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US Sanctions 2.0; "Additional Costs" Levied On Russian Banks & Billionaires - Full List

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After warning of the potential for "dangerous risks of escalation" President Obama, absent his Congress, has signed an Executive Order authorizing further penalties on more Russian individuals and also a bank. "We’re imposing sanctions on more senior officials of the Russian government,” Obama said. “In addition, we are today sanctioning a number of other individuals with substantial resources and influence who provide material support to the Russian leadership, as well as a bank that provides material support to these individuals.” The list includes Bank Rossiya (Russia's 5th largest bank), and 20 more individuals including Billionaire Gennady Timchenko, and Duma Deputy Speaker Evgeny Bushmin.

Via AP,

President Barack Obama says the United States is levying a new round of economic sanctions on individuals in Russia, both inside and outside the government, in retaliation for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine.

 

Obama says he has also signed a new executive order that would allow the U.S. to sanction key sectors of the Russian economy.

 

The new penalties mark the second round of economic sanctions the U.S. has levied on Russia this week. The first round of penalties had little impact in stopping Moscow from annexing the strategically important Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.

 

  • *TREASURY ADDS 20 INDIVIDUALS, BANK ROSSIYA TO SANCTIONS LIST
  • *OBAMA SIGNS DECREE ON POSSIBLE INTRODUCTION OF SANCTIONS ON KEY SECTORS OF RUSSIAN ECONOMY
  • *U.S. SANCTIONS MAY TARGET METALS, MINING, DEFENSE: OFFICIALS

The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List:

BUSHMIN, Evgeni Viktorovich (a.k.a. BUSHMIN, Evgeny; a.k.a. BUSHMIN, Yevgeny); DOB 10 Oct 1958; POB Lopatino, Sergachiisky Region, Russia; Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation; Chairman of the Council of the Federation Budget and Financial Markets Committee (individual) [UKRAINE2].

DZHABAROV, Vladimir Michailovich; DOB 29 Sep 1952; First Deputy Chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation (individual) [UKRAINE2].

FURSENKO, Andrei Alexandrovich (a.k.a. FURSENKO, Andrei; a.k.a. FURSENKO, Andrey); DOB 17 Jul 1949; POB St. Petersburg, Russia; Aide to the President of the Russian Federation (individual) [UKRAINE2].

GROMOV, Alexei; DOB 1960; POB Zagorsk (Sergiev, Posad), Moscow Region, Russia; First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office; First Deputy Head of Presidential Administration; First Deputy Presidential Chief of Staff (individual) [UKRAINE2].

IVANOV, Sergei (a.k.a. IVANOV, Sergey); DOB 31 Jan 1953; POB St. Petersburg, Russia; Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office (individual) [UKRAINE2].

IVANOV, Victor Petrovich (a.k.a. IVANOV, Viktor); DOB 12 May 1950; alt. DOB 1952; POB Novgorod, Russia (individual) [UKRAINE2].

KOHZIN, Vladimir Igorevich; DOB 28 Feb 1959; POB Troitsk, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia (individual) [UKRAINE2].

KOVALCHUK, Yuri Valentinovich (a.k.a. KOVALCHUK, Yury Valentinovich); DOB 25 Jul 1951; POB Saint Petersburg, Russia (individual) [UKRAINE2].

MIRONOV, Sergei Mikhailovich (a.k.a. MIRONOV, Sergei); DOB 14 Feb 1953; POB Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Member of the Council of the State Duma; Leader of A Just Russia Party; Member of the State Duma Committee on Housing Policy and Housing and Communal Services (individual) [UKRAINE2].

NARYSHKIN, Sergey Yevgenyevich (a.k.a. NARYSHKIN, Sergei); DOB 27 Oct 1954; POB Saint Petersburg, Russia (individual) [UKRAINE2].

OZEROV, Viktor Alekseevich (a.k.a. OZEROV, Viktor Alexeyevich); DOB 05 Jan 1958; POB Abakan, Khakassia, Russia; Chairman of the Security and Defense Federation Council of the Russian Federation (individual) [UKRAINE2].

PANTELEEV, Oleg Evgenevich (a.k.a. PANTELEEV, Oleg); DOB 21 Jul 1952; POB Zhitnikovskoe, Kurgan Region, Russia; First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Parliamentary Issues (individual) [UKRAINE2].

ROTENBERG, Arkady; DOB 15 Dec 1951; POB St. Petersburg, Russia (individual) [UKRAINE2].

ROTENBERG, Boris; DOB 03 Jan 1957; POB St. Petersburg, Russia (individual) [UKRAINE2].

