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Terror Attack On Norwegian Government

Soulskill posted more than 2 years ago | from the be-safe dept.

News 401

techtech sends this quote from the BBC: "A large bomb blast has hit near government headquarters in the Norwegian capital Oslo, killing at least one person. The offices of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg were damaged extensively — a government spokeswoman said he was safe. Police said a number of people were injured in the city center explosion. No-one has said they were behind the attack, which witnesses said could be heard across the capital."

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And this is on /. why? (-1, Offtopic)

101010_or_0x2A (1001372) | more than 2 years ago | (#36846972)

While this is definitely news that matters, I thought this was stuff for nerds. Are we reporting news in general?

Re:And this is on /. why? (2)

zacs (12785) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847020)

While there tends to be a nerd slant, I think the general lean is towards stories that matter to people. There are numerous examples of historical stories that didn't have a tech lean where there were still extremely interesting and informative discussions that followed.

Re:And this is on /. why? (1)

Columcille (88542) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847358)

But it's still an odd choice. While granted terror attacks in Norway are probably pretty rare, terror attacks in general are not all that uncommon. Why pick this one to report?

Re:And this is on /. why? (4, Insightful)

Kjella (173770) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847644)

Large (some estimate 100kg of explosives) bombs against the headquarters of western governments far removed from any local conflict are rather rare. This is the equivalent of someone blowing up the White House or Downing Street in the UK. It might not reach quite up to the UK subway bombing or the Madrid train bombing but this was way more than one man with a suicide vest.

Re:And this is on /. why? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847690)

but this was way more than one man with a suicide vest.

So it was the CIA then?

Re:And this is on /. why? (5, Insightful)

CRCulver (715279) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847056)

It's funny how nowadays topical information (news for nerds) comes to Slashdot days after other internet news channels, while off-topic posts like this hit the front page only a couple of hours after the event.

Re:And this is on /. why? (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847134)

Ninjas, pirates, cowboys, cyborgs, and vikings are /.'s top demographic categories.

Should be under politics (4, Insightful)

Shivetya (243324) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847332)

if anywhere.

Then again, terrorism does affect nerds. I know many love to ignore it, but it is crap like this which ends up getting the laws passed that we do discuss and do not like.

So, I can see a connection. If we don't closely examine one of the source causes how are we ever to stop the erosion of our rights? What is it going to take to bring these people in a modern society where they coexist with others on equal terms, or at least on terms which don't make people look over their shoulder every time they pass or have fear of cars parked where the should not be?

Re:And this is on /. why? (1, Insightful)

GooberToo (74388) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847482)

I was wondering the same thing. Yet more proof slashdot has fallen. This in no way belongs on slashdot.

Re:And this is on /. why? (-1, Offtopic)

GooberToo (74388) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847784)

You just have to love the validation of my post above.

Let's get this straight. A completely off topic article, which should never have made it to slashdot is in fact posted on slashdot. Accordingly, now topical posts which point out the post is in fact off topic, whereby the post which points out the off topic post is now topical, has been moderated as off topic. Wonderful validation of the lacking intelligence of slashdot moderators these days. Which only further proves slashdot really has fallen.

Of course, being able to apply intelligence enough to follow this line of thinking likely means the original post/article which spurred the need for these posts means the original post would have never been permitted to appear on slashdot in the first place. But hey, intelligence and sane moderation is certainly not slashdot's strong point these days.

Holy shit slashdot has fallen.

Re:And this is on /. why? (2)

greap (1925302) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847522)

I thought this was stuff for nerds.

Breaking news: Steve Jobs bombs Oslo after finding out Apple slipped 31% YoY in the tablet market.

Re:And this is on /. why? (2)

Ihmhi (1206036) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847558)

Although I feel you're generally right on this, I think it is very important. There's been more than a few rather important news stories on here that just don't show up on the American telly. A British friend of mine had wagered that there wouldn't be anything about the recent News of the World scandal in America on television, and I agreed that he was probably right. Imagine my surprise when ABC leads with that story at their 6 o'clock news.

I often have to resort to the BBC for seeing what's going on in the world because American news tends to be largely self-centered. Even though it may not technically be "News for Nerds", I think it's rather important. I'd much prefer hearing about something like this rather than a slashvertisement for Apple or Bitcoin.

Re:And this is on /. why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847604)

It's GWOT 2.0, bitch. *EVERYONE* has to histerically report it!!!!!11

Re:And this is on /. why? (1)

eln (21727) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847696)

This story is virtually guaranteed to generate a lot of page hits (and ad impressions), so it's important for Slashdot to cover it.

