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Strauss-Kahn Does Not Have Diplomatic Immunity

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To all those who thought, himself probably included, that DSK would get away scott free from his most recent rape incident (as opposed to the metaphorical rape that the IMF has exercised over the decades over insolvent creditor nations), the Telegraph has one word: wrong. "Dominique Strauss-Kahn was told he does not have diplomatic immunity from prosecution against charges including alleged rape, said Paul Browne, an NYPD spokesman."

Here's why:

According to the IMF's Articles of Agreement, officials have immunity "with respect to acts performed by them in their official capacity except when the Fund waives this".

The organisation demands that member countries notify it when officials are arrested, so that it can assess whether this applies. It is unclear what Mr Strauss-Kahn was doing in New York.

Under normal circumstances it is the managing director – Mr Strauss-Kahn – who decides whether immunity applies, provided the IMF's executive board does not veto his decision.

In a short statement, the IMF did not mention immunity and referred enquiries to Mr Strauss-Kahn's "personal lawyer and to the local authorities" It also appears that Nicolas Sarkozy's government is not making any attempt to protect Mr Strauss-Kahn.

One unnamed aide has told Le Monde: "To me, there is no immunity. It is a matter for the IMF and the host country, the United States. His Frenchness is not at stake."

And from Reuters:

If IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn decides to seek diplomatic immunity to avoid sexual assault charges, he will likely have an uphill climb, a Reuters review of U.S. and international laws and treaties, International Monetary Fund policies and recent U.S. court rulings suggests.

Under the IMF's Articles of Agreement, employees are granted a limited form of diplomatic immunity known as "acts immunity," which refer to actions related to activities performed in the course of their work for the Fund. Article IX of the agreement notes that the Fund's staff "shall be immune from legal process with regard to acts performed by them in their official capacity." Even then, the agreement says, the IMF may elect to waive immunity.

The IMF's limited immunity provision is unlikely to protect Strauss-Kahn from prosecution for sexual assault, an expert in international law argued. "Acts immunity only covers actions taken in the course of his duties. Coming out of your bathroom stark naked and attacking a chambermaid probably doesn't qualify," Kurt Taylor Gaubatz, an associate professor in the Graduate Program in International Studies at Old Dominion University, wrote in a blog post on Sunday. Gaubatz did not respond to requests for additional comment.

Federal law in the United States may also make it difficult for Strauss-Kahn to claim diplomatic immunity. The International Organizations Immunities Act applies a limited scope of exemption from prosecution similar to the IMF's own rules. It says "representatives of foreign governments in or to international organizations" and "employees of such organizations" are immune from lawsuits and the legal process "relating to acts performed by them in their official capacity."

On Sunday, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said Strauss-Kahn does not have diplomatic immunity, though Browne did not elaborate on why the NYPD believes diplomatic immunity does not apply. A spokeswoman for the French Consulate in New York, Marie-Laure Charrier, referred questions about possible diplomatic immunity to the IMF. A statement posted on the IMF Web site on Sunday did not address the issue.

Despite the limited immunity provided by IMF rules, Strauss-Kahn could still try to leverage his status as a quasi-diplomat in his legal defense. One of his attorneys is William Taylor, a partner with law firm Zuckerman Spaeder in Washington. Taylor has represented a range of high-profile clients, including former White House chief of staff Mack McLarty, in civil and criminal actions. The Wall Street Journal reported in October 2008 that Taylor also represented Strauss-Kahn in the controversy over an affair the married IMF chief allegedly had with a female subordinate at the Fund. Taylor did not respond to requests for comment on Sunday.

One possible legal defense strategy for Strauss-Kahn could be to try to apply the Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic Relations, which grant broad immunity from prosecution to diplomats serving in foreign jurisdictions. Article 31 of the convention says "a diplomatic agent shall enjoy immunity from the criminal jurisdiction of the receiving State." The U.S. ratified the treaty in 1972. The treaty also renders diplomats immune from prosecution in civil and administrative matters, with some exceptions. Under the convention, diplomats are not immune from "action relating to any professional or commercial activity exercised by the diplomatic agent in the receiving State outside his official functions."

Suddenly it looks like the IMF head (this will never get old) is about to be on the receiving end of some involuntary facial inflationary stimulus releases himself courtesy of America's penal (oops) system.

 


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Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:13 | Link to Comment SloMoe
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A bit off topic (or not), but are there any pics of the maid floating around? 

