Madison Ruppert, Contributing Writer
The timing of this incident is quite interesting, and the somewhat irrelevant quotes from the Prime Minister of New Zealand in the following AFP article make it that much more intriguing.
As the sociopolitical tensions in Europe rise, the Euro falls, and the debt crisis looms, another reminder of the ever-present al Qaeda bogeymen is presented to unite the people against an outside enemy.
Right after the news breaks that an Israeli spy ring was operating in New Zealand, yet again stealing identities, the Prime Minister refuses to comment and shifts the focus towards the other kind of global terrorism.
Why is that not regarded as an act of global terrorism? Why was it not, at the least, investigated and regarded as such? When national leaders are bowing to foreign intelligence services, the entire world has a problem on their hands.
“US President Barack Obama offered condolences to Norway after deadly twin attacks Friday and urged countries around the world to step up cooperation to combat terror.
Speaking during a meeting with New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key, Obama called the attacks “a reminder that the entire international community has a stake inpreventing this kind of terror from occurring.”
“We have to work cooperatively together on intelligence and in terms of prevention of these kinds of horrible attacks,” the president said.
“The US has reached out to the Norwegian authorities to offer assistance, but there have been no specific requests from the Norwegians thus far,” Fulton told AFP.
New Zealand’s prime minister, in his meeting with Obama, also voiced his “sympathies and concerns” over the attacks in Norway.
“If it is an act of global terrorism, then I think that what it shows is no country, large or small, is immune from that risk,” Key said.
“And that’s why New Zealand plays its part in Afghanistan as we try and join others like the United States in making the world a safer place,” he said.
Read more here.
Immediately after the attacks, the Western media was able to draw links between the attack and the Anglo-American run al Qaeda.
A Washington Post article published today shows how confused the information is surrounding this attack.
The first paragraph begins with speculating that the attackers were a Kurdish militant group linked by the U.S. government to al Qaeda called Ansar al-Islam.
Yet, the American Ambassador to Norway, Barry White, relayed in an interview that no conclusions as to who was responsible had been drawn as of yet.
Immediately after this, there is an editor’s update that subsequent official reports have said that the attacker was actually a man from Norway.
This much is clear: no one really knows what is going on and wild speculation abounds. It never takes long for the mainstream media to find a group or individual to pin an attack on, even if there is no evidence to support it (September 11th, anyone?).
To muddy the waters even further, the Mayor of Oslo, Fabian Stang, told CNN that they were not even sure if the bombing and shooting were actually terrorist attacks!
As the President of the European Commission pointed out in the aftermath of these attacks, this is not an event one would expect to see in Norway.
Was this a genuine terrorist attack, or was it yet another attack carried out by some element of the international intelligence community in order to draw attention away from the Israeli operations abroad, the looming financial crisis, the austerity measures being put in place in response to it, the massive daily swindling of public funds, and the crumbling support for the wars in Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Yemen?
If this is indeed a terrorist attack there has yet to be any evidence presented proving such. If this is a distraction, it is a well timed and already effective one.
The much more deadly shooting attack that resulted in the deaths of at least 80 people, according to Norwegian police, has now been attributed to a Norwegian man named Anders Behring Breivik.
Apparently he is a right-wing domestic terrorist with no links to militant Islamic groups. It is quite convenient that the other attack could be pinned on a so-called “right-wing” extremist.
As I have pointed out in some past articles, the shift has been slowly moving away from Muslim patsies to domestic or “homegrown” terrorists. In the United States, this target group has been people identifying themselves as a sovereign citizen.
It will be interesting to see what political ideology or religion they are able to demonize with this tragic attack carried out by a deranged killer.
Whatever it ends up being, we can rest assured knowing that his actions will be projected onto his beliefs, leaving a stigma with whatever he espouses for years to come. Just like Islamophobia is all-too-common around the Western world, we might start seeing conservatiphobia rear its ugly head as well.
We will have to wait and see before any concrete conclusions are drawn, but regardless of who was behind these sad events, they will be an apt distraction and talking point for those seeking to continue the farcical war on terror.