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as well as any world leader
such a massive shifting of power
will not happen overnight - even if
the U.S. and the West
boot Russia from SWIFT.
Russia isn't alone - the move away from the much-maligned, Western-centric international banking cartels toward a system less dependent on massive banks comprises a new plan for BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and their allies to vacate the almighty dollar and assert independence.
For Putin, the bulk issue pertains to the Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or SWIFT, system - which allows for speedy and secure financial transfers worldwide - and threats from the United States and its allies to cut Russian banks from access.
Economists have repeatedly warned of possible perils in eliminating Russia from the SWIFT system, but in 2014 - when the U.S. imposed sanctions against Moscow - Putin decided not to take any chances and began working on a system more insular and secure for the country and its allies.
Ewald Nowotny, policymaker for the European Central Bank, warned in 2015 cutting Russia out of SWIFT would be,
Indeed, a recent report boasts any effort to oust Russia from SWIFT would have little effect on the nation's financial situation, stating,
Reports in January 2016 revealed some 330 Russian banks had moved to the nation's alternative to SWIFT - SPFS, the 'system for transfer of financial messages.'
As the U.S. Federal Reserve, Bank of England, and other major financial players continue trade in non-physical currency - and, particularly, in metals futures speculation and other riskier practices - buying large quantities of physical gold has become a major priority for BRICS and other nations.
Central banks have been accused of manipulating the system in various ways to ensure the dollar stays atop the world's financial dealings.
But resentment mushroomed, and for many nations not privy to the West's auspices, abandoning the dollar has become an utmost, if odious, priority.
If the U.S. moves to expel Russia from SWIFT - or if Russia acts first to do the same - the planet would be thrust into economic catastrophe and chaos.
As Mac Slavo writes for SHTFplan.com,
Now, it seems the list of nations remaining obstinately if understandably disconnected from the current, insidious Western central banking system - and its darling petrodollar - appears curiously to mirror of the list of countries currently embroiled in military conflict or searing tensions with the United States.
While Russia and the other BRICS nations prep for theoretical expulsion from SWIFT, a major transformation of the seats of power appears to be taking form - but, as to be expected, any shift away from the status quo does not go unobserved.
When it comes to the world of international finance, however, prior diplomatic coordination is of little import.
Putin knows as well as any world leader such a massive shifting of power will not happen overnight - even if the U.S. and the West boot Russia from SWIFT.
But Russia will be ready when it does...
The grand order of things could be undergoing some major overhauls.
To put it more bluntly, a war to reset the global financial order is about to be unleashed.
Preparations inside Russia are being made in case the ultimate banking sanctions are placed on them, cutting off commerce inside the all-encompassing Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecomm SWIFT system - which runs credit, debt, and banking card transactions across a real time global network.
As it would be doled out by the banking elites, the price for misbehavior at the Kremlin could be ostracization from this global commerce vehicle.
But that isn't the end of the story… Vladimir Putin is readying his people to divorce from the international banking system altogether, and start over with a nationalistic platform, backed by thousands of tons of gold, and growing alliances with,
A major attempt to bring Russia under heel could result in the greatest schism the global system of finance has ever seen.
Via Russia Insider:
While it isn't clear if this is going to happen, threats have been made since the beginning of the issues with Crimea and Ukraine.
And as a result, Putin has overseen the creation of a survival plan from which it could grow stronger.
As RT reports:
Will there be economic wars, or outright World War III...?
Nobody knows for sure, but things could get very tense very quickly. Already, loose allegations are flying at an unprecedented rate. Somebody wants to egg this thing on.
Russia under Putin has seen a significant challenge to a world order that has, for some time, been ultimately controlled by the central banking elite.
The Rothschild presence in Russia has been challenged.
Soros-front NGOs have been kicked out, and it seems that only all out war will ever settle these power plays for the dominance or death of the U.S. petrodollar, which is ultimately controlled by the same few hands that steer and control the central banks of nearly all the world's nations.
Only by stealth and monotony have these activities remained in the shadows.
Indeed, the only countries left on the map which have not yielded to yoke of the central bank are the countries that are most at threat of being drawn into war:
With that list so close to complete, a reversal could be a real blow to global order, and to maintaining orderly deposits.
If Russia moves to drop their central bank, or if they are locked out of the global SWIFT system, it will mean a thudding silence, an unprecedented reversal in the concentration of power.
Russia has prepared to create its own SWIFT-style system as a back up system, that while it is not yet up and running, could one day rival the primary system, and which could provide a meaningful alternative for dissenters and tax evaders alike.
But be aware that behind the scenes, even with this massive and explosive changes in the works, those who control the finances are well aware of the shifts that are taking place, and are in position to reassert their leverage over humanity through new systems, and new centers of power.
Curiously, it cannot be denied that Russia has been a player in the international framework that has been erected.
They have been equal partners in covert research and experimentation, and for all the animosity with the U.S., it has also played a willing dance partner for much of what has been going on during the past century.
Vladimir Putin has delicately and masterfully navigated these boundaries, yet he too is woven into the larger fabric. Like George H.W. Bush and the CIA, Putin is a product of the KGB, and remains permanently tied to it.
Only a truly decentralized, private currencies based on mutually beneficial terms for individuals and communities could dissipate that power, and that will not come as easily.
Is the tide turning?