When news of DSK's arrest at JFK hit the news, my wife and I turned to each other and said "Conspiracy!" in unison. For both of us the whole circumstance of what happened just seemed a little too engineered to be happenstance. As we muddled through the news reports our conspiracy theory began to gel.
First, if the DSK situation was actually a covert op, we have to consider who might benefit from his removal from the IMF? Shortly after the arrest the US began jockeying to have an American placed in the #2 position at the IMF, seemingly content to let a European lead it. China voiced its opinion that someone from a developing country should get the #1 post. Germany insisted that the tradition of having a European as #1 remain in place. So who engineered the op and stands to gain the most from it? Is it related to his activities at the IMF or his potential as the next French president?
Let's consider how such an op might have taken place. Let's go with the assumption that the victim of the crime, the hotel maid, honestly had nothing to do with it. So how could DSK be convinced that sex with the housekeeper was desired? It really wouldn't take much. The conversation leading up to setting the op in motion might have gone like this.
Voice 1: "We need to get DSK out of the picture. What can we do?"
Voice 2: "How about an affair?"
Voice 1: "Wouldn't work. He's already known as "The Seducer" and his previous affairs haven't come back on him negatively, so an affair won't work."
Voice 2: "How about setting him up with an underage girl, or a boy? That has worked many times with others. That Italian guy, for instance."
Voice 1: "DSK has shown no propensity in the past for engaging in sex with minors. He likes women, not girls, or boys."
Voice 2: "Ok, how about someone who looks to be of age but is actually a minor?"
Voice 1: "I don't think it would work. He doesn't trend that young in his sexual affairs. It would be hard to get someone who is mature enough to catch his eye but is still a minor, even if we falsify the documents. I'm just not seeing it."
Voice 2: "The Unsuspecting Russian?"
Voice 1: "Ah, that might work. To pull that off we'd need to establish the reasonable potential for consensual sex with someone he hasn't met in person before, then lure the Unsuspecting Russian into the trap. DSK will think he's getting his rocks off with someone he knows from previous communication but he's really molesting the Unsuspecting Russian. Yes, let's go with it."
So the op is set in motion. First, a relationship is built over time through someone pretending to be the Unsuspecting Russian (who isn't actually Russian in this instance, but you get the drift). In the course of their communication, she convinces DSK that she really wants to meet him in person the next time he comes to the US and she really wants to have sex with him. She describes everything she wants him to do in graphic detail and convinces him to go through with doing it. It takes a little bit of cajoling but he's up for it, and is lured into the trap. He's told that she will come to his hotel room, let herself in, be dressed as a housekeeper, and that she wants him to bring her fantasy to life. Maybe he's already into this kind of kink so he's onboard as a willing participant.
The day comes. He's waiting in the lavatory, naked and hard, as arranged. The Unsuspecting Russian, in this case our innocent housekeeper, lets herself into the room just to do her job. She calls out to make sure the room is empty, walks to the bedroom as she always does, and begins to do her work. Out jumps DSK, naked as a jaybird. She screams and runs to the door. He has already been told that this is part of the fantasy that he's supposed to bring to life. He chases her down, grabs her, and forces himself on her, as he thinks he's supposed to be doing. The housekeeper is frightened out of her wits. She didn't sign up for this. She goes along, somewhat, then tries to escape. DSK grabs her again, thinking this is all part of the plan. He continues to force himself on her. At some point it dawns on him, that this housekeeper is not acting and is not the woman he had been communicating with over the past few weeks or months. This is not how this fantasy is supposed to play out. He has actually raped an unsuspecting woman who is really a hotel housekeeper. She flees. He dresses hastily, sweating profusely, heart pounding, uttering every profanity in his vocabulary. He has been set up and now he knows it. He's got to get out of town and figure out what the hell is going on and what to do about it. Maybe he can sort through it. Maybe not. At the airport he can't find his cellphone. Did he leave it at the hotel? In his agitated state he doesn't know. He calls the hotel and they tell him that they have it. In reality the cops are on their way to arrest him.
The trap has been set and sprung. DSK is done and the next step in the plan can be initiated. All records of his communication with the "woman" who wanted fantasy sex in the hotel room have been deleted.