Were they HER jammies? Or, were they Madeleines? Did the Tapas9 dad take the clothes from the crime scene?!? The girls are similar heights. It wouldn't look strange for a father who claims his daughter was ill to be washing some jammies in the sink. AND, since we know the PJ did a hack job of an investigation...they'd overlook it. This theory - and that's all it is- would explain sooooo many things. And, it would explain why one of the Tapas9 (Jane) claimed she saw a small child being carried towards the beach in a blanket, by a man. She told the truth...sort of, but that man may have been someone she knew. Nine adults, professionals all,... doctors, at that. It's not as if they'd be unfamiliar with the best ways to hide a body or work around death. A body weighted down in an ocean would disappear at the claws of crabs and fish (which Luz is known for) and leave no evidence. Or, did the "dark man" carry her little body to a car. The car with the blood stains in the trunk is allegedly the same car that had been rented by a Tapas 9 member at the time Madeleine disappeared. It seems logical that, when the 9 went back to England, Gerry would want to guarantee he had that car (that had transported his daughter's body).
That poor little baby girl. :( I hope....HOPE HOPE HOPE, that I am wrong. I hope that my imagination is running wild. Please...I would love to be proven wrong on this.
But, as I've said before,...Kate and Gerry have always struck me as people who weren't being completely honest. The body language (note how Gerry touches his ears and face whenever he says "she was abducted"...no other time. Only then.). Note Kate's use of the phrase, "THEY have taken her." Why not "She's gone!"? Why not, "OMG, has anyone seen Madeleine?!"? Or, "Madeleine is missing!"? How would she know that Madeleine had been taken? How would she know it was a "they" and not a "he"/"she"/or "SOMEONE"? "Someone has taken her!"
Why would Kate run from a place where her daughter has just been abducted, leaving her twins behind? There's no line of sight to the Tapas bar. None. That's bunk. But, she left her babies? Does that strike you as odd? I think it is. Why not pick up the phone and immediately call the front desk and get them to ring the police AND the Tapas 9 in the bar? Why not run upstairs to the neighbor who's spoken with you before this event? WHY NOT ACCEPT THE NEIGHBOR'S OFFER TO CALL THE POLICE!?! Maybe because that neighbor also heard Madeleine screaming two days prior to the "abduction" date? The neighbor heard Madeleine screaming, "I want my daddy!" repeatedly while her parents dined at the bar. Kind of blows the whole, "They went to bed easily." claim out of the water, doesn't it?
And,... as I said a couple of months ago... how were the McCann's so sure that the body wasn't in the scrub? Why did they show no emotion at the suggestion, other than to say the "notion is ludicrous..."? Perhaps because they KNEW her body wasn't there. That's not where they put it.
Why was there not a late-night, Tapas 9 inspired search of this little resort town? Maybe because they needed the attention to be focused at the apartment while the body was taken to a safe holding place or disposed of? My friend Woof and I were talking about this back in May and I was floored that Kate could even sit still the day after. I know people say you can't know what you would do in situations like these...but, I do know I wouldn't have waited two hours to call the police. And, I know that, short of sedation, you wouldn't have been able to keep me from walking the neighborhood, knocking on every door and checking in every window. This just doesn't add up! Why the European tour? Maybe because, yet again, we need to take the focus far from Luz? It's the magician's trick - "Look over here...we're seeing the Pope."
Why did the Catholic priest stop seeing the McCann's? Why is Kate now buddy buddy with an Anglican priest and his wife? The confessional is sacred. Did the priest hear more than he bargained for? Did Kate's guilt or Gerry's guilt come out in the sanctuary of the confessional? And,... my biggest "wtf?" moment; The McCann's have been the epitome of silence. Gerry stormed off a television show saying, "We CANNOT talk about this investigation or suspects in this case. We CANNOT tell you if Madeleine was sleeping or awake when we left." He was adamant that, due to secrecy laws in Portugal, that any information might compromise the case. However, the instant the critical eye turns to them, the McCann family can't seem to shut up! So much for secrecy laws, huh? So much for not wanting to contaminate an investigation.
Ok. I'll stop.
I love children. I *HATE* knowing that some people would treat their child with less care than they'd treat a purse with a $100 bill tucked inside. I'm sorry guys... I just needed to vent.