Dominique Strauss-Kahn May Have Been Set-Up

The circumstances of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest in New York on May 14 are so incredulous and would be so easy to put in place by an adversary that it is quite possible that he was set-up.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a man with a lot of problems who has fallen from being the head of the IMF and leading candidate to be President of France instantly as a result of allegations of sexual misconduct and attempted rape.

The circumstances are so extraordinarily that anybody needs to ask whether he was set up. First, we need to assume that Strauss-Kahn did not rise to be where he is without one iota of common sense. Someone who has traveled the world would understand that the US – and New York especially – is not a place where unsolicited sexual intercourse with the hotel maid is going to be tolerated. Strauss-Kahn would also know not to call the hotel seeking the return of his cell phone if he believed that he had committed a crime.

Targeting Strauss-Kahn with these allegations would be easy. Any adversary would need to know what hotel the guy is staying in - apparently Dominique Strauss-Kahn routinely stays not just in this hotel and in this room. They would then need to make contact with a hotel maid with access to the room and offer her $2000 (Euro 1300) to go into the room unannounced until she finds the target in a compromising position (such as coming out of a shower naked). The maid would then need to be instructed to scream and draw attention to the situation and then to file a false police report afterwards alleging impropriety. It is that easy!

Anybody looking to set-up the IMF head and French Presidential candidate would obviously choose the US – and New York City - as the location if they could over anywhere else in the world. Unlike the rest of the world, the US is a “shoot first, ask questions” later place when it comes to allegations by a woman – any woman – against a man – any man. Most US detectives, no matter how well trained and skilled, lack discretion to dismiss a case and must turn it over to a District Attorney where any allegation that could possibly involve sexual impropriety is involved. Many District Attorneys’ Offices are charged with pressing forward with a case and trying to get a conviction regardless of the nature of the evidence or circumstances as long as there is any possibility of the allegations being true.

There is no lack of Strauss-Kahn adversaries – from opponents to his efforts to remediate the Greek situation to President Sarkozy of France – who would have the motive to set-up Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the means. They would also have had the knowledge that with very little money, this guy could be destroyed and his political agenda silenced.

Ari Socolow
Ari Socolow: Ari Socolow is the Chief Economist and Editor-in-Chief at BestCashCow. He is particularly interested in issues relating to bank transparency and the climate crisis. Since co-founding BestCashCow in 2005, Ari has been frequently cited in the media as an expert on local and national savings accounts, CD products, mortgage and loan products and credit card rewards products.

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  • Cheryl

    June 06, 2011

    I've been an attractive Black Woman in NYC a long time and; I'm sorry, it just does not quite work that way.
    She spit out his DNA so they were, in fact, engaged in sexual activity and hotels such as that go out of their way to avoid scenes and scandals every day of the year. It the top priority.
    Finally, no one cares what happens to the hotel maids in NYC, minority or otherwise.
    Every day of the week, 100 times a day, maids are solicited by guests for sex. It's either an occupational hazard or side income.
    I can just picture Human Resources now
    "He did what??!! Unheard of! Call the cops immediately. I don't care if he IS one of the most powerful men in the world. In the Big Apple, the help comes first, not the guest (profits) Doubtful.
    Phone calls were placed back and forth between the hotel and (?)for more than one hour after the incident and someone gave the go ahead.
    Strauss-Kahn did do SOMETHING. But nothing he hadn't done before and more than likely at that very same hotel. If anything, he thought some money would be thrown around. The maid would be quieted one way or another; Diplomatic Immunity cited. The usual.
    What's strange is, on a mere ACCUSTATION he was handcuffed, paraded around (at the expense of the hotel's reputation) and JAILED. BEFORE the DNA evidence.
    Stauss-Kahn ran afoul of the Banksters and Globalists, and had a good chance of winning the Presidency.
    He assumed his mess would be cleaned up.
    It was not.
    If he does have an iota of common sense, didn't use it that day.

  • Anonymous Coward

    June 06, 2011

    How can anyone even ask if he was set up when it is so blatantly obvious that he was. The people who run this world are treacherous and anyone who doesn't want to play ball will be taken out of the way. Its a big fucking game. Wake up and smell the bacon.

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