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Was The Price Of Ukraine's "Liberation" The Handover Of Its Gold To The Fed?

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A curious story, and one which should be taken with a mine of salt, has surfaced out of the pro-Russian newspaper Iskra, which reports - so far on an entirely unsubstantiated basis - that last Friday, in a mysterious operation under the cover of night, Ukraine's gold reserves were promptly loaded onboard an unmarked plane, which subsequently took the gold to the US.

From the source:

Tonight, around at 2:00 am, an unregistered transport plane took off took off from Boryspil airport.


According to Boryspil staff, prior to the plane's appearance, four trucks and two cargo minibuses arrived at the airport all with their license plates missing. Fifteen people in black uniforms, masks and body armor stepped out, some armed with machine guns. These people loaded the plane with more than forty heavy boxes.


After this, several mysterious men arrived and also entered the plane. The loading was carried out in a hurry. After unloading, the plateless cars immediately left the runway, and the plane took off on an emergency basis.


Airport officials who saw this mysterious "special operation" immediately notified the administration of the airport, which however strongly advised them "not to meddle in other people's business."


Later, the editors were called by one of the senior officials of the former Ministry of Income and Fees, who reported that, according to him, tonight on the orders of one of the "new leaders" of Ukraine, all the gold reserves of the Ukraine were taken to the United States.

Indicatively, according to the latest IMF figures, Ukraine's official gold holdings are just over 40 tons, having doubled in the past decade:



So just more disinformation and propaganda surrounding the Ukraine, or something more? GATA has submitted an inquiry into the New York Fed to get official denial (because it certainly won't get a confirmation) from the Liberty 33 folks.

Of course, the best source of validation, and refutation, of this story would be the people of Ukraine, alas since not even Americans are entitled to observe how much gold is in Fort Knox, somehow we doubt that the Central Bank of Ukraine will be any more lenient in providing visiting and viewing hours for its much more compact gold inventory. Especially since the local population is far more busy celebrating its "liberation" by western powers.

We hope, for their sake, they weren't also just "liberated" of all their gold, which after a brief stay 80 feet below the surface at 33 Liberty, will promptly find its way either to the Bundesbank, or to the billionaire oligarchs, based either in London or elsewhere, and currently in charge of "post-liberation" Ukraine.

Finally, putting this into perspective, 40 tons of gold is roughly what China imports every ten days.


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Mon, 03/10/2014 - 21:59 | 4533139 DirkDiggler11
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We'll just hold it for safekeeping, just ask the Germans ....

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:02 | 4533149 gafgroocK
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Plus they must re-melt and recast the lot to make sure its "ok"

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:08 | 4533185 TruthInSunshine
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Germany should have intercepted it, as they have requested their physical gold back from the Fed and have been told, essentially, that the return of said gold will take around 77 years.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:11 | 4533197 Manthong
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It's gotta' go to China to buy another month or two of dollar credibility.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:13 | 4533205 knukles
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To Germany, via the FED.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:23 | 4533236 SilverIsKing
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If this is true, then we should expect the 'liberation' of some other countries as well. Who might they be?

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:30 | 4533259 Seize Mars
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Belarus, Poland, et cetera

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:32 | 4533267 National Blessing
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There is no Ukranian liberation.  Russia will never give back the Crimean Peninsula for all the gold in the world.  There are some things that money can't buy.  Bitches.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:39 | 4533295 Independent
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The contents of that plane went to Israel, this was planned a while back, that is why they rushed the take over after the agreement was signed for new elections early, they wanted to put their people in charge right away and with the help of the neo nazi goons the gold was spirited away.  I am sure everyone including the Tribe and the Neo Nazis got their cut. Ukraine for the last two decades has been living not  behind the Iron Curtain but behind the 'KOSHER Kurtaine" and its finances show.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:55 | 4533342 HoofHearted
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I'd say the US needs to try to liberate Italy. I mean Bunga Bunga really needed to be taken out of power, so they might as well have taken th eItalin gold while they were at it.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:07 | 4533378 Ifigenia
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If Bunga Bunga is so bad then why the media attack him? even the BBC and Spiegel were in the front pack to tear Bunga Bunga reputation down. It is not normal.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:11 | 4533384 BC6
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LOL, below. Credit to Jesse's Cafe:


I am informed by high reliable people that no one cares about gold anymore. And very important analysts claim that transporting many tonnes of gold (Ukraine is said to have about 33 tonnes) is very difficult, and so unwieldy and fraught with peril that it must be a multiyear project. 

