GERMAN INSULTS SWISS AND NATIVE AMERICANS
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has pissed off the Swiss:
Following Switzerland’s tentative moves toward transparency in the banking sector under international pressure to combat tax evasion last week, Steinbrück described the Swiss as “intimidated,” comparing them to American Indians quaking at the thought of the oncoming cavalry.Native Americans are none too happy either:
The Swiss were outraged by Steinbrück’s comments, with one tabloid calling him "one of the most hated men in Switzerland" and another politician compared him to the Nazis.
Don Watahomigie, chief of the Havasupai Indians in Arizona, told SonntagsZeitung that “the German politician clearly has no idea what he’s talking about,” adding that Havasupai don’t evade taxes or aid in tax evasion.An insult to Jewish financiers will make this a triple play.
“What the German says is a slap in the face for Native Americans,” he added.