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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
Putin: yeah, like ..whatever.
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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To: All

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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To: Chickensoup
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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To: Nachum

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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To: Nachum
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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To: shalom aleichem
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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To: JRandomFreeper

“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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To: Nachum

He’s wealthier than Harry Reid!


21 posted on 04/20/2014 5:29:06 PM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRColl)
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To: Nachum

If I were a Swiss Banker, I would take my chances defying Obama rather than Putin.


22 posted on 04/20/2014 5:30:27 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Nachum

I wonder what Putin will do if obama goes after his personal wealth?


23 posted on 04/20/2014 5:32:27 PM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Nachum

I personally doubt it. When Russian oligarch money was at risk in Cyprus, they changed the rules and allowed the Russian money to depart before the “bail-ins” were actually started. I just can’t imagine any banker (or at least any with a gusto for living) grabbing his money just because His Arrogance or the European third world rulers desire it.


24 posted on 04/20/2014 5:50:40 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (FDR & Obama "brain trusts" ... Ivy League Professors, Progressive elite, & common criminals.)
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To: dalereed
Hope he crosses the line and those people take him out

I have a nightmare: a new federal holiday, 7,000 post offices/elementary schools/metro train stations/parks/bronze statues/hospitals/free clinics/stadiums/gay bathhouses/dog recipes/law schools, and 70,000 miles of roads all named Barack Hussein Obama Jr. At the end I wake up screaming as Judge Roberts swears in President of the United Socialist States of America Joe Biden.

25 posted on 04/20/2014 6:01:58 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: Nachum

I love when Obama makes Putin mad. Eventually Putin will grow tired of the little flea.


26 posted on 04/20/2014 6:09:14 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Nachum
Reminds me of Giraldo going after Al Capone's millions.
27 posted on 04/20/2014 6:38:50 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Nachum
Putin reminds me of that guy in the Direct TV commercial. " I am Epic win. Opulence. I has it."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkB9OT2XVvA

28 posted on 04/20/2014 7:03:46 PM PDT by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: Nachum

So what exactly what Putin purchase with these purported billions that he doesn’t have already or could easily get?


29 posted on 04/20/2014 7:06:56 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Lazamataz

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

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They already put that shot across his bow with this fake KGB dossier. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/03/president_laughingstock.html They could probably burn Obama’s white family going back to the grandfather’s days in the army.

Doubtless they could burn any number of others, such as Bill Clinton or anyone else who played footsie with the Soviet Union. The Soviets were nothing if not obsessive records keepers.


30 posted on 04/20/2014 7:10:58 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Redcitizen

LOL!


31 posted on 04/20/2014 7:13:05 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: shalom aleichem

Putin has been laughing off Obama’s pathetic attempts so far. Obama’s ego just won’t let this go, so now he is trying to make it personal.

The apparatchiks at the Foreign Service are likely getting another good laugh about this one.

If Putin’s personal fortune really is that large, of which there is some doubt, it make him THE THIRD RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD, behind Bill Gates and Carlos Slim, and it is likely invested almost totally in Russia, where US sanctions won’t have much of an effect.


32 posted on 04/20/2014 7:23:36 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Nachum

33 posted on 04/20/2014 7:26:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Psalm 144
The Soviets were nothing if not obsessive records keepers.

We beat them on that score, with the NSA.

34 posted on 04/20/2014 7:30:18 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: Georgia Girl 2

I always crack up when I see that commercial. He had live dogs playing poker as opposed to a velvet painting.

:)


35 posted on 04/20/2014 7:42:59 PM PDT by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

“So what exactly what Putin purchase with these purported billions that he doesn’t have already or could easily get?”

Obama’s head as an ashtray.


36 posted on 04/20/2014 7:47:02 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

I don’t believe anything Susan Rice says. She is the Liar-in-Chief’s mouthpiece. After her Benghazi performance, I’m surprised the Bamster still sends her out on stage to say anything for him. You can only go to the well so many times.


37 posted on 04/20/2014 9:53:41 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Nachum

This is so weird. Where are the profilers? What is this serial anarchist up to?


38 posted on 04/20/2014 10:12:42 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: rbmillerjr

I recall reading that Estonia’s President has proposed going after money laundering in Europe more vigorously. That’s clever, because Putin could not say it was directed just at him / Russia, but it would nick Vlad and his buddies significantly.


39 posted on 04/20/2014 11:25:07 PM PDT by Paul R. (Leftists desire to control everything; In the end they invariably control nothing worth a damn.)
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