It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
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?
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.
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.
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.
"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.
...according to two well-placed law enforcement officials
...prosecutors now do not believe much of what the accuser has told them
...one of the law enforcement officials said.
...Senior prosecutors met with lawyers
...According to the two officials
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.
The deposits, which were said to total $100,000 (£62,000) were made in Arizona, Georgia, New York and Pennsylvania, according to the report.
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.
edit on 30-6-2011 by Hijaqd because: attempt to fix the link
"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
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.