By Stanley Collymore
On Thursday 24 November 2011 another United States assassination drone butchered several Afghan children who were out playing in the village where they all lived; as it happened they were the only casualties involved in this premeditated slaughter that consisted only of the dead since there were no injured among them or any survivors. And the sole reason for the casualties being just children and there being a marked absence of adults among the mortalities is that the adults from the village including the parents of the slain children were away on the outskirts of their neighbourhood busily engaged in grabbing what work they could find to make ends meet.
To better understand this awful tragedy and put it into a human context rather than just seeing it through the biased prism of the western media simply as collateral damage and therefore take the customary approach of dismissively leaving it at that I’d like to invite you to visualize that it’s the school’s half term holiday and in the current economic harsh times you can’t afford to fork out the high costs for childcare, take time off from work to look after your children and so you enter a rational and realistic agreement with local working parents in the same situation as you whereby the oldest children in your collective group of children would take responsibility for the care of the younger and more vulnerable ones enabling you as working parents to carry on with your jobs, not unnecessarily lose money by being forced to stay at home, and all this in the full knowledge that your children will be safe and well.
However despite your mature actions, the good intentions that gave rise to them, the significant effort you expended to ensure that everything went as planned, and the last minute checks you made to assure yourself and convince your children that everything will be okay backed up by a quick and fail proof means of communication should an unanticipated emergency arise things nevertheless unfortunately and quite disastrously turn out completely differently from what you had planned. And the main reason for that is there are dark forces at work that are beyond your grasp and that you’re completely powerless against. For instead of US assassination drones to contend with what your children out playing like their Afghan counterparts are confronted with is the lethal force between the police and a criminal gang the police are supposedly after.
The problem with this being that the police in their brutal assault on your neighbourhood acted on what was clearly false information, not the first time something like this has happened, and the gang they’re meant to be after isn’t from there as there are no gangs in your neighbourhood and coming into your community their guns blazing recklessly, a shoot first and ask questions later policy, the police succeeded in mowing down every last one of your children and those of your neighbours too who happened to be outside at the time doing what normal kids do, engage in play.
I’ll allow you time to reflect on a possible real life scenario that could affect your kids and how you would feel put into that kind of situation. What would your reaction be knowing that your innocent kids were gunned down in this vicious way, and what thoughts do you think would be rushing through your frenzied mind as you struggled to contend with the quite horrendous set of circumstances that have so drastically, irreversibly and incomprehensibly thrust you into the deepest and darkest depths of despair? And while you’re grappling with the horror of it all and trying to understand why this has happened to you, vehemently cursing God for permitting it to occur, fiercely beating up on yourself for choosing work instead of being at home even though your conscience tells you it’s not you who is at fault, you instinctively turn on the television to see how the matter is being reported, how those responsible for the murder of your children are reacting to your tragedy. But what do you get, not much of anything at all in terms of sympathy and understanding. Instead the police blather on about how dangerous this gang is, how as law enforcement officers they’re committed to bagging it and what happened to your kids was just an unfortunate incident. In other words your murdered children in the general scheme of things are just collateral damage and this is the theme that the media pick up and run with.
I know as a white person it’s the easiest thing in the world to dismiss this or any other probable scenario as rather far-fetched or even absurd and the mere idea of your precious darlings being referred to as collateral damage would intuitively and quite furiously have you hopping mad as too offensive even for words, but yet you don’t mind gratuitously applying this terminology to others without even batting an eyelash as you use; so what does that make you? In other words it’s a term that’s quite apt for lesser human beings and should be restricted exclusively to them, not members of the master race. I disagree and think it’s high time that these supposed inferior beings turn your twisted notions on their heads and demonstrate to you in the same brutal way what collateral damage is all about; how it wantonly ruins the lives, hopes and future prospects of those affected by it and how racist it actually is. And in my view subjected to the real chance of being collaterally damaged or compelled to walk in the footsteps of their anguished relatives or friends that are traumatically left to pick up their hideously dismembered bodies striving as they do so to make sense of why it happened in the first place is a great way to exercise your minds and let you experience first hand what you routinely dish out or have done in your name by your governments to others. After all what’s good for the goose must surely be okay for the gander as well.
The kind of brutal and indiscriminate slaughter I’ve earlier described to you is a wilful and everyday occurrence perpetrated against the innocent civilians of Afghanistan, the border areas of Pakistan, Somalia, parts of the Sudan and until quite recently those of Iraq and Libya by the United States either acting alone or in concert with its member partners in the North Atlantic Terrorist Organization. And just as we’ve observed with the ICC where every indictment it has issued since its creation has been against an African state or head of government of an African country there’s also an in-built white racist bias to how these assassination drones are operated. In practical terms the drug cartels of Mexico a country that shares a border with the US pose a much greater threat to the United States in a multiplicity of ways than the assassination drone targeted countries earlier mentioned do or ever could, yet despite this I don’t see or have there been any reported instances of US drones pounding Mexico into abject submission; and trust me there won’t be any. So go figure!
