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This Means War: US To Target Putin's Personal $40 Billion Stash
zero hedge ^ | 4/20/14 | tyler durnded

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."

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at zerohedge.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: abouttime; antiwardotcom; bhorussia; billionaires; lewrockwell; putin; putinisanatheist; putins; russia; sanctions; stash; target; tylerdurden; tylerdurdenmyass; war; whattooksolong; zerohedge
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1 posted on 04/20/2014 3:37:14 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I would LOVE to see that.


2 posted on 04/20/2014 3:45:48 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Nachum

Yeah, sure. So the Cayman Islands are going to give it up?


3 posted on 04/20/2014 3:52:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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All tyrants love their personal stash of billions.

This could be interesting, but I doubt Obama has the balz do carry this forward.


4 posted on 04/20/2014 3:52:44 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: Nachum

Let’s see, Hussein is destabilizing the Sauds and now supposedly going after Putin’s money?


5 posted on 04/20/2014 3:54:01 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Nachum
I would prefer to go after Obama's personal hidden stash.

Obama[and his worshipers] is/are who caused me woes, not Putin. Putin is over there. I am over here.

6 posted on 04/20/2014 3:55:34 PM PDT by sport
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I worry for his safety, he's pissing off some powerful people. cough...

/johnny

7 posted on 04/20/2014 3:57:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nachum

Dumb....Just dumb.......


8 posted on 04/20/2014 4:00:11 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

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.


9 posted on 04/20/2014 4:01:50 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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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.


10 posted on 04/20/2014 4:08:11 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: shalom aleichem

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.


11 posted on 04/20/2014 4:10:17 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Nachum

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.


12 posted on 04/20/2014 4:20:47 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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putin photo: Putin G20 OPutin-G20.jpg
13 posted on 04/20/2014 4:26:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (to hell with the US Chamber of Commerce)
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To: Nachum

Russia should reveal all they know about Barack Obama as a warning shot.


14 posted on 04/20/2014 4:36:57 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Nachum

Putin will retaliate by releasing Obama’s KGB Training grades.


15 posted on 04/20/2014 4:41:40 PM PDT by Iron Munro (NSA reports Malaysia Flight 370 black box signals detected in Bermuda Triangle)
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Notice how the little twink likes to go personal on people

Obama Throws Down The Gauntlet !!!


16 posted on 04/20/2014 4:45:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro (NSA reports Malaysia Flight 370 black box signals detected in Bermuda Triangle)
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“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!


17 posted on 04/20/2014 4:49:35 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Nachum

Putin has been busy saving “his” money.


18 posted on 04/20/2014 5:17:41 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“I worry for his safety, he’s pissing off some powerful people. cough...”

Thanks for the laugh.


19 posted on 04/20/2014 5:21:12 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Iron Munro

If Obama is really serious, he’ll threaten to enroll Putin in ObamaCare.


20 posted on 04/20/2014 5:24:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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