dimanche 15 mai 2011

Stunning!










Dominique Strauss Kahn's reputation as a sex maniac is no secret in France but what happened last night in New-York is stunningly bizarre. 

Even if the man seems to have a hard time keeping his testosterone under control it's a bit difficult to believe he could be as stupid as to let his sex instincts take the upper hand over his intelligence in the situation he is engaged regarding the current French political scene and another "incident" at the beginning of his tenure as Managing Director at the IMF.

Many people, both in the French and the American press, mention the possibility of a setup by his political opponents at home. I also have a hard time believing that line.

Even if he were to be cleared of the charges that are held against him (which seems highly improbable for now) I can't figure how he can go on in politics, notwithstanding his position at the IMF.

Although he now can't even dream of the next presidential elections in France, I'm not that sure that this episode is a major plus for Sarkozy. It may likely play more in favor of François Hollande, one of the socialist candidates for next year elections.

But then again, in politics you can never tell.

The French generally speaking don't care about mistresses and lovers but a sex maniac is a horse of a different color.

Wait until we have more information and let's not forget: innocent until proven guilty.

48 commentaires:

Anijo a dit…

There is this article dealing with the possibility of a set-up based on the early tweet of Jonathan Pinet.

Some of the French posters have some 'interesting' responses such as these two.

même si je crois sarko and co capable de tout, je n irais pas si loin : il s agit d une manifestation du puritanisme américain et, comme on en prête qu' aux riches (l affaire précedente de 2008 ) l affaire a été monté en épingle vite fait

N'oubliez pas qu'aux états unis ,voir un zizi est considéré comme une agression . Mais se faire poser des obus et provoquer c' est naturel .

Anijo a dit…

This comment is amusing:

Bon ok ! ok ! J'AVOUE TOUT !
C'est moi qui est mis cette PAULA BROWN dans le lit de DSK ! Mai je vous jure que c'est Nico qui m'a dit de le faire !
En contrepartie j'aurai droit à un rdv intime avec Christine BOUTIN !


Christine Boutin

Flocon a dit…

You're hyper reactiv Anijo! I hadn't seen the article you link to.

En attendant voici la première page des commentaires sur le NYT et le commentaire le plus recommandé évoque un piège. Some others do also.

By the way, the French comment you selected speaks of "obus". I suppose you guessed the meaning of "obus"?

Flocon a dit…

Christine Boutin is a very well known figure of rightist bigot in France (she's also a crook as I wrote in a post last year.

Incroyable qu'il y ait déjà une vidéo sur YouTube à ce sujet. And what's more, you found it!!!

ZapPow a dit…

Je trouve cette histoire très louche moi aussi. Sans aller jusqu'au complot (encore que la chose soit possible) je n'exclue pas que la femme de chambre qui serait paraît-il entrée sans frapper, croyant la chambre vide, a juste eu la mauvaise surprise de tomber sur DSK en tenue d'Adam, ce qui aura suffi pour qu'elle se déclare agressée sexuellement.

On verra bien. Ou on ne verra rien.

ZapPow a dit…

Je n'exclus pas…

J'ai vu, entre temps, divers témoignages, et apparemment ce type est un vrai malade, et il ne serait finalement pas surprenant que toute l'histoire soit vraie.

Attendons les développements futurs.

Anijo a dit…

By the way, the French comment you selected speaks of "obus". I suppose you guessed the meaning of "obus"?

Flocon, I could only guess that this meant something along the lines of being bombed by artillery shells is okay? I'm not sure though.

Flocon a dit…

ZapPow,

Soit il y a une entourloupe soit comme tu dis c'est un vrai malade mais alors là il a eu une crise comme jamais auparavant.

Quoi qu'il en soit il est politiquement mort.

Ça pourrait faire les affaires de Sarko à première vue mais plus vraisemblablement celles de Hollande.

Du coup il faut refaire tous les sondages d'intention de vote pour l'an prochain...

