You Don't Mess With The LBMA - Assassination Attempt On Silver Market Manipulation Whistleblower?

Tyler Durden's picture

The latest development in Silvergate, in which whistleblower Andrew Maguire has exposed the manipulation details in the London commodity market, is straight out of a John Le Carre or Ian Flemming novel: an assassination attempt. From GATA:

London metals trader Andrew Maguire, who warned an investigator for the
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in advance about a gold and
silver market manipulation to be undertaken by traders for JPMorgan
Chase in February and whose whistleblowing was publicized by GATA at
Thursday's CFTC hearing on metals futures trading was injured along with his wife the next day when their car was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the London area.

According to GATA's contact with Maguire, board member Adrian
Douglas, Maguire and his wife were admitted to a hospital overnight and
released today and are expected to recover fully.

Maguire told Douglas by telephone today that his car was struck by a
car careening out of a side road. When a pedestrian who witnessed the
crash tried to block the other driver's escape, the other driver
accelerated at the pedestrian, causing him to jump out of the way to
avoid being hit. The other driver's car then struck two other cars in
escaping. But the other driver was caught by police after a chase in
which police helicopters were summoned.

We'll convey more information about the incident as it becomes available.

We are in process of corroborating this story with independent sources. It will be interesting to see what information the escapee driver discloses and whether this was just a case of a little extra fish and chips and extra, extra beer. In the meantime, the battle against the big banks and the LBMA might have just gotten a little more personal.


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lawton's picture

Hopefully the guy who hired him will give up some names but maybe the bankers already have all scenarios covered. Guess they wanted to get him before he made the rounds on some TV networks...

perchprism's picture


That's what it sounds like to me.  Take him out of circulation for awhile and let the heat dissipate.  At the same time it delivers a bit of a personal message.  Strong move by the bad guys.

strike for return to reality's picture

Truth-seekers and whistleblowers are always heroes.

Whether this was an accident or something more sinister, the Maguires will be in my prayers.

Truth always prevails in the end.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Whatever is right! Wait...whatever what? 9/11? Here I go again!

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Yup, looks like your normal 47 story building collapsing in 7 seconds from minor fire and smoke damage, after which no mainstream media outlet is willing to discuss that it ever happened, let alone how it happened.

After viewing that video, a person has three choices. Crawl even deeper into your denial or start asking questions. Or troll the boards as an operative of the machine dismissing anyone who is asking questions as crazy.

Internet Tough Guy's picture

You troofers have two choices; crawl deeper into your psychosis or get medicated. Now carry on searching for Obama's 'real' birth certificate.

taraxias's picture

Wow, you are one hell of a tough guy. Does the CIA pay you with a cheque or direct deposit now days? Just wondering.......

Internet Tough Guy's picture

CIA doesn't have to pay to discredit you chemtrail sniffers. You do it yourselves, for free.

jedwards's picture

lol anyone who doesn't think that 9-11 wasn't an inside plot is paid by the CIA?  I wish that were the case, I could use the extra money.


Plain and simple: anyone who thinks the US planned 9-11 on themselves is cuckoo.

taraxias's picture

After such persuasive arguments you are putting forth, how can possibly deny being a cuckoo? <<<sarcasm off>>>

Are you really that thick, or are those hundreds the CIA has put in front of you obstruct your vision.

I'm a practicing engineer from one of the best schools in the country. Those building were in free fall. Translation for dimwits like you: they collapsed from the bottom down, not from the top down as claimed by the USG. They were imploded. That's all I need to know.

Wake up FFS.

strike for return to reality's picture

Interesting how those who would deny the reality of 9/11 always want to drag in some unrelated issue or make an ad hominem attack.  Did they take a debating class in high school?

Stick to the facts.  According to the official conspiracy theory three steel-framed skyscrapers collapsed from "fire" on 9/11.  No other steel-framed skyscraper has collapsed from fire before or since.

Here's the wacko theory... A handful of bored Saudi youths outwitted the US air defense systems and forced a peace-loving nation to start two wars that have killed an unknown number of innocent civilians and enlarged the US empire.  BTW, many estimates have the number of Iraqi deaths resulting from US sanctions and wars in the last twenty years as being over 1,000,000.

There is evil in this world, and you can choose to try to stop it or be part of it or to stick your head in the sand and wait until your ass is the target.

Internet Tough Guy's picture

You are a lunatic. If the CIA wanted to discredit your kind, the easiest thing to do is simply let you speak. Or the CIA may be helping spread trooferism, which is a great way to discredit it.

strike for return to reality's picture

Calling people names is such a time-tested method of proving that you are correct.  I remember it as the most popular form of debate among third graders.

gdub53's picture

You can't be for real. Or you are just a complete fucking idiot.

jedwards's picture

I too am a practicing engineer from a top school.  My closest friend is a civil engineer with almost 20 years of experience.  He works with explosives all the time.  He is sickened by all the so-called experts who claim that explosives brought down the WTCs.

