HOW NO-ONE IS BEYOND THE REACH OF THE INDUSTRIALISTS.
French IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn have said that he could make a political comeback in France now he has been freed from house arrest in the US- BBC link. The comments follow relevations that the testimony of the hotel maid he was alleged to have attempted to rape appears to be flawed. From the BBC -
'The maid claims that Mr Strauss-Kahn chased her down a hallway in his expensive hotel suite in the Sofitel hotel before sexually assaulting her.
However, unnamed law enforcement officials have now told US media the accuser has repeatedly lied since the alleged attack.
The officials believe the woman also lied on her application for asylum, particularly over an allegation that she had been raped while at home in Guinea. They also suspect she has links to drugs dealers and money-laundering.'
Nice girl. So nice that someone gave this cleaner $100,000 over the past two years and AP reports - Guardian link.
So it could well be that the whole story is a put-up job... but from which direction? If he's standing for the French Presidency against the insidious Sarkozy, then that's one possibility. But Strauss-Kahn has stepped on even bigger toes than some French domestic opposition in the not-so-distant past. Strauss-Kahn had the temerity to discover that 'all of the gold held in the United States Bullion Depository located at Fort Knox was ‘missing and/or unaccounted’ for': European Union Times - link. The Russian Federal Security Service, the FSB, were directed to compile a report for Prime Minister Putin examining the matter, revealing the former IMF chief's discovery. His friend, top Egyptian banker Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar, was similarly charged with a sex crime on another New York hotel maid. Omar was described in the FSB report as a 74-year-old devout Muslim and dedicated family man.
And the mainstream media? Cheryl Cole is back with Ashley and she wants kids - Daily Mirror shite - link.