The Surreal Life of the U.S. Dollar: the $134.5 Billion Bond Scandal in Focus!
By this point, many of you Fools will have caught wind of the great bond caper that occured in northern Italy June 3. What began as a virtual press blackout has gradually emerged as a global news event, but despite the gradual uptick in international coverage, the shroud of mystery and intrigue surrounding this bizarre event still hangs in the air like a truth-obscuring smog.
Here is my article on the series of compelling dollar-related mysteries of the past couple of weeks. Please read it first, rec it if you apreciate the coverage, and return here for discussion. I want to know your thoughts on this matter, which I think is potentially one of the most fascinating chain of events I've witnessed in world news in many years! I urge all Fools to take a personal interest in seeing that a comprehensive and satisfactory explanation of these events is offered to the citizens of the world.
$134 billion in U.S. Treasury bearer bonds were recovered by Italian authorities from two Japanese nationals attempting to cross into Switzerland. Treasury would like us to believe that these were unimpressive forgeries, depicting bonds of a type that never even existed, but early reports from the Italian agents on the scene described the bonds as "filigree paper of excellent quality" and that they "seem credible / believeable" (as per Sinchi-verified translation from German news site Handelsblatt.com). Asia News reported that if the bonds were fake, "the quality of the counterfeit work is such that the fake bonds are undistinguishable from the real ones".
Incredibly, by the time we received treasury's statement that the bonds are fake, we learn that japanese media have declared that the alleged smugglers were released, and that their whereabouts are unknown. Are you kidding me? ... busted smuggling $134 billion, and they were free to go? This simply does not add up, and I urge all Fools to join me in demanding an honest explanation of these events from our very own favorite admitted tax-evader: Tim Geithner.
In a vacuum of facts that make even a lick of sense, there is plenty of speculation running through the web, and under the circumstances I think some serious questioning is in order. If ever a news story has stunk to high heaven, this is it.
See also: "Strange Inconsistencies in the $134.5 billion bearer bond mystery" from SeekingAlpha.com
Something stinks to high heaven here.