In the unleashed mind of precious metals analyst and financial adviser Gerrit Visser the news of the U.S. Army whisking 50 tons of gold out of Syria is merely business as usual for the United States.  He totally agrees with the conclusion of my initial article about the missing 50 tons.  The fifty tons of gold was not the United States’ Army’s gold to take.  The gold is owned by a private financial institution and had been intended to gold back certain sovereign national currencies.

I recently asked Mr. Visser to put his thoughts into words regarding the whole dirty affair that was seemingly caught by witnesses in broad nightfall.  The gold expert has for decades been in the business of consultation regarding precious metals analysis, recovery, and management, among many other responsibilities, while dealing with major tonnage of precious metal inventories and asset-related financial accounts all over the world. 

These gold depositories that partially make up certain major trusts and foundations legally belong to sovereign international financial institutions that Visser works for.  He counsels them on holding and managing traditionally unregistered assets that are being used to systematically – which means one at a time – gold back certain sovereign international currencies that are tied to the new financial system that has been percolating in operation outside the sphere of direct control from the Western U.S. dollar related central bank system.  It’s a slow process but it is methodically expanding.

As for the 50 MT of gold the U.S. Army is alleged to have whisked out of Syria, Visser believes much of it belongs to the world’s largest gold facility for whom he contracts.  “Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad would never in a million years allow the U.S. near the central bank who are supposed to have 10,000 metric tons of our gold,” Visser says.  “However, it appears quite likely a gold depository or two in Iraq and or Syria has been looted in this instance.”

It is reported the U.S. still maintains its base in al-Tanf at the Syrian-Jordanian border in contravention of international law and against the wishes of the Syrian government on the pretext of combating ISIS.  Visser cites Syrian state news agency SANA reporting locals having witnessed U.S. helicopters airlifting large cases of gold amounting to about 40 tons from the al-Dashisha area in Hasaka’s southern countryside early last month.  The gold was purportedly looted by ISIS from Mosul in Iraq and other parts of Syria.

The article did not say where the gold originated from; who owned it originally.  “The Syrian state media outlet claimed that ISIS leaders were on-hand to guide the U.S. helicopters to the places where the gold was stashed, ‘closing a deal by which Washington spared hundreds of the terror organization’s field leaders and experts,’ which is standard M.O. of the Americans, no matter where they are,” Visser says.  “So at the moment I would say 70% is privately owned trust, with 30% gold being from shops, individuals, and Mosques, that had been stolen in the past and then stored, more so for payment of arms etc from America.”

Visser’s institutional banking responsibilities include coordinating efforts with officials through law enforcement and designated aspects of military intelligence all over the world tracking down theft and manipulation of precious metals that had been stored in depositories, as well as thousands of accounts world wide that play a central role in funding parallel financial systems and in one way or another basically provide the core ‘asset value’ for every aspect of global business, governmental agency funding, and secret black screen operations on the planet.

Garret Visser believes that the New York Times articles and the slant taken by other international news outlets regarding the 50 tons of gold that was removed from Syria by America is not the whole picture.  It’s just a prefabricated take on events meant to misdirect the public.  Fake news, if you will.

What people do not know or understand is that article regarding 50 tons of gold taken from a faraway land generated a lot of interest and activity around the world – behind the scenes.

Visser explains:  “We, like many other companies, banks, organizations involved in the same part of the financial industry, are always alarmed when we read such articles, as gold is not something like sugar that you can just take off the supermarket shelves, pay for and walk away.”

Gold is a commodity that is rare and valuable which is why the buyers of gold around the world are limited to purchasing their precious metals through the London Bullion Exchange.

“What we do when we read such articles, is surface investigation to establish what gold Syria officially has on record, what non-registered gold is held in Syria, what, if any, gold they import for jewellery etc, and most of all where it is stored,” Visser says.

According to official records, Syria has approximately 26 tons of gold within their national treasury.  According to national statistics for 2018, that tonnage is still recorded within the central bank.  “It should be noted that the Syrian Central Bank is independent of the Federal Reserve,” says Visser.

Imports of gold into Syria for jewellery over the last 15 years allows an average of 67 tons per year.  “However, that figure is highly distorted because of the 2007 – 8 financial crisis and the Syrian War, resulting in purchases being erratic, to say the least.  So such figures may not reflect the more realistic yearly purchases,” Visser says.  “That only leaves the gold deposited in Syria by the facility I have spoken about; which is quite substantial.”

Visser says he believes with 85 – 90 % accuracy that the 50 tons referred to in the press articles is gold belonging to the referred to gold facility which is legally owned by the world’s largest sovereign international financial institution, which owns all the trusts spoken about previously.

With this being the case, neither IS or the U.S. are actually entitled to call it War Booty.  Because the gold belongs to someone else, prior owners, if anybody bothers to look at the names and amounts on the recorded treaties, says Gerrit Visser.  It belongs to the trusts and foundations that belong to an international sovereign that has been around for many decades and is fighting alongside international governments and law enforcement agencies to recover their assets. 

This international financial sovereign is in the lesser known business of working with governments to gold back their currencies.  This is why Visser insists the assets of this secret gold facility are covered and protected under international law and treaties.  He specifically cites vaguely understood agreements called The Hague Treaty 1968 and the Schweitzer Conventions, 1968 and onward. 

“The organization I consult for is constantly reminded of these factors and if we ever attempt to deal in unregistered gold we would lose our license,” Visser says.  “Such gold is legally owned by this gold facility and it is unregistered.”

What Visser means is that it is unregistered in normal governmental registration and banking terms.  It is called “unregistered gold” but it is registered in a special registry system that is classified information.


The American media does not call it stealing they call it “War Booty”.  This is not the first time it has happened. 

It happened previously with the 10,000 metric tons of gold taken from Kuwait by Iraq in 1990.  At that time, contrary to international law, the U.S. invaded Iraq for a second time and found Saddam Hussein and the 10,000 metric tons of gold that Iraq had stolen from Kuwait.  “The U.S. immediately claimed and labelled it as ‘War Booty’,” Visser says.

Unfortunately, Uncle Sam got caught with our foot in the cookie jar.  The world was watching and “America did not get away with it,” Visser says.  “The gold was eventually returned to the Kuwaiti central bank who were actually the legal ‘custodians’ of that 10,000 metric tons of gold on behalf of the (sovereign) financial institution.”

If Gerrit Visser is to be believed our reputation as Americans around the world appears to be every time America puts our “Boots” on their “Ground” one can be absolutely assured that any asset of value in that country, “such as gold, precious gems, oil, or national artifacts, will end up in American hands — one way or another,” Visser says.

This of course is very much illegal under every law on the planet.  “As you know, the gold facility I advise legally owns tremendous amounts of traditionally unregistered wealth.  It is not the legal property of the invader or the invaded country,” Visser says. 

Under what Visser terms the 1948 and 1968 Hague Treaty and The Schweitzer Convention (Innsbruck) 1968 “such assets cannot be confiscated, requisitioned, stolen, seized, sanctioned, and they are totally immune from any disabilities, restrictive measures such as censureship, reprisals, prohibition or restriction of export, or any other similar interferences, restrictions or prohibitions”, says Visser.

In spite of the laws the precious metals expert cites there is no evidence that the United States considers itself subject to any of them.  “America acts illegally and continuously forces matters on other countries,” Visser says.  “And other countries are beginning to fight back.” 

That’s because other countries want to be paid in gold and not U.S. dollars.