Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn: what if he was Arab?

Just think about this case.  Imagine if an Arab man was accused of raping a European white woman in an Arab hotel.  And imagine if the details were exactly like this case.  If an Arab judge dismissed the case, can you imagine the international uproar?  Can you imagine the indignation of Western governments?  Can you imagine the Security Council staying silent?  I mean, NATO planes would have started their bombing sorties within minutes.  More than that, what if he was an Arab minister of finance?? Do you think that the case would have been dismissed too?

PS I don't get this. Why is the wife of Strauss-Kahn smiling?? I mean, the case of rape was dismissed, and the legal defense claimed that "sex" was consensual.