– Norway International Network News Site: Breivik Believed to Have Bought Much of His Equipment from Russia
On Friday, a court in the Norwegian capital held a hearing to decide whether 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, the confessed killer of 77 people, should be kept in isolation, a month after he detonated a bomb and went on a shooting rampage. Breivik, whom the MSM describes as a “right-wing extremist” (i.e., neo-fascist) has admitted killing eight people when he exploded a truck bomb outside the prime minister’s office in Oslo, then fatally shooting 69 people, including many teens, at the ruling Labour Party’s youth camp on Utoya Island.
Breivik denies criminal guilt because he believes the massacre, which ironically targeted fellow ethnic Norwegians, was necessary to save his country and Europe in general from Islamic immigration and “cultural Marxism.” If found guilty on terrorism charges, then Breivik could be sentenced to 21 years in prison, the maximum term available for a criminal conviction of any sort in Norway. An alternative custody arrangement—if he is still considered a danger to the public—could keep him behind bars indefinitely.
Breivik’s ideologically motivated slaughter was the bloodiest incident in Norway since the Nazi occupation during the Second World War.
Ominously, The Telegraph, citing Norwegian military sources, reports that Breivik had actually prepared a second bomb, bigger than the one that exploded in Oslo. Police discovered the explosive device at the farm Breivik had rented some 85 miles north of the capital. The second bomb weighed up to 1.5 tons and was ready for deployment. In comparison, the van-borne bomb Breivik detonated on July 22 weighed an estimated 0.95 tons.
Norwegian authorities have not officially responded to claims concerning the existence of another large bomb. On July 27, police admitted only that they had found and destroyed “explosives” stored at the isolated farm, but did not offer any details related to the quantity or condition of the materials.
The most troubling aspect of the Breivik case, which the MSM has mostly overlooked, is the Norwegian’s links to Russian neo-Nazis, who are likely under the control of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), and his reported training in sabotage-terrorism at a Belarusian KGB facility (logo above). Surprisingly, the second bit of information appeared in state-run Novosti, which picked up the story from Gazeta.ru which, in turn, interviewed a Belarusian opposition figure. In the West, the MSM acknowledges that Breivik has links to Eastern European “nationalists” and even visited Belarus on at least one occasion.
It is possible, of course, that the FSB was responsible for training Breivik, planting the “Belarusian KGB trace” in the Kremlin media to divert attention from its own complicity. Within the Union State of Russia and Belarus, Breivik could theoretically move without hindrance back and forth between the two “former” Soviet republics. At the same time, Minsk may have obligingly carried out Moscow’s wishes in cultivating Breivik as “Agent Viking.” In any event, the Belarusian KGB’s collaboration with the Russian FSB is well documented. After all, the two organizations were once part of the same entity, the Soviet Committee for State Security, and continue to work together within the Union State framework.
After the April 11, 2011 Metro bombing in Minsk, which killed 12 commuters and injured 200 others, the FSB arrived on the scene to “help” its Belarusian counterparts. “Right now, we are closely cooperating with the FSB and blast experts from Russia who arrived at the scene on Tuesday morning . . . Russian Investigative Committee experts are also there, in line with a previously clinched agreement,” Belarusian Deputy Prosecutor General Andrei Shved said at the time.
Coincidentally or not, Belarusian oppositionist Mikhail Reshetnikov alleges Breivik was in Belarus this past spring, within the general timeframe as the Minsk bombing, undergoing his training under the aegis of an “ex”-Belarusian “special service” officer.
The Norwegian media, in fact, has exposed Breivik’s links to Russian neo-Nazi Vjatjeslav Datsik, whom he met in Oslo. In a past incident, Norwegian immigration authorities rejected Datsik’s application for asylum after escaping a Russian psychiatric institute. Datsik was jailed in Norway and eventually deported for various offences. Reportedly, Breivik has close links with the Oslo branch of Datsik’s organization, Slavic Union, which was found to possess knives, guns, and firebombs when police raided a tattoo parlour operated by the group in the Norwegian capital. Breivik is believed to have bought much of his equipment from Russia.
In his 1,500-page Internet manifesto, Breivik expressed admiration for Vladimir Putin, as well as the Russian prime minister’s youthful cheering squad Nashi. The Kremlin, not surprisingly, was quick to disassociate itself from the Norwegian mass murderer. Elsewhere, the manifesto urged the formation of “cultural conservative student organizations” that would champion the cause of a “racially pure” white Europe. “This movement should be somewhat like the equivalent of Russia’s Nashi movement,” Breivik suggests.
A spokeswoman for Nashi (Russian for “Ours”), Maria Kislitsyna, told Interfax news agency that “it is the first time that we hear of our organization mentioned in this context.” The Kremlin formed Nashi to counter pro-Western street protests in former Soviet republics in the mid-2000s. Disciplined and well-funded, some political analysts have compared Nashi to the old Soviet Communist Youth League (Komsomol). Nashi activists stage noisy but non-violent demonstrations outside Western embassies in Moscow.
In Western Europe there were pockets of support for Breivik’s rhetoric that obviously embarrassed far-right leaders seeking electoral validation. France’s National Front, for example, suspended a member whose blog praised Breivik as an “icon,” while Italy’s Northern League suspended a member who called some of the gunman’s ideas “great.” The leader of the English Defense League, to which Breivik claimed links, said “the desperation among those angry at immigration is a ticking time bomb.”
While most European neo-fascists distanced themselves from Breivik, at least on Internet forums, Russian neo-Nazis and extreme nationalists hailed his killing spree and intimated that similar attacks will occur in Russia. “The white race is attacking: The White Hero of Norway Anders Bering Breivik,” read the headline on the website of the Slavic Union, one of Russia’s largest neo-Nazi cults. “The more legal nationalist organizations are destroyed, the more Breiviks there will be,” Dmitry Demushkin, the former leader of Slavic Union who now heads the “Russkie” nationalist movement, told the Associated Press.
Intriguingly, the Kremlin has long been accused of allowing neo-fascism to flourish with impunity. In the 2000s, for instance, Putin, then president, regularly faced accusations of “flirting” with ultra-nationalism, including by creating the nationalist Rodina party just two months before Duma elections in 2003. However, the Kremlin later purged Rodina from politics, folding it into the pro-Kremlin Just Russia party in 2006.
Indeed, one of the first potemkin parties created by the Soviet leadership, Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s misnamed Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, has for 22 years championed an extreme form of Russian nationalism. There are good grounds for believing that Zhirinovsky is an FSB/KGB agent tasked with managing this false opposition party as part of the ongoing Soviet strategic deception.
In his second work, The Perestroika Deception (1995), KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn warns the West that the Soviet communists intend, among other tactics, to form alliances with nationalists (page 123) and Islamic fundamentalists (pages 149) for the purpose of undermining the capitalist nations ahead of a peaceful merger between a USA controlled by the “radical left” (page 18), a “neutral, socialist” European (page 17), and a revitalized Soviet Union (page 17). In the light of this revelation, we must not be surprised when Al Qaeda’s new commander–Egyptian arch-terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri, who spent six months in FSB “custody” in Dagestan in the late 1990s–launches another “911” against America, or when Breivik copycats pop up to wreak more havoc in the European Union.