This Means War: US To Target Putin’s Personal $40 Billion Stash

by | Apr 21, 2014 | Headline News | 269 comments

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    Editor’s Note: Consider for a moment that you are President Vladimir Putin. You’ve seen US and European sanctions seize the personal wealth of members of your parliament through various banking mechanisms as a result of their material support for the actions in Crimea. As the President of Russia, what do you do when those same sanctions now target your personal wealth and business interests? Do you sit idly by while $40 billion dollars are confiscated from your personal accounts? What course of action do you take next?

    That is exactly the position that Vladimir Putin is now in, and according to the following report, National Security Adviser Susan Rice makes it clear that the United States is seriously considering this as an option.

    The strategy may have worked out great when the United States seized the assets of deposed leaders in Egypt and Libya. It’s an entirely different matter when you target the President of a nuclear armed nation and one who has had no qualms about going head-to-head with the United States, not just in rhetoric but with his actions both economically and militarily.

    Of course, as Zero Hedge notes, we’re sure the Obama administration “has considered all the intended and unintended consequences of such a move.”

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    By Zero Hedge via Steve Quayle / Infowars

    While the White House has continually threatened further sanctions against Russia for non-de-escalation (even as it un-de-escalates itself), thespecifics of the additional sanctions have been sparseGerman 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 reportsperhaps 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.

    Putin’s actual holdings are a tightly held secret, and the extent of his holdings are difficult to estimate. But a threat of trying to freeze the Russian president’s personal assets could have played a role in a deal brokered Thursday by foreign ministers from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and European Union.

    Perhaps it is worth remembering Putin’s response from last week’s Q&A

    Putin was asked why the US can do whatever it wants and no one punishes them, while attempts are being made to punish Russia.

    “The US is certainly one of the world’s leaders. At some point it seemed that it was the only leader and a uni-polar system was in place. Today it appears that is not the case. Everything in the world is interdependent and once you try to punish someone, in the end you will cut off your nose to spite your face,” he said.

    Though we are sure Obama and his team have considered all the intended and unintended consequences of any such actions.

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      1. admin

        Is this administration totally incompetent or is the objective here to plunge us into a global military conflict?

        No one can be this lacking in foreign policy and geo-political strategy, which leaves only the latter as a possibility…

        • noname

          This death agony of the US will not last long.

          • Be informed

            So what does Russia do to make up the loss of revenue? Easy one! Generate a severe crisis in the Middle East with Iran, Syria, and others and drive the price of oil up to $125 to $150 for the summer. Get your revenge on the U.S. and everyone driving, and sell your oil at a much higher profit. Why not drive it up to $175 or higher a barrel? There are so many ways that Russia can get back money lost via energy.

            The world still needs crude. That shale crap tar sand has a very low net energy gain and a very high cost to it. Few people understand that shale rock and tar sand need tremendous amounts of fresh water to refine it. Oil is still going to be a bargining chip and a means of control on the political stage. Russia has Iran, and that is still huge in the scheme of things. Saudi Arabia is not stockpiling on every weapon thay can get for no reason. Take out Saudi oil producing ability the cost of oil goes to over $200, maybe $300. Those oil producing nations will profit enomormously. Watch this to play out and pay at the pump possibly IF a world war doesn’t start fisrt if the U.S. continues to mess around in Russia’s business.

            • laeagle

              BI, I really don’t think the West can just ignore Putin’s land grabs. If the West doesn’t care, what is the response going to be when the next country starts taking over someone else’s sovereign territory. Putin reminds me of Sadam Hussein when he invaded Kuwait.

              What if in 5 years the folks in California decide to secede and join Mexico, then, in a year all of the states bordering Mexico who have all kinds of ‘illegal alien’ populations vote to join Mexico as well. Will the US allow that to happen. Native born Americans are quickly becoming a minority in California, especially in the south. Beware what you wish for.

              The elections held in Crimea and eastern Ukraine to secede from Ukraine cannot be recognized in the international arena or by the UN. Ukraine’s sovereign territory does not belong to Putin or the Russian Federation, Putin is the mischief maker and needs to be stopped. Hopefully he will come to his senses soon. Russia has nothing to gain in the long run by escalating the current confrontations with the West.

              • sixpack

                Putin hasn’t ‘grabbed’ anything, and as for “What if in 5 years the folks in California decide to secede and join Mexico” —that’s nothing but a red herring. Ukraine did not ‘secede’ from Russia, it was given away against the will of the people, by Nikita Khruschev, another western puppet.

                The PEOPLE VOTED overwhelmingly to rejoin Russia. As usual, your arguments don’t hold water, but do have a lot of irrational hatred and propaganda.

                “Ukraine’s sovereign territory does not belong to Putin or the Russian Federation” —actually, yes it does now. We’re not the boss of the world, the NWO just thinks they can pull it off anyway.

                The UN is nothing but a western hoax played out on the world. As such, it should be destroyed, in the interests of world peace.

                You can pile on all the red thumbs you want, that doesn’t change the fact that there is no evidence of anything like what you claim. Russia has enough nukes that it doesn’t have to take any shit from us, yet they still do. WHY?

                Maybe because Russia IS NOT the warmongers here—The U.S. is.

                • noname

                  It is not russian spetsnaz in Mexico.
                  It is US marines in Finland (part of Russian Empire) – http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheFirearmBlog/~3/7BB9EYlaRpE/

                  “US Marines Black Sea Rotational Force” – WTF?
                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sea_Rotational_Force

                  US planned to take over Crimea and Sevastopol Naval Base since 2010 or even earlier.
                  US spent $5 billon dollars in Ukraine to make it happen.
                  But Putin (not only him) turns out more artful.

                  Do not confront Russians (most populous white nation in the world) – you will loose no matter how good you are prepared!
                  Learn history – Russia always win earlier or later.

                  Modern Russia does not threaten other countries.
                  Most of the wars with Russia are defensive.

                • cam

                  About your comparison with the Crimea and California going to Mexico: I would consider California’s leaving a gift from the Almighty. If Mexico wants their debt, deficit spending, unfunded mandates, unfunded pensions, and bankrupt cities and state government, They can have it. Think of all the liberal socialist idiots we could pull out of the national discussion with one act.

                • Chris

                  U r a liar and a socialista propagandist! In 1937 Stalin, just to put terror in Ukraine has killend 3 million by starving them! So don’t u dare go lying! A world without America is a world lost in slavery and neo-feudal mentality and the mediocrity of the socialist leaders like Putin!!!

              • Be informed

                @ laeagle. I always try to be fair, as I don’t support the U.S. when it is wrong. The U.S. is wrong with Russia and China. First of all NATO did not have to expand into the Baltic States that were once USSR. This placed the enmy within a 2 days walk of St. Petersberg. If this was Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean states with an enemy within firing range of short range missiles, the U.S. would be doing the same thing, again the Monroe Doctrine. You just can’t push your military right to the doorstep of someone and have them not react to protect themselves. This is national security.

                The Ukraine problem is the because the west and the U.S. could not just leave well enough alone and let Ukraine stay Russia friendly like the people decided on in the last election. They had to stir up the cauldron because BO needs a war to get the U.S. out of the economic freefall.

                In regard to Iraq and Kuwait. It was a British decision long ago to deny Iraq much of any type of harbor. Kuwiat was a country that should have been part Iraq. As with the U.S. there is plenty of land that they annexed from in this country’s history. Israel annexed the Golan Heights, the West bank, Gaza, Sinai Peninsula, which some of this was given back and some continues to build Israeli settlements on. Countries take ancient land back and incorporate them into their country. The U.S. takes personal property under the head of eminant domain whether someone likes it or not. Often with not such good and fair compensation.

                Ask Bundy and others about the strongarm of the U.S. government, not against foreign nations, but their own citizens. Ask fellow Americans how the American government has treated them if they were not conforming and bowing down to whatever the government demanded. Fair or not. See how the unfair foreign policy has little difference between domestic policy of Americans. I was it was different, but like that prick reid said, anyone that supports Bundy or the protection of the Constitution is a domestic terrorist.

                I have a big problem with the U.S. going in and “freeing” Libya and taking sides and then calling foul over Syria and Russia getting back a stragetic essential port for their navy. Did NATO have the right to go in and allow Yugoslavia to be carved up into several separate countries? What about Iraq and thousands of dead and tens of thousands of injuried soldiers later, along with trillions wasted and a country worse off before when hussein was contained?

                The U.S. is spending our tax dollars on imperialistic adventures and getting into other people’s business. Money that could be used in this countru to rebuild the infrastructure and create hundreds of thousands of good paying American jobs. Messing around with a country that could in 30 minutes make this whole country a smoking crisp. The U.S. is completely wrong 100% and the whole situation is almost entirely because of NATO and the U.S. not knowing when to stop pushing Russia into a corner where it MUST fight or surrender. This is costing all Americans money and if it continues to accelerate, the whole country will be lost because this is the way war works, it becomes not conventional awful quickly.

                The more unfair a country like the U.S. is, the more it becomes hated or less allied/ England even voted not to support an attack on Syria showed just how little respect the U.S. and BO has. The U.S. is destroying itself in world opinion by acting just like Rome. Even the collapse of the money system and decentalization parallels it. The U.S. pulling back to fix the whopping problems at home needs to be first and foremost. Just look at the storm destruction of the recent hurricanes to the Louisana wetlands and sand bars that protect it from future super hurricanes that could be done to your home state if the U.S. wasn’t wasting so much money away from the U.S. Sorry for the long winded soapbox, but I am very tired of the U.S. allowing this country to fall apart while helping other countries to crumble apart.

                • sixpack

                  That was absolutely beautiful, BI. Just perfect. You are a gentleman and a scholar.

                  • sixpack

                    There is just one more rather uncomfortable thought that I’d like to bring up for consideration.

                    Everyone but the short-sighted must see by now, that the main reason why there is so much political anger against Putin right now, is simply because PUTIN IS NOT ALLOWING THE NWO TO PROVOKE HIS COUNTRY INTO WORLD WAR III.

