Monday, May 16, 2011

IMF chief denied bail in sex case (Al Jazeera English)

IMF chief denied bail in sex case
(Al Jazeera English)

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being held without bail at least until his next court appearance on Friday.

I have heard some people suggest that he is being targeted because he's a socialist. It would seem to me if he's being targeted at all it's because he was planning to run against Nicolas Sarkozy in the next French presidential election and seemingly had a chance of winning. But it should also be said that just because someone is targeted that doesn't preclude the possibility (as in the case of Julian Assange) that he is guilty of the crimes with which he's charged. I would also ask the question: what is a Socialist doing as head of one of capitalism and imperialism's key institutions, the IMF. One could also ask why a Socialist would travel around the world in the luxury that Strauss-Kahn seems to do. I know politically France is a peculiar country, but even there "socialist" must mean something or maybe not.

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