STRAUSS-KAHN: Slog’s September prediction comes good as DSK camp drops a stick of bombs into Sarkozy’s re-election campaign.

The last thing he needed

Is the French President’s plotting about to come back and bite him?

When Dominique Strauss-Kahn returned to France in early September, The Slog was alone in the media in posting that, once the dust had settled, DSK’s supporters would be ‘building a case they hope will refocus attention on why he was snared in New York’. This would, my main French source said, produce “Revelations that will rock the world”. But then, lots of people say that to hacks: and the Left in France has an election to fight. Soon afterwards, the awful reality of Crash 2 intervened, and I neglected some of the key moles in the drama. More fool me.

I was a bit pissed off to read about these latest developments second-hand; but then, life moves on these days in umpteen different directions. I’ve been trying to tie down the Bankfurt Maulwurf in recent days, while badgering a disinterested British Establishment with stillborn ideas about saving the EU in order to reform it. But the latest disclosures raise a spectrum of issues global enough to terrify anyone who might, or might not, have been involved in a plot to neutralise Strauss-Kahn.

On the surface, what we have here is some charges made by an investigative journalist in New York, closely coordinated with a decision by the DSK camp to sue Establishment newspaper Le Figaro, the ruling UMP Party of Sarkozy, and a close Sarko aide for ‘malicious falsehood’….all in relation to allegations about the ‘rutting chimpanzee’ having it away in somewhat grubby circumstances in a northern French prostitute ring. So the overall imputation is that the French ruling class set up the former IMF leader in New York –  and then tried to bury him with misleading accusations once he arrived back.

What are we to make of this?

Well, motive is very easy to establish: DSK would’ve been a shoe-in for the French Presidency against a discredited and ridiculed incumbent. Equally, there are unexplained facts about Sofitel phone calls made to the Elysee Palace in Paris, which make one wonder why an innocent hotel management would even be put through to the President’s office…let alone have a conversation with its occupants. Set against this, however, we have Slog informants in Washington insisting there was “no way” the French General Directorate for External Security (DGSE) would dare carry out such a sting alone on American soil.

But then again, we also have the Fed Reserve boss Tim Geithner playing a proactive role in ensuring the waters closed over Dominique Strauss-Kahn as the head of the IMF.

The allegations being made today by DSK supporters go well beyond French politics. They implicate the CIA, Cyrus T. Vance, Nicolas Sarkozy and even the German Secret Service.

Stay tuned for further revelations in the coming days.

Read the full history of Strauss-Kahn’s ordeal to date here

18 thoughts on “STRAUSS-KAHN: Slog’s September prediction comes good as DSK camp drops a stick of bombs into Sarkozy’s re-election campaign.

  1. Not having your inside track, all I would say is that most French people agree that DSK was a rutting Chimp but was set up on this one.

    On an economic point of view, is there any truth in the other rumour that he was well down the road on a plan to establish a World reserve trading currency to replace the $US?


  2. I had heard that he was “well down the road” on a plan to dislodge the dollar as the World’s reserve currency to, it would make sense, anybody or anything that theatens the dollar is toast.

    Is there one honest person in govt. anywhere? I am beginning to doubt this.
    Look out for some nasty “accidents” happening to prominent players in this scenario.


  3. It would appear that he may not be taking things lying down though, which could prove interesting with a French election in a few months time.

    I am guessing that he isn’t thinking about suing Figaro and the UMP without any evidence, and one has to wonder as to when exactly he plans to reveal it.

    Hell hath no fury and what-not.


  4. @JW
    I would not be so concerned at learning these things second hand.

    The fact that you learn them at all is what interests most of us. You have a life to live too – and a freshly baked hound to play with.


  5. The answer to that is only in his dreams. Whatever he would have prposed would have been vetoed by the US.

    The US will fight to the last trooper to keep the USD as the world’s reserve currency. One of the motivations to go after Saddam was that he had priced his oil in Euros from 2000 and demanded mayment in same. This was deemed a threta. Similarly, Mr After dinnerjacket had ideas about trading oil on the Tehran Bourse in Euros. Somehow that got stopped days before it went live.

    You can be sure the US is doing whatever it can to undermine the Euro although 99.999 percent of its woes are homebred through the ingrained incompetence and arrogance of the self-appointed Euro elite.


  6. JW very small point but it keeps recurring. Tiny Tim (Geithner) is Treasury Secretary (equivalent to Chancellor). Bernancke, as you know, is Chairman of the Fed. Tiny Tim was previously head of the NY Fed. That’s a little like running the Bank of England’s Manchester office. (OK a bit more but you get the point.)

    Prior to that he was number two at the IMF, the time when he fiddled his taxes. Easy to do, Many US employees of the IMF and Worlds Bank are similarly tempted and some have been terminated for it.

    And prior to that 1988-2000 he was in the Treasury at lower levels. He was placed there by no less than Henry Kissinger. Timmy is unusual in that he speaks several Asian languages fluently.


  7. 1. The New-York Fed is the predominant Fed.
    2. Timmy’s Father together with Obama’s Mother served years around Indonesia working for the Ford foundation. It is the world’s 4th richest country in natural resources.


  8. I am well aware of both points but thought I’d said enough. I met him quite a few times before he was really up there.


  9. Hi John,
    Fascinating stuff…
    Have you been hanging out with Frederick Forsyth?
    I’m sure he’d help you with the screenplay!
    I am looking forward to the next episode…


  10. Sorry, it all sounds like a French Socialist Conspiracy theory to me.

    I can easily believe DSK was set up, for the reasons given, lets face it he was a dead easy mark because of his history of sexual malfeasance.

    But you don’t need an elaborate spy-ring, involving children of colleagues of the Prez’s mother, German Secret Police etc to carry out this sting.

    All you need is a fixer and a bag of money, The fixer talks to the NYC mafia, triads, cabanossi whatever, gives them the bag of money and they’ll take care of the business – I believe the maid had connections to the criminal class.


  11. Exactly right. The sole reason for the Iraq war was Oil-for-Euros.

    There are so many who believe that the USD is fiat (“backed by nothing”), when the reality is that the USD is entirely backed by oil — and it’s relationship to oil is strictly enforced by the military.

    In a repeat performance, Quadaffi had also proposed a unified North African Dinar — for the purposes of trading oil.

    The USA is the USD. And the USD is the global medium for trading oil.


  12. If availing oneself of the services of ladies-of-the-night was grounds for political dismissal — we would be living in a world without government.


  13. @RP
    I heard that a mafia gang were running the maids in that hotel with the implication that they might render other services alongside those in their contract of employment (assuming that they had one).


  14. In an earlier article you suggested that DSKs demise was set up due to his intentions to replace the dollar reserve currency with SDRs. Yesterday on King World News resident economist Jim Rickards said he believes big US companies like Caterpiller will be using SDR bonds within a year! So therefore it appears more likely to me that the French government wanted to ruin him than the US. The US afterall has clearly shown its intentions to not pay down ANY of its mountainous debts thus confirming their determination to destroy the Dollar in its current form at THE earliest opportunity! A new Gold backed dollar is waiting in the wings as the official fed videos on youtube for the new $100 bill clearly indicate.


  15. I have read elsewhere that DSK was working to replace the US$ as the world’s reserve currency. Also, it was apparently reported in the Russian media, that Gaddafi was about to issue a gold-backed dinar and was urging Moslem and African nations to require payment for oil in them. This would have put even more pressure on fiat currencies such as the Euro and US$.


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