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IMF Leader Arrested After Alleged Sex Attack

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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by Manouche


The rest isn't really relevant, a last interesting quote from Mamaoud Chérif Diallo, was she manipulated ?
'No, no, no ! People must understand that here we live in communities and Nafissatou lives in her community, the Fulani of Guinea, and she is not interested in politics. She has no right to vote in the U.S. and does not even participate in our Guinean political associations.'



I've come across that quote several times. I find it a bit erroneous, because one doesnt have to be 'interested in politics' to be willing to take a large pay off of some kind in exchange for setting someone up. Sure, she doesn't know who DSK is and isnt interested in politics. But she IS a poor, single mother. So, as far as circumstantial evidence goes, her lack of interest in politics is pretty irrelevant.

Now, that in now way implies i necessarily believe she took a pay off. She may very well have been attacked in the way it is being reported in the press, although unlike some here, I don't hope that to be the case. I'm merely saying that her lack of interest in politics is less relevant than her station's susceptibility to being willing to play a pawn in a larger game.




posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:58 PM
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Originally posted by coquine
I'm curious to know why he was staying in a hotel when he has his own apartment in Manhattan.

There is something fishy there........

I have the immediate knee jerk reaction of judging this guy guilty myself, because I don't like him and I hope to god the socialists do not get the presidency through anyone. But I can't allow that to cloud my objectivity!

Is it possible he took the room because a meeting for a sexual encounter had been planned, by him or by someone else?

Though I can perhaps consider the possibility of a spontaneous acting out in a rape, concerning someone in the public eye (losing control) I find it hard to consider they would carefully plan out an attck of that sort- or at least if they did, they'd plan it out more carefully than this- such powerful predators would have arranged to have the victim taken out of the picture immediately afterwards.

So it makes me wonder if he hadn't had a sexual meeting planned with a hooker, or a "friend of a friend" type of thing, and either he was set up, or mistook that woman for the one he was expecting?

I don't know, I am brainstorming on why he was in that hotel in the first place.....


I tend to agree with your line of thinking. If he truly attacked her, as claimed, then it would likely have been a compulsion he had difficulty resisting. If that was the case, how has he been able to control or hide such a compulsion his whole life? There is indeed one report just now surfacing that sounds mildly similar to this case, in that the woman in question claims she had to fight off his apparently aggressive advances. I believe she compared it to something along the lines of a rutting chimp. But it doesnt sound very similar to this case, nor does one other alleged case make a patterns. If more of these charges arose, and held water, it might be more obvious.

Another possibility, instead of compulsion, was just not caring. But, again, why has he never done it before? And risk so much? Such a powerful man risking so much seems unlikely. Someone like this does not get thsi far in life by taking insane actions like that.

ETA: What I just wrote in regard to allegations of previous sexual attacks was incorrect:

relevant quote:


One French woman, 31-year-old author Tristane Banon, claims Strauss-Kahn attempted to rape her in 2002 while she was trying to interview him. "We ended up fighting on the floor. He was trying to undo my bra and I was kicking him," she said in a 2007 televised interview that bleeped out Strauss-Kahn's name. Her lawyer told Reuters this week that she's considering filing a legal complaint. It is now widely reported that female journalists have for years feared being alone during interviews with Strauss-Kahn.

In 2007, when Strauss-Kahn was being pushed by President Nicolas Sarkozy to take over the IMF, journalist Jean Quatremer warned about the dangers of his candidacy.

"The only real problem with Strauss-Kahn is his attitude to women. Too insistent, he often verges on harassment," Quatremer wrote. "The IMF is an international institution with Anglo-Saxon morals. One inappropriate gesture, one unfortunate comment, and there will be a media hue and cry." Read more: www.canada.com...


Which brings us back to the hotel, and the possibility of the 'honeypot', which you bring up. I, too, have wondered why he would stay in a hotel in NYC when he has a residence there. That makes me suspect he was there to visit a prostitute. Now, it's more than possible that the woman in question (Dialo) was hired to seduce or service DSK by a political rival.

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It seems worth mentioning again here that one of DSK's more vocal political rivals in France (Jonathan Pinet) tweeted the news of the arrest and allegations before the news broke the story. He claims he had a friend who worked at the same hotel, who told him the news. Was that friend Dialo, or someone connected to Dialo? That would be an interesting bit of info to find out.

