Skip to comments.This Means War: US To Target Putin's Personal $40 Billion Stash
Posted on 04/20/2014 3:37:14 PM PDT by Nachum
While the White House has continually threatened further sanctions against Russia for non-de-escalation (even as it un-de-escalates itself), the specifics of the additional sanctions have been sparse. German CEO warnings over blowback from economic sanctions... the "nonsense" of replacing Russian gas with US gas... the Russian warnings of "interdependence" and "boomerangs"... all reduce the West's arsenal of financial sanctions. But, as The Times of London reports, perhaps the US has found a crucial pain point for Putin - a sanctions regime that would target Putin's personal wealth, which includes a reported $40 billion stashed in Swiss bank accounts.
As The Hill reports,
The White House on Friday refused to comment on reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin's personal wealth could be targeted if the West were to move ahead with additional sanctions over Ukraine.
"I'm not going to get into foreshadowing particular individuals or entities that the United States may target," national security adviser Susan Rice told reporters at the White House. "But let me just say we've been clear that there are additional individuals, officials, close associates of senior leadership, oligarchs and those entities that they are associated with that remain very much potential targets of additional sanctions."
The Times of London reported Friday that the U.S. was preparing a sanctions regime that would target Putin's personal wealth, which includes a reported $40 billion stashed in Swiss bank accounts.
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I would LOVE to see that.
Yeah, sure. So the Cayman Islands are going to give it up?
All tyrants love their personal stash of billions.
This could be interesting, but I doubt Obama has the balz do carry this forward.
Let’s see, Hussein is destabilizing the Sauds and now supposedly going after Putin’s money?
Obama[and his worshipers] is/are who caused me woes, not Putin. Putin is over there. I am over here.
Notice how the little twink likes to go personal on people who are acting in their official capacity and trying to aid the best interest of their country.
He does that to Congressmen, media, anyone who stands up to him.
This ad hominem stuff must stop.
He may soon find the limits of what international law will stomach.
I doubt the Swiss banks would pay much attention to the US telling them to hold Putin’s money. They want to stay neutral for a reason.
Yeah, he’s done it to us long enough.
If he tries it internationality, he might get a quicker response then he has from US citizens.
Well I hope that is his response. I wish Obozo would go back to being a kindergartner and leave the big kids on the playground alone.
Russia should reveal all they know about Barack Obama as a warning shot.
Putin will retaliate by releasing Obama’s KGB Training grades.
Notice how the little twink likes to go personal on people
Obama Throws Down The Gauntlet !!!
“I worry for his safety, he’s pissing off some powerful people.”
Hope he crosses the line and those people take him out, providing you are refering to obama!
Putin has been busy saving “his” money.
“I worry for his safety, he’s pissing off some powerful people. cough...”
Thanks for the laugh.
If Obama is really serious, he’ll threaten to enroll Putin in ObamaCare.