by Scott Creighton
Yesterday, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the IMF,was taken off a plane which was about to carry him to a meeting of the EU and Greece to determine the outcome of the recent problems they have been having with their restructuring agreement. At the heart of the problem is a clause that would force Greece to put up several of their islands and national monuments as collateral on their debt obligation.
Various supposed dissident groups and leaders like Ron Paul, Paul Joseph Watson, and Prison Planet in general are actively working with MSM mouthpieces like al Jazeera, MSNBC, and CNN to convict Strauss-Kahn in the court of public opinion just as quickly as they can. Remember, Alex “Mini Nukes” Jones of Prison Planet is still promoting Jesse “Ray Beams From Space” Ventura’s new book and Ron Paul is currently seeking to demolish Social Security, Medicare and possibly even the Civil Rights Act of 1964 claiming all of these things are “unconstitutional“.
Yesterday I wrote that this seemed like a set-up to get Strauss-Kahn out-of-the-way for something. Turns out, I was probably right. A detailed examination of Strauss-Kahn’s recent IMF policy changes and a brief look at who they have already tapped to replace him shows that this is probably coup in the guise of a fraudulent arrest or a honey-pot trap set to remake the IMF in an even harsher and more aggressive model.
Strauss-Kahn was the hands down front-runner to be the next president of France, expected to unseat globalist Sarkozy in next year’s election. The Socialist Party, of which Strauss-Kahn is a member, is still expecting to run him, but this newest scandal will probably keep Strauss-Kahn from winning. But that is yet to be seen.
To better understand the more immediate crisis in global financial markets and potential motivations behind this possible honey-trap set up of Strauss-Kahn, one has to look at how Strauss-Kahn was remaking the International Monetary Fund at a crucial time in the globalist’s plans for world domination.
Mike Whitney over at Global Research has written an enlightening article about this in which he puts forward the notion with good evidence that Strauss-Kahn had essentially signed his own death warrant by deliberately trying to take the IMF in a “kinder and gentler” direction. That lines up perfectly with what I said yesterday about the possibility that Strauss-Kahn may have struck an inside deal with the Prime Minister of Greece to remove some of the more damaging and inflammatory elements from their pending restructuring deal. That would explain why they rushed into what would appear to be a honey-pot set-up of Kahn.
But if Strauss-Kahn was set up, then it was probably by members of the western bank coalition, that shadowy group of self-serving swine whose policies have kept the greater body of humanity in varying state of poverty and desperation for the last two centuries. Strauss-Kahn had recently broke-free from the “party line” and was changing the direction of the IMF. His road to Damascus conversion was championed by progressive economist Joesph Stiglitz in a recent article titled “The IMF’s Switch in Time”. Here’s an excerpt:
“The annual spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund was notable in marking the Fund’s effort to distance itself from its own long-standing tenets on capital controls and labor-market flexibility. It appears that a new IMF has gradually, and cautiously, emerged under the leadership of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Slightly more than 13 years earlier, at the IMF’s Hong Kong meeting in 1997, the Fund had attempted to amend its charter in order to gain more leeway to push countries towards capital-market liberalization. The timing could not have been worse: the East Asia crisis was just brewing – a crisis that was largely the result of capital-market liberalization in a region that, given its high savings rate, had no need for it.
That push had been advocated by Western financial markets – and the Western finance ministries that serve them so loyally. Financial deregulation in the United States was a prime cause of the global crisis that erupted in 2008, and financial and capital-market liberalization elsewhere helped spread that “made in the USA” trauma around the world….The crisis showed that free and unfettered markets are neither efficient nor stable.” (“The IMF’s Switch in Time”, Joseph Stiglitz, Project Syndicate) Mike Whitney
Whitney goes on:
Check this out from World Campaign and judge for yourself whether Strauss-Kahn had become a “liability” that had to be eliminated so the business of extracting wealth from the poorest people on earth could continue apace:
“For decades, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been associated among anti-poverty, hunger and development activists as the poster child of everything wrong with the rich world’s fiscal management of the rest of the world, particularly of poor nations, with its seemingly one-dimensional focus on belt-tightening fiscal policies as the price of its loans, and a trickle-down economic philosophy that has helped traditional wealthy elites maintain the status quo while the majority stayed poor and powerless. With a world increasingly in revolution because of such realities, and after the global financial crisis in the wake of regulatory and other policies that had worked after the Great Depression being largely abandoned, IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has made nothing less than stunning observations about how the IMF and the world need to change policies.
In an article today in the Washington Post, Howard Schneider writes that after the 2008 crash led toward regulation again of financial companies and government involvement in the economy, for Strauss-Khan “the job is only half done, as he has been leading the fund through a fundamental rethinking of its economic theory. In recent remarks, he has provided a broad summary of the conclusions: State regulation of markets needs to be more extensive; global policies need to create a more even distribution of income; central banks need to do more to prevent lending and asset prices from expanding too fast. ‘The pendulum will swing from the market to the state,’ Strauss-Kahn said in an address at George Washington University last week. ‘Globalization has delivered a lot . . . but it also has a dark side, a large and growing chasm between the rich and the poor. Clearly we need a new form of globalization’ to prevent the ‘invisible hand’ of loosely regulated markets from becoming ‘an invisible fist.’” (Link—http://wcampaign.org/issue.php?mid=625&v=y)
Repeat: “…a fundamental rethinking of economic theory”…. (a greater) “distribution of income”…(more) “regulation of financial companies”, “central banks need to do more to prevent lending and asset prices from expanding too fast”.
Are you kidding me? Read that passage again and I think you’ll agree with me that Strauss-Kahn had signed his own death warrant.” Mike Whitney
It would appear that at least some leading economists and financial organizations believed that Strauss-Kahn was in the process of changing at least some of the more aggressive policies of the IMF at a time when he was about to go meet with world financial leaders regarding the pending neoliberalization of Greece.
Also extremely curious is the fact that the man who has been tapped to replace Strauss-Kahn, former JPMorgan Chase exec and extreme globalist John Lipsky (appointed by the United States into the number two position), announced his retirement from the IMF just a few days before all of this took place.
It would seem that there was an internal struggle taking place in the IMF and that prior to Strauss-Kahn’s arrest, he just might have been winning, at least to some degree. Now with him out-of-the-way, the Rockefeller linked Lipsky is taking over and my guess is he won’t be quitting the IMF anytime soon.
Also curious that the likes of Prison Planet and Ron Paul seem to have missed all of this. But, when you think about their recent behavior, is it really all that strange?