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Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  Wintabells on Wed 16 Jan - 21:33

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

What might this mean?

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  Chris on Wed 16 Jan - 22:30

IMO He is implying the McC's intend backing down next week. I would be surprised.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  Not Born Yesterday on Wed 16 Jan - 22:40

I have given up trying to understand Blacksmith myself but I really do hope that Chris is right with his (?) interpretation and that this is what happens.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  Loopdaloop on Wed 16 Jan - 23:41

I wonder if Amaral and Bennett have been in contact.
We know that Pat Browns been helping.

I hope there is a group of people backstage all helping each other out.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  almostgothic on Thu 17 Jan - 10:27

Chris wrote:IMO He is implying the McC's intend backing down next week. I would be surprised.

That's my take on it too. And it would be surprising, given the McCanns' relentless pursuit of their perceived 'enemies'.

We're days away from the beginning of the trial. So I'm intrigued - on two counts.
WHY?
And WHY NOW?

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  Me on Thu 17 Jan - 12:19

But that's exactly what he has just said in his libel diary piece this morning:

http://blacksmithbureau.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/libel-diarythursday-morning-january-17.html

Thursday, 17 January 2013
Libel diary–Thursday morning January 17

John Blacksmith writes: I've experienced plenty of shocking events in my time and survived encounters with a number of monsters but I'm willing to confess that I read Kate McCann's Madeleine with something approaching horror.

The stormy and unpredictable violence of her personality, her inability to conceive of anyone's needs beyond her own, her failure ever to write about, or confront the memory of, her oldest child as a real human being, confining herself instead to recalling and describing photographs and images of her daughter in a pattern of clinical aberration, were troubling enough. Then there was the extraordinary risk she was taking in setting out a version of events that people close to her, particularly her Portuguese lawyer and his assistant, knew to be untrue. What, I wondered, was she thinking as she sat alone at her desktop, somehow constructing a narrative on several different levels at once, addressing simultaneously the police who she knew would be reading her book, her seven friends and her family who had seen a very different Kate McCann, the journalists who she had used to subvert the investigation so successfully and, finally, the "public" itself? Perhaps she'd convinced herself that the latter, whose support in the UK had carried her through so many dangerous passages, was the only one that mattered and would continue to keep her impregnable and wrote accordingly. Even creepier was the sense that one gets from certain Nabokov books, including Lolita – the feeling that at times you can hear a ghostly voice hidden somewhere behind the narrative, laughing at the challenge of deceiving the audience.

For the book reveals that Kate McCann is quite mad. That was why I softened the end of the review I wrote for the McCann Files: the exposure of her madness was so raw and discomfiting that it made me pause at the impact my own writings might have on what passes publicly for her personality if she read them.

Sympathy for a sick person might be in order then. Except.

Except for her ruthlessness in her own interests illustrated by the psychotic pursuit of Goncalo Amaral in which she used everything she had, the wealth her public fans had provided, the support and sympathy of people who believed in her, the dirty newspapers like the Mirror willing to collude in the plot and the unrelenting viciousness at her core, to destroy him. "Destroy", for once, means what it says. As does "Kafkaesque". The assault that she and her tight-mouthed accomplice sprang on Amaral, the nightmare in which they trapped him and the relentless way they upped the pursuit month by month could easily have driven a lesser man to suicide.

While Kate McCann was whining to the UK media at the unfair fate she had suffered, I was hearing how her campaign had claimed its first victim – Amaral's wife having a complete breakdown and telling her beleaguered husband that even if he was right she simply couldn't stand the terror of it any more: both the pain and the odds against them were too great, he had to seek out the McCanns and settle. She was an innocent victim in the way the whiner never was but that cut no ice with Kate McCann: she was just an object to be trodden on and squashed in her pursuit of her enemy.

That pursuit has failed. The McCanns are going to settle on Amaral's terms and that means it's the beginning of the end of six years of lies and deception. No, I can't evoke even a touch of sympathy for them: they have acted wickedly and now they are going to pay.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  margaret on Thu 17 Jan - 12:46

Thanks Me.

The real Blacksmith appears to be back! The coherant one who gets straight to the point.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  almostgothic on Thu 17 Jan - 12:54

Thanks, Me!

And what can I say?
Wow ...... just wow ......

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  wjk on Thu 17 Jan - 13:26

margaret wrote:Thanks Me.

The real Blacksmith appears to be back! The coherant one who gets straight to the point.

almostgothic wrote:Thanks, Me!

And what can I say?
Wow ...... just wow ......


I really hope this is true!!
And he seems pretty confident in what he is saying.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  AnnaEsse on Thu 17 Jan - 13:33

wjk wrote:
margaret wrote:Thanks Me.

The real Blacksmith appears to be back! The coherant one who gets straight to the point.

almostgothic wrote:Thanks, Me!

And what can I say?
Wow ...... just wow ......


I really hope this is true!!
And he seems pretty confident in what he is saying.

I haven't seen any rumours, but I don't think Blacksmith would publish that without having good reason to believe it.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  jd16 on Thu 17 Jan - 14:01

AnnaEsse wrote:
I haven't seen any rumours, but I don't think Blacksmith would publish that without having good reason to believe it.