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:05 | 4533500 AlaricBalth
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Kellyski's Heroes:

Big Ivan: Look, Mac, you and us? We're just soldiers, right? We don't even know what this war's all about. All we do is we fight and we die and for what? We don't get anything out of it. In about a half an hour the whole Russian army's gonna be comin' down that road. Why don't you do yourself a great, big fat favor, huh? And get the hell outta here?

Ukraine tank commander: I have orders. This gold isn't to fall into the hands of the Russian army.

Kellyski: Sergeant, this gold's not gonna fall into the hands of the Russian army. It's gonna fall in our hands. You see, we're just a private enterprise operation.

Ukraine tank commander: You... the Russian army!

Oddballonov: No, baby, we ain't.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:09 | 4533511 strannick
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The American Way 2014. Causing civil war via paid proxies, so the can loot the nation while maintaining a depotic puppet in power. "America ruins the world so it can rule it" 

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:19 | 4533523 Scarlett
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Putin watched this without saying a word: 


Then he said:  What are you waiting for, idiots.  Invade Ukrania now.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 03:03 | 4533667 Tabarnaque
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Libya's gold was used to cover Venezuela prepatriation request. France used Mali's gold to send it to Germany. Now Ukraine's gold will be used for smashing down the Crimex paper price of gold (which recently has ad half life impact of less than 24 hours!). The criminals are getting to the end of the barril. 33 tones of Ukrainian gold is nothing. It is not even enough to cover one week of physical demand out of the SGE. Laughable.

Keep stacking.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 04:46 | 4533715 Occident Mortal
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Well you don't expect the US/IMF to bailout Ukrainian national debts without taking some collateral do you?


Ukraine: We need help, we are broke. We have enormous debts.

US Hawk: We have noticed your situation, it is a tradgedy. Perhaps we can loan you the money? But we would need some collateral due to the... er... political risks.

US Hawk: Tell me Mr. Interim Prime Minister, what high value assets does Ukraine have that can be quickly and easily moved to a secure location?

Ukraine: That can be moved? We don't have any money, what about our... ermm... Our gold, you could take our gold!

US Hawk: Hmmmm, what assurances do we have? We will need to apply a small (large) haircut, due to... erm.... well we just will.

Ukraine: Please take our gold, we are begging you. It is good gold, very pure.

US Hawk: OK, we will reluctantly accept your gold as collateral on our generous terrms, but only as a favour to your new government. Now one moment whilst we CTRL-P your money.

Ukraine: Thanks you, you have saved us.

US Hawk: Yes we have, now goodbye and remember don't call us, we'll call you.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 07:50 | 4533831 negative rates
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Who owns that golden bridge?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:46 | 4534044 Evil Peanut
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FBI Helps Ukraine Recover Stolen Billions


so the story they are going to float for the missing gold is that the ousted leader stole it!



Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:23 | 4533750 Squid-puppets a...
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yer right there - singapore alone is clocking up 50 tonnes phyz per WEEK at the moment.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 02:31 | 4533644 jaxville
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  The best civil war to come will be the one in America. Decent citizens fight to overthrough the oppressive and foreign owned government that now lords over them. I wonder if Russia will involve themselves in that one?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 05:06 | 4533719 Zwelgje
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Sure, Russia will help. There are cost however: Alaska, Oregon and Washington State. Maybe northern Cali too, but only if you keep the fags.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 08:33 | 4533877 Ifigenia
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i will help too. Is dificult to live with a thermo-nuclear existencial crisis from 3 to 3 month and apparently the frequency is shortenning. Always with US move to pre-emptive defense* and Russia acts in self pre-emptive defense attaks. It is getting complicate to the live of small fish like me and how could i explain my preocupation to my children? Forgett about dreams, from now on only american nightmare.


* Since 2000, the tecnical concepts of humankind nuclear suicidal war has adopted new terms, highly scientific and complimentary with the propaganda warfare, thanks to the contribution of the 21th century greatest strategos "Georgius Walker Bush, Civitatum Foederatarum Americae praeses anno 2000 electus est." in wikipedia

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:23 | 4533530 jeff montanye
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an interesting list can be sorted from the data here:

try ascending by percent of reserves held in gold.  note the big names (and big implied amounts of foreign reserves) holding under five percent of reserves in gold: china, saudi, taiwan, algeria, singapore, colombia, indonesia, south korea, brazil, japan.

imagine the market action if and when (of course china is in fairly frenzied action now) these reserves of largely dollars are attempted to be converted.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 02:29 | 4533647 mt paul
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i did not have sex

with that 33 tonnes of gold ....