I would be nice if some industrious reporter could ask Pinet how he knows someone working at the same hotel. Not that he would admit to the plot, but his answer might be interesting. I suspect his tweet ay have been a slip up as far as timing.

And how again would someone at the hotel have had knowledge of the arrest before it was reported? Was this woman telling her story to everyone? I would think the news would have been kept rather private by anyone who had the information of the alleged attack.And yet here's this guy getting an update from a friend about it?Talk about a scoop.

And, lastly I've asked this before, but is it common for NYC police to respond so quickly to rape charges? I mean, within hours they had her interviewed, inspected by a doctor and lab, and an arrest made. If that's the norm for the NYPD, women in NYC must feel pretty damn safe and lucky.

www.theglobeandmail.com...




Raphael Pinet, who is a teacher at CEGEP St. Laurent, said he didn't want to make any other comment about the incident. On his blog, Jonathan Pinet said he learned about Strauss-Kahn's arrest while chatting on Facebook with a friend in New York. The friend knew someone who worked at the hotel where the alleged attack on the chambermaid happened. Pinet tweeted: "A buddy in the United States told me that police arrested #DSK in a NYC hotel an hour ago." Read more: www.montrealgazette.com...




www.montrealgazette.com...
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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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Okay, so Raphael Pinet, who is a teacher at CEGEP St. Laurent, tweets "A buddy in the United States told me that police arrested #DSK in a NYC hotel an hour ago.". He tweeted this at least an hour before any media outlet reported the news. But here's the thing, how did this 'buddy', who Pinet says works at the same hotel as the alleged attack,know about the arrest, when it was made not at the hotel, but at the airport?


So this friend somehow knows about an arrest made miles away at JFK from his position working at the hotel, but then mistakenly reports the arrest was made not at the airport (Which he couldnt have known about) but at the hotel.




He said he was in Paris when he learned of the affair on Saturday, 17 minutes after Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s 4:40 p.m. arrest, as he chatted on Facebook with a friend in New York.


Wow, so 17 minutes after the arrest at the airport, this friend, who is working at the hotel tells Pinet via facebook that DSK was arrested. 17 minutes! How did this friend find that out?



At 4:59 p.m., Mr. Pinet tweeted: “A buddy in the United States told me that police arrested #DSK in an NYC hotel an hour ago.” One of his Twitter followers, Arnaud Dassier, a Sarkozy campaign worker, spotted the tweet and messaged Mr. Pinet for more details.


For 'more details'? So Pinet knew even more details, apparently enough that he knew it was 'serious"? How did he know all that just minutes after the arrest?




Raphael Pinet, who is a teacher at CEGEP St. Laurent, said he didn't want to make any other comment about the incident.


Yeah, I bet he doesn't. Sounds like he may have already said too much.

www.theglobeandmail.com...
I searched for Pinet's twitter account/feed, but couldn't find it. Can anyone else?

raphael's facebook page: fr-fr.facebook.com...




On his blog, Jonathan Pinet said he learned about Strauss-Kahn's arrest while chatting on Facebook with a friend in New York. The friend knew someone who worked at the hotel where the alleged attack on the chambermaid happened. Pinet tweeted: "A buddy in the United States told me that police arrested #DSK in a NYC hotel an hour ago." The New York Post became the first media outlet to report on the arrest about an hour after the tweet.


Read more: www.montrealgazette.com...


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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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Originally posted by Manouche
Some thoughts I can't get rid of and may get me yelled at.

Between 12 am and 2 pm is a busy time in a hotel, guests check in, check out. Rooms have to be cleaned quickly before new guests arrive. I don't remember seeing one maid going on her own, I have usually seen several maids working on the same floor, sometimes helping each other out to change the sheets, it's quicker. Was she alone on the floor ? I have had tiny rooms cleaned up by two maids. Changing the sheets, doing the bathroom, vacuum cleaning, the bare minimum in a 3000$ suite. Doesn't it at least need two maids ? There must be a standard procedure. I was picturing it as a team job. I may be wrong.

