Skip to comments.The Japanese Bond Smugglers Are Missing
Posted on 06/17/2009 9:31:51 PM PDT by FromLori
A reporter is sent to Italy to learn more about the bond smuggling story. But nobody knows where the two men are.
At least the Japanese press is sitll interested in story of the two Japanese men caugh withs ome $134.5 billion in (presumably fake) US bearer bonds.
We can't read Japanese, and Google Translate isn't particularly helpful, but a reader informs us that the gist of this story is that a newspaper sent a reporter to Como, Italy and found that the men had been released, with their whereabouts unknown.
Now, the easiest, most-benign explanation for this whole thing is that it's just a counterfeiting scheme. Fine, but then why do you let them go without tracking their whereabouts.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
obviously, there’s nothing to see here........... right...
Yup. We don't need to know...Obama will take care of it.
We just need to go back to work now and mind our own business.
This story just keeps getting better every day.
If they were counterfeit, that would be a crime, and they would not have been released.
Logical conclusion: They were the real deal, and the men were released no doubt with a little urging from the Japanese embassy there.
Or the American Embassy?
I think that 0’s bosses took care of it.
It's gone from strange to downright sublime.
These guys get caught crossing the border with 134 BILLION in U.S. bonds and they're just "released?"
What planet is this? I need to stop reading here.
They went missing, eh? Just like our money, our future, our country. /pessimism
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Unless certain Sicilian families were involved. Then one phone call to the right person in the police would open the jail doors.
I'm still betting on real bonds which some country is trying to dump but doesn't want to start a panic before they get out of US bonds.
I wonder if the Italians got to keep (by their law) 30% of the seized value? (I think it’s 30%)
Well, there’s obviously more to the story than what is being told.
I don’t know what to make of it. From a persepctive of an American who holds at least some US currency, I’d probably hope they’re forgeries.
If they’re real, watch out...
If the story at the top of the thread is true, you win your bet."
That can be the only plausible explanation - they were real bonds that some HUGE bond-holding nation was unloading legally (but off the open market), therefore no actual crime was committed.
I'm thinking that if the story is true, they have to be real bonds. See my previous post.
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