                    Add to that, that Putin pretty much single-handedly stopped the invasion into Syria. They published some disturbing truth about Benghazi, details our government hid from us. Russia also had a small hand in the Iran conflict and the other would-be escalation into a world war that didn’t happen.

                    Russia has consistently vetoed aggressions in the middle east…U.S./EU led aggressions in the UN. Don’t take my word for it, look it up yourselves.

                    Every one of us in the good old US of A, should be searching our souls right now for whatever truth we have left.

                    We should be thinking about how the USA, as the designated attack dog country of the NWO, can even think about vilifying Russia for doing what WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING FOR DECADES…

                    RESISTING THE NEW WORLD ORDER and resisting their propaganda and lies.

                    Let the red thumbs begin…

                • shortchanged

                  Well done ‘Be informed’ , I heartily agree with your comments, just a small point I would like to add.

                  There is reportedly two or more US warships in the Black Sea, very close to Crimea and Russian Ports.
                  What would President Obama say or do, if Russian warships went to the Gulf of Mexico and cruised around, as the US ships are doing in the Black sea? Choke on their Cherios probably.
                  I am not anti Amercan, just anti aggression.
                  As an Englishman I abhor the banging of war drums by the UK goverment and wish for some peace in my old age.
                  Our Defence Forces are for just that, Defence, not invading and killing other people in countries that have not done us harm. As I see it, President Putin is operating in his own backyard which has nothing to do with US, UK, or indeed nato, which in my opinion should be abolished. We should all go home and stay there.

                  • sixpack

                    Amen shortchanged!

                • Spudweb

                  BRAVO BI!!!!!

                • laeagle.

                  BI,

                  I must agree with dear old Six Pack that you are a gentleman and a scholar of the first order. I was honored by a lot of red thumbs in my comments above. I guess I am a product of the cold war and staunchly anticommunist. I have seen what the communist have done and my family have suffered grievously at the hands of the communist. Like a talk radio host says, “I know them like I know every inch of my glorious body”. I do not think the “cold war” is over since Putin has come to power. It has become quite apparent that the Kremlin is haunted by their downfall and losses and is trying to revive their games again for world domination.

                  Six Pack, I had never heard that Kruschev was a Western Puppit. Maybe that is why he backed down from raining nuclear messiles on to the US back during the Cuban messile crisis in the 60s. Perhaps you also deserve the title of “a lady and a scholar”. Thank you for enlightening me. I do not hate the Russians per se. One of my childhood heroes a man known as the ‘Tiger Man’, Sasha Seimel was Russian.

                  Those of you who get your news from Russia Today, Pravda, etc., let it be known that it is nothing but lies and propaganda that has been carefully and craftily produced by one of the greatest propaganda machines in human history. Unfortunately, the media in the West has become unreliable and most can no longer be considered an independent news source.

                  BI, you try to make an eloquent case against the West and on the side of Putin and the Kremlin but if you are getting your info from Pravda and RT (you have recommended RT as a source several times) then your arguments are all based on false premises and facts. A Commie (Putin and the Kremlin) by any other name is still a Commie.

                  Six Pack, I really don’t know enough about the NWO, but you seem to know quite a bit. I look forward to hearing more about the NWO. Watching Red Dawn, I always thought we were concerned about the Russians invading the USA, I guess that is not the case. They, the Russians, will be fighting along side us against the NWO now. We can look to Putin and his Comrades to fund our insurgency against the NWO invaders when they try to take over this country and come knocking on our doors! It gets pretty confusing for this old ‘cold warrior’. (smile). As they say, politics sure does make strange bedfellows.

                  I don’t know about Mexico, but, the Spetznaz were in the Ukraine before Russia annexed Crimea!

                  Have you heard about those long range bomber incursions into Western and American airspace? Of course that was not provocative. They were just friendly fly-overs as they tipped their wings to the folks below.

                  • shortchanged

                    I must protest at some of your assertions laeagle, the Russian aircraft were not flying in American airspace, unless of course you think that all the North Atlanic area belongs to the USA, which of course it does not. They were in fact in International Airspace, in which they are entitled to be.
                    President Putin is defending his own Countrymen and territory, as he has a duty to do. Can’t you see he has done everythig he can to calm the situation down, but Mr Obama and Mr Kerry are hell bent on provoking Mr Putin with threats and bully boy tactics, and dragging the EU and possibly the rest of the world into war. Those that call for war should be the ones to fight it, that way wars would not happen.

                  • laeagle

                    Shortchanged,
                    Do you remember the reports of longrange Russian bombers straying into US airspace up in Alaska? Perhaps I am dreaming? Check it out. The Russians have been supporting many communist and dictatorial tyrants around the world and in our own backyard. To paint them as if they were the ones being bullied by Nato and the West is to not understand the geopolitical games that Russia has been playing. Russia’s role in Iran and Syria and other Middle-Eastern countries has been to undermine the West in any and every way possible. The ‘Cold War’ has been reignited and Russia is at the center of it.

                    Six Pack, It is hard to construe that Russia is trying to prevent WWIII from happening based on all the things that it has been doing around the globe and in Europe particularly.

                    The biggest threat for WWIII will be from the volatile regions in the Middle-East and particularly from Iran. WWIII could ignite from what is happening along Russia’s borders with Europe but the Europeans and Nato’s response have been very restrained so far in spite of repeated Russian aggression. Putin is scoping out the perimeters and seeing what he can get away with knowing the US has some of the weakest and dumbest leaders in the history of the ‘free-world’ and the US military has been downsized to WWII levels.

                • Lightening

                  To paraphrase Oswald Spengler (Decline of the West) late cultures that have hardened into late civilizations are compelled to expand. They cannot help or alter their fate.

              • TheExpendable

                Please keep in mind that the leaders of all countries are given marching orders. This is all unfolding according to the bankster playbook. The best thing to do at this point is trust in God !

                • sixpack

                  The second best thing to do, is start looking around for a big monkey wrench to throw in their plans…

              • Terry S

                laeagle–You don’t seem to understand YOUR POS president was the one that started all this crap in Ukraine. Take some time and do some research. This isn’t the first time YOUR POS president. But I guess you are not old enough to even remenber the recent ones. Libya, Iraq and Taliban land. Oh well go back to sleep and wake up when the bright happens.

                • laeagle.

                  Terry S, I don’t think you know who you are talking to or what you are talking about. I don’t think your Mom taught you to behave in this manner. Keep your potty mouth to yourself. Thanks.

                  What do you know about Ukraine and the Ukrainians. What do you know about the break up of the former USSR? Have you been there, do you speak their language, do you know their culture, their food, their art, their literature. I was probably studying Russian before you were born! What do you know about the Gulags, the KGB? Tell us please Mr. Terry S! For the record, I never voted for your current president and I have voted for many presidents in my life time!

              • Ngage

                Crimea has never been Ukrainian. Read the history books. Everything in Crimea has at least 200+ years of Russian heritage since the Tzars.

            • WonHungLo

              And Russia gets bonus points for driving the last nail into the US economy’s coffin.

          • arizona

            NONAME,your wrong it will last years,and everyone who don’t know the LORD is going into SLAVERY,by the CHINESE and they’ll discover THEIR VERY CRUEL “TASK MASTERS”,but its what americans wanted for their children,NOW THEIR WISHES WILL COME TRUE,the lost of everything they own, and slave labor camps,THATS AMERICAS FUTURE………….

            • sixpack

              Not THIS American’s future.

          • Chris

            There is no way US will die, because capitalism has the capability to self-adjust, whilst the socialism has produced nothing but killing, misery and dictatorship! So the one that will loose it is Putin and his socialist ways! The socialist doctrine in itself it preaches crime and violence as means of seizeing the power! Socialism is the dictatorship of the mediocres!!!

        • azam

          I’m going with totally incompetent.

          • KY Mom

            Hmm…Plan to build a military of immigrants, who may not have knowledge of the U.S. Constitution or ties to U.S. culture.

            Latest Trick for Illegal Immigrants: Granting Amnesty in Return for Military Service

            “Here’s a disturbing new idea from some members of Congress: Trade instant citizenship to illegal immigrants if they’ll agree to serve in the U.S. military.”

            “Serving in the military … something to be treated as a bargaining chip in immigration politics. Yet these congressmen are trying to sneak this provision into the larger National Defense Authorization Act, which lays out the budget for the Department of Defense.”

            http://blog.heritage.org/2014/04/21/latest-trick-illegal-immigrants-granting-amnesty-return-military-service/

            • Anonymous

              “MAY not have knowledge…” ???

              Get real.

              Wake up to the fact that the illegal Mexicans who are coming across our borders in flagrant violation of our laws are the rejects of a failing state, a third world society, and a drug cartel-controlled cesspool of corruption throughout their “nation.”

              They are the rejects of rejects.

              • skittle shittin unicorn

                anonymous

                thank Harry Reid for this little bit of BS he is the one who passed this along with the Dream Act.
                he caters to all the Illegals he can any time any where

                Time to impeach Obama and Recall Harry and Pelosi

                Skittle shittin unicorn

              • KY Mom

                I believe this is a very BAD plan, being given INSTANT citizenship.

                According to the article, this program is for immigrants “who were brought to the U.S. as children.”

                I can’t say that NONE of them had learned about the Constitution, American history, etc.

                Maybe the plan behind this is to send American born military abroad to foreign lands. Keep the immigrant military here, to deploy as needed here in the U.S.

                • sixpack

                  They would be more likely to get mexicans to fire on U.S. citizens, than Americans with their own family and friends here, wouldn’t they?

                  • the renegade braveheart

                    Ky Mom and Sixpack, ANY foreigners in ANY kind of uniform who come to my place with bad intentions toward me will encounter resistance and had better bring body bags for THEMSELVES!

                  • sixpack

                    agreed, renegade BH.