The result of an old threat (3, Informative)

madhatter256 (443326) | more than 2 years ago | (#36846990)

According to ABC news:

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/oslo-explosion-blast-result-massive-vehicle-bomb-sources/story?id=14134197 [go.com]

Earlier this month, a Norwegian prosecutor filed terrorism charges against an Iraqi-born cleric who had allegedly threatened the lives of Norwegian politicians. Mullah Krekar, the founder of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam, said in a news conference in 2010 that if he was deported from Norway he would be killed and, therefore, Norwegian politicians deserved the same fate, according to an AP report. The Norwegian government had considered deporting Krekar because he was seen as a national security threat.

Re:The result of an old threat (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847262)

This is not the result. This is part 1. Part 2 depends on the action of the government and people. You see, in all cases of what terrorism has done itself was to kill a few people. This only affected a reasonable tiny segment of the population. More are affected by drunks on the road every year.

The important part of terrorism is the part 2 - the so called reaction by the people and the government. They could either,

  1. treat this as a criminal act and hold the responsible parties to account, or

  2. undermine their own freedoms in their own fear of the "enemy", stop trusting one another and view anyone that appears different as the "enemy". This is the aim of the terrorist, not the initial damage.

So far, the terrorist are quite a ways ahead, if you ask me. A simple bomb here, a bomb there. A handful of people die. People demand action. And soon enough they look suspicious at any minority, become radicals themselves and destroy their own societies simply out of fear. The victims becomes the terrorists themselves. And the cycle continues until we end up with Afghanistan style society.

Re:The result of an old threat (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847576)

I can't help but guess this was domestic in origin. People don't hate foreign political parties. If the people who did this didn't grow up in Norway, I'll be surprised.

Re:The result of an old threat (1)

madhatter256 (443326) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847594)

I should have possibly the result of an earlier threat.

Now there is an apparent shooting goin on Utoya.... so it might be politically motivated.

Re:The result of an old threat (3, Informative)

toriver (11308) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847670)

Unrelated, he has been saying the same things for years. His terrorist group is in the Kurd areas (Turkey/Iraq/Iran), far away from Norway. The only reason he is still here is that we do not extradite people to countries where they risk the death penalty, and we haven't received binding enough guarantees from either the Iraqi nor the Kurd governments (Northern Iraq still being a somewhat self-regulated Kurdish province).

Not clear, yet, that it's terrorism. (-1)

wiredog (43288) | more than 2 years ago | (#36846998)

Only the headline makes the claim. Do they have gas lines in Norway?

Re:Not clear, yet, that it's terrorism. (1)

neongrau (1032968) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847042)

on german news they said there are no gas lines as norwegians solely use electric heating since they have an abundance of clean energy (water).

Re:Not clear, yet, that it's terrorism. (1)

audunr (906697) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847054)

The police and explosives experts are saying that this was a bomb. And we do not have gas lines (for stoves etc).

Re:Not clear, yet, that it's terrorism. (2)

The Wannabe King (745989) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847088)

No. Gas usage is very uncommon in Norway. We just sell it and use electricity ourselves. The police has confirmed it is a bomb. At least two people are killed.

Re:Not clear, yet, that it's terrorism. (1)

Jeng (926980) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847214)

Do they use gas heating in buildings that large?

Re:Not clear, yet, that it's terrorism. (1)

toriver (11308) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847712)

Typically either oil-fueled furnaces (in the process of being phased out many places here) or steam-based heating based on garbage incinerators.

Re:Not clear, yet, that it's terrorism. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847618)

You clearly don't understand the definition of terrorism. It is terrorism if the government wants to propose legislation that restricts the freedom of the people. Anything can be defined as an act of terror.

Re:Not clear, yet, that it's terrorism. (1)

sandytaru (1158959) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847630)

Suspected car bomb. There are photos of a destroyed car consistant with car bomb explosions, outside the building.

Re:Not clear, yet, that it's terrorism. (1)

Jeng (926980) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847664)

The car was damaged by the explosion, but if you look at the building stuff was blown out, not in. That car was not the bomb.

This was a very big bomb, if the bomb had been in a car there would be little left of the car.

This Is Not News For Nerds (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847008)

C'mon now.. how many readers here are from Norway or would know anybody there that might be affected?

Please stay in your lane editors and stick with real news for nerds.

Re:This Is Not News For Nerds (0)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847076)

Stop being a jerk and shut up. Honestly, it's not like 'terrorism' isn't a big part of what we talk about or anything.

Re:This Is Not News For Nerds (1)

Kjella (173770) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847196)

*raises hand* In fact, I've walked past ground zero twice a day for the last couple of years.

