accused international serial-rapist is back in the news
this week, and apparently performing his own damage control.
Not that any of it is worth hearing. The criminal case against
Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) was ironically derailed by
the same man whose job it is to vigorously charge him; the
DA, Cy Vance. What I noticed over the past several weeks,
as it became obvious this guy was going to trial, was the
rush to discredit the charges of Nofissatou Diallo, the
hotel maid, by broadcasting "she lied." Conservative
radio jocks couldn't hide the excitement in their voices
at the reports that deemed her statements lacked credibility.
headlong into this tremor of new wishful-thought-broadcast-as-facts,
was a an Earth tremor from the Wall Street
Journal (WSJ), and a deluge of more accusations
from other women who claimed to have been sexually victimized
by the former French Presidential candidate.
5/24 WSJ said the DNA found on the shirt of the hotel maid,
Nafissatou Diallo, matched the DNA sample submitted by Strauss-Kahn.
Whom is lying to who? "Tests matched a DNA sample submitted
by former (IMF) director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and semen
found on the shirt of the hotel maid who told police she
had been sexually assaulted by him law enforcement officials
said." Fine, see you at the trial. If DSK were black
that is. It's cold irony that it was announced DSK may even
counter-sue Ms. Diallo almost 3 months to the day of the
WSJ report. What nerve, a normal person would say. What
audacity. No. White Supremacy. What specific facts
or incident(s) regarding Diallo's allegations prove her
to be a liar? There are none, unless you are anxious to
believe Strauss-Kahn's attorney Benjamin Brafman. Everyone
else is. Fox News and conservative radio
excitedly began airing the possibility the case may be dropped
due to her so-called lack of credibility. What about her
statements was proven to be questionable? All Brafman could
say on Tuesday 8/23 was "because she did lie, and he
has suffered enormous damages as a result of those lies."
Hmmm... "suffered enormous damages," to a white
man of DSK's stature, that means having to step down as
CEO of one of the Illuminatiís biggest financial control
agencies; the IMF. Between 1980 and 2000 the IMF imposed
a 7% increase in taxes to Pakistan's poorest, while their
richest were granted a %15 tax cut. The recent flooding
in Pakistan has not softened the IMF's war on the poor according
to a story by David Cronin. Want more suffering? Not being
able to run for President of France, comme ci comme
I mention the several days of hard-time on Rikers Island
without bail, and then off to luxury-house arrest. Prosecutors
said they couldn't pursue the case, and then they lied.
They then said it was due to Diallo's credibility and lack
of other evidence to prove a forced sexual encounter,"
according to a wire-service report. Though indicted by a
Grand Jury on 5/19, on 6/30 Vance began working for the
DSK team. We now know credibility and truth have nothing
to do with it. Three months ago Brafman had nothing to say
about the DNA evidence. What could he say?
WSJ quotes prosecutor John McConnell saying "she offered
a compelling and unwavering story." How then, did she
go from "compelling and unwavering" to having
her case dismissed due to lack of credibility? Answer: When
a white man rapes a black woman. In this scenario not only
does the DA become co-defense attorney, the Judge becomes
the DA. He not only dismissed the case, he was said to be
in to process of recommending that the State Appellate Court
not even take the case up.
may claim to be undergoing "enormous suffering, but
he feels "no-ways tired." There's enough new accusations
on him overseas to keep his lawyer lying for years to come.
What happened with Ms. Diallo is far from new. Foreign journalists
chose to remain silent by their own admission. "Time"
magazine quotes a Paris attorney speaking anonymously discloses
he has an entire pile of complaints from women who say they
were attacked by Strauss-Kahn. Others like former New York
Attorney Alton Maddox compare the DSK/Diallo case to the
Central Park 7. Six black rape suspects were convicted without DNA
evidence. What does DSK have in light of his own semen?
The best his defense can offer is an alleged phone
conversation by Diallo in her native Fula language to her
boyfriend; "...don't worry, this guy has a lot of money.
I know what I'm doing." Even if the call were true
and the translation accurate, this still does not or should
not invalidate the DNA evidence.
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