            • Jack

              Kind of remind me of when the Romans hired on the illegal immigrants of their day, the Goths to serve as their military, in the end the goths sacked Rome took over what was left of the empire, but they could not run a nation state and Europe descend into anarchy

            • TheGuy

              This is the dumbest stupidest thing I’ve ever heard without exception.

              Illegals as your soldiers.

              Dude.

              Even that half-witted hack Machiavelli (which the US seems so enamored with) knew that mercenary armies were the worst idea ever.

              • sixpack

                Her real name is “Ortencia Segura” — go figure…

                • sixpack

                  ??? An hispanic linked to voter fraud ???

            • Smokey

              Currently, many foreigners enlist at Embassies abroad. If they complete their enlistment to an Honorable Discharge, they are granted US citizenship. If they are killed in action, the grant is automatic. They are screened at the Embassy carefully, one of the duties of the Marine guard details and the military attaché section there.

              This proposal, however, is for citizenship for illegal aliens, or the children of illegals, the instant they sign up. No screening, just enlist. Want to bet this would expand to service in some kind of civilian program? In a heartbeat. Sign up for Meals on Wheels or some La Raza charity and, bingo, you are now a citizen.

              What a crock idea.

              • durango kidd

                I served with a Cuban in Nam. He was a refugee from Communist Cuba. He joined the Marine Corp and had served honorably for six years, and was applying for citizenship when I met him.

                If an Illegal is willing to serve for six years and receives an Honorable Discharge, his citizenship should be automatic.

                Such citizenship should be conveyed AFTER, and only AFTER an Illegal has honorably served. Illegals need to EARN their citizenship before they qualify for any benefits like food stamps, health care, and Taxpayer Forge for their cattle. 🙂

                • sixpack

                  “and Taxpayer For{a}ge for their cattle” Bundy is not an illegal alien. If one looks at it, it’s also partly HIS family’s public land too, and he has the same rightto use it as the rest…stupid sheep.

                  • durango kidd

                    sixpack: As a “Sovereign Man” by his own definition, he is an alien. You cannot be a “Sovereign Man” and a citizen of the United States.

                    The terms are mutually exclusive. 🙂

                    He is either a “Sovereign Man”, or he is an American citizen subject to the laws of the land. If he is an American citizen, then he needs to pay grazing fees like all the other ranchers do….

                    And taxes, just like the rest of US. He is not special. He is a criminal. 🙂

                  • Average Guy

                    Got damn, The Durango ‘Krugman’ Kidd proclaims that a person is a criminal and deserves his just sentence! Who are we to argue against such a defender of The empire? Revenuers never had such a good friend as they have with the likes of the Durango ‘Krugman’ Kidd.

                    Sieg frickin’ heil.

            • Just Me

              This really isn’t a new idea…. I joined the Air Force in 1977. There was a Mexican guy in my unit. One day we were all sitting around, talking and telling each other where everyone was from. When we got to him, he said he wasn’t an American. Everyone was like, “Huh?”

              He then explained he joined the U.S. Air Force right from Mexico, under a program that would get him U.S. citizenship for serving in our military. Most of us didn’t have a problem with that, figuring that if a guy is willing to fight for our country, that’s probably the kind of guy who deserves to be a citizen. A big difference from those who sneak in illegally.

              • Average Guy

                RE: Just Me wrote, “A big difference from those who sneak in illegally.”

                That’s a bunch of horsehockey!

                Who the frick cares How people get here?

                They get here, they get jobs, they live.

                Same as any other.

                Maybe there’s a problem about benefits being tossed about, but they are the same as bird seed being tossed about at a bird feeder, don’t complain about who shows up to eat if you’re giving out Free Food!
                Concentrate instead upon the very idea of giving out Free Food at your expense and stop worrying about free range humans.

                Or, what? You’re Not a free range human? You accept an ownership upon – you – telling you where you can go and where you cannot? If so, why? Also, what the heck does the word ‘freedom’ mean to you? Let alone the word, ‘liberty’.

            • WonHungLo

              You can bet this amnesty/citizenship would extend to anybody they ay is part of their family (family size will probably limited to 2000 members).

              • javelin

                And they will receive big tax checks sent to them for thousands of dollars for EIC and other “dependents”–because the mexicos have learned the loophole in the chalupa–that you can claim any dependents ( nieces, nephews, sons, daughters, aunts, grandparents) even if they reside in a foreign country.

                That’s right tax paying American slaves—the latinos get billions of dollars annually by simply writing “Maria” and “Jose” ten times on all of the dependent lines and claiming they are supporting 10 familia in latin america on their roofer/fruit picker/landscaper/hotel maid/dishwasher salaries.

          • Stig's American Cousin

            @ Azam

            Disagreeing with the messiah?

            According to TPTB, you’re a racist. 😉

            • sixpack

              So Be It.

            • the renegade braveheart

              TPTB can go f#$% themselves.

              • sixpack

                Yep.

          • yourmotherwaswrong

            azam says:

            “I’m going with totally incompetent.”

            Not a chance! These people, whether “Left” or “Right” on the “political” spectrum, know exactly what they’re doing.

            This is not incompetence; it’s calculated intention.

            Wake up, and understand how the world really works.

            “It’s easier to lie to a man than convince him he’s been lied to.”

            • durango kidd

              Yes, they know EXACTLY what they are doing and what they are doing to US. Ignorance is only malfeasance in office. Their crimes are deliberate, and because they are deliberate it is TREASON!

              Kill the FED. Death to Traitors! 🙂

              • Average Guy

                And who should be in charge of the death panel, you?

                Death to no one.

                Strip them of power, take their money and obey them no more.

                That, is mercy.

                A term foreign to the likes of you.

                • durango kidd

                  AG/Clark: Death for Traitors is CONSTITUTIONAL !!! So now, you don’t want to follow the Constitutional? Now the Constitution is selective?

                  LMAO you fucking faggot!!! 🙂

                  • durango kidd

                    AG/Clark: Yes I will execute these bastards based upon an indictment, conviction, and sentence by a jury of the American People in a Court of Competent Jurisdiction.

                    The misery and death that these psychopaths have wrought upon the American people and the world at large is worthy of death.

                    And I will do my duty joyfully, without flinching, or so much as blinking an eye or shedding a single tear for them.

                    NO FUCKING MERCY FOR TREASON!!! ZIP. ZERO. NADA!!! 🙂

          • PO'd Patriot

            I’ll see your bet and raise you one stupid fucking coon…..

        • y99

          Mac,

          I think this administration war games the situation, then picks the option that will cause the most harm to our national security, 1st option is always the push to globalism.

        • Mich

          The Obama Rat Patrol regime is sparking up

          a return of the old Cold War with Russia

          again.

          Lucrative and imperially rewarding as it

          may seem to the idiot in charge and his

          peanut gallery allies, his Red Lines may

          become the ‘ropes’ they are hung with.

          • sixpack

            At the very least, they are going to get a lot of us killed.

        • buttcrackofdoom

          why can’t he be BOTH?….yes, i’m going with BOTH, incompetent AND an evil son-of-a-bitch that wants to destroy america…hopefully, with his incompetentness, and SOME true patriots in america, we will put a stop to his madness. where is congress with their impeachment proceedings? is it really going to take the pitchforks and torches to come out to handle this?

          • Semper Fi, y'all

            Leave your pitchforks in the field. Break out your deer rifle.

            Semper Fi

        • Da Yooper

          War is good for the banksters they play both sides off of each other using their political puppets.

          • Barn Cat

            I don’t think Putin is anybody’s puppet but he can be provoked to do what they want him to do.

            • Mich

              Da Yooper

              My favorite place in your

              neck of the woods is Hulbert.

              • Da Yooper

                Mich

                Hulbert is 4 hours east of me

                Da UP =’s undiscovered country

                you betcha

            • sixpack

              I think he’s done a pretty good job of not being provoked so far. I hope this stupid govt doesn’t push too far. We don’t need a nuclear war, we need to get rid of all of the globalist dual-citizens in our govt.

          • Former Cal Girl

            Yooper great place you live. Our favorite is Golden Lake near Iron River. Lot of good memories from that “neck of the woods”.

            • Da Yooper

              For those who can deal with the long winters of 20 + feet of snow & -40 it can be a magical place to live. I still have about 2 feet of snow on the ground at this time. Sooo it is not for everyone but the weather keeps the riff-raf out & that is a huge + as far as I am concerned.

              • the renegade braveheart

                Pacific NW?

              • babycatcher

                yooper….that’s cute. I had to think for a second, but I like it…is it flat there with lots of farms and trees?

                • Da Yooper

                  Babycatcher I live near lots of cattle ranches & lots of dense forest. some rolling hills & such. No real neighbors just a thousand acres or more of forest.

                  Wonhunglo

                  yoots are few & far between. The few that there are know their place. The teens also know their place & still open doors for the lady’s & when they do teat their limits it is not unusual for some unrelated adult to put them in their place.A throw back to the 50’s & 60’s

              • WonHungLo

                You probably don’t have a large number of “yoots” or “teens”.

          • yourmotherwaswrong

            “Say ya to da U.P., eh!”

          • wrong

            We use to have a cabin north of Paradise. My dream cabin but some lady offered me too much money and I caved under the pressure.

        • Walt Kowalski

          No honor among thieves.

          A government that thinks nothing of stealing from its own citizens, will have little compunction about stealing from someone in a foreign country.

          The concept is called hubris.

          Defined: (in Greek tragedy) an excess of ambition, pride, etc, ultimately causing the transgressor’s ruin

          I ask…is this not a fitting description?

          http://truthaholics.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/hubris6.jpg

          http://truthaholics.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/hubris1.jpg

          • the renegade braveheart

            WK, hubris is something both neocons and libturds have in common.

