Sunday, December 02, 2007

HERR SCHREIBER: AN ENEMY OF THE STATE


Karlheinz Schreiber is not a sympathetic character. At least, not naturally.
We suspect that at least, he is a rogue and charlatan from what we have read and heard in several books and countless newspaper and media reports. He has the appearance of a - well - a gorgoyle.


Schreiber


But as Herr Schreiber says about himself, although he was born ugly, he is not stupid.
At the moment, as we all know, Schreiber has become the chief tormentor of another gorgoyle-like figure, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.


Mulroney

Whether or not Mr. Mulroney is ugly is not for me to judge. However, at the very least, he does seem to have had moments of stupidity.

For example, he has admitted to receiving from Herr Schreiber shortly after leaving office as Prime Minister of Canada, three cash payments of $100,000 each in 3 different hotel rooms in murky circumstances that Parliament, and soon a public inquiry will attempt to uncover.

Schreiber is facing very serious charges - in Germany - the land of his birth where he had some very serious pals, including an ex-Chancellor of Germany and conservative politician in the Reagan-Thatcher mould, Helmut Kohl, who presided in that post for 16 years.

It is to face those charges that he has been ordered extradited to Germany. If he faces justice in the fatherland, chances are he will languish in jail there for many years to come. And so, at 73, he would just as soon stay in his beloved adopted homeland, Canada.

Herr Schreiber has been a Canadian citizen for several years, and while here has had many friends in high places as well as a colourful career. One of his first political adventures in Canada was to help dislodge Joe Clark from the leadership of the now-defunct Progressive Conservative Party. This led the way to his former pal Mulroney ascending to power in 1984.

Another adventure was Schreiber's engineering a sweetheart deal - for him and his pals - wherein Air Canada bought a number of passenger jets from Airbus Industries for whom Schreiber was shilling back in the good old days when Tory Frank Moores was on the Air Canada Board and 'Britan' Mulroney was Prime Minister.

So no wonder Schreiber has a soft spot in his heart for his adopted homeland. Apart from it being a safe haven, it has been full of adventure and considerable profit.

Enter the Prime Minister, Bush's pal Steve Harper.


Although relations were icy at first between Harper and Mulroney, over the past year or so there has been a definite thaw. In his perpetual quest for acceptance and rehabilitation, Mulroney said some good things about Harper. Harper, looking to soften his image as the hard-right neocon we all know he is, found it convenient to embrace Mulroney and to intimate to the public that he and Mulroney are so palsy-walsy that he is even receiving counsel from Mulroney from time to time.


For Herr Schreiber, this was good news. His old friend Mulroney, could perhaps use a little of his vaunted Irish charm and blarney on the stern and driven ideologue and perhaps head off the unwanted trip back to Deutscheland.


Alas, it was not to be. In the minds of both Mulroney and Stevie, Schreiber - a Canadian citizen - was not only expendable. They wanted him out. And they were prepared to go to any length to get him out. Without Schreiber, there would be no meaningful Parliamentary or public inquiry into the 300 grand, or any other nefarious dealings between Schreiber and his Conservative friends in high places.


How far would they go? Well, as the greatest Prime Minister of Canada of all-time once said, "Just watch me."

Well, watch this:


Karlheinz Schreiber, a Canadian citizen, with no criminal record in Canada or elsewhere, who has paid his income taxes in Canada for several years, who wants to stay in this country as opposed to returning to Germany, who has fought extradition for several years, who has never run away from Canadian justice, who with his wife makes his home in Canada, is transported to Ottawa in leg-irons, handcuffed, in an orange prison jump-suit, and deprived of his belt such that his pants fall down while television cameras record his total humiliation for millions to see, all of which is brought to you by the good offices of the Harper government.

This is what happens to enemies of the state in Harper's Canada. Karlheinz Schreiber has become an enemy of the state in Canada. His former conservative friends in high places fear he knows too much.

10 comments:

Dirk Gibson said...

This is what happens to enemies of the state in Harper's Canada. Karlheinz Schreiber has become an enemy of the state in Canada. His former conservative friends in high places fear he knows too much.

Gosh, you took so much time on this post, what with the pictures and cartoons and everything, it is too bad when the reader gets to your big conclusion, they are given a big lie. Mr. Schreiber is under control of the Speaker of the House, not Harper nor the RCMP nor the Gestapo :

Schreiber is in Ottawa under the authority of Commons Speaker Peter Milliken. Despite requests by some opposition MPs that Schreiber be kept under house arrest while he is here to give evidence at the ethics committee, Milliken has ruled that he must stay at the local detention centre.

Star Article

The police officers are not RCMP as you suggest but rather officers from the local detention center.

And you used to practice law? Yikes.

Darryl Raymaker said...