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:31 | 4533439 Urban Redneck
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BBC defends Romano Prodi and MI6 in the Litvenenko assasination


Spiegel attacks both Giorgio Napolitano and Paolo Berlusconi

They are ALL crooked, but the status quo must be maintained, and Silvio threatened that.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:44 | 4533465 Volkodav
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The Phony Litvinenko Murder  Dunkerley

There is a blog also

I have not read the book, but might open media induced minds to think this was pushed too hard at VV Putin from the start....not the first time that happened....

Yes it was and is covered up from the island nation.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:01 | 4533495 Urban Redneck
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Shorter than the book (which I haven't read myself)

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 14:27 | 4535090 victor82
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So, who is pushing this young kid on the hapless Italians, now that Silvio is down to owning Inter-Milan and a few whores?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 05:11 | 4533720 Rip van Wrinkle
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It's very normal in todays world.


Anyone who threatens the 'democratic' status quo will be assimiliated....or taken out in one form or another.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:56 | 4533343 tmosley
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9 tonnes of gold just appeared for COMEX settlement.  I'm sure that is just a coinkidink.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 05:49 | 4533731 GetZeeGold
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Just wondering who are the two people that are junking every post.....and do they know anything about the banker murders of late.....umm, I mean suicides.


Please support nail gun free zones.....if we can save just one banker's's worth it.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 07:52 | 4533833 negative rates
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And then along came Mary!

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 07:37 | 4533818 Urban Redneck
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I think's it's called "Beautiful Deleveraging"

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:14 | 4533392 Freddie
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Putin should go over the scum bags heads and tell the Ukrainians though the scum own the media.  Something like - we are your neighbor and we never came to steal your gold.  The people who overthrew your govt stole your gold.  You need to go after them.  The oligarchs of the Ukraine.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:01 | 4533357 DeadFred
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The Russians were a great help in this scheme even if unknowingly. Why would the Ukrainians keep the gold with Russian troops a few hours away? Sell it now stash the cash in the Caymans (or New York or London) then you're just a helicopter's flight away from a comfortable exile. I hope they got more for it than the 1 billion guarantee that just passed, that's closer to 2 billion (soon to be 3).

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 01:11 | 4533592 Againstthelie
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The 40 tons are worth roughly 1.7 bn$. The former beauty Timoshenko accumulated as PM more than 40 (fourty) bn$ after the first NATO-coup.

So the price for the gold is peanuts. It's needed for something else.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:46 | 4533547 theliberalliberal
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National Blessing.


you are a zero hedge click whore.


FUCK YOU and your shitty blog



Tue, 03/11/2014 - 02:03 | 4533628 holgerdanske
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There are some thing that even gold can't buy.

There, fixed it for you!;-)

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 02:15 | 4533635 teslaberry
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it's remarkeable how often on zerohedge the most downvoted posts are  frequently  enough the most correct or inciteful. 


i feel like the zh comment boards are becoming reddit.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:27 | 4533253 LMAOLORI
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King World is reporting it's going to New York 




Today an outspoken hedge fund manager out of Hong Kong stunned King World News when he said that the entire Ukrainian gold hoard may have just secretly been flown from Ukraine to the United States.  William Kaye, who 25 years ago worked for Goldman Sachs in mergers and acquisitions, also spoke about the incredible 

Kaye:  “There are now reports coming from Ukraine that all of the Ukrainian gold has been airlifted, at 2 AM Ukrainian time, out of the main airport, Boryspil Airport, in Kiev, and is being flown to New York -- the presumable destination being the New York Fed....

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:35 | 4533286 sleigher
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If there any truth there then shit is gettin real.  What the hell is that loser in the WH gonna do exactly?  I mean how do fags react when men enter the room?

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:41 | 4533303 Independent
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Its a long flight to get there and Israel has six submarines along the way to catch the drop offs in the Atlantic.  Lets just say a lot less gold will get to the USA.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:29 | 4533755 Squid-puppets a...
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i aint saying isreal wont be getting a cut, but looking at the sea of enemies around jerusalem im not sure they'd be stacking on home turf - itll end up at the fed. They have plans for its x112+ rehypothecation

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 08:31 | 4533893 Ifigenia
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or do you think the ex-president of chosen country`s central bank went to US to work for those scums 99.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:40 | 4533298 fleur de lis
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They must have had that planned all along. Now that the Fed might have another pile of gold that doesn't belong to them, does that mean the Ukrainian rioters get the protest money cut off? Or is there something else in Ukraine worth ripping off that requires the continuation of destruction? If the Fed really does have Ukraine's gold they'll never see it again. 

