- Jan 16, 2019
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Ex-Spy Chief Says Merkel's Open Border Policy Created "Security Crisis" For GermanySpeaking to the Sunday Express on a brief visit to the UK, Dr August Hanning said the German chancellor had displayed “political weakness” by flip flopping between denying the severity of the problem and admitting it was a bad decision.
“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 out the Berlin attacks used 12 different identities,” added Hanning.
“While things are tighter today, we still have 300,000 people in Germany of whose identities we cannot be sure. That’s a massive security risk,” he warned.