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Post  Annabel on Sat 14 Jul - 15:28

http://blacksmithbureau.blogspot.co.uk/


The sky is darkening

Things have taken a grimmer turn. We had a whip round and called in the legendary Bull Diamond to try and head off the Tenth-Tapas controlled plot to take out the remaining McCann bloggers, a nightmarish initiative which has gathered dizzying speed over the last few weeks.

Bull managed to put measures in place to protect most of the UK people but he couldn’t get hold of the two we thought were at greatest risk and as a result we had to put out a coded appeal in the Blacksmith Bureau. Naturally the truth dare not speak its full name so we had to disguise the facts and pretend the appeal was a piece of fiction in the “Should this be here?” post, although an idiotic slip meant that Halligen’s real name was used, causing some friction in Washington DC.

As Bull has famously said, you win some, you lose some, and we regret that this was once again the case here. Would you like the good news or the other type first?

The good…

Let’s go for the good. We thought that Dr Martin Roberts might be under threat and made a hidden plea for him to contact Bull, using the clues we had implanted in our piece of fiction. Fortunately we were completely wrong and we apologise for having used his name in this context without permission. The doctor, who, by the way, has been accused of being Nigel Moore’s alter ego by the same delightful brains who fell for the abduction story, is safe and well. It was Dr Roberts, can we remind you, who described Kate McCann’s Madeleine, as resembling “a defence script being held in abeyance until called for,” and that still strikes us as the most penetrating one sentence assessment that has ever been made about the book. Until called for…

…the bad and the ugly

Unfortunately, as Tommy Cooper was prone to say, we were too late to help Steel Magnolia. According to Bull, the baddies had wormed their way into SM’s confidence by phoning her and pretending to be Scotland Yard officers with inside knowledge of the case. SM, old, disabled and easily confused, foolishly gave the “police officers” personal details, including her address.

As a result a woman, who is rumoured to resemble the CCTV- captured fuzzy image of the last caller of the unfortunate Pimlico spy left to die in a locked suitcase in his bath, infiltrated SM’s local authority and, more importantly, its welfare service.

Thus it was that just over two weeks ago Steel Magnolia received her normal Wednesday cod-in-buttered-sauce and no-teeth-required mashed potato and tucked into it in her little front room surrounded by photographs of distant family and her enormous collection of Toby Jugs.

The buttered sauce was real enough but the ungutted Japanese Puffer Fish which it concealed attacked SM’s nervous system within seconds with the result that the unlucky pensioner was savaged by dreadful convulsions which wrecked her helpless body and destroyed most of the irreplaceable Toby Jugs. By the time Bull, who had never been on a London bus before, tracked her down Steel Magnolia was dead.

Her death made hardly a wave in the insalubrious suburb in which she spent her latter days and a local doctor, brought in by MI6, signed her off with a routine case of fatal food poisoning. Such are the ways that the world is run, which the cleverer posters on the McCann case have long discovered. Bull believes that plans are in place for future posts to be made under her name. Be aware of what is happening if you read posts purporting to come from her. Do not, repeat not, reply to any private messages or emails purporting to come from her.

But this endless struggle for the truth will go on. Do you ever get the feeling that we are involved in something strange, something beyond the normal categories of truth and fiction? Sometimes we have to express the truth, as Winston Churchill once said, "with a bodyguard of lies". Stay strong. Together we will see it through. More as we receive it.
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Re: The sky is darkening/Blacksmith

Post  widowan on Sat 14 Jul - 15:40

OMG.

I don't know why, after I've been out on hiatus, I just had an inkling things were about to get interesting, so glad I popped in to check.

It seems with the libel trial coming in september the creatures will be coming out of the woodwork. TM will be planting stories and we now also have Kate's ambassadorial debut (I guess launching a billboard campaign means standing in front of the billboard letting her "image" be leveraged), a dead body in Murat's garden, and the asassination of Steel magolia via puffer fish!


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Why are the people of this forum so clever?

Post  BelEddie on Sat 14 Jul - 17:36

I read the above article three times. First time I blinked my eyes and shook my head. Second time, I squeezed my eyelids shut and tried to comprehend the jist of the article. The third time my thoughts were WTF!
I then noticed that the article as of the time of reading had been read by 60 plus members. And yet only one comment.
So, to my mind all 60 people must have understood the article.
I then jumped over to jillhaven and lo and behold the same piece and the same results, 87 people read and understood but this time two comments. The first was short but sweet, a simple WTF! The second commented it was totally over her head. So she is like me, a bit short of comprehension!
I then went and read the original article that was written to warn the two people mentioned, but unfortunately it was beyond me.
So, could someone tell me why someone would go to the trouble of writing the above article if no one can understand it?


