Friday, July 1, 2011

Case Against Strauss-Kahn for Rape Falls Apart/ NY Times

I hate to say "I told you so" but here it is, from the NY Times.  Now one may ask, why was DSK presumed guilty and treated abominably at the onset of the case?  Still think this was not a political frame-up in which the USG was a major participant?  From today's NYT:
The sexual assault case againstDominique Strauss-Kahn is on the verge of collapse as investigators have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who charged that he attacked her in his Manhattan hotel suite in May, according to two well-placed law enforcement officials.
Although forensic tests found unambiguous evidence of a sexual encounter between Mr. Strauss-Kahn, a French politician, and the woman, prosecutors now do not believe much of what the accuser has told them about the circumstances or about herself...


Anonymous said...

Partial repost of the blog entry:
Still think this was not a political frame-up in which the USG was a major participant?
If you remove the word "political" and delete the USG part, it's plausible.


1)the revelations about the woman-accuser seem to indicate her motivation was pecuniary.

2)while this doesn't PRECLUDE someone else (including someone in the USG) offering her money in order to entrap Strauss-Kahn and then to make false rape charges against him, we can't jump to that conclusion until there's some public revelation to at least indicate that she was incited to such action.

Anonymous said...

Very worthwhile on this issue is the opinion piece by Dorothy Rabinowitz in today's WSJ:

Seattle Reader said...

As usual, what we don't know about this case is much greater than what we do know. The fact that Geithner was willing to come out on the subject, that diplomatic channels were bypassed, and that DSK was presenting a political problem for certain individuals very highly placed, does lend credibility to the idea that this was political. It is how politics has operated, increasingly in the public eye, for what, maybe ever? But it all somehow seems so much more blatant now. In my eye, this was almost certainly a political hit job, one of many very dirty jobs played out in what passes for the news. And we are supposed to be the credulous readership. I like the way this blog takes an opposing viewpoint to what passes for news. We may never get to know the real truth, but this blog does an excellent job of providing real balance to some of today's most rotten news stories.

Anonymous said...

After reading this article

I have no doubt the USG could be involved.

Anonymous said...

You are in danger to be viewed as a conspiracy theorist if you think the USG was involved. Do you want that label to cloud your extremly important work on anthrax and vaccine safety?
How would the government benefit from DSK's arrest and loss of the French presidency? Would he have changed US-French relationships? Unlikely. Is Lagarde better for the US as IMF head? Don't think so.
According to reports DSK asked two other hotel employees the night before to stop at he suite, they were smart to decline. He also had a visitor who left early.
It seems to me that DSK was extremely careless. He pretty much self-destructed just like Spitzer.

Meryl Nass, M.D. said...

My feeling is that the NYC police are well versed in mmaintaining confidentiality in other cases involving celebrities and diplomats. In the case of DSK, the police created a public circus, made it appear he was fleeing the country due to guilt, and cooperated with a major media blitz.

it seems most likely that the order for the police to act in this manner came from levels above those in NYC.


Anonymous said...

The fact that they started calling him DSK the minute the story broke was a red flag for me. When in the history of this country do we do that? Why call him DSK? It is similar when they start calling people by their First Middle and Last Names always. The formula for labeling some one in the media as a criminal is to come up with a catchy name for them. He was tried and convicted in the court of public opinion before the day was even over.

Obvious operation by someone with clout to take this guy out!