LAURA KNIGHT-JADCZYK AND JOE QUINN
Since the 9/11 attacks, no book has provided a satisfactory answer as to WHY the attacks occurred and who was ultimately responsible for carrying them out - until now.
DNB states it has changed allocation policy from 11 % in Amsterdam, 51 % at the FRBNY, 20 % in Canada and 18 % at the Bank Of England (BOE); to 31 % in Amsterdam, 31 % at the FRBNY, 20 % in Canada and 18 % at the BOE. According to the World Gold Council's latest data DNB has 612.5 tonnes in official gold reserves.Even if much of it is still owed to the Netherlands, this is a nice chunk of gold being repatriated. In contrast, consider that Germany's attempts to have its gold repatriated, which amounted to just 5 tons in 2013, have been stalled, allegedly thanks to the resumption of its suicidal confidence in Uncle Sam as 'lender of last resort'. A more realistic view is that Germany was told that there is no gold, so they can forget all about it.
"It is no longer wise to keep half of our gold in one part of the world," a DNB spokesman told Telegraaf. "Maybe it was desirable during the Cold War, but not now."Interesting. THEN was a Cold War; not now. That's not going to go down too well in the US State Department. The Dutch didn't bother having a referendum in order to bring it back, like the Swiss. They just went ahead and did it.
De Telegraaf reports that for years there have been doubts at the DNB if the Dutch gold was still in New York. After a very secret and almost military operation DNB has shipped gold from Manhattan to Amsterdam, to bring about a more balanced allocation of its gold reserves and give the Dutch citizens more confidence by storing the gold on own soil to guide the country, if necessary, through a following major crisis. In the previous weeks many armored trucks were seen at the DNB in Amsterdam.Other news this week included official admission from Ukraine that their gold is gone. This was first noticed back in March, just after the coup, but never verified and only mentioned on alternative news sites... which figures because only they can be relied on to tell you the news: