Head of IMF Arrested for Attempted Rape

Wow. I guess the IMF wasn't satisfied enough ravaging Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.

The head of the IMF, Strauss-Kahn, was just arrested for sexual assault in New York.

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was arrested on Saturday, minutes before he was to fly to Paris from John F. Kennedy International Airport, the authorities said.

He was accused of a sex attack on a maid earlier in the day at a Times Square hotel, the authorities said.

Mr. Strauss-Kahn, a candidate for president of France, was taken off an Air France flight by officers from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and turned over to Manhattan detectives, according to a Port Authority spokesman. He was expected to be taken to the offices of the Manhattan Special Victims Unit at P.S.A. 5 in Manhattan, another official said.

Wow, the attack was brutal according to the reports, on the hotel maid.

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That is one deadly opening sentence

Of course, he's innocent until proven guilty (on the sexual assault). We know he's guilty on Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, etc. etc. Here's another link, from the one above:

The IMF: Raping The World, One Poor Nation at a Time

Also, Recently in Economic Populist...

IMF Rates Up Dictatorships Just Before Revolutions

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exactly, Greece is headed for default

and all of this austerity when it's the banksters, global who set this thing on fire, sure there are problems, but that's the billions, trillions,

But I posted this because we've been blasting the IMF on their "take from the poor, middle class, give to the banks", motif, and here is a real accusation, a real crime, in the spirit of what they have been demanding financially, economically.

"Get down on your knees, won't you say please...."

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actual charges now

criminal sexual act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment.

I get he forced her in oral sex and I'm sure we'll hear about the rest.

Now folks, rape is not sex. He could have bought any type of strange he wanted and in New York, have it at his hotel room door in 10 minutes...

it's power/violence, so our theme of the IMF raping the poor, middle classes analogy has gotten just too real.

If only other executives would act out what they are really up too, maybe we could finally get some justice.

Do it with finance, economics, you're just a figure head, an official, a business mam.

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HONEY-DO LIST

FOR MR.STRAUSS; CLEAN BRIER PIPE, PACK LUGGAGE, WIRE ZURICH FOR TRAVELING MONEY,ANNOUNCE CUTBACKS OF LOANS TO DEBTOR NATIONS; LEAVE DEPOSITS WITH CHAMBER MAID--------!

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GOOD LIST

Just a couple more items GET BIG MAGNET TO DEGAUSS HARD DRIVES AND HOME VIDEOS,HAVE COMPROMISING PHOTOS DELIVERED TO APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS WITH REQUEST TO DROP CHARGES, MAKE DONATION TO SOME CHARITY FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

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I'm Waiting for the Excuse

Him running to JFK is so damning. Sure glad police caught him on the plane.

My thinking is he probably did it and has no real excuse, so it will be American-style self-victimization/ excuse-making defense. I'm figuring alcohol as the most likely candidate -- actually not just alcohol that day but that there's an addiction or mental health issue that will be trotted out.

Fancy European folk will rush to sink to American cultureless depths with pleasure and I'll be able to see it and hear it constantly over the next year on local media, yippee.

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dunno if he's guilty or not, that said

it was such an incredible analogy to what the IMF is pushing on these countries when they should have nationalized the banks in the first place. That's why I posted the "breaking news" Instapopulist.

Just incredible what people can get away with under the guise of "finance".

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Remand?

Will the judge consider him a flight risk?

And in New York, it looks like the criminal defense industry just got a huge income boost.

These are the kind of people who decide whether your children can go to college.

If found guilty, would he go to Attica, Sing Sing, house arrest, or probation? Will he assert immunity? Dick Wolf, you've found your next series -- "Law and Order: Financial Elites meet SVU"

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Frank T.

Victimless Crime!

We know the FDIC, Federal Reserve, US Treasury, taxpayers of the world, and the poor, disappearing middle class will pick up the tab.

IMF is corrupt -- so what's another victimless crime? The poor don't count -- so screw 'em. The middle class? Screw them too. They are dumb enough to vote for the ones who are screwing them.

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Frank T.

Why do IMF folks get diplomatic immunity?

It doesn't seem to be a factor here, but why are IMF people eligible for diplomatic immunity? Who are they 'diplomats' for? The IMF isn't a country, it's more like a business as far as I can tell.

Luckily this guy isn't trying to claim immunity, there would be a huge uproar then.

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Elliot Spitzer Call Girls customer also

Seems he used the same call girl service as Elliot Spitzer but more interesting, he abused one.

For a prostitute to say don't send any more girls to this guy to a Madam when it's $1200 an hour, that says something.

The IMF today is just prattling on with their austerity agenda.

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