This seems to be our newest general-purpose-government-self-defense. They say they don't know a thing therefore they are also not responsible for anything. It was used to great effect during the NSA scandal. It is a completely new propaganda technique. We shall call it appeal to incompetence. We have no knowledge that [enter random argument]:
- Assad used a chemical needed for the production of Sarin in the production of Sarin.
- The NSA spied on German citizens
The chemicals were exported during the time of both the first Merkel government and Schröder's red-green coalition (2002-2006). When it comes to exports in Germany it has always been: Erst kommt das Fressen; dann kommt die Moral (First comes the eating then come morals). Today it is Erst kommt das Fressen, then comes a claim that they don't know anything. No more morals. Realpolitik über alles.