Monday, May 16, 2011

So rape claims aren't taken seriously? Reuters says the claim against Strauss-Kahn could impact "the well-being of the global economy"


How often do we hear that rape claims are not taken seriously?

A Reuters headline screamed: "Strauss-Kahn allegations are consequential for the global economy."  The sexual assault accusation against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the article proclaims, "could also impact the IMF, France, market uncertainty and the well-being of the global economy."

A London paper says that Strauss-Kahn "has been destroyed overnight."

Other news announced that the allegation has affected the stock market: "The stock market Banks led European equity markets lower on Monday as the weekend arrest of International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn cast a shadow over a meeting of euro-zone finance ministers to discuss the region’s ongoing debt crisis."

U.S., Texas congressman Ron Paul, right-wing presidential candidate, said this: "These are the kinds of people who are running the IMF, and we want to turn the world's finances and the control of the money supply [over] to them?"
 
All because of a disputed rape allegation. Right now, that's all it is. I have no idea if a crime was committed, and neither do you. 
 
But I know one thing: the entire world is taking very seriously -- and perhaps way too seriously -- the word of an unnamed maid it knows nothing about. 

SOURCES:
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/05/16/strauss-kahn-allegations-are-consequential-for-the-global-economy/

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/peteroborne/100088207/the-strauss-khan-embarrassment-and-the-eurozone/

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/strauss-kahn-lowes-empire-state-in-focus-2011-05-16?reflink=MW_news_stmp

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2011/05/police-claim-dna-evidence-strauss-kahn-alleged-assault/37753/

http://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-57047320110516

http://www.daytondailynews.com/business/imf-head-strauss-kahn-accused-of-2002-sex-assault-1161697.html