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 08:52 | 4533944 ATM
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I was istening to CNBC on Sirius last week and Alan Greenspan was being interviewed. I have not heard anyone or seen anywhere the comment that just floored me. He was asked about the dollar being the "safe haven" and he didn't spout off all the bullshit about the reason being the belief in the US economy or belief in the US system of capitalism. What he said was the dollar is "the safe haven because the US has the most gold."

We hope. 

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:41 | 4533301 tony wilson
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on the list above it states they had 40 tons.

i here 16 tons was taken.

thieves stealing from thieves

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:42 | 4533462 Freddie
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 08:10 | 4533855 Iconoc
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Thanks for the list

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:18 | 4533521 underman
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His name is William Kaye. 

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:01 | 4533360 q99x2
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To China via the tunnel between the FED and China owned JP Morgue building.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:11 | 4533382 Ifigenia
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so Obama turn CIA boys to coolies for the chineses?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:31 | 4533757 Squid-puppets a...
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hehe brings new meaning to the term 'china syndrome'

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 01:14 | 4533595 AgShaman
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Do you think China is that far down the list currently?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 02:39 | 4533654 Freddie
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Another Dr, Jim Willie update with Greg Hunter.

On gold, Dr. Willie contends, “I don’t think it would be a shock to see the Russians come out and say we’ve got over 20,000 tons of gold, and we are going to back our ruble with gold.  Screw the dollar.  I think in the next year or so, the Russians and Chinese are going to let it be known that between them they own close to 40,000 tons of gold.


He also thinks the USSA/EU(SSR) psychos might even try to provoke Russia to a first strike.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:54 | 4534457 StupidEarthlings
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I agree.

I think they always "provoke" the "enemy" to "strike 1st".

Wow..I just realized (after putting those words in quotes) those tems should be used loosely.  ;)



Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:29 | 4533430 piceridu
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The US is purposely using carrier pigeons to return Germany's gold. If Germany were allowed to hire this same crew, they could get their gold back in about 4 hours. 

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:02 | 4533498 salvadordaly
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"These people loaded the plane with more than forty heavy boxes."

Ok let me screw on my tinfoil hat here....

More than forty "heavy" boxes? Lets say these "heavy" boxes were 200lbs. each.

Let's just say that there were 80 "heavy" boxes x 200lbs. each = 16,000lbs = 8 tonnes

40+ tonnes in Ukranian gold total

Was this the first shipment? Or am I missing something? Is there a plane that can take off with 40 tons, otherwise I would not have to pay extra for that second bag when I fly,

aaaand, tin foil hat off!

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:38 | 4533545 Kirk2NCC1701
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Cost is ~ $43M per Ton.
42 is ~ $1.8B.
About a day's worth of QE, or a few Oligarchs pooling up and moving it to NY. Right next to the German vault, for added safety.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 07:38 | 4533820 jerry_theking_lawler
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Great math skills....but in this game gold does not equal currency. Gold is the base asset which every other financial lie is built upon. If you have 42T of gold, then you can loan, swap, trade, barter for currency. This currency can then be loaned, swapped, traded, etc. The game can go on for quite some time and the multiples added to the gold can be staggering.....

An example, the USSA has 8k T of gold and has been allowed to build up 17 trillion (more off the books) in debt.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 01:01 | 4533581 Bunders
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"Is there a plane that can take off with 40 tons" Yes, a few.

Wikipedia - Military transport aircraft

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 02:13 | 4533633 teslaberry
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full faith and credit----backed by our ability to negoitate or simply TAKE other nations' gold whenever it so well pleases us. 


the dollar is better than gold. it backs armies that can find and take as much gold as they want from the bevy of weaker nations around the world. 


eat that goldbugs.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:25 | 4533751 GetZeeGold
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Looks like someone is halfway through their Common Core Econ101 class.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:47 | 4533775 william114085
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then you get the storage fee bill

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:04 | 4533167 mofreedom
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If I was born in east germany does that make me a russian or a german...seriously...since you seem to know so much about stuff German.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:11 | 4533199 FMR Bankster
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Seems a reasonable thing to do. If the Russians roll in I expect Putin takes their gold.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:19 | 4533222 knukles
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No, it would make you a Kenyan national surreptitiously masquerading as a CT resident tho you'd never been to it, the 68th state, and would become president of the New Versailles

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:54 | 4533483 caustixoid
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knukles, been meaning to ask you for awhile.  About 3 months ago the character of your comments changed markedly (IMHO).  You're more absurd than before - deliberate decision or just happened?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:19 | 4533747 StychoKiller
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Current events have become MOAR surreal, why not commenters?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 14:18 | 4535054 knukles
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It's become more twisted and cynical.
Just like any sane person's response to this Theater of the Absurd.
The place has gone mad....
I have remained sane....

