Monday January 4, 2016
So while we huddled in drunken fear here in The Homeland, Germans in Das Homeland played out a similar game.
You may have missed it among updates of our impending doom from terror attacks on New Year’s Eve, but in Munich two train stations were evacuated and closed after German officials had received a “very concrete” tip that suicide attacks were planned there. Everything got locked down and even the American Embassy in Germany Tweeted out an urgent bulletin to Americans.
And yeah, I buried the lede: Nothing happened.
Now, in the clearer light of morning, we learn more about that “very concrete” tip that set all this off.
According to Reuters, a German policespokesperson said “We received names. We can’t say if they were in Munich or in fact in Germany. At this point we don’t know if these names are correct, if these people even exist, or where they might be. We have no information that these people are in Munich or in Germany.”