 

Yet... :)

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:21 | Link to Comment quintago
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Here you go kind sir....

http://tinyurl.com/62o9roa

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:39 | Link to Comment zaknick
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A "central bank" under attack:

http://twitpic.com/4y3aqs

massive protests at the Bank of Spain for a "democratic and prosperous" economy.

When will AmeriKa put aside its KKK dreams of empire and free itself from the banksters' embrace? When will we see that at the faje Fed?

Ben Shalom Bernake & Co. send their regards.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:46 | Link to Comment Hugh G Rection
Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:13 | Link to Comment goldinpenguin
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hmm, maybe it was worth it

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:52 | Link to Comment long-shorty
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+1

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:37 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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+55 kagillion.

 

Best laugh in years!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 19:55 | Link to Comment doggings
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by quintago 
on Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:21
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Here you go kind sir....

 

 

I didnt think it was junk, that made me spit my coffee.. :)

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:24 | Link to Comment Rynak
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I honestly hope not, because  of what would follow. Unfortunatelly, i consider it very probable that this will happen.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:24 | Link to Comment sabra1
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i heard she has a striking resemblance to janet napolitano! these old geezers don't care, long as it's got a mouth and tongue!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:27 | Link to Comment WakeUpPeeeeeople
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did she swallow the evidence? if she did, hopefully she held out for the deluxe retirement plan.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:56 | Link to Comment velobabe
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his frenchness. woman on the whole, do not want to swallow that stuff. absolutely not. and if he makes you, just say no† it takes a bit of talent to have the large penis in your mouth and sucking at the same time, as well as stroking, and not barf. just sayin'.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 18:19 | Link to Comment Rick64
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Thanks for that input, seems I know a few talented women.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:20 | Link to Comment caconhma
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I just do not buy that 62-years old Dominique Strauss-Kahn staying in a $3,000 per night room went for a dirty and stinking  mexican maid just before leaving for a flight to Europe.

In any case, one of the Rothschild criminal family jewish banksters will be replaced by another jewish scumbag.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:15 | Link to Comment goldfish1
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He must have reallllly pissed someone off.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:22 | Link to Comment Rynak
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Getting desperate? :-P

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:42 | Link to Comment goldfish1
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hello shill

here's some reading more suited to you:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1387257/IMF-chief-Dominique-Stra...

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:55 | Link to Comment Rynak
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Translation: You ARE now in desperation mode. Prediction: From here onwards, your theory will become weirder and weirder, just to not accept that sometimes, a banana is a banana, and that banksters are not gods, just very powerful humans.

It's amusing how people sometimes develop a relationship with their enemies strong enough, that they actually depend on each other, and thus reaffirm each other.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:38 | Link to Comment falak pema
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If you'd worked for the CIA you'd have understood that talking to your own belly button was your lifeline; as your opposite number in the KGB spent his time questioning it in morse code. Mirror relationships were built on mutual confidence in each others total incompetence and irrelevancy. That alone yields one hell-u-va relationship of trust over time. Its called mutual bureaucratic preservation...

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:20 | Link to Comment Grimbert
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I like the idea, but Google reveals:  No results found for "mutual bureaucratic preservation".

 

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:36 | Link to Comment Rynak
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Interesting. Didn't know this. All i previously knew was the generic psychological/behaviouristic aspect.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:39 | Link to Comment JR
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I liked this part: Talks between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Strauss-Kahn -  previously nicknamed 'The Great Seducer' by the French media - today were cancelled as a replacement will not be sent to Berlin by the IMF, a government source said…

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:57 | Link to Comment velobabe
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chamber maided

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:33 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Yeah!  The maid! 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:22 | Link to Comment RASHOMOAN
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Spitzered?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:33 | Link to Comment el Gallinazo
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No, Spitzer was just an example of prosecutorial selection to enforce. Spitzer was not set-up to commit his (technical) crime, he was just put under a microscope by the Wall Street Government Complex. If this was a frame-up (and not DSK getting confused that you cannot always do to women in NYC what you do to nations), a good defense lawyer with a teem of investigators probably could blow it wide open. Then the maid gets charged with filing a false police report unless she gives up the bag man, etc.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:58 | Link to Comment Popo
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It could still be a set up. DSK was in favor of a cram down for Ireland. There's a 30 billion dollar incentive to shut him up. Just sayin'

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 18:07 | Link to Comment SDRII
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+10

Irish Times ran edicotial last week saying Treasury/Geithner rejected IMF plan for some haircuts. Treasury official then comes out and says it was a collective decision.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 19:38 | Link to Comment goldfish1
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Who is so invested that this would rate a junk?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:15 | Link to Comment bugs_
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"Our Diplomat" Raymond Davis plugs a couple of Al-Queda asassins 200 miles south of bin laden and (thank god) had diplomatic immunity.

