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Strauss-Kahn Rape Case 'Close To Collapse'

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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 10:33 PM

Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul

how will being accused of raping a woman help his chances at the presidency of france?

He was accused in America, with outrage about it in France...think about how US/French relations have often been recently - and add a "false" complaint in america, public humiliation by the US authorities, and then "vindication" - IMO it's a slam dunk for increased domestic support back in 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.

For many French it will not be seen as beign dirtied at all.

Time will tell - I'm just speculating, but you can't say that the perceptions of the case in the US is the same as the perceptions in France.
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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 10:36 PM
Had already started a thread here

Was an earlier thread but looks like mostly ignored.

It's interesting that this happens on the DAY that the Greeks pass the 2nd part of their austerity measure plan, allowing them to receive additional bailout money.

It's become painfully obvious that TPTB wanted him out of the way until this passed, something that I said at the time of his arrest.

posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 10:37 PM
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul

Well I am no socialist, and not from will be interesting to see it all play out.

posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 10:40 PM

Originally posted by babybunnies

It's interesting that this happens on the DAY that the Greeks pass the 2nd part of their austerity measure plan, allowing them to receive additional bailout money.

It's become painfully obvious that TPTB wanted him out of the way until this passed, something that I said at the time of his arrest.

Starred and flagged. I did a search mulitple ways, did not catch that one.

I agree, its very interesting that Greece is well on its way now, no looking back.

The banks powers never cease to shock me.

posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 10:53 PM
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul

thats why i think he was for responsible stucturing of the US situation
not more third wirld rape by the american economic dead man walking

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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 10:57 PM
christine legard used to be an aid to bill clinton
edit on 30-6-2011 by Danbones because: according to Gonzalo Lira on the Rense show hour two june 30

ooops I think that should be William Cohen...
William Sebastian Cohen

William Sebastian Cohen (born August 28, 1940) is an author and American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. A Republican, Cohen served as Secretary of Defense (1997–2001) under Democratic President Bill Clinton.
my bad
Thanks for the heads up IM

I hope i have that right now

point is the america connection which strauss kahn probably didn't have
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posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 11:16 PM
I recall that previously Incrediblelousminds speculated that this could have been a US-led coup aimed at keeping the US dollar more relevant than the SDR.

This link seems to support that theory:

posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 11:21 PM
reply to post by Reaching

yeah thats what I was thinking when I saw she was connected

posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 11:26 PM
ah here we go
his policy would have been pro third world economies

"Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has called for a new world currency that would challenge the dominance of the dollar and protect against future financial instability.....

He suggested adding emerging market countries' currencies, such as the yuan, to a basket of currencies that the IMF administers could add stability to the global system....Strauss-Kahn saw a greater role for the IMF's Special Drawing Rights, (SDRs) which is currently composed of the dollar, sterling, euro and yen, over time but said it will take a great deal of international cooperation to make that work." ("International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn calls for new world currency", UK Telegraph)

So, Strauss-Kahn finds himself in the same crowd as Saddam Hussein and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, right? You may recall that Saddam switched from dollars to euros about a year before the war. 12 months later Iraq was invaded, Saddam was hanged, and the dollar was restored to power. Gaddafi made a similar mistake when "he initiated a movement to refuse the dollar and the euro, and called on Arab and African nations to use a new currency instead, the gold dinar." ("Libya: All About Oil, or All About Central Banking?" Ellen Brown, Op-Ed News) Libya has since come under attack by US and NATO forces which have armed a motley group of dissidents, malcontents and terrorists to depose Gaddafi and reimpose dollar hegemony.

apologies for the messy posts

posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 11:51 PM
Not many powerful people get punished when they commit criminal acts against peons.

I am not sure about the case, but I find it interesting how this story is leaked to the press, before a decision has been made whether to drop the case or not. It could very well be a case of character assassination.

