Sunday, September 14, 2008
Robert Murat: What are you thinking?
at 3:37 PM
I was always curious about Robert Murat because I never saw him speak, but he spoke publicly in late July. Here is his interview. You can watch him on video, or read the transcript which I also provide (below).
Did you know that Murat has been cleared of his suspect "arguido" status like the Kate and Gerry McCann?
Murat wants arquido explanation
Murat:Read moreThis interview is a real hair-raiser for me. The day I saw it, I had to get up and walk away. It really bothered me.
I would like to know ... ah... why... um... uh... I was made an arguido...ah..because ah, sincerely, I don't understand I... why I was made an arguido. Um...yeah, I would like to find out. I would like to find out.
Would there be satisfaction or anger... (inaudible...if you understand this please send me the text).
Well, I can't really answer that because, ah, they may have, ...they may have had, um............they may have felt, should I say, that...that there was a reason to do it, and if there's a justifiable reason to make me an arguido, um, then... I have to look at it and be sensible about it. Um, it doesn't help in anyway shape or form, me, um, here, 14 months down the line, ah, still an arguido, but that is the law of Portugal. Now this happened in Portugal and as much as we do not like how the legal system works in Portugal, this is their legal system and they are doing their job.
Five days before the date of the above video (and transcript), Murat won a lawsuit against the press for libel, and spoke out. He said "The newspapers in this case brought about the total and utter destruction of mine and my families life, and caused immense distress". Notice how he reads from a script?
This makes absolute sense if Murat is a victim here, and was unjustly looked at for a crime he didn't commit.
Fast forward five days (in this video), Murat confirms he is still being looked at as an "arguido" though news was already circulating that he would likely be cleared in the near future. With that, Murat tells us he wants to know why he was made an arguido.
Naturally, we should expect the same response in this video as when Murat talked about the libel suit. After all, if the police inaccurately labeled him an arguido, this is what caused the media frenzy, and ultimately what would have caused the destruction of Murat's life, and where his deepest wounds and anger would reside.
With that, we should see a man who is feeling violated, misunderstood and unjustly treated. Is this what we see when we watch Murat speak here?
What we see, instead, is a man who is enjoying the spotlight. You'd think in this interview that Murat was sitting down for an afternoon tea, and not a serious conversation about how his life was ruined. He is enjoying speculating and bantering about this whole scenario as if it had no implications for him, yet he readily acknowledges he is still a suspect. Look at how he smirks and grins.
More importantly, we don't see any distress, or feelings of violation. We don't see anger for all the pain he has supposedly had to endure. We don't see a hint that this is a man who was wrongly looked at, put under the microscope, called a suspect and had his life destroyed as he says himself.
I am flabbergasted to say the least. His behavior is a complete contradiction to the circumstances that he wants us to believe here. It is totally different than the script he read out to the media after he won his libel suit, but it shouldn't be.
It's one thing not to be bothered by the entire frenzy and to ignore it because he knows he is innocent, and that the police couldn't possibly have anything on him. It's quite another to tell us it devastated his life and to go after the press, but to then turn around and act like it was no big deal, and entertain that if the Portuguese police had reason to call him a suspect that they are just "doing their job" and that he should be "sensible" about it, is absurd.
It's flat out pompous.
If the police inaccurately labeled you a suspect, would you ever entertain such nonsense?
I can't believe I am even seeing this arrogance.
Is that how you would feel if you have been wrongly looked at as a suspect for an entire year? After the police searched your house multiple times? After your life was supposedly ruined, and the media trashed your name around the world?
If shoddy detective work destroyed your life, was inaccurate or faulty, I can be 100% confident in saying that you'd never go there. It defies logic. It's like asking the devil to take a closer look at you and beat you, unjustifiably, just one more time.
What injured man does this? Is Murat really a victim here?
Look at this sentence:
I can't really answer that because, ah, they may have, ...they may have had, um............they may have felt, should I say, that...that there was a reason to do it...When you watch Murat speak here, he is talking naturally up until he says the words "they may have..." At that point, something stops him. You can clearly see his thought process stop and hesitate, and then he switch gears.
Was Murat actually thinking the police may have had reason or evidence to call him a suspect? Is he curious because he wants to know what they have, knowing they haven't had enough to charge him in 14 months?
If there is one person on this earth who should never have doubts about Murat's innocence, it should be Robert Murat himself. Instead he is playing the "What if game..." with us....begging us to look at him closer.
It gives me the chills, that's for sure.
It's a cockiness at a level that I don't recall seeing before. It's downright arrogant and flippant, like someone who thinks they are smarter than everyone.
Has Murat outsmarted the system? It sure makes you wonder...