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Russian TV interviews GATA director on gold suppression

Section: Daily Dispatches

By Adrian Douglas
Friday, March 6, 2009

I am excited to report on a GATA bombshell.

Two weeks ago I was contacted by Marina Portnaya of Russia Today TV. This is an international 24/7 English-language news channel. They are broadcast in more than a hundred countries and are broadcast in the New York area on Channel 135 on Time Warner Cable TV. Apparently Russia Today is also broadcast in Washington and San Francisco. You can check out their Internet site:

Marina asked to interview me on camera about the surge in gold demand, my predictions of a bond market collapse, and my thoughts on the Obama administration's stimulus package. This seemed like a big opportunity for GATA so I re-organized my schedule so that I could go to Russia Today's New York studio for an interview.

The interview was filmed on Thursday. We had planned 45 minutes together but the cameras were rolling for almost 90 minutes. Marina was enthralled and shocked by what I disclosed to her, the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. I had sent her several pages of background information before the interview and would not have been surprised if I had been classified as "too hot to handle" and the interview was canceled. It was not.

When I met Marina Portnaya I quickly understood that despite being young she is a journalist of the old school. She is passionate about reporting facts and truthfully. She is a true patriot deeply concerned about the way the United States has been brought to its knees by a powerful elite.

We got into how the manipulation of the gold market is at the center of the destruction of the financial system -- how switching off the fire alarm of gold allowed interest rates to be artificially low and the dollar M3 money supply to be promiscuously increased without most people noticing that there was anything wrong. This allowed the United States to live beyond its means for so long and to abuse its responsibility of managing the world's reserve currency.

I don't know how much will be left on the cutting room floor but taking any 10 minutes out of the 90 minutes of videotape will be a coup for GATA and a huge exposure of the scam the gold cartel has perpetrated on the world.

The interview will air next week. Marina was very pleased with the interview and said that her producer will love it. I hope so.

I will notify you when I get confirmation of when the interview will be aired. I have also been promised a DVD of the interview.

Isn't it ironic that the spirit of free press is not with U.S. television networks but with those of Russia? How the world has changed!


Adrian Douglas is an international consultant on oil contracting, editor of the Market Force Analysis letter (, and a member of GATA's Board of Directors.

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