Anyone who has investigated the gold market will easily see its coordination with western central banks to support fiat currencies along with the utter taboo of anyone who knows to speak about it. Paul Volcker at least once let it slip that the price of gold needed to be controlled. There is a long history of dishonesty with the public here. Questions have been raised for years now about whether the gold is actually in the vaults and the public is right to be suspicious. Furthermore the reasons originally given for Germany's gold to be kept in the US are no longer valid. From that perspective there is nothing wrong with Germany taking it's gold back so why make a mountain out a molehill? There is much more here than meets the eye and it is not being addressed by those who are in the know (and I am not saying that Simon is in the know).