This may not be just an issue of seizing war booty. Gold represents a serious competitor to the central banks’ paper currency scheme. Removing as much as possible from circulation would certainly suit their interests. See the article below the video below.
The US military has made another deal with Daesh (ISIS)* involving dozens of tonnes of gold in exchange for safe passage for militants and commanders in Deir ez-Zor Province, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) has reported, citing local sources.
According to SANA’s information, US helicopters transported a cache of gold bullion under the cover of night on Sunday, with the gold earlier stored in the al-Baghouz area of the Deir ez-Zor countryside where the terrorists were holed up.
According to SANA’s estimates, the US has now transferred a total of about 50 tonnes of the precious metal (worth about $2.13 billion as of this writing) out of Syria. Daesh is thought to have accumulated the gold through its campaign of plunder and terror across Syria and Iraq between 2015 and 2017.
Earlier, eyewitnesses claimed that US military helicopters airlifted large boxes full of gold captured by the terrorists from al-Dashisha in al-Hasakah province in an alleged deal under which the US “spared hundreds of Daesh field commanders and fighters” in exchange for the loot.
The US military has not commented on the Syrian media’s reporting….
Bank Of England Refuses To Release Venezuela’s Gold
Three days ago, when we reported that following Trump’s latest sanctions targeting Venezuela’s gold sector president Maduro was seeking to repatriate all of Venezuela’s gold – some 14 tons – held at the Bank of England, we cautioned that since the BoE “sought to clarify what Venezuela wants to do with the gold”, this suggested that despite Venezuela being the rightful owner of this gold, Venezuela was about to face challenges in getting it back.
Today, the worst case – for Venezuela’s president – was confirmed, when the Times reported that the Bank of England has “refused to release the gold bars” worth just over $550 million to President Nicolas Maduro.…