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Bill,

You and Jim have said this would happen.

Dave

Is This Why Gold Just Had Its Best Month In 2 Years?
January 7, 2019

Spot Gold prices rallied for three straight months to end 2018, with December seeing the biggest monthly gold gains in around two years (since Jan 2017)…

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At the same time, China’s official gold reserves rose for the first time in around two years (since Oct 2016)…

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Jim,

President Trump wants out of Syria. This story should make us ask just who are John Bolton-Lindsey Graham Mike Pompeo that they rolled back Mr Trump’s decision.

Bolton Puts Conditions on Syria Withdrawal, Suggesting a Delay of Months or Years
January 6, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s national security adviser, John R. Bolton, rolled back on Sunday Mr. Trump’s decision to rapidly withdraw from Syria, laying out conditions for a pullout that could leave American forces there for months or even years.

Mr. Bolton, making a visit to Israel, told reporters that American forces would remain in Syria until the last remnants of the Islamic State were defeated and Turkey provided guarantees that it would not strike Kurdish forces allied with the United States. He and other top White House advisers have led a behind-the-scenes effort to slow Mr. Trump’s order and reassure allies, including Israel.

“We don’t think the Turks ought to undertake military action that’s not fully coordinated with and agreed to by the United States, at a minimum so they don’t endanger our troops,” Mr. Bolton said in Jerusalem, where he was traveling ahead of a visit Tuesday to Turkey.

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