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Thursday, July 28, 2011

SS Division Nordland

Tell Me Lies, tell me sweet little lies
Oh no no, you can't disguise

--Tell Me Lies
, Fleetwood Mac

You can put lipstick on a pig,

but it's still a pig


The recent murders in Norway are insane, but they are also acts of criminality in its purest sense.

The murders were premeditated and also fit the definition of terrorism as the shooter wanted to reach a target beyond his immediate victims. Shooter Anders Breivik believed he was at war, and even labelled his murder victims as
unfortunate collateral damage in his war scenario. His attorney says Mr. Breivik is nuts.

The cows have come home to roost (
thank you, Latka) when Mr. Breivik states that he thinks he is "in a war", for he resembles no one so much as the entity known as the United States in his belief. You can call terrorism "war", but that doesn't make it so:

"This whole case has indicated that he's insane," Lippestad told reporters in Oslo, saying Breivik believes he is leading an anti-Muslim revolution to overturn Western governments and that the victims from his downtown Oslo bombing and Utoya Island shooting rampage were casualties of war.

"He says he is sorry that he had to do this, but it was necessary to start a revolution in the Western world," Lippestad said. "He believes he is in a war" (
Suspect in Norway attacks 'believes he is in a war,' lawyer says).

Since the opening salvo of the Phony War on Terror (PWOT ©) we at RangerAgainstWar have said that terrorism or the reaction to terrorism is not equated to warfare. TERRORISM ≠ WAR.

Terrorism, whether on the idyllic Norwegian island of Utoeya or the World Trade Center is simply an act of craven criminality. Terrorism is not warfare, yet we have a right-wing crazy in Norway who believes that it IS warfare;
we call him INSANE, while the entire foreign and military policy of the U.S. government is based upon Mr. Breivik's logic.

George W. Bush's presidency was predicated upon his being a "wartime president", with Obama gladly following in his footsteps. Why is Breivik insane, while GWB or Obama are considered steady as rocks?

If a lie is told often enough and loudly enough, somebody is bound to believe the message. A bad German said that when promoting a bad war.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

what I liked about Norway's response - in contrast to that of ours here in the "home of the brave" - is that leadership vowed that the event would not change society one iota and they offered that the best response would be to get back to life as usual. In fact, workers were back in the bomb blasted building this week going about their normal duties. Apparently no exploitation or opportunism on the politicians' part at all. Both extraordinary (by our pathetic standards) and refreshing.


Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 6:30:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it truly possible he was the lone gunman? So many dead, what is the killed to wounded ratio? What firearms & tactical training did he have? Late afternoon/dusk = low light, police knowing something was happening on the island but unable to attend? There must be more, far more to this story. As in the Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania years ago this latest "lone crazed gunman" story just doesn't ring true. Please have a read of this: http://www.whale.to/b/viallspam.html

Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 11:22:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Grant said...

"for he resembles no one so much as the entity known as the United States in his belief"

As they say...


Friday, July 29, 2011 at 8:14:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...


I, too, appreciated the fact that Norway did not raise "threat levels" and decided early on this was a criminal act by a probably lone crazy -- a measured, rational response to a dark event.

Friday, July 29, 2011 at 9:42:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous Kraza187 said...

Crazy: (14th c.), which was borrowed from an unrecorded Old Norse verb *krasa meaning ‘shatter’

When the United States of America has cash reserves < Apple Computer, then the danger of a hostile takeover from China < Apple Computer. Now that my friends is 'krasa'. The 'Mark of the Beast' is now an Apple, sounds both biblical and kraza. Yet a Apple a day would keep the Panda at bay and in three years China could be in default. Alex Jones are you up on the net?

Left wings/right wings,chicken wings, wing dings, join the Army if you fail... The pump don't work cuz the Vandals stole the handles. Yes my friend, we're all 'Kraza' if fail to see the Apple as a rational solution to our problems. Wasn't one of the things we were fighting for in Vietnam was Moms'Apple Pie'? Kraza...

Friday, July 29, 2011 at 10:38:00 AM GMT-5  

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