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US Senators Target Top Russian Banks Over Syria
RIA Novosti ^ | September 18, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 09/18/2013 6:17:13 PM PDT by Navy Patriot

US lawmakers are calling for a crackdown against leading Russian lenders VTB, Vnesheconombank (VEB) and Gazprombank for allegedly helping Syrian President Bashar Assad circumvent sanctions, accusations the state-owned banks sharply denied Wednesday.

“The Syrians could not conduct this war without Russian financing,” US Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, said Tuesday at a policy discussion in Washington, Politico reported.

Blumenthal was one of four senators who sent a letter to US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew last week calling for sanctions against the three banks, accusing the lenders of enabling Assad to finance a war against rebel forces.

The senators cited “numerous reports” as saying that VEB had facilitated Syrian payments for S-300 missile batteries and that VTB holds Assad’s “personal funds.” They also cited the reports as saying that Gazprombank made “payments for crude oil,” though they did not specify the source of the reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at en.ria.ru ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: 113th; banking; banksters; bhorussia; putin
This is what it is all about, and this is what will start WWIII
1 posted on 09/18/2013 6:17:13 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: Navy Patriot
They also cited the reports as saying that Gazprombank made “payments for crude oil,”

And not in petro-federal reserve notes.

This is the thing that has the PsTB in such a state of panic. If Russian and China, followed by Brazil start trading oil with something other than the federal reserve note, the game is up for the folks that McCain, Graham, Obama and the rest of the filth answer to.

2 posted on 09/18/2013 6:22:36 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Navy Patriot

Whoa! Whoa!!

Here we are supplying weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood, but Russia isn’t supposed to help Assad?

Who are we to be the arbiters of what Russia should do?

IMO Russia is on the right side and we are dead wrong in this mess.


3 posted on 09/18/2013 6:22:55 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Venturer

exactly


4 posted on 09/18/2013 6:26:52 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Sirius Lee

Yes, and IIRC Syria is one of the few countries without a central bank...


5 posted on 09/18/2013 6:26:55 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Venturer
Here we are supplying weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood, but Russia isn’t supposed to help Assad?

We're also 'helping' Al Qaeda...

6 posted on 09/18/2013 6:32:10 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: null and void
Yes, and IIRC Syria is one of the few countries without a central bank...

Wasn't it curious that the first thing the "rebels" in Libya did was set up a central bank, even before they had toppled the government. Stranger still - nobody in the media blinked an eye or thought to ask why such a curious thing took place.

7 posted on 09/18/2013 6:33:20 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Venturer
Maybe our politicians could act tough toward Russia and China if they didn't weaken the country by burying us under trillions of dollars of debt. Washington DC is full of blowhards and creeps.
8 posted on 09/18/2013 6:34:29 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: Navy Patriot

Sounds like Cyprus all over again.


9 posted on 09/18/2013 6:35:10 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (I think Obama and crew feel that time is being wasted and that we need to get the jump on Russian sh)
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To: Navy Patriot

Democrats love war. Trade war, real war, it’s all just a game to them. Send them to the front and see how they run.


10 posted on 09/18/2013 6:35:46 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Sirius Lee
This is the thing that has the PsTB in such a state of panic. If Russian and China, followed by Brazil start trading oil with something other than the federal reserve note, the game is up for the folks that McCain, Graham, Obama and the rest of the filth answer to.

Exactly, and all economic collapse disputes between nations are resolved with war.

11 posted on 09/18/2013 6:36:02 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Sirius Lee

Yes, it is...


12 posted on 09/18/2013 6:40:31 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Sirius Lee; null and void
Yeah, and notice how Qaddafi's huge gold reserves just disappeared, those he intended to use to set up a gold backed central bank for North Africa independent of the IMF.
13 posted on 09/18/2013 6:41:01 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 1010RD
Send them to the front and see how they run.

Saw it for myself.

14 posted on 09/18/2013 6:43:24 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot
US lawmakers are calling for a crackdown against leading Russian lenders VTB, Vnesheconombank (VEB) and Gazprombank for allegedly helping Syrian President Bashar Assad circumvent sanctions,

We will know that WW3 is about to start once Russian banks are put on the OFAC list and assets frozen here in the U.S.

Not that I think that'll happen.....

15 posted on 09/18/2013 6:43:34 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: justa-hairyape

Yep.


16 posted on 09/18/2013 6:44:49 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: usconservative

AML list too ...


17 posted on 09/18/2013 6:47:23 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Navy Patriot

Thank you. We need to send these chickenhawks right to the front. McCain couldn’t wait to bunk up with his new friends in Syria. Is it senility or something worse?