En ajoutant comme variable d'ajustement que Bruni puisse effectivement offrir un héritier à la France ô-Ô

Flocon a dit…

Anijo,

Obus = hooters!

C'est intéressant. Hooters refers to a certain action of the hand whereas obus refers to the shape of the object.

Here is an example.

Obus is a familiar word (not particularly vulgar) for booby.

- Cette fille a de ces obus!

Anijo a dit…

This does remind me of Bill Clinton...

link

Une romancière, Tristane Banon, avait aussi expliqué dans une émission de Thierry Ardisson début 2007 comment elle avait été sollicitée sexuellement, en marge d'une interview, par M. Strauss-Kahn. Plusieurs ouvrages évoquaient également une rumeur selon laquelle l'UMP aurait menacé, si le directeur du FMI se lançait dans une candidature en France, de diffuser des photos compromettantes.

Mais les communiquants de M. Strauss-Kahn étaient convaincus que cet écueil était passé, paradoxalement grâce à une première "affaire" : celle de sa liaison avec une cadre du FMI.

Anijo a dit…

Obus = Hooters! Did I even translate that line incorrectly! lol...

I had looked up "obus" and found this:

Projectile explosif lancé par une pièce d'artillerie [Militaire]. Anglais shell

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Hooters refers to a certain action of the hand

Sorry, Flocon, but I have no idea what this means... I thought that hooters were car horns, a big nose, or a woman's boobies.

Flocon a dit…

There's a pro-palestinian demo taking place right under my windows right now, I'll post pictures later.

Hooters refers to a certain action of the hand

Sorry, Flocon, but I have no idea what this means


Hmmmm... Why am I embarassed here?

As far as I know, hooters were car horns at the beginning of the XXth century when said horns were pear-shaped and had to be pressed in order to emit a sound.

Need I say more?

Flocon a dit…

Exerpt from this article in the NYT:

In any event, Mr. Sarkozy may not benefit, political analysts say. Over 60 percent of French voters do not want the president to run again in next year’s race, recent polls show. Francois Hollande, a former chief of the Socialist party, has been steadily rising in opinion polls, in part because his down-to-earth image contrasts with the more flamboyant Mr. Sarkozy and Mr. Strauss-Kahn

And also,

Unlike American and British voters, the French are also traditionally indifferent about the extra-marital affairs and sexual escapades of their leaders, he said.

“People knew that he had mistresses//...// All our presidents have too -- that’s part of political life and it doesn’t bother the French.”

If accusations of sexual assault were confirmed, that would be different.

Anijo a dit…

Need I say more?

ohhhhh.... It took me awhile. I almost gave up attempting to understand what you were trying to say and then it dawned on me. I had no idea that this was the etymology of that particular definition of hooters. The things I learn on Shall We Talk, lol..

A pro-palestinian demo taking place where you live. I can't quite imagine the same thing happening outside my windows... Everytime I have been to Paris, I've encountered some kind of demonstration for one thing or another. The streets are so lively and active there.

I found an interesting blog by DSK's wife, Anne Sinclair.

Flocon a dit…

A propos Tritane Banon, oui je l'avais vue dans cette émission ( a trash one) il y a 4 ans.

Re hooters you're old enough to know better Anijo ;-) so you may have learned that men don't consider breasts the way women do.

The etymology isn't precisely scientific since I figured it out but my guess is that all men the world around would come to the same conclusion as to the relation between car horns and boobies :-D

Just ask D. Strauss Kahn !

Speaking of him, his wife is also very well known in France since she was a TV anchor more than 25 years ago. Did you know she was born in New-York?

ZapPow a dit…

Tiens, voici une page où on en apprend beaucoup sur les seins. On y éclairci notamment ce qui pur moi était un mystère : les roberts !

Flocon a dit…

Super ta page ZapPow! Je la garde :-D

- "Regardez cette petite paire que Pearl arbore!"

- Obus : désignent des seins défiant la loi de la pesanteur.

