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    The US accepted 50 tons of gold from ISIS

    According to reports by Syrian state news agency SANA, U.S. forces struck a deal with ISIS whereby the terrorist group would give up 50 tons of gold across eastern Syria’s Deir el-Zour province in exchange for safe passage.

    The precious metal, worth about $2.13 billion, was plundered by the self-designated “caliphate” as its reign of terror spread across Syria and Iraq between 2015 and 2017.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...eged-deal-isis

    So under President Trump, we've not only beaten ISIS, but we're finally increasing our gold holdings. I don't like the notion that some terrorists may have gotten away in exchange for it, though a few always get away. But you don't always get tons of gold.

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    Re: The US accepted 50 tons of gold from ISIS

    but we're finally increasing our gold holdings.
    Who's this 'we' you speak of??
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    Re: The US accepted 50 tons of gold from ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by midnight rambler View Post
    Who's this 'we' you speak of??
    We, The United States of America.

    The theory has been posited that the reason China has for years been buying all the gold it can lay hands on, is that at some point it will just declare the price of gold (at some multiple of its current pricel), enforced by it's willingness to buy and sell all the gold anyone wants to trade at that high price. China would then become a huge source and sink that controls the world price of gold and thus controls its new gold standard for money. Russia and other countries have been buying too, as if they see the proverbial handwriting on the wall.

    In such a scenario, it would thoroughly behoove the US to have more gold than less.

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    But but but...they told us that gold was just an archaic relic. Ben Shalom Bernanke said the only reason central banks hold gold is tradition. He wouldn't lie to us, would he? /sarc
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    Re: The US accepted 50 tons of gold from ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by mamboni View Post
    But but but...they told us that gold was just an archaic relic. Ben Shalom Bernanke said the only reason central banks hold gold is tradition. He wouldn't lie to us, would he? /sarc
    Yes, but has President Trump ever made any dismissive statement about the importance of gold?

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    Re: The US accepted 50 tons of gold from ISIS

    So, ISIS steals the gold from Syria, Trump being the honorable character he is gladly takes the stolen gold rather than return it to its rightful owner.
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    Re: The US accepted 50 tons of gold from ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by KenJackson View Post
    Yes, but has President Trump every make any dismissive statement about the importance of gold?
    Trump is very open and outspoken about belonging to the "Kick Their Ass and Take Their Gas" Club.
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    Re: The US accepted 50 tons of gold from ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by KenJackson View Post
    Russia and other countries have been buying too, as if they see the proverbial handwriting on the wall.
    I read recently that Russia now has enough gold to cover all their debts [link below]. I think Putin is seeing that the US is over-extended [monetarily and militarily] and that the 20's are probably going to see the biggest economic collapse -- ever.

    I have to pay some stuff off, but I'm looking at diversifying a bit from Au/Ag and going to pick up some Rubles and maybe some Yuan.

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    Re: The US accepted 50 tons of gold from ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by KenJackson View Post
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-...eged-deal-isis

    So under President Trump, we've not only beaten ISIS, but we're finally increasing our gold holdings. I don't like the notion that some terrorists may have gotten away in exchange for it, though a few always get away. But you don't always get tons of gold.
    They gave some to the Kurds. Also consider terrorists.

    What else are we stealing in Syria?
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    Re: The US accepted 50 tons of gold from ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by osoab View Post
    They gave some to the Kurds. Also consider terrorists.
    Also considered Communists, since that's how they roll.
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