- "So let us fight together with Israel, with
our Zionist brothers against all anti-Zionist,s against all cultural Marxists/Multiculturalists".
Anders Behring Breivik's Manifesto
- ". . . two more cells exist in my organization".
. . Ander Behring Breivik in police custody (Reuters 7/25/11)
July 22, 2011, bombing of the office of the Norwegian Prime Minister, Labor
Party Jen Stoltenberg, which killed 8 civilians, and the subsequent political
assassination of 68 unarmed activists of the Labor Party Youth on Utoeya
Island, just 20 minutes from Oslo, by militant neo-fascist Christian-Zionists,
raises fundamental questions about the growing links between the legal Far-Right,
the 'mainstream media', the Norwegian police, Israel and rightwing terrorism.
- The Mass Media and the Rise of Rightwing Terrorism:
- The leading English language newspapers, The
New York Times (NYT), the Washington Post (WP), the Wall
Street Journal (WSJ) and the Financial Times (FT),
as well as President Obama, blamed "Islamic extremists", upon
the first police reports of the killings, publishing a series of incendiary
(and false) headlines and reports, labeling the event as 'Norway's 9-11',in
terms, which echoed the ideological motivation and justifications
cited by the Norwegian Christian-Zionist political assassin, Anders Behring
Breivik himself,. The July 23/24 front page of the Financial Times(of London),
read "Islamist extremism fears: Worst Europe strike since
2005". Obama immediately cited the terrorist attack in Norway to
further justify his overseas wars against Muslim countries.
- The FT, NYT, WP and WSJtrotted
out their self-styled "experts" who debated over which Arab/Islamic
leaders or movements were responsible despite Norwegian press reports
of 'the arrest of a Nordic man in police uniform'.
the US mass media and political elite were eager to use the bombing
and assassinations to justify ongoing overseas imperial wars, ignoring
the burgeoning domestic extremist rightwing organizations and violent individuals
who are the outgrowth of official Islamophobic hate propaganda.
- When Anders Breivik, a known neo-fascist extremist, handed
his weapons over to Norwegian police without resistance and claimed credit
for the bombing and massacre, the second phase of the official cover-up
took place: He was immediately described as "a lone wolf assassin",
who "acted alone" (BBC July 24, 2011) or as mentally deranged,
downplaying his political networks, his American, European and Israeli
ideological mentors and commitments, which led to his acts of terrorism.
Even more outrageous, the media and officials ignored the fact that this
complex, multiphase terrorist attack was beyond the capacity of one 'deranged' person.
- Anders Behring Breivik had been a dues-paying
member of a Far-Right political party, The Progress Party and a collaborator
and contributor to an overtly neo-Nazi web site. He frequently focused
his hatred on the ruling Labor Party for its relative tolerance of immigrants.
He despised immigrants especially, Muslims, and was an ardent Christian-Zionist
supporter of Israeli repression and terror against the Palestinian people. His
criminal action was political in essence and embedded in a much wider political
- The political elite and media have scrambled to deny
the overlapping links between 'legal' ideological Islamophobes,
like the American Zionists Daniel Pipes, David Horowitz, Robert Spencer
and Pamela Geller, the Dutch far-right Party of Freedom led by the hate-monger
Geert Wilders and their counterparts in the Norwegian Progress Party who
rail against the "Muslim threat". The "direct action"
terrorists take their cues from electoral parties, like the Progress Party,
who recruit and indoctrinate activists, like Behring Breivik, who then
leave the 'electoral road' to carry out their bloody carnage, allowing
the 'respectable' hate-mongers to hypocritically condemn him after the
- The Lone Assassin: A Fascist Superman Travels Faster
than a Speeding Bullet Versus the Police Moving Slower than an Arthritic
- The case for the "lone wolf terrorist" defies
credence. It is a tissue of lies used to cover up state complicity, intelligence
malfeasance, and the sharp right-turn in the domestic and
foreign policies of NATO countries.
- There is no basis to accept Breivik's initial claim that
he acted alone for several outstanding reasons: First, the car
bomb, which devastated downtown Oslo, was a highly complex weapon requiring
expertise and coordination the kind available to state or intelligence
services, like the Mossad, which specialize in devastating car bombs.
Amateurs, like Breivik, with no training in explosives, usually blow themselves
up or lack the skill required to connect the electronic timing devices
or remote detonators (like the unsuccessful 'shoe', 'underpants' and 'Times
Square' bombers have proved) . Secondly, the details of (a) moving the
bomb, (b) obtaining (stealing) a vehicle, (c) placing the device at the
strategic site, (d) successfully detonating it and (e) then gowning
up in an elaborate special police uniform with an arsenal of hundreds of
rounds of ammunition and driving off in another vehicle to Utoeya Island,
(f) waiting patiently while armed to the teeth for a ferry boat, g) crossing
with other passengers in his police uniform, (h) rounding up the Labor
youth activists and commencing the massacre of scores of unarmed youth
and finally (i) finishing off the wounded and hunting for those trying
to hide or swim away - is not the activity of a lone zealot. Even the
combination of Superman, Einstein and a world class marksman could not
perform those tasks.
