From 2008 article Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) praised Libya’s efforts to introduce economic reforms saying his discussions with Libyan officials convinced him that Libya is making progress in its reform agenda, with the goal of realizing even higher growth and improving the standard of living among its people.
It seems that his liking for Gaddafi might be why they honey-trapped him today. He would not have been difficult to honeytrap as this extract from The First Post indicates. The intention to frame him as womaniser was already in progress before today’s ‘events’ took place.
The OWG wants war-supporting Sarkozy to carry on.
The First Post writes –
The Frenchman who heads the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, finds himself not only at the centre of the effort to save Greece and the euro – but also mired in a sex scandal. An anonymous Frenchwoman has begun promoting a book which accuses him of being an obsessive womaniser.
How does he know these women’s mobile phone numbers, you might ask, if they are total strangers?
More of the report about Strauss Kahn and Libya’s economy –
Mr. Strauss-Kahn held talks with the Leader of the Revolution Muammar Al-Qathafi during which they both discussed the current world financial crisis. Gaddafi told the IMF top official that the real cause of the global financial crisis was an ideological one represented in the monopoly by the few of the wealth in the capitalist societies.
Al-Qathafi informed the IMF’s Managing Director that temporary solutions to the crisis were useless and that only through redistribution of wealth amongst all citizens that the crisis can be solved.
According to the Libyan new agency JANA, Mr. Strauss-Kahn expressed his agreement with Gaddafi’s view that the main cause of the global financial crisis was ideological stressing that recovery from it would not be achieved in the short term and that the crisis would lead into a global economic downturn.
At the conclusion of his visit to Libya Mr. Strauss-Kahn issued the following statement:
“It has been a great pleasure to participate in the conference on Progress in Regional Integration and Promotion of Joint Ventures in the Maghreb and exchange views with finance ministers, central bank governors, the Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union, and private sector representatives. I want to thank the Libyan authorities for superbly hosting this conference.
“I praised the Tripoli Conference participants for adopting an action plan to accelerate reforms in trade facilitation, financial integration, and the promotion of the private sector and joint ventures. They have agreed to review the progress in the implementation of this action plan in the 2009 Spring and Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank.
“I was also privileged to meet the Leader of Libya, Colonel Gaddafi, the Secretary of the General People’s Committee for Finance, Mr. El-Huweij, and the Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Bengdara.
“Our discussions confirmed that we share many views on Libya’s economic achievements and key challenges. Ambitious reforms over the past years have yielded strong and increasingly broad-based growth and macroeconomic stability. The key challenge is to sustain the ongoing reforms, including reducing the size of the government.
The media has to find a way to make Gaddafi seem like an impossible ogre to justify killing him and his relatives. It’s pure extra-judicial murder and theft of a sovereign nation’s assets, and Strauss Kahn knows that to be true. He has to be discredited.
UPDATE – May 16th 2011
Strauss Kahn knew he could be honeytrapped.