The real truth of the matter is non-white lives are cheap and expendable when set beside those of Caucasian lives; at least that’s how the majority of whites clearly see it. And were Afghans who bear the brunt of these assassinations or individuals from the other affected countries to adopt the same callous and cavalier attitude to killing Americans, Germans, French, the British or any other white European, Canadian or Australian you could bet you life we wouldn’t hear the last of it in the western media that suddenly becomes exceedingly taciturn and conveniently blind when these people are victims as they regularly are. But that doesn’t matter in the least to these paragons of virtue in the western media who don’t even realize that they’re operating and have done so for a very long time now without any kind of moral compass; people who see and refer to themselves as journalists, have lots of opinions to spew out but no factual basis at all to any of these opinions. For all they know is that what they’re doing looks good on television so therefore in their jaundiced and totally uninformed understanding about the world that the rest of us live in it must be okay.
It’s a well-known fact to anyone who has worked in the western media or studied it from close quarters that broadcasters like the BBC, Sky News, Channel 4, ITV, CNN, France 24 and Fox News coordinate and carefully choreograph their broadcast themes for evident reasons not least of these being the express intention to firmly implant and reinforce in the mind of their viewing public the myth that with so many allegedly different broadcasters saying the same thing at the same time then what they’re saying has to be the truth. It’s a pretty odious scam of course but one that has worked rather successfully in the past and still does primarily because the western viewing public either too stupid or bone idle to check out for itself the material which it’s being supplied tend to swallow what it’s been dishonestly and calculatedly fed hook line and sinker.
Here are a couple of examples of what I mean. On Sunday 4 December 2011 the Russians went to the polls to elect a new government but with the US and the rest of the west very hostile to Moscow because it categorically refuses to be a part of the prevailing orthodoxy they hold vis-à-vis Syria and Iran where it’s obvious they want to topple the governments in these two states Russia must therefore be publicly humiliated and punished, and what better way to demonize it than through the lickspittle western media whose raison d’être is unadulterated propaganda. The first salvoes in this spiteful campaign of disinformation came from the OSCE and Hillary Clinton who spontaneously declared these elections to be neither free nor fair, no mention from them though that the United States and other western donors had illegally channelled hundreds of thousands of US dollars that these bankrupt western countries including the US can ill afford to pro-western opposition groups in Russia to influence and even skew the elections there. And how ironic that Hillary Clinton and the OSCE when lecturing Russia on the integrity of holding democratic elections and respecting as they self-righteously put it the will of the people all so conveniently omitted or chose not to make any mention of the 2000 US presidential elections which the entire world knows Al Gore actually won but were all so democratically stolen from him.
Not satisfied alone with these gratuitous attacks on Russia the US government then encouraged Fox News and CNN, not a difficult task by any means, to have their own go at Russia; and they promptly did. Graphically depicting how ordinary Russians were rioting in the streets of Russia as they burnt buildings and attacked Putin’s security thugs deeply angered because they had the elections stolen from them Fox News and CNN had a field day of it. The problem though was that the images they repeatedly and condemnatorily showed on TV about the sharp practices of the Russian regime weren’t from Russia at all; they were actually Greek and so sloppy was Fox News in its so-called objective reporting that the clowns there didn’t even have the intelligence to edit out the Greek lettering on some of the buildings in their pictorial narrative. As for CNN they fared no better even though they belatedly and reluctantly apologized for their pack of lies when thousands of viewers worldwide and especially from Russia protested to the broadcaster that its incendiary images regularly aired of Russians protesting against their government were well off the mark and carried no validity whatsoever as the crowd wasn’t any part of a political protest but consisted of football fans demonstrating against the killing of one of their members in a rival football clash. Still, this is all par for the course where these lying broadcasters are concerned and who routinely say and do things like this to a largely uninformed western and in particular US public because frankly they know they can get away with it.