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:12 | 4533388 Ifigenia
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dont dream to be another Angela

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:06 | 4533176 sleigher
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Maybe so they can pay the germans?  

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:32 | 4533438 Evil Peanut
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If this is true and I really hope it is, then it goes pretty far in explaining world events for the last 50-60 years... pretty much

invading countries through various means including fake revolutions...

You can tell when a huge coverup is going on because the media barage you non-stop with utter nonsense and obvious bullshit stories and information.


So if it is true, now what?

Who can possibly do anything about it?

You have two choices:

1. Revolution (bloody or of the mind) - Water the tree of liberty and Clean the slate...

2. Martial law / Police state - Submit to the lie and turn a blind eye...



Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:49 | 4533472 patb
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40 Tons isn't a lot, I could see this being part of a requirement for trade credits.



Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:27 | 4533753 GetZeeGold
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So how many tons do you have again?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 01:09 | 4533591 Buck Johnson
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I'm surprised the ex president didn't take the gold when he moved the money from the state treasury.  But he could have had no time to do that.  These idiots in the Ukraine are in for a major ride.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:47 | 4534430 PAWNMAN
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Israel conspicuosly missing from the list.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:01 | 4533145 kchrisc
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So maybe Germany will be getting another installment after all. At least after it's melted and recast that is.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:05 | 4533369 Almost Solvent
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Glad I didn't pick this week to stop sniffing glue!

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:01 | 4533148 DoChenRollingBearing
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I would want to wait for SOME kind of verification of this story...

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:04 | 4533164 BeetleBailey
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From whom? MI-6?

Gotta hotline to Clapper's bedroom phone?

Andrea Mitchell?

No breath holding now....

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 01:14 | 4533594 sampo
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PM Yatsenyuk, or Jats (as Nuland friendly speaks), is a former central bank head and a former economic minister of the country, so he for sure knows the gold.

GLD added 9 tonnes last Friday, nine tonnes monday.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 05:19 | 4533724 New World Chaos
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He's also a member of the Tribe, giving the gold to his fellow Tribesmen, with some help from his neo-Nazi supporters.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 07:08 | 4533782 GetZeeGold
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I would want to wait for SOME kind of verification of this story...


Don't hold your breath....Sharyl Attkisson quit CBS yesterday. Word is she refused to use the words "glorious leader" in her latest report. Turned out to be a deal breaker.


That's about it as far as investigative reporting goes.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:12 | 4533200 fonzannoon
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several witnesses heard this song playing loudly on the tarmac just prior to the gold taking off.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:01 | 4533358 NoDebt
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I think it's fair to say we've entered the phase where the bigger, badder thieves are just stealing from the smaller, weaker thieves.


Tue, 03/11/2014 - 04:30 | 4533707 Bearwagon
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Yeah, and it was this song they played while underway:
(Steve Miller Band; "Jet Airliner")
I heard it loud and clearly when they flew by ...

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:37 | 4533294 Urban Redneck
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I am still waiting for SOME kind of verification of what happened to Germany's gold...

I am still waiting for SOME kind of verification of what happened to Kuwait's gold...

I am still waiting for SOME kind of verification of what happened to Iraq's gold...

I am still waiting for SOME kind of verification of what happened to Libya's gold...

Perhaps we should stop waiting for Godot...

America bringing FREEDOM to barbarous relics, and DEBT SERFDOM to the masses.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:56 | 4533344 sleigher
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Thank you.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:42 | 4533765 GetZeeGold
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America bringing FREEDOM to barbarous relics, and DEBT SERFDOM to the masses.



Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:55 | 4533339 Ifigenia
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why didnt the media ask the Junta in Kiev to clarify? I think, as a transparent government, they will respond. The only problem is the leader of the Junta is a jew, so his answer could be neither to confirm nor deny it.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:02 | 4533150 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Well, we outta get Germany's gold from somewhere....

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:02 | 4533151 Took Red Pill
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Looks like Germany will be getting a little more of their gold back. 

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:26 | 4533248 Grande Tetons
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Assuming these bullshit numbers are true, Canada has less than 50 million in reserves!  What the fuck? 

Might as well round that down to zero. 

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:20 | 4533479 caustixoid
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Seriously!  Canada is 2 S.D. off the mean of any other G20 country for gold reserves.   And one of the largest gold producers too.  

Guess they've realized the barbarity of metals, and are swinging for the fences on maple syrup as the next reserve currency. Divisible and DELICIOUS.   Laugh if you must, but the Royal Canadian Maple Syrup National Reserve is currently 500 times greater than all other countries combined!    1 Troy oz = 1 oz maple syrup after the Great Re-set

'Other fools be stacking, we be sugar shacking.'  