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Re: The sky is darkening/Blacksmith

Post  jd16 on Sat 14 Jul - 17:43

What is Blacksmiths Bureaus reputation? I don't really know him/her, respected blogger or not?

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Post  Guest on Sat 14 Jul - 17:46

@BelEddie:

I suspect you're conclusion is wrong!

I am one of those who read it, but I did not understand it: I kept my ignorance to myself (Cover now blown!) rather than post in unparliamentary terms.

Ergo, perhaps the lack of comments is for the opposite reason??

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Post  widowan on Sat 14 Jul - 18:29

Blacksmith is a published writer, he has worked with BBC and is knowledgable about the media, go and read his blogs from the beginning. He is quite the social critic, as far as I am concerned quite a good source on the case. His blog does not allow comments.

He got a bit bored it seems with reporting on what was happening in the case for awhile, and is just walking his wits with this article -writing in the manner of a detective novel it seems. Or maybe he was drunk. ..

If Steel magnolia's blog is gone he may be having a poke at people who would be paranoid enough to think that she's been taken out by the hirelings of TM, although it's hardly paranoia since as we all know they have their bullies at Carter Ruck "take out" anyone who writes against them (although the poisonous fish is a nice detective-novel touch... normally CR does the job with a threat of libel action).

I think he's just having fun while waiting for the clock to tick down to Sept.

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Re: The sky is darkening/Blacksmith

Post  jd16 on Sat 14 Jul - 18:33

widowan wrote:Blacksmith is a published writer, he has worked with BBC and is knowledgable about the media, go and read his blogs from the beginning. He is quite the social critic, as far as I am concerned quite a good source on the case. His blog does not allow comments.

He got a bit bored it seems with reporting on what was happening in the case for awhile, and is just walking his wits with this article -writing in the manner of a detective novel it seems. Or maybe he was drunk. ..

If Steel magnolia's blog is gone he may be having a poke at people who would be paranoid enough to think that she's been taken out by the hirelings of TM, although it's hardly paranoia since as we all know they have their bullies at Carter Ruck "take out" anyone who writes against them (although the poisonous fish is a nice detective-novel touch... normally CR does the job with a threat of libel action).

I think he's just having fun while waiting for the clock to tick down to Sept.

Thanks widowan. I guess I should take this piece of writing as a black sense of humour

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Re: The sky is darkening/Blacksmith

Post  almostgothic on Sat 14 Jul - 18:55

Hi widowan - and good to have your input once again.

Yes, it's a lovely piece of topical satire (on paranoia, conspiracy, menace, all that stuff) following on from a previous article Should This Be Here, which draws together some of the multidimensional elements of the McCann story into a Chandleresque/Elmore Leonardesque blog noir.
Deliciously dark.


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Post  almostgothic on Sat 14 Jul - 20:03

Slightly off topic, but also in relation to justice seekers coming and going - if you were concerned about Nigel Moore (McCann Files) - he's fine and will be updating his site.

Comment 17 on here:
http://joana-morais.blogspot.com/2012/07/south-african-businessman-challenges.html#comment-form

Now that's worth a bit of dancing broccoli!

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Re: The sky is darkening/Blacksmith

Post  cherry1 on Sat 14 Jul - 20:07

It most certainly is, and also worth a dancing banana


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Post  Lillyofthevalley on Sat 14 Jul - 20:12

can I join in

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Re: The sky is darkening/Blacksmith

Post  Annabel on Sat 14 Jul - 20:37

http://steelmagnolia-steelmagnolia.blogspot.nl/2012/06/hammering-away-by-blacksmith.html

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Post  jd16 on Sat 14 Jul - 21:00

http://steelmagnolia-steelmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/mccannblacksmith-bureau-to-coin-phrase.html

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Rubbish

Post  Lioned on Sat 14 Jul - 21:10

I'm sorry but i think Blacksmith needs to go find a life beyond writing this drivel that only a very few seem to understand.

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Post  widowan on Sat 14 Jul - 21:37

Annabel wrote:http://steelmagnolia-steelmagnolia.blogspot.nl/2012/06/hammering-away-by-blacksmith.html

So interesting, the lawyer interrogating or deposing Rebeccah Brookes in the clip on that page.

