Interior minister Seehofer refused to fire Maassen so the only solution was to promote him since Merkel had already talked how Germans were HUNTING foreigners and Maassen humiliated Merkel by saying that the video seemed orchestrated or manufactured situation so Maassen could NOT be allowed to stay in his previous position as head of German domestic intelligence because he had humialiated Princess Merkel.
There is NO question that Merkel made a FOOL of herself since there is just ONE video and in it one afghan/arab is walking backwards while insulting German men walking forward and one German man runs toward the afghan/arab man and the afghan/arab man gets scared and runs away quickly and the German man walks back smiling towards the other German men.
This is the only video of claimed "hunting" and that video does NOT show any kind of hunting and the Afghan/arab man is NOT even hit, he is just scared by one german man to run away and then the German man returns smiling.
Based on this one video Merkel started talking how lots of Germans are HUNTING foreigners in Germany and painted all 6000 German people demonstrating (against a Syrian and two Iraqis who killed a German man (who had a cuban father) with tens of knife hits after they tried robbing him of the money he had withdrawn at ATM) as nazis, racists, fascists.
Merkel is INCOMPETENT and she is responsible for each and every rape, murder, assault and child molestation committed by the over 1 MILLION migrants Merkel welcomed to Germany while saying "there is NO limit how many asylum seekers Germany takes" and demanding that EU countries must keep their borders open because "too many people are coming to stop them" and Merkel let these 1 million migrants who were 80%-90% young males walk freely in Germany and even stalk and abuse and rape German women in the middle of the night in the center of German cities if they wanted despite EU-directives allowing ALL asylum seekers to be placed in CLOSED refugee camps or CLOSED residences and controlled until their asylum application has been processed.
Then Merkel FAILED to make Dublin returns to the first EU country for those who were registered in some other country (many were registered in Italy but could still get asylum in germany) because German authorities did NOT check fingerprints from the EuroDAC database quickly but only when it was time for the asylum interview that was months and months after they came to Germany (even Sweden checks EuroDAC fingerprint database quickly and returns asylum seekers to the first EU country where they registered) which meant that the Dublin returns could NOT be made anymore since there are time limits on when Dublin agrement returns must be made from the date asylum seekers first ask for asylum.
Merkel also allowed Greece to leave 99% of migrants unregistered and just push them north.
Greece registered 11.000 asylum seekers in 2015 while there were 800.000 migrants who came through Greece according to stats (most likely well over 1 million) and this was a deliberate policy by Greece's leftist Syriza government and they stated their policy of stopping all detention Greece had used before and freeing all migrants in detention and not registering asylum seekers if they did not want to register in the election program for Syriza and they kept their election promises in spring of 2015 and once word spread that all migrants could get through Greece (NO welfare) without registration to Germany and Sweden etc. (lots of generous welfare) millions wanted to come.
When the rush started leftist Syriza and Greek PM Tsipras cried for help from EU despite themselves CAUSING the rush with their political choices.
Merkel pushed through asylum seeker burden sharing from Greece and Italy to around EU in two parts and the first part was 40.000 in 27th of May 2015 and this also was a signal that everyone could get through.
80% of migrants coming to Europe in 2015 came after 27th of May 2015 so EU burden sharing pushed through by Merkel and Druncker-Juncker worsened the rush of migrants.
Then once the rush of migrants worsened Greece started pushing them north quicker and quicker and gave them ferry rides from Greek Islands near Turkey to Greek mainland and bus rides to the Macedonian border.
Then Merkel and Jucker pushed through another EU asylum seeker burden sharing for 120.000 for a total of 160.000.
The flood of migrants continued and continued and would be still continuing unless countries started CLOSING borders.
First to close borders was France in summer of 2015 to stop migrants moving from Italy to France and further north.
Italy had left about 50% of migrants unregistered and for example in 2014 Italy had given rides from Libyan coast to Italy for 170.000 migrants but only registered 70.000 of them as asylym seekers meaning Italy "lost" 100.000 migrants who went to ask for asylum from other EU countries since Italy itself does NOT have welfare.
France does NOT accept asylum claims at the border, stops migrants at the border crossings and borders along the coast, inspects trains in the first station inside France and removes migrants and drives them in French border police vans back to Italy. France also has border police patrols with dogs in the mountain areas and countryside between France and Italy.
Then Hungary CLOSED borders by building two high fences topped with barbed wire on their borders with Serbia and later with Slovenia in autumn 2015 after Merkel had called Orban bad names while Orban was trying to follow EU rules by stopping forward movement of migrants and registering everyone as asylum seekers and Orban also used CLOSED refugee camps and CLOSED residences as allowed by EU directives.
Of course migrants fought and were miserable and complained and did NOT want to stay in Hungary since hungary has NO welfare and these migrants wanted to go to Germany or Sweden to get the generous welfare.
Then Merkel declared that Dublin agreement did not apply anymore so every migrant inside Hungary knew that if they could escape and get to Germany they would get to stay in germany and get German welfare so the situation became unmanageable and Hungary and Orban decided to let Germany have what Merkel wanted and released al migrants and they went through Austria to Germany.
Next one to CLOSE border was Norway who decided to STOP accepting asylum applications at Norway's borders in late 2015 to stop flow of migrants from Russia and then ordered police to start border checks in Southern Norway to stop migrants moving from Sweden to Norway.
