Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Robin Mathews to Stephane Dion: your BC Liberal team has enemies all over the place
Robin Mathews writes passionately, politically, and at length this week about the federal Liberal Party of Canada and the B.C. Liberal Party. The complete story is at: Vive le Canada. Posted below is the segment which deals with events surrounding Basi, Virk, and Basi at the centre of The Legislature Raids. We owe Robin immense thanks for his analysis of the events which shape our civil society. And no, it isn't always a pretty picture. - BC Mary.
Full story at Vive le Canada. Excerpt begins here:
SIXTH PART. THE RCMP RAIDS ON BC LEGISLATURE OFFICES. AFTERMATH.
..... To be loyal to Gordon Campbell Liberalism, for instance, as Christy Clark showed she was, and as Mark Marissen did too - is to be as far from Canadian liberalism and even from the best of Canadian Liberalism as it is possible to be.
I said "things spill over. Nastily, Unpredictably." Look at it. Gordon Campbell sold B.C. Rail in a dirty, secret set of sell-outs. He needed help. He got it. Some people were chased and charged - but no one in the Campbell cabinet or among the close "outsiders" was touched. Christy Clark's brother is said to have been found by the RCMP with cabinet documents he shouldn't have had. So?
The RCMP has been accused of obstructing release of evidence to the Defence in the Basi, Basi, Virk trial. So?
The Special Prosecutor, William Berardino, was once a partner of the Attorney General in the Gordon Campbell government who appointed him to deal with all things connected to the Legislature raids - and Berardino has not been famous for pushing the trial forward or for finding elite Liberals to charge. So?
So there have to be bad feelings all over the place.
Basi, Basi, and Virk, the three men charged as a result of the legislature "raids" (and their associates), moreover, are not beloved by all of the Indo-Canadian community. Many are furious at the dirty deal given Herb Dhaliwal and the smear delivered to the Indo-Canadian community by the bulk membership scandals and the criminal charges against the three connected to the legislature raids. Some Indo-Canadians wouldn't mind at all balancing up the score. Some would feel they'd done a good day's work if they could deck Mark Marissen.
Stephane Dion's B.C. team has enemies all over the place. And one of those enemies - it is possible to speculate - might be able at some time to step into the public arena with new evidence to re-ignite the claim that the Liberal Party is too dirty to be the government of Canada.
Stephane Dion has a fight on his hands whatever happens, for the Hard Right, the George Bush Canadians want power as they've never wanted it before. They want to hold on to reactionary power in a reactionary time. They will be very happy to say: "Okay, show us the rules, and we'll show you how to use them fraudulently to get power".
As well, with no connection whatever to the Stephen Harper party, Auditor General Sheila Fraser could drop a new, tasty piece of information about Martin-time corruption, just as the election starts.
As well, with no connection whatever to the Stephen Harper party, Beverly Busson, Stephen Harper's "interim" choice as RCMP Commissioner who is filling disgraced Guiliano Zaccardelli's position, might just start, publicly, (as Zaccardelli did before her) a criminal investigation of an innocent top Liberal, in the midst of the election.
Beverly Busson was B.C. top cop through what I call "the fraudulent RCMP investigation and trial of Glen Clark, B.C. premier". She was appointed Deputy Commissioner during Zaccardelli's time as Commissioner, so he must have approved of her. She had nothing to say when my complaint (over the Glen Clark investigation) to the Commissioner of Public Complaints Against the RCMP was wrongfully closed down by two of her experienced officers. She was top cop the years (2004-2006) the RCMP was, allegedly, stalling the Basi, Basi, Virk case and failing to find any other suspects than the three Indo-Canadians.
Why did Stephen Harper appoint her?
Because a reactionary government always likes (a) wars, (b) paramilitary power (c) a tamed and cooperative police force, (d) and every sign that IT is running the police. Stephen Harper liked being seen with Guiliano Zaccardelli. Harper's appointment of Beverly Busson as successor looks almost too reactionary to be true.
If Stephane Dion has his head screwed on tight, he'll change his B.C. tactics. He'll come to B.C., meet ordinary people and offer real "liberal" options for future policy. He won't stay at Mark Marissen's and Christy Clark's "downtown Vancouver home". He won't spend time in Gordon Campbell's company. In fact, he'll ask Marissen and Clark to take a two-year trip abroad, somewhere, anywhere - far from Canada. He'll ask them to drop out of their connections to the Liberal Party - and to get lost, maybe in Yvkusigsatt, or Torva, or Tonlerepou.
Quite simply - and primarily - because of the ugly political atmosphere in B.C., Dion would be smart to ask that favour even if Mark Marissen is as pure as the driven snow, without a flaw, unmarked by error, a model of political purity.
If, however, there is only a thin wall protecting some elite Liberals in B.C. from incriminating information, and if that wall comes down - and there is dirt, and it is close to or touches Mark Marissen, Stephane Dion should watch out. The cry will be: "Look at them. Look at the guy. Dion's right hand man. His leadership campaign manager, his co-chair for the Liberal Party election campaign. Still up to the old Liberal tricks. Still the dirty Liberals".
The lighted fuse to a B.C. Liberal keg of dynamite could reach its destination and everything good Dion wants for Canada could be blown off the face of the earth.
Thank you, Robin.
I think maybe they shouldn't close Guantanamo, they should use it to house the Bush Crime Family, the Harper Government and the Campbell Crime Family. Reading Robin's illuminating postings makes one wonder if it is time to stock up on ammunition. It's a wonder anyone can get near Victoria or Ottawa without gagging on the smell.
You really have to do something about your shyness. Have you sought treatment? Perhaps one day soon, you will have regained your ability to speak out passionately on any political subject. Good luck, friend.
P.S. I assume that by "ammunition" in this context, you refer to that which is used traditionally in horse hockey?