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French outraged by U.S. treatment of Strauss-Kahn

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posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:24 PM
some side info on Strauss-Kahn

did you know that Kahn was a blogger for
the left leaning Huffington Post ???

could he have also been a member here at ATS ???

posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:27 PM
reply to post by jtriax10

You are absolutely correct. Americans (and I am one, btw) are historically ignorant and few have read an entire book about their own history. They seem to forget that the United States wouldn't even exist were it not for France's participation in the War of Independence. And France has remained our ally since that time... yet because they take different political stances than the normal American, they are to be derided and criticized.

What a narrow-minded and short-sighted perspective.

This man is head of the International Monetary Fund and a premiere candidate for the French Presidency. The act of arresting him is nothing short of coup d'etat to dislodge him from power and influence by of the many warring factions of ruling families.

edit on 17-5-2011 by antoinemarionette because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 17 2011 @ 10:15 PM

Originally posted by Danbones
what a darned anti semitic thing to do....

remember eliot spitzer?
he even wrote the "John Law"
now he has a TV show..
good lil boy

Kahn was telling the truth about the uS financial situation
as pr his job at the IMF

Can't have that

putting down France for the US doing the perpwalk on a guy who hasn't had a trial
is more then justified
is shows the uS has gone totally kittyfaced
( that means bent over backwards for the fascist communist police state)

coming soon to a house near you

i agree with you. This thread is really funny. Remeber innocent untill proved guilty? And off course you guys think its really great that 1000+ years of the judicial system gets reduced to a entertainment show (judge judy and the like) Its sick to be honest. Reminds me when wikileaks was getting all that attention and then bam julien assange gets accused of rape. Wake up guys
edit on 17-5-2011 by Bixxi3 because: sounded better

posted on May, 17 2011 @ 10:16 PM
Personally i dont thin k he did it. If he can afford a 3000 dollar a night hotel. You can buy one hot escort for less than 3000. Not to mention the millions of gold diggers throughout the us that would love to put out for a man of his stature. This sounds fishy to me,

posted on May, 17 2011 @ 10:18 PM
Apparently someone never heard of the concept of behaving in a way which is above suspicion.

His socialist buddies ran to his defense. The good old boy network works regardless of your political stripes. Entitlement is an institution, and every stripe of it can shove it.

If a boy from Oklahoma has to do it, so do you you wine and cheese eating pretentious twits.

posted on May, 17 2011 @ 10:30 PM
reply to post by Aeons

What is it with(some) americans hating the french? when i question them i always get the same BS,there so rude or stuck up. Its like Americans forget about the help the french(and the dutch an the spain) gave them in winning there independence. And i always got on with the french tbh there "rudeness" i thought was more proudness(yea some are just as ignorant and arrogant as some americans) .
And im just making a observation but i thought ther "rudeness" that came from there revolution.
They got fed up of the people who ruled them thinking they were better then them so they invented the guillotine and chopped some head. Just what i always thought

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posted on May, 17 2011 @ 11:11 PM

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posted on May, 17 2011 @ 11:11 PM
reply to post by Bixxi3

I'm not American.

posted on May, 17 2011 @ 11:46 PM
I am amazed at how many here cannot stay focused. I mean, every opinion is based upon totally unrelated opinions- about french being rude, about french being this or that, about the history of France, about unrelated other relational issues between the two countries.

The very simple issue of - Is it ethically and morally acceptable to influence public opinion of a persons guilt before they have been judged so? Is beyond reach for some of you?

Unless, the answer is- depends upon who it is and whether we like the country he is coming from, or whether we have any grudges against their home land from 100 years ago, or whether we'd like to use that person as a bid for other thigns we've wanted to get from their homeland, etc.

What happened to the value of the individual, any individual, that we Americans are so known for holding dear?
It is almost more of a shock to see this coming from us than coming from an other country.

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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 02:11 AM

Originally posted by Aeons

If a boy from Oklahoma has to do it, so do you you wine and cheese eating pretentious twits.

They wouldn't do that to a boy from Oklahoma (or Alès), that is why it is surprising to them.
They still believe in innocent until proven guilty, no matter WHO a person is.

I, on the other hand, gave up on that ideal- I'll go ahead and second that you are an idiote, because I think you have given ample evidence of that. (J'ajoute crétin prétentieuse aussi.)

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 02:18 AM
This guy needs to be executed for being a rapist and also for raping the common people of money.
Does NY have a death penalty for rape?

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 02:41 AM
I think the American dollar, has just made a whole new bunch of enemies.

I'm sure there's truth to what he done, sodomy.
But part off me says it was also politically motivated.

That other perv, Silvio Berlusconi, may watch himself..

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 02:44 AM

Originally posted by Aeons

Originally posted by antoinemarionette
reply to post by Aeons

Alors la, j'ai rien compris. Idiote.

Et toi, Tete de merde.

Je nais se pa par le vous Fransese. Parle Englisch ( I know its spelled wrong)

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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 06:16 AM
Most Americans don't care about the principles of justice or the rights of someone else. Like junkies, America needs a constant "bad guy" image fix. They need to see that unshaved man in cuffs at least once a day. I don't care one way or another what happens to "Strauss-Kahn" in terms of actual guilt, but I clearly see the outrage or rather, the "reaction".. outrage seems a bit sensationalist and dramatic.

For most people in America, it doesn't even register in their minds why this shouldn't happen. It is no surprise, the entire system is perverse, and apathetic. The average person in America is so far behind in ethics and basic morals, that it simply never once occurs to them why this might be wrong. They just never even go there, they are unable to place themselves in such a situation because every person thinks they are the perfect citizen, so no harm can ever come to them. It absolutely, positively, never registers. Signs of an undeveloped mind, lacking perception of one's surroundings due to oppression. Heaven forbid a nation uphold principles, and set aside their emotions and jeers to preserve liberty.

Heaven forbid.

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:12 AM

Originally posted by coquine

They are shocked that we do that with anyone.
In France it is illegal to do that to anyone, be they homeless unknown scum, or powerful public figures,
This is enforced and respected.

I see. I guess Im just surprised they didnt really catch onto that when we were making our case for the war in Iraq.

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:26 AM
Just read some great news. According to the NYPost.DSK's victim was living in an appartment exclusively for HIV victims.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have more to worry about than a possible prison sentence. The IMF chief's alleged sex-assault victim lives in a Bronx apartment rented exclusively for adults with HIV or AIDS, The Post has learned. The hotel maid, a West African immigrant, has occupied the fourth-floor High Bridge pad with her 15-year-old daughter since January -- and before that, lived in another Bronx apartment set aside by Harlem Community AIDS United strictly for adults with the virus and their families. Read more:

From NYPost

I would be laughing just as hard if it were Jamie Dimon, Ben Bernanke, or Lloyd Blankenfien.

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:33 AM
reply to post by jefwane

Very interesting. Im not saying he DID assault her, but if he did, that would certainly serve him right.

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