Norway also ordered all ferries from Germany and Denmark to start ID checks before boarding to stop migrants.
This led to Sweden CLOSING their border by starting to check ID and right to travel on the trains from Denmark to Sweden and the check was made inside Denmark in the last train stop before crossing the bridge to Sweden so the migrants could not get to ask for asylum from Sweden's border guards.
Walking and bicycling is FORBIDDEN on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden so migrants could not walk or bicycle to Sweden and Sweden prosecuted people who gave rides to migrants to Sweden over the bridge in their cars for people smuggling so Swede was essentialy closed.
This led to Denmark closing their border by telling migrants at the Germany-Denmark border that one could NO longer get through Denmark to any other country and people were not allowed into Denmark either but if they wanted they could for ask asylum in Denmark at the border but that all money and valuables would be confiscated to pay for their stay, all welfare benefits had been massively cut and Denmark had a rejection rate of about 90% for asylum claims by Iraqis, Afganistanis and Somalis.
Also Denmark stopped giving long term residence permits and made getting Danish citizenship much harder so no one living on welfare could get Danish citizenship anymore.
Also asylum seekers would be in controlled residences and not getting drunk in the cities nightlife.
All this led to most migrants staying in Germany.
Then in early 2016 while Merkel was still demanding from Austria that borders must stay open Austria's Kurz called a meeting of Austria, Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania and Bulgaria.
Greece was NOT invited and Germany were NOT invited.
Shortly afterwards Austria stated that there would be a limit of 80 asylum seekers per day on Austria's border from now on. The same day Austrias southern neighbor Slovenia said that due to Austrias tightening policy Slovenia would have to stop forwad movement of migrants so Slovenia dos not end up with large groups of migrants that have no way north and Slovenia also stated they would accept 50 asylum applications per month at their border from the most vulnerable.
In the next 24 hours Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia all CLOSED their borders and Poland and Czech sent troops on the Macedonian border to keep the border closed and Austria gave funds to Macedonia to keep the border closed and build fences on the border.
Hungary had already CLOSED their borders before and Albania also controlled their borders and stopped forward movement and Bulgaria stopped all forward movement and there was NO welfare there.
So Austria and Slovenia had CLOSED the Greek route to welfare paying Europe.
Migrants that were left in Greece cried in the mud in front of Macedonia border for access to Germany and yelled Merkel and Merkel.
These pictures spread to Turkey and arrivals to Greece crashed 90% so closing borders had stopped the problems.
This made Merkel freak out that German voters might realize that Merkel herself had caused all the problems with her insane political choices and her demands that borders must NOT be closed so while other EU leaders and Donald Tusk had negotiated with Turkey to support the 4 millions Syrians living in SAFETY in Turkey and stop smugglers and there was already near agreement Merkel ran to negotiate behind everyone's backs and promised Turkey's 70 million people visa freedom to EU and promised lots more money if Turkey promised to take some migrants back from Greece and work against smugglers.
Turkey said yes and Merkel could claim to German voters that the Turkey agreement had stopped the arrivals hiding the fact that border closures had stopped the arivals.
Turkey has so far taken back about 200-300 migrants from Greece and is doing some patrols in the coast to stop migrants but EU has taken 20.000 Syrians from Turkey and given Turkey billions and billions.
There are some migrants still coming to Greece but 97% less than in 2015.
Eu did not give Turkey visa freedom because many EU countries thought it would lead to millions of turks immediately coming to EU.
The fact is that ALL Syrians were already SAFE in Turkey so all movement to Europe was motivated by generous German welfare and Swedish welfare and both Sweden and Germany giving 100% acceptance to Syrians even if they had lived in Turkey in complete safety for years.
Also there were lots of Iraqis, Afganistanis and Somalis and Pakistanis coming through Turkey and Greece to EU countris and they were attracted by some EU countries having really high acceptance rates for Iraqis, Afganistanis and Somalis despite all countries having large SAFE areas.
Iraqis and Somalis flew to Turkey since they had visa freedom to Turkey in 2015 because Turkey wanted more business for their huge Turkish Airlines company and then crossed over.
Pakistanis also flew to Turkey to get to Europe.
Afganistanis crossed over from Iran since Iran's economy was bad and there are millions of Afganistanis living in Iran.
Italy had mostly migrants from SAFE African countries like Nigeria, Gambia, Senegal, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Tunisia and also Pakistanis and Bangladeshis flying to Libya and crossing to Italy.
Italy was also used by some Somalis (Somalia has been considered MOSTLY SAFE since 2013 by European Court of Human Rights but Somalis still keep coming because some EU countries accept their asylum claims at large percentage, UN also returns Somalis back to Somalia from UN refugee camp in Kenya) and many Eritreans (EU incentivizes Eritreans to desert Eritrean army since deserters are punished in Eritrea so EU gives Eritreans asylum for deserting army and all the welfare that comes with it).
The sheer and utter INCOMPETENCE from Merkel and Jucnker and many other EU leaders like Sweden's Lofven and Netherlands Rutte is just astounding.
All the problems in 2015 and 2016-2018 were CAUSED by STUPID political choices by Merkel, Juncker, EU, Greece/Tsipras, Italy/Renzi etc. etc.