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Gold and Fortress America

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Hullo GATA Egroup!

I hope you will come back at me on this G O G A T A VIEWPOINT,
or come forward with your own G O G A T A VIEWPOINT on current
affairs as they effect gold supply and the gold price.

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THE U.S. AND U.K. WANT THE I.M.F. TO SELL OFF MORE GOLDTO WHOM?

The finance ministers of the G7 countries are meeting in Bonn today,
with world debt, the potential for further meltdown, and gold on the

The Gold Price War Hots Up

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JIM LINDSEY WRITES: -

In reviewing The Market Mavens Report.com Market Outlook: Gene Inger for
Thursday Feb. 11, I came across this tidbit that you might be interested
in: -

"Our view was that the January rallies were the culmination of rewards
for those who agreed the 'fix was in' last Fall, or who don't at all buy
the argument that Gold has to move before anyone's going to worry about

Gold Forum Survey -- a big boost for GATA

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IN COURT IT WILL BE KNOWN WHERE THE BUCK STOPS
Boudewijn Wegerif, GATA vice-chair

The renowned gold analysts Veneroso Associates
(www.venerosogold.com/essays.htm) declared in an Executive Summary
mid-January, a week or so before Chris Powell's Invitation to a Lawsuit:
"The fact that (the price of gold) meets repeated impenetrable
resistance at $300 has set off speculation that the official sector is

Where The Buck Stops

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Samuel Martirosian (smartirosian@hotmail.com) takes up the cudgel for
GATA and writes to CANADIAN INVESTOR re Barrick Gold ABX:

I am a gold investor. The message below has been circulated among the
large gold investing community. Your company (Barrick Gold ABX) was
mentioned along with Anglogold as one of the most damaging companies
that bring devastation to the gold industry overall.

Your habitual gold hedging habits are destroying the gold prices and

FRB and GOLDMAN SACHS vs GOLD

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FED GOLD MANIPULATION SURVEY RESULTS ARE A MANDATE FOR GATA
comments Vronsky, the owner/editor of the Gold Eagle financial website,
today, February 14.

A little over a week ago the G-E Gold Forum began to take a poll
of its readership in 143 countries about a very timely
and controversial subject:

THE MANIPULATION OF THE GOLD PRICE

Has the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank manipulated the price of gold?

The SHAKA-ZULU Strategy

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Dear GATA Egroup Members,

The following media statement by GATA Chairman Bill Murphy was sent out
on Monday, February 8, and has been widely circulated. Please spread the
message and encourage your own media contacts to act on it.

G O G A T A!
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GOLD ANTI-TRUST ACTION COMMITTEE TAKES DONATIONS,
PREPARES LAWSUIT AND "SHAREHOLDER REVOLT"

Contact: Bill Murphy, GATA Chairman

MEDIA RELEASE

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GATA egroup members!

If you haven't visited the latest at Gold-Eagle yet, I strongly
recommend that you do so now:

http://www.gold-eagle.com/gold_digest_99/baron021199.html

There you will learn how Goldman Sachs went from bullish to bear when
Robert Rubin left to become Secretary of the US Treasury.

Boudewijn Wegerif

M E M B E R S M E S S A G E S

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GATA JUST 14 DAYS OLD TODAY

Hard To believe, from where I am sitting, but it was just a fortnight ago that
Chris Powell wrote, as guest at the Kiki Table, Le Metropole Cafe
(www.lemetropolecafe.com), "If Midas (Bob Murphy) is right about what is
happening, the brokerages and their accessories are part of a vast conspiracy
that is breaking antitrust law. We of the Gold Party should be suing to stop

G O G A T A C O M M E N T A R Y

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Dear GATA Egroup Members,

Here follows GATA's "SHAKA-ZULU" strategy, as set out by Bill Murphy,
Chairman of GATA, for members of the financial website
www.lemetropolecafe.com, which he owns and edits. I look forward to
receiving your comments!

Boudewijn Wegerif
Vice-chair GATA and GATA Egroup's Moderator, G O G A T A

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SHAKA ... ZULU
by Bill Murphy

John Meyer explains the "Scandal"

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a G O G A T A friend "F" offers these thoughts, in confidence, for
GATA members only.

For those who need to know:
GS = Goldman Sachs; R = U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin;
BG = Barrick Gold, a major mining company that is very controversial for
selling so much of its production forward, for hedging so much, and thus
accommodating the short sellers.

I believe the only hope for success in any anti-trust suit launched by

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