The maid entered a suite with a guest. How did the mistake happen ? Was she looking for another suite but got confused ? Or did she wrongly think the guest had left and why ? She has probably knocked at the door, nobody answered, she entered. Has someone read or heard about it ?


All good questions. Someone else had brought up something similar about maids working in teams. The more I think about it, only one maid for a $3,000 a night suite does not sound right. But there are so many suspicious things about this case.



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by incrediblelousminds
Okay, so Raphael Pinet, who is a teacher at CEGEP St. Laurent, tweets "A buddy in the United States told me that police arrested #DSK in a NYC hotel an hour ago.". He tweeted this at leats an horu before any media outlet reported the news. But here's the thing, how did this 'buddy', who Pinet says works at the same hotel as the alleged attack,know about the arrest, when it was made not at the hotel, but at the airport?

Did the police go to the airport, make the arrest, then call the hotel to inform the staff? That doent sound like procedure. Of course, nothing about this case does.

I searched for Pinet's twitter account/feed, but couldn't find it. Can anyone else

raphael's facebook page: fr-fr.facebook.com...




On his blog, Jonathan Pinet said he learned about Strauss-Kahn's arrest while chatting on Facebook with a friend in New York. The friend knew someone who worked at the hotel where the alleged attack on the chambermaid happened. Pinet tweeted: "A buddy in the United States told me that police arrested #DSK in a NYC hotel an hour ago." The New York Post became the first media outlet to report on the arrest about an hour after the tweet.


Read more: www.montrealgazette.com...



So many good questions. I'm of the mind that the woman was not necessarily promised money. She may have been blackmailed into it.

I wonder how many women from Guinea (a former French colony) work as maids in luxury NYC hotels?

Does this sound like a completely random, coincidence to you? It doesn't to me.



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 10:44 PM
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Some good background info about DSK's role at the IMF, an some basic history of IMF leaders a policy, and the current state of the financial world in relation to IMF policies. IF anyone thinks this arrest happened in a bubble, or that the effects of this arrest wont have serious consequences in regard to world financial policy, this could be a good place to start to see how it's all tied together.

in part:


DSK tried to remake the IMF into a doctor of global finance, rather than a policeman. However, in mitigating or even preventing financial crises, policemen are sometimes needed. At the moment, the combination of excesses still evident in the financial sector and in public finance in many countries calls for some fairly tough police action.

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DSK, too, began his tenure at the IMF as a politician-in-exile, after emerging as French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s most formidable domestic opponent. Mr. Sarkozy and his strategists, no doubt, thought that sending DSK to the fund, which before the global financial crisis looked unimportant and marginal, was a brilliant coup. They may have even calculated that his private life might cause a stir in a country that is both more prudish and prurient than France.

But when the IMF re-emerged after 2008 as a central global institution, with DSK appearing to reorient it with substantial political and economic skill, he started to look again like a threat to Mr. Sarkozy’s re-election bid.

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Today, the world’s overwhelming strategic problem is to adjust to a new economic and political geography, in which the weight of the global economy is shifting eastward and southward. It is tempting to conclude that appointing a well-connected figure from an emerging-market economy could solve the problem.

But such an outcome would be to repeat the thinking of the past, when the main need was to broker influence between Europe and the U.S. Appointing an Asian political icon would merely change the names of the players; it would not reinvent the game.

The IMF needs a managing director who transcends political logic and can lay out the economics of the new global order. The next one should be Eastern rather than Western, an economist rather than a politician, and a visionary rather than a tactician.


I found that last thought interesting. Ive heard several commentators and pundits mention something similar, and it makes me wonder if DSK could be being removed so that there can be a way cleared for a IMF head from the developing world.

www.theglobeandmail.com...



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 12:02 AM
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The latest update is that he has resigned from the IMF.

The next 48 hours are going to be very interesting indeed.

"I deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations that have been made against me," Strauss-Kahn said in his letter of resignation, released by the IMF. "


www.msnbc.msn.com...



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 02:41 AM
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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 03:20 AM
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06:20 a.m (french time) : DSK resigns from FMI.
07:30 a.m (french time) : A room service member has been discovered to be present in the suite


OH COME ON !

This is bold, outrageously bold. It is an insult to anyone's common sense. I really want the people responsible of this plot to be discovered, and judged.
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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 03:52 AM
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I don't know anything about this man per se. I do know that the IMF is what I would actually go so far as to call a criminal organization, only marginally less evil than its even more evil twin, the World Bank.