DSK does a different kind of plug and doesn't get it?

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:31 | Link to Comment Mesquite
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Oh, he's gonna get it, alright...

Guess that wasn't what was implied..

<](:-)+=<  

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:13 | Link to Comment uhb
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I hope they put him in some ass-pounding prison for, say 20 yrs... => one french less to take care of.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:31 | Link to Comment Belrev
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Strauss-Khan is not French. He is a jew. So is his deputy John Lipsky, so is Khan's lawyer, so is Nicolas Sarkozy.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:37 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I heard they are all reptilian, too.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:41 | Link to Comment uhb
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The French Socialists? Hm. Maybe ;)

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:44 | Link to Comment zaknick
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A fool's infamous last words.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:47 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Paul McCartney is still alive.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:59 | Link to Comment zaknick
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Paul McCartney sucks ___! Sorry, no simpler way to say it.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:01 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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He had a few good songs.  All of them when he was with the Beatles, of course.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:13 | Link to Comment zaknick
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Hey, on a more "serious" note, I have only experienced 2 things in my life I have been unable to explain. If you search YouTube for " bush reptile" a link for a CNN Geirge Bush Sr and Bill Clinton (google Mena CIA drug trafficking Clinton") will come up. Explain George Bush's antics and that metallic clinking sound his eyes make???

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:26 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Dude we are all reptiles because the Anunaki made love to our women thousands of years ago, but because the moon is made of cheese, the Anunaki couldn't leave!  (Cheese fucks with time travel).  Now most of them live in caves in Tora Bora, which is why Bin Laden was so hard to find (hint, because he is an Anunaki).  They spend their time playing poker and watching porn while they run things from behind the scenes.  Some keep power though, like the Windsors and the Popes, because they like to have a little attention.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:11 | Link to Comment nmewn
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"I heard they are all reptilian, too."
ROTFL!!!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:13 | Link to Comment tmosley
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DA JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:14 | Link to Comment quintago
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Good. Hopefully they'll nail that Bernard Henri-Levy next.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:10 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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Khan 'nailed' and jailed by the NYPD from a phonecall from France in the time of a trans-Atlantic flight???

Investors and whistleblowers took 3 years to nail Bernie Madoff, it was (finally) the NYPD that did it, not the SEC. See a time difference?

And here we are 4 years into mass national mortgage fraud, ratings fraud and lawyers documentation fraud and the Govt, police, regulators and justice system are all still sitting on their arses whistling Dixie

...trans-Atlantic policing in hours, these are big wheels moving fast, only the establishment can do that or seize them up completely as they please... what has happened to Khan stinks beyond fishy 

this Khan case is highligthing that 'discrepency' in how our beyond rotten establishment works

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:14 | Link to Comment Hushups
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I can't help feeling like someone is jingling their keys in front of me while they're digging through my cookie jar.

 

Am I really supposed to believe that anything even remotely serious is going to happen because of the testimony of a maid?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:40 | Link to Comment breezer1
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women's rights and stuff . she may end up becoming a cause. there are lots of people in jail whose mothers worked as maids by the way. they say if you take it in the ass often enough you end up wanting it. 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:56 | Link to Comment Hugh G Rection
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 they say if you take it in the ass often enough you end up wanting it. 

 

proove it

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:04 | Link to Comment velobabe
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honest, i am a female and have never had anything go up into my ass.

nothing fits but shit.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:41 | Link to Comment Mesquite
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DNA doesn't discriminate...

Powerful, rich, etc...

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:01 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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yes but the wheels of the Police do discriminate ...sometimes they move fast, sometimes they clog up and sit on their corrupt arses ...the speed differential is the establishment

Khan is the only bwanker in jail over the past 4 years and in record speed despite mass systemic fraud, incompetence and criminal auditing (cooking the books) in the banking systems both sides of the Atlantic... Go Figure

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 19:41 | Link to Comment Fred Hayek
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Actually it's easy to figure.

DSK did something is pursued by a blue collar sort of cop. 

Alld the financial scum of Wall Street got away with doing things that are pursued by white collar cops.

Now, the former are hardly saints or invariably reliable.  But the latter are almost invariably unreliable.

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:19 | Link to Comment Ying-Yang
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Just to put it out there for ZH'ers to ponder... was DSK actions his own or was he set up? Who would benefit from this story?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:23 | Link to Comment Rynak
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Uh, umm..... his actions were his own anyways, unless it never happened.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:28 | Link to Comment Ying-Yang
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Exactly my point. TPTB usually don't get tagged with such things.. they get "taken care of". Who did he piss off that is more powerful?

