Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Unfolding Sagas of Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Anwar Ibrahim: A Study in Parallels

Strauss-Kahn, (At least he is not as vain as to dye his silver hair black, but still something must have permeated into his skull then to this brain to do what he did)

Anwar Ibrahim (He dyed his hair black big time and the toxin from hair dye have been proven to find its way into the skull then to the brain, hair dye is a serious issue now in the west, and when will we ever learn)

I noted before that Dominique Strauss-Kahn — disgraced former International Monetary Fund head and accused rapist — is aping an unfortunate aspect of the life of Anwar Ibrahim, as both are over-60 money managers who allegedly have a hard time keeping their genitalia out of places in which they are not welcome. The last three days have brought more revelations to the fore that only serve to heighten those parallels.

First and foremost, the charges against Strauss-Kahn now more closely mirror those against Anwar: Instead of ordinary rape, it is now forced sodomy of his victim, a maid at the hotel at which he was staying. That the man’s accuser may have HIV may explain Strauss-Kahn’s stay in the infectious disease ward at Riker’s Island, and his current status on suicide watch. (That he was denied bail on the strength of French protection of another sex offender, Roman Polanski, has to be gnawing at him in a uniquely French way.) While this does nothing to change the heinousness of the alleged crime nor to change the essence of the charge, the increased strength of the parallel is disturbing.

Both men have also resorted to pleading in the alternative. Anwar has denied the charges against him, and suggests that the entire affair is a government plot. Strauss-Kahn has done one better, first asserting that he had an alibi and that the entire encounter never happened, and now claiming that the entire encounter was consensual.

Anwar, of course, lacks Strauss-Kahn’s ability to switch his story to consent, because although he is basically being tried for forced sodomy, consensual sodomy is illegal in Malaysia. Instead, in another parallel, he and Strauss-Kahn have apparently both hit on what they clearly believe will save them from their current plights: A puff-campaign by surrogates abroad.

In Strauss-Kahn’s case, a veritable university full of economists and French politicians has lined up to excuse the man or his actions or both, as if being an economist with a nice job title exculpates a man from allegations of brutal rape.

In Anwar’s case, his private stable of mouthpieces has begun to collapse, most notably in the defection of blogger Raja Petra, whose public break with Anwar served as notice that Anwar’s incompetence and duplicity were finally taking a toll. Nevertheless, Anwar still has legions willing to excuse him of any act, including a former Vice President and Paul Wolfowitz, a former State Department official (who has himself had trouble associated with keeping his pants on). Please read more here!


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bro

Both of them have been getting away doing what they have been doing for a long, long time. DSK was protected by the French "values" of minding off the "personal lives" of politicians, while Liwath used both his Islamic cover ( self & family ) in addition to being the 2nd most powerful man then to snuff off any leaks to his dastardly behaviour.


But God is fair & eventually they will be payback --- which is often severe & merciless to the unrepentant.

Salam

LOCK

Anonymous said...

anwar is a true munafik. period.
his wife and family are worse. covering for a munafik.
God will deal with them swiftly. i'm confident of it.

ms370

Anonymous said...

sepandai pandai nya tupai melonpat akhirnya jatuh terhempas ketanah juga

harap harap mata lebam saperti dipermulaan huru hara jalanan

Anonymous said...

ms370,

We have to expect the family to stand behind him, for Nurul Izah her father, and for Wan Azizah her husband, good or bad until death do we part. We do not expect Azizah to be like Maria Shriver to leave her predator's husband Arnold!!

msw803

Anonymous said...

The US has taken to a liking for politics ala Malaysia.

Anonymous said...

Dying your hair are for people who are afraid of dying, Anwar Ibrahim is one of those people!

Over 60+ still true to one wife!

Anonymous said...

Now this has also spread to Turkey.

Those who indulge in financial crimes must be prosecuted with the same intensity and vigor as those who indulge in crimes of honour.The lack of seriousness to in tackling the latter has now palce the Global Financial System in jeopardy because of the regular Financial Crisis that nations face on a regular basis at ten-year intervals. Now we are at a tipping point. In the event the US Congress does not allow the increasing of the Debt Ceiling global economy will be sent into a tail spin and all of us who are trading nations will be seriously affected.

In the meantime we are all playing games as the Global Financial System steadily moves towards a drastic devaluation or a possible meltdown.

Anonymous said...

Now this has also spread to Turkey.

Those who indulge in financial crimes must be prosecuted with the same intensity and vigor as those who indulge in crimes of honour.The lack of seriousness to in tackling the latter has now palce the Global Financial System in jeopardy because of the regular Financial Crisis that nations face on a regular basis at ten-year intervals. Now we are at a tipping point. In the event the US Congress does not allow the increasing of the Debt Ceiling global economy will be sent into a tail spin and all of us who are trading nations will be seriously affected.

In the meantime we are all playing games as the Global Financial System steadily moves towards a drastic devaluation or a possible meltdown.