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Strauss-Kahn Rape Case 'Close To Collapse'

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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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Strauss-Kahn Rape Case 'Close To Collapse'


www.theaustralian.com.au

THE criminal case against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid, is on the verge of collapsing, the New York Times is reporting.

Citing two unnamed law enforcement officials close to the case, the Times said prosecutors did not believe much of the story told by the French politician's accuser - a Guinea-born hotel maid - and that she had repeatedly lied to them since the May 14 alleged attack.

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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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It seems there are now major holes in the housekeepers
credibility, according to law enforcement officials.

Forensic tests have returned unamibuous evidence about the supposed encounter, and the officials
have found the witness to have lied about the circumstances, and herself.

Mr Strauss-Kahn could be released upon his own recogiziance, and freed from house arrest
considering that the charges my not stick.

This is not too suprising, well at least to those here at ATS, However, the damage to his position is already done.

Do you find this twist as you expected?


www.theaustralian.com.au (visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:17 PM
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Many females try to pull this on wealthy or famous individuals.

It's almost a 50/50 chance they are lying.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:21 PM
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Originally posted by Carseller4
Many females try to pull this on wealthy or famous individuals.

It's almost a 50/50 chance they are lying.


That is for certain, although I dont think this particular woman was working alone.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:23 PM
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this is exactly what i expected, as many others did. he lost his job, and probably all chances of his being elected president, and i doubt the woman has anything he can sue for.

it was a setup from the beginning, politics as usual.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:26 PM
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Credability of the accuser counts for NOTHING when the powers that be want you silenced and out of the picture.

... just ask Julian Assange.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:26 PM
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Of course they are reporting this now since they had gotten him to resign and they just named Christine Lagarde to be the new head of the IMF.


Lagarde, 55, currently France’s finance minister, will begin July 5, the Washington-based fund said today. She won the job over Mexican central bank governor Agustin Carstens after gaining a reputation as a skilled negotiator during the financial crisis within both the Group of 20 and the European Union as it provided bailouts for Greece, Ireland and Portugal.

www.bloomberg.com...

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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:32 PM
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I was expecting something, perhaps now that his position is filled, and his opportunity
to oppose is off the table, they decide to cut him loose.

They could put him away if they wanted.
Considering his activites, I am actually suprised he may be freed.


At the inaugural meeting of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, co-founded by George Soros, held at King's College in Cambridge, England where John Maynard Keynes used to reign, Dominique Strauss-Kahn spoke as one of the keynote speakers. As his remarks began, anti-IMF protesters had broken into the hall and hung a banner over the stage in front of two hundred or so surprised economic thinkers and writers. I was in the second row and snapped the picture at the side which I quickly fed to Arianna Huffington who in turn had it up as the lead on Huffington Post in about three minutes.

What followed was magnificent. Strauss-Kahn showed no fear at all of these protesters whom he engaged in discussion. He asked them to make clear their concerns -- to use his stage to articulate their core fears and demands and make this time that they had taken count. Unfortunately, the folks hanging the banner were not those most intellectually in tune with the protest and they ran off after he asked them to speak. I had communication with the protest leaders later and have no doubt that they would have done well in responding to Strauss-Kahn, but the key then is that he actually did think they should be heard and that the elite who had assembled in Keynes' former halls should not forget the voices of those worried about the impact of global economic policy making. It was a powerful moment, deftly managed by Strauss-Kahn.

Strauss-Kahn's latest IMF patient has been Greece, helping it to work through its debt nightmares. Virtually everyone gives the IMF Director high marks for his ability to keep in mind human faces when sorting through and dealing with the tough disciplines wrought by globalization. www.thewashingtonnote.com...





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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by Hijaqd
Of course they are reporting this now since they had gotten him to resign and they just named Christine Lagarde to be the new head of the IMF.


Pretty much my thoughts, indeed when I saw his postion filled I expected news soon.
Either they were going to cut him loose, or they would bury him.

The bankers are ruthless types, international bankers the worst.

He is fortunate...



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:41 PM
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The first rule of the successful Lawyers' PR firm: Attack and dismantle the victim.

This is to be expected. Whether or not she was attacked has not become the issue. The issue is now that she was allegedly not believed by the police.

Think for a moment. She says he attacked her. He says no.

What makes the case? The accusation or the accuser?

The adversarial legal tactic of using press connections and "influence' to characterize the defense's case as unassailable is clear. Should the trial go in their favor (money helps) they can create a heroic victim... leaving behind a humiliated and abused victim..... it works, and they do it all the time.... most don't like to acknowledge the all-too-frequent reality behind these cases.