Il doit bien y avoir des "régionalismes" en Martinique?

Anijo a dit…

Flocon,

I'm just learning of Anne Sinclair. Note that I linked to her blog above. Perhaps you were too distracted thinking about honking hooters to notice, and now you have ZapPow distracted! lol

Flocon a dit…

I'm not that distracted Anijo.

It's precisely because you linked to Anne Sinclair's blog that I wrote the comment where I gave the link to her Wiki entry.

Now that I read my comment again I admit it wasn't clear that I noticed your mention of her blog. But I did though. I pay attention to every single word that my visitors write on Shall we talk? mademoiselle!

Anijo a dit…

mademoiselle!

lol, well, excuuuuse me. ;)

Interesting exchange from LeMonde live:

Commentaire de la part de Audrey
Comment a été expliqué le message annonçant l'arrestation posté sur Twitter par un militant UMP ?
17h22

@Audrey : Un de nos journalistes travaille actuellement sur ce sujet. Ce que nous savons, c'est que Jonathan Pinet, militant des Jeunes populaires, a twitté à 22h59, heure française : "un pote aux Etats-Unis vient de me rapporter que #DSK aurait été arrêté par la police dans un hôtel à NYC il y a une heure." Franco-canadien, le jeune homme affirme qu'il a eu vent de l'information par un ami vivant à New York, qui avait lui-même un ami travaillant au Sofitel. Attention : il se trouve que DSK n'a pas été arrêté à son hôtel, mais dans l'avion qui devait l'emmener vers la France. L'information donnée par Jonathan Pinet est donc inexacte.

Anijo a dit…

Per the NYT blog

Gilles Savary, a member of the European Parliament who belongs to Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s Socialist Party, wrote on his blog that the arrest of Mr. Strauss-Kahn had hints of American-style hypocrisy. “Everyone knows that Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a libertine, and that he is distinguished from others by the fact that he doesn’t try and hide it,” he wrote. “In puritanical American, infiltrated by rigorous Protestantism, financial misdeeds are far more tolerated than pleasures of the flesh.”

And yet, what about Bernie Madoff?

This affair of DSK is bringing out a lot of comments from some of the French about how puritanical the Americans are...

Flocon a dit…

"This affair of DSK is bringing out a lot of comments from some of the French about how puritanical the Americans are..."

Aren't many of them? And is it disrespectful to mention puritanism?

Les commentaires sont français puisque c'est un Français qui est impliqué mais si cela avait été un autre européen le thème du puritanisme américain aurait été évoqué sans doute possible.

It's like saying Americans are very religious people. Well, an enormous portion of them are like an enormous portion of Europeans aren't.

Some years ago a woman magazine published an issue with a mother breastfeeding her child on its cover. I sort of remember this caused some discomfort among many subscribers and readers.

Même en Pologne il n'y aurait pas de problème avec ce genre de couverture. And yet are the Poles devout catholics!

Anijo a dit…

Aren't many of them? And is it disrespectful to mention puritanism?

It's like saying Americans are very religious people


Aye. Now I know how puritanical and religious that I am.. ô-Ô^

Is it disrespectful to say many of the things about the French which apply to many of the French? You are, I'm sure, aware of which things I speak of.

Some years ago SuperFrenchie published a post by me which mentioned the 'mother breastfeeding her child' and re le zizi. Remember?

I know personally quite a few French people who are more puritanical than I am.... oh, yes, they are. Perhaps not as innocent ☺, but yes, definitively more puritanical.

Anonyme a dit…

This French invocation of American Puritanism is risible. Are they really arguing that a criminal charge and an arrest of the accused are a disproportionate, Puritanical response to a plausible claim of rape by an adult woman who appears to be sane? Are we to believe that French police would have allowed Bernacke to fly away from Paris if an adult Frenchwoman went to them with a plausible claim that he had raped her in an hotel? Absurd. And the conspiracy theories! Oh my! The CIA set DSK up to ensure Sarkozy's re-election so that French troops would stay in Afghanistan! This is all very revealing. And I do not mean revealing about American sexual Puritanism.


