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by David Guyatt
September 2000

from DeepBlackLies Website


  1. Part 1


  2. PART 1.2 – SWISS “GHOSTS”



  4. Part 2

      • PART 2.1 – BIG BANG CIRCA 1954




  7. Part 3


    • PART 3.2 – OPUS DEI

  8. Part 4




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Yet, the world of money holds many more and darker mysteries still. The most startling of these is that the official figures revealing how much gold exists are fabricated. This, it seems, is because it has been determined that there are two sorts of gold. The “white” gold of the West is mined in small quantities and is used as the basis for official purposes. The “black” gold of the Orient is not official and so cannot be allowed to exist on the books” at all. Such are the massive quantities of black gold in existence that had this singular fact ever been publicly disclosed, the price of gold across the world would have plunged to the depths and remained there forever more. This has given rise to two distinct markets for gold. There are official markets that are quoted in the financial press and which appear to be open and above board (but, as we have seen, are not). Then there is the black market. Like gold itself the black market has a long and grimy history. Of this, no period is grimier than the Second World War. Beginning in 1935, Japan set about stripping China of its wealth. This “rape” was extended, with the outbreak of WWII, to include a total of twelve Asian nations. The haul gathered by the Japanese plunder teams was simply beyond belief — gold in quantities never dreamt of. This was black gold, long hoarded by the Chinese. Also stolen were large quantities of silver, platinum, gemstones and irreplaceable religious artifacts, some made from solid gold and, in some instances, embedded with precious stones. Much of this was buried in the Philippines between 1943 and 1945. Altogether, there were 172 Imperial Japanese burial sites stuffed full of plunder. One site, designated as a triple seven (“777″) held gold and other plunder valued by Japanese accountants at 777 billion yen. At prevailing 1945 exchange rates this equated to 200 billion US dollars. Included was an oil barrel packed full of loose diamonds totalling 150,000 carats. There were dozens of Japanese “triple seven” sites dotted around the Philippines. There were also many “triple nine” troves, too, and a long list of smaller ones. Indonesia also held many equally impressive Japanese treasure troves. In the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos was one of those who set about recovering some of this war loot as soon as the Japanese had left. Before Marcos, however, the OSS — the forerunner of the CIA — had already “involved” themselves. Beginning in 1945, OSS operatives chased off a Japanese Golden Lily team and began helping themselves to a triple seven site. The black market gravy train was thus set in motion. By 1984, CIA covert operative General John Singlaub formed a venture called Nippon Star. Singlaub was working with former Reagan NSC staff member Major General Robert Schweitzer — the boss of Colonel Oliver North. This “front” company was expressly founded for the purpose of recovering war gold buried on the Philippines. Others who were later to become involved with Nippon Star included former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John Vessey, and Ray Cline, the former CIA deputy director of operations. After some thought, Singlaub decided that the latter two were too high profile to be included as directors of the company. Essential to Singlaub’s plans was Bob Curtis. A former confidante of Ferdinand Marcos, Curtis possessed copies of the 172 treasure maps made by Japanese cartographers. These showed locations, stated the values of the booty, and made clear what booby traps protected which sites. In 1986, according to Curtis, the Trilateral Commission chased Marcos from office. Curtis has a copy of a Trilateral Commission letter to back up his allegation. The Trilateral group wanted a large hoard of plundered gold that one of Marcos army battalions had spent years recovering in secret. But Marcos disagreed. Three days later, Curtis says, he was overthrown. Marcos fled the Philippines and headed for Hawaii, where US government agents ransacked his aircraft and impounded all his confidential papers. Marcos was a wily person and had taken the opportunity to place copies of his important documents with his mistress. Following Marcos’ death, she handed them over to Curtis, who now boasts an archive of 60,000 documents. Consequently, Curtis can speak with considerable authority of gold-for- cocaine swaps between Marcos and Panama’s Manuel Noriega. Curtis also speaks of gold-for-oil swaps and has discussed with me a series of gold deals for a trillion dollars, each of which involved Baron Krupp of Germany. Krupp’s involvement in black gold dates back a long way, as did his financial accommodations with Adolf Hitler and his deputy Martin Bormann, who may have survived World War II. The last Baron Krupp died in the mid-eighties and, having fathered no children, the direct family line of German gun makers that once made mighty cannon for the Wehrmacht came to an abrupt end. This is no displeasure to me, nor to a great many others, I suspect. What happened to his fortune, however, remains unknown so far as I can determine, except to say it truly was a spectacular fortune. I am fortunate to have an archive of private documents that were acquired from an entirely different and reliable source from those obtained by Bob Curtis. These include confidential documents signed by the late Baron, a financial statement prepared by his Swiss attorney — whom he referred to as “Mein Leiber Bruder” (My Dear Brother — possibly indicating he remained close to the Bormann “Brotherhood” of escaped Nazis) — along with a listing of some of his many bank accounts plus a multi-billion dollar bank draft drawn on a famous German bank. These and many other compelling documents, including Swiss bank bullion accounts for infamous former CIA black operative General Edward Lansdale are amongst those reproduced in my book THE SECRET GOLD TREATY that is now available to purchase via Based on four and a half years of gruelling research, my book goes into considerable detail about Marcos’ gold, the Japanese “Golden Lily” plunder operation and Nazi plans to create a Fourth Reich — financed by plundered gold — under the leadership of Hitler’s deputy, Martin Bormann. It also takes the reader deeply into the shadows of the black gold market, showing who controls it and the chilling plans that are in store for us all

