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IMF’s French Farce
IBD Editorials ^ | May 16, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 05/16/2011 7:27:07 PM PDT by Kaslin

Scandal: The less said about the shocking arrest of International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn the better. Except for this: It reflects poorly on the IMF and raises serious questions about its future.

Strauss-Kahn, or DSK as he's universally known in France, has big problems. Not only has he been charged with the sexual assault of a 32-year-old African-born chambermaid, but this isn't the first time.

A French journalist alleges he sexually assaulted her in an apartment in 2002. And, in 2008, the IMF discovered DSK, who is married to French journalist Anne Sinclair, having an affair with a married subordinate.

For this, he got a mere hand-slap and kept his job.

All of which suggests this is as much an IMF problem as it is a Strauss-Kahn problem. For Americans, this is important, since most us know so little about the IMF, its immense power and its lack of transparency.

Few know, for instance, that the U.S. owns about 17% of its shares. Or that we guarantee more than $100 billion of its loans. Or that it's been run mostly by European socialists who have imposed disastrous policies on the Third World and former communist nations.

As such, DSK is just a symptom of a deeper malaise.

The dapper former Communist — and, until his arrest, presumed Socialist candidate for the French presidency — has long had what French pundit Sylvie Pierre-Brossolette describes as a way of dealing with women that is "too pressing, often on the edge of harassment."

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: cialismessyoumade; formercommunist; france; imf; sexoffenders; socialists; strausskahn; tristanebanon; viagrageneration

1 posted on 05/16/2011 7:27:10 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Bill Clinton got a free (um) pass, why not DSK?


2 posted on 05/16/2011 7:30:01 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: Kaslin

Strange story. I think want to wait before I convict this guy.


3 posted on 05/16/2011 7:32:38 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: Kaslin

These IMF loan guarantees should be ended immediately as well as any further participation in the IMF. We can no longer afford to pay for this foolishness.


4 posted on 05/16/2011 7:32:47 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Kaslin

The Ruling Class will insure that nothing happens to their friends.

Now pay your taxes and have a nice day.


5 posted on 05/16/2011 7:34:36 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Kaslin

Isn’t he one of the ones who led the witch hunt against Paul Wolfowitz for hiring his girlfriend?


6 posted on 05/16/2011 7:43:51 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: SeeSharp

I couldn’t find anything on it


7 posted on 05/16/2011 7:55:14 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

It’s all over the place! Big story in NYC. A 32 year old chambermaid (of African origin), with an excellent work record, entered the hotel room, thinking it was empty. He jumped her bones and twice tried to assault her. She fought and escaped, sustaining injuries when she took a bad fall. Despite his power, the authorities pulled him off a flight back to France (he bought a ticket at the last minute, apparently doing something no American has been allowed to do for nearly 20 years), and he spent a night in our own tax-supported hotel: The Tombs.


8 posted on 05/17/2011 4:19:09 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Yeah Fox News reported all of that


9 posted on 05/17/2011 4:29:33 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I’m reading the NY papers. Fox must be reading them, too.


10 posted on 05/17/2011 4:47:59 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: Kaslin
So, a Socialist stays at $3k/ night hotel suites...and can just waltz onto any Air France flight he wants.

My brother says that he has never met a Socialist who couldn't be bought.

It's too bad that the French authorities didn't have a cause or opportunity to arrest B.J. Clinton before 1992.

11 posted on 05/17/2011 5:34:13 AM PDT by Lysandru
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To: miss marmelstein

-——of African origin-——

Like Barack Obama or like Eleanor Holmes Norton


12 posted on 05/17/2011 5:40:30 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: bert

Actually, she is apparently an immigrant from Guinea, a former French colony, which makes the case so much worse for DSK back home, because of anti-colonial sentiment.


13 posted on 05/17/2011 5:44:43 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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To: bert

What’s your point?


