Monday, April 25, 2016

Revisiting July 2011 Oslo Killings

Revisiting July 2011 Oslo Killings

by Stephen Lendman

On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik reportedly detonated a van bomb, killing eight in Oslo, then single-handedly killed 69 Workers Youth League members at a Utoya island summer camp.

In August 2012, he was convicted of mass murder and terrorism, given a 21-year sentence, subject to extension if still considered dangerous. Questions remain unanswered about what happened. More on this below.

Breivik made headlines again last week, winning a lawsuit, claiming “inhuman and degrading” treatment in violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

He sued over his forced separation from other prisoners and limited access to visitors, despite given three cells - for living, studying and exercise, with amenities not afforded criminals in most prisons.

Did he act alone or were others involved? How could one man on his own kill 77 victims with no one intervening to stop him? Were the killings homegrown or outside plotted?

Why Norway, a NATO member, offering token participation in Afghanistan and Libya. Its parliament at the time and earlier passed initiatives critical of Israel.

Its former finance minister proposed boycotting Israeli products. In August 2010, Norway declined to purchase Israeli military products because of tensions with Palestine and neighboring countries.

Days after the killings, investigative journalist Wayne Madsen said “ample evidence” suggests Mossad involvement, car-bombings one it its specialties. 

Were multiple gunmen involved? Killing 77 people, mostly in a shooting spree, seems unlikely for anyone to be able to pull off single-handedly.

How was Breivik able to plan and engineer a sophisticated Oslo bomb attack, then head off undetected for Utoya island 19 miles away and kill dozens of children and youths alone?

Madsen connected him to Pam Geller and Richard Pipes, “ciphers for Israeli intelligence and propaganda elements...provid(ing) a clear link between (him) and Mossad, which is under orders to stage false flag attacks to garner support for Israel against Palestine, Cyprus and Norway being the two most recent examples of Mossad-staged attacks.”

Attacks making world headlines often aren’t what they seem to be - false flags with an agenda in mind, reported as terrorism.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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