- By Sherman H. Skolnick <firstname.lastname@example.org
- Since my original story about the strange death of Edmond
J. Safra, it was announced as if the matter is closed by the alleged confession
of Safra's male nurse, stating that the nurse supposedly set the fire himself.
- Please note: the Monaco police are puzzled by the following:
- (1) The male nurse was hired 5 months previous. (That
puts it about the time the Bank of England together with Safra's bank empire
were implicated reportedly in a plot to force down the price of gold.)
- (2) The Monaco police are puzzled after a psychiatric
study of the male nurse. He was hired at the huge sum of 600 dollars PER
DAY. YET, the male nurse was apparently known to being deranged, and unstable.
He was formerly part of secret operations as with the U.S. Green Berets.
Possibly, as a reported "hit" team.
- (3) Under these circumstances, the police and others
are pondering whether some criminal gang, such as the Russian mafiya, who
had grievances against Banker Safra, arranged to plant the "male nurse"
in Safra's dwelling to arrange whatever caused his death. This also opens
the matter to some discussion that this "male nurse" was prepared
to take the rap, or be the patsy, if his story unraveled. Can they prosecute
him if he is a "mental case"? In the U.S., such a criminal suspect
or defendant is sent away for "treatment" rather than put on
trial. And more, was the "male nurse" planted by some intelligence
agency having a motive, as in my earlier story, to snuff out banker Safra?
- (4) the monopoly press, having down-played or left out
entirely these details, gives the false impression it is a simple matter
and the case is closed. NOT SO.
- The founder and major owner of an international financial
empire, active in clandestine gold trading, was murdered. This occurred
at a key point in the gold market.
- Highly secretive, Edmond J. Safra died in a pre-dawn
incident when two alleged masked intruders reportedly got into the heavily-secure
building in Monaco, and started a fire in or near his two-story penthouse
apartment. His copper-domed dwelling is atop a six-story pink stucco building
containing the branch of the bank he founded and of which he was the major
owner, the Republic National Bank of New York and its subsidiaries such
as Safra Republic Holdings of Luxembourg. He lived a short distance from
the Grimaldi family royal palace and the Monte Carlo Casino.
- Safra was officially a resident of the tax-haven principality
notorious for its gold smuggling and its shoreline docks and warehouses
used to transfer contraband worldwide. [SEE FOOTNOTE ONE.] Ships, some
reportedly without names or identification, load and unload there.
- Monaco police are puzzled as to the apparent absence
of his bodyguard. Was it an inside job? Safra died, suffocated from the
blaze. Was the latest arson ingredient used, namely, rocket propellant,
which burns furiously and rapidly leaving little trace?
- Formed in 1966, Safra's banking and precious metals empire
was founded and built primarily after the creation of the State of Israel,
by Safra acting as the savvy money laundry expert for wealthy Sephardic
Jews desiring to extract their fortunes as they were fleeing Arab countries
where they resided. Safra was reportedly an expert on gold smuggling and
the use of the precious metal in secret financing of covert operations,
such as political assassinations, by intelligence agencies, such as the
American CIA. [SEE FOOTNOTE TWO.]
- During 1999, gold bullion had declined to about 252 dollars
per ounce, a record low in recent years, more than 30 dollars per oounce
below the COST OF PRODUCTION of the most efficient gold mines, those in
Canada. South African mines, going so deep in the earth and costly producers,
complained they were being ruined. One such mine went into bankruptcy.
- Gold bullion prices had a momentous upswing after September,
1999, when most of the European Central Banks made a surprise announcement
that they are deferring for five years dumping of gold which previously
they had done, supposedly because they did not like to have gold in their
reserves anymore. Just prior to that, the Bank of England held a gold auction
supposedly of some of its reserves. Actually, the Bank of England was offering
gold owned only on paper, not actual gold in their possession. Upon the
downfall of the Soviets, corrupt former Commissars stole thousands of tons
of the Soviet gold treasury and made a crooked deal with the Dutch beholden
to the Vatican.
- A Dutch bank octopus, Algemene Bank Nederland, ABN, has
reportedly been using that stolen gold to buy numerous banks in 15 U.S.
cities. ABN's American flagship is La Salle National Bank of Chicago, a
long notorious haven for secret accounts to bribe state and federal judges
through offshore fund parking.
- The Dutch parked this former Soviet gold at or near an
airport in Switzerland, for swift, clandestine shipments anywhere on the
- Basically, the Bank of England was thus offering by auction
Soviet gold they did not own. When currency and gold pirate, George Soros,
found out, he began an attack on the Bank of England, whereby gold shot
up to almost 330 dollars per ounce. This was caused, in part, by Soros
pressing for actual DELIVERY of the gold offered by the Bank of England,
on paper, sold to Soros and others. The possibility of demand for DELIVERY
is a key part of commodity trading, although actual delivery is seldom
demanded. Caught in the middle of the squeezing of the Bank of England
and other "short sellers", those selling borrowed or stolen gold
not yet in their possession, was reportedly Republic National Bank and
Safra's gang of gold smugglers and worldwide criminals.
