[Bald Eagle] Folks, with the obvious silence from all the intel people my guess is that we are finally really getting to the end of this!! Hang in there!! JMO :-
Alliken: We are all wondering what prevented or delayed release of the 800 #,, I imagine the vast sums traded between countries and wealthy in the know individuals truly could be so enormous and of the highest priority of national security that as always in gov't functions, it always takes longer that expected, so I chalk it up to normal bureaucratic incompetence inherent in all systems, the human factor of inefficiency.
This thing will work out, 190 countries, 190 different languages, many directly at odds and not cooperative.... not to mention the opportunities for graft, embezzlement, theft, inside trade, multitude of scams...... amazing that success is imminent, come rv!!
[lynnkit] I feel that Tony's silence is a good thing. He already told us on Wed. call that they told him no more date (time frame) and rates, so there is really nothing he could give us in a blast, and,I have a strong feeling that they have told him to just keep silent about the details and let it happen. I feel good about it. It's not like him to not give us a blast, I think it's a good sign.....Go RV
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Fisherman1: I am at 190% and this is real and in our sights, I sit and watched the other sites take their punches yesterday, IT IS VERY OBVIOUS that all of us are on the right site and with the correct leader, TONY AND TNT is the only place that you will get the best up to date infi. HE cant push the button and I cant EITHER, we all have the same GOAL and it TRULY IS UPON US. 190% and if IWERE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, I would, and I am on SET< READY< GO> STAY READY, YHIS IS NOT A DRILL, OL Fish loves you all.
Fisherman1: AS i get more credible info , I will pass it along, STAY FOCUSED, STAY READY, THIS IS REAL, THIS IS NOT A DRILL OR HOPIUM!!! We have never, ever, been this close.
PennyPincher: fisherman1 we have had plenty of DRILLS I hope this is the real one this time.
[redhead1] I really do not believe the PTB's and elite are the holdup on this RV - for whatever reason the politicans have chosen not to release it - the elite could not exchange for cash without a posted rate - we have no choice but to wait until release
[sgwmax] I've been fortunate enough to be privy to some high level fortune 100 businesses, and the level of detail would make your head hurt... And this makes that look like a board game... The horse trading going on at the table would make your head spin... Theses guys are playing hardball... It is what it is.
[redhead1] sgwmax - I think you are right - either it is hardball or these people have shown themselves to be incompetent in getting this revaluation done - I have said before - this is not in Legarde's hands- she does not have that power
[sgwmax] Red... You have no idea... They know the script like the alphabet... Tony and Mr DC even said so when they stated the focus shifted to us... When before this RV, and our seat at this table was a nuisance... And a source of amusement... It's not about us, but I promise you, they know each and every one of us on this board...
[logos12] I just looked up what day of the week 3/24/1991 was on Outlook...according to the article from the NY Times, Kuwait revalued their dinar on a SUNDAY...wow, there is still hope for this weekend (beer)
Kuwait Reval 3/24/1991 (it was a Sunday)
Kuwait Reval 3/25/1991 NYT article ( I printed this off for my files on 3/22/2011)
AFTER THE WAR; No Electricity but Ku…
March 25, 1991 AFTER THE WAR
AFTER THE WAR; No Electricity but Kuwait Reopens Its Banks
By DONATELLA LORCH, Special to The New York Times
KUWAIT CITY, March 24— It still has no water and little electricity or food, but Kuwait revived its banking system today, introducing a new currency.
Banks reopened for the first time since Iraqi occupation forces shut them down in December. Thousands of people lined up to exchange their old Kuwaiti dinars for crisp new ones and to withdraw a limited amount of money.
Without electricity, the banks services were slow, limited to money exchange and withdrawal. There was no telex, no electronic money transfer and no telephones. The computers were unusable, so all transactions had to be entered by hand.
"It's like going back 20 years," said Mohammed al-Y ahya, the manager of the Commercial Bank of Kuwait, the nation's second-largest bank. Seized Dinars Canceled
The Central Bank is canceling the value of Kuwaiti dinars that were seized from the Central Bank and put into circulation by the Iraqis. The invalid serial numbers were posted today in front of all banks in the city.
All other old dinars can be exchanged for new ones on a one-to-one rate until May 7, when the old dinars become invalid. The new official exchange rate is 3.47 American dollars for one newKuwaiti dinar.
Although it is severly handicapped without electricity, the Commercial Bank, like many other major banks, was able to open for business because its records had been saved from the Iraqis. Mr. Yahya hid the bank's balance sheets in his home and sent its computer records to London via Syria with an Indian employee, who packed the tapes into the back of a trailer.
The banks also face serious personnel shortages. Only 11 of the Commercial Bank's 35 branches opened today, with 137 out of 1,300 workers.
Before the Iraqi invasion, only 17 percent of the bank's staff was Kuwaiti. Many of the foreign workers -- Jordanians, Palestinians and Indians -- fled and now cannot re-enter the country.
For those exchanging money today, there was little they could buy in Kuwait. Many of those in line said they planned to use their money for vacations or for shopping trips to Saudi Arabia to buy generators and food.
"I need to get away from this pressure," said Abdul Mohammed Hussein, a computer engineer in his early 40's who said he was withdrawing 1,500 new dinars to take a vacation in the United Arab Emirates. "Everywhere you go you find lines. At the supermarket, you find lines. To get petrol for the car, you find lines."
Abdul Hamed al-Atar, a 50-year-old retired Interior Ministry official, said this was the first time he had set foot in a bank since September, and he seemed relieved. "Kuwaits always keep a lot of cash with them," he said as he was handed crisp new piles of money that he stuffed into a small bag.
"It's a comfort to have money in my hands."
As Kuwaiti banks opened for the first time in months, a group waited in line to change old banknotes for new. New currency was printed to replace stocks of previous notes looted during the Iraqi occupation. (Agence France-Presse)