Will this lead to a large-scale reevaluation of Germany’s suicidal policies regarding Muslim migrants? Probably not. But it should.
“Nine Dead as Truck Plows Through Berlin Christmas Market,” by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, December 19, 2016:
A large truck has stormed through a Christmas market in the German capital of Berlin killing nine people and injuring many others. One person has been arrested.
UPDATE 20:00 EST — The White House has condemned the Berlin attack through National Security Council spokesman Ned Price:
“The United States condemns in the strongest terms what appears to have been a terrorist attack on a Christmas Market in Berlin, Germany, which has killed and wounded dozens. We send our thoughts and prayers to the families and loved ones of those killed, just as we wish a speedy recovery to all of those wounded. We also extend our heartfelt condolences to the people and Government of Germany. We have been in touch with German officials, and we stand ready to provide assistance as they recover from and investigate this horrific incident. Germany is one of our closest partners and strongest allies, and we stand together with Berlin in the fight against all those who target our way of life and threaten our societies.”
Compare that mealy-mouthed pile of nothing with President-elect Trump’s far more forthright statement.
UPDATE 18:55 EST — Die Welt is reporting that the driver of the truck is “said to have come to Germany as a refugee,” although the article does not elaborate on where that information comes from.
UPDATE 18:15 EST — The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Berlin attack, according to an analysis of several online jihadist networks by the anti-ISIS Iraqi Popular Mobilization Force. However, some other analysts say the Iraqi group is premature with that declaration, and a formal claim of responsibility should be awaited from tradition ISIS communications outlets….
UPDATE 17:35 EST — Die Welt has made a correction and now believes that the man arrested was not of Chechen origin but is Pakistani.
UPDATE 17:24 EST — German paper Die Weltclaims that the man arrested by police is of Chechen origin. The National Criminal Police Office (LKA) say that the dead passenger may have either died during the incident or may have been shot beforehand….