Also let's remember how quick there was a story which provided an alibi for Strauss Kahn. Allegedly Strauss Kahn had lunch with his daughter.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:12 AM
Here a link to the New York Times article which seemed to have been the source for The Australian.

It is again one of those fishy NYT articles in which not a single source is named. All leaks are anonymous. I find this kind of reporting insidious.

...according to two well-placed law enforcement officials
...prosecutors now do not believe much of what the accuser has told them of the law enforcement officials said.
...Senior prosecutors met with lawyers
...According to the two officials

I had the following quote from Glenn Greenwald posted under another NYT-article, but I think it is worth reposting:

In very limited circumstances, anonymity is valuable and justified (e.g., when someone is risking something substantial to expose concealed wrongdoing of serious public interest).

But promiscuous, unjustified anonymity -- which pervades the establishment press -- is the linchpin of most bad, credibility-destroying reporting. It enables government officials and others to lie to the public with impunity or manipulate them with propaganda, using eager reporters as both their megaphone and shield. It is the weapon of choice for reporters eager to serve as loyal message-carriers and royal court gossip columnists. It preserves and bolsters the culture of secrecy that dominates Washington -- exactly the opposite of what a real journalist, by definition, would seek to accomplish.
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:56 AM
I thought right at the beginning that he was being set up.

Looks like that is, in fact, the case. Time will tell what ultimately happens to the guy. But in my mind, he will always be a victim of our rulers.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:39 AM
reply to post by burntheships

"If the people knew what we had done, they would chase us down the street and lynch us" -- George HW Bush;


posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:25 AM

The deposits, which were said to total $100,000 (£62,000) were made in Arizona, Georgia, New York and Pennsylvania, according to the report.

And the defense attorney stated that the evidence would indicate consensual sex. So this will probably end up like the Spitzer allegations. Its common for prostitutes to be raped but hard to prove. Doesn't look good for the NYPD unless there was blood under his finger nails or something.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:45 AM

Originally posted by Hijaqd
reply to post by burntheships

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.

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I didn't know she was from Chicago

First female IMF chief receives praise from former hometown of Chicagolaaaaand

"The IMF desperately needs a stable leadership," Eichenbaum said. "She really does face the extraordinary challenge of making the IMF less Euro-American-centric and more inclusive."

She also touted her role in coordinating the global bailout package, the re-initiation of the financial systems

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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:50 AM
This little snippet caught my eye

He is among a number of individuals who made multiple cash deposits, totaling around $100,000, into the woman’s bank account over the last two years.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:02 AM
reply to post by Stormdancer777

I think you're right we should be looking at the forest not the trees maybe the German black forest in this case. Strauss-Kahn was scheduled to meet Angela Merkel the day after he rented this doll. Put yourself in her position what would she be thinking when they met? Dominique so good to see you, did you pay the extra last night....

Of course nobody traced the calls and despite this being an obvious set up the NYPD will claim they were just doing their job. Interesting

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:05 AM
Its pretty clear this whole fiasco was just a smear campaign to get Dominic out of his position so they can replace him with this older Hilary Clinton look-a-like, Notto mention how Dominic probably would have beaten Sarkozy in the next french election, Whos knows now....

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:10 AM
Well, I was expecting this much from the case, smear campaign to get Strauss out of the IMF because the US wanted somebody else, After all US is the IMF regardless who has the majority votes US is the single sole contributor to their monetary fund, funny I bet nobody here knew this or just a few.

The IMF is nothing but an American bankers scam with global bankers at the expenses of the US tax dollars to keep economies in debt and from collapsing so they don't bring down with their collapse the US and EU banks that are robbing nations economies into extinction.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:16 AM

Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Credability of the accuser counts for NOTHING when the powers that be want you silenced and out of the picture.

... just ask Julian Assange.

Yes I agree and they even tried the same dirty tricks on a 75 year old banker from Egypt.

The zionists must think we are so stupid but its good to see bankers are starting to get some stick

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