To Obtain Swiss Bank Data, Germany Breaks the Law

Posted by John Rosenthal

Der Rechtsstaat. The term is a favorite of German politicians and editorialists — especially when it comes to bashing the USA and measures taken by the USA in its war with Islamic terror organizations. Literally, it means the “state of law” or “legal state.” But the closest common English expression would be rather the “rule of law.”

But now we know — in case there was ever any doubt — that the whole German hue and cry about the Rechtsstaat was never serious anyway. Thus, last week, the German government announced that, in the name of combating tax evasion, it was going to purchase personal account data stolen from Swiss banks. Germany is thereby not only fomenting crime abroad. It appears also to be breaking its own laws…

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