Dick

Millikin is doing the bidding of the government and conservatives like you know it.

As far as the RCMP is concerned, I make no apologies for the gaffe. Their behaviour of late has been outrageous and you know that too. So if I mistook their deeds this time, its evens up things for the times that I should have been on their case and wasn't. For which I am truly regretful.

Harper and Muldoon want Schreiber in Germany and the sooner the better. And you know that too.

DJR

Dirk Gibson said...

Millikin is doing the bidding of the government and conservatives like you know it.

Milliken is the Liberal member from Kingston and the Islands. Are you suggesting Harper's secret plan to get Schreiber out of the country also includes the Liberal Party of Canada? Are they in on this too? And how about the Supreme Court of Ontario? They are the last ones to speak on this matter and they ruled that Schreiber should be sent packing forthwith to Germany to face the myriad of charges against him. I guess the Supreme Court of Ontario is doing Harper's bidding as well... This is quite a conspiracy you have uncovered.

Darryl Raymaker said...

Dick

Milliken is the Speaker and he holds the job thanks primarily to Harper, who in case you didn't notice, is the Prime Minister of the Government.

The Supreme Court of Ontario did their job. Now we can allow Schreiber, a Canadian citizen, the opportunity to see if the Supreme Court of Canada does its job.

You Conservatives are sure rough on your pals when you don't need them anymore!

DJR

Dirk Gibson said...

Milliken is the Speaker and he holds the job thanks primarily to Harper, who in case you didn't notice, is the Prime Minister of the Government.

The Speaker of the House is elected by secret ballot by all other members of the House. His being elected has nothing to do with Harper or whoever the current PM happens to be. Nice try though.

They wanted [Schreiber] out. And they were prepared to go to any length to get him out.

So where are we with your original assertion? We know Schreiber was ordered extradited and the papers were signed by Liberal Irwin Cotler. We know Schreiber is now being "mis-treated" in shackles at the hand of Liberal House Leader Peter Milliken. We know the Supreme Court of Ontario has ruled Schreiber should be sent packing.

Tell us again, with details, how Harper is doing everything he can to get Schreiber out of the country.

Darryl Raymaker said...

Dick

I will try to inform you one last time. Bush's pal Steve Harper has the most seats in the House and so forms the government comprised of his party. So even you can understand that he and his govt carry the most stroke with the Feds.

Cotler signing the papers for Herr Schreiber's extradition, has nothing to do with Schreiber being deprived of his right to appeal and bail pending appeal, which Harper would so dearly love to deprive him of.

And if you believe that Harper does not influence his members to vote for Harper's choice for speaker, you probably believe that Muldoon took the money from Schreiber for a pasta business.

And Milliken is not House Leader. He's the goddamn speaker and it is the best job he's ever had or ever will have, and he doesn't want to lose it. And he has it courtesy of your pal Steve Harper. Get it??

And finally, Harper's own Justice Minister said he had no power to prevent the extradition pending appeal, when in fact he did. He could have gone to the speaker. Had others not gone to the speaker to prevent Schreiber from being sent to the fatherland, there would be no inquiries, and Muldoon would have escaped again only slightly tarnished. Stevie was too clever by half.

So,
Good bye Dickie boy.

Dirk Gibson said...

Cotler signing the papers for Herr Schreiber's extradition, has nothing to do with Schreiber being deprived of his right to appeal and bail pending appeal, which Harper would so dearly love to deprive him of.

Schreiber has been on bail for the last 8 years. And CTV is reporting the government will not stand in his way in attaining bail this week. He has also had appeal after appeal and another is under way this time to the Supreme Court of Canada. The government is not forcing things one way or another on this file; they are letting the system run its course. Get it??

Much like your original accusation that the RCMP are now Harper's personal thugs used to rough up folks he doesn't like, this too is complete BS.

Darryll, you are not too clever by half.

Darryl Raymaker said...

dick

At least spell my name right.

Dame said...

Hell this is the best description out of hundreds..and the conclusion is obvious. Mulden is a Crook.

I Came here a little late but as usual I am in Full agreement with the Post.

I would like to add two small points ..
One is Shreiber is way Too dangerous To the Conservatives and here or In Germany it doesn't matter .. his Binders are small time Bombs ... that is why it was a Big dilemma for The Government to Keep him or Toss Him out. Ever wondered why Shreiber managed to stay in Canada for a long Time??? I Think Harper and the Crooked RCMP Brass had something to do with it..

I wonder how is he still alive???? he is a Huge problem as long as he lives.

The Other point I want To make ..this is the first time Harper lost Control over the events ..he cannot control How this all will unfold any more.....
no wonder he is in volatile mood swings recently... Too many plates are up in the air hehehehe .

Good .

marta

Darryl Raymaker said...

Agreed Marta!

Darryl