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My involvement with the following events began on a sunny spring day in May 1996 with a telephone call from an Australian, Peter Johnston. He had read an article I had written sometime earlier, that reviewed the Bank of England’s “whitewash” report into the collapse of Barings Bank. Peter clearly felt that my critical examination of the Barings fiasco demonstrated an independence of mind that he believed was necessary to fairly investigate his own story.

Within a week, Peter arrived at my house laden with documents and fears for his future. The prospect of being found guilty in his upcoming trial was a debilitating thought that visibly played on his mind. He set about showing me his papers to demonstrate his innocence of the charge against him. I was quickly impressed by his openness and honesty and his willingness to field any questions I threw at him and found it hard not to warm to him. He left an hour or more later with a promise to mail me copies of the most important papers and documents from his files. These arrived a week later and I began contacting some of those involved in his negotiations to buy the mysterious gold certificates. 

Unfortunately for Peter, his story of the Secret Treaty gold proved too complex for me to reach any real judgments about the validity of his case in time for his trial. His barrister opted – wrongly in my view – to defend Peter without submitting as evidence any of the thousands of pages of correspondence, contracts and other  paperwork that Peter had available in his files. He was convicted and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment in Ford Open Prison.

Throughout the Winter of 1996, I continued investigating Peter’s strange story whenever the chance presented itself. I also arranged to visit him in prison to ask additional questions. I hoped to interest a TV production company in making a TV documentary to cover the costs of overseas travel and other necessities that form part of a detailed investigation. This was not to be, and a shoestring research budget has been the order of the day throughout these past four years.

Just before Christmas 1996, Peter arranged for me to pick up all his files that were available in the UK. These proved of great interest and enabled me to advance along slightly different avenues of investigation. Then, after serving twelve months in Ford Open Prison, Peter returned to his native Australia and, thereafter, forwarded another large batch of documents for me to examine. These were crucial to a clearer understanding of this complex story.

Despite a very large volume of daily correspondence, business contracts and other documents that ran into several thousands of pages, each of which had to be read and assessed, I was able to cull a significant batch of what seemed to me to be absolutely explosive documents.

Meanwhile, a friend who was one of the few to know of my ongoing research put me in contact with a British businessman who also had been dealing in gold originating in the Philippines. Gradually, I learned about the intricacies of the international black market for gold and discovered it was habituated by shadowy individuals who had intelligence connections and backgrounds. Others seemed to rub noses with members of organized crime or to be part of an international network of scammers and confidence tricksters. The involvement of the Sicilian Mafia is of considerable importance, also. By and large, honest businessmen don’t stand a chance in this world, as the circling sharks are sensitive to every morsel that isn’t properly anchored and protected and consume it in voracious frenzy.

