The Attackers Came from Egypt so Naturally, Gaza Ought to Be Bombed.

IDF now claims that they did not claim that groups in Gaza were responsible for the attack of last week on a bus in the south of Israel. They will, however, bomb Gaza anyway… just in case.

Amplify’d from 972mag.com

We did not say that this group was responsible for the terror attack. We based this on intelligence information as well as some facts that [we] actually presented an hour ago to some wires and journalists. Some of the findings that were from the bodies of the terrorists, and they are using, for example, Kalashnikov bullets and Kalashnikov rifles [which] are very common in Gaza.

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A Norwegian Version of Tea with Michelle and Sarah

Amplify’d from www.bbc.co.uk

The man arrested following the attacks in Norway, Anders Behring Breivik, describes himself as a “nationalist”, according to the police.

But the suspect, it seems, is no pure nationalist. Instead, he is said to be a right-wing extremist of the kind that police authorities in the West have feared for some time.

Their fear has been heightened by the potentially explosive mix of economic recession and unemployment, increasing racism and an ever stronger anti-Muslim sentiment, according to the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

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The Value of an Open Society and Its Risks

One would only wish that in the wake of the attacks in Oslo and Utoya, Norway does not turn into the United States willing to accept the cessation of habeas corpus, the practice of torture, the infringement on the private space by the government under the guise of guaranteeing security and the general sense of paranoid neurosis. Let us hope that the madness of one man does not change the entire country.

Amplify’d from www.bbc.co.uk

The attack was squarely aimed at the values Norwegians treasure most. Their openness, freedom of expression and feeling of safety have all been shaken to the core.

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Presumed Islamist

Not an hour had elapsed since news of the second attack at Utoya Island when new outlets in the US and David Cameron–who clearly needs better advisors–began the long list of reasons why Norway could be attacked by Muslim fundamentalists. To be fair, Cameron indicated that he would help Norway hunt down the perpetrators, of course this means that in his mind these were the acts of international terrorism and we know who those guys are.
Here we have an extract of the HuffPo trying to peg the tail on the piggy. However shouldn’t someone point out that the victims in Oslo and in Utoya–besides being affiliated with the government–were also the heart of the European left?

Amplify’d from www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

Norway is a Nato member and involved in Afghanistan, however it has been scaling down its involvement in operations in Libya.

Yesterday Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store reportedly said the time was ripe to open negotiations with banned Islamist terror group Al-Shabaab.

Al Qaeda have also been known to be active in Norway, with three arrests related to a planned terrorist attack in the country last year.

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