so, not only the $700 Billion in to US markets, but hundred plus Billions in to Foreign Markets....and as swaps? what does that mean? WHAT in heaven's name is going on here? How can less than 10% of our total mortgages going in to foreclosure be the TRUE root cause of this worldwide mess? I thought i got it??? But i still don't get it? Anyone know what our total real estate/mortgage obligation is in this country? trying to figure out what $700 billion is of that...?