        • JayJay

          ***No one can be this lacking in foreign policy and geo-political strategy***

          You underestimate this administration! 🙂

        • the renegade braveheart

          Mac and everyone, good morning. The Obama crowd know exactly what they’re doing. If I was Putin, I wouldn’t tolerate anyone trying to take something away from me. I would lash out severely at the culprit/culprits. I believe it would be a miracle of miracles if there aren’t at least some shots fired over this. I believe Putin will lash out severely; just not sure in what form. Like Putin said previously, Obama is a monkey with a hand grenade. OBAMA NEEDS TO BACK OFF FROM RUSSIA. WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER WAR. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DO NOT WANT WAR WITH RUSSIA, BUT OBAMA DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. OBAMA HAS TO GO.

          • buttcrackofdoom

            funny braveheart…that’s what i thought of when i saw the monkey going apeshit with the AK47 a few days ago on youtube…sure did look like obama to ME! i’m pretty sure i wouldn’t be able to pick obama out in a room full of monkeys.

            • the renegade braveheart

              BCOD, I’ll have to look up that video.

            • C Howard Fields

              The tallest one …..?

            • sixpack

              “i’m pretty sure i wouldn’t be able to pick obama out in a room full of monkeys”

              He’ll be the one with the gold pen in his paw…

          • Snowed

            Surely Putin can file economic sanctions too. E.g. none of your ships can go East from China. That would THEN make EVERY AMERICAN poke their head up from the couch and realize something ain’t right. Or, since he probably wants to deal with the Chinese, maybe he says, no oil tankers from Saudi. Since the Saudis largely bought out large parts of our national gobblement, then this would be a death blow. Perhaps the $40B theft is a response to something Putin has already done but which has not come to light… maybe he’s building a pipeline from Iran and will finally give the Saudi’s some competition. The main economic reason Iraq had to be squashed was they could be producing as much oil as Saudi – and the Saudi’s didn’t want the competition. That’s my guess.

            • sixpack

              NOTE TO SELF:

              Whatever the NWO/globalists want—I DON’T WANT. “Why” is no longer relevant.

              I need to do everything in my power to halt the NWO bankster takeover.

              Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

        • John Q. Public

          Since the 19th century Judeo-Masonry and other depraved occultists have PUBLISHED their plans for a series of THREE World Wars. OF COURSE “the objective here to plunge us into a global military conflict.”

          • jim in Va.

            I’m a Mason and you have no idea what you’re talking about. There are few masons anymore and like WW2 veterans they are dying off. We can’t even decide what we’re going to have for dinner at our next function. We have few secrets(everything is on the internet) We have no international intentions and can barely carry many of our own lodges. You give too much credit!

            • mark

              He’s not talking about you 1-32 degree Masons who are duped into thinking they are just another social group. Do some extensive research into Masonry and you will find that at levels you didn’t even know exists the Masons are totally evil.

              • Feisty Old Broad

                The Masons live within God’s Light and their part of anything which may occur will be a reflection of that Light…I suggest that you do some MORE research (unbiased) to discover the truth….
                Have Faith, Keep Faith, Share Faith
                and Have SISU
                FOB

                • John Q. Public

                  Thanks for coming out of the closet in that one, FOB. Now we know exactly why you run so breathlessly to defend Satan’s synagogue.

            • Smokey

              Jim, don’t you know that denial of the conspiracy is part of the conspiracy itself?

              Facts don’t matter.

              • jim in Va.

                Out come the tin hats…If I’m a Mason then I would know. Its 2014 people,it isn’t happening. Can’t vouch for past history but there is no present masonic conspiracy!

                • Average Guy

                  And, you know where Every Single Dollar you pledge goes, too. Right?

                  What’s that old saying? If you don’t know who the sucker in the room is, you’re it?

                • John Q. Public

                  Jim in VA’s personal (and woefully unaware) testimony exposes a thin truth—that the USA has so descended to the depths of depravity that the assistance of lower level lodges is no longer necessary.

                  That said, it is quite clear that the higher levels of command and control are intact and functioning.

                  Witness the open worship of Satan and subservience to his synagogue.

            • Mountain Trekker

              Jim in Va. Do you have a Little dog with a collar. Trekker Out.

              • John Q. Public

                typo should be: Albert Pike

            • John Q. Public

              Jim in VA, you are one of the “blue” Masons kept in the dark.

              Likely you are a nice guy and have never read a pre-1913 edition of Albert Pile’s Morals and Dogma. Subsequent to 1913, because of revelations about Freemasonry, all the “we worship Lucifer” content was deleted for consumption by us “cowans.”

              • jim in Va.

                We believe in God,that’s a requirement. Lucifer is for others.

                • Mountain Trekker

                  Save your breath Jim, all those that ain’t, know more than those that do. Trekker Out.

                • John Q. Public

                  Read your Masonic literature carefully, Jim in VA.

                  Masons worship the “Great Architect of the Universe.” The gnostic ambiguity of that worshipful term is slowly unwrapped degree by degree until, as the most important US Mason Albert Pike documented in pre-1913 editions of Morals and Dogma, the Masonic adept discovers he is actually worshipping Lucifer.

                  Not only the testimony of defectors from Judeo-Masonry, but open publications, document the Judeo-Masonic worship of Satan and the subservience to his synagogue, even to “rebuilding the Temple.”

                  At this point, you “blue” Masons, remaining ignorant, provide useful even occasionally philanthropic cover for the wicked higher orders of command and control.

          • Feisty Old Broad

            Please tell us that you are NOT seriously believing Anything from that website???? threeworldwars??? No wonder you espouse what you do…..
            FOB

        • Anonymous

          can you say “Dumb and Dumber”?

        • 1940justme

          they’re not going to do anything to Putin, this administration wouldn’t even have the guts to go after Noriega.

        • billybob

          we either have psychopaths or fools in power, take your pick

        • Mountain Trekker

          I cannot believe the people on this site that seem to want to give Putin, that little sawed-off Punk Communist Thug, Hero Status. Wonder where he came up with 40 BILLION dollars! And no he ain’t know Nationalist, he’s a Communist. As for Obama if he does nothing, he’s gutless with no backbone, and if he trys to freeze some of Punk Putin’s money then he’s an agressive war monger. Seems we’re having a hard time deciding what we want him to do. And NO I ain’t know Obama fan. I have about as much use for him as I do that Communist Putin. Trekker Out. Si vis Pacem, para bellum!

          • ed

            Vrf
            you and i think alike. Putin is a coomie and obama is a POS.
            peacekeeper

          • Cede

            Who said its 40 Billion? I’m pretty sure that’s a nice round figure the gov made up for the public to focus on and remember. Obummer and his clowns are working over time to discredit Putin just like all the other leaders around the world who’ve been discredited by the US gov. Discredit the leader, then overthrow the country, then reap the rewards.

            If Obummer threatens to freeze Putins accounts …. Whatever the real amount is?…. Then Putin should do the same to Obummer. How funny would that be if Putin could clean Obummers financial holdings out too!?

            Maybe he could wipe the Clinton’s, Bushes, Dick Cheney and Harry Reid out too?

            • Average Guy

              Whoops, gave you a Thumbs Down by accident, Cede.

          • 1940justme

            Mountain trekker

            I don’t want to give Putin anything, but it’s none of our business over there, we’ve been getting our young people to get killed in wars for 50 yrs and have accomplished nothing, you want to fight with Russia, suit up and go.. there’s a bunch of goat farmers living in caves in Afgan kicking our ass right now, wait till the next war starts and we’re fighting, Russia, the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Iran, Syria and on and on. we don’t need to go anywhere to get in a war, one is coming anyway eventually.

          • laeagle

            MT, I am in complete agreement with you. I really do not understand the love-fest for Putin. The man is a theif and a KGB thug. The West doen not have any other option but to resist the bastard and if war is what he wants then there is no choice but to protect ourselves. MAD has worked in the past but it may not be a deterrent now that Obama has weakened our military capabilities. I think economic sanctions are a viable first step but there needs to be strong leadership that can articulate and mobilize a strong response. Putin is the Kim Jong Un of Russia. Just like Reagan told Gorbachev to tear down those walls, the West (I dare not say Obama) perhaps under the leadership of Merkel of Germany needs to tell Putin to let go of Ukraine’s sovereign territory.

            • sixpack

              I guess it’s easier to think straight when you don’t buy into all of the propaganda and unproven rhetoric.

            • durango kidd

              laeagle: Democracy and self determination is a human right. The people of Crimea spoke loud and clear by an overwhelming majority when given a choice: which is why WE don’t get much of a choice here in America.

              The PTB are already trying to rig the 2016 election between Hillary and Jeb Bush; or even worse, Chris Christie.

              UN and EU Observers said there was no coercion in the Crimea Referendum and that voters were allowed to freely choose their affiliation.

              Given that the population of Crimea is primarily Russian by ancestry and speak Russian, it should not come as a surprise to anyone except the New World Order, who thinks that everyone wants to be, and should be, their vassals.
              🙁

          • sixpack

            Let’s see how Putin’s alleged 40 billion stacks up, shall we?

            U.S. Billionaires Of 2013 of which 8 out of 10 are AMERICAN:

            2. Bill Gates
            Net Worth: $67 billion
            Source of wealth: Microsoft

            4. Warren Buffett
            Net worth: $53.5 billion
            Source of wealth: Berkshire Hathaway

            5. Larry Ellison
            Net worth: $43 billion
            Source of wealth: Oracle

            6. Charles Koch
            Net worth: $34 billion
            Source of wealth: diversified

            6. David Koch
            Net worth: $34 billion
            Source of wealth: diversified

            11. Christy Walton & family
            Net worth: $28.2 billion
            Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

            13. Michael Bloomberg
            Net worth: $27 billion
            Source of wealth: Bloomberg LP

            14. Jim Walton
            Net worth: $26.7 billion
            Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

            15. Sheldon Adelson
            Net worth: $26.5 billion
            Source of wealth: casinos

            16. Alice Walton
            Net worth: $26.3 billion
            Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

            17. S. Robson Walton
            Net worth: $26.1 billion
            Source of wealth: Wal-Mart

            19. Jeff Bezos
            Net worth: $25.2 billion
            Source of wealth: Amazon.com

            20. Larry Page
            Net worth: $23 billion
            Source of wealth: Google

            So IF Putin has $40 billion, he’s what, number 5 on the evil rich person’s list?