That effectively means the United States and western governments can easily bring on board a vastly brainwashed public already duped and can therefore be readily manipulated through the auspices of the western media into supporting their illicit wars, bringing about regime change in countries whose governments the west for a variety of selfish reasons don’t like and want to be shot of so they can then establish puppet regimes in their place which are acquiescent to the influences and demands of their western handlers. And how crass and ironic that the US can be criticizing democracy clampdowns in Russia when those that watch the world’s independent media see and know all too well what brutal tactics, the infringement of civil liberties and their constitutional rights that the US administration and its law enforcement officers are employing against the Wall Street protestors and the myriad of allied movements that have spontaneously sprung up countrywide and despite their dreadful treatment at the hands of the US authorities are peacefully and successfully making their views felt and their voices heard against political corruption and corporate greed that have reached epidemic proportions in that tortured country. What brazen hypocrites Hillary Clinton and the rest of them are.
But is Ofcom that no-good bunch of toadying jobsworths investigating Fox News and CNN for what are transparently blatant transgressions of their broadcasting licence? Not a bit of it; since such courses of action and subsequent punishments are only reserved for the likes of Press TV that prefer to tell the truth, be the voice of the voiceless and refuse to follow the prevailing and western sanctioned prevailing orthodoxy of lie that the west’s governments feed on, engineer wars against and conduct invasions of other people’s countries on the basis of. What has any of this to do with Kate and Gerry McCann I hear you ask? A great deal really as they’re evidently the kind of odious persons that fit comfortably into the pattern of those I have described earlier and that the world would be a great deal better off without and that’s putting it mildly. For here are two individuals that take lies and render them as the truth, who in spite of their evident and numerous faults and a marked rejection in acknowledging these must lay squarely with them instead haughtily thrust them onto the shoulders of anyone that their pathological feral mindset dictates they should and moreover can expectantly as of right anticipate that everyone else will accordingly and unquestioningly agree to; and so far they’ve been rather successful in this sick and quite perturbing ruse of theirs.
Without exception everyone I’ve spoken to about Madeleine or of their own accord has raised the matter with me in the UK or abroad is categorically of the view which I share that there has been no abduction of this girl who we firmly believe is dead and has been from the outset, and that her parents subconsciously guilt wracked but even so attention seekers par excellence and comprising mum Kate who more fittingly could be described as a contemporary Lucria Borgia kitted out with an evidently hen-pecked husband, no need to ask who wears the trousers in their house, are the ones that are solely responsible either intentionally or accidentally for Madeleine death and the disappearance of her body.
Furthermore I’m decisively convinced and every gut instinct reinforces this view that these two murderers, for if Madeleine was killed intentionally there is no getting away from the fact that murder is the crime in question and if her death was accidental and her parents are putting on this elaborate charade to deflect attention away from what really happened manslaughter is no longer a preference as would have been the case had they come clean from the start, are wholly culpable for what happened to their daughter. Let me emphasize the point; if I crash into you and you initially perceived it was an accident but my subsequent body language, no apology on my part to you and all this reinforced by a dismissive and even hostile attitude by me towards you and what happened, could anyone blame you for thinking that maybe what I did wasn’t an accident after all and what took place was a premeditated assault by me cleverly made to come across like an accident? And when one adds to that the case of perverting the course of justice I don’t any rational person would view it as a laughing matter.
It’s my honest opinion and in the absence to-date of any incontestable evidence to the contrary from the McCanns or anyone else is also my unshakable position that Kate and Gerry McCann after Madeleine’s death conspiratorially either with each other or with the misguided assistance of others whom they knew well and could therefore trust implicitly clandestinely and carefully disposed of Madeleine’s body. The rest of this absurd pantomime and especially the McCanns’ elaborate and to my mind highly improbable and entirely unconvincing story is sheer theatre of the macabre written, acted out and diligently directed by a woman that is very evil, exceedingly clever with it and with a remarkable penchant to make her malignity appear plausible and even respectable. Who knows exactly what strings to pull and when to do so; what sympathies of her audience to dexterously play on; and significantly what innate prejudices they have that she, Kate McCann can self-centredly exploit to her maximum advantage while simultaneously with a totally contrived but photogenically conspicuous humility giving a classical portrayal worthy of an Oscar nomination of a most unfortunate but run of the mill, hard done by mother, woman and wife, specifically contextualized in that order to fuel the most empathetic reaction possible in her favour, and in whose mouth butter wouldn’t melt. Well I don’t buy any of it, have never done so from the outset of this loathsome saga, and never will.
There are some things that are quintessentially English and so engrained in our national psyche that we instinctively respond to the conditioned reflex they trigger in us regardless of the circumstances in which we find ourselves or where in the world we physically are. Queuing is one such conditioned reflex of the English mindset, putting on our seatbelts when we enter a vehicle irrespective of whether we’re the passenger or driver of that vehicle is another, as is never leaving for a solitary moment under any circumstance whatsoever underage children and particularly babies, toddlers and under fives on their own and unsupervised.
