Exotic High Tech Explosives Positively Identified in World Trade Center Dust

April 6th, 2009

A ground-breaking scientific paper confirmed this week that red-gray flakes found throughout multiple samples of WTC dust are actually unexploded fragments of nanothermite, an exotic high-tech explosive.

The samples were taken from far-separated locations in Manhattan, some as early as 10 minutes after the second tower (WTC 1) collapsed, ruling out any possible contamination from cleanup operations.

Authored by an international team of physicists, chemists, and others, the research paper was titled “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe.” It was published in The Open Chemical Physics Journal, 2009, Vol. 2., and is available online for free download. The lead author is Niels H. Harrit of the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen.

The paper ends with the statement, “Based on these observations, we conclude that the red layer of the red/gray chips we have discovered in the WTC dust is active, unreacted thermitic material, incorporating nanotechnology, and is a highly energetic pyrotechnic or explosive material.”

Ordinary thermite burns quickly and can melt through steel, but it is not explosive. Nanothermite, however, can be formulated as a high explosive. It is stable when wet and can be applied like paint.

The presence of pre-planted explosives in the WTC buildings calls into question the official story that the buildings were destroyed by the airplane collisions and fire alone. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the official government agency that investigated the building collapses, did not test for residues of explosives.

Richard Gage, AIA, said, “This peer-reviewed scientific study of the disturbing contents of the WTC dust is yet another smoking gun proving to the over 600 Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth) who I represent that a real investigation must be carried out immediately as to the actual cause of the destruction of the 3 WTC high-rises on 9/11.”

One of the paper’s co-authors is AE911Truth researcher/editor Gregg Roberts. When Roberts signed the AE911Truth petition demanding a new 9/11 investigation, he wrote, “What struck me on 9/11 was how much dust was created.” Now, over 7 years later, Roberts has an intimate appreciation for that dust. The steel was removed and destroyed very quickly after the catastrophe, despite loud protests from fire fighters and others. It was destruction of the primary evidence at a crime scene. The dust, however, remains as a key piece of physical evidence.

The nine coauthors are Niels H. Harrit, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Jeffrey Farrer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University, Steven E. Jones, S&J Scientific Co., Provo, UT, Kevin R. Ryan, 9/11 Working Group of Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, Frank M. Legge, Logical Systems Consulting, Perth, Western Australia, Daniel Farnsworth, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University, Gregg Roberts, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Berkeley, CA, James R. Gourley, International Center for 9/11 Studies, Dallas, TX, and Bradley R. Larsen, S&J Scientific Co., Provo, UT.

Source: AE911Truth

See Also:

Video: Danish Scientist on TV – Nano-thermite Behind Collapse of WTC Buildings on 9/11, Not Planes

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39 Responses to “Exotic High Tech Explosives Positively Identified in World Trade Center Dust”

  1. LUIS CIFRAS Says:

    Thi is great finally we can get to the bottom of all this!

  2. x Says:

    luv u. thx 4 posting this!

  3. anon Says:

    Gringo, who said anything about the government being behind all this? Oh wait, I think you did.

    You obviously didn’t understand the article. No chemist was collecting the flakes 10mins after the explosion, the flakes were collected from sources which were present 10mins after the explosion. It seems to me that the chemist cares a lot, cares so much that he/she decided to look into it further at the risk of endangering his/her reputation.

    So are you saying that if you want to know the truth of the matter (and im suggesting the truth could be either way), then you cant care about this world changing event? You make no sense, you misrepresent the rest of the people who might have good reasons to believe 911 was a terrorist act.

  4. Trustme Says:

    If it were an article all alone it would “reek”, but it’s just one more in the absolute MOUNTAIN of evidence available. Sorry Gringo, talk about burying your head in the sand, or in this case, the dust!

  5. Mark Says:

    Finding out what happened on 911 and prosecuting who did it is as likely as getting the guys on the grassy knoll to spill their guts. Nearly 8 years have passed let’s face it guys, the pricks who did this have got away with it, mountain of evidence or not.

