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Strauss-Kahn was set up, French say
France 24 ^ | 05/18/11 | Joseph BAMAT / Sébastian SEIBT

Posted on 05/18/2011 8:22:01 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Strauss-Kahn was set up, French say

When news broke that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York on criminal sex charges, theories that the IMF chief had been set up began circulating in France.

By Joseph BAMAT / Sébastian SEIBT (text)

In the immediate aftermath of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s dramatic arrest, the majority of French people were inclined to believe that the managing director of the International Monetary Fund was the victim of a conspiracy, an opinion poll revealed on Wednesday.

The survey, conducted by French polling agency CSA after New York City police charged Strauss-Kahn with sexually assaulting and attempting to rape a hotel maid in a luxury hotel, found that 57 percent of people interviewed thought he was set up. Just 32 percent of people thought he was not the victim of a plot and a further 11 percent had no opinion.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bitchsetmeup; conspiracytheory; france; rape; strausskahn
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This incident is bound to produce highly charged and contentious trial. May top OJ Simpson saga. Ego and pride of French elite are bruised, and they will move heaven and earth to find a hole in the accusation leveled at Strauss-Kahn. Even if the charge itself turns out be unambigously true, the way the whole thing is to be handled would spur angry response. Whether he is guilty or not, it has a potential to strain relationship between two countries. Especially if the French start to convince themselves that he is being railroaded.

In response, French may cry double standard. He is charged and convicted for rape, but there is a certain well-known U.S. politician who successfully dodged the similar charges: Bill Clinton. Whether French used to like him or not is moot. They could use Clinton's case to get back at Americans.

1 posted on 05/18/2011 8:22:09 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

-THE B*TCH SET ME UP-


2 posted on 05/18/2011 8:24:16 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"the managing director of the International Monetary Fund was the victim of a conspiracy"

As well he should be. The IMF needs to be axed.

3 posted on 05/18/2011 8:24:57 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TigerLikesRooster
J'accuse
4 posted on 05/18/2011 8:25:03 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Damn straight, b*tch set him up!

5 posted on 05/18/2011 8:25:13 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: TigerLikesRooster
This incident is bound to produce highly charged and contentious trial. May top OJ Simpson saga.

In France perhaps. Not here. Most Americans don't care about this guy, to the point where few knew/know who he is. That won't change much, even with the media attention it will get. It's a French/New York angle story.

6 posted on 05/18/2011 8:25:20 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: SIDENET

How do you say that in French??


7 posted on 05/18/2011 8:25:44 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

And the Ruling Class begins circling the wagons to protect one of their leaders.


8 posted on 05/18/2011 8:26:07 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: SIDENET

So what, that still does not exonerate him of rape. If he was set up, could we get this outfit’s number and do the same to zero? Could the Mossad do this?


9 posted on 05/18/2011 8:26:44 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: fishtank

La Chienne m’ont incité à être blâmé!


10 posted on 05/18/2011 8:28:31 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: bcsco
Not sure folks can completely tune out and ignore it. Once French start to hurl all kinds of names at Americans(they don't discriminate NYers from the rest of the country,) things will change.
11 posted on 05/18/2011 8:28:38 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: SIDENET

Yeah and OJ is going to look for the real killer after he gets out of jail.


12 posted on 05/18/2011 8:29:45 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Knowing how the Chicago Thug mentality permeates the Stroker Regime, it wouldn’t surprise me at all to find that the French got this right.

What better way to assure the financial demise of the United States than to put someone of the “caliber” of a Timothy Geitner into the top slot of the IMF?

You have to know that George Soros would be more than willing and happy to finance and facilitate such a move. He is deeply imbedded into the inner workings of this Regime.


13 posted on 05/18/2011 8:30:20 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote
I think he got set up, too.

Big political struggle going on in France. Sarkozy is happier then hell.

14 posted on 05/18/2011 8:34:52 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The fact the French look down their noses at Americans is old news. It’s a given. They can hurl epithets all they want, it’ll be taken as the usual tripe from them. We have too many of our own serious problems to worry about, let along get hung up on what the French hate about us now.