DSK was the front runner to win over Sarkozy in upcoming race.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:56 | Link to Comment zaknick
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Sarkozy is a joo brought up by Frank Wisner Jr whose father along with Rockefeller cousin Allen Dulles and some others founded the fascist CIA.
Same Wisner who visited Mubarak during his downfall. With political rivals like that (who went behind Carter"s back with the Iranians in 1979) anything is possible.

Those eager to deny any possibility of conspiracy know jack shit about their reality.

The banksters' KKK Matrix.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 18:03 | Link to Comment Hexus
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DSK is at the very top, he's the head of the IMF not some piddling congressman. He wasn't set up.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 19:46 | Link to Comment goldfish1
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and you know this how?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:21 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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One unamed aide has told Le Monde: "To me, there is no immunity. It is a matter for the IMF and the host country, the United States. His Frenchness is not at stake."

So, as long as his "Frenchness" is intact:  no harm, no foul!

Do the French seriously buy into this?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:27 | Link to Comment Concentrated po...
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That question is pretty rich.  I think the simplest answer to the question is the best.  No, he was not set up.  He was just acting out his nature.  He and the rest of his one-world government buddies are nothing but the worst examples of everything sinister, evil and disgusting.  I'm just glad he was found out so as to set the IMF back 6 months on their plans to destroy nations.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:29 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1

Occam's Razor, the simplest explanation is usually the right explanation.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:56 | Link to Comment goldfish1
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"...the simplest available theory is sometimes a less accurate explanation..."

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:03 | Link to Comment zaknick
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The "head deeply up ass" answer. Conspiracy theories are bullshit. Keep on reading their "history books" and MSM narrative until the lights go out.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:35 | Link to Comment Ying-Yang
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Yes I like simple as well.. but there is a power struggle within the NWO as with all things. Egotists just can't help themselves.

You think Sarkozy is sad about this?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:39 | Link to Comment Concentrated po...
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Anything to slow the bastards down in their plans is fine by me.  I don't care what Sarkozy thinks, maybe he'll get busted fondling something too.  If the NWO folks are not unified then I'm happy for the divisions to grow and their plans come to nothing.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:35 | Link to Comment Rynak
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Actually, i suspect he was not just "acting out of his nature" but additionally was under high stress and lost it.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:08 | Link to Comment velobabe
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i bet he was watching porn at the time. arousal, can be inspired by the female body. pussy rules. great men taken down by yearning pussy. sorry guys, it is power.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 21:44 | Link to Comment Hugh G Rection
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Pussy is the biggest bubble of all time, completely overvalued and destined to crash. Im loading up on PMs and when the pussy bubble pops im buying that shit up on the low.

In a SHTF scenario pussy will attach itself to the biggest dick with the most PMs and ammo. In societal collapse a pushup bra and a miniskirt will invite the roaming hordes of cavemen to club that shit and drag it back to the cave.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:26 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Saw a picture of his wife on a different thread, she's a really good-looking woman.  Probably not into playing "Rapo!"

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:45 | Link to Comment uhb
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precisely.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:28 | Link to Comment Smartie37
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And all of a sudden, the USD has additional capacity to be diluted......by QE3,

as a sinking Greece drags the Euro down and thus props up the USD for a little while.

But the FED will have to act quickly to to throw some lifesaving Swaps to the EU before it goes too far under-water to reach the "ring" and sinks down to Davey Jones' locker..........

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:39 | Link to Comment Ying-Yang
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NTPD rolled up to Air France... went inside 1st Class and snagged is ass right off the plane.

Pretty righteous for commoners quite odd for elites.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:27 | Link to Comment wisefool
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There are several threads here since yesterday with many, many plausible theories.

For me it is really going to boil down to if he did request an escort, at the rate a man of means would typically pay: Wouldn't he specify the type? Would the ethnicity and body type of this maid match up to what he requested? Unless he just did a "suprise me, dear madame" request.

I am sure this woman is an attractive person. But I sincerely doubt he could not have recognized her hair and make up was probably not the same stuff a call girl, even dressed as a maid, would be donning.

Innocent tll proven guilty. So lets wait and see.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:08 | Link to Comment velobabe
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he probably gets turned on by the uniformed female. japan likes them in school dress.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 18:18 | Link to Comment wisefool
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Right.  And if the theories here about "this is how it is done" for powerful men when they stay in a hotel, Pavlov takes over.