In case of the last example apart from being something that all English people across the board sensibly and wholeheartedly subscribe to it’s also the law of the land with swingeing and to my mind appropriate and justified legal and social sanctions meted out to those that break the law. And so clear-cult are the legal and social requirements one must adhere to that the lame excuse of “oh I didn’t know” can never realistically or logically come into the equation. Flout the law even inadvertently and you can find yourself in jail, socially ostracized and have your children legally and possible forever depending on how serious the infraction was taken away from you by the social services and even adopted by another family. Bearing all this in mind only a total moron, the completely foolhardy or the endemically uncaring, callous or utterly self-centred would contemplate let alone go down that path.
Kate McCann who dishonestly likes to portray herself as the archetypal loving and caring mother would have known all this but her conceited mask of deception quickly gets blown away like useless trash subjected to the full force of a tropical hurricane when she calculatedly decided with her hen-pecked husband Gerry to selfishly at night go out, have a good time and make no provisions whatever for the care, supervision and safety of three extremely young kids literally left on their own to fend for themselves as well as cope with whatever contingencies they found themselves faced with. Now it’s not rocket science to speculate and deduce what the inherent dangers even for children much older could or would have been let alone for those of Madeleine and her younger siblings’ age placed in this invidious position, but did this matter in the least to Mother of the Century Kate McCann much more concerned about her own self-centred social gratification that night than parenting? Like hell it did!
Here’s my scenario of what happened that night in Portugal. Kate McCann the primary motivator in this macabre and asinine tale she’s ad nauseum and relentlessly been spinning too much of a cheapskate when it came to forking out for proper babysitting services for her children as any normal parent would in similar circumstances but nevertheless saw no need or any valid reason to cut back on the cost of her binge night out with friends was determined come what may that nothing would handicap or ruin her cherish night out, and that included Madeleine. The two younger kids could be lulled to sleep and that problem taken care of, Madeleine though was a much tougher proposition. She knew that her parents were going out and would be leaving here on her own with just her younger siblings to keep her company, not much solace for her if both siblings were fast asleep; and whether from a natural fear of knowing she was being deliberately left unsupervised and on her own in a strange and relatively unfamiliar hotel apartment at night and with both her parents absent, or a childlike and very understandable resentment intensely felt by a young child acutely aware of being discarded in this way Madeleine evidently was having none of it and feistily and rebelliously did what every kid who feels that he or she has unjustly been taken advantage of by their parents of all people do in such circumstances, they give vent to their feelings by playing up something rotten.
Now there’s not a parent on planet earth who hasn’t been faced at some time or other with a situation like this that literally drives the around the bend and where at the time they could quite happily have murdered the demanding and exasperating little sods as they watched with dismay and anger their wonted desires clash implacably with what from the perspective of an adult they see as the irresponsible and self-absorbed demands of their child or children; in other words they want to do something that they consider to be vitally important at the time but which their truculent offspring with their own pressing and just as important needs sees totally differently.
This can of course be most infuriating for the parent concerned who might tray all manner of means to pacify the child in question but if these fail must be matured enough to ultimately accept that whatever their personal yearnings might be their major priority and first responsibility without exception must be to that child, its well-being and its physical and emotional security. Of course if there are other adults around, for example grandparents, aunts or uncles, capable of or willing to step into the breech and ably assist with the problem that exists the harassed parent can at least console themselves that if they still consider it vital to carry on with their plans, temper tantrums notwithstanding their child will unquestionably be in safe hands, among people they know, love and trust , in an environment they’re familiar and feel comfortable with, and in the knowledge of all concerned that they’re safe, well cared for and protected. On holiday in Portugal the McCanns didn’t have this latter option but significantly in the absence of that it’s quite apparent that they couldn’t be bothered and therefore did nothing to create and alternative and constructive choice for their children.
In the meantime Madeleine continued to play up, a situation that decidedly got on Kate’s wick; and adamant that she wasn’t going to abandon her night out or have it remotely ruined by a cantankerous little brat mother at the end of her curt forbearance lashed out at her exasperating child with lethal consequences. At this point any normal mother fully cognisant of what she’d done would have panicked, dialled the emergency services frantically hoping that her daughter might somehow be resuscitated and with the arrival of the police as well explained to them that what occurred was an accident and how it came about; after all it was her child, her own flesh and blood, she’d just killed and whatever anger she may earlier have had and expressed towards this child would surely have been dissipated by her tragic loss and the most powerful of instincts known to all living creatures, that of a mother for her offspring.
