Former Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton recently appeared on Fox News to discuss the recent terrorism that rocked Germany and argued that the German people had lost faith in their leaders and feared that they’d lost control of their nation.
She’s (Prime Minister Angela Merkel) already tried to take some steps inside Germany –calling on bans of women wearing burkas and the like, trying to go after the most visible manifestation of the rise of Islam in Germany. I think the feeling that many Germans have had, and are reluctant to say out loud given Germany’s history, is that they feel they’ve lost control of their country.
It is not a feeling that is unknown elsewhere in Europe, but Merkel has been the biggest symbol across the continent of people who supported this policy. It has aroused a lot of resentment outside of Germany… and I think the question is whether enough Germans believe it was Angela Merkel’s mistake and she loses elections next year.
Via Onan Coca