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 01:57 | 4533623 Crash Overide
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Why did Gordon Brown dump 395 tons over 3 years when the price was at 20 year lows again?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:44 | 4533758 GetZeeGold
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Because it wasn't his gold. It belonged to the UK public and he wanted to buy some for himself and his buddies as cheap as possible.


Make sense to you now?

It's sorta the same thing we're doing now in America with the QE gold price suppression.....only we're doing that with your grandkid's money.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:37 | 4533762 Squid-puppets a...
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coz he's an amateur

gold manipulators these days dump it all at once. In illiquid markets if you dont mind

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:02 | 4533156 eddiebe
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Well that should keep Comex afloat for another month at least.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:03 | 4533158 TheReplacement
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Why wouldn't it go to China like most gold these days?

Edit:  It's been demonstrated that the Germans can be put off.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:16 | 4533210 seek
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Don't confuse stories issued for public consumption with Germany's private position. They are playing nicey-nicey with the Fed while they hold a gun behind their backs.

They will get their gold back, or at least a significant amount of it, or they will expose the whole mess.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:20 | 4533224 Carl Popper
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Germany, at least the government, is part of the Jew York banking system. They cant let it blow up. They are content to wait forever as long as the ponzi remains intact.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 02:02 | 4533625 Crash Overide
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"I would not give up McClane, for all the gold in your Fort Knox."

Simon Peter Gruber was a former East German Special Forces Colonel turned terrorist mastermind and the older brother of Hans Gruber. He is the primary antagonist in Die Hard with a Vengeance, where he pretended to be seeking revenge against John McClane through a series of elaborate riddles and tasks, when this was really a distraction from a robbery of billions in gold bullion from the New York Federal Reserve Bank. In East Germany, Simon was in charge of an infiltration unit where he trained German soldiers to speak English and mimic American accents. His work with the East German army likely caused the bitter sibling rivalry between the two brothers, as Hans was from West Germany, perhaps separated from Simon by differing political beliefs or the construction of the Berlin Wall, which separated the two countries, possibly splitting the siblings up.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 07:59 | 4533838 jerry_theking_lawler
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Yes, wanted to clear this up....the German Central Bank (like all central banks) nor the German government wanted the gold reserves back. The people demanded it so to appease them, they ask for it installments. How convenient, huh.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:33 | 4533274 disabledvet
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Not if the Russians launch a formalized invasion. "Germany will be part of the "front line" and their gold will be high tailing it to the USA too.

There will not be German, French or Italian boots on the ground here.
British, Spanish, Polish (already)...possibly Swedish, possibly Turkey...obviously Eastern Europeans.

Ukraine has gold reserves for a's not because their economy is of no value. In fact about the only place without value (the one that used to cost the Ukrainian Treasury the most money) is ironically enough "Crimea."

Now that that burden has been passed off to Mother Russia that frees up a lot of Government resources that were otherwise being spent on nothing more than one of history's biggest mosoleums.

Until the Russians came in I didn't here of any problems with the previous arrangement. We'll see but I'm not sure if the Russians living there and demanding "occupation" are going to be having a vote on "are you better off now that you were just four weeks ago."

Of course who doesn't want to be King...if just for a day.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:45 | 4533315 Independent
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Are you nuts, Crimea is the Most Valuable Prize in that entire Region, after it went back to Mother Slava the US decided they wanted their take and they appropriated a part of the gold, most of it is taken by the Tribe and making its way to Israel after dropoffs to Jewish subs in the Atlantic

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:50 | 4533473 Jadr
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You speak with such confidence in your entirely unsubstantiated description of what occurred that I had to start laughing.  Do you have any evidence that what you claim to have happened did indeed happen or do you just "know".  Could you even substantiate any event in which US governmental powers air dropped packages in the ocean for Israeli submarines to pick up?  I just don't even know how one begins to think such wild delusions.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 03:55 | 4533489 Independent
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Dude give me some poetic license leeway in describing the Great Ukrainian Yiddish Caper, please, there is a Fiddler dancing on a Submarine in the Atlantic somewhere right now giddy with a sub fool of gold

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:06 | 4533504 Ifigenia
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why dont you write to NSA to ask for evidence?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 15:08 | 4535293 MeelionDollerBogus
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Everyone knows it's the time-traveling martian joos
I've found the leader!

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:00 | 4533354 Ifigenia
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Turkey? Erdogan is better than Two Faces.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 07:57 | 4533836 negative rates
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Time is not on your side, O troubled one.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:05 | 4533320 Urban Redneck
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Obama's next Recovery Summer jobs program will be a "green" cemetery maintenance program, involving removing barbarous gold fillings from corpses if need be...

