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Gaddafi's Private Plane, Reportedly Loaded With Gold, Ready To Leave For Zimbabwe As Early As Tomorrow

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The latest news from the ABC.net.au should come as no surprise to those who know all too well that one can't eat gold: "Gaddafi own private plane is loaded with gold bullion and lots of hard currency, mainly dollars, and is preparing to flee to Zimbabwe to stay there with his friend Robert Mugabe." Yet there is speculation that instead of pulling a Ben Ali, Gaddafi may pull a Hitler: "Earlier, one of Mr Gaddafi's former ministers predicted the Libyan leader will follow in Adolf Hitler's footsteps and commit suicide rather than give up power. Mustapha Abdeljalil, justice minister until he quit over the bloody crackdown on protesters, says he expects Mr Gaddafi to make good on his pledge to die on Libyan soil rather than slink into exile. "Gaddafi's time is up. He is going to go like Hitler. He is going to commit suicide," Mr Abdeljalil told Swedish media." In either case, we are skeptical that much of Libya's oil infrastructure will survive the binary outcome. As a reminder, Libya had 143.8 tonnes of gold (or Tungsten as the case may be) as of December 31, per the WGC.

More from ABC:

There are reports of gun battles taking place between forces loyal to Mr Gaddafi and his opponents in the town of Zawiyah, 50 kilometres west of Tripoli.

Mr Gaddafi no longer controls much of the east around Benghazi, where there are reports residents have jailed those they say are mercenaries and set up committees to run the city.

London-based Libyan political activist, Guma el-Gamaty, has told the ABC's Lateline that "quite reliable sources" believe Mr Gaddafi is readying to flee his country.

"Gaddifi's own private plane is loaded with gold bullion and lots of hard currency, mainly dollars, and is preparing to flee to Zimbabwe to stay there with his friend Robert Mugabe," he said.

"We think this could happen very shortly because the Security Council is threatening to impose a no-fly zone and we think that Gaddafi will try to escape before this no-fly zone is imposed, possibly by tomorrow.

"So this is the most serious story we've heard today. It's very indicative of the fact that Gaddafi is totally isolated, surrounded more or less and is probably in a state of mind where he's just concentrating and thinking about how to escape and run away and stay alive."

A noble end?

Earlier, one of Mr Gaddafi's former ministers predicted the Libyan leader will follow in Adolf Hitler's footsteps and commit suicide rather than give up power.

Mustapha Abdeljalil, justice minister until he quit over the bloody crackdown on protesters, says he expects Mr Gaddafi to make good on his pledge to die on Libyan soil rather than slink into exile.

"Gaddafi's time is up. He is going to go like Hitler. He is going to commit suicide," Mr Abdeljalil told Swedish media.

Hitler committed suicide in his bunker in Berlin in April 1945 as he witnessed the disintegration of his Nazi empire.

Mr Mr el-Gamaty says that is "a small possibility".

"We believe that probably Gaddafi doesn't really have the courage to kill himself. We think he still have this grandiose idea that he will go to Africa and rally all the Africans," he said.

"Remember he has the title of the "King of Kings" of Africa, so he thinks he can still go to Africa and rally all the Africans around him and come back to Libya and take it over again.

"But, who knows? That is also a possibility. But whether he flees, whether he kills himself, whether he gets arrested, I think he is doomed and I think his end is very imminent."

 

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Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:41 | 992655 Confused
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We will impose a no fly zone on such a date and time. Nice. 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:06 | 993196 VinniPukh
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I'm really hoping someone's standing by with 'Lockerbie' painted along the side of their stinger.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:43 | 992660 Cognitive Dissonance
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OK, who's turn is it to hide......er......provide safe sanctuary for the sociopath?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:47 | 992689 jus_lite_reading
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His friend Mugage- birds of a feather, flock together!

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:54 | 992729 solgundy
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is Zimbabwe near Kenya????

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:55 | 992737 long-shorty
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completely OT:

I just saw a commerical on CNBC that said:

"Colon Flow is being released to the general public."

I was paralyzed by laughter for 30 seconds.  

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:24 | 992918 StychoKiller
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Guess that's better than having it released ON the public! :>D

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:32 | 992990 savagegoose
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think rhodesia, nearer sth africa

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:22 | 992896 aerojet
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Why is that fuck Mugabe still drawing air?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:06 | 992809 Won_Over
Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:13 | 992832 Pure Evil
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I have a ranch out in Montana that can provide sanctuary for a 143.8 tonnes of gold,......., ahem, I mean my good friend Muammar.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:32 | 992987 Cognitive Dissonance
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LOL

I see. So you'll accept to the two legged baggage if he brings along the baggage loaded with Gold bricks? :>)

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:11 | 993236 Carl Spackler
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Remember, he is also bringing with him his cadre of Ukranian nurses !

