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2011-05-15 International-UN-NGOs
I.M.F. Chief Is Accused of Sexual Attack
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Posted by gr(o)mgoru 2011-05-15 04:33|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [546 views ]  Top

#1 A link to the New York Times? Huh? I thought NYT was a hive of scum an villainy, incapable of telling the truth. If they said the sky was blue, I'd step outside and check.

Which is it? Are they liars, or truth-tellers?
Posted by gromky 2011-05-15 10:23||   2011-05-15 10:23|| Front Page Top

#2 Okay... the Reuters story says he was the first one to suggests spending trillions to bail out the world....
heh heh heh...
Posted by Water Modem 2011-05-15 11:21||   2011-05-15 11:21|| Front Page Top

#3 He may be a perve, I'm not saying he's not.

But the old "honeypot" trap is the tried and tested way to discredit political enemies.

It doesn't even have to be real, just believable.
Posted by anon1 2011-05-15 12:09||   2011-05-15 12:09|| Front Page Top

#4 But the old "honeypot" trap is the tried and tested way to discredit political enemies

Strauss-Kahn needs more than discredited--socialist, possible next president of France, head of IMF and behind the trashing of the dollar so a new currency can be adopted--and it was NY police that nabbed him
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck5091 2011-05-15 13:27||   2011-05-15 13:27|| Front Page Top

#5 Congressman Ron Paul:
"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 said. "That should awaken everybody to the fact that they ought to look into the IMF and find out why we shouldn't be sacrificing more sovereignty to an organization like that and an individual like he was."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/05/15/paul-imf-implicated-chief-arrested-sodomy-charge/#ixzz1MRdHPqgj
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck5091 2011-05-15 13:55||   2011-05-15 13:55|| Front Page Top

#6 The Sofitel New York seems to have a bit of a security problem.
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-15 18:54||   2011-05-15 18:54|| Front Page Top

#7 Somebody should have told Dominique (The Great Seducer, I kid you not) that Gigli was only bad movie.
Posted by Zebulon Thranter9685 2011-05-15 19:41||   2011-05-15 19:41|| Front Page Top

#8 It's rumoured that the housekeeper put up more resistance to Dominique, as he was trying to have his evil way, than either Greece or Ireland.
Posted by tipper 2011-05-15 20:15||   2011-05-15 20:15|| Front Page Top

#9 This story has more holes in it than the Greek budget.

Sofitel hotels (I know them and conformed it) all use a security card system. The managemen will ALWAYS know whether a room is occupied or not.

Upmarket hotels never send a single maid to their VIP suites, for many good reasons.

A rich and powerful guy walks out of his shower, notices a maid and immediately jumps her? Was he on drugs or what.

Within minutes police arrives but the guy has "fled". How did he manage? It was reported that he checked out normally, handing over the security card.

Police knew immediately who he was. Wouldn't the first thing be to alert immigration? How did he slip through NY immigration and boarded his plane hours after the alleged deed?

Why are saucy details of this story concerning such a high profile man churned out without even hearing his version? Who put out the maid's story?

It may all be true but something just doesn't sound right here.
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-15 21:27||   2011-05-15 21:27|| Front Page Top

#10 European Conservative, more details.
Posted by tipper 2011-05-15 22:20||   2011-05-15 22:20|| Front Page Top

#11 EC, give the police a little time to check out the story and get their ducks aligned.
And there is no contact with Immigration at all when you exit New York at JFK. The airline scans your passport at the check in desk, and that is it.
That being done, police know where he is, and how long they have, nowhere more secure than an airplane with the doors closed.
Posted by Grunter 2011-05-15 22:25||   2011-05-15 22:25|| Front Page Top

#12 "He thought he had left his cellphone in his hotel room and began making inquiries to get it back, according to the law enforcement official. The official said that Mr. Strauss-Kahn had not actually left the telephone there — earlier police reports said he had — but that when he made the inquiries to get the phone, a hotel security official told him, on instructions from police detectives, that it was at the hotel, and asked Mr. Strauss-Kahn where he was; from that call, the police determined he was at the airport."

Hmmm you "flee" a hotel where you just tried to rape a maid, then call the hotel and tell them where you are?

Those stories are changing fast.

Still... I think the maid is risking a lot. I'd assume that NYPD grilled her to find out flaws in her story. And obviously she must have convinced them that the story is legit.

Maybe "something" happened, she exaggerated a bit while he didn't think much of it?
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-15 22:32||   2011-05-15 22:32|| Front Page Top

#13 European Conservative, he's accused of two rapes now.
Posted by tipper 2011-05-15 23:31||   2011-05-15 23:31|| Front Page Top

#14 Hmmmm
Well let's see. Might be a pattern then.
In that case I wouldn't be surprised if more women came forward to tell their story.
This guy travels a lot, stays in a lot of hotels. Maybe he's done it before and the maid didn't dare to report it.
Might be different now.

He looks more like a creep now
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-15 23:52||   2011-05-15 23:52|| Front Page Top

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