Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dominque Strauss-Kahn

I actually don't know if I can speak for him, but his accuser has some very tell-tale sociopath signs. From the New York Times under the headline, "Strauss-Kahn Accuser’s Call Alarmed Prosecutors," the story starts with a phone call made to her boyfriend in immigration jail 28 hours after the assault:
‘Don’t worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I’m doing."

It was another ground-shifting revelation in a continuing series of troubling statements, fabrications and associations that unraveled the case and upended prosecutors’ view of the woman. Once, in the hours after she said she was attacked on May 14, she’d been a “very pious, devout Muslim woman, shattered by this experience,” the official said — a seemingly ideal witness.

Little by little, her credibility as a witness crumbled — she had lied about her immigration, about being gang raped in Guinea, about her experiences in her homeland and about her finances, according to two law enforcement officials. She had been linked to people suspected of crimes. She changed her account of what she did immediately after the encounter with Mr. Strauss-Kahn. Sit-downs with prosecutors became tense, even angry. Initially composed, she later collapsed in tears and got down on the floor during questioning. She became unavailable to investigators from the district attorney’s office for days at a time.

Now the phone call raised yet another problem: it seemed as if she hoped to profit from whatever occurred in Suite 2806.
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In the beginning, her relationship with prosecutors was strong. Her account seemed solid. Over time, the well-placed official said, they discovered that she was capable of telling multiple, inconsistent versions of what appeared to be important episodes in her life.
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Her immigration history was a focus. At first, she told them what she told immigration officials seven years ago in her accounts of how she fled Guinea and her application for asylum on Dec. 30, 2004. She described soldiers destroying the home where she lived with her husband, and said they were both beaten because of their opposition to the regime. She said her husband died in jail.

But then, in a subsequent interview with Manhattan prosecutors, she said the story was false, one she had been urged to tell by a man who gave it to her on a cassette recording to memorize. She had listened to the recording repeatedly.

The housekeeper also told investigators that she had been gang raped in Guinea. She cried and became “markedly distraught when recounting the incident,” according to a letter to the defense from prosecutors released Friday. But she later admitted that that, too, was a lie, once again one she had told to help her application for asylum. She said she was indeed raped in Guinea, but not in the way she had described.
Apparently she was lying for her asylum application, and of course not everyone who lies on an asylum application is a sociopath, but that combined with her fluency of lying, her ability and willingness to exploit a powerful wealthy man and in a rather cunning way all suggest that she is somewhere on the spectrum.

30 comments:

  1. I don't know, he looks the sort that would do something like that. Is she being framed? Kahn is one of the most powerful men on earth, he could easily destroy her image.

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  2. You'd have to be pretty naive to believe this, Strauss-Kahn has immense power.

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  3. This sounds a bit like the time I was in the hospital and I wanted very badly to have my way. I wanted my ipod in my room. I was caught but made sure my doctors "knew" it was part of my recovery -and I know that it was. When I was caught again I told the staff my doctors said I could have it. -Not true, but I convinced myself otherwise (because I had made sure the doctors agreed music was therapeutic.) I didn't think this was outright lying. But i was also hiding my ipod at the same time. when the doctors confronted me gently i said that they had said I could use it for therapy. They looked at me as a liar. I did not think of myself as a liar at all. I convinced myself they told me it was ok. I don't believe they did, but I was sure they had made an exception for me. I believed it enough to make a decent argument. I was pretty manic at the time. Good times.

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  4. Strauss Kahn has compensated her in private with money. Those websites fabricated what had happened. Am i a conspiracy theorist? No, just not an idiot.

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  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmoAhORDFfg

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  6. A.
    Alex is manic

    B.
    Didn't know Bill Clinton was like Ted Bundy; good to know.

    C.
    Just because you're involved with criminals doesn't mean you should be groped.

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  7. conspiracy theorists are mostly paranoid aren't they? Paranoia on top of paranoia doesn't make for a good relationship. People must tell truth to one another. How can you do this when your truth changes from time to time? I give up.

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  8. Who's more in control of themselves: a sociopath or a normal person?

    Please answer.

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  9. I would say it entirely depends on who you associate with. i am in a continual state of flux, but I don't consider myself normal. I have a diagnoses. It's bipolar. I also know I am borderline.I suffer. I can deal, but do i feel in control? Not exactly. Do others think i am in control? Depends on who you talk to. My closest friends think i am interesting, and they sort of live vicariously through me. I envy their solid lives, the ones that make it work. Basically, life is hard and you have to be smart and good to yourself to keep in control. There is no answer. But I know I suffer. Many "normal" people are out of control. Who is to say what is normal?

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  10. "but I don't consider myself normal."

    Ha.


    I meant that " do " consider myself normal.

    Clearly I am not.

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  11. Is aspie in the room?

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  12. The S i knew would open his birthday cards and just take the money out, he would never read the card or look at who it was from, they had to force him to read it. He would then throw the card away once he took the cash. Do the rest of you do the same?

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  13. What is being borderline like ?

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  14. all 'paths get satisfaction out of harming others, right?

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  15. Being borderline is like being a passive reactor to stimuli and working real hard not to take everything heavily.

    Sometimes you need to say to yourself that there is no meaning behind anything. It just is. You simply must move forward. You must. If you stop, you can get sidetracked down into depression or upwards into some weird land that just leads to nowhere.

    Keeping busy is the only thing that gives me relief some days. I need a distraction from myself. It is excruciatingly noisy in my head. Stopping to smell the roses is deeply gratifying, but rare. Vacations make me nervous. Being alone is both a pleasure and a trap.

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  16. ^But this may be bipolar.

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  17. Has it occurred to anybody that all the crap about this woman could have been made up by the attorneys of DSK, and that all this was a setup from the start, in order to get rid of DSK?
    Since when does the police arrest ppl like DSK for raping a chamber-maid?

    If there is a psycho/sociopath in this story, it is likely to be DSK.

    Just speculating based on what has become public.

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  18. Tasks are difficult to complete. Confidence is very low at times. "The highs" are probably what the normals call "the normals". Idk. I have been on medecine my entire life, so this is confusing. Maybe I should take more. I don't know. There is a constant battle between biological moods and mind.

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  19. it most definitely seems like it was a trap. I thought that was obvious.

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  20. "I have been on medecine my entire life, so this is confusing. Maybe I should take more. I don't know. There is a constant battle between biological moods and mind."

    what if u just smoked big bags of dope?

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  21. Well when any of you come from a country with substandard living with aids, then talk to me about being on the sociopath spectrum.

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  22. I smoke dope about once a week. It changes the channel. it also causes me to cycle.

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  23. I hollaback every day.
    I say to the contruction worker:

    "Break is over. /get back to work"

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  24. http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Goa_Tse

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  25. http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Goatse#

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  26. neo-htiler's mascot = goatse

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  27. I do not think he is guilty--just a sense

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