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Daybreak: Case Against DSK Evaporating

Plus, next week the flotilla, settlement clash, and more in the news

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn last month.(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

• The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is unraveling. The former International Monetary Fund head and leading French presidential candidate is accused of sexually assaulting a Manhattan hotel maid, but her credibility has been put in doubt. [NYT]

• The flotilla will sail next week, a spokesperson said (while Gaza businessmen said the main problem with the blockade was exporting, not importing). [Reuters/Haaretz]

• It’s not just Egypt: Across the region, the United States is engaging with Islamist parties in order to try to steer the Arab Spring somewhat. [WSJ]

• An anti-settlement riot breaks out in the northern West Bank. [@IDFSpokesperson]

• Meet the Local Coordination Committees, the emerging, street-level opposition to the Assad regime in Syria. [NYT]

• Meanwhile, senior Syrian opposition members have signed and presented a road map for Assad, which includes him leading his country to true democracy. Do we have to call it a road map? Those tend not to work. [Ynet]

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morris wise says:

The accuser will now be fighting off real attackers as the police pry into her bank accounts and drug dealings. She will beg DSK for forgiveness in hope that her jail time will be cut short.

morris wise says:

Talented maids in first class hotels can earn as much as 20 thousand dollars a week selling drugs. Some also sell sex even if its financial rewards are much less. Unfortunately those maids keep very little for themselves, the lions share is kept by pimps posing as hotel union executives. Due to the unions political muscle nobody would dare investigate their illicit activity.

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