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- IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was arrested this week
for criminal sex acts, attempted rape and unlawful detention of his victim.
To add insult to his criminal status Straus-Kahn was held in
a cell with prisoners who are known to carry sexually transmitted diseases.
This is extremely rare for a highly placed international star to be arrested
for criminal acts. Insiders have an informal type of immunity that allows
them to get away with almost anything as long as it can be covered up. Straus-Kahn doesn't
have diplomatic immunity, so France, the EU and the IMF have had to cover
for him before in his other escapades. The IMF chief resigned, and the
IMF is said to be seeking a non-European replacement.
- Prof. Michel Chossudovsky thinks that "The arrest
of IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has all the appearances
of a frame-up ordered by powerful members of the financial establishment,
in liaison with France's Nicolas Sarkozy, whose presidency has served the
interests of the US at the expense of those of France and the European
- "Immediately following Strauss Kahn's arrest, pressures
were exerted by Washington to speed up his replacement as Managing Director
of the IMF preferably by a non-European, an American or a handpicked candidate
from an 'emerging market economy' or a developing country.
- "Strauss-Kahn is a member of elite groups who meet
behind closed doors. He belongs to the Bilderberger group. Categorized
as one of the world's most influential persons, he is an academic and politician
rather than a banker. In contrast to his predecessors at the IMF, he has
no direct affiliation to a banking or financial institution." This
last comment is crucial because it means that Straus-Kahn was chosen to
head the IMF solely because of his insider relationships, not his financial
- So one must ask, was he taken down by the establishment
for crossing them, as Prof. Chossudovsky thinks? Financial analyst Mike
Whitney believes that he got on the wrong side of the big bankers who control
the IMF by pushing for a kindler gentler approach to lending to debt ridden
poor nations. Third World nations have long opposed the austerity measures
the IMF demanded as a condition for more lending and periodic bailouts.
Whitney thinks the past tight money policy of the IMF was in support of
good economics and free markets--that the big bankers are hard nosed about
their money and don't like lending to dead beat countries.
- Not so. The IMF and World Bank run a kind of alternating
soft and hard policy in order to trap third tier nations into the globalist
net of financial control. Whitney forgets about the past 3 decades of soft
loans that got all of Africa and Latin America hooked on foreign capital
inputs. Every Latin American nation, including those with oil is up to
their ears in debt to various globalist banks. If Strauss-Kahn really displeased
the establishment who put him there, they could have just as easy asked
him to resign.
- In my opinion, Strauss-Kahn was taken down because he
was a political threat to Nicolas Sarkozy. Sarkozy has proven to be a particularly
useful asset to the globalists in fronting for every new foreign policy
intervention, even when going against the will of the French people. Politically,
Strauss-Kahn comes from a Leftist background and would have challenged
France's eager participation in the continuing debacle in Libya.
- Fortunately, for the globalists, the IMF Chief's constant
philandering made it easy to be taken down when convenient. Big wigs like
Strauss-Kahn have a standing arrangement with Air France that they can
show up at any flight and pre-empt any other first class passenger. He
tried to do so in making a quick escape from America. The NY police showed
uncharacteristic speed in tracking down Strauss Kahn to this flight and
dramatically pulling him off the plane just before leaving the gate.
- This certainly wasn't the first time he has preyed upon
women. Women are surfacing all over Europe and America with horrors stories
about Strauss-Kahn's sexual predation. Everyone of these had been covered
up before, including the rape of a former International Monetary Fund employee.
The IMF had been officially warned about DSK in private, yet they completely
ignored the charges, maintaining DSK's informal immunity.
- The UK Telegraph dug up the fact that "Dominique
Strauss-Kahn hired prostitutes from the 'Manhattan Madam' who infamously
also served Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced former Governor of New York, she
claimed on Wednesday night. Kristin Davis said she provided young women
for the IMF chief in 2006, as he ran for the French Socialists' presidential
nomination, and that one complained about his aggressive and rough behavior.
"Her story coincides with Mr Strauss-Kahn's visit to New York in 2006
for a conference hosted by Bill Clinton.
- Ron Paul, who makes no secret about his disgust of IMF
policies, said Strauss-Kahn demonstrates why the Fund has problems."These
are the kind of people that are running the IMF and we want to turn the
world finances and the control of the money supply to them," Paul
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