            • Mountain Trekker

              sixpack you merely proved a point, out of all those Billionaires only 2 are Politicians, and they’re both Communist. Putins one, see if you can guess who the other one is. (Clue) Both want to tell you what to do, and both would like to take your guns. Trekker Out.

              • sixpack

                Somehow Putin didn’t make Forbes list…ever thought that maybe the idea that Putin is a billionaire might be, oh I dunno, maybe a LIE or just plain propaganda?

                Oh yeah, they can’t risk making themselves out a liar so obviously PUTIN’S billions are hidden from view…that way they can make any claim they want to, without fear of being found out.

                How convenient that PUTIN is the only man on the planet who can completely hide billions in wealth…

                Give it a rest. If 40 billion is in rubles, at 36 rubles to 1 dollar, he’s not so wealthy after all, is he?

                …that’s really only about $1,121,426,250.06

                • wrong

                  I wish I wasn’t wealthy like Putin. Only $1,121,426,250.06! Poor slob…

                  But I understand your point sixpack.

                  • sixpack

                    Me too, but you’ve got to admit, the fact that he does not have what people claim he does, looks less like he’s a gaddafi, or someone who robbed their own country. It looks more like useless propaganda to me.

        • durango kidd

          Exactly Mac! The NWO PTB evidently thinks that they can crush Putin’s Russia while avoiding MAD. If I were Putin, I would pick up the phone and tell the Swiss President in no uncertain terms:

          “Allow the WEST to confiscate my accounts and I will turn Switzerland into a cinder before the sun goes down the next day!”

          That would get the attention of Switzerland. 🙁

          • sixpack

            Absolutely! What leader wouldn’t?

          • buttcrackofdoom

            what makes you think he hasn’t done JUST THAT, DK?

        • TAKE NO SHIT!

          To be honest who ever does this to the Russian people because the Ukraines don’t want to join the (European Union) are truly a pack of M F idiots in want of education.

          I do not believe for one minute that the President and people in power of our country would do this. Our country is run by the most wonderful, dedicated and exemplary employees in the world. Intelligence is something they ALL have.

          We have lots of jobs, all the young people and old alike are taken care of like Kings and Queens. This is paradise. The the person who would authorize such a thing could have only one wish in their head…….how soon will I die.

        • JustMe

          I’d wager that if such a thing occurs, it will be because obummer’s owners bemand it. After all, Russia is in the nwo’s way. And don’t think for one minute that they care waht happens to any of us…

          • sixpack

            “After all, Russia is in the nwo’s way”

            Exactly. Does anyone here really think the U.S would stand for another country freezing any of our 8 billionaires fortunes? Of course not. This govt would be squealing about the injustices, like a bunch of wild pigs with their hooves in a trap.

            Anyone who cannot recognize the double-speak in all of these actions, from 9/11, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt, on up to Russia, is willfully blind or so full of hatred, that they can’t reason anymore.

        • pavan

          50% of the country would vote for BHO again, if they had the opportunity. The same people will cast their votes for whatever Democrat is put up in 2016. If BHO hasn’t finished us off by then, President Hillary can administer the coup de gras.

        • Chris

          U r talking about Russia of course! They need to be stopped! Incation is NOT the answer! Neville Chamberlain said in 1938 “Peace in our time” after signing an agreement with another socialist criminal: Adolf Hitler… We know the results of that agreement! The earlier you start fighting the socialist disease the less killing there will be! I can assure u of that!

      2. VRF

        In Obamas presidency , No one will be left alone

        • VRF

          I for one hope he finds someone that will not play his games

      3. Socrates

        As of July 1st 2014, the FACTA Title V act goes into full swing.

        The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a United States statute that requires United States persons, including individuals who live outside the United States, to report their financial accounts held outside of the United States, and requires foreign financial institutions to report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about their American clients. Congress enacted FATCA to make it more difficult for U.S. taxpayers to conceal assets held in offshore accounts and shell corporations and to recoup federal tax revenues. The FATCA is a portion of the 2010 Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act.

        This allows the confiscation of a lot more than just the 40 Billion that Putin has amassed. ALL Americans with foreign accounts (including Swiss) are going to have their account balances reported to the IRS, the ages old junk yard dog of corrupt administrations.

        The fish nets are heavy and they are reeling them in. Have to collect all that fiat while they can , just prior to WW III. Many countries are doing similar measures.

        • buttcrackofdoom

          party like it’s 1939!

        • KY Mom

          I expect more Americans will renounce their U.S. citizenship.

          Delayed, from HR 2847, FATCA will go into effect July 1, 2014. This will make it nearly impossible for Americans to protect savings accounts.

          Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
          http://lawoutlaw.blog.com/2012/02/20/fatca/

          Incredibly, 48 Nations Embrace FATCA To Reveal U.S. Depositors
          “FATCA is four years old but it is still being ramped up for its big worldwide rollout July 1, 2014. Foreign banks must hand over the details of American account holders … or face serious repercussions.”

          “With disclosures, prosecutions and summonses, the IRS is getting quicker, better and more complete information than ever.”

          “After foreign institutions identify U.S. account holders, FATCA requires the institutions to impose a 30% tax on payments or transfers to any who REFUSE to step up and get into full U.S. compliance.

          At first, Foreign financial institutions (FFIs) MUST report account numbers, balances, names, addresses, and U.S. taxpayer identification numbers. For U.S. owned foreign entities, they MUST REPORT the name, address, and U.S. TIN of each substantial U.S. owner.”
          http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2014/04/07/incredibly-48-nations-embrace-fatca-to-reveal-u-s-depositors/

          Are You Ready to be an Unpaid Government Spy
          “FATCA is one of the worst laws ever written. In addition to requiring yet more disclosures for US taxpayers who have foreign accounts, FATCA also MANDATES EVERY FOREIGN FINANCIAL INSTITUTION ON THE PLANET TO SHARE CUSTOMER INFORMATION WITH THE IRS.”

          “But what most people don’t know is that FATCA contains an obscure, broadly-written provision that potentially turns every single US taxpayer into a government spy.”

          “You see, the law decrees that if a foreign bank or business does NOT comply with FATCA requirements, then everyone else in the financial system MUST WITHHOLD a 30% PENALTY on ANY PAYMENT TO THAT BANK OR BUSINESS.”
          http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-16/guest-post-are-you-ready-be-unpaid-government-spy

          • durango kidd

            Time to move to a Flat Tax like Russia where everyone pays 13%. Then WE could eliminate the IRS, increase tax revenue and lower costs!

            ALL income to be taxed at the same rate, including corporate income.

            All in favor of eliminating the IRS give me a red thumb. 🙂

            • Average Guy

              The Durango ‘Krugman’ Kid wrote, “Time to move to a Flat Tax like Russia”

              Fricking commie.

              A tax loving commie, ta boot.

              How about, No Tax.

              Let them twist in the wind! And let The People keep their own!

          • WonHungLo

            And the institutions that defey the IRS will have a flood of new customers. The IRS will be constantly trying to identify such institutions. Iran or DPRK may jump into this. If USA issues threats, Iran would detonate abn atomic bomb to clear up the ambiguity concerning whether they have one, and make it known that they have more than a few.

        • Poon Tang

          Socrates, well done as usual. I would love to see all the politicians have their Swiss and Cayman accounts exposed. Publicly in the world press.

          • sixpack

            Never happen, unless a congressman fails to tow the NWO line. Only then, will they sacrifice him on the NWO alter. The NWO globalists have nothing to fear…the U.S. can’t touch them or their money.

            This is another reason why Putin is not a NWO puppet…he’d be invincible if he was.

        • sixpack

          Maybe so, but it will not affect the NWO globalists—you can bet on that.

          • sixpack

            to the red thumbs—do you really believe the NWO globalists banksters would do anything to financially destroy the world, without first protecting THEIR OWN ASSETS from harm?

            You’ve got to be delusional.

            The globalists won’t lose a nickel, no matter how they manipulate the economies of the world.

            Kill ’em all and let God sort it out.

      4. buttcrackofdoom

        “Putin was asked why the US can do whatever it wants and no one punishes them, while attempts are being made to punish Russia.” …..yeah, why IS THAT?…..on the other hand, my first thought was where did putin get 40 BILLION, with a capitol B……it’s clear to ME, culpability is EVERYWHERE you look. lock ’em ALL up, i say!

        • Walt Kowalski

          If you lock them up, there’s a chance they’ll eventually get out.

          I think a long drop at the end of a short rope is much more appropriate.

        • sixpack

          Well, if we have to wonder where he got his money, then there is no proof of wrong-doing. But Russians are not innocent until proven guilty, because the NWO banksters hate him.

      5. David Chu

        Mr. “Tyler Durden” or the “Tyler Durdens” of zerohedge.com has gone off the deep end. The operative question here, besides this piece of yellow journalism from infowars, is “Does President Putin really have $40 billion stashed in Switzerland???” Remember, he is THE Russian President who forbade his government officials from having secret accounts in foreign banks in the first place because of this precise and potential threat. So, before we go off the tangent and chase white rabbits down disinfo and misinfo holes, people need to stop and think about the veracity of this story.

        • admin

          I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that Vladimir Putin, who essentially has defacto control of all Russian resource interests, is the richest individual in the world. I’ve made this point previously and I believe it to be true today.

          Just because Putin restricted capital flows out of Russia for others doesn’t mean he didn’t engage in this activity himself. He is after all, the guy in charge, and the guy in charge (especially in Russia) gets to do whatever he wants.

          Whether he has $40 billion in assets held in Switzerland is the question — but that he has $40 billion (or more), in my view, is not.

          I certainly see your point here and we should question the reports here as we would with any other.