  6. Doc Says:

    I did not read the entire article. But I read the abstract and part of the Intro. It is my understanding that this article is about aquatic plant pollutant uptake. I searched for thermite, nanothermite, and nano in the article without any luck. There are three possibilities that I can think of. This is not the correct link to the article, there never was any article, or the article has been replaced with something unrelated to make you look like a liar or nut (switching articles wouldn’t be that difficult).

  7. Ghost Says:

    An intriguing chemical analysis. However, I believe that the scientists need to compare these samples to confirmed sources of nano-thermite before any substantial conclusions can be drawn. Otherwise, there’s no confirmed link. Given the data they presented, however, it seems as though such an analysis is well in order.

  8. Autotelic Says:

    Mark, you are absolutely right. These guys probably even suspected that it would get found out down the line, but knew that it would be far too late to put a damper on any of their plans. Whether or not this is proof of a conspiracy, and it is just a piece of the puzzle if it is anything, the U.S. government’s involvement in amoral activities is inarguable. The people of that nation should know this, prosecution or not, and should be more suspect of their government and the other powerful individuals that run the country.

    Oh, and cjsavvy, you aren’t going to help change anyone’s mind by being a dick. Represent your opinion better.

  9. Sparky Says:

    This really is pretty interesting and could possibly be right. I’m not saying, though, that the government had anything to do with it. Unless there was actual conclusive evidence that they were involved I’m not going to believe it. There’s a lot of crap surfacing all over the internet and this might possibly hold some water.

  10. Gern Says:

    Gringo, your conclusion is perhaps preemptive, but your willingness to see this through is admirable.

    What kind of spineless idiot declares the greatest tragedy on US soil unsolvable and buries their head in the sand, but feels strongly enough about that position to comment and mock others for their motivation to find a solution? If someone is passionate about pursuing a line of inquiry, what makes you passionate about not giving a hoot?

    Please disperse, there’s nothing to see here…

    People. Get curious. Don’t be sheep.

  11. Jessi Says:

    This is the content of the link, it clearly states volume 2, 2009, when I clicked it – it lead me to this, yes it does state that thermite was present.

    None of us know what happened and who did it, but there is a lot of evidence supporting the fact that we are not being told the truth.

    Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
    pp.7-31 (25) Authors: Niels H. Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven E. Jones, Kevin R. Ryan, Frank M. Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James R. Gourley, Bradley R. Larsen
    doi: 10.2174/1874412500902010007

    Abstract:

    We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center. Examination of four of these samples, collected from separate sites, is reported in this paper. These red/gray chips show marked similarities in all four samples. One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later. The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The red material contains grains approximately 100 nm across which are largely iron oxide, while aluminum is contained in tiny plate-like structures. Separation of components using methyl ethyl ketone demonstrated that elemental aluminum is present. The iron oxide and aluminum are intimately mixed in the red material. When ignited in a DSC device the chips exhibit large but narrow exotherms occurring at approximately 430 °C, far below the normal ignition temperature for conventional thermite. Numerous iron-rich spheres are clearly observed in the residue following the ignition of these peculiar red/gray chips. The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

    Keywords: JScanning electron microscopy, X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy, Differential scanning calorimetry, DSC analysis, World Trade Center, WTC dust, 9/11, Iron-rich microspheres, Thermite, Super-thermite, Energetic nanocomposites, Nano-thermite

  12. DebbieKat Says:

    In addition to this, what ever happened to the investigation into who shorted all the airline stocks before this occurred? I remember Dennis Kucinich was pursuing it, but I assume it went nowhere? Why is this information so hard to find? There should be excellent records as to who shorted the stock, no?

  13. Julia Erickson Says:

    http://www.bentham.org/open/tocpj/openaccess2.htm link to journal where article published

    there was another article about water hyacinths – source of confusion for someone.

