After the July 2011 bombing and shooting attack in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik, it was claimed by some newspapers and broadcasters, and in Internet comments by Leftists, conservatives, and certain white nationalists, that Breivik would serve only 21 years in prison because Norway is a “liberal” country.
The 21-year sentence in Breivik’s case is a myth.
The maximum determinate sentence in Norway is actually 30 years for “crimes against humanity”—or at least politically incorrect crimes against humanity—in accord with rules of the International Criminal Court.
Otherwise, 21 years is the longest determinate sentence in Norway for any crime.
There is no death penalty—unless you’re a victim of Mossad and Jewry’s unwritten “wink wink, nudge nudge” pact with European governments, including Norway’s. In that case the death penalty can be administered arbitrarily by Jews, without lawful trial or hearing, in broad media daylight or the press’s most sinister secret shadows, in the street, in hotel rooms, in cars, by any barbaric means the executioners choose.
There is an exception to the 21-year rule that will be applied in Breivik’s case. It is “forvaring” (detention, custody, containment), an indeterminate sentence that permits detention at the Norwegian government’s discretion by continuous periodic renewals. It can, and in Breivik’s case almost certainly will, result in an actual life sentence.
The Soviet Union employed a similar device for political prisoners. Determinate criminal sentences for “politicals” under the Communist system might be 5 years, 15 years, etc., but at the end of the period the System could add a new sentence at its discretion—extending detention indefinitely.
Solzhenitsyn described this common practice at various points throughout his three-volume The Gulag Archipelago. My recollection is that he called it a “collar,” but I can’t now locate that term in the volumes’ indexes or glossaries.
For example, the day Stalin issued a general amnesty for large numbers of Gulag criminals in celebration of the Communist victory over Germany in WWII, Solzhenitsyn, a political, had an additional 8 years tacked onto his own sentence.
Breivik was indicted March 7, 2012 in Oslo under a paragraph in Norway’s anti-terror law referring to violent acts intended to disrupt key government functions or spread fear in the populace. He remained “totally calm” when the charges were read to him, a police official said.
The 19-page indictment traced Breivik’s steps from parking a van with a 2,100-pound (950-kilogram) fertilizer bomb outside a high-rise building housing the prime minister’s office in downtown Oslo at 3:17 p.m. to his surrender to police on Utøya, a wooded, 26-acre island in Tyrifjorden Lake owned by the Workers’ Youth League (Arbeidernes ungdomsfylking, AUF), the youth wing of the Labor Party, three hours and 18 minutes later.
“He ignited a fuse with a burn time of some seven minutes and thereafter left the scene on foot to a previously parked getaway car,” the indictment read.
Ammonium nitrate fertilizer bombs are actually a political (or terrorist) innovation of the Left. They were first used in 1970 by student protesters at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The ANFO car bomb was adopted by the Provisional IRA in 1972, and subsequently used in the 1993 Bishopsgate bombing in London.
Fertilizer bombs have been used by groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC—originally the military wing of the Colombian Communist Party), and the Basque terrorist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA). Since 1968, ETA has been responsible for killing 829 individuals, injuring thousands and undertaking dozens of kidnappings.
Armed with a rifle and handgun—both semiautomatic—and disguised as a police officer in a uniform sporting homemade insignia, Breivik drove to Utøya, where the Labor Party’s youth wing was holding its annual summer camp.
The indictment did not mention reports in the Norwegian press that Breivik’s aim was to kill leading Labor Party figures, including former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere, and Eskil Pedersen, head of the party’s youth wing.
Of the three, only Pedersen was on Utøya during Breivik’s attack, but escaped unharmed. One victim was Trond Berntsen, an off-duty police officer and step-brother of Mette-Marit, the Crown Princess of Norway.
Breivik has confessed to the July 22, 2011 attacks, but denies criminal responsibility, saying his targets were part of a treasonous element that is destroying Norway. Breivik rejects the authority of the Norwegian legal system, calling it a tool of traitorous Left-wing elites.
Investigators have found no evidence to support Breivik’s claim that he belongs to a secret anti-Muslim resistance movement plotting to replace European governments with patriotic regimes.
According to Wikipedia, citing news reports:
Six hours before the attacks, Breivik posted a YouTube video urging conservatives to “embrace martyrdom” and showing himself wearing a wet suit and pointing a Ruger Mini-14. He also posted a picture of himself as a Knight Templar officer in a uniform festooned with gold braid and multiple medals. In the video he put an animation depicting Islam as a trojan horse in Europe.
In prison Breivik does not have access to the Internet, but after the recent lifting of a ban does receive letters and devotes time to writing back to like-minded people. According to one of his attorneys, Breivik is curious to learn whether his manifesto, which was e-mailed to 1,000 addressees 90 minutes prior to the bomb blast, has begun to take root in society.
Breivik’s action was propaganda of the deed, often employed by the Left, including Jews and Zionists.
For example, the 1946 terror bombing of Jerusalem’s King David Hotel killed 91 people and injured 46, including many Jews. (Breivik killed 77.) The perpetrator of the attack, Menachem Begin, later became the Prime Minister of Israel. After the British hung three of Begin’s men, he had two captive British soldiers executed and left their booby-trapped corpses hanging upside down so that whites who retrieved them would be killed or maimed. In 1978 the Norwegian Nobel Committee, appointed by the Norwegian Parliament, awarded Begin the Nobel Peace Prize.
In the US in the 1980s, members of the outlaw group The Order expected, like Breivik, to spark a white revolution through violent anti-System actions.
Forvaring can be applied both to criminals and persons judged mentally ill. Court-appointed psychiatrists have diagnosed Breivik as a “paranoid schizophrenic.” The defendant has rejected the diagnosis, and is “disappointed” that it was included in the indictment.
For now, prosecutors are seeking a sentence of involuntary commitment to a psychiatric institution. But they are leaving the option open of charging him criminally instead.
Either way, there is little doubt that imprisonment for life is being contemplated and will be imposed.
“Regardless of the sentence, we have promised that we will do whatever we can to keep him away from society as long as the system allows us,” prosecutor Inga Bejer Engh told the press.
The head of a support group said he doesn’t care whether Breivik is sent to prison or a mental institution. “What is important is that he will never see the daylight again,” he told the Associated Press.
At present, Anders Breivik has been indicted, not sentenced. His trial is scheduled to begin in April.
But don’t be misled if the sentence, when handed down, sounds like or is publicly spun like something less than what it actually is.
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