A few weeks ago we wondered aloud about Ella and Abe’s end game: how do they imagine this hoax will end for them?
Watching their now-defunct blog, we were a bit bemused by their fixation on the results of their IPCC complaint. They appeared to believe that if the IPCC were to decide in their favour, the case would be re-opened and reinvestigated, their cockamamie story would be vindicated, and they’d regain custody of the children.
Of course, this is not how it works, but in Abrella Technicolour FantasyLand, almost anything is possible.
Currently on his Drifloud Twitter account, Abe has been hyper-focussing on the videos: the set that he and Ella took en route from Morocco to the UK, and the one that was recorded at his brother-in-law’s house.
Quite aside from the obvious question of why one would even bother to make such videos, rather than simply taking the children to the police and having them recite the stories in person (answer: because the police were never supposed to have become involved), we wonder why Abe is so worried (and apparently confused) about whether the police actually viewed the videos during their investigation.
According to this heavily annotated text from Mrs Justice Pauffley’s fact-finding hearing, DI Cannon states that he did not personally watch the Yaohirou videos.
But according to the CRIS report, DS Fernandez did watch the Yaohirou video…and noted that both the children and Ella sounded quite relaxed and not at all distressed about the horrendous abuse they’re describing:
Ultimately, though, whether the police listened to the Yaohirou videos or not, we’re left to wonder why Drifloud seems so determined to pick holes in the official story…and why the Abrella version seems to swing back and forth to fit their current whim.
What do they really think they’re achieving here? Surely their ‘legal team’, headed by Aseem Taj, would have informed them of the results they ought to expect from the IPCC complaint.
Do they think they have even the slightest chance of having the police go back and start to investigate the case from scratch? (And even if the police were to do such an unlikely thing, their investigation would doubtless point them toward a more thorough consideration of Abe’s abuse of the children—so he should probably count his blessings that the IPCC complaint won’t have that effect.)
More to the point, do Abe and Ella actually think they have a snowball’s chance in hell of Ella having contact, let alone custody, of the children again? They were removed from her custody due to her failure to protect them from Abe; she no longer lives in the country, and has shown no desire to even bother gracing the custody hearing with her presence.
What, then, is the point of all this huffing and prancing and posturing?
From where we sit, it looks an awful lot like two things are happening:
- As long as Abe/Drifloud keeps casting doubt upon the police investigation, he can keep the attention of the outer-fringe conspiraloons on Twitter and YouTube. They lap this stuff up, especially when it’s seasoned with a nice dash of Masonic and/or Jewish and/or Babylonian and/or Satanic paedophilia. That’s enough to keep the nutters hooked in almost indefinitely. And…
- Abrella have lost and they know it, and so they’re determined to exact revenge on RD. A huge part of their ranting seems to focus on their hatred of him—because on some level, whether they admit it to themselves or not, they know they’ve come to the end of the road.
Eventually, though, they’ll run out of steam, their audience will tire of their antics, and they’ll become little more than a sorry footnote in the annals of conspiranoid fuckwittery.