Why doesn't he sue her for defamation of character? Because perhaps, if his character became the standing issue in the case he wouldn't fare quite so well.... so now it's all about the alleged victim's character.....

Justice must be blind.

We can only hope that the system will not 'create' a verdict, which the jurors placidly accept... another reality many don't like to acknowledge


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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by Maxmars

Justice must be blind.



Yes, those lawyers grow up to be judges you know, and there is always
case law needed somewhere.

Of course in this instance the stakes are very high, there is no jury or judge.
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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 09:59 PM
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He was going to resign to run for the French presidency anyway.

So getting him out of office by such a ruse seems pointless.

And if the case is thrown out it will probably IMPROVE his chances in France.....so how can you be sure this is a case of the complainant being "done over" or a miscarriage of justice??

If there's a conspiracy here it looks more like a political ruse to increase his chances of Election!



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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He is out of his old bank job.
He was for NOT raping third world economies...
I guess the new head is FOR raping third world economies

But this says a lot for the good old american "perpwalk and pretrial conviction...."
er public lynching

like the case against Osama
guess its a little late for that case to fall apart
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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 10:06 PM
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I imagine its far fetched to see him run in that capacity.
Considering his spoken goals of more oversight, and
his defense of the peoples rights, I would be very suprised.

I can say that for once I hope your right.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 10:11 PM
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how will being accused of raping a woman help his chances at the presidency of france? this is a character assassination. remember when he was first arrested, another woman came forward and said he had done similar to her during an interview, but she declined to press charges. there would be no evidence, but her saying "i got over it" makes it seem more credible to people. his name has been dirtied already, and he will be hard pressed to clean it.
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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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Originally posted by Danbones


But this says a lot for the good old american "perpwalk and pretrial conviction...."
er public lynching



Good ole boys club...thats the way I see it, only its high stakes poker with a
Ponzi Scheme twist.

Just look at Bill Clinton! I think he got away with his "crimes" due to the fact that he was
uber protected by the bankers, as he repealed The Glass-Stegal.

That was a key game changer, and led to the 2008 collapse.

Glass-Stegal had been in place since the 1930's.


Initial Banking Opposition to Glass-Steagall

The centerpiece of the debate over Glass-Steagall was a three-week filibuster by Louisiana Senator Huey Long, which would stand as the longest filibuster in Congressional History until Strom Thurmond’s filibuster of the Civil Rights Bill. This so incensed Glass that he accused Long of being in the pockets of the banks. The American Banking Association opposed the bill. According to a paper by Jill M. Hendrickson

in 1932, 36 percent of national bank profits came from their investment affiliates (Wall Street Journal 1933b, p. 1).

Glass, in his typical style, made this point more forcefully:

Nobody can conceive of the damage done by these affiliates. They literally loaded the portfolios of interior banks with foreign securities approved by this abominable State Department. [New York Times, December 6, 1933]
thestrangedeathofliberalamerica.com... ive-report.html





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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships

Do you find this twist as you expected?


I did not expect any outcome. I personally wanted to see how the evidence fell, and Im actually disappointed with how many people just jumped to his defense without waiting for more evidence. I felt there was a possibility of either story being true, as his past actions made the story plausible, though I could certainly see that someone of her means could be paid off to do so.

Im surprised, frankly, that someone in her position in terms of immigration would do something like this, but I guess she didnt think she would be caught. No one does really, or they would not commit crimes.

But $100,000 dollars worth of deposits into her account over 2 years certainly is pretty damning and hard to argue with.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 10:24 PM
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Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander

But $100,000 dollars worth of deposits into her account over 2 years certainly is pretty damning and hard to argue with.




Thanks for your comments, and yes thats key to understanding why her credibility is gone.




Prosecutors, previously bullish about the strength of the claims made by the Guinean maid, are now preparing to admit to Judge Michael Obus at Manhattan criminal court that they “have problems with the case”, the newspaper said.

It said that the woman had a recorded phone call with “an incarcerated man” within a day of her encounter with Mr Strauss-Kahn, when she “discussed the possible benefits” of pursuing charges.

The man, said to have been arrested over possession of a huge amount of marijuana, was also among several people who made cash deposits into the maid's bank account, it said. www.telegraph.co.uk...



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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 10:27 PM
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Yes, the media is a powerful tool. Not only for toppling IMF chiefs with perp walks, but selling Americans on unjust wars by convicting world leaders on trumped up charges in the media rather than a court too.



posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
 


I imagine its far fetched to see him run in that capacity.
Considering his spoken goals of more oversight, and
his defense of the peoples rights, I would be very suprised.


He is/was/may still be the socialist darling for the French Presidency IIRC - so those comments fit perfectly IMO.




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