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Prosecutors Back Off From Their "Iron-Clad' Case Against Strauss-Kahn

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The New York prosecutor has had to tell the judge that the police and prosecutors have lost confidence in their sexual assault case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The judge has released DSK from house arrest and returned his bail and bond money.

The prosecutors say that the immigrant hotel maid lied to the police about the incident and about other things, and the police have revealed that the "victim" discussed with an imprisoned man the possibility of turning the case into extortion. According to the New York Times, the maid's jailed confidant was among a number of people who had made multiple cash deposits totaling $100,000 to the maid's bank account. The police now suspect that the maid has connections to illegal drugs and money laundering.

The prosecutor says that he will continue to investigate the case. What that means is that the prosecutor, a politically ambitious Cy Vance, is going for a misdemeanor plea from DSK to save the prosecutor's face from injudiciously being drawn into an extortion/reputation-destroying plot against the man who French polls indicated was the public's favorite in the upcoming French presidential election in which President Sarkozy, Washington's puppet, is seeking reelection. The prosecutor is sending DSK's legal team the message that the case is being kept open and could be reinstated unless DSK's attorneys secure DSK's permission to negotiate a deal on a minor charge, which essentially has no punishment, but saves the faces of the NY prosecutor and police.

We will probably never know whether the maid thought the scheme up on her own or whether it came from Sarkozy's operatives and their US allies. One indication that DSK's political enemies are implicated is the fact, made public by the French press, that Sarkozy's political team in France knew about DSK's arrest before the NY police announced it. This fact did not stop the NY prosecutor and police from painting DSK as guilty in numerous public statements and in unethical if not illegal leaks to reporters. 

When police and prosecutors convict a suspect in the media before he is even charged, it typically means that there is no evidence against him and that demonization is serving as the substitute. Conviction is what is important to the system, not a determination of innocence or guilt.

On numerous Internet sites, I pointed out the problems with the case against DSK. For informing people of the obvious, I was denounced by the right-wing and the left-wing.

The right-wing gave me the finger for doubting the word and integrity of police and prosecutor. Didn't I know that these are the honorable guardians who protect the public from crime? How dare I question anything the police and prosecutor did or do. What was I, some kind of pinko-liberal-commie?

The left-wing also gave me the finger and said that I had revealed my real self as nothing but an apologist for the rich and powerful and for men who seduce women. How much was I paid for my service to the rich and powerful and seducers of innocent women?

The feminist left denounced me as a misogynist. Only a woman-hater could take the side of a rapist against his victim.  

It is all so tiresome to endure the stupidity of people. Little wonder they are losing their liberty, their jobs and incomes, and their country and self-respect.

With DSK's reputation in tatters and DSK knocked out of the French presidential election and removed from the IMF, where he was beginning to raise questions about the establishment's use of the IMF to bail out rich bankers on the backs of poor peasants, the "justice system" has done its work. It is now safer for the authorities to release him than to risk a trial. The shrill bleating of the maid's legal team signifies their agony at having lost their share of the hoped-to-be extorted millions now that a monetary settlement would clearly indicate obstruction of justice and prison for them all.

Those few who actually care about justice, not only for DSK and everyman, but also for the Greek, Spanish, Irish, and Portuguese people, can find comfort in the fact that apparently DSK had come to New York in order to speak with Nobel economist Joe Stiglitz about a more humane and democratic way to resolve the sovereign debt crisis in Europe than the one imposed by the private creditor banks.

Obviously, anyone who would consult with Stiglitz is perceived by the rich and powerful as a threat to their interest. 

However, this obvious fact has made no impression on the left-wing, which has issued its shrill cries that, once again, the money of the rich and powerful has prevailed over law and justice.

 

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Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available here. His latest book,  How America Was Lost, has just been released and can be ordered here.

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not all left wingers gave you the finger   &n... by tim mcghie on Friday, Jul 1, 2011 at 9:46:32 PM
I didn't post on your article, but I did on L... by Marta B on Friday, Jul 1, 2011 at 9:57:35 PM
I did a search with your title to see who picks it... by Mike Preston on Friday, Jul 1, 2011 at 10:42:22 PM
There are operatives everywhere that see that a di... by Mike Preston on Friday, Jul 1, 2011 at 11:04:58 PM
Perhaps my friends are just more cynical, but near... by Peter Dearman on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 12:38:36 AM
Having resided in an IMF country and seen how its ... by bogi666 on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 2:12:42 AM
100% of black women who accused white men of rape,... by Hargrove Jones on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 3:07:55 AM
"100% of black women who accused white men of rape... by xxx xxxx on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 4:52:38 AM
click here... by Paul Craig Roberts on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 8:00:14 AM
Worse than even I suspected. Thank you for your ar... by lila york on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 3:10:47 PM
I disagreed with you when you wrote about this cas... by Marta B on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 4:38:43 PM
White men declared innocent without trial ? Sounds... by Arend Rietkerk on Sunday, Jul 3, 2011 at 11:53:47 AM
"We will probably never know whether the maid thou... by xxx xxxx on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 5:09:40 AM
There's a few of us, at OEN, who have at least gra... by Ned Lud on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 6:50:45 AM
The whole story stunk from the get go, guys with t... by Donn Marten on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 8:33:00 AM
People are being side tracked by the official play... by Lewis Yang on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 9:16:20 AM
If this was a "setup" the instigators got what the... by Marika on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 9:18:01 AM
Unfortunately he is no longer the head of IMF, but... by Marta B on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 4:42:14 PM
You have been consistent on this and your posts ha... by billy Jackson on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 9:21:43 AM
Your initial assessment was correct, and the way y... by Jack Flanders on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 9:51:05 AM
Just as real anti-semites, as contrasted with mere... by Paul Craig Roberts on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 10:31:18 AM
Although I respect the fact that Paul Craig Robert... by Blaine Kinsey on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 10:46:42 PM
I recently watched the movie "Inside Job", my imme... by Bruce on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 10:36:10 AM
Right.  And also DSK was listening to Joe Sti... by Paul Craig Roberts on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 10:52:38 AM
So the plot thickens...That's exactly what we ne... by Jack Flanders on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 11:37:42 AM
According to the NY Times, police discovered that ... by Paul Craig Roberts on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 9:10:02 PM
Are puppets...working to protect our government, t... by Debbie S on Sunday, Jul 3, 2011 at 12:00:47 AM
It is most unfortunate that the good faith and wil... by CarmanK on Sunday, Jul 3, 2011 at 9:44:57 AM
  FDR was a rich white guy.  As it stand... by larry on Sunday, Jul 3, 2011 at 11:20:58 AM