But in raising the spectre of Kate McCann it would be utterly foolish to think that one was dealing with a normal mother or even a normal human being, for her personal response to the initial outburst that so cruelly robbed Madeleine of her young life and the train of events that Kate McCann then calculatedly ensured were put in place to deflect attention away from her culpability can in my view be honestly and sardonically referred to as the most cold-blooded, cynical, depraved and self-absorbed response to a human catastrophe that the human mind could conjecture.
Carrying on with her binge plans as if nothing untoward had happened that evening Kate McCann together with Gerry met up with her friends as she was always wont to and from reports I’ve received was the life and soul of the part. She even popped back to the apartment she and her family were staying in it’s been said a couple of times to check up on the kids she claims, reporting always on her return back to her friends with an equanimity that only a sick mind given the circumstances she was in could contrive that everything was in order and the kids were absolutely fine, allowing nothing in her demeanour or that of her husband Gerry who was on a tight leash to betray the fact that it was all a barefaced lie, a cynical charade that was being purposely played out to carefully lay the groundwork and hopefully create a conducive environment favourable to themselves but importantly one that would exculpate them from all blame which they have successfully managed to do, and far from things beings hunky-dory there was a murderess at large that along with her husband an accessory after the fact had earlier killed her oldest child Madeleine.
Only after the night’s amusement was over and propitious steps were taken with all the assiduousness of Apache Native Americans astutely concealing their tracks and whereabouts from the US army during the land grabs that saw the birth of American imperialism did the McCanns report their daughter Madeleine as missing. What followed is already in the public domain and well known so I shan’t waste time, energy and treasure going over old and dishonest ground. What I will say though is this. If child traffickers were responsible for abducting Madeleine why take her alone and not her siblings as well? If the abduction was to satisfy the fixated requirement of a childless unable to have children of their own, unable to adopt but nevertheless still desperate to possess a child they could call their own, then surely the two younger siblings of Madeleine would have been a much better bet than Madeleine herself since being younger and virtually babies themselves the memory recall of who exactly they were once they were physically away from Kate and Gerry and over a much shorter period of time would be totally non-existent, a situation that would undeniably be much more difficult in Madeleine case taking into account her age. So a much safer bet as I see it and one that made greater sense would have been to dispense with Madeleine altogether and carry off her siblings. Besides it’s a lot easier to pass off an illicit baby as your own than a young girl of Madeleine’s age and obviously intelligent who would constantly be whining about wanting her mum and drawing attention to the predicament she’s in. Not a clever move I would say.
There are obvious paedophiles that prey on very young and vulnerable children but empirical data available clearly show that such victims are either family members, the children of friends or colleagues or the close relations of financially strapped and marginalized families living in communities in places like Thailand, the Gambia, southern India and Kenya that welcome the money they get in exchange for putting their young children up for abuse by well-heeled British, European and other western paedophiles that fly in their countries to indulge their proclivities with immunity from corrupt local officials that disingenuously deny such activities occur, round on those who say otherwise accusing them of endeavouring to destroy the country’s tourist industry and blissfully continue as usual. This is the usual pattern as paedophiles for obvious reasons are secretive people that don’t or would they ever set up paedophile collectives where the likes of Madeleine McCann would be taken and groomed for a life of debauchery. And to think otherwise is not only illogical but is also a bloody stupid idea. So that’s another fanciful notion that can be firmly ruled out about where Madeleine has allegedly ended up.
Shortly after returning to the UK from Portugal one of the first things that Kate McCann did was to hire a PR consultant. Now these blood suckers don’t come cheap and the irony of what Kate did wasn’t lost on me that while she and Gerry between them couldn’t or didn’t want to find the money to hire a babysitter coasting considerably less in Portugal than in the UK and nowhere what a PR consultant costs and which would have precluded this unseemly mess form happening in the first place, here was Mrs McCann expending a king’s fortune to have her public image meticulously airbrushed by a PR consultant.
Why? Is it what grieving relatives who’ve tragically lost loved ones let alone deeply traumatized parents who’ve had to suffer and still do the excruciating agony of knowing that their children have been cruelly, permanently and inexcusably taken from them through the wanton acts of murder committed by persons they didn’t even know normally do? Of course not. Neville and Doreen Lawrence the parents of Stephen Lawrence didn’t resort to such odious tactics or felt any need to employ them even when the police that should have been concentrating on finding and apprehending Stephen’s racist killers were more fixated about whether or not Stephen belonged to a gang, expended their energies and resources in this futile exercise as he wasn’t, and are known to have actively conspired with Stephen’s killers even as he laid bleeding to death to ensure that justice for him wasn’t done.