You Can’t Make It Up: Belgium’s New Ambassador to Paris Is the Old One

The Belgian Council of State (CoS) has ordered the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to reinstate Pierre-Dominique Schmidt as Belgian ambassador to Paris. Two weeks ago, the ambassador was recalled to Brussels after a bank discovered that he had forged Foreign Office documents in order to obtain bank loans to pay for his luxurious life style. The homosexual ambassador had been throwing regular private disco and drag parties costing up to 75,000 euros. Schmidt was recalled to Brussels and replaced as ambassador by Baudouin de la Kethulle de Ryhove.

Last Tuesday, the CoS, Belgium’s highest administrative court, ordered the Foreign Ministry to reinstall “disco ambassador” Schmidt in his function of ambassador to France. According to the CoS, the Foreign Ministry should have heard Schmidt’s lawyer before recalling him. Schmidt claims to be the victim of “homophobic and political intrigues.” The CoS also says that the media coverage of the affair “seriously damaged Mr Schmidt’s reputation.” Hence, Brussels recalled ambassador de la Kethulle de Ryhove and sent Schmidt back to Paris.

Ambassador Schmidt is a friend of Elio Di Rupo, the party leader of Belgium’s powerful Parti Socialiste (PS) and the president of the Walloon Regional Government. Di Rupo, who is also a homosexual, attended some of Schmidt’s parties. Schmidt’s lawyer is an associate of the law firm of Marc Uyttendaele, the husband of Laurette Onkelinx, the Belgian minister of Justice. Mrs Onkelinx, who is a leading PS politician, is responsible for appointing, promoting and suspending judges in Belgium. Her husband hardly ever loses court cases. That is, of course, because he is such a good lawyer.

Three weeks ago, the CoS refused to overrule the ban by Brussels mayor Freddy Thielemans of a demonstration against the Islamization of Europa. Thielemans is also a PS member and his lawyer was an associate of the law firm of… you’ve guessed it.

It is rather ironic that the CoS issued its ruling in the Schmidt case at the very moment that the Brussels police was brutalizing peaceful demonstrators who were protesting the ban of their demonstration in front of the European Union headquarters in Brussels.

Meanwhile, Franco Frattini, the European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security, has reprimanded the Belgian authorities, saying that democracies do not ban demonstrations unless they glorify violence or Nazism. There is also much indignation in the European Parliament because the Brussels police molested three of its members and jailed them for several hours, despite their parliamentary immunity.


@peter vanderheyden


I am sorry, but you are still under the illusion that the EU/Belgium beaurocrats and politicians still care about you, your country and your rights.


How can that be, when it is abundantly clear that they only care about themselves...and their idea of utopian society...which may or may not correspond with your idea. not think that I am purposely trying to insult you.  That is not my intent.  It is only that I recognize your disillusions as the same as mine that I had had once upon a time.


Here in America as in Europe...we are the guinea pigs for their ideal.  We are part of their experiment.  In this new world...morals are judgements are gone...unless you are athiest or gay where only they are allowed to make them. You are not.  Traditional families, their values and religion are unecessary, unless you are Muslim...and easily offended.  National sovereignty, individual rights and your attachments to your native culture are all roadblocks to the greater good OR that house they want to buy on the French Riviera.


You are insignificant...or will be soon.  For them, truth and honor are forgotten words.






Kindly cut out those "Ho-ho-ho's".

Father Christmas quotes are no longer deemed to be polite in our post "Ho-ho-ho" society,and you need to be aware of this.

But "Ho-ho-Mo' " or "Ho-Homo' " would appear to be perfectly acceptable for the moment.

 However, one needs to be aware that "Ho-homo' " will no longer be tolerated by the "Ho-ho-Mo' " advocates,once the latter group gains the ascendancy.



@ Atlanticist911

immoral? By socialis standarts his lifestyle has nothing imoral. HO! HO! HO!

criminal? By socialis standarts his lifestyle has nothing criminal. HO! HO! HO!

Dont you remenber good old DDR? By going to socialist camp DDR was forgiven his nazi german past and all that shame fall only on GBR that is still capitalist.

Being a socialist, who is so carefull about poor and else, he must be forgiven about his sins.


Are there any verifiable quotes from members of the Belgian Muslim community out there,denouncing Pierre-Dominique Schmidt's alleged criminal and immoral lifestyle? If so,perhaps someone could post them here at the BJ,as clearly,this testimony will possess more 'gravitas' than that of your common or garden infidel Belgian citizen.


I understand you would like to abolish the CoS, and replace it by a kind of "popular justice" based on public indignation and instigation. The BJ would have sent half of the Belgium establishment on death row by now. But that’s not the way it works in a proper democracy. Here, the CoS makes sure that everybody gets a fair trial, to protect society against errors of justice, often caused by public instigation. I like it that way, even if it means putting an ambassador, that may or may not have committed crimes, temporarily back in place.