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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by luka82, May 15, 2011.
Well, I don't like him anyway (Dominique Strauss-Kahn) - he's an ardent integrationist, lobbying behind the scenes during Prodi's period as head of EU Commission.
I also think his advice to the peripheral countries in the eurozone crisis will have been less than impartial (and was, judging from what was reported).
He's also got his sights set on the French Presidency.
He seems like a bossy, unscrupulous git. Whether he did this or not tho remains to be seen. But...
I have read somewhere that he is going to be Sarcozy`s biggest opponent during the next elections.
I guess-NOT ANY MORE!
I just watched the story on the morning news. Sounds guilty by the facts presented.
Lol - we'll see if it's true or not.
Feel sorry for him if it's a false accusation tho - bit unfair.
This is essentially what the news covered this morning in NY.
IMF Head Arrested At JFK, Accused Of Sexual Attack On Hotel Maid: Gothamist
A bit more detailed here... IMF Head Charged With Attempted Rape Of Manhattan Maid - NY1.com
^^ Keep him over there! We don't want.
Too cheap to pay for a hooker?
It`s not like this is his first time, well, nothing this drastic, but as I can recall the man was a part of several sex scandals. But I guess he is good with money, and that`s the only thing that matters?
It's not the only thing that matters (I know you were being sarcastic) - if he's ok with money but shit with morals, then I'm not sure he's the best person for the job.
now, the question is: can we get him arrested for financial assault as well?
this lowlife staying in a 3k a night hotel room needs to be behind bars. The IMF has become a haven for white collar criminals and scum looking to create two socioeconomic classes: those who can stay in 3k a night hotels and those who stay at motel 6.
LOL! Been mentioned in a thread in the Etc forum too (oddly).
There is an instant problem for the Eurozone in that decisions about Greece have to be made right now. The head of the IMF getting arrested is most inconvenient. Yes of course there is a deputy, but there is much speculation that the IMF is going to be looking for a new head, and inevitably a new head will have a new view point. The markets are so feverish right now that this is a problem that they may not shrug off.
Cameron has said that the next head of the IMF should not be a European. The idea is that the part of the globe that is needing bailouts is the EU, and no European can be free from political interest.
Here in New York, we love nothing more than an international sex scandal.... makes for juicy headlines in The Daily News and The New York Post
Strauss-Kahn was definitely very partisan - encouraging much greater EU integration as the solution (which it probably is in this case, but which he's been angling for since at least 2004).
I'm sorry if he's been wrongly accused or whatever (if he has been), but I won't be disappointed to see the back of him.
I couldn't get your link to work, luka82, but here's a link to the story in the New York Times. I think it's interesting that it was suggested it might be a set-up. What a spectacular way to go down...
Of course, disclaimers like innocent until proven guilty apply here.
Yeh. :redface: But seems just as immoral to do that, as what he's accused of.
Set a honey trap that le chaud lapin can't refuse? Hmmm.
uhhhhhuhuhuhuhhhhh... he said 'head', uhhhhhuhuhuhuhhhhh...
Watching the bail application now. He looks a broken man. If this is a honey trap - and there is some reason to think it might be - it is pretty terrible. Of course if he is guilty we all think differently, but at the moment he is an innocent man.
It's a shame to see that happen to anyone, no matter what they've done (imo). You're right, if it's a trap, then it's despicable - and if it isnt, then, it's still despicable, but for a different reason, lol.