Friday, February 5, 2016

The Holger Time Out


Hey gang,


It's time for Holger to escape the winter for a bit and also the madness of living day in and day out with the downfall of America and the vermin of Islam.

The blog will be on a hiatus for about a week but then I'll be back, stronger and meaner than ever....haha.

I truly appreciate your loyalty to and support of Holger Awakens blog.


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

What a Damn Shame...Hamas' Tunnels Are Collapsing In Gaza and Jihadis Are Dying

Awwww...the poor little terrorists of Hamas are losing some of their best baby killers in their once renowned tunnel system in Gaza.  Those damn Egyptians and their treachery!

The story comes from The Jewish Press.


Reports: Entire Gaza Tunnel Network May Be Collapsing

Two Hamas terrorists were killed in a tunnel collapse in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, one week after seven other terrorists were killed in a tunnel collapse in northern Gaza. In a statement, Hamas’ military wing Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades identified the fighters as 35-year-old Fouad Ashor al-Etewi and 23-year-old Ahmad Haidar al-Zahhar from al-Nusirat refugee camp, Ma’an reported. The statement added that the tunnel “belonged to the resistance,” but did not offer any other details.

The rain and the massive flooding of the tunnel network by the Egyptian army has led to a vast chain reaction of collapsing tunnels, NRG reported Wednesday. On Tuesday last week, seven Hamas terrorists were killed when a tunnel they were rebuilding in the northern Gaza Strip reportedly collapsed due to heavy rain.

According to Reuters, Egypt has been pumping salt water from the nearby Mediterranean into the tunnels for more than a year, creating a huge mess as the water rises to the surface. Hamas officials are saying the flooding contaminates water supplies, destroys farmland and spreads disease.

The Institute for Palestine Studies reported in 2012 that Hamas authorities had counted 160 deaths inside the tunnels since the Israeli blockade began in 2007, and in August 2014, al-Jazeera reported as many as 400 deaths, but both those figures appear to be seriously outdated. The Palestine Studies report accused Hamas of a “cavalier approach to child labor and tunnel fatalities,” as “nothing was done to impede the use of children in the tunnels, where, much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies.”

Hamas claims to have rebuilt many of the tunnels that were destroyed during the 2014 war with Israel. Last week, Israel threatened to seal the crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip due to revelations that Hamas was using for tunnel construction the incoming cement that was intended for rebuilding the strip.

On Friday, Hamas deputy chief Ismail Haniyeh confirmed the continued rebuilding of the underground tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel in preparation for the next war. “There are those who think that the calm is a time of rest,” Haniyeh said, “but this is a continuation of the struggle. Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades are working and preparing for Palestine. Fighters are digging twice as much as the number of tunnels dug in Vietnam.”

He declared: “In east Gaza there are heroes digging tunnels under the ground and in the west there are those testing rockets. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades are digging tunnels to defend Gaza and turn it into a launch pad for all of Palestine.”

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Obama Legacy of Complete and Utter Foreign Failures

Those of you regular readers at this site and/or regular listeners to my Blog Talk Radio show have heard me say or see me write MANY times that "everything Barack Hussein Obama touches, turns to shit."
I stand by that statement more than ever as I read the headline of the below-captioned story.  Some will say "big deal, it's Libya, don't worry about it" - well, it's the point of the matter, it is HOW THIS COUNTRY IS PERCEIVED by the rest of the world, especially our enemies.

Here's the sad facts of what Barack Hussein Obama has done in military operations involving the U.S.:

  • Obama was handed a war in Iraq that had been won by America and Iraqi forces and the lost that war.  He screwed the pooch and he 100% allowed ISIS to gain entry into the country through Syria, resurrect the old al Qaeda in Iraq machinery and infrastructure and thus assisted in the launch of the world caliphate under ISIS.
  • Obama decided to set a timetable for full withdrawal from Afghanistan and that backfired so badly he had to change his mind - it's all too late, he screwed the pooch yet once again and the Taliban are less than 2 years away from reclaiming the country.
  • Obama set his sights on Libya - he wanted Ghaddi out and so he set about involving the U.S. in operations there and before you knew it, Libya has descended into a lighter version of Syria and America is screwed in the ass, yet once again.
This President wants a legacy?  How about an art form to depict his legacy?  How about a stunning sculpture of a monkey fucking a football or a guy pissing down his leg?  Either of those would work to describe the prowess of one Barack Hussein Obama in military affairs across this world.

The story comes from Times of India.

US, Italy warn of rising IS threat in Libya but strikes off agenda

ROME: The United States and Italy warned on Tuesday that the Islamic State (IS) group is expanding its reach, threatening to seize Libya and launch attacks in Western countries.

But as representatives from the 23 countries of the US-led coalition battling the jihadists' self-declared "caliphate" reviewed their progress at talks in Rome, Italy and France made it clear military action against IS's Libyan wing is not on the immediate agenda.

