Who could have possibly foreseen Snr Amaral firing his legal counsel the very day Madeleine’s parents were to give a statement to the court in the ongoing libel trial ?
The truth is if it hadn’t been Amaral spectacularly shooting himself in the foot, again, he would have come up with another ruse with which to delay the legal process. You can just imagine the phone call on the Friday evening; ‘Hey Gonc, we’re on a hiding to nothing here. How about an out of court settlement since you don’t have any aces after all and there’s no evidence whatsoever to back up the claims you made?’
Back in March of last year I talked about these alleged Aces that Snr Amaral conveniently kept up his sleeves. However you will find that those who claimed to know about these Aces have gone strangely silent. Probably because they are cooking up another conspiracy to justify that the Aces were there, but were stolen, yes, stolen from the former detective by McCann associates no doubt. Those pesky McCann associates and their ilk. And if you are somewhat confused by what is meant by McCann associates then please read here and you will be totally and utterly confused. But then again, lunatic conspiracies are defined by their very existence by a lack of joined up thinking.
Interestingly enough I’m sure it comes as no surprise that a site like this gets, well the polite way of putting it is some rather enthusiastic comments that never make the website sadly. Mainly because they contain profanity, a lot of profanity recently, vulgar insinuations or wild unfounded accusations that they aren’t worth publishing for the comedy factor. One however did catch my eye that accused this site of being ‘McCann associates’ which now puts myself within the realms of the McCann conspiracy twilight zone along with a list of nefarious people. It’s the black and white thing, if you aren’t baying for Madeleine’s parents to be strung up in lynch mob fashion then you are part of the dark conspiracy that involves people from the Pope to politicians and the Reich.
Snr Amaral hurried into court Monday morning and had the request to adjourn the case again at 09:00 local time. This is of course after Madeleine’s parents had already arrived in Portugal with the expectation of giving their statements. So another wasted trip for them. They should bung that on travel and expense claims and raid the mini bar all on Amaral for this latest howler. There is no getting away from the simple truth here and that is Snr Amaral is in the wrong. He knows he’s wrong. Here is a man who has been dragging this libel case on for years hoping that at some point, something, no matter how small will surface that vindicates anything he claimed. And it hasn’t. It never will because he was wrong and as a result he led the investigation off in the wrong way.
It’s debatable as to whether Amaral has even reached the point where he knows he was wrong. For all intents and purposes he could have fired his counsel purely because he wanted to find someone, anyone in the world who would say to him ‘yeh actually Gonc, I think you can win this. Who needs evidence, you the man, the big cheese, the head honcho. We can do this…despite of the fact there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that can back up a single thing you have said. Go team Gonc’
If this is the case then sadly Snr Gonçalo Amaral is deluded. Madeleine’s father yesterday outside the court described Amaral’s firing of counsel to be “cynical”, and to be fair to him most people would agree. Amaral has gone out of his way to postpone and prolong this libel case. Over a year ago we were all talking about the possibility of an out of court settlement, figures had been agreed and it looked like it was a done deal. Then Amaral decided that he wanted to continue. Only he knows the reasoning behind this decision because to anyone else it was madness. He’s beat and he knows it but will he ever face up to the fact ?
Just to briefly recap what Amaral is attempting to defend; that Madeleine died in the holiday apartment and her parents were in some way involved in a conspiracy to conceal the crime. I think you could visit all the major high street bookies and none of them would give you odds on the McCanns winning this case. If Amaral had any last thread to cling to, that was certainly snapped when DCI Redwood heading up the review team announced that their investigation did not include Madeleine’s parents. At all. That’s got to have stung Amaral, to have professionals in the line of business he was in declare effectively that he had been barking up the wrong tree and the evidence that his investigators collected in no way indicated Madeleine’s death or her parents colluding to cover anything up. This should have been the wakeup call for him, this also should have been the moment he held is head high and said that he was and is wrong. For him to continue with the libel trial tends to suggest he know believes in conspiracies, or at the very least is subject of a conspiracy to discredit him. But hang on a moment, this is the same Amaral that chose the very morning the libel trial was due to commence to request an adjournment because he had no legal representation. So who exactly is discrediting him here, it’s not the McCanns that’s for sure. They were ready and up for their day in court.
This is a reoccurring issue with Amaral though. It’s almost like he doesn’t want to have a ruling in this case. We could ask ourselves why is he, the man with all the aces to bury the McCanns so petrified of these last days of the libel trial?
Answer is simple. He knows he’s beat. Not even the conspiracy theorists can avoid that glaring fact. With Amaral beat, they are beat and it means the head of the conspiracy hydra has been removed.
And over seven years of invested hatred and accusations will make them face up to the fact that they were horribly wrong. What is more they have left a car crash of abuse, false accusations and hideous attacks against Madeleine and her parents that at some point will be found by Madeleine’s brother and sister on the internet.
Go team Gonc!