But that is a another good point. They should have footage of the hallway showing her cleaning cart outside the door. Also, she had the key to get in, which I am assuming a call girl would not. He should have been able to pick up on that.

But still, and I am in no way trying to cast dispersion on this young lady, but I doubt her profession allowed her to have perfectly manicured hands. She probably did not have a couple of thousands of dollars invested in her hair and make up. I would expect all these things in a call girl this dude would have standards for, even if she was instructed to show up in a maids outfit.

Bah, it is either a frame up or a rape. I don't see anything in the middle.

 

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:40 | Link to Comment FischerBlack
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He certainly did something. It's not like he was uninvolved. I thought at first he had diplomatic immunity and in a coked-up/drunken state he figured nothing would happen to him. He can't be so stupid as to believe he had diplomatic immunity all these years and be wrong about it. So there is surely much more to this story. But what a story it is. For most americans this will be the first time they ever hear of the IMF.

 

Added, he was clearly trying to flee the country back to Paris where it would difficult, if not impossible to extradite him against his will, being a powerful bankster and all. So, there's some kind of guilt written all over that move.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:16 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Dominique is going to come out of prison in much worse shape than he went in.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:37 | Link to Comment RockyRacoon
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How come (pun intended) he was staying in a $3,000/night suite instead of Motel 6, or a Holiday Inn Express?   His chances of getting a_head would have been much better.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:42 | Link to Comment Ying-Yang
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Not that any legit Raccoon would personally stay in a Mo'6 for a little 'coon tail.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:04 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Now you're talking!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:47 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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If he was staying in a $3000/night hotel suite, then where was maid #2 during the moments in question?

Overly flirtatious or aggressive guests are less of a driver of housekeeping staff working in teams than efficiency and liability.

One person can't properly make a king size bed.  The housekeeping goal is to complete any individual room as quickly as possible, to free the room for the next guest, or to be gone by the time the current guest returns.   

If a guest goes to the pool and leaves a $100,000 watch in the room that disappears when someone who is paid as little as the hotel can legally or practically pay has visited the room alone, the hotel pays.

It is possible that Sofitel management in NYC doesn't know how a hotel is supposed to be run, but it's unlikely.  Then again Sofitel isn't really a top tier hotel even if they are charging $3000/night.  

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:29 | Link to Comment Grimbert
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Sofitel isn't that expensive - 500 usd for a suite. Yeah it's expensive but not not that expensive

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 01:18 | Link to Comment RockyRacoon
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Just repeating the news reports -- FWIW.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:36 | Link to Comment uhb
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hopefully!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:20 | Link to Comment silberblick
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And here is an animation telling you what you can do to stick it to the banksters:

http://thesilvergoldhedge.blogspot.com/2011/05/join-sla-to-get-even-and-...

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:25 | Link to Comment Millivanilli
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That isn't what Karl Douchinger says.   He is an expert in international law, commodities, equities, bonds, nuclear science,  nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, and other fields not EVEN INVENTED YET!

ps karl, suck a dick!

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:42 | Link to Comment breezer1
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dominique should have called karl...

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:19 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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Great hotel security!

Top notch.

The guy had time to get dressed, packed up and left before anyone confronted him.

Sounds like he would be more suited to be part of F1 racing then the IMF.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:23 | Link to Comment BoNeSxxx
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..."involuntary facial inflationary stimulus releases..."

Just fucking briliant.  Keep 'em, er ah, coming :-) 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:23 | Link to Comment dcb
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This guy isn't going to jail. An elite does not go to jail. Someone will be putting pressure on the prosecutors, or somewhere. They are immune.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:31 | Link to Comment Rynak
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Yup, they are gods! Except of, when they are not. For one thing, if the media coverage keeps up, he is politically dead, convicted or not. Sorry to "blow" your secret desire for that which you claim to reject.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:34 | Link to Comment deselby
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He'll bail out, then never return.  He'll get the Polanski beautiful people's extradition exemption, the French will never arrest him.

I only hope the judge sets the bail high - at least get some revenue for New York when he defaults - and imposes an escrow for damages for the maid.  Two million for bail and two million in escrow for the maid at least.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:24 | Link to Comment BorisTheBlade
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First Gaddhafi comes out with accusations that he financed Sarkozy's campaign, Libya gets bombed. Then DSK, who is no way an angel and yet, potentially main rival to Sarkozy gets caught harassing maid who is 30 years younger (good shape I gotta say). Something fishy about this small guy.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:24 | Link to Comment CrashisOptimistic
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Here is the real issue, people.

