Monday, July 25, 2011

Oslo Bombing - A Bridgeway to Libya?

An interesting turn of events has occurred in Norway -
Norway's peace was shattered twice Friday when a bomb ripped open buildings in the heart of its government and a man dressed as a police officer gunned down youths at a summer camp. Police linked one Norwegian to both attacks, which killed a total of at least 16 people in nation's worst violence since World War II.

Police said they did not know the motive or whether the attacks were the work of one person or a terrorist group, but Justice Minister Knut Storberget said the man who opened fire at the youth camp is Norwegian.

In Oslo, the capital and the city where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded, the bombing left a square covered in twisted metal, shattered glass, documents expelled from surrounding buildings and a dust-fogged scene that reminded one visitor from New York of Sept. 11.

Perhaps a follow up on another dry run -
Oslo police were conducting a bombing exercise at a location near the Oslo Opera House just 48 hours before a terrorist blast hit a government building in the Norwegian capital.

According to the translated version of an Aftenposten report, “Anti-terror police fired explosive charges at a training center in Oslo, two hundred meters from the Opera, but forgot to notify the public.”

The exercise occurred on Wednesday and revolved around anti-terror units attacking a disused building at the edge of Bjørvika pier with bombs and firearms.

“The men lowered themselves down from the roof and in through the window that had just been blown out, while they fired hand their weapons,” states the report, noting that the exercise was “dramatic,” produced “violent bangs,” and was watched by spectators at the nearby Opera House.
Later at Utoya island, some 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest, hundreds of youths at a camp where the prime minister had been scheduled to speak Saturday ran in terror and even tried swimming to safety as the gunman fired.
The Real Effect
Some interesting points to consider:
  • Norway was going to pull out of the Libya bombing campaign in August. Why would al-Qaeda attack a country that is beginning to go the way you would like politically.
  • Norway was going to recognize Palestine as a state.
  • Norway pension fund was divesting it's Israeli shares.
  • An individual dressed as a police officer timed an attack to coincide with the bombing. Shot teenagers in an attempt to shock the nation. (Coincidentally, this an excellent illustration as to why police should have to present warrants, badges and other forms of ID.)
  • Bombed a building on a holiday. Either this was meant to be a political statement or the bombers are inept.
  • A group of "analysts" are reporting that a  "a previously unknown group, Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami, or the Helpers of the Global Jihad, claimed responsibility for the attacks". Why do we accept these versions of fact as unfettered truth? Who is this group, what is their history? Who came up with this terrible name? Perhaps this might shed some light on things - "In the immediate aftermath of recent terrorist attacks, jihadi forums are often filled with claims and counterclaims that are impossible to independently confirm. "
  • Why would this man do this - 
    The gunman appeared “tall, blond and [of] Nordic looks” according to reports.

Since this occurred, the focus has shifted from the bombing to the mass shooting on the island. One thing is for certain, this thing stinks massively.

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