Friday, July 22, 2011

Police: At least 80 killed in youth camp shooting  

Police: At least 80 killed in youth camp shooting |

The Associated Press

OSLO, Norway — Police 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.

GOP House Speaker Boehner Withdraws From Debt Talks

Politics, Debt and Economy: GOP House Speaker Boehner Withdraws From Debt Talks - CNBC

President Barack Obama said Friday that GOP House Speaker John Boehner told him he "will be walking away" from the debt talks.

The president said this came after he offered to cut discretionary spending by $1 trillion. He said he thought he was offering an "extraordinarily fair" deal.
Obama said he is calling on Boehner and other congressional leaders from both parties for a meeting at the White House at 11 a.m. ET Saturday.
"We have run out of time and they are going to have to explain to me how it is that we are going to avoid default and ask them to do the tough thing but the right thing," the president said.
Earlier, the president said he was prepared to make "tough choices" for a sweeping deficit-reduction deal to avert a U.S. default, despite Democrats warning him not to make too many concessions.
With the deadline to raise the U.S. debt ceiling now just 11 days away, the Democratic president appealed for compromise by both parties as he and the top Republican in Congress, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, pursued a plan for up to $3 trillion in spending cuts.
"I'm willing to sign a plan that includes tough choices I would not normally make, and there are a lot of Democrats and Republicans in Congress who I believe are willing to do the same thing," Obama said at a town hall-style meeting at the University of Maryland.
While an agreement did not look imminent, Obama faced increasingly vocal complaints from his own Democrats on a deal-in-the-making that could mean painful curbs in popular health and retirement programs but no immediate increase in taxes.
"I've never seen frustration higher," Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said after a week of sometimes chaotic efforts to sort through conflicting options and stave off a potentially devastating default on the nation's financial obligations.
Negotiations between Republicans and the White House toward a deal to raise the $14.3 trillion limit on America's borrowing are at a critical phase, with less than two weeks before the world's biggest economy runs out of money to pay its bills.

Officially a record-setting hot day - : Burlington County Times: weather, heat, thunderstorm, burlington county, national weather service

Officially a record-setting hot day - : Burlington County Times: weather, heat, thunderstorm, burlington county, national weather service

New York, New York (10101) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground

New York, New York (10101) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground

Oslo Bombing: Why Would “Terrorists” Attack Near-Empty Office Building on Public Holiday?

Oslo Bombing: Why Would “Terrorists” Attack Near-Empty Office Building on Public Holiday? Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
July 22, 2011

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?

Comment from a reader:

I’m from Norway and here are some little reported facts:

1) Fact: A person dressed as a cop has shot and killed at least 5 members of the youth organization of the governing labour party in their convention at Utøya. He is now captured.

Comment: Falske cops? These are professionals. The shootings happened at the same time as the explosion, but far, far away from each other (several houres + you have to take a boat to get to the island).

2) Fact: The explosion took place downdtown in the height of the holliday, with all the surrounding buildings (many important press, union and governmental buildings, including the labour party) being almost empty. At a normal day thousands would have been killed and wounded. Today, only a handful dead and wounded.

Comment: Why would terrorists choose a timing with less impact? Now, if this is a black-operation in order to influence opinion, it makes sense.

3) Fact: My friend’s father is a dynamiter blaster expert by profession. He has worked with explosions for 35 years. He noticed that the ground was raised so that the armouring which had been below the ground now lay above the ground. For this to happen the explosion have had to happen UNDER the ground, like if a gas tube had exploded (there was road/sewer work in the exact area for several days prior to this). When the ground is raised like this, as was apparant on the news, it can not have been a car bomb like the media speculates. People have been smelling sulphur all over downtown.

Comment: Who had the resources to get access underground? Not the fundamentalist simpleton, to be sure.

4) Fact: After less than one hour the police concluded that it was a “bomb”.

Comment: How can they have determined this so quickly? There has been complete chaos, people are evacuated and even corpses was not removed within an hour. How could they determine this so quickly? How could they rule out an accident in the gas pipes? This smells fishy.

I will continue to update here from Oslo if anything else suspicious pops up.


ABC News
Friday, July 22, 2011

At least one of two explosions that rocked a Norwegian government building in Oslo today was result of a massive vehicle bomb, according to U.S. government sources on the scene.

Law enforcement officials told ABC News there were two blasts at the Norwegian capital and Norwegian news reported at least two people were killed. Several more were injured.

A government official told the BBC people were still trapped in the effected buildings.

The prime minister, whose office is in the building, survived the blast, a government spokesperson told The Associated Press.

Full story here.

Bomb kills 7 in Oslo; several dead in youth camp shooting -

Bomb kills 7 in Oslo; several dead in youth camp shooting -

Bomb Tears Through Government HQ in Oslo; 2 Dead

Shooting reported at youth camp outside Oslo

Shooting reported at youth camp outside Oslo - Yahoo! News

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Police say they are sending anti-terror police to a youth camp outside Oslo after reports of a shooting there following the bomb blast at the government headquarters.

The news site VG reported that a man dressed in a police uniform opened fire at the camp. It says several people were injured.

Oslo police chief Anstein Gjengdal said anti-terror units were being sent to the camp at Utoya, outside the Norwegian capital.

He had no other information on that incident, which came hours after a bomb blast outside the government headquarters killed at least two people and injured 15.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A powerful bomb tore into the heart of Norway on Friday, killing at least two people and injuring 15 as it ripped open buildings including the prime minister's office. It was the deadliest bombing ever in Oslo, normally associated with the Nobel Peace Prize that is awarded there.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was working at home Friday and was unharmed, according to senior adviser Oivind Ostang.

The square where the bomb exploded was covered in twisted metal and shattered glass, and carpeted in documents expelled from the surrounding buildings, which house government offices and the headquarters of some of Norway's leading newspapers. Most of the windows were shattered in the 20-floor high rise where the prime minister and his administration works.

Oslo police said the explosion was caused by "one or more" bombs, but declined to speculate on who was behind the attack. They later sealed off the nearby offices of broadcaster TV 2 after discovering a suspicious package.

"So far, police cannot say anything about the scope of the damage, aside from that there's been one or several explosions," a police statement read.

An AP reporter who was in the office of Norwegian news agency NTB said the building shook from the blast and all employees evacuated as the alarm went off. Down in the street, he saw one person with a bleeding leg being led away from the area.

Public broadcaster NRK showed video of a blackened car lying on its side amid the debris.

Witness Ole Tommy Pedersen was standing at a bus stop 100 meters (yards) from the government high-rise at 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT) when the explosion occurred.

Multiple Terrorist Bombings In Olso Norway -- Signature Of Mossad False Flag Al-Queda Terror Attack

Multiple Terrorist Bombings In Olso Norway -- Signature Of Mossad False Flag Al-Queda Terror Attack

Reports of multiple bombings in Olso, Norway have the signature of an Al-Qaeda false-flag operation conducted by the Israeli Mossad.

Norway news agencies are reporting that two government buildings have just been bombed in Norway. There are no reports from English agencies at this time. English videos and reports will be added at bottom of this article when they become available.

Unreal. An entire block has exploded.Huge explosion rocks Oslo  Norway

Unreal -- An entire block has exploded -- Huge explosion rocks Oslo, Norway

Interactive Map Of Photos And Explosions In Olso, Norway

Video Report From On The Ground At Site Of Olso, Norway Terrorist Attack

A Google translation of an Aftenposten article reads:

Large explosion in central Oslo

There has been a major explosion in downtown Oslo. Windows are broken in VG-built and government officials in Oslo.

Read also:

The case updated

It is not yet possible to say how many people are injured or killed in the explosion. But police now acknowledge that there are fatalities.

NTB reported that two confirmed fatalities.

Police have not yet complete overview of the number of casualties.

- Oil and Energy was the goal

According to Dagbladet, police said the attack targeted the Oil and Energy Affairs, MOE.

The greatest damage is the R4 building in ministries, the police said.

This is supported by information from the Communications Minister, Earl Smith-Isaksen.

- The premises of the OED is battered. It looks like it was right outside our offices, says Smith-Isaksen to

Treats people on the street

The building that houses, among other things, the Prime Minister’s office is also affected by the explosion. have informed the Prime Minister’s Office (SMK), Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is the safety and undamaged.

- I can not say for certain, everything is chaotic, says Sindre Fossum Beyer at SMK.

Paramedics treat more injured in the street outside the government building.

Many people are bleeding in the street outside, hit by broken glass that fell from the broken windows.

- You can not go through here, because there are still two bombs we do not know where is, police on site to reporters. has so far failed to confirm whether it still bombs that have not been located.

Trying to get an overview

Several facilities in nearby have been evacuated, including NTB premises.

- All we know is that there is a kind of explosion. We are on the way out there, are the short and hasty message get the police in Oslo for the call just after half past four.

In a press release from the Oslo police are the following:

Large parts of the city center is evacuated, and police urge the public not to stay in Oslo.

Police also ask that pulbikum limits the use of mobile phones.

Several injured

Both windows in the government quarter and VG building is blown out, according to Aftenposten’s report on the site.

- The police tell us that we need to get us off, we need to get off. There may be more bombs, tells reporters.

They say that there is broken glass everywhere, the burning of buildings.

- I see people with blood on his face and hands, telling Aftenposten reporter.

Eyewitnesses said, according to NTB, it may look like a car outside a high block has been the basis for the explosion.

Entire facades blown out

Our reporter passed Market Street and there is full chaos people running around bewildered. Several places are a fire alarm.

You can smell the sulfur fumes.

Shop Denim Gallery has received throughout the facade blown out.