No more than 1 week ago, the article on Ireland made it VERY CLEAR that the initial offer from IMF to Ireland included a 50% restructure (aka default).  Only at the last moment did Geithner hear about it and make the phone call to DSK that stopped it.  It came that close.

DSK appears to be receptive to default, which would, of course trigger the swaps planet-wide that can restart the Lehman avalanche.  With Greece and Ireland renegotiating everything, it looks pretty obvious to me that DSK had to be gotten out of the way.

And I don't mean some BS tinfoil banking conspiracy.  I mean the US gov't, the German gov't and the French gov't.  THEY can't allow default because it will get them all voted out of office. 

Frankly, that appears to me to be the most likely scenario here, for the compelling reason that one simply must ask the question of why, with Greece, Ireland and Portugal maneuvering to renegotiate their defaults, and a mtg with Merkel upcoming, Why Was He In NYC?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:31 | Link to Comment Concentrated po...
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answer:  to get laid.  rich man-whore looking for action, didn't want to fork over the coin for a professional, went after the maid.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:38 | Link to Comment BorisTheBlade
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rich man-whore looking for action, didn't want to fork over the coin for a professional, went after the maid.

Sure, sounds plausible, I can easily imagine DSK's conversation with a ho:

DSK: How much?

Ho: $100 for a blowjob

DSK: No problem, but do you a change from one trillion?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:45 | Link to Comment Concentrated po...
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lol, I think it went more like this:

DSK: how much in fiat?

Ho:  I only accept hard money

DSK:  We are out currently, can I get a loan?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:16 | Link to Comment BorisTheBlade
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I have some hope in humanity if hookers started demanding hard money for their hard labour. Yet, on a serious note, doubtful he would ever have problems with getting one. In fact, once person is in a position of power, a lot of doors open for those kinds of things. Women would be placed around people of that level to, ultimately, subvert them:


CIA officers in Russia were strongly warned about “swallows,” the term for the beautiful women the KGB deployed to try to seduce Americans, which was a constant danger at Moscow station. (One former CIA official told me that he and his friends joked that they longed to be given the job of “sexual entrapment training officer.”)

The Russians did have some modest success with this strategy. Back in 1940, the FBI discovered that “single U.S. employees in Moscow frequented a prostitution ring linked to Soviet intelligence and that classified documents were handled improperly and may have been obtained by Soviet workers.” It's also been reported that the CIA's first Moscow station chief fell for a swallow—his maid—and returned home in disgrace.

I for one demand pictures of this maid, hope it was worth it.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:47 | Link to Comment tired1
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There was one US businessman in a Moscow hotel who knew the game, that the KGB ad cameras and he would be filmed for blackmail. When the swallow knocked on the door, he was ready - he had a pillowcase over his head. What to do? She had orders to have sex with this guy and just did as she was told.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:25 | Link to Comment BorisTheBlade
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he had a pillowcase over his head

LMAO, brilliant.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:42 | Link to Comment uhb
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+1

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:44 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Men like DSK think they are invincible.  It is not a matter of this or that, it is a matter of, "Do you know who I am?  I am Kobe Fucking Bryant!  I am Al Gore!  I am DSK!  I am a powerful man that always gets what he wants!  I do not consider consequences, because to me they do not exist!"

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:47 | Link to Comment Amish Hacker
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Snap out of it. Non-consensual sex is never about sex, it's about power, and the arrogance of power.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:55 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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+1,

Amish for the win!  Step on down and claim your prize.  You have a won a, 'Fuck your couch, DSK!'  T-shirt and an all expenses paid trip to visit DSK in the Hauge.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 20:21 | Link to Comment Amish Hacker
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I assume I'll be flying First Class, like the man himself?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:14 | Link to Comment velobabe
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this man is traveling commercial? hell he had to of gotten groped at the NYC airport, by TSA right. maybe they don't grope IMF people.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:36 | Link to Comment RockyRacoon
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So, you're saying he was Spitzered?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:02 | Link to Comment Coke and Hookers
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If DSK was out of line regarding the current agenda, he was a dead man walking. Being set up like that is the oldest trick in the book - even more common than 'accidents', particularly for high level players. Frankly, I don't see the anti-IMF crowd arranging something like this. It was probably either unrelated to the IMF (Sarko eliminating a competitor) or he had become a problem for TPTB. The response to all this, particularly from the IMF and the stakeholders in its agenda, will tell us a lot.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 19:45 | Link to Comment samsara
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He was replaced by a JPM guy.

Sounds like internecine warfare type of give take between the Rockefellers(JPM) and the Red Shield(Europe Concentric).

