WikiLeaks drops bombshell on gold market; GATA right again!
With an avalanche of ever-tantalizing news stories and upcoming nail-biting scheduled officialdom events in both Europe and the U.S. all hitting the gold market at once in September, discerning the story that could propel some distance from Jim Sinclair's exosphere target of $1,764 in the gold price weighs heavily in favor of the WikiLeaks story and its potential explosive impact on the price of gold from today's $1,900 print to Sinclair's ultimate target of $12,000+.
Though the European financial crisis soap opera moves from Greece and Portugal to, now, Italy and Germany, shifting temporarily away from France, with Belgium's dirty laundry on deck in case there's a lull in the action, the WikiLeaks release of a U.S. State Department internal cables on the subject of Beijing's plan for undermining the U.S. dollar through the gold market even trumps the Israel/Turkey potential gray-swan military conflict brewing in the Mediterranean (could ex-CIA operative Robert Baer be right about an Israeli attack in the region by the fall?).
The leaked State Department U.S. embassy cable - 09BEIJING1134, published by WikiLeaks exposes both the clandestine operations at the Fed/Treasury as well as reveals who's been sleeping with the enemy.
And now we all know that Beijing knows of the gold suppression scheme, and that Washington knows that Beijing knows of the scheme. So what does that mean for the gold price?
So, out of the raft of news coming out from across the globe, the WikiLeaks story trumps them all. And, of course, you won't see this breaking story run on CNBC.
And now for the story behind the story. A score between GATA and Jeff Christian of CPM Group needs to be settled once and for all.
Now that this smoking gun evidence of the gold suppression scheme has been entered atop an already sky-high stack, thanks to WikiLeaks, can there now be any doubt left as to who has been spewing filthy misinformation (some say malicious lies) between the combatants of a two-year-long battle between former Goldman Sachs gang member Jeff Christian of CPM Group and Bill Murphy and Chris Powell of Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) surrounding GATA's accusations that the COMEX has been the center of a gold price suppression scheme - a scheme which in still in progress?
But if you've already been following GATA's Yeoman's work of exposing the gold cartel's borderline-treasonous gold suppression scheme in addition to exposing the cartel's no. 1 apologist Jeff Christian for his errant ways, this weekend's leaked cable should come as no real surprise - which brings us to the question of Christian's credibility as a gold market analyst and, maybe, ultimately, of his character.
If Christian has positioned himself as an authority on the gold and silver market, how did he not draw the conclusion that something fishy was (still is) going on in the gold futures market between two banks which held monstrous-size paper short positions? With the pile of evidence backing GATA, coming from so many credible and official sources, we wonder whether Christian had ever heard of the term Occam's razor? Or does he suffer from the dreaded "normalcy bias"? Can he, truly, be that naïve?
Are we to believe that Christian actually could be waiting for an admission of guilt by a pack of sociopath white-collar criminals, or is he that unsophisticated or incompetent? or worse?
Read his Caine Mutiny's Lt. Tom Keefer testimony at the CFTC hearing of March 2010.
Christian's sophomoric assumptions on several key issues discussed at the CFTC hearing smacks of either a serious case of Dennis Gartman-itis, or demonstrates the dangers of relying upon the judgment of a public-school graduate deficient in his knowledge of basic ancient and medieval philosophy. The principle of Occam's razor, in this case, points to serious questions to Christian's loyalty to the gold community, its hard-money advocates and the U.S. Constitution itself.
But don't be surprised if Christian is still asked to appear on Bloomberg or CNBC as a gold "expert" who stands ready to offer his advice for protecting your money.
However, to gain insight into the core issues surrounding gold (and silver) and the reasons why its price must be suppressed by the Fed, GATA's Web site, www.gata.org, offers the explanations as well as provides a treasure trove of information to help you navigate the ongoing collapse of the West's fiat currencies.