18 posted on 09/18/2013 6:49:30 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

He’s on the Saudi payroll.


19 posted on 09/18/2013 6:52:28 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Cornyn and Ayotte lent their names to this letter.


20 posted on 09/18/2013 6:52:52 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Venturer
IMO Russia is on the right side and we are dead wrong in this mess.

That's a fact.

Laws for thee but not for me!!

21 posted on 09/18/2013 6:54:54 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Sirius Lee; null and void
Wasn't it curious that the first thing the "rebels" in Libya did was set up a central bank, even before they had toppled the government.

The Libyan National Bank is where the elite of the elite and the world's political crooks kept their 'money'. Money in the form of GOLD BARS. Real ones, not the tungsten ones that the Chinese flooded the market with.

Libya, Egypt, Syria. It's about the money. It's always about the money.

22 posted on 09/18/2013 6:55:26 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Zhang Fei
Cornyn and Ayotte lent their names to this letter.

And lent themselves to the Saudis.

23 posted on 09/18/2013 6:58:05 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: UCANSEE2
It's always about the money.

Bingo.

24 posted on 09/18/2013 6:59:15 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

So it’s not that he’s ambidextrous? ;-]


25 posted on 09/18/2013 7:00:26 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

26 posted on 09/18/2013 7:02:18 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: 1010RD

No, McCain’s one extraordinary ability is that he can land aircraft six feet below flight deck level.


27 posted on 09/18/2013 7:04:52 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Sellouts and fools.


28 posted on 09/18/2013 7:10:55 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Navy Patriot

It makes me feel strange every time I say this, but I stand with Russia, again.


29 posted on 09/18/2013 7:16:12 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: Navy Patriot
Russia welcomes Islamic finance - September 15, 2013 - It is quite clear why Kazan has been chosen as the hub for Islamic investments. Tatarstan has accumulated considerable experience in international projects and contacts with investors from Muslim countries. Kazan has repeatedly hosted major international events, devoted to Islamic business and finance. Support and widening of investments will be one of the key issues at the upcoming 5th International Economic Summit of Russia and the countries of the OIC, which will be held in the capital of Tatarstan in October of this year. According to the experts, Islamic investors are showing interest in Russia both due to economic and geopolitical factors. Alberto Brugnoni, chairman of the Italian non-profit organization ASSAIF, says: “Muslim investors simply cannot ignore Russia due to its huge size, raw material resources, the size of its Muslim population and its proximity to several strategic Muslim countries in Central Asia.”
30 posted on 09/18/2013 7:20:37 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Gator113
It makes me feel strange every time I say this, but I stand with Russia, again.

I'll let you in on a little secret, it may make you feel better.

From 1919 to 1990 Soviet Russia sent their very best Communists to the USA to assume positions in government, media, and entertainment.

In 1992 the Russian Federation decided it wouldn't take any of 'em back.

So Russia is the country that won't allow Communists to infiltrate and destroy everything.

Feel better?

31 posted on 09/18/2013 7:31:51 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

From my perspective it is beginning to look like the US and Russia need each other. Every now and then one of the two parties ends up being led by a very bad government class. The Soviet Union Russian period for example and the current Oligarchial US period. Seems like to be good neighbors we have to smack each other with a club every now and then.


32 posted on 09/18/2013 7:40:25 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (I think Obama and crew feel that time is being wasted and that we need to get the jump on Russian sh)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Good observation, Joe.

I suspect the tactical consideration for this construction is to provide a place for Saudi group oil revenues to be placed in competition with the US-Western European, IMF, Soros group that Russia-China is targeting.

Russia will control the Kazan system rather than the other way around, and there will be a place for Saudi money when the Western Bankster system collapses.

Just as Russia intends to control the petro energy pipelines to Western Europe, they intend to control the banking as well.

33 posted on 09/18/2013 7:47:05 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Well, I didn’t feel THAT bad, but thanks. ;>)


34 posted on 09/18/2013 7:51:04 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: justa-hairyape
...the US and Russia need each other.

For a best result, that is true, and it is why I don't hate Russians.

In fact, I have never hated Russians, just Communists, with a passion.

Unfortunately, Communism is still a powerful force in Russia, and Obama, by supporting and funding Communists and homosexuals in Russia and Russian media, is forcing Putin into more strident Russian Nationalism with an anti American component, to retain control.

Obama is deliberately sowing ill feeling between the American people and the Russian people.

35 posted on 09/18/2013 7:59:09 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Sirius Lee

Yep. Central Bank is the first step to eternal slavery.


36 posted on 09/18/2013 8:03:14 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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