  14. Gabriel Says:

    I’m confused. Why would terrorists bother to go to all the trouble hijacking 3 planes when they had already gone to all the trouble of somehow avoiding all WTC security and workers, rigging the entire building with not-proven-to-even-exist-in-2001 nano-thermite devices, and somehow concealing the thousands of pounds of explosives necessary to do the job from discovery for all the months or years it would have taken to rig it all up?

    Why bother hijacking when they could have just demolished the buildings, probably killing even more people, because no one would have had the warning created by the crashes to evacuate?

    Also, how do you convince non-Islamic terrorists, who don’t believe they have 72 virgins waiting for them in heaven to kill themselves and thousands of other people?

    Other tan that, that’s one hell of a theory you’ve got there. I’m absolutely stunned that no one is taking it seriously.

  15. Gabriel Says:

    Correction: They hijacked four planes.

  16. pariah Says:

    The bottom line is that nothing will come of any of this. This country and the controlling powers are far too corrupt and connected. Things are hopeless for the US. The only way this can be sorted out and remedied would be a revolution and destruction of the government. These assholes have their fingers on “the buttons” and they have/will stop at nothing to maintain their power, wealth and control. The world should fear our country. Tienanmen Square was nothing compared to this event and it’s ramifications. But this is just my opinion and I may be wrong.

  17. dreams as evidence Says:

    Ckeck what John Lear has to say. He comes from a big aviation—C.I.A. background; his father invented the Lear Jet.

    He says that “holograms, not planes were observed, but that MICRONUKES took down the towers…..God knows what kind of exact cocktail took down the towers; one thing is sure……The government’s full of arrogant, coked – up KILLERS and it’s time to stop playing with these little prix.

    Lear also mentions that the pilots who know better are not in any position to “out the gov. ” by themselves…we’ve got to stand behind them.

  18. david davidson Says:

    the funny part is that, regardless of how much evidence people ‘find,’ nothing will be done; the American people are not patriotically united; everyone is out for themselves, everyone is too wrapped up in their own issues to seek change. Its a sedated society, so many people complained about the previous president, yet…LOL…. he stayed in office for the next FULL 4 years… anyone care to explain?

  19. DebbieKat Says:

    @David Davidson: It wasn’t for lack of some of us trying… I was incredibly discouraged when the Democrats took control in 2006 and Pelosi declared impeachment off the table. It led to me no longer supporting the Democrats. Some of us have been trying, but it’s hard to fight the military-industrial-media-complex. They have a lot more $ than the rest of us. I think Bush was abominable and I can’t believe they didn’t have the guts to fully investigate the administration’s criminal activity. And now Pelosi is pushing a book titled “Know Your Power”. Ironic.

  20. david davidson Says:

    @DebbieKat
    If the people reacted the way people in France might have, there would be big changes. lol, when people are unhappy, EVERYONE takes initiative… imagine having a nation-wide strike across all sectors; thats the kind of things that would happen there.

  21. DebbieKat Says:

    true enough. personally, i think we need the ni4d. take away some of rep govt’s power.

  22. pariah Says:

    From what I understand, the US people have never voted an incumbent president out of office in time of war. Perhaps that is a feeble excuse for re-electing that piece of shit George W. Bush. FYI, I am a US citizen. In reality, who really knows if the worthless pile of scum really won his re-election. His initial election was fixed and with his family connections I wouldn’t doubt a repeat event. I likewise agree that the people are a bunch of sheep. Consider that our wealth and comfort have been provided by cheap Chinese goods and corrupt mortgage practices. When people live good lives and get what they want and need, I believe that they tend to be complacent about government. I mean why be concerned when the government is providing well for you. This, I believe, is why China is so paranoid about it’s people and exerts such control and abuse. The vast proportion of Chinese live subservient lives. I’ve read that there are over 10,000 uprisings per year in China. Perhaps the economic crisis will precipitate enough dissatisfaction in the US and the people will get off their fat asses and do something. Having said that, I remain very pessimistic of any changes.

