MORE ON DOMINIQUE STRAUSS-KAHNJuly 9, 2011
Well...no sooner had I finished my News and Views from the Nefarium last Thursday, than this little article turned up:
So...what do we have now? (1) a "maid" with $100,000 in her bank, from deposits made from who knows where, (2) a "maid" with a sky-high phone bill, (3) a willful cover-up of this evidence until the day after the IMF confirmed a new head; (4) other growing evidence that the whole charge was framed and is headed for dismissal in New York, when all of a sudden (5) M. Strauss-Kahn is charged for more or less the same crime in France, by (6) the daughter of a member of his Socialist party, who (7) counseled her daughter not to pursue the matter when, allegedly, it first occurred over ten years ago.
Is there anyone who doesn't have a problem with this whole story? The transparency of it alone should bother those who do not, for it is a clear sign that either those behind it - and make no mistake about it, I think they are the Banksters in all their lust-for-power stupidity - have gone completely nutter, and are for some reason panicked, and cannot bother even to cloak their moves any more, or the transparency itself is not ill-conceived, and part of a wider goal to drive home the message to us common folk that "We can do anything we want and get away with it."
It does raise certain questions though. M. Strauss-Kahn was a powerful contender for the Presidency of France, and indeed, some polls in France still show him to be such. So the questions are, was this whole episode concocted to get rid of him at the IMF, or to deny him the French Presidency, or both?
Beyond these questions, there are larger ones: Does this whole episode denote yet another component in some more-or-less hidden covert factional infighting taking place within the corridors of international banking? From where I sit, it looks entirely likely, for during his tenure as the managing director of the IMF, M. Strauss-Kahn was a champion of the Special Drawing Rights(SDRs), a kind of global reserve currency to replace the dollar. It looks like factional infighting to me...