Now, what would happen today if the Hunt family were replaced by the banksters, namely JPM? The CFTC, SEC & COMEX were crooked in 1980, and aren't they even more so today?
Why couldn't the crooks actually be strategically on the long side for physical. They have the corrupted regulators in their pockets, so why not execute a similar strategy from the long side? Couldn't their large short positions be implemented to suppress the price for themselves, and acquiring it from miners directly or middle agents? Just another element that our silver gurus have been neglecting...in my view.
In fact, having driven the mining stocks down to absurd levels the conspirators could buy all the controlling equity in every gold/silver mine in the world for a few billion dollars of their taxpayer-supplied money!!
So, then, without the general public joining in the physical buying frenzy, why the repeated delivery delays of modest amounts. You might want to Google: "physical silver bullion delivery delays"
In relation to this postulate, watch: Silver Fakewardation - *video*
The Real Bunker Hunt Silver Story
Published by Charleston Voice, 3.20.12
There had been an FBI file on the Armand & Julius Hammers on the FBI FOIA site, but has since been removed. You'll have to settle for this dossier on the Hammer family. As many will recall it was Julius who financed (with gold)Lenin's rise to power in Russia. Julius was a founder of the American Communist Party (CPUSA).
Son Armand, acquired the rights to Russian manganese. Grandson Armie Hammer is still a player nonetheless. His father Armand (Occidental Petroleum) made multi-millions on the short side of silver by being tipped-off what the Fed & CFTC were going to do. See: DOSSIER: The Secret History of Armand Hammer by Edward Jay Epstein.
We were told also that during the silver "crisis" Fed chairman Paul Volcker had Bunker over to his house in the evening and met with Bunker in his bathrobe! (heresy).