They know the music is about to stop,  and all are playing for the last chairs.

Think of it as the exposed portions of a intra-mafia type squabbling.

Wasn't he leaning against the dollar as the reserve currency?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:30 | Link to Comment FunkyMonkeyBoy
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He has God given immunity, he's a jew. Release this entity at once!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:58 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Riddle me this:  If men like Rockefeller, Bush(es), in fact all Presidents, and the most powerful and richest men (and only men) from America to Germany, hob nob for weeks on end at a little retreat in the Redwoods of Northern Cali, how is it that not one jew has ever been invited?

Does this not do away with the asinine theory that Jews run the world?  Does it not show that DSK, Bernanke, and other Jews have been put on the chopping block for failed economics and finance (when the time comes, of course), or does this pose a greater theory:  that Jews are so powerful they let the Christians run the world while living in their caves and changing form into reptilians?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:23 | Link to Comment nmewn
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+ five oz of pure logic gold ;-)

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:08 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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LH, Kissinger has been a regular for a long time at bohemian grove.

plus, it is not the be all and end all of the power elite. It's only the pinnacle of a certain sect.

ORI

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 20:42 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Right, but such a pinnacle.  Is there a bigger pinnacle?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:38 | Link to Comment Muir
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"Riddle me this"

Who writes the agenda?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:45 | Link to Comment Grimbert
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There must be poor Jews around, but Jews are such a small proportion of world society that statistically it would be unlikely their overall economic makeup would reflect that of Whites (or any other colour) as a whole.

 

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 18:25 | Link to Comment goldfish1
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Kissinger.

And you have the guest list?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 20:42 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Touche...that is one Jew.  Anymore?  Anymore Jews that go to the Grove?  Bet there is none....

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:31 | Link to Comment FischerBlack
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I stand corrected, then. Doesn't matter, he has International Bankster immunity.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:40 | Link to Comment knukles
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That extends only to economic crimes.

This has to be utilized to serve as an image, an illusion that justice prevails across all socio economic strata, take the eye off reality of the economic raping and pillaging.

Bernay's first rule.... distract.
Second, defame.
He's a shill.

This is full tilt Hegelian Dialect. 
As an example, read the threads.
All related to his indiscretions and role as a rapist of countries and peasantry.  Not a drop looking for restitution for economic wrongs and crimes against the people. 
Distraction galore.
Our discussion will not change anything with regard to the rape of the common man.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:32 | Link to Comment e_u_r_o
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rofl @ IMF head

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:36 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Screwing is official IMF business

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:42 | Link to Comment Rynak
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I was thinking something similiar when reading the article :)

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:44 | Link to Comment knukles
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His immunity extends to professional efforts performed with regard to his role with the IMF.  That was clear yesterday.
However, what was NOT clear yesterday was whether the language pertaining to such would be stretched, manipulated, folded, bent, stapled enough to get him off...  Like why TF was he not just let go and told behind the scenes that he was persona non-grata; the IMF board over which the US holds majority sway simply moved to replace him.
Appears that he's fucked with someone enough to get his ass into the proverbial inextricable sling  The classic you been had butt fucking of the highest political nature.
Tough shit D, you're a goner. 
And from now on IMF, you'll do the bidding of your masters.  No more running amok, deciding just what the NWO will look like. We decide the future landscape, not you.  You may hold the big job, but you do not have the authority attached thereto, just the responsibility.
No indiscretions, for our control is paramount.
Nobody gets too big for our boots.   

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 01:05 | Link to Comment DriveByLurker
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This incident was within the scope of his professional duties as a banker - he was trying to make a night deposit.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:41 | Link to Comment PulauHantu29
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Great! A new, live episode of Law & Order!

Where is Bruckheimer?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:36 | Link to Comment MissCellany
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It's a sex crime...better call in Cragen, Benson and Stabler. ;^)

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:42 | Link to Comment Atomizer
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Qui est le bienfaiteur? C'est pourquoi nous avons besoin des noms.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:44 | Link to Comment adonisdemilo
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@crashisoptimistic

he was probably there on some pretext, so that he could be set up

if he's in the States they can control the situation

any body else who can influence the outcome of Greek and Irish debts has now been warned

the big boys do not want restructuring, they want the assets 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:46 | Link to Comment sabra1
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if he ends up dead within 1 week, then was a setup!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:44 | Link to Comment FischerBlack
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We can take solace in one thing. If found guilty, an arrogant prick with a french accent in general population in Attica doesn't last very long.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:51 | Link to Comment Hearst
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This elitist grotesque ran away to his jet like a scared little rat.  The open question remains.  Did he know the maid wasn't who he paid for or just didn't care?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:56 | Link to Comment superflyguy
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no, he ran to the Air France commercial jet, didn't you read the story?