Italian foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni and US Secretary of State John Kerry opened the talks by telling their allies that, since their meeting six months ago, the IS group had suffered setbacks in its core territory in Syria and Iraq.

But the hosts warned that the group is adapting to the pressure on its heartland and is redirecting its efforts towards Libya, where it has seized new territory, and into attacks like those in Paris, Ankara and San Bernadino, California.

"We are surely not here to brag about anything," Kerry said, after saying IS fighters have lost 40 per cent of their territory in Iraq and 20 per cent in Syria.

"We're here to recommit, we're here to re-evaluate, we're here to make judgements about things we have started that we could do better," he said.

Gentiloni said the challenge facing the coalition of mainly Western and Arab nations is stark.

"We know that we have in front of us an organisation that is very resilient and able to plan strategically and so we should not underestimate it," he said.

"If anything we need to be ever more wary and more watchful because we know that the more Daesh is squeezed in its core territories, the more tempted it is pursue its terrorist activities elsewhere," he warned, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

"We are witnessing renewed activity in Libya and in sub-Saharan Africa," he said.

Within the coalition, Italy has taken the lead in planning how to address the IS threat which is just a short boat ride from its southern shores, in and around the Libyan city of Sirte.

Rome's focus is on trying to rally the international community behind efforts to create a national unity government in Libya that is capable of stabilising its former colony.

Direct military intervention against IS fighters is not on the immediate agenda, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters, rubbishing reports that Paris was pushing for strikes.

"There is absolutely no question of military intervention in Libya," Fabius said. "There is pressure (for that) but that is not the position of the government."

Gentiloni told the Messagero daily time was running out to stabilise Libya but stressed there was no enthusiasm in Rome or the international community for "hasty military intervention."

Washington says it has built a 66-nation coalition to fight the IS group, with Afghanistan becoming the latest country to join, Kerry said.

But a so-called "small group" of 23 nations has taken the lead in carrying out air strikes in Iraq and Syria and training and arming local forces to fight the jihadists.

Kerry said the effort now needs to be stepped up, citing the example of Washington's deployment of small numbers of special forces troops inside Syria.


The allies need to "push ahead with a strategy we have learned will work and to do so relentlessly, giving Daesh no time to regroup, no place to run, no safe havens in which to hide," he said.

Fabius said France also supported intensified strikes in Syria but suggested "more strategic" targeting was required while peace talks are under way in Switzerland.


"We cannot bomb in Syria and negotiate in Geneva," he said in an explicit allusion to Russia's air campaign in Syria.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Suicide bomber kills 20 outside Kabul police base

The story comes from DAWN.


Suicide bomber kills 20 outside Kabul police base

KABUL: At least 20 policemen were killed Monday when a suicide bomber struck a police base in Kabul Monday.

Scores of people were also wounded as the attacker blew himself up in a queue of police officers waiting to enter the base, leaving several bodies and charred debris strewn around the area.

The carnage marks one of the worst attacks on Afghan forces in recent months, despite a renewed push international push to restart formal peace talks which stalled last year.

“As a result of the terrorist attack near the Afghan National Civil Order Police headquarters... 20 people were martyred and 29 others were wounded,” the interior ministry said in a statement.

A senior ministry source told AFP that all of those killed were policemen, and at least three critically wounded officers were battling for their lives in hospital.

The health ministry said some of those wounded were hit in the chest by flying shrapnel.

Ambulances rushed to the scene, which was cordoned off by authorities after the bombing which comes amid the Taliban's unprecedented winter offensive.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, with insurgent spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claiming on Twitter that up to 40 police were killed and wounded.

The attack comes just ahead of a third round of four-country “roadmap talks” trying to lay the groundwork for direct dialogue between Kabul and the Taliban.

Delegates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States are set to convene in Islamabad on February 6 in a bid to seek a negotiated end to the 14-year Taliban insurgency.

The Taliban have stepped up attacks on government and foreign targets in Afghanistan this winter, when fighting usually abates, underscoring a worsening security situation.

Observers say the intensifying insurgency highlights a push by the militants to seize more territory in an attempt to wrangle greater concessions during talks.
Kabul in blackout as govt struggles to fix power lines

Militants and bad weather in northern Afghanistan have hampered efforts to repair power lines that were destroyed last week, cutting electricity in the capital, Kabul, to about six hours a day, officials said on Monday.

Insurgents last week destroyed an electricity pylon in the Dand Shahabuddin district of Baghlan province that brought power from Uzbekistan to meet almost half of Kabul's 600 megawatt daily requirement.

Mirwais Alami, chief commercial officer at Afghanistan's national power company, said repair crews had been unable to get close to the power lines because of mines and the threat from insurgents and said residents reported that more pylons had been brought down.

