German Chancellor Angela Merkel has just woken up to the fact that terrorists have been entering her country under the guise of would-be asylum seekers. "There is no doubt that among the so many people who have sought shelter in our country were also persons who have become the focus of the security authorities," Chancellor Merkel acknowledged. However, as if to exculpate herself from any responsibility, she added, "we should not forget that our country was already in the sights of Islamic terrorism before the many refugees came to us." Her latter observation begs the question as to why she was so reckless in opening up Germany's borders to a veritable flood of refugees, without any careful screening, in the first place.
With the upcoming election in mind as she seeks a fourth term, Chancellor Merkel was most likely trying to appear strong in reacting to the latest in a string of radical Islamic terrorist attacks in her country. Terrorists linked to ISIS are suspected of having detonated three bombs on Tuesday, next to a German soccer team bus in the town of Dortmund, which the chancellor called a "repugnant act."