Here us interesting link regarding gold reserves per capita, broken down by the top countries which hold gold, as of March 2011. The link is at: http://www.wealthwire.com/news/metals/1093
We are talking about physical hard asset gold reserves that each country holds in tons, and then broken down in the amount per person. You get that figure by dividing the total by the amount of people in that country.
I dug up a list that included far more countries from the years 2006/2007. Please note, at that time, where Libya is at #4 at the following link: http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/eco_res_of_for_exc_and_gol_percap-foreign-exchange-gold-per-capita
If you have both charts up on your screen and compare them in 2007 vs. 2011, it is very interesting. It's pre financial meltdown and post financial meltdown and the order of the winners and losers made some big changes.
While we are on the subject of Libya, I found this video to be very interesting. It originated from LiveLeak titled: 'Gaddafi's Billions' Confiscation Scam - 'Where's Libya's Gold?" at:
The reporter in the above video asks viewers to consider whether or not freezing Libya's assets was possibly a case of financial terrorism or, America being a superhero? It's a great question.
Now go watch this Bloomberg news video from the official Bloomberg YouTube channel. The video titled: Rickards Says Libya's Gold Bullion May Never Be Found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_LjXW9bvU0
I have been following this case, studying talking point memos regurgitated by U.S. mainstream media, as well as by numerous alternative media outlets such as Democracy Now!, Al Jazeera, LiveLeak and from newsletters from people like former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney who has numerous contacts on the ground in Libya, Africa and other Arab countries whom she quotes often.
Using Libya's assets, after being frozen/stolen, "as leverage", as the pundit in the Bloomberg video said, has led me to believe, we as Americans should look at our own government as having acted as possible financial terrorists. The U.S. always like to point the finger and create lists such as the Axis of Evil, without really taking into account it's own actions which have been and are a form of terror. Feel free to write if you can't think of any.
What Congress has done, by allowing our monetary system to be changed via The Federal Reserve at of 1913 is financial terrorism against all American people. The question must be asked, in terms of monetary policy as well as foreign policy: Who is the real terrorist?
It is well known that Libya had plans to introduce the African Gold Dinar as currency. In the U.S., gold and silver was what the founders called money and it was prescribed for America to abide by that. Now, in the U.S., it is illegal to use gold or silver as actual currency. It must be sold first, before the paper can be traded, after so called profits have been taxed. Taxing us on gains that gold made, due to the inflationary tactics of puppet masters in Congress and those who they ceded power to in 1913? This has got to stop. Oh, wait! Ron Paul introduced a bill, the Free Competition in Currency Act of 2011, that would eliminate capital gains taxes on gold and silver coins which are levied at rates of up to 35% for short term and 28% for long-term. Also eliminated would be sales taxes charged by state and local governments on coin and bullion transactions.
"Financial Terrorism" is a subject American people must take a close look at. The sad thing is, Americans should just look in the mirror and really think about that. Only then, will there be the will to take back our country, Congressman by Congressman, until Congress declares the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 as unconstitutional and reverses such perversity.
Who has led the charge to not only audit The Fed, but to actually be willing to say we should End The Fed? The answer is Ron Paul. He even wrote a book titled END THE FED. It's a must read.
It is very sad to me that the media has once again brainwashed the masses to believe that there are only two choices in this upcoming presidential race. BOTH Romney and Obama are the status quo, in my humble opinion. The lesser of the evils argument for one or the other holds no water, for they are both beholding to the Bilderberg Group, The Federal Reserve puppet masters, The Military Industrial Complex, the Council on Foreign Relations, the extreme right wing Zionists who Congress gives billions in cash and weapons to be used collectively against all Palestinians and other narrow interests that share nearly the identical Neoconservative and crony capitalist agenda. The media attempts to paint them to be opposites on chicken feed issues that really mean very little, but create good squabbles for TV ratings.
A vote for either will deliver the same results on the imperialist U.S. led war front, the inflation that will come as a result of the status quo in terms of monetary policy, the harsh treatment of innocent people where our offensive military forces occupy, bringing more hatred toward our country when we need to spread love, not hate. Please consider a vote for a alternative and/or a third party candidate. Ron Paul is one of those alternatives.