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The French political bigshot who heads the International Monetary Fund was arrested for allegedly sodomizing a Manhattan hotel maid yesterday -- hauled off an Air France flight just moments before takeoff from Kennedy Airport, police sources said.
Three Port Authority detectives pulled Dominique Strauss-Kahn from the plane's first-class cabin just two minutes before it was due to depart for Paris, according to the police sources.
Strauss-Kahn, 62 -- who was expected to challenge French President Nicholas Sarkozy in the 2012 election -- was turned over to NYPD officers and brought to the Special Victims Unit's uptown squad room.

Strauss-Kahn is awaiting arraignment on charges of a criminal sex act, attempted **** and unlawful imprisonment, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said.
The trouble began at around 1 p.m. yesterday when a 32-year-old housekeeper entered Strauss-Kahn's $3,000-a-night suite at the luxury Sofitel on West 44th Street -- apparently unaware he was still inside.
The married Strauss-Kahn was in the bathroom, and emerged naked, chased her down a hallway and pulled her into a bedroom, where "he jumps her," a source said.
"She pulled away from him and he dragged her down a hallway into the bathroom where he engaged in a criminal sexual act, according to her account to detectives," Browne said. "He tried to lock her into the hotel room."
Soon afterward, Strauss-Kahn got dressed and headed off to JFK for a flight to Paris.
When he was approached on the plane by Port Authority cops, he said, "What is this about?" sources said. He was taken off the aircraft without handcuffs.
Two law-enforcement sources said Strauss-Kahn was trying to flee authorities. Police said he left his cellphone and other personal items in the room.
"It looked like he got out of there in a hurry," Browne said.
Strauss-Kahn, who had a meeting planned for today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, has an arrangement with Air France that allows him to get on any flight and sit in first class, the sources said. He was traveling alone.
Browne said Strauss-Kahn does not have diplomatic immunity. He was expected to be brought to court today. High-profile criminal defense lawyer Ben Brafman told The Post he will be defending Strauss-Kahn -- but by late last night, had not yet spoken with him.
The victim was taken to Roosevelt Hospital, where she was treated for trauma.
The shocking arrest came hours after a Socialist Party ally of Strauss-Kahn accused Sarkozy of kicking off a smear campaign against his longtime rival -- focusing on his lavish lifestyle, including his preference for suits from the same tailor favored by President Obama.
"There is now a totally structured and orchestrated campaign, which has already been announced by Mr. Sarkozy and his closest allies, to attack the character of Strauss-Kahn," Socialist politician Jean-Marie Le Guen told Europe 1 radio.
Strauss-Kahn's stint at the helm of the IMF in Washington does not officially end until September 2012, several months after the scheduled date of France's presidential vote.
But the French political world has been buzzing with speculation that the man popularly known as "DSK" would bring a premature end to his tenure and throw his hat in the ring.
And some opinion polls suggested he would win.
In France's 2007 elections, Strauss-Kahn lost the Socialist nomination to Segolene Royal, who in turn was defeated in the general election by Sarkozy, leader of the right-wing Union for a Popular Movement.
But Sarkozy, who still sees Strauss-Kahn as his likeliest electoral rival, is believed to have maneuvered Strauss-Kahn out of France by backing him to head the Washington-based IMF.
A spokeswoman for the State Department had no comment, nor did a spokesperson for the French Embassy. The IMF did not return calls seeking comment.
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Re: French Director of the International Monetary Fund arrested for sexual assault

The IMF fucks small countries with neo-liberal policies in which poverty increseases almost twofold invariably and the scandal is that Strauss-Khan had abhorent sexual behavior?

Not that its unimportant, but the "priorities" which grab the headlines are amazing. . . . .

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Well uhhhh, sexual flings do not usually involve ****.

But who knows how far socialists take the definition of the will of the collective.

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No, Pfloyd introduced the political theme. I just came for the sex.

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It's Chomsky's fault.

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Re: French Director of the International Monetary Fund arrested for sexual assault

A **** is a horrible action, for heavens sake that does not need defense.

The IMF on the other hand is awful.

Who said Chomsky? Why can't it be John Perkins, or Naomi Klein, Howard Zinn, David Harvey and so on?

