Wednesday, December 12, 2007
The Unseen Angle
American - Canadian Acid Rain Agreement. Support for Nelson Mandela to end Apartheid in South Africa. The reunification of East and West Germany. The introduction of televised Question Period in the House Of Commons. Helping to stop the genocide of innocent Muslims at the hands of the Bosnian Serbs. The liberation of Kuwait. These are just six of the accomplishments of the Progressive Conservative government of Brian Mulroney. Of all the things that we are expected to believe of Karlheinz Schreiber's testimony in front of the ethics committee, it is perhaps easiest to understand why he felt it was important for the Progressive Conservative's to regain the trust of Canadians and once again lead this great nation. Apparently, the governments of Germany and France felt the same way. After reading and watching just about every news item dealing with this topic, the one question that hasn't been asked about this whole affair is: "What if Schreiber's telling the truth?" Whatever trail you choose to follow regarding how Mulroney got $300,000.00 from Mr. Schreiber, none has yet to prove that any law was broken. That's a lot of bones, but it doesn't make a graveyard. So why didn't Mulroney admit that he got $300,000.00 from Schreiber? The answer is so obvious that everyone's missing it. Mulroney wasn't asked if he received any money from Schreiber for future consulting work. He was asked if he was paid any money for kickbacks from Airbus. In the legal world, wouldn't those be two completely different things? The proper answers, based on the sworn testimony of Schreiber and statements from Mulroney, are respectfully "yes" and "no". So if Mulroney was asked if he accepted any Airbus kickbacks, why would he mention transactions that weren't related? Why would anybody? Which leads to today's testimony. If Schreiber is being sincere, then there is definately the possibility that a conspiracy existed to remove Schreiber from his position of influence of politicians in both Canada and Europe. Who would have to gain from his removal? For starters, those companies that lost out to Airbus. If Canadian, German and French officials could be bought, why couldn't it happen again from politicians that had something to gain by the fallout? Just something to think about for the sake of excersizing your brain.