SemperFidelis

Flocon a dit…

"Now I know how puritanical and religious that I am..."

Anijo may I discreetly suggest you should have a look here.

OK, you win, I concede that Americans are not puritan and that there's no puritanism in the U.S and some French are wrong to bring up that issue :-D

I remember your Zizi post at SF and here it is (published just before one of mines) which adressed the issue of American puritanism with several examples.

I didn't remember the Baby Talk issue from your post. Maybe was it a subliminal souvenir of simply that this cover and the ensuing controversy was reported in France (and in Europe and the whole world for that matter) like was the Janet Jackson dress malfunction.

There's even a Wiki entry about that!

Flocon a dit…

SemperFidelis,

As pertains to American puritanism see my above answer to Anijo.

"Are they really arguing that a criminal charge and an arrest of the accused are a disproportionate, Puritanical response to a plausible claim of rape by an adult woman who appears to be sane?"

I don't think "they" (who?) do.

"Are we to believe that French police would have allowed Bernacke to fly away from Paris if an adult Frenchwoman went to them with a plausible claim that he had raped her in an hotel?"

No. It happened some years ago to a famous American actor whose name I currently can't remember (de Niro?) He was assigned to stay in Paris for some days until the judge decided to drop the case (he was suspected of beneficiting the service of a prostitutes ring).

And now de Niro presides the Cannes festival this year. Isn't that revealing?

Trust your judiciary system all you want, I certainly don't trust the French one.

"And the conspiracy theories! Oh my! The CIA set DSK up to ensure Sarkozy's re-election so that French troops would stay in Afghanistan!"

I take liberty to link to this readers' section page of the NYT where the most recommended comments suggesting it was a setup are written by people living in Brooklyn and N.M (French in disguise?).

Your CIA/Sarkozy/Afghanistan is entertaining though I didn't read anything like that anywhere but here. I understand you exagerated your point for the sake of your argument.

"This is all revealing". Like in it speaks volume?

Revealing of what? A French conspiracy to have Obama reelected next year?

Speaking of Bernanke, should something similar happen as you suggest, what would be the reactions in the U.S? Both in the media and among the populace?

Would there be no suspiscion of a setup by the French who are well known for their unbridled sexuality, who are pathologically anti American so that it's very likely that they would have masterminded a plot in order to humiliate America etc. ?

Here is another page in this morning edition of the NYT where a certain Vince Boston from CA writes an amusing comment (or maybe not) mimicking the French accent and denounciating the... Well, see by yourself.

This comment was the most recommanded one by the NTY readers.

Isn't that revealing mon ami's?

One must not get carried away by ignorance, prejudice and bad faith.

Well, I can see you're still on the watch when it comes to Franco-american relations :-P and it's OK with me.

Flocon a dit…

Some comments in the NYT:

"Would I, a 63-year-old romanticier, trap a mere chambermaid of, what say, 32 anne, in my Hotel ruum? Mai non, it was not me, it was the Dom Perignon! In my nakedness I merely chased her in a very souciant way, non? O. Pardonez-moi, I am speeking personally...not for M. DSK. He is Not Geelty. Oui. May I call on him as Monsieur Presidaent?"

Another Francophile in his work.

"This fool's mistake was here in the USA women assert their rights under the law. Amazingly quaint concept to the French I am sure, and a non-existent concept to the muslims."

Sure. And Montesquieu was American. How about francophobia? And she is sure of what she writes!

"Isn't womanizing treated as a political plus in France?"

Yeah, sure.

"Sacre Bleu, whatever that means"

Interesting contribution (I don't know if I ever heard the sacrebleu thing although I remember reading it in XVIIth century novels)

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"Heavens, this is a preposterous story, from accidental chambermaid hotel-room entry to apprehension of suspect moments before plane takeoff. Was absolutely everyone born yesterday?"

