Fort Knox is EMPTY, at least of gold, anyway. One of the main reasons for the security is to keep people from finding out that America has almost no
gold left, and hence nothing to pay off our massive
After the 1929 stock crash, the US GOVT made it a felony to posess gold. You had to turn your gold in to the government, supposedly to fix the
situation which they had actually intentionally manufactured... (Read Milton Friedman's work on the 1929 "deflation" actions by the Fed that halted
our economy by restricting all credit)
After all the gold was turned in and melted down, it was sent off to Ft. Knox (Named after Philander Knox, who worked for the Rockefellers and
Rothschilds in passing an unconstitutional 16th Amendment which was not properly ratified
!!!). As far as any average idiot knew, the gold would
stay there forever.
However, in order to deal with the inflation of the U$D caused by the inflationary measures of the Federal Reserve (which debases the money supply by
creating new money out of nothing) the Central Bank had to sell off all the gold, in a desperate, and futile, attempt to keep the price of gold at
$35. It used to be (Before 1913 when the Federal Reserve Act was passed) that $20 USD could buy one ounce of gold, and hence 1 dollar was 1/20th one
ounce of gold. At the time of Ft. Knox, debasement and inflation were already so bad that the price of gold had "shot up" to $35, which at the time
was unheard of, through all of history.
Most of the Gold went ot private bankers in Europe.
At around the middle of the 1970's, the US came off of the gold standard, completely, in an attempt to dodge our wwI and WWII debts, which still have
not been paid off.
When the U$D left the Bretton Woods "partial-gold standard" in 1975, it once again became legal for US citizens to buy gold. The price of gold shot
up, doubled, tripled, sextupled in no time at all. A hefty profit for those bankers in Europe!!!
There has not been an audit of the gold reserves in Ft. Knox since Eisenhower last ordered one in the 60's. By Federal Law, there must
audit every year...
For more info, please see this other thread on Central Banking and Taxation;
America: Freedom to Fascism topic discusses Video
[edit on 20-11-2006 by sp00n1]