- The media and NATO leaders must view the
public as passive morons to expect them to believe that Anders Behring
Breivik "acted alone". He is willing to take a 20 year
prison sentence if it means, as he maintains, that their collective action
is the spark that ignites his comrades and advances the agenda of the violent
and legal far rightwing parties. Facing a Norwegian judge on July 25,
he publically declared the existence of "two more cells in my organization".
According to witness testimony on Utoeya Island shots from
two distinct weapons were heard from different directions during the massacre.
The police say they are "investigating". Needless to say the
police have found nothing; instead they put on a "show" to cover
their inaction by raiding two houses far from the massacre and quickly
released the suspects.
- The most serious political implication of
the terrorist action, however, is the conspicuous complicity of
top police officials. The police took 90 minutes to arrive at Utoeya Island,
located less than 20 kilometers from Oslo, 12 minutes by helicopter
and 25 to 30 minutes by car and boat. The delay allowed the right wing
assassins to use up the ammunition, maximizing the death toll of young,
anti-fascist activists and devastating the Labor youth movement. The police
chief, Sveinung Sponheim, made the feeblest excuse and cover-up, claiming
"problems with transport". Sponheim argued that a helicopter "wasn't
on standby" and they "could not find a boat" (Associated
Press, July 24, 2011). Yet a helicopter was available; it
managed to fly to Utoeya and film the ongoing slaughter, and over half
of Norwegians, a seafaring people for millennia, own or have access to
a boat. A police force, faced with what the Prime Minister calls the 'worst
atrocity since the Nazi occupation', moving at the pace of an arthritic
turtle to rescue youth activists, raises the suspicion of some level of
complicity. The obvious question arises as to the degree to which the
ideology of right wing extremism neo-fascism has penetrated
the police and security forces, especially the upper echelons? This level
of "inactivity" raises more questions than it answers. What
it suggests is that the Social Democrats only control part of
the Government the legislative, while the neo-fascists
influence the state apparatus.
- The plain fact is that the police did not save a single
life. When they finally arrived, Anders Behring Breivik had run out of
ammunition and surrendered turning himself over to the police.
The police literally did not fire a single shot; they did not even have
to hunt or capture the assassin. An almost choreographed scenario: Hundreds
wounded, 68 unarmed, peaceful activists killed and the Labor youth movement
- The police can claim "crime solved"
while the mass media prattles about a "lone assassin". The far
right has a "martyr" to mask a further advance in their anti-Muslim,
pro Israel crusade. (It is reminiscent of the celebrated Israeli-American
fascist mass murderer, Dr. Baruch Goldstein, who slaughtered dozens of
unarmed Palestinian men and boys at prayer in 1994).
- Only two days before the political murders, the head
of the Labor Party Youth Movement, Eskil Pederson, gave an interview to
the Dagbladet, Norway's second largest tabloid, in which he announced
a "unilateral economic embargo of Israel from the Norwegian side"
(Gilad Atzmon, July 24, 2011).
- The fact of the matter is that the Norwegian
military has no problem promptly dispatching 500 troops to Afghanistan,
half way around the world and providing six Norwegian Air Force jets and
pilots to bomb and terrorizeLibya. And yet they can't find a helicopter
or a row boat to transport their police a couple hundred yards to stop
a domestic right wing terrorist whose murderous rampage was being
described second by second by the terrorized young victims on their cell
phones to their frantic parents?
- The Imperial Roots of Domestic Fascism: Conclusion
- Clearly, the decisions of Norway and
other Scandinavian nations to participate in the US imperial
crusades against Muslim and especially Arab people in the Middle East have
aroused and energized the neo-fascist right. They now want to "bring
the war home"; they want Norway to go further, to 'cleanse
the nation' by expelling Muslims. They want to "send a message"
to the Labor Party: Either it must accept a full neo-fascist pro-Israeli
agenda or expect more massacres, more elected fascists, more followers
of Anders Behring Breivik.
"Progress Party" is now the second largest political party in Norway.
If a "conservative" coalition defeats Labor, neo-fascists will
probably sit in the Government. Who knows, after a few years of good behavior,
they might find an excuse to commute their ex-comrades sentence . . . or
proclaim him mentally rehabilitated and freed.
- Clearly what is needed is the immediate withdrawal of
all troops from imperial wars and a systematic, coherent and organized
fight against domestic right-wing terrorists and their intellectual
godparents, in America, Israel andEurope. Labor youth must
go press on with their demand that the Labor Government, under Prime Minister
Jen Stoltenberg, recognize the nation of Palestine and implement
a total boycott of Israeli goods and services. A national and international
political-educational campaign must be organized to expose the links between respectableelectoral
fascists and violent terrorists. The Labor Youth martyrs of Utoeya Island should
be cherished and their ideals taught in all the schools. Their far-right
enemies and supporters whether overt, covert or directly complicit, should
be exposed and condemned. The best weapon against the renewed neo-fascist
onslaught is a political and educational offensive, taking up
the anti-fascist, anti-Quisling (Norway's notorious Nazi collaborator)
fighting traditions of their grandparents' era. It's not too late
if the Labor Party, the Norwegian trade unions and the anti-fascist youth
act now before the flood of resurgent fascism.