Saturday, 9 April 2016

One way to solve a Panama crisis

The U.S. Army turned to psychological warfare, blaring rock music at "deafening levels," gunning the engines of armored vehicles against the Nunciature's fence, and setting fire to a neighboring field and bulldozing it to create a "helicopter landing zone." Reportedly the song "I Fought The Law" by The Clash was played repeatedly...
I'm not recommending parking the onshore world's tanks on Mossack Fonseca's immaculately-tended lawn, then turning the amps up to 11, you understand. Just saying that an army of shifty lawyers and tax consultants wouldn't last ten minutes against a few squaddies armed with the expensive kit we paid for with our taxes and, unlike most recent military interventions, this one would pay for itself many times over, instead of losing billions. You could, for instance, call it an international anti-piracy operation or something.

I think this is this what think tanks call "starting a conversation."