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Andrew Maguire: the “King” Interview, Part I

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By now, any and every reasonably knowledgeable precious metals investor knows about the emergence of a bona fide “whistle-blower” - with respect to the rampant fraud and market-manipulation which takes place every day in the precious metals market. His name is Andrew Maguire, and his first public interview was with the now-famous “King World News” program.


Because there is so much to say on the many issues that emerged from that interview, I'm going to take the time to do my own summary of that content – so that when I refer to this material in future commentaries there will be an easy reference point for readers to return to for clarification, or to refresh your memories.


To begin with, Mr. Maguire is an independent metals-trader, meaning that he was not working as a “foot soldier” for the anti-gold cabal. However, he was in regular, personal contact with those individuals, and (according to Maguire) they were never the least bit hesitant to brag about their “exploits” in the gold and silver markets – especially JP Morgan's precious metals 'assassins'. When you own the (so-called) “regulator” (the CFTC), it does tend to create an attitude of arrogance.


Mr. Maguire was joined in the “King” interview by Adrian Douglas, director of GATA – who provided additional context for the subject matter, as well as his own observations of the significance of Mr. Maguire's revelations.


Prior to the commencement of yet another round of farcical, CFTC “hearings” (a strange word, for a group of individuals doing their best to “hear” nothing), Mr. Maguire approached the CFTC as a volunteer “whistle-blower”, especially with respect to JP Morgan's rampant manipulation of the silver market, which he described as even more severe than the manipulation occurring in the gold market.


There are two reasons we should not be surprised that Mr. Maguire identified silver-manipulation as being more egregious. First, the silver market is much smaller (making price-fixing easier); and second, as I have often discussed, the silver-shortage is much more acute than the gold-shortage – due to the fact that most of the world's silver has literally been “consumed” in an ever-growing number of industrial applications.


Mr. Maguire provided the CFTC with two anecdotal examples of silver-manipulation – in exquisite detail. One example was the brutal take-down of silver (and gold) which occurred immediately after the Wall Street-contrived “crisis” of 2008. At the same time that global demand for gold and silver was spiking to the highest level in decades, the price of the two metals was plummeting straight downward.


Andrew Maguire also observed that because the silver market is so much smaller, he likened it to a “window” into the gold market – where the greater size (and complexity) makes identifying manipulation more problematic. Thus, in presenting evidence of silver-manipulation, he considered it representative of what was taking place in both markets.


He presented the information of the 2008 manipulation to Bart Chilton, the former chairman of the CFTC (and still a current member), back in November of 2009. At that point Chilton set up a formal “interview”. At that time, Mr. Maguire “walked him through” that market-rigging in a methodical manner – explaining the “mechanics” of metals-manipulation.


Mr. Maguire followed that up with a second anecdote of manipulation. This time, he detailed a take-down of the silver market to the CFTC as it was happening. He notified the CFTC on February 3rd that the next “scheduled” take-down of the silver market was to occur on February 5th. He followed that up with a subsequent message on the 5th, after the “successful” move in the silver market – reiterating to the CFTC that the take-down of the silver market on February 5th followed the “script” which he gave the CFTC on February 3rd (perfectly).


How did the CFTC respond to the detailed evidence of a bona fide “whistle-blower”, who literally handed them a play-by-play account of manipulation of the silver market, as it was occurring? Naturally, they refused to allow him to appear at their hearings.


As an aside, Mr. Maguire made a commitment to the CFTC (while he was providing them with evidence) not to publicize his communications with the CFTC or his allegations of market-manipulation – to give the CFTC plenty of time to act on this evidence without being embarrassed or distracted with a lot of media publicity. This is why the precious metals community is only learning about Mr. Maguire's brave act of conscience now. In other words, he acted “in good faith” every step of the way, while the CFTC merely lived-down to its past reputation.


One of Mr. Maguire's most-notable revelations on the “King” interview was his efforts to 'connect the dots' for this regulator, because in the words of Mr. Maguire, it was clear that the CFTC didn't even “know what to look for”. Andrew Maguire confessed to being “amazed” by their lack of comprehension – when, in fact, he should have expected nothing else.


When precious metals commentators (such as myself) allege that acts of manipulation are occurring in markets (and are thus branded “conspiracy nuts”), we would never allege that all of the “players” (and regulators) in a particular market are “corrupt”. Simply, it is impossible to maintain any “conspiracy” with a large group of individuals. Thus, only the few directors of any organization/entity can or should be included in any 'cabal'. The majority must always be enthusiastic-but-ignorant zealots – who can be counted on to do what they are told and to not understand why (or to ask any questions).


