Watching Russia Today this past weekend (Times-Warner Cable Channel 135) in New York City, as a respite from mindless not-news mainstream US corporate media, I was shocked to see the scenes over and over again of Anders Behring Breivik (or whoever it was dressed like a cop) in a camp full of young people who had gathered on its island to rally for the Norwegian Labor Party. These were kids ranging in age from 11 to 19, the children of party members, who would be a new generation of leaders.
RT showed the graphic slaughter by Breivik as ersatz cop with several darker haired young men. Breivik had told the young people to come closer, he had something to tell them, then opened fire as did the darker haired young men, killing, mowing down everyone down in sight, to the last person, as Breivik squeezed the trigger again.
As this happened, we cut to Oslo 20 miles away where a single car bomb had destroyed what seemed like blocks of buildings and shops along a major thoroughfare. That was some car bomb. Could it be a mini-nuke; intelligence-style funny business even as far away as Norway? Why not? How could one guy do all this? The Oslo scene looked more like a Tim McVeigh’s handiwork, as in the Oklahoma City bombing.
But Norway’s one of those places you think of moving to for peace from the endless wars and violence of 9/11 City and its America. The reason given for the debacles was captioned on the RT screen: “excess of cultural pluralism immigration” (read too many Muslims entering the snow-white land). There was even an articulate, hip-looking Muslim on camera, adding the Muslim community did not enjoy the prejudice and deeply resented being blamed for this catastrophe.
RT reported, too, that there has been a resurgence of an ultra-right, neo-Nazi style movement described by writer Frank Schaeffer, as a result in part of his father’s and other ultra-conservative Christian writings. His AlterNet article is aptly titled Christian Jihad? Why We Should Worry About Right-Wing Terror Attacks Like Norway’s in the US. This is worth a complete read.
Schaeffer also goes in depth on the attacks being the product of a McVeigh militia-style movement. Or even representing a Tea Party slam, encouraged, too, and passionately by the speeches of Michele Bachman and her ilk, illustrating the ’60s axiom of “what goes around comes around.” Imagine if it should happen here, how passionately shocked Bachmann would be and blame the government for allowing abortion and gay marriage, and the budget crisis for causing it all.
Aside from the several dark-haired young men, the obvious Lone Gunman scenario pops in your Facebook, seeing a before and after the murder Breivik, with opposing sets of writings, the first conservative Christian, the second neo-Nazi Jihadi, a kind of split persona. He is reminiscent of Lee Harvey Oswald, pro-Castro patsy killer, passing out leaflets in Cuba; ex-marine splitting to Russia, back to Texas with a Russian bride; second Oswald, with phonebook full of neo-Nazi numbers, cavorting with gay CIA moles like David Ferrie connected to gay puppet master, Clay Laverne Shaw.
The latter was the only accused CIA operative indicted among other agency fleas in the conspiracy to kill JFK. His role became the backbone of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison’s case, in which Clay was found not guilty of plotting to kill JFK, despite overwhelming evidence, and many voices shouting “bullshit,” including Oliver Stone, who created a “guilty as charged” ending to his JFK film version of the events.
So, what we have here is Norwegian Wood plus urban ops, impeccably coordinated. After all it was terror, there were Muslims at issue, and so the pieces, especially the Muslims and Nazis could be switched on the chessboard as backs were turned.
Now, these Norwegian-Nazi-Jihadis minus Max Minus, the leader of the Norwegian anti-Nazi resistance are gone, as Prison Planet’s Paul Watson points out, “because they don’t fit with the psychological profile that Breivik was a right-wing neo-Nazi with links to the English Defence League.” Who’s on first? It seems the two faces of Breivik are, one of which claimed a pedigree going back to the Knights Templar, “among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders. The organization existed for nearly two centuries during the Middle Ages,” Wiki reports.
Watson goes on to say, “It seems as if there are two Breiviks, the original, a socially liberal, pro-Israel neocon, and the second a post-massacre profile of a Christian conservative, white supremacist. The second profile has clearly been embellished to push the notion that Breivik’s rampage was driven by his Christian Conservative beliefs, which is convenient given the fact that governments recently introduced the meme that white, Christian conservatives were the leading threat.”
In another place in his writings, he was heavily pro-Israel, asking for the Palestinians and Arabs to be wiped out in a white Christian-like crusade.
Breivik’s psychopathic character, butcher of many is surprising to those who knew him personally. Talking to Russia Today, Ulan Andersson, an old friend of Breivik, did not see anything like that in him, just annoyance at being turned down by women. He wasn’t big on opinions, not a bold-faced religious fanatic and lacked a developed ideology. But then he did leave entire parts of the American radical-leftist Unabomber Ted Kaczynski’s manifesto in his own rant. There are enough pieces here to thoroughly confuse, another intelligence touch, CIA or MI6.
All in all, it would seem the religious right has taken a deeper turn to the darker side—“Terror for Christ,” as Frank Schaeffer calls it, “ . . . in the context of delegitimizing our government that actions by domestic terrorists like Timothy McVeigh became thinkable. In 1993, McVeigh told a reporter, “The government is continually growing bigger and more powerful and the people need to prepare to defend themselves against government control.”
Schaeffer adds, “Change a word or two and his words could have been lifted from my father’s 1981 book Christian Manifesto, or for that matter a few decades later, from statements by the so-call Tea Party or those by Michele Bachmann, or Robert George or his follower Glenn Beck.” Schaeffer’s father did call for the overthrow of the government unless non-violent ways were found to overturn Roe v Wade. He compared America to Nazi Germany.
Ironically, the left makes that comparison as well against George Bush: Hitler’s Enabling Act = Bush’s PATRIOT ACT; 9/11 = the burning of the Reichstag; communist patsy = Muslim patsies. In fact, in terms of relative population numbers the Breivik slaughter is comparable to our 9/11 loss.
But what are we left with, a terrorist for all ideologies, some terror in every political toolbox, all pretty grim? It makes me want to take a space shuttle to the Moon or Mars if necessary. Things can’t be that bad up there, even on the dark side, or so I think. But then the shuttle is grounded and the balance of its once 14,000-person labor force is in the state of being chopped to splinters. Nor will we see it again soon. How about a move to Iceland? They voted down bailing out their banks’ bad investment risks twice. It’s cold but it sounds like a cool place. And the scenery there is supposed to be gorgeous. Anyone interested?
Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer, life-long resident of New York City. An EBook version of his book of poems “State Of Shock,” on 9/11 and its after effects is now available at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. He has also written hundreds of articles on politics and government as Associate Editor of Intrepid Report (formerly Online Journal). Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.