(Elizabeth Macon NY)

"In the 2011 Oscar-winning "Inside Job" Strauss-Kahn was very critical of the Wall Street practices. On February 11, 2011 IMF recommended replacement of the US dollar as reserve currency. On May 14, 2011 just before leaving for Europe IMF president is accused of attempted rape and is replaced by a former JP Morgan executive.

Just connect the dots...."


(Sanych NY)

"I really find it hard to believe that he would have assaulted a hotel maid. I am sure there are many people who have a lot to gain from his downfall."

(Judy NY)

"I'm not a big conspiracy theorist but watch the documentary "Inside Job" by Charles Ferguson if you want to see how Wall Street will not tolerate any U.S., World Bank or IMF official looking to reign them in, especially smart, powerful opponents like Eliot Spitzer and Strauss-Kahn. They find their weakness- usually sex-- and depose them that way. I don't trust any of this and believe it was a set-up too"

(Kari, Washington DC)

All American opinions in the most respected American newspaper. So which is which?

Flocon a dit…

The WAPO has a lot of comments on this affair too of course.

Excerpts:

"Maybe you didn't hear - he was French.......anymore explanations needed?"

"He was favored to win the presidency of France; now he is a shoo-in. If he had raped, say, fifty women, they'd make him Emperor."

"Maybe the whole matter was just a cultural misunderstanding. French hotels don't have the same type of maid service. He probably thought the woman was in his room for a little fun."

"The IMF chose a socialist Frenchman to be their head.....does one need to know anymore to think th eIMF is worthless?"

"Grenouille. Salaud."

(This one is bilingual)

"Have the French descended to that level!!"

"Another filthy frog!"


On and on and on...

I had no idea the Wapo shared its readership with the New York Daily Post.

Needless to say, most of the comments take for granted that Strauss Kahn is culprit. Why bother with a trial?

Yet I thought that America was proud of her innoncent until proven guilty motto.

Anijo a dit…

Flocon,

Remember your response to Maureen Dowd re the French being arrogant? May I discreetly suggest you should have a look here.

Anijo a dit…

OK, you win, I concede that Americans are not puritan and that there's no puritanism in the U.S and some French are wrong to bring up that issue :-D

Ok, you win, I concede that there are no stinky sex-maniac people in France and some Americans are wrong to bring up that issue :-D

You see where this type of discussion leads us Flocon? It's not pleasant, is it?

Anijo a dit…

SemperFi asks:
"Are they really arguing that a criminal charge and an arrest of the accused are a disproportionate, Puritanical response to a plausible claim of rape by an adult woman who appears to be sane?"

Flocon responds?
"I don't think "they" (who?) do."

Who? The French posters whose comments I posted and of whom we speak of here. You remember, these two:

même si je crois sarko and co capable de tout, je n irais pas si loin : il s agit d une manifestation du puritanisme américain et, comme on en prête qu' aux riches (l affaire précedente de 2008 ) l affaire a été monté en épingle vite fait

N'oubliez pas qu'aux états unis ,voir un zizi est considéré comme une agression . Mais se faire poser des obus et provoquer c' est naturel .


So the question from Semperfi is not a matter of some Americans being puritanical, but what does some Americans being puritanical have to do with "a plausible claim of rape by an adult woman who appears to be sane"?

Anonyme a dit…

Anijo: Exactly. Since we are of one accord that American sexual Puritanism (conceded here for the sake of argument)did not lead to a peculiarly American result for DSK (since we are also of one accord that, given the same facts, the French police would have certainly seized Bernacke and carried him away from his First Class seat on an American Airways flight from Paris), the question before us is: What motivated the French posters to bring up American Puritanism? Why did they think it was relevant?

SemperFidelis

Flocon a dit…

Je n'ai pas lu les presque 800 commentaires des lecteurs du NYT sur le sujet mais manifestement le vieux fond francophobe est bien présent.