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 13:24 | 993663 BigJim
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And look! The news was on www.abc.net.au - an entire internet domain dedicated to gold!

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 14:40 | 993959 HedgeFundLIVE
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interesting take here by the Prez of Israel, saying large tech companies should take up more responsibility for the situation in the Middle East!:

http://www.hedgefundlive.com/blog/facebook-and-i-guess-google-should-finish-what-they-started-in-the-middle-east

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:43 | 992665 Azannoth
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Would be funny if it crashed at start from overload

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:12 | 993250 Carl Spackler
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If it crashed over land, that could create the biggest gold rush in the history of Libya.

 

 

 

 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:45 | 992671 sushi
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K_Daffy could give the other African leaders a few lessons in cross-dressing.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:44 | 992673 Real Estate Geek
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A no-fly zone enforced by whom, exactly?  Aren't "our" carriers elsewhere?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:52 | 992717 tmosley
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We still have a carrier in the region.  It's called Europe.

You don't launch stealth aircraft from carriers.  Can't have a bunch of dead pilots over Libya.  Wouldn't speak well to our military superiority.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:06 | 992802 tonyw
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Egypt has a large airforce (including many F16s) that is more than a match for any Libyan pilots who can still be trusted to fly their planes and return to base. The Arab League has not called for military action and unless they or the UN (no chance IMHO) we should not intervene.

 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:13 | 992831 tmosley
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Indeed we shouldn't.  But then, we shouldn't have done a lot of other things, but that never stopped the sociopath in chief from doing them.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:16 | 992858 Pure Evil
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Which sociopath in chief would that be?

The Johnson one, or the Carter one, or the Reagan one, or the Bush/Hitler the First one, the Clinton one, or the Bush/Hitler the Second one, or our current beloved by all, 'Teleprompter In Chief' one?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:43 | 993054 tmosley
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Which one?

Whichever one was in office at the time of the atrocity.

You don't get to be President by being a nice guy.  You get there by stabbing people in the back, and by leveraging "relationships" in any way possible.  A regular person doesn't really stand a chance.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:11 | 992829 MachoMan
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I thought variants of the joint strike fighter were carrier capable?  Or has that project been scrapped?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:16 | 992850 tmosley
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Dunno.  The main point is that Italy has a huge US military presence, so there is no need for a carrier group there.  You can launch from Italy just as easily as you could from a carrier, and you have a larger array of aircraft to choose from.  

I wasn't aware of a carrier capable stealth fighter, but I am not an expert (by any stretch of the imagination) on modern military technology.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:28 | 992949 Pure Evil
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The JSF is carrier capable, but is still in the production and testing phases.

From the website:

http://www.jsf.mil/news/index.htm

"ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 16, 2011 – The Defense Department’s joint strike fighter program is on track to field the F-35 Lightning II in fiscal 2016, the program’s director said here yesterday."

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:27 | 993349 nonclaim
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The JSF is carrier capable, but the carrier itself can't stand it: the exhaust heat is known to bend the landing pad, specially if the plane is still loaded with fuel and bombs. The pilot has to do it quickly or do a drift forward (no true V in VTOL).

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:49 | 992696 Cognitive Dissonance
Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:26 | 993339 DaveyJones
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MG preferred the Tiffanys reference

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:47 | 992681 Apostle of Unknown
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Also, he should get plastic surgery. Not just for the anonimity, but to do us all a favour

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:14 | 992841 Cheyenne
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Beautiful.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:48 | 993082 Drachma
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I'll bet he's been flesh stretching in futility for some time now.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:47 | 993469 greenbear
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He kind of looks like a shar pei.  But not as cute.  To say the least.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:47 | 992683 jus_lite_reading
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I'd expect to see a headline in the next few days stating:

Dr. Deficit's (aka Ben Shalom Bernank) Private Plane, Reportedly Loaded With Gold, Ready To Leave For Zimbabwe As Early As Tomorrow

 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 15:14 | 994120 DoChenRollingBearing
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Dateline: January 2013

Lame duck President Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will take a short trip overseas on Air Force One just before the new President comes into office.

Reports of pallets of gold being moved to Andrews Air Force Base continue to trickle in...