  23. david davidson Says:

    well, hopefully, the economic crisis will somehow unite people… ha ha ha

  24. MishyMe Says:

    Who is to say that the people who flew the planes into the buildings did not have cohorts who got jobs as maintenance men and painted the stuff on themselves? Some sleeper cell idiots who never knew the murderers flying the planes……I’m just saying that we need more evidence before anyone starts pointing fingers at anyone. If you go into a situation this volitile with unfounded accusations, all you will do is make people defensive and you will never know the truth.

  25. pariah Says:

    MishyMe, I agree that we don’t have all of the information and accusations may be premature. When I finally accepted this act of terror and that 911 was a hoax, I became disturbed and I sought out someone to debunk it as an unfounded, paranoid conspiracy theory. I am a scientist and I haven’t found anyone or any site that could do this and I am open to it being debunked. Indeed, I wish it weren’t so because my security and fundamental democratic ideology came down with those towers. Considering the scope of this hoax and the brilliance behind it, I have become convinced that this would have had to be a government/military operation. The coordination of 4 airplanes with nanotech, experimental explosives seems far beyond the means of any Islamic terrorist group. Why would Osama Bin Laden not take complete credit for the attack and brag of his demolition skills bringing down all of the buildings? Do we really know that any people were even aboard any of those planes? I’ve tried to use a cell phone at 35,000 feet and it has never worked. Didn’t they claim that the passengers who took down the plane were told by cell phone that the towers were down? Next explain to me how terrorists could evacuate those buildings to place the explosives and empty out building 7 before it came down protecting government workers. Then there is the media cover up. This is just too big to believe sleeper cells are capable of. Who has benefited from this the most? There is your answer. Just follow the money and you have your truth. Please convince me that this isn’t so. I would sleep easier…

  26. Jeff Smithpeters Says:

    The study has NO credibility. It is published in a Bentham Open Journal. They aren’t peer reviewed. Anyone can start one. These will take ANY article by ANY author if that author pays. Here is the description from the site:

    Important to know about Bentham Open

    Open Access:

    • All articles are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication.

    • Authors publishing with Bentham Open retain the copyright to their work.

    • Under the open access model, there are no subscription charges for users.

    All articles are deposited in at least one major international open digital repository (such as PubMed Central).

  27. Jeff Smithpeters Says:

    Correction to my earlier remark. There appears to be a peer review process for the Open Chemical Physics Journal, but no credentials are offered in the list of members of the editorial board. I’ve never seen a journal that did not list its editorial board’s credentials.

    http://www.bentham.org/open/tocpj/EBM.htm

    I wonder why that is.

  28. AvangionQ Says:

    “The paper ends with the statement, “Based on these observations, we conclude that the red layer of the red/gray chips we have discovered in the WTC dust is active, unreacted thermitic material, incorporating nanotechnology, and is a highly energetic pyrotechnic or explosive material.” … well, that’s news to me — so the next logical question would be, who would have access to nano-thermite?

  29. magog45 Says:

    Sometimes its a conspiracy if you just do nothing

  30. Ray Rosenberger Says:

    Best test in the world to learn the truth. : Kinesiology and it takes less than ten seconds to perform.

  31. charles buchanan Says:

    the real question should be “who,s government”?
    how about a media globalist conjunction that is leadeing up to the establishement and buying into of the anti-christ revived roman empire or euro-union? the chinese and the russians are as much a part of this as any of the euro governments which have an interest of takeing over our country(the usa) by economic collapses fear techniques of terrorism(as in 911) and the comeing pandemic injections that will be carried out to further weaken us and our children so they will not be a fighting force in the years to come(2020-2025)they will not be able to mount a physical war aginst those adversaries except thru space or high tech,because the manpower and the young will be so decimated by disease and economic collapse(also brought on by the media corporate and monetary forces of the euro-union globalists. It has all been propesied correctly in our bible if you care to read and examine the big picture.