She asked McCanns what they wanted in exchange for letting them serialize the Bewk - apart from half a million pounds, ish. They replied they wanted the case reopened. She said "Is that all?"

The Sun threatened the Home Office and Number 10 that if they did not reopen the case to review it they'd have a problem in the Sun - they expected Number 10 to support them because they'd supported Cameron in the election.

Lots of waffling but that's what it boils down to. Dominick Marrow, publisher of the Sun - as a result of the Sun's campaign the files would be reopened.

So why would the Sun do this - clearly the connection is between them and their power to get Cameron elected or not, they could influence him and did so - I don't think it's because they're involved in a pedo ring that they were "helping" McCanns - I think they knew the letter to Teresa May or Cameron on the front page, would sell papers and the review would sell papers and the serialization would sell papers and they couldn't have the serialization without pressuring the government, so they did.

She claims the politicos were convinced their arguments were correct and the re opening was the right thing to do - rather than to say that they bowed to pressure from the Sun...

That makes sense to me. It's very much always about the money with McCanns and they had a wonderful ally in Murdoch's people and of course politicians (it was the Sun wot won it) are notorious PR wh*res.

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Re: The sky is darkening/Blacksmith

Post  widowan on Sat 14 Jul - 21:45

almostgothic wrote:Hi widowan - and good to have your input once again.

Yes, it's a lovely piece of topical satire (on paranoia, conspiracy, menace, all that stuff) following on from a previous article Should This Be Here, which draws together some of the multidimensional elements of the McCann story into a Chandleresque/Elmore Leonardesque blog noir.
Deliciously dark.


From Steel Magnolias:

Let’s answer the question indirectly by going back to what the Blacksmith Bureau has been all about since its inception. As we’ve said over and over, we don’t claim to know what happened on May 3 – no theories, no clues and no accusations that the parents were involved in their child’s disappearance, the thesis mentioned on BBC’s Panorama recently. We agree, in a sense, with all those funny little defenders of the McCanns who claim that “nobody” knows what happened that night and the case is a mystery.


But we don’t deal primarily with the mysteries of the Madeleine McCann Case but with the evidence of the Madeleine McCann Affair, a quite different, though related, subject in which the child herself plays almost no part and with the parents at the centre, just as Kate McCann’s book Madeleine, a key primary source, has the parents at the centre, beginning and end, with the child consigned to a section of some twenty pages out of 383.


Unlike our elusive abductor the parents have been extremely visible, although it is a peculiar sort of visibility in which, as we mentioned yesterday, their prominence on our screens and pages is in sharp contrast to the shadows surrounding almost everything important that they actually do. Nevertheless their recorded words provide primary evidence about them.


And that is the rather lengthy answer to the question posed above: Kate and Gerry McCann are known and proven liars, utterly comfortable when deceiving, completely capable, as Kate McCann makes clear in her book, of not giving themselves away in public when acting a part.


And he gives quite a nice example of that, where Gerry claims he went to Portugal in January to meet with the police to cooperate with them whereas Kate says in her book on page 335 that he went to confer with libel attorneys.

"...really look at what can still be done in the search, we want to be, you know, looking positively, not backwards - looking forwards. 'Cause, you know, we want to find our daughter. It's pretty simple really."

The importance of looking forwards not backwards - god no, stay away from the night of the 3rd of May! - is central to the McCanns thesis and something Blacksmith comes back to time and again, he's really rather good at highlighting how their behavior does not line up with their statements or their statement on one day with another statement on another, or with the truth as it can be discerned elsewhere.

So despite not having any idea of what happened on the 3rd of May and not stating that McCanns killed Madeleine or allowed her to be stolen or hid her body or anything else, if someone glibly and repeatedly lies about something you are left to wonder why - and what else they are lying about.


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Post  Panda on Sat 14 Jul - 22:09

Annabel wrote:http://steelmagnolia-steelmagnolia.blogspot.nl/2012/06/hammering-away-by-blacksmith.html

Thanks Annabel , I thought the first Blacksmith article rather dark and wasn't even sure that Steel Magnolia was dead, all's well that ends well.

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Post  widowan on Sat 14 Jul - 22:20

The link to the clip with Gerry sitting and lying his @ss off about why they are there, the ongoing search for Madeleine - he clearly is what we'd call a bald faced liar. He lies smoothly. Not like Jane with her eyes rolling all over the room like a cornered rat as she invents and embellishes her sighting...