As for Strauss-Kahn, the media will hype it up, but it’ll only be a big deal in New York and other socialist havens. The rest of the country will “Ho-hum”...


15 posted on 05/18/2011 8:35:00 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: SIDENET
-THE B*TCH SET ME UP-

• La chienne m'a établi !
• La chienne me mettre en place!
• La chienne me remet sur pied!

16 posted on 05/18/2011 8:36:28 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (The 'Land of Opportunity'... NOW BECOMING... The 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Given this guy's past, he is the perfect set-up victim if somebody thought he was about to say too much about the Greek situation or if the Powers That Be just wanted someone else in that seat or simply to warn to anyone else in the world financial hierarchy to shut their mouths about the systematic pre-collapse looting currently going on - or else.

Given this guy's past, he is just as likely to be 100% guilty as charged.

There is no good resolution to this one.

17 posted on 05/18/2011 8:37:47 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Not to pick nits, but wouldn’t that be “La Chienne m’a incite a etre blame?”


18 posted on 05/18/2011 8:38:34 AM PDT by Ax (Osama Bin Laden, the newest weed in the gardens of hell.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

An avowed socialist that crashes in $3,000-a-night hotel rooms is exactly what his opponents nicknamed him - a champagne socialist. That’s $125-an-hour. You know what they say: $125-an-hour here, a $125-an-hour there - pretty soon you’re talking real money.


19 posted on 05/18/2011 8:40:00 AM PDT by torchthemummy (The Audacity Of Truth Trumps All)
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To: SIDENET
-THE B*TCH SET ME UP-


• La chienne m'a établi!
• La chienne me mettre en place!
• La chienne me remet sur pied!

20 posted on 05/18/2011 8:42:07 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (The 'Land of Opportunity'... NOW BECOMING... The 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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To: Howie66

DSK was front and center in the effort to replace the dollar as reserve currency with an SDR basket.

If he’s replaced with Lipsky or Geithner then the private bank known as the Federal Reserve will effectively control the IMF.

Which is *very fortuitous* for the private bank known as the Federal Reserve.

Though I can certainly believe that DSK, like other alpha Liberals such as Clinton and Gore, is independently capable of rape: I have to say it’s plausible that he was deliberately lured to his destruction.


21 posted on 05/18/2011 8:42:35 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Once French start to hurl all kinds of names at Americans(they don't discriminate NYers from the rest of the country,) things will change.

Guess I'll have to drop snails from my diet...

Regards,
GtG

22 posted on 05/18/2011 8:43:11 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: SIDENET

Right, then what was his sperm doing in her butt and why was she bleeding?

May he get what deserves!


23 posted on 05/18/2011 8:45:13 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: Red_Devil 232

Of course, many French elites, journalists and self-proclaimed “philosophers” like BHL are calling this another Dreyfus Affair. They also called the pursuit of convicted child rapist , Roman Polanski, another Dreyfus Affair.
Two questions:
1. Why do they French rally around and defenc powerful men who abuse women?
2. Why do so many of these Socialist pompous a$$es go by 3 initials?

Answer: almost everything you’ve ever hear about French men is true, Socialists in particular.
They are imitating JFK and his Socialist brother RFK. An exception to this is the other brother, simply known as Tubby- the greatest abuser of women of them all.


24 posted on 05/18/2011 8:45:43 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Of course, many French elites, journalists and self-proclaimed “philosophers” like BHL are calling this another Dreyfus Affair. They also called the pursuit of convicted child rapist , Roman Polanski, another Dreyfus Affair.
Two questions:
1. Why do they French rally around and defenc powerful men who abuse women?
2. Why do so many of these Socialist pompous a$$es go by 3 initials?

Answer: almost everything you’ve ever hear about French men is true, Socialists in particular.
They are imitating JFK and his Socialist brother RFK. An exception to this is the other brother, simply known as Tubby- the greatest abuser of women of them all.


25 posted on 05/18/2011 8:45:58 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Strauss-Kahn was set up, French say

Yeah...Sure...Right. 100% predictable response from the wine-watering weenies.

