Dominique Strauss-Kahn Conspiracy Theory

I don’t have any answers or even any speculation on this subject–except to note that I found it really jarring last night when the local TV news headlined the story as a “sex scandal.” A sex scandal is when you have sex with an intern in the Oval Office, or when you sleep with your chief of staff’s wife and borrow money from your parents to buy their silence. A sex scandal is when a married governor disappears for a week to spend time with his South American girlfriend or hires a high-priced call girl to visit his hotel room when he’s out of town, when a married congressman posts shirtless pictures of himself on dating sites, or a senator is arrested for taking a wide stance in a public restroom. *

Ripping the clothes off a hotel cleaning lady and forcing her to have oral sex with you is rape–and not one of those murky allegations of rape that revolves around a potentially ambiguous definition of consensuality. If it’s true, the DSK story isn’t a “sex scandal” at all–it’s a violent crime.

I’ve been reading in the Telegraph about how just a few weeks ago Strauss-Kahn told an interviewer from Liberation that he was expecting something like this to happen, alluding darkly to “a woman that he would have raped in a parking lot and to whom half a million or a million euros would be promised to make up such a story.”

A honey trap is one thing–blackmailers pay prostitutes to tempt men into bed all the time, especially when their target is as notorious a wolf as Strauss-Kahn–but did he really think that his Achilles heel was rape? What does that say about him? If the hotel maid–a 32-year-old African immigrant, according to what I’ve been able to glean from the papers–was paid to make up her story by Strauss-Kahn’s political enemies, I hope they paid her an awful lot, because she’s going to be dragged through the dirt.

In that same Liberation interview, Strauss-Kahn talked about the political problems that his “Judaicity” posed. I imagine I’ll be hearing more about that one in the Comments section of this site.

*I should have added, when a recently separated ex-governor admits to fathering a child with a long-time family employee.

6 thoughts on “Dominique Strauss-Kahn Conspiracy Theory

  1. I’ve been reading in the Telegraph about how just a few weeks ago Strauss-Kahn told an interviewer from Liberation that he was expecting something like this to happen, alluding darkly to “a woman that he would have raped in a parking lot and to whom half a million or a million euros would be promised to make up such a story.”

    It would be really unfortunate if the conspirators had no idea how to get to him until they read the interview with him and decided that he had come up with the perfect plot.

    D’oh!

  2. More than a decade ago the French magazine Paris Match carried a picture of the Fund s then managing director Michel Camdessus with the title The Most Powerful Frenchman in the World. Today his successor Dominique Strauss-Kahn handcuffed and grave in ubiquitous front-page photos is the most humiliated Frenchman in the world..One unanticipated result of the lurid New York sex scandal involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn is that the question of his successor is attracting an unprecedented level of public interest and concern. Sarkozy and his strategists no doubt thought that sending Strauss-Kahn to the Fund which before the global financial crisis looked unimportant and marginal was a brilliant coup. They may have even calculated that his private life might cause a stir in a country that is both more prudish and prurient than France.

  3. When a hotel employee opens a room which is still occupied, the employee must immediately shut the door without entering the room. So what was this “maid” doing in entering Strauss Kahn’s room, knowing he was in the shower!?

    Was Strauss Kahn being set up?

    Why?

    The International Monetary Fund gave its full support to the creation of a separate state for South Sudan, in effect a Christian State! This means that a Muslim State has lost land and power in Africa, something the Muslim world does not like!

    Trudi Thompson

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