Thursday, August 23, 2012

12-08-24 Dispatch from Zion Square, Wed Aug 22, Thurs Aug 23

Panoramic view of Zion Square, August 17, 2012, 00:33,20, immediately after the lynching/porgrom 

Wed  Aug 22

In my presence, two older shop owners were indoctrinating a younger shop owner never to say anything about what took place in the square last week.

One of them also told the story of an older shop owner, who suffered retribution in the past on political background.  The older shop owners also explicitly stated that they were concerned about retribution.

During the week, police also went around and asked the shopowners if they had any security cameras that showed any of the events.  The shop owners said that there were none.  But one can also see this as indoctrination by police.

Thurs Aug 23
10.00pm - 2:00 police car parked in the square, this time with live policemen in uniform standing next to it.  Two mounted police as well.

2:00am - the two mounted police left.

2:30am - two undercover police stopped two peaceful Arab youths, checked their IDs and took their photographs.  No violence by the police on the Arabs, and no dragging the Arabs into a staircase.

3:00 - one uniformed policemen remained, sitting in the big truck drinking coffee.  Jewish youth are yelling loudly, he appears not to notice it. 

In the incident with the two Arab youths late Thursday night, I tried to give the two victims candies, as I often do with visitors to the Square (in part sponsored by a candy store owner).  The undercover police showed me their badges, told me "Police", I told them "I know", and they stopped me from giving the kids the candies.

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12-08-22 Swiss Central Bank - where are the huge reserves coming from???

The report, linked below, also shows that since the onset of the current crisis (2008), reserves of the Swiss Central Bank have increased 7-fold!

That more or less answers the question, where the billions and trillions, stolen from the People, are deposited.

[1] Swiss central bank keeps critics at bay 

12-08-22 Central banks - US v Switzerland

Swiss National Bank 
Swiss National Bank, Bern

Linked below is a report from the Financial Times, regarding conduct of the Swiss Central Bank under the current crisis.  The Swiss have their own share of corruption. E.g.,  the President of the Central Bank has recently resigned, after it was discovered that his wife was secretly speculating on currency futures, based on his future actions relative to the SF exchange rate.

The most interesting part in the recent article was the following:

Swiss politicians are sensitive to their central bank's profitability because Switzerland's 26 cantons are its main shareholders. For the smaller cantons in particular, the SNB's dividends have been an important source of funds.
It appears that the Swiss Central Bank operates like a credit union, where the Cantons are the main shareholders, who benefit from the profits.  Obviously, if you read the full article, you learn that the Swiss Central Bank therefore is required to issue routine reports to the shareholders. 

One must wonder how the US managed for so many years to maintain a central bank owned and managed by bankers, under strict confidentiality, with no accountability to the People.

[1] Swiss central bank keeps critics at bay 

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