These are facts:

Here is a document, if you don't believe me:

http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_ml...a04a15cad20ccf

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In any case, naming me a socialist is not new given my political views. But I ask of you not to equate **** with socialism of any kind, its rude, granted I read the article quickly and called an attempted **** a fling, which was my mistake, but the case remains that the larger picture is ignored by a much smaller scandal.

All I stated that this case, as bad as it is, pales in comparison to the **** of millions of people. Now if they are of the same impact to you, then that's your thing not mine.

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In any case, naming me a socialist is not new given my political views. But I ask of you not to equate **** with socialism of any kind, its rude, granted I read the article quickly and called an attempted **** a fling, which was my mistake, but the case remains that the larger picture is ignored by a much smaller scandal.

All I stated that this case, as bad as it is, pales in comparison to the **** of millions of people. Now if they are of the same impact to you, then that's your thing not mine.
You had to read it pretty damn quickly to miss the unlawful nature of the "fling," since the TITLE of the thread contains the words "Sexual Assault."

I don't attribute that to your political views, but rather to the dismissive stance taken toward the abuse of women by men in power regardless of political affiliation.

Oh, and p.s., it wasn't just attempted ****. That's a lesser charge. The allegation is that he sodomized the woman. She went to the hospital. I hope it was just to collect evidence. If this happened as described, it must have been horrifying for the woman. Also it makes me wonder if this guy had done this sort of thing before.
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You had to read it pretty damn quickly to miss the unlawful nature of the "fling," since the TITLE of the thread contains the words "Sexual Assault."

I don't attribute that to your political views, but rather to the dismissive stance taken toward the abuse of women by men in power regardless of political affiliation.

Oh, and p.s., it wasn't just attempted ****. That's a lesser charge. The allegation is that he sodomized the woman. She went to the hospital. I hope it was just to collect evidence. If this happened as described, it must have been horrifying for the woman. Also it makes me wonder if this guy had done this sort of thing before.
I skimmed the title , and came up with a bad conclusion. I am not even going to enter a discussion about my stance towards sexual assault, that is a very low blow.

How the hell am I going to defend, lessen or be dissmisive of ****? This is absurd and even entering a discussion on the topic is insulting towards those who suffer.

It may well be that you are more of a "feminist" than me, that could well be. My main point was that the IMF is involved in much WORSE scandals than the **** of one women. It is involved in the financial **** of millions of women, children and men.

The **** of one women is abhorent, the **** of entire countries for me, is more dire.

I wish not to continue to talk about the **** issue, I just wanted to highlight that although this is a legitimate scandal, the bigger scandal is not often mentioned.

If you wish to discuss or talk about feminism or womens rights we can do that, but to put me in a position that I even have to mention that **** is bad is something I do not want to be a part of.

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Don't know what to say about this...

I mean... We don't know at all what happened. If it is true, then, let justice do its work.

But I can't help to think that it is a bit TOO strange. Sure, he is well known for being a ladies' man and it is his weakness. But a sexual assault, WTF ?
The guy had great chances to become the next French President, now it is over for him. French politics are too rotten not to have a shadow of a doubt about that story. It is very, very, convenient for some people.

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buddyholly dragging "socialists" into the fray again
buddyholly couldn't drag right-wing conservatives into this discussion, because that would only apply had the person in question tried to **** another man after spending his whole career telling the world about the evils of homosexuality.
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Pfloyd: If you meant me, I didn't call you a socialist. The alleged sodomist is the socialist.

I read the conclusion of that link, but honestly I could not determine if they concluded the IMF did good or bad in Latin America. They keep talking about promoting financial liberalization - that sounds good to me.

But I think you lost it in this thread when you kept insisting that nobody talks about IMF scandals. My search for IMF financial scandals yielded over 1,000,000 results. Surely there is enough reading there to keep you busy for a while. Only if news broke yesterday of a NEW IMF financial scandal would you have any sort of point.

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buddyholly couldn't drag right-wing conservatives into this discussion, because that would only apply had the person in question tried to **** another man after spending his whole career telling the world about the evils of homosexuality.
Only left-wing conservatives would do that.

But even allowing for that, who was accused of attempted **** of another man?


More seriously, this is indeed big news, in spite of Pfloyd claiming it isn't. If he did it, it will rank as one of the all time greatest "What was he thinking?" moments. And if he was set up, and he was the front runner against Sakorsky, well............................

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This is big news in France only.
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it all smells fishy, and no, no pun intended.
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