26 posted on 05/18/2011 8:46:41 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: grumpygresh
So what, that still does not exonerate him of rape.

Oh, I think he's guilty as hell. I just had to post that Marion Barry quote.

27 posted on 05/18/2011 8:48:06 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Howie66

You have to know that George Soros would be more than willing and happy to finance and facilitate such a move.

It wil be nice when Soros gets his passport out of this world but I hear his sons think the same way he does.


28 posted on 05/18/2011 8:49:12 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Well, the one thing I find interesting is the woman is a muslim. And why would she say, what she said, if it weren’t true? We all know what muslims do with their rape victims.


29 posted on 05/18/2011 8:53:04 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Bitsy

You have to start somewhere, though. :-)


30 posted on 05/18/2011 8:57:24 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Granted there is the Clinton incident but isn’t AlGore’s masseuse incident a closer parallel? Hotel staff (or contractor), unwanted advance, 2nd chakra and all that. At least Bill was impeached even if the Senate ducked. AlGore seems to be getting away with his incident (payoff?).


31 posted on 05/18/2011 8:59:10 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: Sacajaweau

“I think he got set up, too.”

I sure don’t have all the facts. I do have a few questions.

Was she cleaning a room that had been asigned to her? Did she enter the room when she had a good reason to think the occupant had checked out?

If the answers are ‘yes’, I’d bet he forced himself on her.


32 posted on 05/18/2011 8:59:55 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Dominique, nique, nique, over the land he plods / And sings a little song / Never asking for reward / He just talks about the Lord ...


33 posted on 05/18/2011 9:00:44 AM PDT by tumblindice (Cant-free since 2005)
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Dominique Strauss-Kahn,should have press like the Muslim and Chief does..If you have sex with a man then your sex will be covered up and no one mentions it again..and the person that told on you ends up in jail so no one can talk to him again until Obama is out of the white house.. Also I would like to know what Dominique Strauss-Kahn opinion of Muslim is,could it be he isn't pleased with them taking over France so the Muslims are afraid he will be their worse nigh mare if he is elected,could this Muslim woman that accused him be lying so his career is ruined and the Muslims man is elected..

Stranger things have happened especially when it come to politics ...I am not taking up for this man, heavens know I do not like anything to do with the French but could my question be answered about his opinion of the Muslims..

34 posted on 05/18/2011 9:02:59 AM PDT by PLD
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To: TigerLikesRooster
That's quite a set up.

IMF accuser in apartment for HIV victims

Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have more to worry about than a possible prison sentence. The IMF chief's alleged sex-assault victim lives in a Bronx apartment rented exclusively for adults with HIV...

35 posted on 05/18/2011 9:03:23 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

San Francisco is trying to have him extradited to their court system. An old, rich French guy who likes anal sex? The boys are mad in Frisco that they missed this one.


36 posted on 05/18/2011 9:03:43 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The woman is unlikely to make it to any trial IMO. The pressure on her is awesome. The media is hounding her neighbors, claiming she has aids - lives in a aids apartment house, ts an African whore, and has received $$. The posters on CNN are 10 to 1 against her with convoluted theories of the “setup”. The progressives have one set of theories while others post reminders of the Duke DA or the disproven victim. Add to that the nature of the attorneys in this case and I’d say the victim is toast. Sad


37 posted on 05/18/2011 9:05:48 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: MsLady

She could be a foreign operative. New York is crawling with them especially in the area around the UN and especially at hotels where international VIPs stay.


38 posted on 05/18/2011 9:06:17 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: fishtank

La chienne m’a établi


39 posted on 05/18/2011 9:07:20 AM PDT by PLD
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To: TigerLikesRooster
They could use Clinton's case to get back at Americans.

Get back at us how? Clinton got caught red handed about Monica, but I don't remember him leaving the scene of a rape and jumping a plane to head to a country without extradition. As for the rape allegations against Slick and Pepe LePew, this maid went to the cops right away and pressed charges. Thet never happened to Slick. I don't understand all the grand conspiracies for a serial woman abuser finally getting caught in a country that actually has a dim view on that, unlike the filthy French.