14 posted on 05/17/2011 5:44:56 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: kevkrom

If you can go to the English papers, which are reporting on the French papers, (God love those English papers!) you ‘ll see they are closing ranks around DSK as he is known. The maid can go to hell as far as they’re concerned. Highly predictable. Makes me all the more proud to be an American and know that the NYPD and FBI did the right thing.


15 posted on 05/17/2011 5:48:31 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: miss marmelstein

The distinction was not made.


16 posted on 05/17/2011 6:03:29 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: bert

Are you saying this maid is basically Eleanor Norton Holmes in an uniform or that she is nothing like the woman? Your post was confusing.


17 posted on 05/17/2011 7:23:49 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: miss marmelstein

No, Is she recent out of Africa or old generational out of Africa

was the question.


18 posted on 05/17/2011 7:57:40 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: miss marmelstein

No, Is she recent out of Africa or old generational out of Africa

was the question.


19 posted on 05/17/2011 7:57:54 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: bert

Oh. I think she’s fairly recently out of Africa.


20 posted on 05/17/2011 8:43:47 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: Kaslin
A veritable Maurice Chevalier!

Oh those Frenchmen! They are so suave, so debonair, have such eclat, such savoir faire. No wonder we clumsy américains cannot compete with them in les choses du cœur !

21 posted on 05/17/2011 10:46:24 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: sionnsar
Bill Clinton got a free (um) pass, why not DSK?

At least Clinton was chivalrous enough to offer his victim some ice.

22 posted on 05/17/2011 10:47:55 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: the_daug
Innocent men don't usually start by saying “Airtight alibi - I was with my daughter having lunch at the time!” and then after being told that they were going to test the DNA they got from the victim's bloody rectum, change their story to “it was consensual”.

But maybe you have a different perspective.

23 posted on 05/17/2011 10:54:11 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

You can’t be serious trying to compare him with Maurice Chevalier


24 posted on 05/17/2011 10:55:21 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Throw out your hands
Stick out your tush
Hands on your hips
Give ‘em a push
You’ll be surprised
You’re doing the French Mistake!
Voila!


25 posted on 05/17/2011 10:55:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin
Apparemment, la langue anglaise n'a pas un mot d'ironie.
26 posted on 05/17/2011 11:00:21 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: allmendream
Don't gorget, he's a liberal - they do have a different perspective regarding many things ... including truth.
27 posted on 05/17/2011 11:27:02 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: allmendream
Don't forget, he's a liberal - they do have a different perspective regarding many things ... including truth.
28 posted on 05/17/2011 11:27:25 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
>>>>>Oh those Frenchmen! They are so suave, so debonair, have such eclat, such savoir faire. No wonder we clumsy américains cannot compete with them in les choses du cœur !<<<<


29 posted on 05/17/2011 12:05:33 PM PDT by DTA (U.S. Centcom vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: DTA
Mettre un peu de glace sur sa. is so much classier - and sexier - than "Better put some ice on it."


30 posted on 05/17/2011 12:29:09 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: allmendream

I just have not herd any evidence of a struggle. If the accuser has been penetrated that would be hard to achieve in a struggle. Blood is common in deviant copulation. Still very strange to me. As far as what lawyers and media say you know they have an agenda and the facts get skewed. I think I need to wait and see and let justice proceed.


31 posted on 05/17/2011 9:58:33 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: the_daug

“If the accuser has been penetrated that would be hard to achieve in a struggle.”

Rapists seem to have not had too much of a problem with it, throughout human history. In fact it was said a Mongol warrior could accomplish the task on horseback - but then again he was most likely both a skilled rider and an experienced rapist.

Innocent men don’t start by saying they have an airtight alibi - and then shift to “it was consensual” once they hear that there is DNA evidence on hand.


32 posted on 05/18/2011 6:24:48 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: allmendream

It is a 64 year old man,not a mongol warrior who beat his victim into submission. The reporting is bad and I have not read they have found smoking gun evidence of dna. The reporting convicts the guy but evidence leaves me with reasonable doubt at this time. We will see,


33 posted on 05/22/2011 1:06:01 PM PDT by the_daug
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