Guttenberg Case Dropped
It’s a major slap in the face for those liberals who tried to destroy his political career. It’s also a powerful demonstration of the power of those hidden elites in Germany who pull the strings behind the political scene.
In its summation of findings relating to charges of plagiarism brought against Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, the Bavarian court prosecutor found (November 23):
Copyright protects mainly the exploitation of the rights of authors and, therefore, their economic interests. In this present case, the economic damage of the copyright is violated but only marginally. The accused has no previous convictions and received for himself no economic benefits from his doctoral thesis. Therefore, the court and prosecutors have come to the conclusion that a payment of €20,000 to support a nonprofit public institution will eliminate any need for prosecution. This has been agreed to by the defendant and the said money has already been paid, so that the investigation was suspended by the prosecutor court and the case brought to finality.
Horst Seehoffer, leader of Guttenberg’s political party, the Christian Social Union, commenting on news that the case had been dropped, stated, “He belongs to us, we want him,” indicating that when and if he comes back was going to be Guttenberg’s own decision.
“What it does change is the joy that the sword of Damocles of public prosecution is now removed” (Sueddeutsche.de, November 23).
The Bavarian court summed up the matter with a note of finality, clearing the Guttenberg family name thus:
The prosecutor required a comprehensive legal review of the behavior of the accused. This has been especially well tested in particular as to whether a breach of trust or fraud against the Federal Republic of Germany has been committed through recourse to use of the Scientific Services of the German Bundestag or a misuse of titles or unauthorized use of titles “de jure.” Criminal conduct of the accused could not be detected in this case.
Thus the court left Guttenberg’s disgruntled accusers licking their wounds in the dust. The way is now cleared for Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg to return to the political scene in both Bavaria and Berlin.
The question on the minds of those who have closely watched the young Bavarian’s progress over the past few years with a degree of enlightenment as to where today’s euro crisis is eventually leading is this:
Will Guttenberg return to the political scene in Germany as an elected representative—or will he be drawn into accepting a flattering presidential invitation, even a pleading, to come back to Germany to be a prime catalyst to rally the German nation and Europe from enduring its moment of crisis to imposing the imperial solution on that crisis—the German way? (Daniel 11).