You must have been the worst student in your engineering class if you believe that the buildings were in freefall.  Let me guess, were you an industrial engineering student?  Biomechanical?  Mining engineer?  Computer?  You certainly weren't in a discipline where both physics and common sense were a pre-requisite.

So forgive me, I was wrong.  Not everyone who believes that 9-11 was a US government conspiracy is cuckoo.  Some are just plain stupid, such as yourself.  The situation is far too complex for you to understand, however, you have filled in the gaps of your own intelligence with imagination, and have fooled yourself into thinking you understand.  You're kind of like global warming nutzis.  The idea that CO2 causes global warming is a very easy concept to visualize, therefore you think you understand it, whereas the actual mechanism of atmospheric science is far more complex then simply heat bouncing off CO2 in the atmosphere, and doesn't exist except in mythology.  But because your mind has grasped this idea, you think it's correct, but in fact, you're completely wrong.

If you need some help in visualizing how the WTCs collapsed, how about I dumb it down for you:

Did you ever play the video game Burgertime, where the chef runs over parts of a burger such as the lettuce, meat, or bun, and it creates a burger at the bottom of the screen?  Hopefully that is something that your mind can grasp.  Now, when you run over the top part of the bun, it actually causes a chain-reaction effect where the weight of the top layers cause the bottom layers to all collapse because of the weight of the upper layers hitting it.  One layer can cause the entire hamburger to collapse.

This is what happened in the WTC.  It was a giant hamburger that collapsed because the top parts collapsed on the lower layers.  It doesn't require explosives to bring down the entire building.  And no, the building was not "freefalling" despite what Loose Change would like you to think.



Like I said, I wish the CIA would pay me.  I would gladly take any free money coming my way.

strike for return to reality's picture

NIST admits WTC 7 fell at freefall.

WTC 1 and WTC 2 fell at less than freefall speed.

taraxias's picture

Wow, you can't even sound convincing in creating a strawman argument. Nice try in trying to bring CO2 into the picture.

You and your "engineer" friend must be confused. Or, perhaps you mean "engineer" in the loose European sense of a "boiler maintenance person" (look it up). If you don't undertsand what freefall is you have no business in even mentioning the word "engineer"

For the record, I'm a Civil Engineer and if you live in NY, there's probably a very good chance you've walked into buildings that I was the project lead on their design and construction. 

Grow up, and if you don't want top stop lying to us at least stop lying to yourself.

gmrpeabody's picture

ZH is starting to remind me  of the Yahoo message boards from years ago. You made your point, someone replied, move on.

strike for return to reality's picture

As Ghandi, Martin Luther King and others have demonstrated some forms of evil can be destroyed through patiently publicizing the evil.  

At the same time there are those who would deny the existence of that evil either because of their own ignorance or fear or because they benefit from the evil.  Watch the video of the CFTC procedings.  Watch the video of Gensler's face while Murphy was speaking about Maguire.  See the faces of the other panelists.  From that alone you can tell who is lying and who is a hero.

Maguire is a hero.  Truth seekers are heroes.  Whistleblowers are heroes.

Anybody can choose to be a hero instead of being a coward or a criminal.

Cistercian's picture

 Excellent.Speaking the truth fearlessly is difficult.

 And it really angers the treasonous criminal liars.

Sabremesh's picture

"Incredulity" doesn't quite cover my response to your analogy. "Stupefaction" almost gets there. You are comparing the structural qualities of a hamburger versus the steel and concrete WTC a means of clarifying your argument? Wait, not even. A computer game in which you make a burger, which collapses if you do it wrong, and this is supposed to illuminate your point? You are, without doubt, the purest, most perfectly complete, moron I have ever encountered. 

gdub53's picture

another fucking idiot !!!

Hulk's picture

Hassan Astaneh - "The crash of the planes themselves must have had little, if any, impact on the internal structure of the towers at first, Astaneh explained, as the planes' weight alone -- even at a few hundred thousand pounds each -- would not have ruptured the girders. But the thousands of gallons of burning fuel and the instant explosions produced temperatures of more than 2,000 degrees, Astaneh said. That was more than enough to destroy the insulation around the steel beams and columns and weaken the steel members until they became "soft and mushy," he said. Those structural columns and beams, however strong originally, could not possibly have supported the undamaged upper floors of the two towers above the explosions. Suddenly, "as the columns collapsed, those whole upper stories of the buildings dropped like dead bodies," Astaneh said. "That impact was too much, and no building could possibly withstand such weight, so floor after floor came down in what we call progressive collapse."[4]

We are back to the fact that folks do not understand the amount of energy contained in a gallon of gas or jet fuel.

4 gas stations at an intersection represent the equivalent of "Little Boy" in energy.

IMHO, 911 represents a massive failure in US intelligence and not conspiracy

Junk away!


strike for return to reality's picture

Oh, please.  Even NIST never claimed that jet fuel melted steel.