RYZHKOV, Nikolai Ivanovich (a.k.a. RYZHKOV, Nikolai); DOB 28 Sep 1929; POB Duleevka, Donetsk Region, Ukraine; Senator in the Russian Upper House of Parliament; Member of the Committee for Federal Issues, Regional Politics and the North of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation (individual) [UKRAINE2].

SERGUN, Igor Dmitrievich; DOB 28 Mar 1957; Lieutenant General; Chief of the Main Directorate of the General Staff (GRU); Deputy Chief of the General Staff (individual) [UKRAINE2].

TIMCHENKO, Gennady (a.k.a. TIMCHENKO, Gennadiy Nikolayevich; a.k.a. TIMCHENKO, Gennady Nikolayevich; a.k.a. TIMTCHENKO, Guennadi), Geneva, Switzerland; DOB 09 Nov 1952; POB Leninakan, Armenia; alt. POB Gyumri, Armenia; nationality Finland; alt. nationality Russia; alt. nationality Armenia (individual) [UKRAINE2].

TOTOONOV, Aleksandr Borisovich (a.k.a. TOTOONOV, Alexander; a.k.a. TOTOONOV, Alexander B.); DOB 03 Mar 1957; POB Ordzhonikidze, North Ossetia, Russia; alt. POB Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, Russia; Member of the Committee on Culture, Science, and Information, Federation Council of the Russian Federation (individual) [UKRAINE2].

YAKUNIN, Vladimir; DOB 30 Jun 1948; POB Vladimir Oblast, Russia (individual) [UKRAINE2].

ZHELEZNYAK, Sergei Vladimirovich (a.k.a. ZHELEZNYAK, Sergei; a.k.a. ZHELEZNYAK, Sergey); DOB 30 Jul 1970; POB Saint Petersburg, Russia; Deputy Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation (individual) [UKRAINE2].

The following entity has been added to OFAC's SDN List:

BANK ROSSIYA (f.k.a. AKTSIONERNY BANK RUSSIAN FEDERATION), 2 Liter A Pl. Rastrelli, Saint Petersburg 191124, Russia; SWIFT/BIC ROSY RU 2P; Website www.abr.ru; Email Address bank@abr.ru [UKRAINE2].

 

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Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:38 | 4572539 LawsofPhysics
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And when Putin nationalizes all american assets, what then Barry?

By design folks, by design.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:39 | 4572562 kw2012
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It's not US assets that we have to worry about. It's the 150 Billion in loans US banks have made to Russia.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:42 | 4572577 HarryWanqer
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Have no fear, the Federal Reserve can bail out any bank plus itself 10 times over.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:43 | 4572601 fonestar
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fonestar didn't like the idea that other people could restrict his money so he switched to...

FIRST ANTI-NATIONALIST BANK OF SATOSHI NAKAMOTO

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:45 | 4572621 Sudden Debt
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and if you want to do a withdraw, a simple DOS attack will do...

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:50 | 4572649 gmrpeabody
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Just who the fuck thinks up all these BS sanctions..., and are they being paid a salary by us taxpayers?

(save some money and fire the pricks)

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:08 | 4572828 SafelyGraze
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the constitution prohibits congress from levying a "direct tax" on individuals

so it is a good thing that the constitution doesn't have any language restricting the powers of executive orders

hugs,
the electronic sotero-pen 

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:48 | 4572656 i-dog
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Did Putin hand Obama a list of his [current/potential] political enemies?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:51 | 4572682 gmrpeabody
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+100..., seriously, Obama fights like a girl.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:58 | 4572756 Sudden Debt
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Actually... I think Michel does the fighting for him...

that woman looks nasty scarry even when she smiles...

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:21 | 4572910 Byte Me
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+100..., seriously, Obama fights like a girl.

That's rayciss against gurlz bubbo.

He doesn't fight - period.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:22 | 4572917 fonestar
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How exactly would a DOS attack effect Bitcoin?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:46 | 4572637 Soul Glow
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You're no billionaire.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:52 | 4572688 fonestar
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Sure, fonestar has billions of satoshis.  Stick to your "dollar" denominator, you're good there.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:53 | 4572707 Soul Glow
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Ah, so you are totally dillusional.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:03 | 4572787 fonestar
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fonestar believes it was you who referenced "dollars" as in billionaire.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:04 | 4572793 Headbanger
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But fonerats is a lot moar fun that way!

