There are some good interviews and blogs on King World News about the gold take down. This was purely a paper take down. The fundamentals of the gold market have not changed. If anything, it's stronger than ever with the Fed printing 85b a month and Japan driving down the value of their currency, plus the Cypress incident. Seems the more bullish gold becomes, the more they suppress it!
But how long can they maintain this with all the central bank buying? There are some large entities out there buying physical gold who know what they are doing and why they are doing it.
How long do they think they can stave off hyper-inflation by simply naked shorting of gold and other commodities using computers and HFT? At some point the real economy will make itself known and felt (like it had done for the Soviet Union).
The western central planners are no better than the communist: They both want to centrally control everything. We'll see how that ends up!
Just take a look at the premiums being charged by precious metals dealers. They are rising as the paper price drops. Real supply and demand fundamentals are at work in the physical markets but in the paper markets which are an illusion.