“Enemy forces have brought machine saws and have been cutting down electricity pylons,” he said.

The Taliban has denied being responsible for bringing down the power lines, saying such tactics, which hit ordinary people, do not fit with their fight against the foreign-backed government.

The destruction of the power lines has hit businesses and industry and added further misery for Kabul's long-suffering residents, already tested by a series of suicide bomb attacks this year.

For the well-off with private generators, the cuts have meant higher fuel bills but for those who rely on the public grid, they have meant dark nights and reliance on wood-burning stoves to fight the winter cold.

Abdul Satar Barez, the provincial governor of Baghlan, said operations to secure the area in order to allow repair crews to work on the pylons had been suspended due to fog and bad weather.

“Taliban are still in the area, they are a threat and danger and we cannot launch our operation now. We are waiting for the weather to get better,” he said.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Pakistan Closes 230 Schools Due to Threats by Taliban

The Taliban have never been fond of educating children.  You see, educated children grow up to be smart adults who seek knowledge and truth.  You simply cannot have truth when you convey the terms of Islam.

The story comes from Times of India.


Pakistan shuts 230 educational institutions over security concerns

ISLAMABAD: Amidst Taliban threats, over 230 educational institutions, most of them government-run, in Pakistan's Punjab province have been shut, with authorities asking them to step up security by Sunday or face action.

The institutions, 138 of them run by government, in Punjab's Rawalpindi division have been asked by authorities to boost their security.

As many as 53 educational institutions in the region, including Rawalpindi Medical College, were on Thursday served final notices to improve security by Sunday failing which the head of the institution would be booked, Dawn reported.

In Jhelum, 15 educational institutions, including 10 government and five private schools were sealed. Chakwal saw four schools sealed and three others were given warnings.

In Attock, police and intelligence agencies carried out a fresh survey of security at educational institutions and found 205 schools and colleges, including 127 government and 78 private institutions, lacked adequate security measures.


After Punjab government ordered educational institutions across the province to shut down for five days, their administrations were asked to ensure that their buildings were safe and complied to the standard operating procedures.

The provincial home department has ordered divisional police chiefs to increase security around educational institutions in the wake of intelligence reports that terrorists may be planning to target them.


Taliban militants have threatened to target Pakistan's educational institutions and security measures were taken to tackle the threat after the attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on January 20 that killed 21 people, mostly students.


The attack revived memories of the horrific December 2014 Taliban attack on an army-run school in the nearby city of Peshawar that killed 150 people, 144 of them children.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Man ‘stabs wife 66 times and cuts off her nose and upper lip in alleged honour killing’

Doesn't it kind of make you wonder why Sweden's bleeding liberals would want a country FULL of these kinds of animals?

The story comes from Express via The Religion of Peace.



Man ‘stabs wife 66 times and cuts off her nose and upper lip in alleged honour killing’

The court also heard the depraved father-of-two cut off his wife’s nose and upper lip.

Public Prosecutor Tomas Malmenby urged the court to sentence the alleged murderer to life in jail.

The alleged honour killing happened in Stockholm's suburb of Årsta.

According to a psychiatric report the 52-year-old man was of sound mind when he allegedly murdered his wife on September 10 last year.

In Mr Malmenby’s closing statement at The District Court of Södertörn he demanded the suspect be jailed for the “brutal violence”.

He told the court: “It happened in her home, a place where you feel the greatest security.

“It has hit the two children [hard]. Within a few minutes they lost both their parents. The violence has been brutal and extensive.”

Mr Malmenby told the court that the woman, who was in her 40s, had been subjected to long-term suffering.

He told the court: “It was a prolonged process. She must have felt the agony of death [coming]."

The woman allegedly died in the bedroom of the couple’s home after being stabbed 66 times.

The court heard that the husband could only remember being in the hallway with a knife in his hand.

According to Mr Malmenby the murdered woman had defensive wounds, suggesting she fought her alleged attacker.

Testifying in court, a neighbour of the pair said that desperate cries from a woman could be heard on the night in question.

Mr Malmenby said: “There are no extenuating circumstances. 66 stab wounds is not [in the heat of the moment].”

The man's Defence Counsel, lawyer Serpil Güngör, said in her final statement that her client should be given a fixed-term sentence - not life.

A ruling is expected on February 10.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Mystery FBI Agent Tasked With Ambushing LaVoy Finicum

An FBI agent at the road block where LaVoy Finicum's truck ended up stuck in the deep snow was tasked with just that - his job was to be sure Finicum didn't squeeze past the road block on the very left shoulder and continue on but see that Finicum had to swerve further out into the deep snow on the left and get stuck so he could be taken out by firepower.