So off the bat I would guess there are probably no innocent parties here.

I'm going to do a little free association here. This is the constellation of words that comes to my mind when I contemplate this turn of events. Think about these words, let them percolate in your head. If we are lucky, maybe we can fit them together somehow:

IMF
Dollar weakness
euro
Greece, Spain.
Bizarrely strong yen despite nuclear woes, etc.
Greatest levels of debt in history
Silver
JP Morgan and Goldman
China, again.
Silver, again
The IMF's historical role maintainin the current currency regime
Did I mention China? Did I mention silver?
Russia
Oil
Middle East
Backwardation of physical metals
Honeypot (?)

I feel sure the answer is bound to be in there somewhere...
China, India, Russia

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 08:47 AM
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In a casual chat recently I asked my neighbours, who are 75 years old and ultra conservative, what they thought of this news story. Their immediate response: he was set up.

These are not people who buy into conspiracy theories and it demonstrates that even people who rely solely on the MSM for news can see through this one.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:02 AM
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Originally posted by incrediblelousminds

Originally posted by Aeons
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Some people learn to hate those who become prey for their weakness. They see the World as Hammers and Nails, and hate the Nails and cheer the Hammers. Thinking that by sucking up to the Hammers, they'll never be Nails.

Blaming the victims - THAT's offensive.


And some people characterize those who question the official line as being near-rapists themselves, which from my perspective would appear to be off topic character assassination and not related to any of the actual facts or reports in regard to the specific case.


I did no such thing. I haven't even come out againts Kahn.

You however, have participated freely and consistently in a biased campaign of protection of Kahn and thrown allegations of moral turpitude at the alleged victim with the greatest myraid of accusations and suppositions.

You are what you are - you are a person willing to defame an alleged victim in every way possible while standing firm on the saint like qualities of an accuser.

You deserve to be called out on it. Every victim is a criminal until proven otherwise. Innocence until proven guilty in your world only applies to the predator.

Suck-Ups, nothing is too low for them.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 12:31 PM
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I just want to know why they dont use the miracle less than 12 hour DNA test they used on Osama?

www.businessweek.com...


One of the officials said that the DNA testing was being "fast-tracked" but that the results could still be a few days away.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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Originally posted by kineticdamage
06:20 a.m (french time) : DSK resigns from FMI.
07:30 a.m (french time) : A room service member has been discovered to be present in the suite


OH COME ON !

This is bold, outrageously bold. It is an insult to anyone's common sense. I really want the people responsible of this plot to be discovered, and judged.
edit on 19-5-2011 by kineticdamage because: (no reason given)


Let me get this straight: another room service member was in the suite when DSK attempted rape of the maid?

This gets stranger & stranger. So it's not just the word of the maid, but now they're going public with a witness? This is just incredible.

So are they saying DSK is out-of-control to the point of self-destruction? Or was the "witness" hiding in the shadows? Too bad the witness didn't have a cellphone camera.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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This is just in. hes getting out on bail. one million and 5 million collateral
www.montrealgazette.com...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn was granted bail by a New York judge on Thursday, and the former IMF chief has vowed to fight charges that he tried to rape a hotel maid in Manhattan. New York State Supreme Court Judge Michael Obus said that Strauss-Kahn, 62, can be released on $1 million cash bail, and placed under 24-hour home detention with electronic monitoring -- conditions that had been proposed by his lawyers. The judge also said Strauss-Kahn must have one armed guard at all times at his own expense and have a $5 million insurance bond. His wife, French television journalist Anne Sinclair, and his daughter Camille Strauss-Kahn had arrived at the court arm in arm. Strauss-Kahn arrived in court looking tired and was wearing a blue shirt, no tie, and a grey jacket. Read more: www.montrealgazette.com...

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 04:22 PM
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Oh for the love of....

The big hotel rooms are often like apartments. There are also doors between suites to make a suite into an even bigger suite combining two suites or more into a greater suite.

