Saturday, May 14, 2011

Chtulu Is Coming

Managing Director Of IMF Busted In New York

Strauss-Kahn And His Wife, Anne Sinclair (Photo: JungleKey)

Truly a WTF moment:
A law enforcement official with knowledge of the case said Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund, was taken into police custody after being removed from an airplane at Kennedy Airport.

According to the official, Mr. Strauss-Kahn allegedly forced a cleaning woman onto his bed and sodomized her at about noon Saturday inside his room at the Sofitel Hotel near Times Square.
(Little Rupert's WSJ, via Talking Points Memo)
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, 62, is not only the managing director of the IMF (and, if you discount what the organization is and does, has received high praise for his work during the past three years of worldwide economic crisis), but was widely expected to be the candidate of France's Socialist Party for that nation's presidency.

The New York Times reported that Strauss-Kahn, who had been staying in a $3,000-per night suite at the exclusive hotel, had assaulted the cleaning woman after she entered the suite and stood in its foyer.
"[Strauss-Kahn] came out of the bathroom, fully naked, and attempted to sexually assault her,” [NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J.] Browne said. “He grabs her, according to her account, and pulls her into the bedroom and onto the bed”... He locked the door to the suite, Mr. Browne said.

“She fights him off, and he then drags her down the hallway to the bathroom, where he sexually assaults her a second time,” Mr. Browne added.

At some point during the assault, the woman broke free... and “she fled, reported it to other hotel personnel, who called 911. When the police arrived, he was not there.” Mr. Browne said Mr. Strauss-Kahn appeared to have left in a hurry. Investigators found his cellphone in the room, which he had left behind, and one law enforcement official said that investigation uncovered forensic evidence that would contain DNA.
It's a matter of record that Strauss-Kahn had been caught in 2008 having an affair with a Hungarian economist who was one of his subordinates at the IMF. The organization's Board of Directors made a statement at the time, indicating that he had "shown poor judgment", but took no other action. Strauss-Kahn issued an apology to employees at the bank, and to his wife, Anne Sinclair, an American-born French journalist.

Piroska Nagy, IMF Employee Involved With Strauss-Khan, 2008

Still -- as a former investigator, there's something about this that doesn't smell right. A man of Strauss-Kahn's position and influence, set to be a candidate for the French presidency, had far too much to lose. Unless he's done something like this before and simply never been caught, or has a medical condition which would explain spontaneous sexual aggression, there's no explanation for Strauss-Khan's behavior.

If he'd wanted to, he could have arranged for a grande Horizontale, who would allow him some Greek action or a little aggression role-playing, if that was his particular peccadillo; the simplest thing for a man operating at his level in the world.

He'd already been exposed publicly having an affair -- and it could be argued that he'd been taught a lesson. But even so, it's quite a leap from the relative discretion of an affair with a work subordinate, to literally bumping into a woman he had never seen before and sexually assaulting her, immediately, in a particularly brutal and degrading fashion. That part just doesn't fit.

The Famous Chtulu Balloon In The Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -- A Favorite With Children (Photo:

I'm assuming that the reason behind this is that, in his position, Strauss-Kahn has access to information we don't -- that we're about to be hailed and boarded by aliens; or that a giant asteroid is on a collision course with Earth.

Or, that Dread Chtulu is awakening from his slumber at Ryleh and will shortly arrive to allow The Old Ones to have their way with our women and drink up all stocks of Diet Coke. Or, as so many evangelical Xtians are praying for, the world will end next Saturday.

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