    charles buchanan auburn,wa

  32. CHARLES BUCHANAN Says:

    FOLLOW UP:

    a LITTLE MORE RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT AN RQ-1 was most likely the drone used,with hellfire 114 missles that could have been fired at the pentagon after it dropped from 45,000 feet.
    the drone was most likely attached to a larger military unmarked aircraft(which was later seen in the area of pentagon) the two sixteen foot holes in both walls of the three ring pentagon explains this(as well as materiels and nacelle engine parts exiting via the front face of pentagon and takeing out a light pole.
    this drone can be stored in a box on board a C-130 hercules called “the coffin”when not in use or ready to launch on an exterior tripod of the military jet transport(not the c-130)
    both were seen in the vicinity by witnesses on 911,but they did not see a marked 757!!! and a 757 did not crash into the pentagon. whatever hit it was moveing at supersonic and accurate speed.

    — On Wed, 9/16/09, Charles Buchanan wrote:

    From: Charles Buchanan
    Subject: the real pentagon and 911
    To: info6@ken-welch.com
    Cc: nshapiro@WHO.eop.gov, newstips@BLOOMBERG.NET, dj@KEXP.org, osi@fdle.state.fl.us, jeb@jeb.org
    Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 9:43 PM

    it is most likely the rq-4 or a BAE or french made equivalent that slammed into the pentagon,and most likely did have depleted uranium(titanium)in engine(thus the cleanup efforts after the 911 incident. this plane most likely has an engine whose nacelle unit most describes the jtd-8. it was most likely flown from high altitude into the other side of the triple ring of the pentagon and pieces exited the outer part of the ring camera side. light poles and bldg pieces blown outward.
    If this is the case this drone was controlled from either the pentagon as nsa does for its operations in iraq,israel and elsewhere,or from building number-7 for its accurate descent from the plane it was mounted on…into the pentagon.
    the why of 911 is even more important as is the money trail(none of which was followed properly by the commisions)
    the buildings contained evidence of the wrongs of the american-british side in killings and oil manipulations and the gulf war syndrome of the first gulf war,as well as the evidence for ongoing fraud cases on wall st.involveing i am sure the treasury and the SEC. this attack set the precedent for globalist entry into the second gulf war as well as allowing all the fraud to be continued to 2008 and our financial debacle on wall st. whats next? something related to afghanistan pakistan and iraq I am sure in another attack from the air in the usa blamed on those peoples possibly.
    charles,auburn,wa

  33. the real truth! Says:

    Let me get this right, they found aluminum and iron at the site. these are in my car right now ! am I responsible? This stuff is found in my house, shop, truck, yard, kitchen, the paint that I coated my garage with! . by the way there was an oxidizer ( oxygen ) present too! Do you people have a clue what buildings are made of?

  34. Rich Meaden Says:

    Wake up! BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

    DAVID ICKE IS RIGHT

  35. perfectpass Says:

    Create a crisis which necessitates a solution and you have more power and control! That’s how the Feds operate. A single 757 full of fuel would not cause enough heat to melt the steel structure to cause it to collapse like those buildings did. It is obvious what is going on. Wake up America! Wake up!!

  36. Big Al Says:

    Some say the United States Military is the only manufacturer of Nanothermite.

  37. guad Joe Says:

