Oslo: Bomb blast near Norway prime minister's office

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Jul 22, 2011
  1. Ace
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    A massive bomb blast has hit government buildings in the Norwegian capital Oslo, killing at least two people and injuring 15 others.

    PM Jens Stoltenberg described the situation as "very serious".

    The bomb was followed by a shooting incident near Oslo at a youth meeting of the Labour Party, which Mr Stoltenberg leads.

    Unconfirmed reports said a man dressed as a police officer had opened fire indiscriminately, injuring five.

    No group has said they carried out the attacks.

    Hours after the bomb struck Oslo, officials said some people were still inside the damaged buildings, some of which were on fire.

    Television footage from the government quarter showed rubble and glass from shattered windows in the streets - smoke was rising from some buildings where fires were burning. The wreckage of at least one car was on one street.
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    Smoke in downtown Oslo

    All roads into the city centre have been closed, said national broadcaster NRK, and security officials evacuated people from the area, fearing another blast.

    Mr Stoltenberg, in a telephone call to Norwegian television, said all government ministers were believed to be safe.[/p]

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    Personally, I'm a bit shocked something like this would happen again in Scandinavia, more so Oslo. Although a bombing has happened recently in Sweden (a failed one), this one is of particular big magnitude.
     


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    Just read it online too. Shit like this reminds me that no country is safe for bombings or shootings. I thought Scandinavia in general was a very calm region, with a lot of green energy and a lot of snow. I didn't think they had things like this too....

    RIP for everyone that was killed.
     
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    Finnish source says seven have died.
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    the danger rises worldwide and that is something predicted. its terrible to see ppl die for no reason.
    in pakistan, ppl are held up in front of the crowd and ppl find it casual that they are robbed.
     
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    The incident at Utøya, a small island, also in Norway, where a fake police officer started killing people who were attending at a youth camp, is related to this. The 1.90 male blonde norwegian shot people with a handgun and a scoped rifle. Survivors hid or swam for their lives. The man has now been taken into custody. No motives are known so far.

    20-30 people may have been killed at Utøya.

    This is a terrible thing to happen in what I thought was a safe country.
     
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    More info revealed on the suspected bomber.

    The suspect arrested in today's bombing and shooting attacks in Oslo is 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, who is believed to have links to right-wing extremist and anti-immigrant (read: anti-Muslim) organizations. (source: Sky News). And now, he has a Wikipedia page. The Daily Mail has photos. Here's what's said to be his Facebook page, and a Twitter account. Looks like they were both created within the past week, which is all very suspicious. According to comments attributed to him on various right-wing/anti-immigrant websites, he was a fan of white supremacist and anti-Muslim pundits including some from the US. Assuming it's legit, all of this makes early reports that Muslims were responsible for the attacks laughable. [/p]
    http://www.boingboing.net/2011/07/22/oslo-...ml?dlvrit=36761
     
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    Yeah, more than two were dead. I counted at least three bodies in some pics. Those estimates of the first post seem hopeful [​IMG]

    And the nearby beach was worse, bodies all over the shoreline, some floating off. Not much anyone could do to get somewhere safe.
     
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    Truly horrific, the police are now saying that at least 80 are dead at the youth camp.
     
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    Yes indeed, just heard it on the radio too. Cruel.... When I went to bed yesterday 2 people died. I wake up and it's suddenly 80! And they also said that the killer was known to play violent video games (among others) [​IMG]
     
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    At least 84 are dead at the Utøya shooting, bringing it up to an estimated amount of 91 dead in total...

    The bastard called him self a nationalist... [​IMG]
     
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    Absolutely horrific stuff [​IMG] The killer:

    Facebook profile:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002651290254

    Twitter
    http://twitter.com/#!/AndersBBreivik

    WoW (He posts as "Conservatism"):
    http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/927077585?page=1

    His posts on extremist christian and conservative websites suggest that he hated muslims, Norway's immigration policy and what he called 'socialism' destroying family values, which explains why the attack was focused on Norway's centre-left government.

    This has sent infowars into overdrive, when it first happened it was obviously a false flag attack to demonise muslims and punish Norway's government for not toeing the NWO line in terms of recognising Palestine and refusing to bail out Greece, then it was a plot by governments to spread a "White Al Quaeda" myth so they can search soccer moms at airports, now it's a plot by the liberal elite to demonise conservatives and right-wing NWO believers and create sympathy for the liberal-commie-socialist governments like Norways. Irrefutable proof - if he hated Muslims why didn't he attack a mosque? Huh? See, obvious false flag attack, but the LAMEstream media won't tell you that.

    Fox News' comments have changed a lot since the original torrent of what a cowardly attack it was by muzzie savages to some questioning if the camp was an "indoctrination camp" for leftists and socialists...

    Latest reports saying there are concerns there might be another shooter at large.
     
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    Holy shit.
    Is that pic from the incident?
     
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    damn, one guy kill all 91?

    also, when was the otuya incident? just hours/days before this bombing?

    also his facebook page is deleted?
     
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    Shootings occurred about 2 hours after the bombing. Sounds like he planted the bomb, tooled up and headed to the labour party youth camp on the island, where he was able to enter the camp dressed as a police officer by saying he was there to keep them safe after the bombing. May have called as many kids as possible over and then started shooting. As he went around the island, he was able to get kids to come out of hiding with his uniform, they'd run towards him thinking the police had come to save them and he'd kill them. The island is pretty small and there's not really any escape. There were reports of him shooting kids in the water as they tried to swim away and more may have died from drowning or hypothermia. Absolutely horrific, pure evil. Looks like most victims were 14-16, targetted for no other reason than their political affiliation.

    Thing I'm most surprised about is that he didn't shoot himself. Don't know if he just wants to keep spouting off about his motivations or what, but usually spree killers and Mumbai-style extremists won't allow themselves to be taken alive.

    If his Facebook page is gone, there's probably screenshots about. When I looked he had no friends and a public profile. His wall was full of trance music he posted and commented on on the 17th. His profile said he directed his own company, described him as Christian and conservative and listed lots of interests including Dexter, WoW and MW2 (expect that airport scene to be brought up again)
     
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    damn. he might have one of his screws lose.
     
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    Their parents politics at that. 14-16 year olds may have ideas about politics but they really have no political affiliation. I wouldn't even say 18 year olds do. No matter how mature or clever you are at those sort of ages your still a kid. Tragic, bloody horribly tragic and futile.

    But I've got to say BlueStar, all the news I've seen about this only mentioned it might be Al-Qaeda related with the first reports, and even in them made it sound much more likely it was from some domestic(? I think that's the right choice of word) source. And as soon as the news about the shootings came in pretty much dropped the Muslim extremist angle straight away. Don't judge all news outlets by Fox "News".
     
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    Seems like he was an admirer of our own right-wing nutters.

     
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    I'm noticing major outbreaks of the "No true Scotsman" fallacy since the identity of the shooter was confirmed...
     
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    This is horrible, I wont say anything about that. But here in Finland the media is freaking out "omg it was terrorist attack etc". Also, I noticed how its rather weird that Finland hasnt really had any bomb attacks/terrorism yet, but every country around Finland has. Not sure about Estonia, could be that they havent had anything also. But this also shows that Scandinavia isnt really expecting terrorist attacks or anything else for that matter.

    R.I.P to every one who was killed in these horrible attacks.
     
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    Well, this is a terrorist attack, is it not?

    My condolences go out to everybody who was affected in this attack. It's quite a shocker that this happened in such a peaceful country.
     

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