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:07 | 4572820 fonestar
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Another dollar-gold mind control subject.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:51 | 4573055 agent default
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Does your mother know you visit sites that allow adult language?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:45 | 4572620 kw2012
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Zimbabwe had a central back... once. Printed itself in to oblivian.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:17 | 4575031 StychoKiller
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It's like the puppetmasters are reliving the '80s, and think they can bankrupt Russia again.  But this time Moscow only has to announce its own version of Star Wars (weaponizing space), and the US cannot keep up because there IS NO MONEY in Ft Knox!  Look at any map of the landmass under Putin's control, WHO in their right minds thinks that they don't have enough resources to laugh at these pitiful US sanctions?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:45 | 4572631 dontgoforit
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Question is:  When did the KGB recruit Comrade Obama?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:15 | 4572872 Payne
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Is this how they will coverup the Derivative collaspe, executive decree !

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:43 | 4572605 Divided States ...
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With sanctions by US/EU on Russia AND the Chinese credit crunch causing Chinese hot money to exit foreign investments, it surely looks like global liquidity will be shrinking rapidly real soon

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:00 | 4572768 disabledvet
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I agree. Doesn't seem very well thought through actually.
The "we're richer than you" (but not Putin!) policy.

Most of these folks strike me as political leaders...not the head of anything "nefarious." How are we helping our own "cause" (We are one with Ukraine!) by doing this?

Not saying I have the answer...just saying...you know "lay down the law here" bro...forget "sanctions"...we got entire Federal Programs if not an entire war effort that keeps Russia stable and in one piece. The whole "I looked into Putin's soul" thingy.

So he blows 50 billion on the Olympics "and all I got out of the deal was regime change"...what more "sanctions" need be applied here?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:43 | 4572611 LawsofPhysics
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That too, but don't kid yourself, many American corporations have assets in Russia, and China.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:48 | 4572624 Dr. Engali
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Pffhhhhttttt...... The BernankenYellen can print that with their eyes closed.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:48 | 4573065 agent default
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True, but not many left to accept the USD with their eyes closed though.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:56 | 4572731 rsnoble
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150billion is only 2 months QE is it really an issue as long as the digital zero machine is in operation?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:45 | 4572630 Rainman
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OOpsy .... CAT has a manufacturing plant outside St. Petersburg

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:03 | 4572791 RockRiver
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Is it legal for Hussein Obama to do this without the house or senate involved?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:42 | 4573028 smlbizman
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legal left the building a while ago....

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:39 | 4572544 order66
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When do the U.S. Nat Gas export bans get lifted and construction start on the new direct pipes to Western Europe?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:42 | 4572598 Oquities
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lift them today and you'll see natgas in EU in about 10 years.  you'll have to build liquification facilities here, de-liquification facilities there, new pipelines there, new LNG ships, and get all the permits and bribes done first. ur dreamin'

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:56 | 4572734 CrashisOptimistic
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For the 10th time, the US is a net natural gas IMPORTER.

It's not going to be sending nat gas anywhere other than another US city, unless you want the price to go higher on consumers.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:00 | 4572766 Oquities
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that does not mean we aren't stupid enough to try.  we export refined gasoline.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:02 | 4572782 CrashisOptimistic
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Venezuela has no refineries capable of processing its poor quality oil.  They ship it to Houston.  Houston refines it and ships the gasoline back to them. 

This is not gasoline refined from domestic oil production.  We import 7 million barrels per day of crude.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:14 | 4572869 Oquities
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it does however affect our cost of gasoline at the pump

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-25/are-u-dot-s-dot-gasoline...

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:16 | 4572878 ShrNfr
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Most of our exports to the EU are diesel, most of our imports from the EU are gasoline. The crack always yields both. The EU uses diesel in preference to gasoline. They have extra gas. The US uses gasoline in preference to fiesel. We have extra diesel. We swap.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:51 | 4573077 agent default
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Another proof of US dumbfuckery.  Diesel engines are much more efficient than gas engines.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:56 | 4573435 DontGive
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I have to disagree. That's precisely why they will export - the price arbitrage. As soon as the infrastructure is up.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:43 | 4572606 Sudden Debt
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after the meeting...

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:39 | 4572548 kw2012
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Probably matches the EU list now. Leading from behind.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:39 | 4572550 HarryWanqer
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Thank God for executive orders.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:46 | 4572640 kw2012
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Hugo Chavez called them proclamations. 

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:49 | 4572663 Toolshed
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"Thank God for executive orders."

Yes indeed!! Thank god for dictators. I hope you are being as sarcastic as I am.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:54 | 4572713 Dr. Engali
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It's funny how many people can't grasp sarcasm.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:39 | 4572565 davinci7_gis
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RSX is a very good deal right now at around $22.75!