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:47 | 992684 johnnymustardseed
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Hope Playboy does a spread on his hot chick bodyguards. Hoochie Mama

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:22 | 992899 tmosley
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I saw some pictures the other day.  NOT hot chicks.  Unless you'll Bill Clinton.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:48 | 992686 Hooter Shaker
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"Tripoli Bob" is not going to commit suicide.  He's going to "buy" safe haven with that plane load of Gold.

 

 

 

 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:58 | 993147 fragrantdingleberry
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I'd rather see Gaddafi go like Mussolini.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:48 | 992688 John McCloy
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The U.S. Will inform him he can keep the gold if he just picks up and leaves without harming the oil infrastructure. German warships are his warning to hasten his decision. IMO he will leave with his gold and the oil infrastructure unharmed.
The global ponzi cannot be afforded to stumble. Recovery on.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 22:06 | 995601 Papasmurf
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I think he will destroy the oil infrastructure.  That is the win for him in the endgame of control and if not control to deprive others.   If he dies now, it shortens his live by how much?  Negligable difference.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:49 | 992697 allele
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"We will impose a no fly zone on such a date and time. Nice."

 

Yes it is nice, and it is one of the few intelligent steps that the west has taken.  A cornered animal is much more dangerous that one with an escape route.  Better to leave him the most palatable option from your point of view rather than force him to stay a fight to the last.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:48 | 992698 somethingelse
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Wasn't Jesus also referred to at "The King of Kings"   megalomaniac much?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:54 | 992726 tmosley
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Nah, just really good at poker.

Much like with the fishes, he was always able to produce four kings.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:50 | 992701 Mae Kadoodie
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He will actually be pitching his tent in Englewood, New Jersey.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:50 | 992702 falak pema
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A Khaddafi suicide is like a El Duce paparonni spaghetti balls masquerade. He'll run the moment anybody with back-up screams...'boo'...He's all wind n piss. Needs his Nanny cum female slave. He'll be on the plane as soon as the Benghazi freedom fighters decide it's time to take Tripoli..."multo rapidos...e adios amigos! I'm out and my sons can shag themselves any way they like or join me"....But one day, they'll all be singing the same same tune..."nowhere to run, nowhere to hide"...I hope! Or the world's a big dope pen!

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:50 | 992704 Weisbrot
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can he take all the korrupticians with him?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:51 | 992706 Misean
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Waisting valuable space on his private plane for "hard currencies" like "dollars" for a flight to Zimbabwe...ROFL! You just can't make this stuff up.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:02 | 992785 serotonindumptruck
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Mugabe is no doubt licking his lips in anticipation of that airplane loaded with gold and currencies. My guess is Qadafi will suffer an unfortunate accident shortly after landing in Zimbabwe.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 22:10 | 995607 Papasmurf
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I think gold can survive the crash landing, don't you?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:52 | 992715 sangell
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My American Friend,

My father, a well known North African dictator, needs to move a large shipment of cash and PMs out of the country but, unfortunately, he has many enemies who would seize his fortune. However, were his vast wealth to be deposited in the account of an average American it would escape the notice of banking regulators and the Commerce Department's list of specially designated foreign nationals.  We would be very generous to the American citizen who would assist us in transferring this wealth to your bank account. Please help us and send us your account number. You will be rewarded.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:57 | 992743 nevadan
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:)

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:59 | 992765 Bastiat
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LOL!  Perfect!!

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:30 | 992961 StychoKiller
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ZeroHedge morphs into Comedy Central™ yet again!!

ROFLMAO!

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:53 | 992722 Bubbles...bubbl...
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I stopped reading at "hard currency, mainly dollars"

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:25 | 992927 Dangertime
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I'm pretty sure he had AAPL and NFLX shares on the plane with him as well.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:53 | 992723 Caviar Emptor
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He'll go visit Ben Ali in Saudi and it'll all be one big happy oil family! Saudi citizens will have more info on their regime. 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:55 | 992736 Byte Me
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OK

Who intends to enforce the 'no-fly zone'? Algeria and Egypt in conjunction with Chad?

This is pathetic journalistic specious speculation. It takes TIME to set these things up, and Libya is a big place to patrol. It's not very likely to happen any time soon, so any pressing reason for Qaddafi Duck to fly the nest on this basis is risible.

On the other hand, land based oppos horning in on his turf might be much more likely to displace him. Oh, hang on, they're moving from East to West in his direction.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:56 | 992740 PulauHantu29
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Gold, you say?

mmmm, imagine that. That stuff Buffet calls, "that silly yellow metal."

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:17 | 992872 Cheyenne
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Right? Anyone doubting gold should just watch this animal.

