WARNING: THIS IS LIKELY A FAKED NEWS REPORT. (No other news outlets are confirming this wild report from the not-Ted-but-Hal Turner Radio Network.*)
Employees of Japan Finance Ministry arrested in Italy trying to smuggle $134 Billion in U.S. Treasuries in suitcases
Friday, 19 June 2009 06:25 TRN Staff
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(Turner Radio Network) – Two Japanese men arrested by Italian Police while trying to smuggle $134 Billion in U.S. Treasury Bonds concealed in suitcases, out of Italy into Switzerland, are employees of the Finance Ministry of Japan.
Turner Radio Network has now confirmed the two men arrested by Italy were trying to secretly dump Bonds that were previously held by the nation of Japan. The men arrested have told Italian police they were ordered to move the Bonds by the government of Japan because the Japanese government has lost faith in the ability of the U.S. government to repay its debts.
Despite assurances from Japanese Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano about Japan’s "absolutely unshakable” confidence in the credibility of the U.S. dollar, it is now confirmed based upon the serial numbers of the Bonds, that the $134 Billion is part of the $686 billion of U.S. debt officially held by Japan.
According to Italian Law Enforcement, authorities originally thought the men were part of the "Yakuza", a Japanese organized crime syndicate similar to the Italian Mafia, which lead officials to believe the Bonds were forgeries But after the men who were arrested were forced to remain in jail for more than a few days, they discarded their cover story and admitted to being employees of the Finance Ministry of Japan…more…
*I looooove fun wacko conspiracy theories about Japan, but it is hard to take this report seriously since the [Hal] Turner Radio Network is a white supremacist venue with their own agenda.
The $134 Billion in U.S. Treasury Bonds most likely were fake and part of a rather over-the-top Pigeon Drop scam— Please lend us $2 million in cash for two days and you can hold these U.S. Treasury Bonds as collateral.