    good article… i hear that the Israeli intel or MOSAD is the primary perp in this massive crime against humanity! But let’s not think that the CIA is innocent or some elements of the DOD and gov’t…the US gov’t has ‘set up’ false flag attacks since the Mexican American War. The Spanish American War was set up on the blowing up of the BB Maine in Havana harbor. The politicians at the time called that war the Splendid Little War. This war basically was the US way of making an Empire…Colonialism. the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba and many others. Spainish empire was slowing down and the USA was starting up…WWI was set up with an assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand in Bosnia… The evil zionist Illuminati set up WWI and they the rich Jew bankers loaned money to BOTH sides of the war. The same thing happened with WWII.. Korean War? that was Stalin of Russia asserting his authority… Vietnam was staged or false flag too… Gulf of Tonkin was staged to say the communists shot at a US destroyer ship… FALSE. another lie to start another war in order for the ZIONIST ILLUMINATI to make money off… 9-11 is NO DIFFERENT. The Zionists have NO SOUL, NO FEAR AND NO REPECT for human life or property… the INTELLIGENCE ORGANIZATIONS of most all countries are constantly looking for an edge and have NO MORALITY whatsoever…9-11 is another instance of staging an incident for gain of the various parties involved… Israel is the main instigator of 9-11 and some elemenets of the CIA are behind the evil as well… Zionism must be stopped… Israel Talmud calls the white race Goyim or pigs. Israeli Talmudic individuals are Satanist or Luciferian. They hate Christians and all organized religion basically. People must understand what is behind this evil… it is pure unadulterated HATE AND EVIL. Luciferian zionist SATANISM is behind this evil and most evil in the world today.. Satanism, Luciferianism IS EVERYWHERE AND IN EVERY society on this planet. the main evil is THE ILLUMINATI. http://www.henrymakow.com or http://www.realzionistnews.com
    keep strong… watch your back and keep the Devil sobs away from yourself and your family.. Good luck…Satan is everywhere.

  38. Karine Says:

    Very intersting to know that one of Dubias relatives worked as a Fire Marshal in said building. No doubt, something other than what was presneted ot us happen that day. I bet one in a million that the Bush’s were behind this all along. Plus look at the hole in the pentagon building – looks more like a rocket that a plan hit. A plane does not make such a disctinct clean hole. Only in America can someone get away with murder and mega cover-up.

  39. charles b Says:

    and what about this next collapse(of the economy,and creating the last phase of ww-3 in the mideast shortly…another false flag. and of course all of this will be paid for out of our pockes and derivatives and commodities speculations and insurance by golman-sachs and AIG,AND OTHER EURO AGENCIES THAT FINANCE MOSTLY THEIR OWN AIRBUS,AND HIGH TECH ESA EQUIPMENT IN SPACE.THEY LET US FIGHT THE WARS AND USE YOUR KIDS BLOOD AND SOON THEY WILL BE RIGHT IN TOUR OWN BACKYARD OWNING YOUR HOMES AS THEY PUSH THEIR LACKEYS ACROSS THE OPEN BORDERS THE NWO CREATED BUSH-CHENEY-OBAMA RAMA AND YES CLINTON. ALL IN ON IT WHILE THEY PALY AND MAKE YOU THE TAXPAYER LOOK LIKE THE RINGLING BROS FOOLS AND SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE THAT YOU ARE. WAKE UP GOLKS

    BOMBSHELL – Whistle Blower Comes Forward With Solid Proof The Price Of Gold And Silver Is Being Manipulated By Major Financial Institutions
    Posted by sakerfa on April 12, 2010

    For a long time many of us have had very serious suspicions that the prices of gold and silver were being highly manipulated. But now, thanks to the mind blowing testimony of one very brave whistle blower, the blatant manipulation of the world gold and silver markets is being blown wide open. What you are about to read below is absolutely staggering. Once the American people learn how incredibly corrupt the world financial system is, it is going to change everything. The government that we are all trusting to guard the integrity of the financial system is failing to do that job. It turns out that the Commodities Futures Trading Commission has been sitting on solid evidence that the elite banking powers have been openly and blatantly manipulating the price of gold and silver. Even though they were basically handed a “smoking gun”, they have done absolutely nothing with it. But now the information has gone public and the CFTC is red-faced.

    Back in November 2009, Andrew Maguire, a former Goldman Sachs silver trader in Goldman’s London office, contacted the CFTC’s Enforcement Division and reported the illegal manipulation of the silver market by traders at JPMorgan Chase.

    Maguire told the CFTC how silver traders at JPMorgan Chase openly bragged about their exploits – including how they sent a signal to the market in advance so that other traders could make a profit during price suppression episodes.

    Traders would recognize these signals and would make money shorting precious metals alongside JPMorgan Chase. Maguire explained to the CFTC how there would routinely be market manipulations at the time of option expiries, during non-farm payroll data releases, during commodities exchange contract rollovers, as well as at other times if it was deemed necessary.