What follows is the result of over four years of often tedious work. It is my belief that the Secret Treaty story you are about to read unveils financial secrets so large that many will find it just too incredible to believe. But true it is. However, for doubting Thomas’s everywhere, I have left a research trail of footnotes and other sources and a small but powerful battery of original documents that should enable anyone who wishes to follow in my footsteps to reach his or her own conclusion.

The guiding principle that I have adhered to throughout my investigation into the black market world of gold is an old one: “follow the money.” I first came across this advice in the revealing book Ratlines by Mark Aarons & John Loftus. With a City [London] background in international finance, this struck me as an impressive piece of advice. It suggests that the underlying –and often concealed — motive behind almost every major scandal is money.

One of the biggest surprises during my research was my incredible discovery that the official gold figures are pure nonsense. Representatives of the gold industry from the Bank of England through to the London Bullion Market Association and the World Gold Council kept making the point that only a tad over 100,000 tonnes of gold had been mined in over six thousand years. In fact, the actual official figure today is closer to 140,000 tonnes – but still a long way short of reality. This disparity soon became a sort of background “hiss” to my investigation. I would phone a source in the “unofficial” gold market and during the conversation I would be told how little gold had been mined historically.

This refrain was repeated so often without my asking the question that I was led to investigate the figures touted by official sources. It immediately became evident that the pre-American Gold Rush statistics were badly flawed — probably designer-flawed. Over the next few years I concluded that the official figures were designed to conceal what I believe is one of the biggest secrets of finance, namely, the sheer abundance of gold. This may not strike some readers as greatly significant, but it should, for reasons that I hope will become clear.

The world’s central banks still use gold as a reserve asset and the obvious dilution of this underlying asset is of the very greatest significance. Moreover, very large quantities of this “black” gold have been — and still are — controlled and moved around the world by forces that are fascist or so ultra right-wing as to amount to the same thing.

There are a thousand important stories “out there” and many of them don’t get the depth of coverage by the media that one might hope for. Admittedly, a small group of hard-core journalists, writers and other investigators do expend considerable effort chasing these stories, but their rewards are sparse. The major media just are not interested. Often, what appears to be a lack of interest is, in fact, a case that the financial or monetary interests of the corporate media often deeply conflict with revelation of the truth — as was the case when media magnate, Rupert Murdoch tried to inhibit critical reports about China in his newspapers that, clearly, would have impacted negatively on his business entanglements in that country.

The lack of interest by the media in this subject has led to this story being privately published in the form of an electronic-dossier via the medium of a CD. The reasoning for this form of distribution is simply that publishing the material in hard copy — and then airmailing it overseas — is prohibitively expensive. The United Kingdom is one of the most expensive places to live in the developed world and has been, for a great many years, dubbed “Treasure Island” by transnational companies that double, triple or even quadruple their prices when selling through UK outlets.

It is appropriate at this point to acknowledge my sincere gratitude to Carolyn A. Betts of who graciously agreed to act as editor of this manuscript. Her sharp legal eye and stalwart attention to detail has proved invaluable. Thanks also go to Solari’s webmaster, Ozzie, for his patience and considerable assistance in making the final HTML presentation of a high standard. It would be remiss of me not to mention my son, Ben, and his cousin, Stephen, for doing a huge and quite brilliant job – under extreme time pressure – in designing the HTML layout for this manuscript and for my related website Not least, thanks must go to Catherine Austin Fitts, also of Solari, for agreeing to promote and distribute this work and for her encouragement and thoughtful patience during those periods when, under the emotion of frustration, I wanted to rip my hair out.

Lastly, I would very much like to hear from anyone who may be able to shed additional light on what has become a perennial “work in progress.”

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