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Reports of "wild shooting" near a summer camp near Oslo.

Police requesting people stay at home.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 12:12:34 PM EST
Tweet:  A man disguised as a police officer is reported to have opened fire at Norske Arbeiderpartiet's youth camp on Utøya - a few hours away from Oslo.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 12:16:39 PM EST
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How do they know that he was disguised and wasn''t a real polce officer?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 01:48:09 PM EST
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Ack.

I should have written, "dressed as a police officer."

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 01:49:41 PM EST
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Let's hope it was a disguise - real police officers usually aim a lot better than random skinheads.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 01:59:48 PM EST
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New info (Source: Guardian Live Blog)

According to David Berry, from the department of Political Studies at Swansea University, on NRK in the last few minutes they interviewed the head of police in Oslo and he stated that the gunman was NOT wearing a police uniform, rather a blue jumper which had a Norwegian police badge or sign on it. He also confirmed that the suspect had never worked for the police.



She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 04:28:04 PM EST
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It was a summer camp for Social Democratic youth according to Norwegian news. According to the Guardian the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was there at the time.
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 12:22:55 PM EST
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Putting the pieces together:

an attack on the Norske Arbeiderpartiet?  (whose national headquarters are at the bomb site.)

Explain why the attack took place at the time it did.  


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 12:26:52 PM EST
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The attendance of the Prime Minister has not been confirmed, nor even addressed, by NRK.
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 12:29:42 PM EST
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Standard procedure.  The PM is now in a secure location and the police, etc., will be knowledge of where he is secret.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 12:35:08 PM EST
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Hope this is old data:

TV 2: shooting w/ automatic weapons at Utøya youth camp. Ambulances can't reach them due to ongoing shooting.

Early reports the shooter or shooters were using handguns.  Now reports of automatic weapons being used to shoot kids attempting to swim off the island.

What kind of diseased mind deliberately shoots kids to make a political statement???

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 12:42:42 PM EST
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Guardian:

There are 700 people on the island camp. At 5.20 pm ambulance personnel were told not to proceed out to the island because there was still shooting there. One Labour youth member tweeted: "We are sitting down by the beach. A man is shooting clothed in a police uniform. Help us! When are the police coming to help us!"

Police stormtroopers are about to land on Utoya island from helicopters. Shooting still going on. Eyewitness describes shooting from his position on the mainland: "There is a little war going on out there"



She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 12:58:54 PM EST
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SKY Reports: Four people killed during shooting at ruling Labour party youth meeting on Utoya Island, Norway

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 01:03:57 PM EST
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Reports police now have the man in custody.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 01:12:34 PM EST
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 Arrested man is blond, nordic and about 1.90 CM accourding to TV2

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 01:21:41 PM EST
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Police: "Shooting at Utøya was 'probably' related to the bombings" and "One man arrested."

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 01:24:14 PM EST
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Twitter / @clq: Unconfirmed eye-witness re ...
Unconfirmed eye-witness reports from Utøya: Police have shot a suspect.


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 01:47:27 PM EST
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It could go either way.  

If if was a "home grown" group one would expect the person to look Norwegian.

If it WAS an Islamic terrorist attack - and there's ZERO evidence for that at this time! - they would hardly send a swarthy man, wearing a keffiyeh, saying, "I'm here to ensure your safety, insha Allah"

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Jul 22nd, 2011 at 01:48:41 PM EST
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