    On February 3rd, Maguire gave the CFTC a two day warning of a market manipulation event by email to Eliud Ramirez, who is a senior investigator for the CFTC’s Enforcement Division.

    Maguire warned Ramirez that the price of precious metals would be suppressed upon the release of non-farm payroll data on February 5th. As the manipulation of the precious metals markets was unfolding on February 5th, Maguire sent additional emails to Ramirez explaining exactly what was going on.

    And it wasn’t just that Maguire predicted that the price would be forced down. It was the level of precision that he was able to communicate to the CFTC that was the most stunning. He warned the CFTC that the price of silver was to be taken down regardless of what happened to the employment numbers and that the price of silver would end up below $15 per ounce. Over the next couple of days, the price of silver was indeed taken down from $16.17 per ounce down to a low of $14.62 per ounce.

    Because of Maguire’s warning, the CFTC was able to watch a crime unfold, right in front of their eyes, in real time.

    So what did the CFTC do about it?

    Nothing.

    Absolutely nothing.

    Which is extremely alarming, because the size of this fraud absolutely dwarfs the Madoff or Enron scandals. In fact, this fraud is so gigantic that it is not even worth comparing to any of the other major financial scandals of recent times.

    But Maguire did not give up. He sent several more emails to the CFTC detailing the open manipulation of the gold and silver markets.

    The CFTC did not reply.

    Finally he sent them a final email: “I have honored my commitment to assist you and keep any information we discuss private, however if you are going to ignore my information I will deem that commitment to have expired.”

    The reply by the CFTC?

    “I have received and reviewed your email communications. Thank you so very much for your observations.”

    No action.

    No acknowledgement that anything was wrong.

    No recognition that a massive crime had been committed.

    Fortunately, that was not the end of it.

    On March 25th, the CFTC held a hearing on alleged manipulation in the gold market by the major banking powers.

    Maguire wanted to testify during that hearing but he was not invited.

    But William Murphy, chairman of Gold Anti-Trust Action (GATA), was invited to testify. GATA has been compiling data on the manipulation of the gold and silver markets for quite a long time now.

    Murphy was only given five minutes to deliver his testimony. He raced through his presentation so that he could get as much information on the record as possible.

    Very curiously, the live television broadcast of the CFTC hearing suffered a technical failure the minute before Murphy began his testimony. The technical failure was corrected the minute after Murphy was finished.

    Coincidence?

    Well, it turns out that there were are lot of coincidences surrounding this hearing.

    But we’ll get to that in a minute.

    When Murphy finished his statement, the panel asked him for some hard proof of market manipulation. Murphy shocked the panel by revealing the name of Maguire and explaining how Maguire had informed the CFTC Enforcement Division of the market manipulation that was taking place by JPMorgan Chase. The CFTC panel seemed stunned by the revelation and seemed reluctant to learn any further and asked nothing else about it.

    Video of Murphy’s revelation to the panel is posted below….

    In another “coincidence”, Maguire and his wife were subsequently injured and hospitalized when their car was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the London suburbs.

    When a bystander who saw the “accident” tried to block the other driver from getting away, the other driver accelerated directly towards the witness, forcing him to leap out of the way to avoid being hit. The hit-and-run driver’s car then hit two additional cars as he left the area.

    But Maguire and his wife were fortunate.

    In the past, other would-be whistle blowers that had evidence regarding the manipulation in the gold and silver markets died in “unusual accidents” before they were able to bring their evidence to light.

    But there were even more “coincidences” surrounding this hearing.

    A week before the hearing, the CFTC announced that they had had a fire in the room where its gold and silver records are held.

    Isn’t that convenient?

    In addition, after the hearing was over, Murphy was contacted by a number of major media outlets for interviews.

    Within 24 hours, every single interview was cancelled.

    Every single one.

    Is that a coincidence too?

    It appears that some very powerful people do not want this information to get out.

    It also shows how corrupt the mainstream media has become.

