“Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ― Stephen Crane
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Blood on her hands
Merkel: ‘Especially hard to bear’ if Berlin attacker an asylum seeker
Breitbart News by UPI 12/20/16
BERLIN, Dec. 20 (UPI) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday said a truck crash in Berlin which killed 12 people is being treated by police as a terrorist attack.
“Our investigators are working on the assumption that the truck was steered deliberately into the crowd,” German police said.
A stolen tractor trailer loaded with steel beams drove through a festive Christmas market on Monday. At least 48 people were injured, 18 of them seriously.
A person familiar with the investigation said police apprehended the alleged driver, who is from Pakistan. It is not known if the man entered Germany as a refugee, The Wall Street Journal reported.
“I know it would be especially hard to bear for all of us if it should be confirmed that the person who committed this act sought protection and asylum in Germany. This would be especially despicable toward the many, many Germans who are daily engaged in helping refugees, and toward the many, many people who truly need this protection and strive to integrate themselves into our country,” Merkel said in a press conference.