Rods of increasing areas

A huge røyksy rose several hundred feet in the air. Large parts of Oslo heard a huge explosion which led to Darren Hayes, the Aftenposten keeps house literally shook when the explosion took place at five at half four in the afternoon.

Press The wave was so powerful that the windows all the way down to the National Agencies building was blown out.

Vaterland tunnel is closed.

The area between Stortorvet, Hammersborg and Storgata is blocked off. Young town square is already closed, because the police fear that new explosions can occur.

There have been several unconfirmed reports that it also should have been a violent explosion in Parliament Street, just below the Parliament, according to NTB.

It is still unclear what caused the explosion.

The report of the first bombing was followed by reports of a two more bombs, as reported in this Google Translation.

There may be more bombs

The police on site tell Dagbladet.

(Dagbladet): A little before 15.30 in the afternoon, large parts of the city center hit by a huge explosion in the government quarter .

About a half hour later told NRK that the capital was hit by another explosion, this time in Parliament Street. This message disprove NRK now on their website.

Police at the site told Dagbladet that they fear the new bombs.

- There may be more bombs, police said.

According to there are still two bombs the police do not know where is.

- You can not go through here, because there are still two bombs we do not know where is, according to police .

The scope of the first explosion is still unclear, but many are injured. Much of the area Youngstorget was hit and routes are broken into several apartment buildings and construction.

- There are a lot of injured people in the area, many seriously injured.There is injured inside the area with excessive bleeding.All the buildings are destroyed, it is absolutely awful, says Jan Larsen told newspaper Dagbladet.

If there are indeed multiple bombs it is clearly the calling card of an Al-Qaeda terrorist attack which are executed with precision in multiple locations.

The problem is there is absolutely no motive for Al-Qaeda to launch an attack against Norway sinceNorway supports the formation of a Palestinian state, which is against the wishes of Israel and in support of Muslim activists world-wide.

Norway to support Palestinians – Norwegian FM

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Norway will support Palestinians who are set to press for recognition of the independence of their state by the United Nations, says the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

He was speaking following his talks in Oslo with the Palestinian National Administration Head Mahmoud Abbas.

Støre said he saw a likely recognition of Palestine’s independence by the United Nations as no hindrance to a peaceful settlement in the Middle East. He said the Palestinian-Israeli talks should continue irrespectively of the UN voting results.

Source: The Voice of Russia

If this in fact an Al-Qaeda attack a blaring question remains. Why would Al-Qaeda attack a nation whose goals are aligned with the goals of the Al-Qaeda movement?

The simple answer would be this is a false flag terror attack and the likely suspect for carrying out the operation would be the Israeli Mossad as an act of revenge for supporting Palestine.

Update 11:25 AM

BBC Reports:

Oslo: Bomb blast near Norway prime minister’s office

Eyewitness: “Police are beginning to seal off streets where there is a danger of falling glass”

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A large bomb blast has hit near government headquarters in the Norwegian capital Oslo, killing at least one person.

The offices of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg were damaged extensively – a government spokeswoman said he was safe.

Police said a number of people were injured in the city centre explosion.

No-one has said they were behind the attack, which witnesses said could be heard across the capital.

Television footage from the scene showed rubble and glass from shattered windows in the streets – smoke was rising from some buildings. The wreckage of at least one car was on one street.

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

“Police can confirm there were deaths and injuries following the explosion in the government quarter this afternoon,” police said in a statement.

Oistein Mjarum, head of communications for the Norwegian Red Cross, said his offices were close to the site of the explosion.

“There was a massive explosion which could be heard over the capital Oslo,” he told the BBC.

Government spokeswoman Camilla Ryste told the Associated Press Mr Stoltenberg was safe. Initial reports said he was not hurt.

A spokesman for Oslo University hospital said seven people had been taken there for treatment.

“I don’t know how seriously wounded they are,” he told Reuters.
‘Complete chaos’

Mr Mjarum said there were fires burning in the prime minister’s 17-storey building.

“This is a very busy area on Friday afternoon and there was a lot of people in the streets, and many people working in these buildings that are now burning,” he said.

Eyewitness Ole Tommy Pedersen said he was standing at a bus stop about 100m away from the blast.

“I saw three or four injured people being carried out of the building a few minutes later,” Mr Pedersen told AP.

He said there was a cloud of smoke billowing from the lower floors.

An NRK journalist, Ingunn Andersen, said the headquarters of tabloid newspaper VG had also been damaged.

“I see that some windows of the VG building and the government headquarters have been broken. Some people covered with blood are lying in the street,” AP quoted her as saying.

“It’s complete chaos here. The windows are blown out in all the buildings close by.”

Mr Mjarum said people were in shock in Oslo and across Norway.

“We have never had a terrorist attack like this in Norway – if that’s what it is – but of course this has been a great fear for all Norwegians when they have seen what has been happening around the world.”

Source: BBC