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:49 | 4572645 Emergency Ward
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TRF (Templeton Russia CEF) $12.60, a timely addition to anybody's MyRA account -- fund it with EBT debits.  Remember, Barry said the MyRA would never lose value!

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:55 | 4572721 dontgoforit
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And he said, 'you can keep your insurance' too.  Comrade Obama.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:02 | 4572781 slightlyskeptical
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The MyRA has 5 choices available

1 year  Bernellen Bucks

3 year Bernellen Bucks

5 year Bernellen Bucks

10 year Bernellen Bucks

30 year Bernellen Bucks

 

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:11 | 4573515 RaceToTheBottom
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Aren't they really Greensbernellen Bucks?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:41 | 4572576 Itchy and Scratchy
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#1 Liberal Strategy: Grab other peoples money! A natural reflex!

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:41 | 4572581 assistedliving
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they had nothing to do with it.  the only name needed on the list

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:43 | 4572600 dontgoforit
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I guess the thinking is, if we squeeze his 'friends' enough - they will squeeze him.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:51 | 4572665 magpie
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Nah, it's actually "The Rodina has been humiliated by Barry's perfect golf score today. American liberators will bring you gay marriage and free snacks once you overthrow your parliamentarians", but don't tell any one. Soros 101.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:53 | 4573411 MedTechEntrepreneur
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It should be VERY interesting to see how Russia responds.  That will tell us whether or not this is a REAL war of the Oligarchs or a faux war that Obama is in on.

Will Russia sanction Soros? And all the Billionaires that are the true puppet masters?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:41 | 4572586 dontgoforit
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Very peculiar behavior; very peculiar indeed.  I guess they have enough stuff on them from NSA work that this is the best way?  Personally, I don't think Putin gives a damn.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:42 | 4572593 Sudden Debt
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DENNY THEM FROM DOWNLOADING ANGRY BIRDS UPDATES ON THE APPSTORE!!!

THAT WILL TEACH THEM!!!

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:42 | 4572597 jubber
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...and still the market rallies!

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:52 | 4572695 Soul Glow
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Must.maintain.illusion.of stability!

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:43 | 4572599 onewayticket2
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As if these guys didn't already move assets. Joke. This guy is more dangerous to USA than Russia.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:46 | 4572632 magpie
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It does not matter. Barry O had a good five second sound byte and the people controlling him can film a "crashing" plane...Americans have high expectations for the future.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:43 | 4572603 asteroids
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Freezing the assets of a bank is not very smart. Imagine if our Russian pals decided to freeze the assets of Citi. Or, they could just boot out an Amerikan bank. Give them 30 days to leave the country.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:44 | 4572619 LawsofPhysics
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They already owe american banks a shitload...

you should be asking what if they default?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:45 | 4572628 Pesky Labrador
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So this is pretty much just for show and the average American believes that were putting the hurt on the Russians. So this whole thing should blow over soon enough. Here I was hoping for the USD crushing to begin.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:49 | 4572658 dontgoforit
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So was (is) Geo. Soros

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:50 | 4572672 Soul Glow
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Obama has also signed a new executive order that would allow the U.S. to sanction key sectors of the Russian economy.

And the coup degrase....

U.S. SANCTIONS MAY TARGET METALS, MINING, DEFENSE: OFFICIALS

This is still about gold.  

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:56 | 4572730 Who Laughed
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Headlines:
"US to sell 'strategic' gold reserves...."

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:52 | 4572692 nightshiftsucks
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Have another beer

Wait till lunch before having another beer

I'm on the west coast and can't decide,this is much more important than the sancions on Russia

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:58 | 4572749 rsnoble
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I'll have another one while you fucking think about it. LOL.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:13 | 4572859 nightshiftsucks
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All right,just popped another one.Still on disability for another month,never thought I would miss work so much.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:52 | 4572696 q99x2
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How about sanctioning the two worst threats to the United States of America: Jamie Dimon and Loyd Blankfein.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:55 | 4572724 Soul Glow
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Sadly Putin likely works for them.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:53 | 4572703 Who Laughed
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"U.S. SANCTIONS MAY TARGET METALS"

Anyone thinking which metals in particular?

Buying oportunity on the horizon

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:55 | 4572729 magpie
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Putinium

Eurasium

Medvedevium

Antiamercanium

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:46 | 4573368 dontgoforit
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That's funny, magpie; good one!