I have a much easier time believing that a Socialist elitist Eurotrash phony with a disgusting history of abusing women did this than that this is a set up with absolutely no evidence of that even happened other than he was important, and important people could't do that.

40 posted on 05/18/2011 9:12:20 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Paladin2
"the managing director of the International Monetary Fund was the victim of a conspiracy"

By whom, pray tell. If M. Strauss-Kahn lived a life of rectitude and probity, then none of this would have happened. His past indicates that what he is accused of at present is true.

If this is 'conspiracy', then it is one of a long duration, and he is, himself, one of the conspirators. I find that difficult to swallow...

the infowarrior

41 posted on 05/18/2011 9:13:33 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: ladyjane

That’s possible too. Noticed that she also is living where people with HIV live. Interesting about that too. I have a feeling there is a lot more to this story than we know.


42 posted on 05/18/2011 9:17:14 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Clearly he was set up, because who could resist the temptation of a middle-aged Muslim woman from Ghana with AIDS?


43 posted on 05/18/2011 9:17:44 AM PDT by Royal Wulff
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To: TigerLikesRooster

PLEEEZZZE.
So you French think it is perfectly acceptable for a naked old man to chase a housekeeper down the hall, drag her back to the room and REPEATEDLY sexually assault her.

WAS he set up. WHERE”S the payoff. Sudden infusion of money in her overdrawn account (?)? Or is she moving to a 5th ave townhouse?
I mean come on guys, why would ANY women subject herself to this if she wasn’t forced. After all how did she know he wouldn’t kill her?


44 posted on 05/18/2011 9:18:25 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Howie66

You have to start somewhere, though. :-)

Yup. And it needs to start yesterday!


45 posted on 05/18/2011 9:19:58 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Another day, another sensational revelation(or allegation?) I am sure heads of many French are spinning now.


46 posted on 05/18/2011 9:20:48 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: Bitsy

Roger that.


47 posted on 05/18/2011 9:24:53 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Part of a very complex conspiracy tapestry the Left has been weaving since his perp walk. He was the one “good guy” at the IMF unwilling to subject downtrodden Socialist states to the whims of Big Eeeeeevil Globalist Bankers. So they cooked up a honey-trap and snared him, just like Eliot Spitzer, dontcha know....


48 posted on 05/18/2011 9:25:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: WellyP

Those details wouldn’t be very hard to arrange if - IF - she was acting as a paid agent for some kind of sleazy ‘Mission Impossible’ setup. It would be facile, in fact.

Remember: Tawana Brawley smeared herself with dog excrement.

I’ll just repeat that: Tawana Brawley smeared herself with dog excrement.

And Gayle Mangum maintains her bizarre gang-rape fictions to this day.

Those two acknowledged rape hoaxers were just trying to get jackpot justice, perhaps (obliquely) funded by the NACCP.

It’s therefore not beyond imagining that there are women who would, ah, take one for the team in exchange for money.

This sounds harsh, I know. But I stopped reflexively believing rape accusations right after Tawana Brawley staggered out of that alley.

In the current case, the fact that the accused is a big time liberal makes the accusation MUCH more believable. If this were e.g. Clinton I wouldn’t doubt the rape story for a moment. And I don’t doubt that DSK is a French version of Clinton (OK that doesn’t bear thinking about).

But the fact that DSK presents a clear and present danger to the reserve status of the US dollar, and is being put in the cross-hairs just as QE2 is coming to an end?

Frankly my suspicions are aroused. It would be absurd just to accept what the media give us on this one. We can at least wait for the trial and proper rules of evidence.


49 posted on 05/18/2011 9:27:01 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: swain_forkbeard
Was she cleaning a room that had been asigned to her? Did she enter the room when she had a good reason to think the occupant had checked out?

Standard procedures in hotel housekeeping would indicate yes to both these questions. Entry would likely have been gained by the maid by an electronic key-card which would have registered on the hotel security computer. Likewise, she would not have begun the cleaning assignment unless she had reason to believe the room was vacant.

The fact that hotel management backed her story indicates that proper procedures were followed.

the infowarrior

50 posted on 05/18/2011 9:27:18 AM PDT by infowarrior
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