These things have to come full circle before resetting anyway... and the crusty old world Eurocraps control the BIS and its (as well as Argentina's) gold. Janet will print and Dudley will stack until the cupboards are bare.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:48 | 4533325 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Gotta disagree with you there. If this whole mess is exposed, all trust among countries is gone. All trust in any central bank is gone, which means this whole mess comes crashing down. Their banks are just as exposed as ours, and they would suffer just as much from it. I think the opposite is true, the fed knows Germany can't complain too loudly, because they will cause all this to come to light, and if it does, the whole derivative house of cards is done, and Bundesbank is one of, if not the biggest player in that particular casino

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 01:27 | 4533603 seek
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All trust is already gone. All the CB's are doing now is game theory mutual-assured-destruction stuff while they try to position themselves as best possible for the collapse.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 01:56 | 4533621 Miffed Microbio...
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Well, maybe the position of their bunkers will be leaked. Our strength is in numbers and without the backing of armies how do they preserve their wealth? Their position is, ultimately, built on a house of cards based on lies.

Too many of us were asleep and didn't stop them from aggrandizing so much power. Let us hope future generations, if they ever exist, will learn from history to never allow this to happen again. Let's hope us living today can survive what may come to pass and have some semblance of a country to rebuild.


Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:47 | 4533773 Squid-puppets a...
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you cannot hope to change these cycles in history.

all you can do is identify which part of the cycle your lifespan happens to fall into and adapt accordingly

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:58 | 4533348 Ifigenia
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could the German present a better solution?

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 07:14 | 4533795 GetZeeGold
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Rut row...

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:06 | 4533177 DOGGONE
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The Public Be Suckered

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:07 | 4533181 chump666
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I'm done with Russia's bulls*t

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:32 | 4533266 Seize Mars
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...but you're ok with AmerIsrael's bullshit?

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:41 | 4533302 lakecity55
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The USA, a subsidiary of Isreel Inc.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 06:47 | 4533756 GetZeeGold
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I'm done with Russia's bulls*t doesn't work like that. Is your real name Valerie Jarrett?

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:44 | 4533311 disabledvet
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How does war with Ukraine help Israel?

Where do you think the money is gonna come from.
Not from South Korea that's fed sure.
Don't be surprised if this President has serious discussions with Egypt as well. "Can't have that Suez Canal being closed either."

I'm still trying to understand this...insofar as actions on the ground..from the "Russian Perspective" because my first thought is that this is a blunder of truly epic proportions.

I can't think of anyone in he world (outside of Zero Hedge) supporting this...and oddly I can actually understand the Russian point of view via a vis "ancestral homeland" and the like.

I mean...whatever happened to the "we're one big happy Federation" here?
What's in it "for the ancestors" Mother Russia?

But treating your ancestors worse than when you went into Afghanistan doesn't strike as very "ancestral." I mean whatever hap

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:00 | 4533334 Independent
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First thing is first.  The Russians were paying 100 million dollars officialy a year for the base and who knows how much more under the table.  Second without that Black Sea Base it was over for the Russians as a naval power in the Black Sea or Mediterranean where there is a lot of gas and oil to be found, especially around the Black Sea and around Crimea.  Crimea is also one of the most beautiful places on Earth, I will put my favorite link again at the end.  The vacation value of this place is unimaginable, lots of money to be made off of property there, as in hotels, condo developments etc.  Also great vineyards there and so on.  That Crime is a GOLD MINE that just keeps on giving year after year.  Not to mention the Russians LOVE and ADORE a Crimean Vacation, its warmest part of Russia.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:20 | 4533409 Ifigenia
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You deliberately forget to mention the part of Syria and that the new leaders of the Junta in Kiev are jews with Israel citizenship.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:55 | 4533340 The_Prisoner
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I'll play.
Entangling Russia in Ukraine is intended to reduce Russia's ability to support Syria.
If Syria fragments, Iran's ability to arm Hezbollah is diminished. Allowing Those Who Must Not be Named to annex Southern Lebanon.

See it's not that hard, you can do it. All it takes is done intellectual honesty and accepting the US is under an occupation government.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:05 | 4533370 Ifigenia
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Russia's bulls*t hurt the ukranians, but wall street bullshit hurt us all. Know the diferences and where stand your interests. If not, you would not made even to the 50%

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:08 | 4533183 news printer
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Ukraine to start large scale Gold mining soon

Ukraine's gold resources have been estimated at 2,500-3,000 tons and the country will start its own large-scale gold mining soon.