I'll leave Buffett to his silly MCO transactions.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:56 | 992744 scratch_and_sniff
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Friend of Mugabe? lol, madness

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:59 | 992768 tmosley
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Yup.  He, Mugabe, and Ben play golf every other Tuesday.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:56 | 992749 TradingJoe
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I bet oil will still go higher even if he leaves, with oil infrastructure unharmed!

After all, now that we have "momentum", you know...!

Saudi Arabia is NEXT, eh?! Lets drive this sucker to the hilt, who cares about

5-6 at the pump, after all, we are The Entitled Ones!

Remember the Mad Max movies...well I would say...Get Ready!

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:57 | 992750 luigi
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Indeed as soon as dollar was called "hard currency" I realized the bullions could very well be out of Tungsten...

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:00 | 992772 Stuart
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just put a bullet in the SOBs head after you shoot down the plane. 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:01 | 992777 THE DORK OF CORK
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News just in.........

Zimbabwe to announce new gold backed currency !

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:09 | 992816 Misean
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+100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:02 | 992786 zero intelligence
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He is going to commit suicide and then get on the plane with the gold and head for Zimbabwe.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 18:04 | 994897 slewie the pi-rat
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inagaddaDiFranco, Zerro.  He's just trying to get a little FOXy, before the Irish General Elections, tomorrow.

this is for the fightin irish BiCHeZ!

hi mom!  YouTube - Ani DiFranco "Not So Soft" Live

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:12 | 992833 economists_do_i...
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Wouldn't it be nice to convert all of our autos to natgas/electric/hydrogen/etc and NOT have to worry about what goes on over there??

The United States love affair with oil reminds me of a child that won't give up their passifier.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:22 | 993313 Carl Spackler
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Hard to convert such a massive infrastructure when your country is broke, and Premier Obama adding another $5 trillion (with a "T") to the debt via his 5 Year Plan.

On top of that, politburo member Bernanke is making the currency worthless.

 

 

 

 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:14 | 992843 Ahmeexnal
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Is he really going like the austrian lunatic?

Does that mean Gaddafi will stage his suicide and retire safely to the Vatican?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:16 | 992851 Warrivar
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American Sheeple: why is he taking all that gold?! hah the backwards caveman doesnt realize he can just store all that wealth on a charge card! gold's goin down! it's at all time highs! The dow is up! Now where's my fuckin aspartame and flouride!

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:28 | 992941 Overflow-admin
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Sure, he should have converted his gold in AAPL, NFLX and why not... CMG! </sarcasm>

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:17 | 992864 lizzy36
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Nice tag on this post.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:20 | 992883 Sutton
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No way he kills himself.

He's gonna run.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:23 | 992912 Dangertime
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I can't seem to find the Ghaddafi comatose odds on any of the bookie sites.  Can someone post a link so I can place my bet?  I'm going two weeks.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:29 | 992925 Pseudo Anonym
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He is going to go like Hitler. He is going to commit suicide

oh, yeah? So his body wont be found, we'll assume he's dead while, in fact, he's enjoying his tequilas and having a few good laughs w/ his buddies in ...... ? Is that why he is announcing it ahead of time? That's what I want to know.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:26 | 992933 jakethesnake76
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So does this free up the gold supply hahaha, ?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:29 | 992959 Sizzurp
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He'll be playing golf with Ben Ali, and Mubarak at the newly renovated club chea' Zimbabwe.  Mugabe is slowly but surely building gold reserves.  This could be a new enterpise for Zimbabwe, collecting deposed ruthless thug leaders from all over the world. Maybe Kim Jong Ill can eventually make it there as well.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:37 | 993024 StychoKiller
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When they get together to "talk shop", what would it be?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:35 | 993003 Common_Cents22
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khaDAFFY will fake his suicide, land in hollyweird with his gold and surface as Gene Simmons long lost brother on the reality show.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:43 | 993057 cluelessminion
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Could someone please be so kind and to post how much "143 tonnes" of gold bullion is worth in american dollars.  Just curious.  Thanks

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:51 | 993100 Common_Cents22
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$4-$5 billion

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:08 | 993197 piceridu
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around $6,000,000,000

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:14 | 994722 citta vritti
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Or ~$7,150,000 if it really is just tungsten, the price of which nonetheless seems to be on the rise.

See link here: http://resourceinvestingnews.com/13166-tungsten-price-pushes-to-historic....

The article notes 60% of demand is for mining/drilling uses, leaving a big 40% for sundry other purposes, and with Chinese supply cut back since 2008, no doubt some of the 40% demand and withheld supply have found each other in exports of another, much higher value added product.

