It seems, with Switzerland's assistance, Russian assets are frozen.
And it's just not the Swiss. Several Western financial areas have put the kibosh on Russia, their money, their gold, their assets.
In a complete case of missed irony, Putin & Co. have signed a decree to counter what he called the unfriendly and illegal actions of the U.S. and its allies in regards to banking.
OMFG. You cannot make this shit up.
If you listen to anyone not Russian, their country's entire financial system is on the verge of collapse. They seem to tell you all is fine. I don't really have much (read: any) money tied up in borscht futures, so I think I'm ok.
I don't know how the Russian army operates, or if they get paid. Will their commitment to the cause falter if the check doesn't clear?
This is just all fucked up.
I keep hearing about nuclear arsenal.
How does THAT end?
I've seen War Games. The WOPR and Joshua are correct that the only way to win is not to play. ......but I don't think Vlad has seen that Broderick / Sheedy classic.
Maybe a nice game of Tic*Tac*Toe?
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