The gold mining will concentrate in the Western Ukraine and Kirovograd region . Experts estimate Ukraine’s gold resources at 400 tons in the Carpathian Mountains and 500 tons in the Donbass region .

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 02:30 | 4533398 Independent
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Second worst disaster in Europe after the Chernobyl Meltdown #1, was a gold mining related cyanide spill in the region bordering Ukraine in Romania, same region with the Gold in Western Ukraine just across the border.  Beny Steinmetz richest man in Israel owns Canadian Gold Co and has been trying to mine Rosia Montana Region in Romania.  The tribe wants the Eastern European Gold and they will tear apart mountains to get it.

a good article below about Romania gold mining and beny

Also in my previous post about Crimea the Russian were giving deep discounts on gas trying to Keep Crimea base which most likely with the gas discounts added up to a bilion dollars a year in what it cost the Russians.  The Russians are now saving a ton of money.  That is why they announced plans for a bridge on the East part of Ukraine and a billion dollar investment this year in infrastructure.

The funny thing in the Romania gold deal is that the Romanians would of gotten only twenty percent of the gold proceeds and they would of been payed back not with gold but with worthless dollars lol, also the twenty percent is worst that what African countries get on their mining concessions. That is how bad the corruption was in this case.  I am sure the concessions in Ukraine have been bought by Tribe members for pennies on the dollar and they will spirit this gold out of the mountains and out of the country and leave the Ukrainians with lakes of cyanide.  Why is the Tribe so anti-Gentile?

Also with the largest gold deposits in Europe isn't it interesting that the Pentagon has opened a base in Romania

The IMF is working hard to get Romania in debt further by helping fund its purchase of third hand F16s, made in the mid 1980s, from Portugal for one billion dollars for 12 planes, the deal brokered by the USA includes maintenance, outrageously expensive and very suspect that bribes were paid for Romania to take on such a bad deal.  So far the People in Romania have resisted mining with demonstrations as well as the fracking of Chevron's test wells in shale deposits that could contaminate a huge aquifer in Dobrogea Region of Romania (probably one of the largest aquifers in Europe).  Once further in debt its only a matter of time before the USA puts pressure on Romania to acquiesce to gold mining and gas drilling.  Not to mention that with a base in the country they can monitor all communications in the country. The planes are not necessary right now, Romania participated quite fine in NATO exercises with its older MIGs which had an electronics package update not too long ago.

Well the Rabbis are already walking the streets of the Port and Resort city of Constanta in Romania

Another example of ripping off Eastern European countries is the Bechtel contract with Romania where in the end Romania paid 1.4 billion for 54km of road (imagine the profit margin on that one)

there was massive corruption and it is said the contract was given to Bechtel because of American support for Romania entering Nato. The Jet fighter deal is a major rip off also, where there are accusations of bribes and corruption.  The Romanians could of bought new Gripens, or Italian made fighters or Korean Fighters in greater number, with better electronics, and of course new.



Tue, 03/11/2014 - 02:32 | 4533648 Johnny Cocknballs
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Try to sneak in some knowledge in NYT comments.


Well played.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 07:11 | 4533790 Husk-Erzulie
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Quality Post TY.

Note to trolls, newbs, fight club aspirents... this is how it's done.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:22 | 4533417 Ifigenia
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now i know why the Junta of kiev didnt send the men to defend Ukranian integrity. They have to maximize resources for mining.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:08 | 4533184 fijisailor
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Well this should keep China supplied with gold for about a week.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:47 | 4533323 disabledvet
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Yeah, well...that huge trade deficit print better be a one off too.

If that HK Dollar gets "decoupled" from the greenback "it's every banker for himself."

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:42 | 4533463 Ifigenia
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and Obama for all the banksters in the World

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:12 | 4533187 Grande Tetons
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Is it not true that the new douche bag leader of the Ukraine is a former Central Banker? 

A curious story, and one which should be taken with a mine of salt. 

Well, maybe not a mine...but more than a grain. Sonwhere in between...the sweetspot of bullshit. 


Mon, 03/10/2014 - 23:25 | 4533424 Ifigenia
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that chosen people was the finance minister or president of the central bank during the golden girl watch

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:09 | 4533188 1fortheroad
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Liberation is great!!


Its the new Democrazy

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:10 | 4533192 fukidontknow
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Ha Ha stupid Nazis had their gold stolen by the New York Jew Nuland. ROFL.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:16 | 4533212 Carl Popper
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Rather ironic in a way.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 22:50 | 4533326 disabledvet
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The bulk of Nazi gold (and it was massive) wound up in Portugal...where it remains till this very day. That country could become rich in a hurry if Russia goes full on Ivan the Terrible here.

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