Dominique Strauss-Kahn at Rikers Island

To those who think that the imprisonment of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of International Monetary Fund, at Rikers Island prison in New York is a bit harsh, I would suggest that it rather demonstrates an ironic homage to the literature of Mr Strauss-Kahn’s home country France.

It took Edmond Dantès 14 years to escape from Château d’If, so we must not expect any developments soon. But time will tell if Mr Strauss-Kahn has read (and learnt from) Alexandre Dumas’ novel “The Count of Monte Cristo“.

Don’t be surprised if he will be back in disguise in 2025, find a hidden treasure in the IMF castle, return to Paris, become the star of the political scene, take revenge on President Sarkozy and the traitors in the Socialist Party, be challenged to a duel by the yet unborn child of Mr Sarkozy and Carla Bruni and finally reveal who really is the father of that child.

About Andreas Moser

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9 Responses to Dominique Strauss-Kahn at Rikers Island

  1. labasoche says:

    It’s very good !

  2. John Erickson says:

    I’m a bit confused. While American and British news sources seem to portray this as a simple case of “he can’t keep it in his pants” syndrome so sadly prevalent throughout society (see also Arnold & Maria), the French news sources are conjuring up some great conspiracy scenario where an anti-European US and an Anti-EU Britain are trying to railroad a poor, honest working stiff.
    Maybe I need to go check some South American news sites. They should have an unbiased view. Well, except for Argentina, that tried hard to maintain an anti-UK stance regardless of little issues like facts. ;)

  3. frizztext says:

    tom wolfe wrote “the bonfire of the vanities”
    where he anticipated a similar trouble :-)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bonfire_of_the_Vanities

  4. Maybe the French think that the US have an extremely funny idea of the “presumption of innocence” if somebody is displayed the way DSK was before he actually is convicted. Maybe they are right. But Europeans should not be too picky about this. Germany has its own record of prominent figures displayed without a trace of grace pre-trial. Turn to Italian Sources! They know about such steamy incidents, and are far more funny, if less fact-based that anybody else in the world.

    • But even without the public display (which was no special treatment for Mr Strauss-Kahn but is normal in criminal proceedings in the US), everyone would have noticed that the head of the IMF doesn’t show up to work the next day. So there was no way to keep the investigation and the arrest secret.

    • johncerickson says:

      Could I be so rude as to ask for a translation? I can translate written Italian, but I don’t speak it, sorry.

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