Oslo Police Conducted Bombing Exercise Days Before Terrorist Blast
Paul Joseph Watson
In yet another example of how almost every major terror event is accompanied by a security drill focused around the same scenario, 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.
A video of the drill that accompanies the story shows police scaling the side of a building with an explosion going off below them before they enter the window and start firing.
Police had to publicly apologize today for not informing the public about the exercise.
Although it’s too early to judge the nature of this exercise, the fallback of a drill, which gives the state an excuse should any evidence of complicity in the real attack emerge, has been evident in previous major terror events, including both 7/7 and 9/11.
In the case of the London bombings, a consultancy agency with government and police connections was running an exercise for an unnamed company that revolved around the London Underground being bombed at the exact same times and locations as happened in real life on the morning of July 7th, a “coincidence” many skeptics of the official story have dismissed as a statistical impossibility.
Oslo Bombing Tied To CIA-Linked Terrorist
It is too early to say who is responsible for the bombing of government buildings in Oslo, Norway, that killed at least two people and injured several others. The media is instinctively blaming al-Qaeda, but there is another possible culprit – Mullah Krekar and his Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam.
On July 12, it was reported that a Norwegian prosecutor filed terror charges against the Iraqi-born cleric Krekar after he allegedly threatened Norwegian politicians with death if he’s deported from the country. Krekar went to Norway in 1991 as a refugee from northern Iraq.
Authorities from the Kurdistan regional government have repeatedly asked Norway to extradited Krekar for his role in terrorist attacks carried out by the group he founded, Ansar al-Islam. Members of the group are veterans of the CIA-ISI collaborative war against the Soviets in Afghanistan. The group killed an Australian journalist and is believed to involved in the attempted bombing of a DoD office in Arbil, Iraq, in 2003.
Krekar has an interesting background. As I wrote in 2005, he was approached by the CIA to work with them. In 2003, he told the al-Hayat newspaper he had “a meeting with a CIA representative and someone from the American army in the town of Sulaymaniya (Iraqi Kurdistan) at the end of 2000. They asked us to collaborate with them,” an offer Krekar said he refused.
Krekar threatened to expose his link to the CIA after the U.S. accused Ansar al-Islam of teaming up with al-Qaeda. “I have in my possession irrefutable evidence against the Americans and I am prepared to supply it … if (the United States) tries to implicate me in an affair linked to terrorism,” he told the newspaper.
The Bush neocons tried to link Krekar and Ansar al-Islam to al-Qaeda as part of its pre-invasion disinformation campaign. They claimed Saddam Hussein was working with Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, a claim that was later dispelled as an outright lie.
The Oslo bombing may have nothing to do with the charges leveled against Krekar and Ansar al-Islam, but the timing is suspicious, to say the least. The fact members of the group were involved in the CIA’s war in Afghanistan – an effort that produced both al-Qaeda and the Taliban – and Krekar has admitted associating with the agency needs to be further investigated.
It is more likely the bombing will be blamed on al-Qaeda and will become yet more fodder for the the so-called war on terror, promised to last more than a century.
Oslo Terror: Whose Agenda Does It Serve?
Paul Joseph Watson
Today’s bombing in Oslo and a related mass shooting that occurred just outside the Norwegian capital are already replete with inconsistencies and questions that demand further inquiry into whose agenda this deadly attack serves.
Authorities have already said that the man who carried out the shootings at a youth camp in a nearby resort has direct ties to the earlier bombing in Oslo of a government building.
- An eyewitness to the blast who was just 200 feet away from the explosion called into the Alex Jones show and stated that there was a “bomb sweep” of the area the day before the attack. Norwegian television also reported this story.
- According to a Norwegian who emailed us, his father who is an explosives expert has analyzed the bombing scene and states that due to the pattern of the damage and debris, the blast was clearly underground. There are also reports that the road was closed off in recent days for underground sewer works. This is inconsistent with the official story that the blast was caused by a car bomb.
- Friday was a public holiday in Norway and the building that was bombed was largely empty, which is why only seven people died. The Daily Mail reports, “Fortunately, it is a public holiday in Norway and the offices are less busy than a normal weekday.” Why would “terrorists,” who presumably want to kill as many people as possible, choose to bomb the building on a day when they know it will be almost empty?
Reports that the culprit of the mass shooting at a Labour youth camp outside Oslo, who early indications show killed at least 25 people, was a blonde-haired Norwegian man, fit perfectly into the recent propaganda campaign to hype the “white Al-Qaeda” as the most deadly terror threat. Self-proclaimed security experts quoted by Reuters are already predicting the blame will “fall on both Islamists and right-wing extremists,” in some form of alliance that led to a “hybrid assault,” which in an of itself is a ludicrous notion but does serve to link anti-government sentiment amongst the host population with Muslim terrorism, which has been the goal all along.
- As Kurt Nimmo reports, the man accused of leading the group blamed by some for the bombing, Mullah Krekar, has had dealings with the CIA previously, having been approached to work with them in 2005. Members of Krekar’s group, Ansar al-Islam, are veterans of the CIA-ISI collaborative war against the Soviets in Afghanistan.
- Is the attack a slap on the wrist for Norwegian meddling in the globalist agenda? Norway is not a member of the European Union and its recent actions will have undoubtedly angered many of the power players amongst the global elite within that inner circle. Specifically, Norway’s support for full Palestinian statehood, set to be voted on at the UN in September, Norway’s decision to reverse its support for the bombardment of Libya and withdraw completely from the NATO operation on August 1, and Norway’s move to freeze a $42 million dollar payment to Greece, an obvious hindrance to recent efforts to prop up the country’s dire debt crisis, are all massive issues that could have caused a fall out between Norway and the Anglo-American establishment.
Toll soars to 80 in homegrown Norwegian attacks
By Nils Myklebost
A homegrown terrorist set off an explosion that ripped open buildings in the heart of Norway's government Friday, then went to a summer camp dressed as a police officer and gunned down youths as they ran and even swam for their lives, police said Friday.
Police now say at least 80 people were killed in a shooting spree at the youth camp of Norway's Labor Party. Police told reporters early Saturday they had discovered many more victims after initially reporting the death toll at 10.
The attacks were this nation's worst violence since World War II .
A police official said the 32-year-old ethnic Norwegian suspect arrested at the camp on Utoya island appears to have acted alone in both attacks, and hat "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."
"You will not bomb us into silence" - Norway
"No one will bomb us to silence. No one wil shoot us to silence. No one will ever scare us away from being Norway," Mr Stoltenberg says.
Excellent speech and it seems to be squarely directed at israel because rather than suggest Norwegians are being punished for their actions, he says clearly that those responsible are attempting to silence Norway.
When asked specifically about the attack on the youth camp, he characterize Norwegian youth as having very strong political views and he grew visibly agitated, suggesting he suspects the youth were targeted because of this.
"Attacking one of the most peaceful places, a political youth camp, is especially brutal - an act of cowardice," Mr Stoltenberg says.
I doubt that they will come right out and blame israelis, but in the coming days it will become apparent, based on their reluctance to verify the "islamic terrorists" as the culprits, whether or not they suspect israel.
BTW - Gunman is Norwegian.