MOSCOW, Dec 22 — RIA Novosti. German Chancellor Angela Merkel could not cope with the situation, which it has created, said in an interview with Sputnik former Vice-President of the parliamentary Assembly (PA) of the OSCE, former state Secretary of the Ministry of defence of Germany, Willy Wimmer.
On Monday evening, a truck rammed the people gathered at the Christmas market in Central Berlin, 12 people were killed and 48 were hospitalized. The German authorities stated that it was a terrorist attack. According to Reuters, the responsibility for attack was assumed by the terrorist group “Islamic state”. Suspected of involvement in the terrorist attack in Berlin, the 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri officially declared wanted in Germany and in European countries. For help in catching an alleged terrorist and a reward of 100 thousand euros.
According to the former state Secretary of the defense Ministry of Germany, no surprise attacks, when allowed into the country hundreds of thousands of people is unknown.
“The Federal Chancellor is unable to adopt vigorous measures and to cope with the situation that it itself created in the past year, so has not suffered from this security of Germany,” said Wimmer.
“We have to get back to that state when we will again be able to act as a normal state. This means: protection of borders, non-participation in wars and thereby open and free society within the country. Because of this there is a charm in Germany. But gauck and Merkel are putting all that at risk,” said Wimmer.
He also added that Europe needs to change its policy, because the security situation is critical.
“We hear a lot about how to “learn to deal with terrorism.” This, in my opinion, the fraud and cynicism. The main political background that led us to this situation are not affected,” added Wimmer.
Willy Wimmer (Willy Wimmer) for 33 years was a member of the Bundestag. Between 1985 and 1992 he was an expert of the faction on defence policy and parliamentary state Secretary in the Ministry of defence. From 1994 to 2000, he served as Vice-President of the parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE).