Horrifying details emerge of Cologne attacks
Information continues to emerge on the war zone that erupted in Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve, when thousands of imports from Islamic lands threw bottles and fireworks into crowds and at the police, as well as molested, raped, attacked, robbed, knifed, spat, defecated, urinated, vomited, ranted, and raved as they turned an area of a beautiful city into a site of utter barbarism. (Other cities in Germany experienced similar violence on New Year’s Eve, which is only now beginning to be reported.)
One victim had a firecracker shoved into the hood of her jacket. When she tried to get it out, it fell into her jacket, causing serious burns across her shoulder.
Dozens, and most likely hundreds of women were subjected to all manner of physical, sexual, and verbal assault. Authorities now believe that many of the attacks were “coordinated” by men traveling in gangs of 30-40, surrounding women to make escape impossible, and then victimizing them. Frantic women were forced to run a gauntlet through the mass of thousands of men hunting them down (as one victim described it), groping their breasts and between their legs, stripping their clothes off, spitting on them, cursing at them, and raping every available orifice.
So where were the police?
Reports on police response run the gamut, from responding to a riot while coming under direct attack to victims saying the police were of no help to police cover-ups.
Initially it appears that the police hid the truth from the public when, on New Year’s Day, they announced that the festivities from the night before had been peaceful with a “jolly atmosphere.” But as victims came forward with reports of rape and robbery and as protesters took to the streets to register their anger at the alleged inaction by the authorities, the truth and the scope of what unfolded began to leak out. When the police chief was asked why the police department claimed that things on New Year’s eve were calm, he said: “That was wrong. For this we apologize.”
Meanwhile, The Daily Mail reports that the perpetrators taunted the police, claimed they were untouchable, and insisted that the police “be nice” to them. At least one New Year’s Eve jihadist told the police: “I am Syrian. I must be handled in a friendly manner. Mrs. Merkel invited me here!” Many tore up their temporary residency permits, threw them at the police, and announced they’d have new ones in the morning.
With bottles and fireworks being thrown at members of law enforcement, the police decided the best strategy was to disperse the crowd, noting that crowd size made it impossible to identify attackers and make arrests.
But even after the crowd was dispersed, attacks continued, and the mob ran into the railway station, where platforms were jammed with people and as railway cars arrived covered with feces, urine, vomit, and people who had collapsed, unconscious.
One German man who witnessed the chaos from his vantage point at a luxury hotel where he works stated that the violence began with a serious stabbing that left the victim in critical condition and that things escalated from there (video here).
These people that we welcomed just three months ago with teddy bears and water bottles on the Munich main railway station started shooting at the police, which then had to come equipped with helmets onto the dome platform, to break that potential for violence. Well seasoned police officers then confessed to me that they never saw something like this in their entire life. They called it quote “a civil war like situation.” And no press coverage about that whatsoever.
The gentleman (who appears to be a bouncer at the hotel) described women coming up to him all evening, shivering, terrified, asking if they could just stand near him so he could look after them. (Eventually, he was attacked as well.) He described how perpetrators jumped on the heads of victims who were already lying on the ground as he reflected on his prior impressions of the immigration issue and “right wing propaganda” that now seemed to be corrected after his confrontation with reality.
He also discussed police ineptitude, describing how constraining attackers proved useless since there were no transports to take them to jail and there were no jail cells available since they were filled to capacity. To make room for the next bunch of savages (my word, not his), they released those who had been rounded up earlier, who then resumed their violent behavior. But not before spitting on police cars and screaming, “F*** the police!”
One police officer said he hadn't seen anything like it in nearly 30 years and was struck by the high number of migrants and level of disrespect toward police officers. (Medical teams working that night confirmed that the mob comprised “asylum seekers,” and victims also corroborated that perpetrators were “migrants.”)
To read about the failure of leadership in the wake of this debacle, see here.
Hat tip: Atlas Shrugs and The Right Scoop