US$134Billion treasury bonds seized on Italian Swiss border

BuggerAll

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Two men carrying Japanese Passports were arrested by Italian Customs trying to cross into Switzerland with US$134 Billion in Treasury Bonds.

That is 1% of US GDP. Its about the same number of bonds as the UK holds.

The arrest occured on the 1 Jun 09 but it has not been confirmed yet if they are real of fake.

If real it would be one of the biggest hauls in history.

Other theories are that they are N Korean fakes on the way to be laundered.
 
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BuggerAll said:
Two men carrying Japanese Passports were arrested by Italian Customs trying to cross into Switzerland with US$134 Billion in Treasury Bonds.

That is 1% of US GDP. Its about the same number of bonds as the UK holds.

The arrest occured on the 1 Jun 09 but it has not been confirmed yet if they are real of fake.

If real it would be one of the biggest hauls in history.

Other theories are that they are N Korean fakes on the way to be laundered.
Very strange , and even stranger that the UK media has not reported it!

Litotes
 

BuggerAll

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FORMER_FYRDMAN said:
It's probably Gordon up to something.
Selling the countries USD bond holdings? He hasn't got form for that sort of thing has he?

Do you think if I offered him a fiver and some tablet he might do a deal?
 

Sixty

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#5
Excellent. My £1000.00 'processing fee' arrived with that nice Mr Alonga at the Japanese embassy in Nigeria then?

My percentage will be in my account within days. Hurrah!
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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BuggerAll said:
FORMER_FYRDMAN said:
It's probably Gordon up to something.
Selling the countries USD bond holdings? He hasn't got form for that sort of thing has he?

Do you think if I offered him a fiver and some tablet he might do a deal?
How dare you! Gordon's father was something big in the kirk, so big that William Shatner said it made his eyes water.
:D
 
#7
BuggerAll said:
FORMER_FYRDMAN said:
It's probably Gordon up to something.
Selling the countries USD bond holdings? He hasn't got form for that sort of thing has he?

Do you think if I offered him a fiver and some tablet he might do a deal?
Nah. If it was El Gordo doing it, it'd've been all over the papers weeks in advance.
 
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Litotes said:
Very strange , and even stranger that the UK media has not reported it!

Litotes
Mostly quite on the US media front as well. CBS NBC and ABC haven't mentioned it yet. Only a few have run it of FOX.

The conspiracy theories are flying now; one is the Chinese are dumping the dollar, another it is a mob type endevour, and the best is that the FED has been selling bonds on the black market...well truth be told they are all plausible :D
 

BuggerAll

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smartascarrots said:
BuggerAll said:
FORMER_FYRDMAN said:
It's probably Gordon up to something.
Selling the countries USD bond holdings? He hasn't got form for that sort of thing has he?

Do you think if I offered him a fiver and some tablet he might do a deal?
Nah. If it was El Gordo doing it, it'd've been all over the papers weeks in advance.
Plus he would have changed his mind, forgotten where he'd sent them and probably offered to buy them back for twice face value.
 

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