Melting temperature of steel ~1500 Celsius.  Jet fuel in a jet engine burns at ~1000 Celsius.  Jet fuel in an open air fire burns at less than 300 Celsius.  Clouds of black smoke indicate low temperature / inefficient burning.

Your gas station claim is absurd if you are refering to a chemical reaction.  Yeah a few tens of thousands of gallons of gasoline compare to tens of millions of pounds of TNT, not.  Do let us know what cities have been incinerated by errant gas stations.

Yet melted steel was found under all three towers more than a month after the collapse.  Unconsumed thermite and thermate were found in dust samples from around NYC after /11.  Likewise the byproduct of the burning of those materials. 

Firefighters had nearly extinguished the fires in the south tower.  Stop being a coward or a criminal.

WaterWings's picture

Mmm. Burgers. Hold the nano-thermite please.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture


9/11: Total Proof That Bombs Were Planted In The Buildings!:

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Seconds please? - 4 Suspects in World Trade Center Before 9/11 Doing Construction:

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Dubs, I am still hungry!

Barry Jennings..RIP:

Barry Jennings WTC 7 Interview (short version):

Barry Jennings - 9/11 WTC7 Full Uncut Interview - 2 of 2:

cephalo's picture


You are a burgerneer of clown proportions.

The twin towers dustified.


  Ok jedwards,

           Your hamburger theory coupled with denial makes it real easy for me to see through your disguise. I can spot a BUSH by the childrens' books that he reads and the adolescent video games he plays, that patch over your eye and that terrible pseudonym doesn't fool me. It's a new day George. We knew there were NO WEAPONS of MASS DESTRUCTION, just as we know that the Twin Towers didn't collapse from heat exhaustion. Have another beer George; it's on US...........

Frankie Carbone's picture

2nd practicing engineer here. 14 years in the field. The buildings fell too fast. Laymen opining on physics is worse than Cramer opining on stocks. 

Manbarepig's picture

Is 9/11 a gov't conspiracy? Probably.


Who flew planes into lower Manhattan, the Pentagon and PA farmland? About 2 dozen pissed off Arabs who believed in a higher power than American Idol, People magazine, and limitless fast food.


People have a hard time differentiating the ACT of 9/11 from the STORY of 9/11. Its much better on this side.


Oh, and stop watching Loose Change... such garbage...

boiow's picture

nobody is saying idiot bush planned it. this was planned at levels above the president and in case you havn't noticed they are not apple pie eatin' uncle sam ,founding father US constitutionalists.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

"Angel" was next, the threat stated.  This threat was made directly to the White House.  "Angel" is code for "Air Force One".  So up Angel rose into the heavens, and in a holding pattern she stayed for Horus...I mean hours.  Baby boy had no idea what was going on.  All he was told was to read his favorite book with a classroom full of children.

Seven Minutes - The Bush 9/11 Split Screen Video:

A Nanny Moose's picture

The US govt cannot even run R-Amtrack, however anyone who thinks wtc7 is anything other than a demo, is in denial. Just because one believes it was a demo, does not mean one believes the Goobermint was behind it. FTM.

How did structures bombed during the Bosnia conflict fare? How about Earthquakes? Not so neat is it?




                         Silence Doogood

boiow's picture

anyone that flags CD's posts as junk has an agenda.

Bob's picture

He seems to have a stalker, fwiw.  It happens. 

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

I didn't get **junked**?!  I sort of feel left out...maybe I should post more videos.  Here is the CCTV Buiding burning red hot, and then the day after.  Building did not fall.  Because steel framed skyscrapers were made to withstand, well, anything.

CCTV (China Central Television Station)'s new building get burned:

Aftermath of Oriental Tower fire:

Hulk's picture

We shall agree to disagree, Mr Lennon Hendrix and I shall not junk you!

Alas, I fear the ZH server hard drives are in danger of running out of space and will post no more on the 911 issue.....


Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

touche.  I made my points.

tmosley's picture

Assassination of a person shortly after blowing the whistle is NOT a strong move.  It only brings more attention.  The strong move would have been to assassinate him BEFORE he leaked the information.

This, instead, reeks of desperation. 

Bob's picture

On the chance, however unlikely, that it was an assassination attempt, not only was it pathetic both in concept and execution (London is blanketed with police surveilance cameras and the streets aren't really that great for get-away driving), but it would backfire badly.  Even if the "hit man" doesn't spill, this whistleblower is definitely on the charts now.  And you don't have two potentially fatal accidents.

He's golden. 

Quintus's picture

I doubt they wanted to kill him.  Probably just scare the bejesus out of him and remind him that his wife and family are also in the firing line.  "Nice family you got there.  Be a shame if something bad happened to them...".  You'd have to be very determined, and have the full backing of your family, to continue speaking out after an incident like this.