1) China still buys US T Bonds. And US threatens China all the time
2) US TBonds outsell Chinese and Indian by far. Probably way more than Indian.
3) CBR may have unliked policies but well, look at the results. Russia is growing and has their own developing industry.
Sorry, the facts are here and we see the results. Contrary to what you guys like or want.
And well, so far, Putin is a better leader than any of you assholes would ever be. And he supports the CBR. So what the fuck you guys want? To run the Russian economy? I imagine you guys would make it implode in a matter of a week. Sorry, but so far, reality is showing Russia is growing, US businesses are still investing in it, and on contrary to what a bunch of career politicians state, things are still operating. Yes, they will continue to butt heads, but lets be real here - if they could easily just confiscate it, they would have done it already. Like as you said, they done to Iran. So why have they not done it to Russia? Because, Russia is a massive country and a massive economy. They know they will simply put themselves in a bad position for pushing Russia out of Swift and barring their money. Austin, you know little about foreign politics and you give too much credit to Iran's capabilities. Iran is a piss ant of a nation compared to Russia. Stop comparing them.