Reg Howe: The gold and silver price suppression schemes are the same


12:25p ET Saturday, June 26, 2004

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Bill Buckler, editor of The Privateer newsletter, always
provides an insightful read, even if he never has been
able to bring himself to mention GATA's pioneering
work in exposing the suppression of the price of gold.
Buckler's commentary for last week, dated June 18,
is now posted in the clear on the Internet and remarks
in part:

"It is when times are not so 'good' that the arsenal
of interventionist weapons is dipped into, and the
worse times get, the bigger the calibre of the weapon
employed. The first step is to drag down interest rates
(a la 2001). If that doesn't work, then the government
starts to ramp up their deficits (a la 2002). If that
doesn't work, then the central bank starts tinkering
with bank reserve requirements and adding 'liquidity'
to the system. When that doesn't work, an excuse for
a war is found to take people's minds off the economy
and get them all excited and ready to invest when the
war is 'won.' When that doesn't work, then an excuse
for redoubling all interventionist efforts is found
like a 'deflation scare'). And when that doesn't
work, the interventionists throw all caution to the
winds and start to manipulate EVERYTHING -- up to
and including the markets for stocks, bonds, futures,
commodities, and, of course, precious metals."

Tim Wood's report at last night is
another example of the refusal to acknowledge
the obvious. Wood discloses that the World Gold
Council's U.S.-based bullion fund has been delayed
so long by bureaucratic obstruction at the Securities
and Exchange Commission that the WGC is considering
dropping the undertaking. Wood also reports that the
WGC, supposedly gold's advocate, long has been
embarrassingly silent about gold as an investment,
nominally because of its application to the SEC,
whose rules require an applicant for issuing a
security to shut up during the application period.

So what does Wood do?

Does he call the SEC for an explanation of the
delay? Does he begin to inquire as to whether
the U.S. government has policies hostile to a
free market in gold?

No, for, since its beginning, MineWeb doesn't
seem to have questioned ANY U.S. government
official or agency about gold policy.

Instead Wood remarks that the gold council's silent
ineffectuality has caused an "information vacuum
in America ... amplifying the ravings of pro-gold

That is, more and more evidence supports the
"pro-gold conspiracists" but even when MineWeb
is forced to acknowledge it, that evidence never
prompts any journalistic investigation, only
sneers at those who would like to SEE some

Central bankers from all over the world hold
regular meetings from whose deliberations the
public is excluded. Sometimes the central
bankers hold press conferences afterward or
issue joint statements that they plan to
coordinate their policies on gold. But MineWeb
never covers these conferences, and anyone
who complains about the secret concoction of
what is supposed to be public policy is a
raving conspiracy nut.

Yes, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan may acknowledge
GATA's work before some people in the precious
metals community do. Heck, Greenspan is halfway
there already, having told Congress a few years
ago, in testimony most studiously ignored by those
who purport to represent or report about the mining
industry, that "central banks stand ready to lend
gold in increasing quantities should the price
rise" -- the purpose of gold leasing being frankly
to suppress the gold price, not to earn a little
interest on a supposedly dead asset.

While you wait for acknowledgement of any reality
in the financial world, you can find that June 18
commentary from The Privateer here:

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.


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