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US bankrupt; holds IMF chief hostage for ransom

May 24, 2011

Like i said, there’s more to it than meets the eyes. The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn now appears to be a desperate attempt by the US government to continue to ‘stay afloat’ and carry on with its merry gerry-meandering. Also like in most relationships, where money is concerned, friends can quickly become foes – leading even to imprisonment. In Strauss-Kahn’s case, his cell is a whole lot different from the majority of ordinary mortal folks. His is a luxurious US$200,000 dollar a month sanctuary with a swimming pool to boot. Not bad for someone who is dealing with and swimming in oodles of cash. Following, is the said report from presscore.ca

IMF chief held hostage by the US government

By now, everyone knows that Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the IMF, was hauled off an Air France flight two minutes before it was due to take off, and taken into custody by the NYPD. Why? The US cover story is that he allegedly forced or attempted to force a maid at the Sofitel hotel in Manhattan to perform oral sex on him. The real story behind his detainment has to do with the US economy – the bankruptcy of the United States of America.

US bankruptcy clock

On Monday evening, May 16, 2011 the Obama government reached and crashed through the $14.29 trillion debt ceiling. What is the debt ceiling? The debt ceiling is simply a cap on how much money the US federal government can owe. For instance, if the debt ceiling was set at $14.29 trillion, then the US government would be forbidden from incurring a total public debt load of over $14.29 trillion. This $14.29 trillion number includes both public debt (money that is owed to individual investors, foreign governments, pension funds, etc) and intragovernmental holdings (money that is owed to various government programs).

On the weekend (May 14 and 15, 2011) prior to this historic event the US government and the IMF chief were engaged in behind closed doors negotiations for an IMF financial bailout of the US government. IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a French citizen and political opponent of French president Nicolas Sarkozy for the French presidency, was in the US for this meeting. The Obama government failed to secure funds from the IMF chief. In retaliation the US government immediately launched a pre-planned smear campaign against the IMF – IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

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