Many who are applauding the DSK case dismissal are also applauding the rebels in Libya. One such person is French writer Bernard-Henri Levy, who said: “I wish to pay homage to all those both here and there, who refused to despair in this gamble on simple freedom.”

Freedom joined with truth is beautiful. But today leaders are advocating for freedom that is lawless and unhinged from truth — from New York to Tripoli, via Paris and Tel Aviv.

The dismissal of the DSK case has less to do with the maid’s credibility and more to do with cronyism, and the fact that the Manhattan DA’s office has financial interests that pass through Israel and include assets seized from Libya, Sudan, Iran etc. Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office has become a profit center. The money it seizes goes into the coffers of New York City and State. As Head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss–Kahn was part of the cabal.

Photograph: Stephen Wise