I guess they have cost cutting at IMF too so their top guys cannot use private jets anymore.

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:49 | Link to Comment bid the soldier...
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Today rape can also mean that you didn't tell her she was beautiful,
or she was good, or that you want to hook up again soon.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:51 | Link to Comment MissCellany
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How's that defense been working out for you in court?

Asshole.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:52 | Link to Comment Marina Sorciere
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It's taken about 12 years for the whack-a-mole game against DSK to resume. I always felt there was another episode coming...

 

He resigned as Finance Minister under the split Chirac/Jospin government over allegations of invoicing fraud. We didn't hear much from/about this guy for a few years - he was disgraced - he got out of the way, so the matter died down. What do you know - the Socialists (Jospin) lost in the next election. UMP (Chirac et al) won.

 

DSK may or may not be a scumbag & I have no love for the I M F*#CKED, but, Hello, guess who would have/could have won the Socialist nomination for Pres. 2012?

 

Set up, big time. The French generally are non-plussed over marital lapses, sexual liason allegations (although if this was assaulting a hotel housekeeper she should have used her teeth!). This, however, is the second time he is besmirching the lily-white IMF reputation & he's kind of on probation the last few years, so...voila!

 

Interesting this comes on the heels of the comment about the USA's financial house disorder, also.

 

Keep an eye on what the French Socialist party decides to do and what (if any) comment Sarcozy makes. My guess is mumm's the word. He is desperate to get UMP's win but his polling #'s suck.

The Right (FN) and UMP will play this up as a slap in the face of France thanks to this monster's activities.

'He has disgraced us' kind of thing. I don't know. I don't like him, but I ain't buying this one!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:11 | Link to Comment strannick
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Je concur. That should be one's first assumption.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 20:01 | Link to Comment Fred Hayek
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But it's much too early for this to be all that worthwhile for Sarko.  Yes, he might get rid of DSK but it'd be like Obama getting rid of Romney right now.  So what?  Someone else will just seamlessly take his place.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:58 | Link to Comment Silverhog
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Why didn't she just bite the damn thing and send him to the emergency ward?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:25 | Link to Comment velobabe
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honest, i don't think chambermaids are use to using their teeth to inject pain to anybody. it really isn't in our DNA, to think first and bite later. i can't imagine biting into a penis would be like. i guess it has no bone, but damn it is pretty hard.

carnivorous, bitchez.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:38 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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It's hard from blood pressure!  Bite too hard and blood leaks out! :>(

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:01 | Link to Comment Marina Sorciere
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Exactly! Plus, that's the only way to PROVE it.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:02 | Link to Comment deckard
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i doubt it very much but lets hope as we speak he is in a cell with a 20 stone gorilla telling him 'boy you got a pretty mouth'

seems too bizarre to make up though

 

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:05 | Link to Comment Widowmaker
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Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:06 | Link to Comment Widowmaker
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He's on a mission from God.  Perhaps not diplomatic, but certainly fiscal immunity as the world will quickly see.  You can bet the taxpayer even comps his hotel stay, the maid's tip to buy her off, and new phone.

Nobody interferes with God's work, nobody.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:05 | Link to Comment strannick
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So International Bankes dont have carte blanche to commit rape? And this was news to DSK?

The banker's confusion is understandable. After years of banks having free access to the money, I guess they just kinda figured they could go ahead and grab the women too.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:31 | Link to Comment palmereldritch
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No diplomatic immunity?

It's encouraging to know the Malthusian hell hole engendered by the IMF and its sister covens has yet to achieve the sovereign state of Globalstan yet....but then again, immunity can take many forms.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:12 | Link to Comment goldfish1
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IMF boss calls for global currency

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, thinks a new world currency would calm economic instability and curb the dollar's power

 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:27 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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So I guess we have to ride the whirlpool spin machine to figure this out. Thanks shill.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:29 | Link to Comment wisefool
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I can see this angle. But I am not sure the elites in america would be that opposed to losing reserve currency status. Everybody blames the Military industrial complex, but Secretary gates has said recently that the #1 national security threat is US debt.

So the US takes the recent financial crisis on the chin. Bails the world out and walks away like the marshal plan. Grind on our own issues for a while and let the Euroes figure it out on thier own.

Simply put, I don't think this was a CIA/MIC frame up. I think they'd be happy to have this guy take stuff off thier plates.

 

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