Kate, we all knew there was something fishy about your trip to Huelva. Why not just say we had to get out of the house, the police were coming to do forensics? She seems to feel that lying is justified, can you imagine what would happen if we told we truth? seems to be the rationale behind that.

So now we have the confirmed liar as an Ambassador for the Missing people thing. And I did look at that organization and they don't seem like any of the other ones you read about. Again, I think it'll be interesting to see what John Blacksmith makes of it, whether it's in his detective-noir theme or just his regular blog.

I suspect it'll be something more literary than Pat Brown's "unbef*ckinglievable" but as long as there's a paycheck involved and they an try to make themselves look good, McCanns are in.

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Post  Lioned on Sat 14 Jul - 22:23

I have never quite understood why these Bloggers have to write these 'great works of literature' on the back of a missing child.
Sure they may mean well and be as interested in the case as we are and offcourse it all helps to keep some form of discussion going when there is not much else news about.
I do like a bit of satire as well but if you want to go searching for 'Wally' then you can take up playing board games.

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Post  Guest on Sat 14 Jul - 22:36

Lioned wrote:I have never quite understood why these Bloggers have to write these 'great works of literature' on the back of a missing child.
Sure they may mean well and be as interested in the case as we are and offcourse it all helps to keep some form of discussion going when there is not much else news about.
I do like a bit of satire as well but if you want to go searching for 'Wally' then you can take up playing board games.

I'm with you, Lioned: Cut all the carp and just stick to the basics - and the mundane (for that is where the answers lie). Cast out also the "Class", the "Masons", the "Power" and all the Conspiracies.

This farrago is just a lie which grew like topsy. End. (Or "Period", for our US friends).

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Post  Lioned on Sat 14 Jul - 22:42

The End Is Nigh wrote:
Lioned wrote:I have never quite understood why these Bloggers have to write these 'great works of literature' on the back of a missing child.
Sure they may mean well and be as interested in the case as we are and offcourse it all helps to keep some form of discussion going when there is not much else news about.
I do like a bit of satire as well but if you want to go searching for 'Wally' then you can take up playing board games.

I'm with you, Lioned: Cut all the carp and just stick to the basics - and the mundane (for that is where the answers lie). Cast out also the "Class", the "Masons", the "Power" and all the Conspiracies.

This farrago is just a lie which grew like topsy. End. (Or "Period", for our US friends).

Exactly. The bottom line is that something is clearly not right,look at the basics and start again from there if you must.No other case has aroused so much suspicion.Go do some proper detective work,ask some questions.Simple isn't it really ?

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Post  Panda on Sat 14 Jul - 22:49



I think this whole case has rested on spin, spin, and more spin and it was a stroke of Genius that Clarence Mitchell was appointed to look after the
McCanns. His services are still required after 5 years when the McCanns are in a tricky situation , amazing really, I have never known a case like it.

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Sat 14 Jul - 22:53

I was reluctant to comment in case I was the only one who didn't understand. As the saying goes, better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Now I'm happen to own up and say me no understand!

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Post  widowan on Sat 14 Jul - 22:55

Bloggers aren't detectives - surely we don't think they ouht to "go do detective work?" Blacksmith is a writer. And he's done more to uncover the lies and attitudes of McCanns than most bloggers and many of the police. He puts it in a social context and has frequently brought up points that people had missed or want to discuss, although as he points out not the pros, because they aren't intellectually capable of challenging the points he makes such as when we're given cut and dried examples of Kate or Gerry or both of them point blank lying and without a whisker out of place.

Anyways, my belief is, if we cut all the cr@p there'd be nothing left, of the MM Affair, there IS nothing but cr@p.

SY has spent over 2M pounds of the people's money - surely if anyone should be doing detective work it's them, and if they can't find out what happened I doubt a blogger would have much luck at doing anything but what he is doing, which is look at what comes out of their own mouths and their own pens, and point out that they are lying... repeatedly.

I guess we can make of it what we will. He's not advertising on his blog or charging people to read it or be part of it. So he's not making money off the back of the child. Not like any site that has adverts, which in fact includes this one -not sure what the objection is to Blacksmith's contribution to this case?

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Post  Krisy22 on Sat 14 Jul - 22:56

Not Born Yesterday wrote:I was reluctant to comment in case I was the only one who didn't understand. As the saying goes, better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Now I'm happen to own up and say me no understand!


With you too NBY

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