Cutting off Russia from SWIFT will really sting

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If Russia was to be cut off, how long would it then take for China and Russias other important trading partners to join and use Russias new system, since that would be all that was avaliable IMO, Russia could not back down or they would also have to back down to any future US demand from then on.

Devil-sAdvocate

IMO It will sting, but more paIn for the US in the long run. Weaponizing the dollar and restricting parts of the globe from Swift will just accelerate alternate methods. How much Russian oil trades in dollars? Seems short sited to me.

Nibbler73

The US (and our dollars) is getting far less relevant in the world. The loss of dollar hegemony is going to be a huge (and painful) wakeup call to many Americans

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