Saturday, May 21, 2011

Alexander Cockburn vs. Paul Craig Roberts on l'Affair Strauss-Kahn

The latter suggests "Strass-Kahn has been deleted from the power ranks" and "simply had to be eliminated" because he "was a threat to the system" — The Amerikan Police State Strides Forward — while the former counters, "As a conspiracy it doesn’t look as though there’s much in the way of lift to keep it in the air in any sort of convincing shape" — Was DSK Stitched Up?

"Strauss-Kahn belonged to the familiar phalanx of political powerful men confident that they can get away with hitting on women, confident that either the women they’ve attacked won’t be believed or won’t dare to try to expose them."

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Blogger Bernard Brandt said...

If one will google the name of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, one might also find that as head of the IMF, he had recently spoken on behalf of the idea of replacing the U.S. dollar with the EU euro and the Chinese yuan, or at least, making the latter two currencies more prominent at the dollar's expense.

I note also that the current replacement for DSK appears to be an American banker.

Whether or not DSK was guilty of the charges brought against him, I note that none of the American media are even considering the possibility of applying the maxim of 'innocent until proven guilty' to DSK.

I draw no conclusions. I merely, like the late Will Rogers, read the papers and report the facts.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Pints in NYC said...

The more I read Roberts, the more I wonder how the heck he ever got that Treasury gig.

Like, seriously - how?

If anyone can shed light, please do.

11:56 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I've long appreciated Roberts, but he should be smart enough to know that if you spell America with a k, you will not (and should not) be taken seriously.

12:19 PM  

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