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:57 | 4572738 Soul Glow
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If these sanctions are implemented Russia will retaliate with similar ones and then you will see the price of oil and gas spike.  This will crush the petro-dollar.  Gold and silver will skyrocket in this scenario.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:00 | 4572764 CrashisOptimistic
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Gold and silver are not relevant to the discussion and have no function in Russian society.

In fact, I have never seen anyone pay for a tank of gasoline in their car by paying in gold.  Probably never will.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:07 | 4572815 Who Laughed
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I don't know...
This plane fiasco and the checkers match between the russian grand master and Obama have really captivated the world.
Anyone heard from Venezuela?
Gee, that'd be a catch for anyone wanting to cement a reserve currency....

Sleight

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:59 | 4572761 F.A. Hayek
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Why is it that Obama cares again? Is it to prod the skidding along the bottom US economy with a little shot in the arm to the US military complex?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:07 | 4572816 Pressfiretostart
Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:09 | 4572833 Clowns on Acid
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Do any of these Russian guys own a UK fotball team or an US NBA team ?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:27 | 4572943 dimitar
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What about capitalism as a free flow of idea, money, people… US politics, if anything like that exist in reality, is all about flow control. this was the case in cold war 1.0 and now the story is repeated.

“Free market” was build as a tool against the USSR, when USSR and China enter the game all the flaws was exposed, the “free market”, needs a enemy and Russia is a ideal candidate.

Something telling me this time the outcome will be different.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:28 | 4572946 Calculus99
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London won't dare to do anything, remember the English love money too much, clean, dirty or very dirty, it's all money...

And there's billions upon billions of commie stolen money in London.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:33 | 4572959 Son of Captain Nemo
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Boy Oh, Boy!...

The fingerprints of both "Jew Lew" and "Stan The Man" Fischer" are all over this...

The crash on the Yuan couldn't have been more timely with GLD.  That's assuming of course how much the CBs can collect to back up the latest threats on these "levies".

We're in full retard mode now folks!

 

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:09 | 4573167 jughead
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I think we were in full retard mode eons ago...this is like super-duper, double secret retard mode!

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:22 | 4573228 Son of Captain Nemo
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+100

Doesn't do any good anymore to say it can't get any worse!  It's all on the face and laps of the American people and as you so correctly point out it's been like this for decades.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:35 | 4572986 Itchy and Scratchy
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Just when you thought the Kenyan couldn't get any stoopider!

He's making 'W' look like a mensa candidate!

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:40 | 4573019 jmcadg
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Ok, now more sanctions must follow from Russia - tit for tat like ...

5th largest US Bank - go on Vlad, do it ... MUPPETS :)

1 JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. (1039502) NEW YORK, NY $2,415,689,000 $2,463,309,000 2 BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (1073757) CHARLOTTE, NC $2,104,995,000 $2,128,706,000 3 CITIGROUP INC. (1951350) NEW YORK, NY $1,880,382,000 $1,899,511,000 4 WELLS FARGO & COMPANY (1120754) SAN FRANCISCO, CA $1,527,015,000 $1,488,055,000 5 GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC., THE (2380443) NEW YORK, NY $911,595,000 $923,359,000
Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:41 | 4573023 10mm
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Get your surplus ammo for your AK's/Mosins etc.Now.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:07 | 4573158 jughead
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For Mosins, maybe, but more 7.62x39 is manufactured outside of Russia than in it.  Oh wait, you're trying to make a profit by starting yet another panic...I get it.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:49 | 4573388 dontgoforit
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Sieze, then desist.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:47 | 4573053 mtndds
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this is really turning into a comedy.  Russia does not have any respect for the U.S.  Its like little kids playing on the school ground, "I know you are but what am I?"  So fucking stupid.  Is this what the world has come to?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:05 | 4573145 jughead
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This is getting really embarassing...for Obama and the US government.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:50 | 4573398 dontgoforit
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It's almost too obvious, isn't it.  They are playing.  It was arranged previously you can bet on it.  Not sure what the real reasons behind it are yet, but we will see.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:22 | 4573227 Clowns on Acid
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Obama's latest sanctions are really gay...not that there is anything wrong with that...

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:31 | 4573252 10mm
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Profit. Heads up more like it. But your right about AK Ammo.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:16 | 4573529 insanelysane
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I don't find the list interesting but a list of the Obama bundlers that were exempted from the list might be interesting.

 

As with almost everything in this regime, it's not the laws so much as it is who has to follow them.  See Jon Corzine, etc.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:57 | 4573745 Itchy and Scratchy
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The Kenyan is assembling his transgendered Navy Squeal forces for a frontal assault on Russia.

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