Head of IMF: Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    Today, I’m back with political issues again! Last Saturday, on May 14th, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested on charges of sexual assault.

    Law enforcement sources say that a maid showed up at the suite in the Sofitel Hotel that Strauss was staying in. As the maid entered the suite, it is alleged that Strauss appeared from one of the rooms and tried to sexual assault and rape her, while chasing her around the suite. This is not the first time Strauss has been charged with sexual assault, he is known to be very knowledgable about global economics and European politics, as well as being a great seducer. Strauss has been accused of sexual assault for an incident in 2002 by a French journalist in 2007; however, no charges were pressed…

As of now, Strauss has been granted bail on the condition of paying $1 million in cash and $5 million in bonds. Not only that, he was to surrender all his travel documents and submit to home detention. Currently Strauss is staying at a two-bedroom New York apartment (which is to be paid at his own expense), while being monitored by a private security guard, 24/7. His next court appearance is currently set on June 6th.

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a man who is favored by the French population, and was expected to lead the Socialist Party of France and run for President later this year, opposing the current President Nicolas Sarkozy. There have been many conspiracy theories regarding how the sexual assault charges are actually fake and merely a way to end Strauss’ political career, therefore eliminating the chances of another Presidential candidate. This conspiracy theory is believed by more than 50% of the French candidate, however in the world of politics, Strauss’ high tendency to become affiliated with women are highly known.

    So which is true? The fact that Strauss’ charges are merely a set up and numerous political figures are agreeing to the probability that Strauss may have sexually assaulted a women or the fact that he actually did commit the crime. From the logical point of view, its more probable that Strauss committed the crime. If so, he did the crime, and he should also do the time. If not, and he is proven innocent, will he still run for President, even though many politicians believe it is the end of his political career? Who knows?

    Visit tomorrow for another post on the ‘IMF and Its Venture For a New Managing Director’.

– Artyy



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