Update from local news (NRK) (4, Informative)

o_source (620530) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847016)

So far there is confirmed 2 dead and 15 injured by NRK news. It is confirmed that it was a car bomb.

Looks like (0, Troll)

ArchieBunker (132337) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847030)

The religion of peace has struck again.

Re:Looks like (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847092)

I agree. Sand niggers blew up our trains in 2004. When will we eradicate such people?

Re:Looks like GLADIO! (0)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847122)

...all countries of Western Europe, with the support of NATO, the CIA, and MI6, had set up stay-behind armies as precaution against a potential Soviet invasion. While the safety networks and the integrity of the majority of the secret soldiers should not be criticized in hindsight after the collapse of the Soviet Union, very disturbing questions do arise with respect to reported links to terrorism.

There exist large differences among the European countries, and each case must be analyzed individually in further detail. As of now, the evidence suggests the secret armies in the seven countries, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Austria, and the Netherlands, focused exclusively on their stay-behind function and were not linked to terrorism. However, links to terrorism have been either confirmed or claimed in the nine countries, Italy, Ireland, Turkey, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Sweden, demanding further investigation."

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Operation_Gladio [wikimedia.org]

Re:Looks like (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847152)

Westboro hates Vikings!

Re:Looks like (-1, Troll)

h4rr4r (612664) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847264)

To be fair you do say that "Christianity has done it again" when they blow up abortion clincs right?

Whats sauce for the goose...

Re:Looks like (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847348)

No but then again the bible does not directly tell me to murder people who do not believe in it. For every one abortion bombing I bet you could find 100 muslim suicide bombings. I'm too lazy to locate statistics but its going to be a high ratio.

Re:Looks like (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847462)

"I'm too lazy to locate statistics" is another way of saying you're just making shit up. Grow up, back your words up, or fuck off.

Re:Looks like (3, Insightful)

h4rr4r (612664) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847478)

LUKE 19:27
"But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them - bring them here and kill them in front of me."

Re:Looks like (2)

Attila Dimedici (1036002) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847706)

You do know that you are taking that completely out of context, right? It is words that were put into the mouth of a character in a parable Jesus told. In the context of the parable, the most likely interpretation is that it represents God speaking on the Day of Judgement, which is at some indefinite time in the future.

Re:Looks like (0)

h4rr4r (612664) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847758)

1. Same thing people do with the Koran.
2. Killing people is killing people. So murdering people in the future for not believing in your god is ok, but doing it now is not?

Re:Looks like (2)

operagost (62405) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847802)

"Ninety percent of the Bible quotations you read on the internet are either incorrect or totally taken out of context." - Martin Luther

Re:Looks like (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847434)

Because we hear about Christian extremists blowing up abortion clinics every day!

Wait, No.

Week?

No.

Month?

No.

Year?

No.

You may want to look into the level of death & destruction before trying to draw parallels and looking like an idiot.

Re:Looks like (0)

h4rr4r (612664) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847616)

A bombing is a bombing. Just because they do it less often does not mean they don't do it. I like how you slipped extremists in there, No True Scotsman, aye?

Re:Looks like (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847688)

I do. It's not all christians that do that, but the bombers all use christianity as an excuse.

Without that safety blanket, they'd just be considered a regular terrorist, and groups that either condone, appreciate, or accept that form of statement could then be dealt with properly. As it stands, no one can touch or say anything about the group.

Re:Looks like (5, Informative)

mikael_j (106439) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847320)

Not necessarily, if the shooting at the social democrat youth camp just now (by a fake police officer) is related then I'm betting on local nazi crackpots...

Re:Looks like (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847366)

Did you read the article? the part about the Muslim terrorists? no? I thought so.

Re:Looks like (5, Interesting)

mikael_j (106439) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847444)

The BBC article? Yes, but I've also been following Norwegian and Swedish news and who did this has yet to be confirmed, what has been confirmed though is that there has also been a shooting at a social democrat youth camp, and for some reason the nordic neo-nazis hate social democrats which is why I pointed out that if these events were related then this makes it a lot more likely that this is a domestic terrorism incident and not islamic terrorists.

No one knows jack right now (2)

DesScorp (410532) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847672)

...why I pointed out that if these events were related then this makes it a lot more likely that this is a domestic terrorism incident and not islamic terrorists.

It looks like the "oil and gas" ministry was bombed. The Prime Minister was apparently targeted too. This could be anyone from Al Qaeda to some Earth First type of group. All the speculation is useless until someone actually comes up with some evidence and some suspects, or until there's a credible claim of credit for the attacks.