Clichés, préjugés et généralisations (synecdoque) sont au R.V comme à chaque fois. Et il s'agit du NYT! J'imagine ce que cela doit donner dans le reste du pays...

Alors j'y suis allé de mon commentaire moi aussi.
...

Anijo a dit…

I've been reading comments from Le Monde and the NYT. This affair has the French and Americans at each others throats and it's getting ugly. So this will be my last comment re DSK.

Ned Ludd a dit…

J'ai perdu le peu de respect que j'avais pour DSK après les revelations d'un interview dans "Libération".

Il a dit que trois choses jouent contre lui: les femmes, le fric, et sa judéité. Comme si il n'y avait jamais un juif chef du gouvernment en France. Donc il joue la carte d'une présumé "anti-semitisme".

Si Holland est le candidate socialiste, je vote blanc. Je ne lui pardonnerai jamais pour avoir forcé le parti socialiste à soutenir la Constitution Européene, que l'electorat français a refusé.

Maintenant, on a la même chose, des lois ultra-mondialistes et ultra-capitalistes, avec le traîté de Lisbonne. Holland a trahi la classe ouvrière et la classe moyenne.

Ned Ludd a dit…

Je peux ajouter que si DSK veut jouer la carte du racisme, il donne de l'ammunition à les vrais racistes. Qui le seconde au FMI? James Lipsky.

Cela est un jeu dangereux et ajoute aux théories des complots.

En tout cas, l'ancien testament est une collection d'âneries ecrite environ 600 BCE à Babylone.

Anijo a dit…

I think I'm in the doghouse.

Flocon a dit…

Ned,

Je n'ai pas lu l'article de Libé dont tu parles.

Pour les femmes ce n'était pas un secret pour les insiders, pour l'argent il n'a pas tort -cf comment la droite s'est jetée sur l'affaire de la Porsche- (il faudra que je fasse un billet sur le rapport à l'argent des Américains et des Français) mais j'ignorais qu'il envisageait que sa judéité pût lui causer un problème (Blum, Mendès-France me viennent tout de suite à l'esprit).

En revanche, je n'ai jamais entendu ni lu une seule fois que sa judéité ait même été mentionnée où que ce soit par qui que ce soit.

J'ai écrit l'an dernier un billet que tu as commenté et où précisément il était question de sa judéité.

Ce serait déplaisant qu'il joue cette carte "antisémite" contre productive parce que ce serait vraiment de la très mauvaise foi.

C'est vrai que Hollande a le charisme d'une huître surgelée et un bilan inexistant à la tête du PS. Il est dans le consensuel mou, très mou.

Le fait est que le PS a participé à la tromperie des électeurs et donc est complice d'une forme de forfaiture constitutionnelle.

D'un autre côté, laisser Sarko récidiver pendant 5 ans ô-Ô. Et maintenant il nous fait le bébé élection qui arrivera 4 mois avant les présidentielles...

Despair.

Flocon a dit…

Anijo,

"this will be my last comment re DSK."

Il est possible de discuter de l'affaire DSK sans s'égorger mutuellement :-P

Ce serait d'ailleurs un thème tout à fait intéressant de comparer les réactions des Français (ou des Européens de façon plus générale) et des Américains vis à vis de leurs système judiciaires respectifs.

De loin il me semble que les Américains en général (as seen by the media) ont beaucoup plus confiance en leur système judiciaire que les Français envers le leur.

Nous sommes inondés de sondages (I guess there will be one over Bruni's pregnancy in the coming days) mais jamais, au grand jamais il n'est demandé aux Français : "Avez-vous confiance dans la Justice et les magistrats français?". The answer would be a resounding NO! à 80% minimum.

The ruling elite prefers the masses not to tell it how much they distrust it.

Ned Ludd a dit…

J'ai entendu à la radio que le prison de Rikers Island contient 13.000 prisoniers et prisonières.

Dans les années 90, il y avait 6.000! Mais la population de New York n'a pas doublé en 10-20 ans. Je ne vois aucune raison pour une telle augmentation, sauf la politique dépuis Reagan de tout repressif et les lois "Three strikes".