          • David Chu

            When one has the ultimate power of life and death on planet earth that President Putin has, I suggest everyone here do some research on something called “Perimeter” or “Dead Hand”, $40 billion is pocket change. And even that is a presumption and assumption that is being floated around without any proof whatsoever.

            Mac, you say that President Putin has $40 billion somewhere ~ can you prove it, document it?

            • Charley Waite

              Who are you? I don’t remember your name around here and certainly you haven’t built up the rep to bust in here and demand Mac do anything. And why pimp your “Escape to Patagonia” sales pitch when one clicks on your handle?
              and most of all, who is this “we” you keep referring to?

            • Cowboy45

              Put the kool-aid down. Step back. Wait for the effects to wear off

          • sixpack

            If true the 4$0 billion, Putin could only be about 5 or 6 on the richest list…sorry. Check out Forbes.com.

      6. WhoWuddaThunkIt

        Here is One of the Factors, driving this NWO Globalist War against Russian’s Putin. If you follow Russian Politics, Putin is very much a Christian, and has raised the Christian Church to a new level. Putin also has rid the High level Russian Government positions of all Jews, unlike in America.
        “The Difference Between Putin and Obama. – You Got to See This!!” on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjqJ3cDzReA&feature=youtube_gdata_player So as you see this war against Putin, is really the US Jewish Movement using Americans to fight their Religious War. Don’t be fooled folks. Let the Jews fight their own wars.

        • sixpack

          Not to mention the fact that Putin is not gay friendly. Thanks for the rational thought, WhoWuddaThunkIt.

      7. azam

        our administration has no back bone. They are complete push overs. Foreign policy is at a complete loss. America is becoming the biggest joke in the world. No problems are getting solved only rounds of golf are getting played on our money.
        Obamacare new bs numbers out
        keystone pipe line on hold till after mid term elections.
        why is it no one cares about any of it.
        This country is being ran into the ground and the masses are just watching it go.
        so lets cease money from another world leader with nuclear capability. Sounds real smart to me. Expectantly since we have such a strong leader in america. I would be all for going after Putin if we had a strong leader with a back bone, but since we have what we have i would sit back and let the situation play out with out personally attacking a person like Putin. It looks like we will be pulled into another war. Its like we don’t have enough problems here at home we need to take care of.

        • buttcrackofdoom

          the “Problems at home” are precisely WHY obama needs this war.

          • sixpack

            …not because Russia has done anything really wrong. They just need to make people believe…

      8. High Noon

        Tough man Obama gonna take Putins’s money? I don’t know,have to think about that one.

        • slingshot

          Obama will smoke a blunt and stutter as he tries to read from the teleprompter. More FLEXIBILITY after the elections.

          Most Americans don’t care about Nuclear War.

          Hey! Where’s my E.B.T.
          E.B.T. for you and me.

            • Miss DeeDee

              Swipe your AARP card !
              IT’S FREE
              Swipe your AARP card !
              IT’S FREE
              Swipe your AARP card !
              IT’S FREE
              —–
              Then I tried to do the Twerking thing like she did.
              Now I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.
              —- Miss Dee Dee

              • the renegade braveheart

                Miss DeeDee, I hope you’re alright. I wouldn’t be trying to imitate those freeloaders. That video was very sickening to me.

                • sixpack

                  Apparently it’s also sickening to the people who made the video too. Nice job.

            • the renegade braveheart

              Mac, I’ve already seen this video before. I turned it off before the 2-min. mark; that was all I could stomach. The freeloaders’ day is coming. When the EBTs and everything else stop working, they’ll be among the first to die.

              • djdog

                They will be among the first to die but from where I sit, and I understand this is contrary to my Christian beliefs — which I will/have prayed about — to be a fly on the wall and watch them break into their “justified” panic at no more freeloading… well, that’s a scene i’d love to watch….. just before they died by the hand of there ganger/family/whatever trash friend…. like I said, I have a real issue with the freeloading scum sucking gimmethats…..

                • buttcrackofdoom

                  i got a feeling you will change your mind when they come for your stuff djdog….scares the SHIT outa’ ME…and I/M FEARLESS!….just go to a gunshow and look around you….THAT’S who will be coming to a theatre near YOU!…..and SOON!

                  • the renegade braveheart

                    BCOD, let the ‘gimmedats’ come to my place for anything and see what happens to them.

                  • buttcrackofdoom

                    agreed braveheart. sometimes you gotta rub their little faces in the dirt to show them reality.

            • Kulafarmer

              Geez,,,
              I think im permanently scarred!

              • Miss DeeDee

                The biggest issue I have with that video is not that it is true but rather it makes an 8y.o. child aspire to that way of life.
                It’s no wonder even an honest person thinks about cheating on his or her tax form on April 15th every year.
                — Miss Dee Dee

                • Kulafarmer

                  No wonder i have dreams that i am having tea with Ayan Rand!

                • the renegade braveheart

                  Miss DeeDee, yes, it is so sickening. Too many people; used to be only minorities, but now, even white people have jumped on that bandwagon. “From the cradle to the grave. From each according to his means to each according to his needs.” Karl Marx, the inventor of communism. I’m sure there was a special place in hell reserved for Marx and he’s still there.

            • Rayford

              That would be funny if it wasn’t true…

        • the renegade braveheart

          Putin is the real man in this dispute and Obama is just a big-mouthed boy trying to play a man’s game. I actually wish someone would knock the hell out of Obama.

          • ready down under

            Mornin’ Brave. They certainly sent a boy to do a mans job when they (I was gunna say “you” but I know that aint true) elected OBummer.

            Just as well he cant run for a 3rd term huh?

            Aussie

            • the renegade braveheart

              Howdy, Aussie, how have you been? 000Obama’s a mam’s boy who will never learn the first thing about being a man. I wish someone, anyone, would come along and bitch-slap the hell out of him. As far as the 3rd term goes, he’ll supposedly try to ‘steal’ that, but time will tell.

              • sixpack

                He needs to learn more about how to be a man from his wife…

        • WonHungLo

          Obama won’t go into a room alone with Putin. Putin would ass fuck him (on second thought, Obama might bar the door once inside)

      9. buttcrackofdoom

        art cashin was asked one day what the market was going to do that day. he said “the market will do what takes the most amount of money from the most amount of people”. it seems the obamination has a similar strategy….whatever it takes to do the MOST damage, to the MOST people(countries).

        • sixpack

          Absofuckinglutely…

      10. Indy Colts

        Tell me what man wouldn’t go to war over 40 billion dollars of their own money. Peace ends when someone trys to steal from you. Maybe we can send the gay deligation to Moscow to talk it out with Putin.

        You know the same deligaion we sent to the olympics. We are the laughing stock of the world now for good reason.

        • pissinwiththewind

          You can poke a loosed maddog with a stick only so many times before he bites back.

          With this situation,or the next; Putin will bite back with not only his army, but with a coalition of armies beginning with Red Chinese and Iranian soldiers.

          They “will” come to try and take a spoil from North Americans, but their Creator has had it with the communists/atheists.

          The stage is being set and the players are rehearsing. Look for it in a theater in the Alaskan wilderness in the near future. Gog and Magog is the movie.

          I can’t wait to see how much shit gets destroyed by 120 lb. blocks of ice/rocks falling from space.
          Can you say FUBAR!

          No matter how many million men march, only one sixth will survive. God is still on the throne! Praise Him!

      11. Hammerun

        Let’s just hope, for the sake of argument that Pres. Putin knows who’s is pulling this off. A rouge administration with ignorant criminals at the helm. So let’s hope if Putin is going to take a shot, let him target the problem, not Americans. The good thing is, Putin is not an idiot. However though he has a kindergartner for an opponent that is accustom to buying off poor peoples votes in order to maintain his position. Putin is the big boy in the sandbox here and is a Obama nut-less little mouthy jerk that is about to get a bitch slapped right out of said sandbox.
        Putin is a formidable opponent here and Obamie is about get a wake up call.
        This going to be entertaining.

        • wrong

          I’d pay to see obama bitch slapped.

          • ready down under

            If OBummer takes Putins $40B I’d bet that he (OBongo) winds up like JFK.

            Any takers?

            Aussie

        • sixpack

          Hammerun, “Putin knows who’s is pulling this off.” Wise words. I too think Putin has shown great restraint towards the monkey with a hand grenade. I truly don’t think Putin WANTS to pollute the entire world for centuries with nukes…or he certainly would have already.

          The propaganda and lies in this Ukraine thing, are astonishing.

          In a previous post, I courteously listed the GPS coordinates to obummer’s place, hoping he’d return the favor and blow the monkey off the planet for us…wishful thinking, I know.

          Seriously, I do believe that Putin is aware that, with the exceptions of some who are still stuck in the cold war, WE the people do not approve of this administration and their activities…not at all.

          It sucks, however, to see some people on here, posting like a left-wing libtard, oblivious to the differences between fact and fantasy.

          They don’t seem to be able to understand, that it isn’t a love for Putin or Russia that evokes these seemingly “pro-Putin” comments, as much as it is CONTEMPT and HATRED for the HNIC.

          Oh well—DIVIDED WE FALL.

      12. MadMarkie

        ALL of the ‘nincompoops’ there in the District of Criminals need to realize that ‘Vlad’ has a whole bunch of options available to him, while the United States has very few. For one thing, he is much closer to the action than Barak is.

        What do you suppose happens when Russia turns the natural gas that supplies most of Europe with heat to the “off” position. Europe quickly ‘caves-in’ and the United States is left standing there, all alone, with her dick in her hand and a funny look on her face.

        Barak Obama, the politicians and the rest of the 1% aren’t very likely to suffer the immediate consequences of their ill advised foreign policies …….. we, the average citizen of the United States, get to enjoy that.

        I really hope God & Jesus Christ do love me …….. my damn government very obviously doesn’t hold me or my family in very high regard.

        God Bless & good luck to all who post here.

        I hope that nobody seriously believes that the United States can ship enough natural gas to make up for the loss of the Russian supply.

