Comment: It will take 7 years to repatriate Germany's gold. Slow boats?

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It will take 7 years to repatriate Germany's gold. Slow boats?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-16/it-will-take-fed-se...
[See chart at link.]
What is news is that courtesy of the supplied calendar of events in the Buba statement, it will take the Fed some seven years to procure Germany's 300 tons of gold. This is the same Fed that, in its own words, holds some "216 million troy ounces of gold" or some 6720 tons, in its vault 80 feet below ground level.

Putting the above in perspective, the amount of gold that Germany will have to wait 7 years for is shown in red. The amount of gold the Fed supposedly holds, is shown in yellow with a shade of tungsten. Why it will take the Fed 7 years to part with an amount of gold that is less than 5% of its total holdings is anyone's guess...

unless of course, the bulk of the gold in the column on the right has been rehypothecated numerous times to serve as collateral for countless counterparties, and it is no longer clear just who own what to anyone.

The following table shows the current and the envisaged future allocation of Germany’s gold reserves across the various storage locations:
---------------31 December 2012------31 December 2020
Frankfurt am Main----31 %-----------------50 %
New York ------------45 %-----------------37 %
London --------------13 %-----------------13 %
Paris ---------------11 %------------------0 %
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-16/bundesbank-official...