China fighter jets intercepted a US military patrol plane flying near its coast. The Pentagon reacted that their maneuver was “unsafe and unprofessional”. China says that the USA is “a disgusting thief spying over his neighbor’s fence”.
That is what FATCA is. FATCA is the United States being a disgusting thief spying on the bank accounts of people who have citizens in their countries of residence. By forcing FATCA on other countries, the USA is indeed the biggest rogue nation in the world, and “spying over the fence” is an appropriate metaphor–the fence being that of normal banking privacy. The USA is a financial voyeur.
Here is the full article of the Sina News response originally in Chinese (translation at Simon Black, Sovereign Man, emphasis his):
Stop thief: China rejects the U.S. government calling our aircraft “dangerously close”
(Source: Sina News)
Sure enough, it is the American government who stamps its foot first after a similar event.
First the famous anti-China military scholar Bill Gertz played his “danger close” speech for the Washington Free Beacon.
And then the Pentagon also followed and said that it was a “dangerous intercept”. The White House called it “deeply worrying provocation”.
Adm. John Kirby, the Defense Department spokesman, said Washington protested to the Chinese military through diplomatic channels, and called the maneuvers “unsafe and unprofessional.”
Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said it was “obviously a deeply concerning provocation and we have communicated directly to the Chinese government our objection to this type of action.”
Such remarks are laughable. As we all know, the United States is the world’s largest hegemonic force and biggest rogue country.
Their various reconnaissance aircraft have been wandering around foreign airspace for decades and watching the military secrets of other countries like a disgusting thief spying over his neighbor’s fence.
However, when the neighbor comes back with a big stick, the thief will turn tail and run away, blaming the neighbor.
When you show people weakness, they will bully you. When you show people strength, they will respect you.
We [the newspaper] believe the Chinese Air Force and Naval aviation should maintain a high level of vigilence and morale in southeast coastal region to prevent the further US action.
America has lost face and does not want to show the world they are sick. They have been lording over other countries for so long, and they will never let it go after they eat this loss.
There is not much in the way of sympathy or actual knowledge from “The Homelanders” regarding FATCA. If the Homelanders don’t stand up against their government control they may well be next. The retaliation is very extreme. They are turning their own military on their own people. Case in point, the small community of Ferguson, MO was invaded by police pointing guns, tanks, and modern military vehicles that we’ve never seen before. No wonder the world hates the USA! I thought I was in Syria when I saw the CNN coverage. If the US doesn’t change it’s arrogant attitude there will be not only the economic war that we are experiencing but a military one as well and we know the US has trouble winning any war be it military, drugs, or homeland security.
Ann, I thought they hated the United States because of their freedom. LOL.
What has been going on in Ferguson is heart wrenching at times. They have handled everything with such grace though. Now the police have backed off and the church has become a rest station things are calmer. They even recognized and handled the RCP for exactly what they were which is instigators, called them out for it and handled them. The community leaders deserve a medal for the way they have stepped up to deal with the situation. The militarization of police especially for the purposes of policing a peaceful protest never ends well. Sad times all around.
I used to know people who wistfully looked back on the sixties. Not me, we lived in Memphis in those days. They were fearful, violent and tragic times I hoped never to see the likes of again. What is going on now is worse than then due to having the huge economic problems on top of everything else. Obama is worse than Nixon. Really I used to laugh at the survivalists but, these days find myself wondering why we ever gave up our hobby farm. Would like to go live in the country, lose the internet for good and the t.v. I’m too old for all this!!
China? Have friends there right now. It’s bad for them too. There is a practice there the government engages in, they will allow you to get uber wealthy but, they are allowed to come and take everything you have at any time. Many people there who worked their way up know this and try to get out before the day comes when their wealth is confiscated. Some can go and some cannot. This is really the first generation there allowed to gain so much and for the parents of these people it’s quite a change from the way they used to live decades ago. The stories I’ve heard! One girl close to our family told me that her grandmother escaped into the mountains during the cultural revolution and survived on grass and tree bark. Her kids are now very, very well off. The Americans really should leave the Chinese government alone. They are scary and are not afraid of the U.S. in the way other nations are. Do not poke middle earth and awake a dragon, you owe them too much money and these days money is a god in China.
For those people who don’t like Americans keeping so many guns, you probably don’t understand the reason why. Its because the Police have become increasingly militarised (like we just saw in Ferguson).
All those gun owners that get labeled as being rednecks, kooks, tin-foil hatters, or whatever, they are keenly aware of the growing Police state that the US is becoming.
They are keeping their guns for the day Uncle Sam crosses the line inside the Homeland (which will happen). This is exactly why the founders created the second amendment.
Read this, they are not siding with the Police in Ferguson:
“If the US doesn’t change it’s arrogant attitude there will be not only the economic war that we are experiencing but a military one as well and we know the US has trouble winning any war be it military, drugs, or homeland security.”
Unfortunately that may be what it comes down to. And unfortunately we all know where that will lead.
If you don’t think that could potentially happen. US strategic defense dictates a policy of first strike should their interests be threatened. And if their very survival is at stake no matter how draconian their policies may be to outsiders. They won’t hesitate to push the button.
I’m seriously thinking about starting to dig…a bomb shelter. We may all need one by the time this is through.
I am an American and I don’t like FATCA, I can imagine how accidental Americans and Americans living abroad hate it.
David Stockman, a Reaganite, details how the Obama hacks trample the deals made when the Berlin Wall came down. It helps explain why we are doing such a great job with the civil wars we are winning in Libya, Egypt, Iraq, and Ukraine.
Obama’s hacks are running the 3 letter agencies as if they are making scripts in Hollywood.
extraterritorial over reach from the RT. Note that RT is not a neutral and factual source.
“like a disgusting thief spying over his neighbor’s fence.” – Dead on accurate.
Serious stuff Atticus.
And people’s stuff is not safe in the West either … vide Cyprus and the attitudes and opinions that came from the IMF and other officialdom at the time.
I regard FATCA as grossly immoral and applaud IBS. I will be donating to Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty. But in my opinion, IBS should not be posting articles like this because it reduces its credibility. Sure, this article is true, but it is essentially the pot calling the kettle black. Every major country spies on each other using technical and human means. (The Chinese stole extensively from NASA, which I would assume would not help Canada… China is a country which is notorious for NOT respecting copyright laws and intellectual property…)
FATCA is an attack on personal privacy by a government against its own citizens. It is in my opinion a different and far more serious matter.
@Bob, please have a look at this post: http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2012/01/02/my-correspondence-with-james-fallows/
FATCA is not an attack of the government against its own citizens (though perhaps the IGAs count as such), but the attack of an aggressive financial voyeur (the USA) against every country in the world. The United States goes around the world deposing dictators who allegedly violate the rights of its own citizens–so yes it is a very serious matter.
Maybe China is a black pot, but China is not trying to steal my financial wealth. The United States, however, has indeed threatened me with 300% fines of my financial wealth. Anyone who reads this as an endorsement of the abuse of the China government would be creating a straw man.
@ Petros : Yes, agree FATCA is an attack against the world, etc. There are just too many disturbing aspects to FATCA, and I was in a hurry when posting. Insomuch as it will hurt the competitiveness of the US by compelling American ex-pats to renounce/relinquish citizenship, it is also an attack against its own citizens… Petros, thanks for all your hard work, and thanks for the link.
FATCA is having a notable effect on investments in China.
The author sees this as being unintentional (I’m not so sure). There is no space to comment on this one.
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