        • sixpack

          “What do you suppose happens when Russia turns the natural gas that supplies most of Europe with heat to the “off” position.”

          Apparently, obullshit figures he’ll bully Russia into turning it back on, the same way he bullied the American public into buying obamacare…if he can bully one entire country into making the financial decisions he wants, why not another?

          Boy, is he in for a rude awakening.

          • Miss DeeDee

            He acts like he will come to the rescue of every country. Yet when it comes to helping Europe with energy needs he delays Keystroke Pipeline once again. I swear this man must have trouble deciding whether to stand or sit when he takes a leak.
            — Miss Dee Dee

            • Miss DeeDee

              Keystone- Pipeline

            • sixpack

              He seems to be able to rescue any country but this one…

      13. Snisha

        There can be little doubt that humanity is burdened by the fact that there are absolute psychopaths operating both as the puppets(presidents, prime ministers, etc.) as well as the puppeteers(global financial oligarchs, military industrial complex, etc.)

        Clearly those dark entities are witnessing the “great awakening” that is currently taking place and they are ratcheting up their efforts/timelines in a attempt to snuff out the Light.

        I urge all of my Brothers and Sisters to stay true the course for we are beginning to be buffeted by the leading edge of the storm.

        God Bless ALL of you and Keep Your Powder Dry!

        • BENT

          Yes Putin has many options , I don,t think that he wants to hurt the people of the US. But he wants the US off his back. The people that pull the strings of BO,the elite is where all of our. trouble is. I,m sure that if a few of these Rothchild families were targeted they would string up there black puppet pretty quick.

          • sixpack

            Had Putin wanted to hurt the American people, or if he was on the quest to conquer the world, as some people think, he would have let the nukes fly already, while we were busy in Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Ukraine at the same time.

            While we’re spread pretty thin and almost broke.

      14. Miss DeeDee

        Two weeks before BO placed sanctions on Russia’s elite he warned them so. They all removed their assets from harms way. Are we to believe Putin left his $40 Bil. fortune in a breifcase on some subway platform by accident for us to scoop up. Besides that, If Putin decided to drop 80 thousand troops into the heart of Switzerland’s financial district all he might expect is our leader’s stern warning that there would be serious consequences to follow.
        I’m headed to the bank to transfer most of my money this afternoon to a safer vault.
        Take Care everyone on this Patriot’s Day
        — Miss Dee Dee

        • Kulafarmer

          Putin didnt become one of the richest men in the world because he is lucky, shrewd is a better description, like i said before, you can buy a whole lot of cooperation and friends with 40 billion dollars,,

          • sixpack

            But if he did that, he wouldn’t have $40 billion dollars…only the NWO banksters can have their money and spend it too…

            • sixpack

              Also, Bill Gates has almost twice what WE THINK Putin has, so how much could that eugenicist buy?

      15. Jeff

        It is possible that Obama’s deep to the core of his being hatred of the USA, is of such magnitude, that he wants to provoke a war with Russia? I can not see how once the shooting starts that all of the weapons we and they have would not be used, including the chemical, biological and nuclear weapons would not be employed.

        One of the traits that liberal seem to have is the inabilty or unwillness to understand the concept of unintended consequences. Do they really think, one can deprive a guy like Putin of 40 billion of his money and he will respond exactly they want him to? Of course, when he does not they will be once again be/act suprised. They will again state, as an axcuse, that they had good intentions and only ment well.

        • Prepper

          Jeff, it’s the perfect setup for a false flag. BO secretly orders nuclear, chemical, or biological attack on Americans, blames Putin for it, and then institutes martial law, suspends the Constitution, and implements the executive order that turns us all into slaves.

          • Jeff

            Prepper, you have made a good observation. I would not put it past him to do a false flag event as that. We, the public have been lied to in the past, when the president wanted military action, certainly within the life time or everyone reading this blog. Antichrist Obama has lied so often, one has to wonder, when is he telling us the truth?
            A war with Russia is never a good plan. Never. If the FUSA goes to war against Russia, we WILL lose it. The reality is that their stuff is good enough. The arm chair generals can say what they want about our military hardware is so much better than the Russians. We’re going to lose because, the FUSA does not have the industrial base to manufacture things faster than the Russians can break them. One of the reasons why we won WW II was we out produced the Nazis and the Japs. Numbers do matter.
            Item two, the Russians just may have some friends who want a piece of the action and spoils too. It is possible that the China and Russia might have a back room deal to devide up the USA, much like the Nazis and the USSR devided up Poland between them. It will suck to be us.

            • Hill billy

              I’ve been to Russia. By necessity, those people get a lot of milage from their resources. As far as the U.S. having neater toys, the more pipe you have, the easier it is to stop up the plumbing. We derided their spacecraft technology, but who do we pay cab fare to in order to get to the ISS? Skylab lasted what? Maybe a year? MIR was the Energizer bunny. We greatly outspend them on military hardware, but mostly becaise the MIC sells us things (that don’t live up to their promises) at hugely inflated prices. ie: the F35

          • mark

            Remember, you are only a slave if you are unarmed.

            • bert

              you are a slave if you pay any form of taxes.
              the PTB are laughing at the millions of gun owning slaves.
              they call us sheeple and cowards, even with the guns.

          • Kulafarmer

            So heres the million dollar question,
            Will you be a good little sheep?
            Or will you be part of the resistance?

        • sixpack

          Jeff, very plausible scenario, but what bothers me more, is that if Mt trekker and laeagle are any example of what this country really thinks, they will pull off such a scenario without a hiccup. Perhaps the anti-Russian rhetoric is gauging just that…how easily the Russia-haters can be duped because of their irrational hatred of Russia, for the sake of hatred.

          You can thumb me down if you like, but we all realize that hatred is blinding, so blinding that you can’t see the truth through the hate.

          Whatever the NWO wants—I DON’T. Even if that means supporting Putin. I hate the NWO ideology a lot more than a country that isn’t doing anything to me.

      16. Harry Reid disgusts me

        Doesn’t this crisis mean it is about time Obungler goes on another golf vacation?
        Heck, it’s been at least three weeks since his last one.

      17. eppe

        Wonder where Putin hides his money???

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        that we’ve been together,

        I can’t help but wonder…
        ‘What the hell was I thinking?’
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        Congratulations on your wedding day!

        Too bad no one likes your husband.
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        How could two people as beautiful as you
        Have such an ugly baby?
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        I’ve always wanted to have someone to hold, someone to love.
        After having met you…
        I’ve changed my mind.
        —————————————————————————-
        ———-

        I must admit, you brought Religion into my life.

        I never believed in Hell until I met you.

        ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
        ////////////////////////

        As the days go by, I think of how lucky I am..

        That you’re not here to ruin it for me.
        ####################################################

        Congratulations on your promotion.
        Before you go…

        Would you like to take this knife out of my back?
        You’ll probably need it again.
        ***************************************************************************

        Happy Birthday,
        Uncle Dad!

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        Alabama, & Pennsylvania.)
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        Now that we’ve broken up,
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        Let’s say we stop?
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        So your daughter’s a hooker, and it spoiled your day.

        Look at the bright side, it’s really good pay

        • Miss DeeDee

          Eppe,
          You made me shake my head and smile once again.
          — Miss Dee Dee

        • the renegade braveheart

          Eppe, you’re the new king of comedy here at SHTFPlan.com. Man, keep them coming.

        • JayJay

          Happy Birthday,
          Uncle Dad!

          (Available only in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia,
          Alabama, & Pennsylvania.)

          Hey, watch it!! They’re half-uncles!!! 🙂

      18. L77s5

        Obozo’s pipe dream has a critical flaw. The Swiss have a 700-years history of self rule. Past a certain point, they don’t need Amerika’s approval. Is Obozo going to occupy Zurich if the Swiss tell him to pound sand?

        • Kulafarmer

          Well and the other side of that is that if indeed you have a stash of 40 billion you can buy a lot of favors from a lot of people,,,
          The US has been buring almost everyone through their arrogance and inept management of affairs, its about time a slap in the face was administered to these arrogant basturds

      19. guerrilla

        Let it happen, time for a reset.

      20. Barn Cat

        Putin has an estimated fortune of $40 billion because he’s robbed and stolen from his fellow citizens. It would be a mistake to consider him an honest man in any way.

        • VRF

          Just another punk ass leader pilfering off the working class

        • sixpack

          any credible links to that, or are you just assuming?

          • VRF

            here is my credible link
            He’s a politician..get it now?

            all for them.. none for us crowd

            another puppet put into power by the elite , no different because they own him and make him do their bidding

            • sixpack

              I guess we’ll see.

      21. admin

        From KGB to President to Billionaire…

        I’m right there with you Barn Cat.

        • Eagle Eye

          The only ones saying he is a billionaire are connected to your idiot president.

          Go back and retake logic 101, or cease posting nonsense.

          • sixpack

            nice catch.

      22. River-Rat

        All I can say is this; War is good for BUSINESS and BUINESS looks good (for some).

        NOMI should we give!

        Remember; When the proper time comes, “be surgical” with your “attitude adjustments”!

        • River-Rat

          Sorry should be BUSINESS for the second business.

          • Mountain Trekker

            Mac, not a movie buff, but I loved that movie. Trekker Out.

      23. Anonymous

        Even IF this “threat” to Putin is true — which in all likelihood it isn’t — $40 billion is probably just a fraction of Putin’s fortune.

        There are big bucks in feeling sorry for the poor…just look at the wealth that has been accumulated by Hillary and Billy Boy, Jesse Jackson, Moochelle and Barry, and any other of the numerous supposed advocates of the downtrodden. Look at the wealth accumulated by Castro, by Chavez in Venezuela, by Nelson Mandela, by Harry Reid….the list continues into oblivion.

