At 2 minutes 10 seconds into the video, Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvania explains how the Federal Reserve told Congress members about a "tremendous draw-down of money market accounts in the United States, to the tune of $550 billion dollars."
According to Kanjorski, this electronic transfer occured over the period of an hour or two.
As the Treasury saw what happened, it pumped $105 billion into the system, but that would not stop the electronic run on the banks so they closed it all down.
If they had not, $5.5-trillion would have been withdrawn by 14:00 that day which would have caused the U.S. economy to collapse and, within 24 hours, the world economy.
Jeez ... 'nuff said.
p.s. no wonder Lord Myners, the City Minister, said the UK banks were hours from going under ...
Chris M Skinner
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