This depends on who he really is. He is more than likely an observer without any real inside knowledge, and with a past record of aggressively attacking people who questioned the mccanns 'story' and lets not forget how disgusting he was to SteelMagnolia wishing her death before she passed away...time will tell his true colours

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  almostgothic on Thu 17 Jan - 15:25

And another one ... (my bold)

Thursday, 17 January 2013
Libel Diary, afternoon January 17

The reason for the rumours we alluded to yesterday is, of course, the desperate straits that good old Team McCann is in. They have no choice but to settle but they believe they can minimise the damage if only they can spin it and muffle it enough to leave them a shred of credibility, though events in Algeria came a little too soon to bury the settlement in the sand. The trouble is that, just as in Lisbon in January 2010, so many people have been enlisted in the salvage effort that it's been impossible to plug the leaks.

The spin you will receive, unless the McCanns decide to change it in the light of what they're reading here, is that funds being low and the needs of the search so great – once it resumes – they are no longer willing to waste money and will let bygones be bygones in order to preserve the fund's assets.

Bullshit.

Duarte has told them that they cannot possibly win.
Not only are they not dropping the case to save money but they are even now in negotiations to try and reduce the financial demands being made by Goncalo Amaral's defence team. Every national editor in England is aware of these negotiations but true to their performance since 2008 they aren't saying a word – yet. Not even Kier Simmons, bless him. Anyone want to tweet him for his views about the dreadful rumours from the dreadful ignoramuses of the internet?

And while they have their phones in their hands perhaps they'll tweet Clarence Mitchell to ask if he still believes he has a future in the Tory party and how he feels about Amaral's intended pursuit – of him. Go on, ask him.

http://blacksmithbureau.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/libel-diary-afternoon-january-17.html

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  jd16 on Thu 17 Jan - 15:40

And while they have their phones in their hands perhaps they'll tweet Clarence Mitchell to ask if he still believes he has a future in the Tory party and how he feels about Amaral's intended pursuit – of him. Go on, ask him.

Without trying to be a killjoy, we don't have any other source for Blacksmiths information. How does his know GA's intentions? I do hope Blacksmith is correct but waiting for more proof of what he says

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  almostgothic on Thu 17 Jan - 15:51

Someone has tweeted Clarrie. Let's see if he replies!

@mitch_1uk ClarenceMitchell you still believe you have a future in t Tory party&how do you feel about Amarals intended pursuit of U

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  Guest on Thu 17 Jan - 16:06

Kier Bawheid Simmons spent an entire morning trying to tell me on twitter that "Reabrir" didn't mean "reopen". I suggested he invest in a Pt-English dictionary from The Works at a mere £1.99, where anyone could look it up and see for themselves. Then he called me a troll and said I was deliberately trying to start an argument. Eejit.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  chrissie on Thu 17 Jan - 16:10

I hope Blacksmith is right but am keeping an open mind.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  Lioned on Thu 17 Jan - 16:19

Just remember Coldwater !

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  marxman on Thu 17 Jan - 16:28

I think that the Mccanns have eventually arrived
at the end of their brinkmanship. A tactic they
have used successfully to date, but will, I hope
illustrate how dangerous such a tactic is when
faced with a more determined and couragous
opposition such as GM and TB. The brink has
now appeared and I think the laws of gravity
will hopefully do the rest.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  Guest on Thu 17 Jan - 16:39

Lioned wrote:Just remember Coldwater !

AFAIK none of what Coldwater posted has been actually disproved. He just stopped posting after he was outed and got into trouble with his employers.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  Guest on Thu 17 Jan - 17:02

jd16 wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:
I haven't seen any rumours, but I don't think Blacksmith would publish that without having good reason to believe it.

This depends on who he really is. He is more than likely an observer without any real inside knowledge, and with a past record of aggressively attacking people who questioned the mccanns 'story' and lets not forget how disgusting he was to SteelMagnolia wishing her death before she passed away...time will tell his true colours

Yes indeed: Two almost diametrically opposite and self-contradictory characters in one body.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  Guest on Thu 17 Jan - 17:05

The End Is Nigh wrote:
jd16 wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:
I haven't seen any rumours, but I don't think Blacksmith would publish that without having good reason to believe it.

This depends on who he really is. He is more than likely an observer without any real inside knowledge, and with a past record of aggressively attacking people who questioned the mccanns 'story' and lets not forget how disgusting he was to SteelMagnolia wishing her death before she passed away...time will tell his true colours

Yes indeed: Two almost diametrically opposite and self-contradictory characters in one body.

If, indeed, it is only one person.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  Guest on Thu 17 Jan - 17:07

Quite.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  Carolina on Thu 17 Jan - 17:08

jd16 wrote:
And while they have their phones in their hands perhaps they'll tweet Clarence Mitchell to ask if he still believes he has a future in the Tory party and how he feels about Amaral's intended pursuit – of him. Go on, ask him.

Without trying to be a killjoy, we don't have any other source for Blacksmiths information. How does his know GA's intentions? I do hope Blacksmith is correct but waiting for more proof of what he says

Believe me, Blacksmith knows what he is talking about.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  Guest on Thu 17 Jan - 17:10

That's encouraging, Carolina.

A shame Blacksmith dents his own credibility at times, though: It's hard to know which of his offerings to have faith in these days.

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Re: Blacksmith - Rumours, what rumours? 16th Jan 2013

Post  wjk on Thu 17 Jan - 17:25

Carolina wrote:
jd16 wrote:
And while they have their phones in their hands perhaps they'll tweet Clarence Mitchell to ask if he still believes he has a future in the Tory party and how he feels about Amaral's intended pursuit – of him. Go on, ask him.

Without trying to be a killjoy, we don't have any other source for Blacksmiths information. How does his know GA's intentions? I do hope Blacksmith is correct but waiting for more proof of what he says

Believe me, Blacksmith knows what he is talking about.

Carolina, thank you

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