Re:Looks like (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847514)

If you twits cannot differentiate between a religion and and a small extremist group then maybe you shouldn't be criticisizing non-atheists for thier ignorance of science.

Re:Looks like (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847566)

Someday we're going to have to wipe out the muslims. That's what they are trying to do to us it seems....
You cant fight a war by saying 'i support your diverse religon and respect it even tho you're trying to kill us all'.

Re:Looks like (1)

toriver (11308) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847762)

Are they? There are 1.3 billion muslims, I don't see more than a scant few doing terrorist acts, and they tend to kill other Muslims.

You are moving into "we must kill the Jews to save Europe" territory. No wonder you post as an anonymous coward.

Re:Looks like (1)

Jonner (189691) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847720)

The religion of peace has struck again.

It doesn't sound like anyone has claimed responsibility or any likely perpetrator has been identified by authorities.

Re:Looks like (1)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847770)

every major religion in world has groups of followers that do violence, even the Hindus and Buddhists. I've heard even groups of atheists have done similar. who'd have thunk, humans can be violent SOBs, individually or acting in groups?

Are the sure it wasn't a can of Surströmming? (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847080)

Surströmming is bad for you in more then one way!

Should this be considered terrorist attack, (0)

Palpatine_li (1547707) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847116)

if they didn't hit a real civilian target but a government target, or even a military base?

Re:Should this be considered terrorist attack, (1)

crashumbc (1221174) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847254)

I've never seen anywhere where anyone has ever made a distinction between civilian vs government as far terrorism goes...

And that makes it legit? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847296)

if they didn't hit a real civilian target but a government target, or even a military base?

I see. So, if it were a government or military target it would be a legitimate and justifiable attack?

I'm looking through the news here and I don't see where Norway is at war with anyone and with regards to Libya, they're helping civilians via NATO get rid of an oppressive dictator that has been supported waay too long by the West because of our addiction to cheap oil.

Re:And that makes it legit? (1)

h4rr4r (612664) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847362)

Some people like oppressive dictators.
Some are fighting to keep that asshole in power.

Re:And that makes it legit? (1)

flaming error (1041742) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847640)

> if it were a government or military target it would be a legitimate and justifiable attack?

GP never said that - please don't bring asinine political twist & spin tactics here.

Terrorism is generally understood to be random violence against civilians going about their daily business.

Whether an act of violence targeted against military or government is "legitimate and justifiable" is entirely in the eyes of the beholder. But it's not the same thing as an attack on a civilian crowd.

Re:And that makes it legit? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847744)

A legitimate military or government target is usually not called terrorism (or shouldn't be, at any rate), it's an act of war instead. Killing civilians is called "collaterel damage". Otherwise all the civilians killed in most wars (like Iraq) would be considered terrorism kills (by the US, in Iraq's case) and that would just be inconvenient.

Also shootings. (4, Informative)

FinchWorld (845331) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847138)

Several people shot at UtÃya according to Dagbladet.no

Re:Also shootings. (1)

audunr (906697) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847342)

... where the youth organisation of prime minister Jens Stoltenberg's Labour Party are having their annual youth camp fight now. 700 people there, Stoltenberg was to speak there tomorrow.

Maybe not clear enough (5, Informative)

techtech (2016646) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847194)

But an attack like this is big deal in Norway, I live nearby, and the blast has blasted the window in almost 1 km radius, check these images. This is the main government building in Norway: http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/norge/1.7722919 [www.nrk.no]

This is why it's on /. (3, Insightful)

plsenjy (2104800) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847300)

Because it is much more reliable to get up-to-date news sources of the event from Norwegian nerds keeping up with international nerd zeitgeist than it is from America's idiot news media.

Update (1)

o_source (620530) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847388)

It is reported that this was a coordinated attack, there is reports of a person shooting in a political camp for youth in Utøya.

I work there (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847398)

I work stright across the street just from the prime ministers office and was on my way there when the bomb went off and came there not many minutes later. Because of vacation, I think most of the buildings were empty. Almost every shop in down town Oslo has or is shutting down. The public transportation is working more or less as normal, but there are a lot of people down there filming with their phones and calling relatives.

A lot of windows are broken and I saw one probably 400+ meters away blown out. People are very calm and just interested in more information.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14254705

Not yet a "terror" attack (0)

greggman (102198) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847418)

At the time of this positing no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. It could just as easily be another Timothy McVeigh.

It's irresponsible to label the bombing with "terror" or "attack" until the purpose is known

Re:Not yet a "terror" attack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847526)

I would label any non-accidental non-war bomb explosion an act of terrorism. If it's your neighbour fed up with his mail being late, or an organized terrorist cell, it's still terrorism.

