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    Huge Blast in Oslo

    There was a huge blast in the government building in central Oslo, confirmed 2 dead and 15 injuries.....


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    Seems it is domestic not international terrorism. Feel sorry for the lovely people of Norway.


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    From the news...

    As many as 30 people are feared dead after a gunman opened fire at Norway Labour Party's youth camp on the island of Utoya, fifty miles south of Oslo.
    An eyewitness reported seeing between 25 and 30 bodies. Police have confirmed that nine or ten people were killed in the shooting spree, but said that is a preliminary figure.
    Norway's Minister of Justice and the Police Knut Storberget said that a Norwegian man was arrested after being shot by police.
    An eyewitness told Norwegian broadcaster NRK he saw more than 20 bodies on the shore and in the water. It is understood panicked teenagers had tried to flee the island by swimming as the gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon.
    Norwegian police have said that undetonated explosives were also found.
    Up to 700 people were believed to be on the island, mostly teenagers aged between 14 to 18.
    The gunman appeared “tall, blond and [of] Nordic looks” according to reports.
    A reporter from Norwegian TV 2 news channel, Lasse Evensen, said he has spoken to several witnesses at the site.
    "They told me that there was a man with light hair and light skin, 190 centimeters tall and well-trained, who pulled out an automatic weapon and opened fire," said Evensen.
    Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg had been due to attend the event.
    At at a press conference he said: "I have a message for those who attacked us, this is a message from all of Norway, you are not going to destroy us, you are not going to destroy our democracy..
    "Nobody is going to bomb us into silence, nobody is going to shoot us into silence.
    "Tomorrow we will show the world that the Norwegian democracy grows in strength when it matters..
    "We must never stop standing up for our values. We must show that the Norwegian society can stand up to these testing times. We must show humanity, but not naivety."


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    Yep .. seems like this guy did go on a serious rampage.

    A Norwegian who dressed as a police officer to gun down summer campers killed at least 80 people at an island retreat, horrified police said early Saturday. It took investigators several hours to begin the realize the full scope of Friday's massacre, which followed an explosion in nearby Oslo that killed seven and that police say was set off by the same suspect.

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    Shooting 80 people, mostly teens, by dressing as a police officer to earn their trust is an act of pure evil.

    My thoughts are with the victims and their families.


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    Another twist: the terrorist/shooter is also a Freemason.


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    Looks a lot like someone I know.


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    >> Have to wonder why it took 2 hours for the police to arrive

    I'm assuming that was a result of the bomb .... would have distracted everyone into thinking it was the beginning of an al queda attack.


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    What a horrific situation. Such a small population too so 80+ dEaths is this manner is unprecedented in Norway.


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