- One well-informed commentator on the rigging of the gold
market, calling his essay "I Accuse", said the Republic National
Bank was part of an anti-trust monopoly fraudulently forcing down the price
of gold, damaging gold mine shareholders and various smaller nations. [SEE
- NO HONOR AMONG THESE THIEVES! Thus using his inside knowledge,
George Soros launched his attack thereby fingering and blackmailing the
criminal operations of the Bank of England and an accomplice, Goldman Sachs
brokerage. Realizing gold is the "killer metal", and his opponents
were relying on stolen gold not in their possession, Soros apparently was
using the two-faced Safra and Safra's reported precious metals assassins.
- Entering into this picture was Alan Greenspan and his
highly conspiratorial PRIVATE BANK called the Federal Reserve, used in
efforts to rescue those caught in the short selling trap worked by Soros.
Soros was demanding huge DELIVERY from Goldman Sachs, a major gold contract
peddler. To force down the price of gold by criminal means, Goldman Sachs
and others had sold short subject to DELIVERY, the equivalent of TEN YEARS
OF GOLDMINE PRODUCTION worldwide. And Safra and gang were in the middle.
A default of a short selling contract results in the "long" buyer
owning everything of the short seller. Soros was about to own Goldman Sachs
and have an armlock on the Bank of England.
- So Goldman Sachs reportedly was considering the invoking
of a seldom-used contract provision, "force majeure", that an
Act of God, horrendous storm, or such, made fulfilling the gold contract
impossible. Of course, under the facts, this would be a ridiculous assertion
by Goldman Sachs as aided by Greenspan. [Critics call him REDSPAN, since
he acts like a rotten Soviet Commissar.]
- To again fraudulently force down the price of gold, in
December, 1999, the Bank of England conducted another "phantom"
gold auction, purporting to sell what they did not possess. That is, the
gold stolen by the Moscow criminals and handled by the Dutch with the aid
of the Vatican and the Swiss. Just as gold started to collapse again, Edmond
J. Safra was murdered.
- Not the first time such an assassination happened. At
a key point in gold treachery in the 1970s, a major gold promoter, who
tangled with the paper-money crowd like the Rockefellers, was thrown to
his death from the window of a building in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- A flood of stories has developed. Such as, Safra was
murdered by the Russian mafiya, because he double-crossed them on Russian
ruble gambling. And that Safra's gang were going to finger the Russians
with specifics of how the Moscow bandits embezzled billions of dollars
from U.S. foreign aid and the International Monetary Fund, and others,
and reportedly washed the sums through Safra's money ships.
- Then there are the stories that the accused dope money
laundry, Bancomer, a Mexican bank empire now spread out across the world,
was reportedly criminally implicated with Safra and gang. And this, jointly
with the money laundry experts disguising dope money as "soybeans"
and "foreign currency" and "gold" dealing, on the Chicago
Board of Trade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Stock Exchange,
and the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
- The more likely explanation? That the French CIA, operating
in their neighbor Monaco, snuffed out Safra. Remember, the French are great
fanciers of gold. When real problems develop in Monaco, the authorities
there somehow call up on their neighbor, the French police. Yet, in Monaco
they have some 300 police officers for about 25,000 residents---a higher
proportion than in nearby Nice, France. Once in a position with the secret
political police to understand such things, Safra doesn't laugh anymore.
- FOOTNOTE ONE
- Princess Grace, once a movie star called Grace Kelly,
then becoming wife of Grimaldi, the Monaco royal family, was murdered in
a sabotaged car crash on a hill between Monaco and France. Some claim she
was silenced. She apparently spoke too much about the traditional Italian
and Sicilian mafia and their use of the warehouses on the Monaco shoreline
and gold smuggling. Also: "Founding Father" Joseph P. Kennedy,
of the Kennedy clan, lived in Monaco late in his life to be able to work
secretive gold deals for his family in the U.S. where up to 1975, gold
ownership by U.S. citizens was against federal law.
- FOOTNOTE TWO
- In 1995 we taped a one hour TV Show, part on-location,
regarding a former member of the London Gold Pool, John Tarullo and his
links to the highly corrupt First National Bank of Cicero. Tarullo was
tightly wound into that bank, the dominant figure of which has been Bishop
Paul Marcinkus, up to 1991, head of the Vatican Bank. Now in the U.S.,
Marcinkus is wanted in Italy on charges of gold smuggling and dirty money
washing through the Vatican Bank jointly with the American CIA and the
tradiitonal mafia. Marcinkus, protects himself with his Vatican passport.
He was originally from the long notorious Chicago mafia-enclave suburb
of Cicero, Al Capone land. For many years, Tarullo, as he admitted to us,
lived near that Bank, was active there, and arranged worldwide clandestine
gold deals for the American CIA and others in the secret political police.
[Sort of like Edmond J. Safra.] Tarullo was found murdered on the day in
August, 1995, when our public access Cable TV show was aired.
- FOOTNOTE THREE
- As to the "I Accuse" accusations against Goldman
Sachs, Republic National Bank, Rockefeller's Chase Manhattan Bank, and
others, criminally manipulating gold. See: Ted Butler's "I Accuse".
www.gold-eagle.com/gold digest 99/butler112299.html Posted by Gold Anti-Trust
Action Committee Inc. www.gata.org
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