Look at the stills below - and keep in mind that law enforcement and wanks on blog sites are telling you that Finicum almost hit this agent and showed deadly force in trying to run over the agent.  Notice on the stills that the agent actually is moving TOWARDS the truck, he is moving DEEPER into the snow - he is forcing the truck to veer more and more to the left to get stuck.  Below the still you will see the video that shows this in real time speed.  In the first 6 seconds of this video you will see the FBI agent SPRINT to his right out INTO THE PATH of the Finicum truck.

Who was this agent?  Are the American people going to hear an interview with him as to why he acted in this way?  Is a reporter going to ask him what his orders were?






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4 dead, 18 hurt in Saudi mosque bombing: state TV

The story comes from DAWN.



4 dead, 18 hurt in Saudi mosque bombing: state TV

Four people were killed and 18 wounded on Friday when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Shia populated eastern Saudi Arabia, state media said.

The Al-Ekhbariya news channel quoted an interior ministry spokesman as giving the new toll, up from two dead and seven wounded earlier.

Residents said the mosque belonged to the minority Shia community.

In a written statement, the ministry said security personnel prevented two bombers from getting inside the Al- Rida mosque in the Mahasen neighbourhood of Al-Ahsa city during the main weekly prayers.

“When security approached to intercept them, one of them responded by blowing himself up at the mosque entrance while an exchange of fire took place with another,” it said. “He was injured and arrested. A suicide belt was found in his possession."

“Since deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group last year against Shia mosques in the kingdom's east, security has been increased, including with the presence of community guards who inspect visitors to houses of worship.

Friday, January 29, 2016

What Did LaVoy Finicum Say THE DAY BEFORE the Feds and Oregon Troopers Shot Him In the Back Dead?

UPDATE:
I want to put up a couple of observations about this whole incident after watching the full video a couple of more times.

  • First, that roadblock was set up on a severe curve in the highway.  Finicum never saw that roadblock and so he had NO CHANCE to stop - I believe it was by design - the Feds wanted him to either have to try and ram that roadblock or go around it.  They wanted to ensure an aggressive act on his part
  • Secondly, a number of twats are saying "he almost hit that cop going by the roadblock" - look at the video again.  The agent/trooper was not BEHIND the blockade, he was to the side of it and he actually JUMPS OUT at Finicum's vehicle
  • Thirdly, the guy that comes up behind Finicum and shoots him in the back or back of the head (I'm guessing the death shot) is wearing nothing on top but a SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT.  This is January in Oregon, you see the depth of the snow, the temps there that day were in the low 30's.  Finicum is coming out of a vehicle with a winter coat on. That guys coming out of the woods in a short sleeved shirt, no hat, no gloves, no coat - I say that is NOT an FBI agent, that is NOT an Oregon State Trooper but a flunky local cop or deputy on his way back from leaving a shit pile in the middle of the woods.




The Child Jihadis of Afghanistan

In Islam, as soon as they can walk, point and shoot a gun (or strap on a suicide vest), they are ready for jihad.

The story comes from The Long War Journal.


Islamic State joins others in training children for jihad in Afghanistan

The Islamic State’s branch in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, called Wilayat Khorasan or Khorasan “province, is training children to wage jihad. It is unclear where the children’s training center is located, but it is likely situated in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar.

The Islamic State showcased the training of young boys in a video entitled “Cubs of the Caliphate Camp.” The training camp appears to be relatively small compared to others operated by the group in the region. Most of the training shown is weapons related, including how to properly handle and fire different variants of the Kalashnikov assault rifle. The last instructions shown include training in small unit tactics in an open field.

This facility joins at least three other Islamic State training facilities in the region. In October, the jihadist group showcased the “Sheikh Abu Omar al Baghdadi camp” and the “Sheikh Abu Musab al Zarqawi camp”, which are also likely in Nangarhar. The two facilities are named after the former leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the founder al Qaeda in Iraq (the predecessor of the Islamic State), respectively. These images offer the first official visual evidence of Islamic State training centers in Afghanistan. [For more information, see LWJ report, Islamic State promotes training camps in ‘Khorasan’.)

In August, photos emerged purporting to show the “Shahid Hakeemullah Mehsud camp,” which is named after the last leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan and is thought to be located somewhere in Pakistan’s tribal areas. This facility has yet to be officially confirmed by the jihadist group.

Much has been made of the Islamic State’s presence in Afghanistan by the Western media. While it has training centers for both adults and children in the country, it has so far been contained to the province of Nangarhar after defeats elsewhere in the country, particularly in Farah and Helmand provinces.

The Taliban, al Qaeda, and their allies are far more potent in Afghanistan and Pakistan at this time, having overrun dozens of districts. Additionally, other jihadist groups, including the Turkistan Islamic Party, operate training centers for children in the region.

The Islamic State has been in competition with al Qaeda for the mantle of leadership in the global jihad, and the establishment of the Khorasan province is a direct threat to both al Qaeda and the Taliban.