The staff and open these up and move between "separate" suites without every leaving to the hallway.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:47 PM
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an interesting theory:




As I noted in last night’s late posting, it is also the US Government – not her lawyer Shapiro – which has organised her retreat into hiding….and is guarding her round the clock. Who do they think might harm her? Or is it just that they’d rather she didn’t say anything unguarded to the press?

Dallio is now being described by msnbc as ‘of limited education’. So then, a young and vulnerable single mother (who is not a US citizen and not the sharpest card in the pack, but is known to the US authorities) gets protected by those same US authorities in preparation for the trial of a man who is a known sex abuser (the more this goes on, the more his grope-habit becomes clear) and also happens to be the most pro-euro and anti-dollar man at the IMF….which he just happens to be running.

Confirming what The Slog wrote yesterday about DSK’s more likely sexual modus operandi, various US papers and our Telegraph are of full of lurid prurience about Strauss-Kahn’s penchant for New York’s high-class hookers. Seems a little odd that he’d leap from the bathroom naked and jump on a maid, the identity of whom he didn’t even know until she came in to clean his room, when all that classy sex was available and on tap.

Here’s a little speculative reconstruction that makes more sense: DSK contacts the concierge and asks him to send up more pneumatic material. In preparation for the event, the IMF boss goes to the bathroom and undresses. He hears the door click open and, when he detects movement outside the bathroom door, leaps into action. He’s expecting someone pliant, but this lady is screaming the house down. Being an arrogant git, he’s angry. He demands oral sex as a consolation prize.

Did the concierge know DSK’s peccadilloes given he’d been to the hotel six times in ten months? More than likely. So the two remaining questions are: was it mistaken identity? Or is Nafissatou Diallo part of a sting operation, chosen for her vulnerability, ease of being hidden from view, and likelihood of attracting the sympathy vote? Oh, and one more question that could be crucial: why was Diallo granted asylum in the first place? Stay tuned.


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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 01:46 AM
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Thanks for posting this. If the info is accurate, it answers some of my questions.

I wondered what DSK was doing at the Sofitel. I mean was his Manhattan apartment being re-decorated or remodeled?

So if DSK has been at the Sofitel six times in the last 16 months (and the town gossip is that DSK has a penchant for high-class call girls), it would be easy to assume that DSK has been using the Sofitel for sexual assignations. It would also make the story of his leaping upon the Black maid even more absurd.

The fact that the US is protecting Diallo, really highlights who is invested in this. If it's true the US has given her asylum, it becomes clear what her "payment" consists of.

So this may not be about Sarkozy at all, but DSK's stand at the IMF.

I find it interesting that DSK is a Zionist and Obama is now urging Israel to retreat to its 1967 borders (an absurd proposition).



posted on May, 20 2011 @ 04:14 AM
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Originally posted by incrediblelousminds
an interesting theory:




Confirming what The Slog wrote yesterday about DSK’s more likely sexual modus operandi, various US papers and our Telegraph are of full of lurid prurience about Strauss-Kahn’s penchant for New York’s high-class hookers. Seems a little odd that he’d leap from the bathroom naked and jump on a maid, the identity of whom he didn’t even know until she came in to clean his room, when all that classy sex was available and on tap.



It does not really seem odd at all. If the madam Kristin Davis tells the truth (which I have no way of knowing) he has displayed rapist behaviour before, in 2006. She said: 'The first girl I sent to him said he was aggressive and didn’t want to be back with him again.

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...

I am only guessing, but wouldn't it be quite likely that being agressive with paid women was not sufficent anymore? I will have to look into the subject, but I think sexual predators starts off small and then increases their behaviour, because they need a bigger and bigger "fix".

Also, I have no real insight into the world of prostitution, but isn't it extremely unusual that an escort does not want to go back to a customer? Especially one that pays 2,400 dollars.



posted on May, 20 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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Originally posted by AuranVector
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I wondered what DSK was doing at the Sofitel. I mean was his Manhattan apartment being re-decorated or remodeled?


I have not heard he has an apartment in Manhattan. He will rent an apartment until the trial.
His daughter lives in NYC, she is a student at Columbia University. Does she live in her parents apartment ?

Soon, we will probably know who owns the apartment he is renting or how it was found. He's not that rich, his wife IS. She was born and raised in the US. She has money and probably connections.

I don't know if he is a Zionist, he denies the quote attributed to him and that had him this reputation.



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