I guess you've heard about this juicy story regarding counter parties to a gold futures delivery not having the gold to deliver (click here):
Here's a nice pair of comments from my favorite precious metals board (click here for the whole thread):RE: LME asking 2 big gold longs to take cash (25 % over) rather than physical
"If I was squeezing the big boys I'd take the money, find someplace to hide and hope that I was still alive in a year."
I agree. I read a recent book review re: memoirs of Heinrich Mueller, only Gestapo leader never found. Purported to have been hired by the U.S. to help create the CIA after WWII. He reportedly had his own personal assassin. Six snoopy journalists asking too many questions met their maker in this way.
Hope you enjoyed this whole story with the comments. I know I did. Can't claim I believe it, but I enjoyed it. I love the layering of conspiracy story on top of conspiracy story.