 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:02 | 993164 nontaxpayer
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Some time ago in Zimbabwe if you went to have a round of golf and wanted to have lunch afterwards, you needed to pay for the lunch before the golf, afterwards the price had gone up already.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:21 | 993314 quasimodo
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"hard currency, mainly dollars" LMAO

No spin there eh? Since when did asswipe become hard? Sure makes it sound good though.

"Here you go Dale, a fresh crisp and very HARD Lincoln for parking the car"

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:34 | 993381 savagegoose
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I wonder who the goons shooting the place up reallywork for,

i mean sure he may be an evil prick, but maybe someone else decided its time to go, and are feeding us this shit about his mercenaries shooting people on sight in the street.

maybe theyre someone elses mercenaries.

 

i did recal his speach where he stated  people come out on the street and fight for mummar ghadaffie, get these rats out of our city!

 

sure could be a good double bluff, but could be hes as mucgh a voictim here as the rest of the epople.

 

just saying, im a cynical type, and i pretty much dont believe anything. especially nowadays.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:38 | 993414 John Wilmot
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This is becoming a comedy routine...We get it, corrupt African leader steals gold, flees country....next please!?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:39 | 993419 americanspirit
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If I were a certified lunatic like DaDaffy I would probably be thinking of how I could REALLY make my name in history. Let's see - how many air miles is it from Tripoli to Tel Aviv? Daffy can fly a plane ( and can probably fly without a plane) and I'm sure that there are any number of pilots in the LAF who would welcome a suicide mission like that. Hell they wouldn't even have to get to the Israeli coastline - just carry enough CBW that being splashed at sea would create a lethal cloud. My guess is that at the last minute Daddy would divert (engine trouble dontcha know) and let his boys plunge ahead whilst he skedaddled to some friendly territory where his stash of gold was waiting - but think of the chorus of praise from his fellow loonies.

I know - I read way too many Ton Clancy novels. Just sayin - if he really wanted to go down in history other than a mass murderer of his own people ( totally unacceptable image) he could instead go down as a - well you get the point. Let's hope a few Israeli subs with plenty of surface-to-air missles are across his flight path well out to sea from the coast.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:40 | 993423 Ted K
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TYLER---

For the record I stand by my comment on the inedibility of gold.  And by the way, if one Tulip rises in price $100,000 tomorrow, I don't fucking want one of those either.  But enjoy the laugh buddy.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 13:28 | 993683 gwar5
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Gold isn't bigger, U$D is getting smaller.

 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 13:13 | 993610 greenbear
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Hmmm... all these western intelligence-controlled dictators toppling one by one and fleeing with a sizable portion of their nations gold reserves, which makes it more accessible to TPTB than if it was left in the soon-to-be Muslim Brotherhood controlled region.  Extracting as many resources as possible before imploding the oil depleted region.   

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 13:23 | 993661 SilverRhino
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If he leaves it will be to Venezuela IMO.   Mugabe would kill him and eat him for all the gold in that plane + a couple of new white slaves. 

Of course I would not be surprised to see the oil infrastructure go BOOM just after his plane lifts off.  

Dictator thought for the day:  Commission a German stealth AIP submarine yacht with damn good torpedoes and keep some gold in it ready to flee.  

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 13:29 | 993685 redarrow
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Wait till he finds out that the price for his resort was hiked as soon as he lands there.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 13:32 | 993702 gwar5
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I predict one of the deposed dictators will pop up on TV as a spokesman for a gold dealer.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 13:35 | 993710 trav7777
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Gold?  Why?  Doesn't he know you can't eat that shit?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 14:44 | 993975 falak pema
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The punch line is : Mr Mugabe I have my Ukranian nurse with me. I hope you enjoy her all night long. My pleasure, don't need to say thank you. I just want to hop over to your place. Refill my plane and fly out to South Africa. I will then sell my stuff to their gold mineowners. They'll pay me a fortune even with a 30% discount. It takes a 'springbok capitalist' to appreciate an arab dictator at bullion value. Then I'll retire in Angola with my other friend Dos Santos. Game Over. I am the king of kings in Africa. Tell Obama that.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 14:50 | 994007 bugs_
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excellent choice of destinations Muammar!  I have a suggestion - you should check with CAPTAIN HINDSIGHT pronto!!!!

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 15:30 | 994197 DutchSucker
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"Libyan leader will follow in Adolf Hitler's footsteps and commit suicide".

Actually the suicide story of Hitler is made-up. He never committed suicide and it was fabricated into believing Stalin to be victorius.

There is enough evidence.

 

As much as our history is hugely spun and partly fabricated, we have learned to be obedient...

 

Wake up people!

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