For the Februrary Take-Down, Mr. Maguire provided the CFTC with two scenarios – since the manipulation was to take place immediately after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released it January jobs-report (see "Largest U.S. Jobs-Lie Yet"). He specifically described the “bull trap” which these market-manipulators engaged in. If the jobs-news was worse than expected (and thus “bullish” for bullion), JP Morgan's silver-assassins wouldn't jump into the market immediately after the news. Instead, they would wait for the market to rise naturally (and have new “longs” enter the market) – and then they would stomp on the silver market, whip-sawing all the new-longs.


Regular readers will not be surprised by either the sadistic nature of the silver-assassins, nor by the news that manipulations are scheduled to coincide with the BLS “monthly, non-farm payrolls” number. In a sea of fraudulent U.S. “statistics”, the BLS jobs-lies still manage to stand-out as being the most-outrageous fiction – and thus the desire of the banksters to time their “attack” on the precious metals market to coincide with their efforts to “spin” more BLS fabrications.


Mr. Maguire even gave the CFTC the “target price” (before it happened) for the February Take-Down: $15/oz. Including intra-day lows, he was within pennies in his “prediction”. Given this body of evidence, this would leave a reasonable person to decide between two, possible conclusions: either Andrew Macguire was a knowledgeable “whistle-blower”, providing the CFTC with a “live” account of a crime (before/during/after) or Andrew Maguire is a psychic. In refusing to allow Mr. Maguire to testify, we can only assume that the CFTC did not view Andrew Maguire as an insider and expert, providing the “play-by-play” of a crime as it was happening. Yet, to the best of my knowledge, CFTC Chairman (and former Goldman Sachs employee) Gary Gensler has not credited him with being a psychic, either.


At this point, in Mr. Maguire's own words, he became very “angry”, because he felt “betrayed” by the CFTC. Wanting to hook-up with someone who wanted to hear the truth – and would help to publicize it, he immediately went to GATA, and (as they say) the rest is “history”. It was at this point in the broadcast, that the show's host Eric King, made what would prove to be a very ironic (or foreboding?) comment: that he (Maguire) had “put a target on his back” by choosing to become a whistle-blower. The day after GATA gave an account of Mr. Maguire's allegations at the CFTC hearings, Andrew and his wife were slightly injured in a car “accident” - after being hit by a hit-and-run driver.


Naturally, Mr. Maguire's evidence provides complete vindication for GATA (who has fought to expose precious metals manipulation – in general – for many years), and Ted Butler, who has been equally tireless in his own efforts, which were specifically aimed at exposing silver-manipulation. Indeed, Adrian Douglas voiced a criticism which the mainstream skeptics had constantly leveled at GATA: if there really was a “conspiracy” to manipulate precious metals, where was the “whistle-blower” which ultimately always (?) surfaces to expose such deeds?


Now that question is reversed: with a legitimate, veteran “whistle-blower” emerging who can (and has) described the “mechanics” of precious metals manipulation in exquisite detail and with the mountains of empirical/circumstantial evidence which point toward rampant manipulation, how can any reasonable person continue to close their minds to such evidence?


In “Part II”, I will review the second half of this interview, since there was simply too much material to cover in one piece.

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Jeff Nielson
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written by Jeff Nielson, April 11, 2010
Paxjds, it was the implosion of the Soviet Union which led to the rise of the "Russian Oligarchs". Now it appears that the wealthy-and-powerful in the U.S. are prepared to allow the entire U.S. economy to go 'down the tubes' - simply so they can grab a bigger SHARE of total wealth.

SailorTony, nice job finding that link! I'd seen one other mild reference in a newspaper to this, but nothing that mentioned the 100:1 leverage. Once this news spreads, next stop $1500/oz (for gold) and who knows? (for silver)
sailortony
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written by sailortony, April 11, 2010
At long last, the NYPost is the first of the mainstream medias to come out of the closet.

Should start to see some fireworks in the PM markets this week!

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/metal_are_in_the_pits_2arTlGNbMK7mb1uJeVHb0O/1
paxjds
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written by paxjds, April 10, 2010
CFTC's failure to act in these fraudulent price fixing and market manilpulations reminds me of the Soviet Union. I thought it went down in 89 or so. Apparently the Soviet Socialist crooks and lyers just moved to New York and Washington. Not only is Obama's gang taking over business, but now we know the are involved in price fixing for the banksters and wall street. Rest assured, any honest american in government should be calling for arrest and prosecution of the crooks. Where is Fox news and CNN news when the big story of price fixing and closed markets are going on? Government and News personel must be reading Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto. Lawyers must be shing there boots and pressing their brown shirts, they sure have not been prosecuting the crooks who but our Republic in this mess!

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