Skip to comments.Rep. Kanjorski: $550 Billion Disappeared in "Electronic Run On the Banks" ( Sept 15,2008)
Posted on 02/16/2009 6:42:56 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
At 2 minutes, 20 seconds into this C-Span video clip, Rep. Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvania explains how the Federal Reserve told Congress members about a "tremendous draw-down of money market accounts in the United States, to the tune of $550 billion dollars." According to Kanjorski, this electronic transfer occured over the period of an hour or two.
Here is a transcript of what Kanjorski says in the video:
"On Thursday Sept 15, 2008 at roughly 11 AM The Federal Reserve noticed a tremendous draw down of money market accounts in the USA to the tune of $550 Billion dollars in a matter of an hour or two.
Money was being removed electronically.
The treasury tried to help with $150 Billion.
But could not stem the tide.
It was an electronic run on the banks
The treasury intervened but had they not closed down the accounts they estimated that by 2 PM that afternoon. Within 3 hours. $5.5 Trillion would have been withdrawled and collapsed and within 24 hours the world economy."
Kanjorski does not provide further details.
A Google search to verify this produces zero results.
(Excerpt) Read more at liveleak.com ...
That money had to go somewhere... it didn’t just vanish.
See the Video at Live Leak...
When we are talking about “digital dollars” it can just vanish in cyberspace.
Southerners I bet
The triggering of the October Surprise to beat all October Surprises?
Minor detail, Thursday was Sept. 18, not Sept. 15.
I’d rather be with a bunch of ‘Southerners’ than one snobby northeasterner.
Earlier Thread? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2183367/posts
So would I. I just loved the “withdrawled”.
One theory I read was that it was the Thursday of Sept. 11.
Has anyone traced the cash Obysmal spent on his campaign? I heard it was over half a billion.
I have read other stories that put it on Sept. 18.
To me, common sense would put it on Sept 18. Certainly he would remember if it was the 11th.
Who’s account did it come out of? Where did it go. It should be relatively easy to trace.
Did it just dissappear? Can it happen again?
Too many unanswered questions and no one seems to be trying to get answers.
It came out of my account, and I WANT IT BACK.
It WAS Sept. 18 and it was a direct result of the failure of Lehman Bros. on the 15th. That precipitated a Money Market Mutual fund to “break the buck” given their exposure to Lehman Bros. What followed was many institutional AND retail (average Joes) investors to simply MOVE out of one type of Money Market funds to a US Treasury Money Market fund comprised entirely of US Treasury securities.This is why in short order the yield on these short term US Treasury securities went close to zero,then slightly below zero yield. People were saying “I want return OF capital more than return on capital.”
Please know I am a devout conservative, deeply concerned about the current government and worried sick about our country’s future, but this was NOT an October surpirse OR George Soros or anything else malicious. It was simply a result of the mortgage meltdown and mortgage securities owned by Bear Stearns which failed in March and then Lehman Bros. Keep in mind at about the same time the government took over Fannie and Freddie and AIG.
I am absolutely convinced this was caused by Democraps on the Banking committee giving insider intel to Hedge Fund managers ... Charles Schumer comes to mind, and his sparking the run on Indymac to get the financial ciris rolling in time for the fall election cycle.
9/11/2008 CATASTROPHIC FINANCIAL TERRORIST ATTACK CAUSED ECONOMIC MELTDOWN
See that thread for a longer discussion about: on which day what funds were affected, what the actual sequence of events was, how the weekend affected Wall Street’s reaction to news on Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday.
Freeper philman_36 has some amazing research.
Now we have a new date....
This blogger seems to think the Kanjorski story is fiction. I’m not taking sides, just throwing it out.
This was a Financial Terrorist Attack on the seventh anniversary of 9/11. Aren't the American people entitled to know who was behind the run on the banks?
Why was this kept from the American people before the most important election in US history? And why did Obama treat it as an unimportant incident - accusing McCain of grandstanding when McCain left the campaign trail and flew to Washington? Remember what President Hussein said? "They'll call me if they need me."
FLASHBACK: "Call me if you need me"
The wicked prick wasn’t even voting ‘present’ don’tchaknow.
could be. now join my FaceBook
[This was a Financial Terrorist Attack on the seventh anniversary of 9/11]
Thanks again Ernest. I am shocked to learn the date this happened. Think I’ve had enough ‘stimulus’ for the night and am headed for bed!
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Can anyone with the skills and experience comment on the potential meanings of all this?
I do not know what is going on here, and I don’t think I want to.
Someone, apparently someone in Asia, wants dollars. A LOT of dollars. There is a forced-liquidation event underway that is massive, it is against all asset classes and it is spreading.
It originated at approximately 7:15 CT this evening and originated out of Asia somewhere. All of the primary currency crosses got hit at once - Euro, Pound, Yen - all weakened dramatically against the dollar and it is still going on. The Asian stock markets got walloped at the same time in coordinated waves of forced selling.
At the same time the US futures markets got nailed as well, down some six handles on the /ES in a near-vertical drop. While this sounds “not that big” to move these markets in a coordinated fashion like this is a trillion-dollar enterprise - this is not some small company that went bankrupt, or even a large company.
There is no news coverage at the present time identifying the source of this but it is not small and contrary to some reports it is not “automatic selling”; this is forced liquidation.
Folks, if this translates into Eastern Europe where there are severe instabilities already brewing literally everything in the financial world could come apart “all at once.”
The worse news is that if this happens Bernanke will have killed us (in the US) by extending those swap lines all over the planet during the last six months. These will become utterly uncollectable and they are massive, in the many hundreds of billions of dollars.
To those who are reading this, I hope if you’re in the markets you are prepared for extreme levels of violence. You must expect that the authorities will try to arrest the destruction if they are able, but you must also be prepared for the possibility that we have reached a “critical mass” point beyond which “duck and cover” is the only winning strategy.
That comes from Karl Denninger.
Will this reverse before our markets open in the morning, or are we going to see something really ugly??
I don’t know, only time will tell
A thread of it’s own just got posted here:
That was my first thought on the other thread...but Live Leak has a video clip...
Why? Because it comes out of a politicians mouth? I don’t think he was even on any financial committees. It’s not like he has any inside information that I can see.
Can you imagine this story staying under wraps for five months?
Can anyone with the skills and experience comment on the potential meanings of all this?
If Karl dont know nobody knows, I have been reading his site for while now and been expecting something big.
The European problems with the Eastern-bloc albatross are not going away. If not tomorrow, soon enough.
Therefore what, Dear Heart?
What in terms of the average American?
What in terms of us folks going overseas in behalf of The Gospel?
What in terms of world stability in general?
Your guesses and conjectures would be appreciated.
Hmmmm. Maybe I missed his summary.
Did he speculate any that I missed?
Do you know any Spirit-filled prophetic type Christian who’s up on all this?
sorry, I’m ignorant of that term or name.
Could you please elaborate?
EatB, Kristinn, Bob, Jim, all:
“Maggie” of Maggie’s Notebook, Jim Simpson (”...Manufactured Crisis”), and I are stirring up a bit of a campaign to call members of the Kanjorski committee (and other Congressmen/women). Can you/FReepers help?
Please see these articles:
Please FReepmail me or send to arlenwilliams”at”yahoo.com, if you would like further information about how we can try to get information from Congress. Rub Kanjorski’s face in it, if he was blowing smoke, or find out where he was telling the truth.
You may also wish to see the comments succeding these articles.
Thanks for the ping!
Christ have mercy.
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