Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

50 notes

Norway horror: 80 die in camp shooting, 7 in blast

A homegrown terrorist set off a deadly explosion in downtown Oslo before heading to a summer camp dressed as a police officer to commit one of the deadliest shooting sprees in history, killing at least 80 people as terrified youths ran and even swam for their lives, police said Friday.

A suspect in the shootings, and the Oslo explosion that killed seven people, was arrested. Though police did not release his name, Norwegian national broadcaster NRK identified him as 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik and said police searched his Oslo apartment overnight. NRK and other Norwegian media posted pictures of the blond, blue-eyed Norwegian.

A police official said the suspect appears to have acted alone in both attacks, and that “it seems like that this is not linked to any international terrorist organizations at all.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity because that information had not been officially released by Norway’s police. “It seems it’s not Islamic-terror related,” the official said. “This seems like a madman’s work.”

The official said the attack “is probably more Norway’s Oklahoma City than it is Norway’s World Trade Center.” Domestic terrorists carried out the 1995 attack on a federal building in Oklahoma City, while foreign terrorists were responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

There is nothing to say here other than to echo the words of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg:

"I have message to those who attacked us. It’s a message from all of Norway: You will not destroy our democracy and our commitment to a better world."

Filed under Norway horrifying terrorism oslo politics domestic terrorism

  1. hellomynameisgeek reblogged this from keyofmgy
  2. random-sketches reblogged this from nessuno
  3. waltzmixer reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  4. number-s1x reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  5. keyofmgy reblogged this from megaloo
  6. andersonnyandcher reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up
  7. subtlecluster reblogged this from yesmeansyes
  8. shingekinoheartbreak reblogged this from nessuno
  9. yesmeansyes reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up and added:
    Dear Norway, Please don’t react the way we did after 9/11. Love, Yesmeanyes.
  10. rafaelmarquez reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    What Stoltenberg said.
  11. hyaenidaes reblogged this from nessuno
  12. kosmonaunt reblogged this from nessuno
  13. megaloo reblogged this from captainsway
  14. nessuno reblogged this from captainsway
  15. captainsway reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  16. partofyourworld-xoxo reblogged this from arandomgirlinarandomworld
  17. arandomgirlinarandomworld reblogged this from sidfromabove1975
  18. hazysloth reblogged this from sex-politics-society-me
  19. sex-politics-society-me reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  20. sweetjosephine reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up
  21. sidfromabove1975 reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up
  22. abxc94 reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    This is awful…completely awful
  23. calcatrixcrownd reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  24. feniceargento reblogged this from face-down-asgard-up
  25. face-down-asgard-up reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    Christ. Those poor people. Those poor kids.
  26. saintkimjong-il reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  27. cognitivedissonance posted this