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Wed Feb 23, 2022, 11:15 AM

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I heard russia stockpiled trillions of dollars to prepare for the sanctions. Now, How would they disperse the money? Plus is it possible for us to completely disrupt the banking systems there, that would cause MAJOR problems there? I would love to completely shut down their money movement!!

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bluestarone Feb 2022 OP
captain queeg Feb 2022 #1
bluestarone Feb 2022 #2
lagomorph777 Feb 2022 #3
bluestarone Feb 2022 #4
ProfessorGAC Feb 2022 #5

Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Wed Feb 23, 2022, 11:22 AM

1. Well, there isn't a trillion dollars in Russia. Or anywhere really.

But I read a couple days ago theyíd stashed 5 billion, though I donít know what form. Certainly shutting down electronic banking would be a huge blow to them. Iíve heard Joe plans to block them from the main international system, but Russia has developed their own system. Donít know how well it works.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 23, 2022, 11:25 AM

2. I did hear the 5 Billion amount to.

I'm thinking we DO have the capability To BLOCK their systems BUT, i wonder if we would do it?

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 23, 2022, 11:40 AM

3. I think we should, but have to prepare for retaliatory cyberattack.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 23, 2022, 11:59 AM

4. Oh yea for sure!

They mess with us anyhow. So hit them hard if possible!!

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 23, 2022, 12:53 PM

5. Not Liquid, Anyway

Their GDP is $1.7 trillion. With an asset base of $4.2 trillion, or 2.5x GDP. The asset base of the US is nearly $300 trillion. The same ratio is 14.
There's $88 billion in free capital. So, velocity is around 19.5. In the US, it's over 30.
So yeah, they're over $900 billion short of a trillion! With a far less vibrant economy!
Even that $5 billion you're talking about is a lot for them.
Also, if the five billion is true, that's just a bit over 1 day of GDP. Doesn't seem like much a buffer against sanctions.

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