Il y a aussi l'emprisonnement des sans papiers. Ils sont le plus souvent dans des prison privées dont la chiffre d'affaires est 5 milliards de dollars. Il coute 72.000 dollars par an par prisonier.(désolé, j'ai perdu le lien)

Si les américains soutient leur system de justice, et ce n'est pas sûr, peut-être ils sont simplement inconscients des dérives de ce system.

Un autre example, maintenant l'état de Californie depense plus pour garder des personnes en prison que d'envoyer personnes à l'université.

Flocon a dit…

J'ai entendu la même chose sur France Info ce matin (c'était 14.000 d'après eux, but never mind).

Ils avaient en ligne le Français qui a passé 20 jours à Rickers Island en janvier 2002. Le gars disait que cette prison renfermait aussi bien des criminels que des personnes en état d'ébriété sur la voie publique.

"Si les américains soutient leur system de justice, et ce n'est pas sûr, peut-être ils sont simplement inconscients des dérives de ce system."

D'après les commentaires lus un peu partout, il semble que peu critiquent le système.

The less one knows the less one is prone to criticize. Again, the slaves in Plato's cave come to mind.

What is there to criticize when one knows nothing and is thus ignorant of his own ignorance?

And since I'm back to Platon these days...

"Il n'y a pas, je pense, davantage pour les détenteurs de pouvoir à laisser naître chez ceux qui sont soumis à ce pouvoir, de hautes pensées."

Le Banquet (182,c)

Ned Ludd a dit…

J'ai trouvé le lien sur les sans papiers.

immigrantsforsale

Anijo a dit…

Domy, from the SF forum, linked to this 'fair and balanced' essay by Christopher Hitchens.

Flocon a dit…

Anijo,

Tous les jours nous "apprenons" quelque chose de nouveau dans cette affaire et le lendemain on nous apprend le contraire.

- La suite au Sofitel coûtait 3.000 $ (chiffre du NY post je crois) puis c'est devenu 475$ payés par DSK lui-même.

- Il y a deux jours DSK portait des égratignures sur le torse et ce matin... pas d'égratignures.

- La femme de chambre était entrée après s'être annoncée, ce matin il y avait déjà quelqu'un dans la chambre qui était donc ouverte.

Je vois de nombreuses réactions dans les media français se réjouissant que la justice américaine ne ferait pas de distinction entre les grands et les petits ce qui, c'est sûr, n'est pas le cas en France.

Those in France who are shocked don't plead that the French judiciary system would be any better than the American one (the French's appreciation of their national système judiciaire doit être inférieur à 10 %) mais sont choqués par la brutalité du traitement infligé à DSK qui est supposé innocent. They simply ignore how innocent people are treated en France à la fois par la police et la justice.

Ne faire aucune distinction entre les grands et les petits c'est très bien -encore que- mais il est inacceptable que, grands ou petits, les gens soient traités comme il le sont.

Ned Ludd a dit…

More and more it looks like DSK is in serious trouble. There seems to be a self-destructive streak in him.

It would be an interesting psychological study to try to understand why this rich, very well paid man would take any of the risks attributed to him.

One thing, apparently he did not want to run for president and thus imploded.

Flocon a dit…

Ned,

Your suggestion is exactly the one a psychoanalyst made in the day before yesterday in Le Monde.

I've also heard that Anne Sinclair was pushing him to the French presidency because she wanted a Jew be elected en souvenir de ses parents who had to escape to the U.S during the war.

Ned Ludd a dit…

J'ai vu Jean-Louis Débré dans une emission littéraire ou il parlait d'un roman qu'il a écrit.

Son discours sur le system français de la justice était plutôt gauchiste. Imagine mon surpris!

Flocon a dit…

J'imagine en effet!

C'est un ancien magistrat, juge d'instruction comme cette fripouille de Tibéri à Paris. Il sait donc de quoi il parle.