Before I pass you on to another article that takes a look at the implications of what lies behind the now infamous little torn book that features in the equally infamous timeline, just a couple of thoughts of my own.
The implication that results from the conspirators actually sitting down and writing the thing, particularly under the circumstances, is not something we can or should ignore.
Had it not been for the fact that the Tapas Nine shot themselves in the foot by concocting such a tightly documented timeline as to make an abduction a virtual impossibility, I would say that the implications were more important than the timeline itself.
That not being the case however, does not diminish in the slightest, the importance of what can be inferred by its writing.
My previous thoughts on the implication of the thing.
And it's this common sense that says to me, and to you, if first we assume you are in possession of such, that, as the parents of a truly abducted child, the likes of what you see below is so unlikely, that it is not a written timeline made ready to show the police, it is in fact a confession, or what amounts to one in the real world, the world that is possessed of an ounce of common sense that is. more
And my similar questions as to those asked by John Blacksith.
At first glance it might not seem so terribly important but it does bother me somewhat and makes me ask who handed the torn book to O'Brien, who would feel comfortable enough to tear up a book belonging to a child, someone else's child and a recently "abducted" child to boot?
How likely is it that one of the Tapas Seven would tear up a book belonging to Madeleine? for all their faults I would say that surely they would have had enough upbringing, and are possessed of enough social graces, that to do such a thing would be totally alien to them, who then?
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Memories Are Made of This
It is hard to resist the symbolic value of these sad little book covers – the weird insensitivity, for a start, in tearing a memento of a daughter apart to use for scrap paper. Who actually ripped it up in apartment 5A while they were waiting for the police to arrive? Russell O’ Brien, the member of the group who wrote the stuff down? Or the child’s father, joint custodian of the shrine?
Mr O’ Brien doesn’t tell us and nor, needless to say, does Gerry McCann. Well, it was only a kid’s book, wasn't it? But what was the urgency, what was so vital that they had to get it down on paper at that time of desperation and high emotion? Even Gerry dragged himself off the floor where he'd been howling with grief to join the venture. more The Blacksmith Bureau.