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It's all about perception management. The media is trying to dig up as much dirt as they can on Dominique Strauss-Kahn so they can hang the man before he ever sees the inside of a courthouse. It reminds me of the Terry Schiavo case, where devoted-husband Michael was pegged as an insensitive slimeball for carrying out the explicit wishes of his brain-dead wife. Do you remember how the media conducted their disgraceful 24 hour-a-day Blitzkrieg with the endless coverage of weepy Christian fanatics on the front lawn of the hospital while Hannity, Limbaugh and O' Reilly fired away with their sanctimonious claptrap? And now you're telling me that that same media is just "doing their job?"
Give me a break. Whoever wants to nail IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has really pulled out all the stops. Their agents have been rummaging through diaries, hotel registries, phone records, yearbooks, yada, yada, yada. The UK Telegraph even paid a visit to a high-priced DC knocking shop to get a little dirt from Madame Botox; whatever it takes to make a randy banker look like the South Hill rapist. And they're doing a pretty good job, too.
The cops have made sure that the "Great Seducer" always appears handcuffed and dressed in a "pervie" raincoat with 3-days stubble before they parade him in front of the media. On Wednesday--more grist for the mill--they released his mug-shot, an unflattering, deadpan photo that makes him look like Jack-the-Ripper. Was that the intention?
Here's a clip from CNN Money:
"The International Monetary Fund issued a report Thursday on a possible replacement for the dollar as the world's reserve currency. The IMF said Special Drawing Rights, or SDRs, could help stabilize the global financial system....SDRs represent potential claims on the currencies of IMF members.....
The IMF typically lends countries funds denominated in SDRs. While they are not a tangible currency, some economists argue that SDRs could be used as a less volatile alternative to the U.S. dollar. "Over time, there may also be a role for the SDR to contribute to a more stable international monetary system," he said.
The goal is to have a reserve asset for central banks that better reflects the global economy since the dollar is vulnerable to swings in the domestic economy and changes in U.S. policy. In addition to serving as a reserve currency, the IMF also proposed creating SDR-denominated bonds, which could reduce central banks' dependence on U.S. Treasuries. The Fund also suggested that certain assets, such as oil and gold, which are traded in U.S. dollars, could be priced using SDRs." ("IMF discusses dollar alternative", CNN Money)
Originally posted by incrediblelousminds
reply to post by smurfy
Your profile lists your location as Ireland. What do you feel will be the implications of DSK's removal from head of the IMF for your country and it's current economic crises?
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the IMF, acknowledged there are some "technical hurdles" involved with SDRs, but he believes they could help correct global imbalances and shore up the global financial system.
"Over time, there may also be a role for the SDR to contribute to a more stable international monetary system," he said. The goal is to have a reserve asset for central banks that better reflects the global economy since the dollar is vulnerable to swings in the domestic economy and changes in U.S. policy.
Originally posted by Aeons
You can't control your sexual drive, and that may lead to people who abuse others? Fascinating. Can you expand on this?
Jonathan Pinet, a political science student, tweeted the news of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest before it had even happened, according to Le Post, a French newspaper.
Meanwhile the first person to re-tweet Mr Pinet was Arnaud Dassier, a spin doctor who had been previously involved in publicising the details of Mr Strauss-Kahn’s luxurious lifestyle.
The first website to break the news, meanwhile, was the French right-wing news blog, 24heuresactu.
“For the sake of influencing policy and lending, as well as maintaining congressional support, it is very important that the World Bank continue to be led by an American,” Representative Nita Lowey of New York, the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee panel that oversees foreign-aid spending, said in an e-mail.
“We would like to see the U.S. continue to play and have a leadership role in these institutions,” Representative Robert Dold, an Illinois Republican and vice chairman of the Financial Services Committee panel that oversees development banks, said in an interview.
“Congress is certainly watching this election process very closely,” Tim Adams, a former Treasury undersecretary and now managing director at the Lindsey Group, an investment consulting firm based in Fairfax, Virginia, said in an interview. “They will want to ensure that the U.S. representation at both the fund and the bank remain at its current levels.”
Originally posted by Aeons
You really want to make the case that they JUST noticed, just when [the accused] here happened to be up as the head of the IMF? What about the previous 2 decades of this plan?
It's appearing more like a political setup for Strauss-Kahn, as details of what was to transpired in the following week, had Strauss-Kahn not been arrested. Details are emerging of an announcement that was to come from Strauss-Kahn the following week, of a consolidation of the world's central banks under one umbrella that would have changed the world's finanial system and tailored it toward the elites planned New World Order.
The plan was to consolidate all the world's central banks in order to eliminate the IMF's problem of having to deal with each individual countries central bank, one at a time. In this proposed scenario, the world's central banks would have one representation for the IMF to negotiate with, giving the IMF far more power. Instead of the IMF having to go to every nation's central bank, with this consolidation plan the onus would be on the central banks to negotiate with each other and send one representation the IMF to negotiate any final deals. It would appear that one or more of these central banks was not behind this plan, as Strauss-Kahn was more than likely set up for a fall. Notoriously, since its inception, the IMF has always been run by a European leader, while the World Bank has always been run by an American.
For the first time in the history of the two financial organizations an American is at the helm of each, as the number two man at the IMF, John Lipsky has stepped in as interim IMF chief.
Originally posted by AuranVector
So it looks like the prosecution's case is falling apart. I think it was a set up to begin with.
They knocked him out of the April elections and the IMF seat. Mission accomplished.
They don't need to send him to prison.
Power play among the Elites.