CFTC Confirms Its Complicity

Wed, Sep 25, 2013 - 12:37pm

In what can't be termed a surprise, Reuters reports today that the CFTC is prepared to close it's silver investigation.

In the end, why should this surprise anyone? They've covered up the manipulation for five years. If they were to act now, they would be opening themselves to liability based upon their inaction. All they can do now is cover up and hope that the entire issue slips away into irrelevance.

The institutions of government are hopelessly corrupt. I believe fear know now that we are too far down the path of tyranny and corporate fascism to ever be rescued.


From Reuters:

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Wednesday said it has closed its long-running investigation into complaints about manipulation in the silver markets, and is not recommending charges.
The CFTC publicly confirmed the probe in September 2008. At the time, the agency had received complaints about whether the silver futures contracts traded on the Commodity Exchange Inc (COMEX) were being manipulated.
"Based upon the law and evidence as they exist at this time, there is not a viable basis to bring an enforcement action with respect to any firm or its employees related to our investigation of silver markets," the CFTC said in a statement.

The full CFTC statement is here:

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Sep 25, 2013 - 1:42pm

TF, et al., CFTC Corruption - What to Do Now

The frustration is duly noted. The realization by TF et al., that the CFTC is a corrupt entity, that the entire fiat system is replete with corruption, inherently so, that we, as a society of law-abiding citizens who used to believe in the rule of law because it actually meant something, have passed the tipping point and are doomed to endure continual, endless corruption and manipulation by the elites until the bitter end, is a sight to behold indeed.

About time, I say.

The corruption is so patently apparent as to be laughable at this point, and the sooner one is able to grasp this central tenant, the easier it becomes to prepare and position for the inevitable.

Long ago I said, repeatedly, that Chilton is a positioned stooge. Comparing Chilton's credentials to any of the elites' credentials, at once creates an instant understanding that Chilton was "installed" to be a mouthpiece for the elite.

CFTC is just part of the plan, like the PPT, the Fed, et al. So, relax. Nothing new to see.

The whistleblowers, on the other hand, that is something to talk about, and which will be the subject of my post of later today.

Prepare accordingly.

Sep 25, 2013 - 1:42pm

To the coin shop I go.

To the coin shop I go.

Sep 25, 2013 - 1:43pm


Divulge what you can because at this point the investigation appears to be over and dead in the water.

It appears this has ended in one big anti-climatic fizzle with the fear of loss of life or well being not probable.

Why cling to silence at this point? It's over.

Sep 25, 2013 - 1:44pm

Will we hear from Chilton?

I guess in the next week or two we will learn if Chilton really is a good guy like Andy thinks or just another go along to get along douche bag not wanting to lose his job and benefits.

Sep 25, 2013 - 1:45pm

Be very afraid if you are a WB

Because the government really does not want to hear your story. If the bankers don't like it either..... better consider moving to China or Russia very fast.

Sad day for Americans who used to believe in a "free" republic. Now, it obviously only applies to the few. And you know what is worse?



Sep 25, 2013 - 1:47pm


ggnewmex, you believe they don't care what we think? Did you miss the story on the NSA?

Sep 25, 2013 - 1:48pm

Historical perspective

To keep my sanity, I began re-reading some of the classics, and am currently around Canto 17 in Dante's Inferno where "usurers" (bankers) are spoken of. Even back in the 14th century the world was plagued by corrupt bankers who perverted "art" (production) and contributed not one whit to the good of the world. Dante considered these people worse than violent murderers as they waged unceasing violence against all their neighbors, thus he placed them in lowest portion of the 7th circle of Hell.

Some thing never change.

Sep 25, 2013 - 1:49pm

Next false flag--Hoover Dam?

Not sure if this guy is legit or not . . . this link sent to me by another watcher.

Sep 25, 2013 - 1:52pm


Apparently not?? The one where they track everything word we speak or type? Yeah, I know that one, but seems like they are doing it more and more anyway.

It is just so frustrating! you all know that. May of 2011, 50% of annual production sold in 3 min at 3 in the morning. THAT is considered normal?


I just think I may have to start buying again, and encourage others to do the same

Sep 25, 2013 - 1:53pm

Will Bart Chilton come forward?

According to Andrew Maguire, in the interview with Max Keizer, Bart Chilton from the CTFC would go public himself if the investigation would be stopped or lead to nothing. Let's see if he has the balls to come forward. Otherwise he is just the front for the CTFC as many already expect.

Edit: sorry Keg, didn't see your post. I agree 100%.

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