        This supposed threat is no more serious than is Obama’s intention to ever approve the Keystone pipeline. And guess what, the reason for further delaying it has nothing to do with supposedly placating big money environmentalist donors. The REAL reason is to hold out so long that Canada has no choice but to sell their oil to Communist China, instead of selling it to us via the Keystone pipeline. Barry uses U.S. policy to benefit the Communist cause in every manner possible, at every opportunity possible, and as often as possible. Let’s hope and pray that Canada can outlast him.

        • sixpack

          Let us pray that WE can outlast him…

      24. Southern Border

        So let’s see, we are going to take Putin’s 40 Billion & are getting ready to send ground troops into Poland & the other Baltic states to beef up NATO presence. Talk about trying to box someone in & picking a fight I’d venture to say they TPTB are well on there way to getting what they want, this won’t be pretty in the end !

      25. km

        Guess Putin (being communist) doesn’t dislike capitalism after all – hyprocrite! Aren’t folks a little curious how he amassed 40 billion?

        • RickE.

          He amassed his money in a similar manner that senator Feinstein and such ilk have-ANY WAY THEY CAN, legal or not. In this respect he’s fooling no one, he knows this, and doesn’t care.

          • sixpack

            none of them seem to care if we know how they became rich.

        • VRF

          Not curious at all, because I know exactly how he amassed 40 billion
          the same way all of our senators are millionares..thats how
          he’s just better at it than they are..hahahhahahahahaha

          • Madhatter

            Lmfao you hit the nail on the head. VRF

      26. beth

        Its gonna get ugly,real soon…

      27. RickE.

        NO ONE is going to take Putin’s money, he’s too savvy and smart. He’s always several steps ahead of Obomba.
        What will happen is that Russia and China will precipitate a deliberate attempt to crash the petrodollar in retaliation of any serious sanctions that impact Russia negatively.
        Thus far the so-called sanctions have been ludicrous at best. ANd that IS a good thing, as this whole Ukraine affair is none of our damn business!

        Furthermore, Ukraine is NOT worth we here in the USA to die for in a possible “hot” war. In such a scenario there would be NO winners, as everyone in the world would lose. The bankers would emerge from their bunkers to a dying and poisoned world.
        One would hope that logic will prevail and lunacy be done with!
        Putin is not afraid to brace Obama and call his bluff.

        • Snowed

          Dude, let’s see, you are a banker in Switzerland and somebody phones you up from the USA and says “freeze that Putin account”. Now, what do you THINK you would do? Moscow is 4 hrs by plane and 2,500km. New York is 8 hrs away. Sure, USA has airforce in Germany; but, i’ll bet Russia has feet on the street in Zurich. We’re not talking about some CEO fatcat in the USA or some wacko military ruler in Libya.

          • Kulafarmer

            Yep, definitely not, your talking about a powerful leader who has the respect of more than two thirds of his countrymen and the rest fear him, not like ours where 1/3 love him, 2% respect him and the rest hate his ass!

      28. Npgh

        Whether it’s $40 for $40 billion it doesn’t matter, it is a personal and direct threat from the US.

      29. chow

        In my opinion I think Obama is paving a way for him to declare martial law before 2016 election and declare himself president for life and field marshal of the armed forces like Idi Amin Dada.

        First he will declare war with Russia when Putin decides to respond harshly to the sanctions imposed on Russia. The US will then be in turmoil because of lack of funds to wage war; thus printing more money and the world losing faith on American credit creating hyperinflation and Obama declaring state of emergency ordering ban on public gatherings, confiscation of wealth, total control on all food and supplies. He doesn’t have to send his goons house to house to confiscate firearms because he knows people are not bond together to create a rebel army to go against.

        • Mich

          Good analysis, chow.

          That is also why I believe he is reviving

          the Cold War.

          He can bring about all the things you

          mentioned in the guise of National

          Security against the Russians without

          firing a shot. After obama gets everything

          he wants here, it’s easy to call off

          the so-called Cold War. No harm, no foul.

      30. mallardhen

        BO is a schoolyard bully, without a doubt, but I think Mr. Putin is not and he is playing for real, BO may have bit off more then he can chew if he goes on with his intentions. War is not pretty for anyone least of all a country with as many problems as we seem to have at the moment, the ones who will pay the final price are the US citizens who seem to get the short end of most of BO deals anyway.

        • Anonymous

          You’re a Putin promoter in disguise.

          Hit the road.

          • sixpack

            it’s people like you who will help obullshit destroy this country—how ’bout YOU hit the road?

        • sixpack

          you mean, obummer has bit off more than WE can chew…

      31. Burt Gummer

        Obama needs a bogie man to blame for the collapse of the $. Even if he has to push him into a corner and pepper spray him. When Russia retaliates, obama will have his scapegoat.

        • sixpack

          I think Putin’s line will probably be when they start killing his people. That’s when I’d put my foot down, if I was a leader.

      32. TheGuy

        The consequence will be sanctions against the US.

        Aka acceleration of all deals done in anything BUT US dollars.

        Our economy simply will not survive this.

        You get it yet why Nationalism was always so popular? I told you already. You’re the only “globalist” on the globe. Everyone else does it as long as it’s profitable and not a second more. They are all still rabid Nationalists.

        I would have thought all the tarriffs would have been your first clue.

      33. buttcrackofdoom

        somewhere there’s a video of putin saying he has MET mooshelle, the appocalypse cow before…..they didn’t say anything to each other…they just stood there, at the urinal, looking at each other….putin looked down at mooshelle, and she was BIGGER than him….maybe that’s what this is all about?

        • wrong

          Duh! S(he)s black!

      34. swinging richard

        If all communists are given an equal share, they must all be worth 40 billion dollars. You don’t think their politicians are corrupt and have poor division skills? What if one day the army woke up and decided not to be used to control the masses, but rather do the altruistic thing?

        you

      35. Satori

        ***** MERS CoV UPDATE *****

        Coston: 17 new MERS cases in Saudi Arabia

        http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/

        sorry about all the updates lately

        but it looks like ya better get used to it

        it certainly appears that this thing has mutated into
        a much more contagious form

      36. Weedhopper

        My dad spent 20 years in the US military; I spent 23 years in the US military. I have two teenage kids that I speak to several times a week about rejecting service in the US military. I fervently pray they reject the military..this country and it’s citizens are not worth their life.

        • ready down under

          Weedhopper – big call to say that. My Dad spent a few years in the 40’s walking backwards before the Jap advance that was finally stopped in New Guinea. I have always been fiercely, intensely patriotic too, but no more – and like you I would advise my 22 y/o son NOT to consider military service.

          Aussie

        • the renegade braveheart

          Weedhopper, I know from experience that’s a difficult position to take, but I understand why. All of the veterans in my family discouraged me from going into the service back in the 70s. the military just uses people. then look at how the government treats veterans after they have left the service, especially the VA. My vet relatives won’t deal with the VA, period! It’s not worth the trouble you have to through to get those medical benefits. I never thought I would say this, but this country and its citizens are not worth my life or my son’s life.

      37. RICH99

        And this will go on and on for a few years with just a bunch of rhetorical speech

      38. RickInOregon

        Putin Ill Duce acquires 40 billion dollars into off state accounts, yeah he’s a real good guy and a Russian patriot. That $40,000,000,000.00 put into the Russian economy could have been spread around ten fold and employed many more than the few Swiss bankers that it now employs. That pos cares for his fellow Russians as much as any politician has ever cared about those under him.

        Off topic:
        My kid bought himself a crawdad trap and over the past few days he’s harvested 41 crawdads from a local river, a few more traps and the bounty would be too much for one person. Now there’s a resource that I knew was there but hadn’t given it any real thought as a shtf resource.

        • sixpack

          I don’t remember Bill Gates or any of the other American billionaires donating their entire fortunes to their country…oh yeah, Russians aren’t like us…I forgot.

        • wrong

          RickinOregon

          Or use them as bait and catch something bigger.

        • sixpack

          RIO,

          I LOVE CRAWDADS! One of my favorite parts of camping. We always had to catch the little buggers by hand though.

      39. slingshot

        Just another article that tells you to, “Get Your Shit Together”.

        And if we make it to 2016 who will be in the White House. Another Bush? Another politician that has bridge experience and traffic flow like Kennedy. Harry Reid and Pelosi is a fine ticket. How about Jane Fonda, Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, Joan Rivers. All women debate.
        Woopie Goldberg as moderator.

      40. william

        Enter Chamberlain…
        At possible the worst time for the entire World, half of our populace voted, not once, but twice for this individual.
        Weakness is NOT an asset.This matter will not end well.
        Remember, Rome fell from within…not from without.
        Y’all better tighten up that seat belt.

      41. NCjoe

        The picture of Putin on the lead in to this article is an obvious and poorly done photoshop job. Since you are using a fabrication to get the attention of the sheeple, you must also be using fabrications in your article. However, even there are and have been many fabrications to appear on this site, the sheeple just gobble them up like candy. bet the owner of this site is laughing his ass off all the way to the bank at the gullibility of the sheeple here.

        • the renegade braveheart

          ncjoe, I dare you to say that to Mac face-to-face and see what happens to you. I wouldn’t blame him if he bitch-slapped you straight to hell. Plus, how dare you attack a man with integrity, something YOU don’t have or know anything about. go f#$% yourself!

        • sixpack

          But I thought the ‘patriotic’ thing to do is donate your entire fortune to your country…

      42. slingshot

        NCjoe

        But not as gullible as those who voted for Obama.

      43. Eagle Eye

        Just one simple question.

        Where is the evidence that Putin has acquired $40 billion dollars in his personal accounts?

        None has been presented. All you have is a series of assertions made by people whose interest is in demonizing the man.

        The gullability being demonstrated in the responses to this article is indicative of an inability to reason at even the most basic level.

        So, so sad.

      44. AirDragon

        If Putin loses 40 Billion dollars, Obama might be sent back to his Chicago ghetto…

      45. James Woroble Jr

        JewZ are bringing paper and binary digits to a gold and oil fight. Guess how this will end for the self-proclaimed ‘smartest people on Earth’.

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