Since I don't believe Patsy planned this in advance, I have to give her...credit? When it comes to the ransom letter, she showed a lot of composure just getting it done.<quoted text>
The excerpt from Foster's report stops just before his comments about the phrase "deviation of my instructions." I have never heard someone say "deviation OF my instructions" and it appears nowhere else in print (that I can find, anyway). People say and write "deviation from" unless they're talking statistics. I know Foster considers this phrase to be important.
My view of Patsy continues to evolve. Foster, according to Thomas, said that the note exhibited instances of clever and sophisticated wordplay.(I'm paraphrasing.) Would someone like that really expect the police to be fooled by "small foreign faction," "bussiness" and "posession"? Surely having burned through multiple drafts, a clever writer would have come up with something more convincing. If she wanted to.
For the sake of argument, bear with me:
After a busy Thanksgiving-to-Christmas season, complete with shopping, travel, performance and pageant activities for JonBenet, usual schedules like school and Boy Scouts for both kids, multiple parties for Patsy, John's company, family, and friends, Christmas Day excitement, preparing for yet another 2 trips right up until bedtime that night, she's presented with an all night, worst-case scenario for any parent.
Again, imagine if you will, that Patsy's precious pageant princess has just had her skull cracked in half, and the stressful issue of the ongoing sexual abuse Patsy's been (obviously) mishandling for some period of time before this is again front-and-center as part of a now seemingly insurmountable nightmare: what to do, what to do?
One more element is critical: the clock is ticking. With the pilot planning take-off around 7 a.m.; with the Big Kids flying to Minnesota and expecting the Ramseys to pick them up a few hours later; with Burke there and not many ways to hide the devastation of what's really going on from him for long without risking him spilling the beans himself at some point after the phone starts ringing; and realizing that very soon there will no longer be a way to delay the inevitable issue of "Where's JonBenet?": I personally cannot imagine how Patsy came up with the plan she did.
The woman was a criminal genius.
I can't fathom the bizarre and distorted thinking that went on in the house that night. I do believe there was "help" of some kind, via cell phone. And I do believe it was the Ramsey money and influence that resulted in the obstruction of the investigation that kept their dirty little secrets from surfacing long enough to give Hunter time to destroy the case from the D.A's Office end of it.
So I can't say why Patsy wrote what she did in that note, just that the language and handwriting analysis leads me to believe she wrote it. I can speculate based on logic and reason, but considering the circumstances as I've presented them in the above scenario, there are too many factors and unknowns for me argue too hard with logic and reason about the thinking behind it, word for word.
I've certainly dissected it, as have we all, down to the punctuation and letter format. But it will forever remain and enigma unless John Ramsey decides to put this mystery to rest. I won't hold my breath.
Otherwise, there's no rational, 100% correct explanation for it because that night was pure, controlled insanity, IMO.
That's what I think the letter represents.
Just my opinion, of course.