    This is a story that is so much bigger than the Madoff scandal or the Enron scandal that it is not even funny.

    And yet the mainstream media is avoiding it like the plague.

    But there were additional bombshells that came out during the hearing as well.

    During the hearing it was revealed that the gold manipulators have accumulated a huge short position in gold and that these huge short positions are “naked”, which means that these positions are not hedged.

    These massive short positions have put some of the largest financial institutions in the world in an extremely vulnerable position.

    In addition, it has now come out that most “gold” that is traded is not backed by the actual metal itself. For years, most people have assumed that the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), the world’s largest gold market, had actual gold to back up the massive “gold deposits” at the major LBMA banks.

    But that is not the case.

    People are now realizing that there is very little actual gold in the LBMA system.

    When people think they are buying “gold”, they are actually just buying pieces of paper that say they own gold.

    In fact, during the CFTC hearings, Jeffrey Christian of CPM Group confirmed that the LBMA banks actually have approximately a hundred times more gold deposits than actual gold bullion.

    Uh oh.

    So what happens if everyone decides that they want actual physical delivery of their gold?

    It would be such a mess that it is painful even to think about it.

    The truth is that right now most of the trading activities on the London exchange are just paper for paper.

    But people get into gold because they want to be in a real commodity.

    In fact, there are thousands of clients around the globe who think they own huge deposits of gold bullion, and are being charged large storage fees on that imaginary bullion, but what they really own are a bunch of pieces of paper.

    If there comes a time when everyone starts asking for their gold it is going to create a squeeze of unimaginable proportions.

    Maguire explains this situation this way: “for 100 customers who show up there is only one guy who is going to get his gold or silver and there’s 99 who will be disappointed, so without any new money coming into the market, just asking for that gold and silver will create a default.”

    The truth is that it is absolutely impossible for the LBMA to ever deliver all the gold and silver owed to the owners of contracts.

    Yes, it is a gigantic mess.

    But this type of things is not entirely unprecedented. For example, Morgan Stanley paid out several million dollars back in 2007 to settle claims that it had charged 22,000 clients storage fees on silver bullion that did not exist.

    But the scale of the fraud going on now is absolutely mind blowing. The following video contains footage from the hearing related to these issues….

    So what is the bottom line?

    The bottom line is that the precious metals markets are cesspools of fraud and manipulation.

    The markets have been suppressed by the major financial institutions for years, and this has created the potential for a “squeeze” in the precious metals markets that could send the prices of gold and silver into the stratosphere.

    You see, the reality is that there would be no gold left in the entire world if all the Gold ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) asked for physical delivery.

    Are you starting to get the picture?

    In fact, Maguire claims that the naked short selling scam by the major financial institutions is well into the trillions of dollars, making it by far the biggest financial fraud in history.

    Maguire calls what has been going on “financial terrorism”, and he accuses the financial institutions involved in this fraud of “treason” for putting national security at risk.

    And national security is at risk.

    Because if the true extent of this fraud comes out, it could collapse the entire financial system.

    If you have never heard an interview with Andrew Maguire, we encourage you to listen to the audio interview posted below. It will really open your eyes to what is going on in the precious metals markets….

    The Century’s Biggest Fraud Revealed

    This is one of the biggest financial stories of the decade. Because it is complex, most Americans will not understand it. But the fraud and manipulation in the gold and silver markets has the potential to cause a massive economic collapse even without all of the other factors talked about on this blog.

    Some very powerful people have been doing some really, really bad things. Once people understand the truth, they will never look at the financial markets the same way again. Already, faith in the major financial institutions of this country has been shaken by revelations about what has been going on over at Goldman Sachs. The American people have no more appetite for any more financial scandals or for any more Wall Street bailouts. But if the fraud and manipulation taking place in the precious metal markets ever gets totally exposed it will change the U.S. financial system forever.

    Please get this information out to as many people as you can. There are a number of very powerful people who are not going to be pleased that sites like this are attempting to get the truth about this massive scandal out.

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