Re:Not yet a "terror" attack (0)

wintercolby (1117427) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847748)

I would label any non-accidental non-war bomb explosion an act of terrorism. If it's your neighbour fed up with his mail being late, or an organized terrorist cell, it's still terrorism.

By that logic all of the US drone strikes around the world are acts of terrorism. Perhaps our "War on Terror" gives us blanket immunity from being terrorists ourselves even though we haven't declared war on Pakistan or Yemen? Yeah, I didn't think so either. Terrorists always believe that they too are fighting a war for freedom. If there is not cause and no movement, then it isn't terrorism.

Re:Not yet a "terror" attack (1)

nedlohs (1335013) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847648)

Clearly a bomb is an "attack", it wasn't someone mining the side of a mountain... So attack seems perfectly reasonable.

Given the size it's very unlikely to have been a simple murder. So terror seems perfectly reasonable too.

And did you seriously just imply that Timothy McVeighs actions were not a '"terror" attack'?

Re:Not yet a "terror" attack (1)

DesScorp (410532) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847694)

At the time of this positing no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. It could just as easily be another Timothy McVeigh.

It's irresponsible to label the bombing with "terror" or "attack" until the purpose is known

Uh, if it's a car bomb... and that's been confirmed... then yeah, it's a terrorist attack of some kind.

News in brief (1)

on (180412) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847432)

  1. The police confirms explosives were used
  2. There's also been an attack on a political youth organization [www.vg.no] just outside Oslo (parent organization is part of the government)
  3. 2 people killed, several injured (though nobody from the government - almost everyone in Norway is on vacation atm)

Why does a Norwegian... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847460)

...bring a car door out in the desert?

So he can roll down the window when it gets too hot.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Norway (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847474)

This should never have happened in a saner world.

Very early speculation (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#36847634)

The attack was on a government office, so it's still too early to say whether it was an act of terrorism or war.

Al Qaeda and the organizations allied to it in "the Resistance" [blogspot.com] are the most obvious suspects, being that they are at war with everyone else in the world and they have the talent and desire to do it.

The attack could be in response to the recent filing of charges against Mullah Krekar, leader of Ansar al-Islam [alarabiya.net] which was one of the first groups to rename itself to "al-Qaeda in Iraq" after the US invaded.

The motivation could also be the Jyllands-Posten cartoons [zombietime.com] that were published in a Denmark newspaper. The Muslim Brotherhood and Hizbut Tahrir encouraged attacks on Norwegian embassies after the Norwegian tabloid Dagbladet republished the cartoons.

Norway has been active in the bombing of Libya. [newsinenglish.no] The attack may have come in retaliation from the Libyan government, which has pledged to strike back at its attackers any way it could, or it may have come from unaffiliated right-wing Muslims who see the attack on Libya as kaffir invading the ummah.

It could be someone else. Remember that the Oklahoma City bombing was a couple of white ultra-Christians. Everyone thought it was Hezbollah at first. The attack could have come from Jews who are pissed off about European spy agencies funding the the NIF, B'tselem, Peace Now, Human Rights Watch, and all the lies they tell about Israel. It could have been a nut from an opposing political party or a farmer with a grievance about a change in subsidies and the knowledge to make a fertilizer bomb. The only thing we truly know is that we don't know yet, so wait a day or two for the investigators to do their jobs.

Here's Reuters's speculation. [reuters.com]

Captcha: compute. If anyone was complaining that this was not news for nerds, it is now.

Troll Attack (3, Funny)

S77IM (1371931) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847654)

The terrorist story is a cover-up.

What really happened, is a young Jutnar (a species of large mountain troll) wandered into Oslo through the sewer system. It was eventually destroyed near the capital building when courageous members of the TSS removed a manhole cover above the troll. Sadly, the dying troll exploded in a massive burst destroying several city blocks.

Terror Attack or something more mundane? (1)

Scarred Intellect (1648867) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847750)

Terror Attack On Norwegian Government

No-one has said they were behind the attack

Obviously, I didn't RTFA, but I just love scare tactics. This could be anything. Just because it was a bomb "near" a government building doesn't mean it was "Terror," although "terror" these days DOES have an extremely broad definition...

ideological war (0)

pablo_max (626328) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847794)

Perhaps I am alone in this thinking, but it seems to me that the west is engaged in an ideological war with Islam. Which, to my mind is only reasonable given the clear incompatibility between Muslim and Western values.
The trouble is, the opposition's idea of an ideological war is distinctly physical. Though, I do not imagine too many ideological wars have been one without the winner resorting to violence.

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  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
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