Angela Merkels beslutning om å la hundretusener av migranter få komme til Tyskland har skapt en sikkerhetskrise for Tyskland og resten av EU, sa den tidligere sjefen for den tyske etterretningstjenesten Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), August Hanning, under et nylig besøk i London.
Daily Express siterer Hanning:
“We have seen the consequences of this decision in terms of German public opinion and internal security – we experience problems very day,” he said.
“We have criminals, terrorist suspects and people who use multiple identities. Those who carried to the Berlin attacks used 12 different identities.
“While things are tighter today, we still have 300,000 people in Germany of whose identities we cannot be sure. Thats a massive security risk.
“Moreover, that decision led to the rise of the extremist right, and that’s another security risk, too. The AfD would never have gained support had it not been for this decision.
Merkel lever med selvmotsigelser som svekker henne politisk og er til hinder for å skape et godt forhold til andre statsledere, mener den tidligere etterretningssjefen:
“In the meantime, Merkel herself gives conflicting responses: she claims that it wasn’t a mistake on the one hand, while on he other pledging it would never happen again. This all goes to her political weakness.”
That weakness extends further to her inability to forge good personal relationships with foreign leaders, he added.