July 26, 2011
Anders Behring Breivik said he conspired with “business and political leaders” in London years before he set about planning last week’s massacre, an intruiging connection given the fact that the gunman’s manifesto is datelined “London, 2011”, suggesting a clear connection to the capital as evidence emerges of a wider plot.
In the manuscript Breivik describes his ‘mentor’ as an Englishman he identifies as ‘Richard’, and says his journey into violent extremism began at a small meeting in London in 2002 where a group of like-minded extremists met to ‘reform’ the Knights Templar Europe, a military group whose purpose was “to seize political and military control of western European countries and implement a cultural conservative political agenda,” reports The Guardian.
In his manifesto Breivik said the gathering in London was “not a stereotypical ‘rightwing’ meeting full of underprivileged, racist skinheads with a short temper”. Instead, he claimed those present were successful entrepreneurs, “business or political leaders, some with families, most Christian conservatives, but also some agnostics and even atheists”.
The gunman said that the participants of the meeting came from all over Europe and that he was first put into contact with them by a “Serbian crusader commander”.
Breivik’s conenctions with London – he lived there as a child when his father was working at the Norwegian embassy – are clearly a cornerstone of his plot. Indeed, as Mark Steyn writes for the National Review Online, the gunman’s manifesto is largely concerned with Britain and America. “The entire document is strangely anglocentric – in among the citations of NR and The Washington Times, there’s not a lot about Norway.”
The manifesto, signed by the killer as “Andrew Berwick” (an anglicised version of his name), is datelined “London, 2011,” clearly indicating Breivik was in the English capital before his rampage, although the media have asserted otherwise without expalining why Breivik would deliberately place such an error in his own screed.
It is now being reported that Breivik was in London as recently as last year, when he took part in an English Defence League march. The EDL is a far-right group that largely comprises of former football hooligans. Its organization is shabby and the group has attracted an odious reputation of being run by violent, drunk and racist thugs. The group’s unpopularity is habitually exploited by the British establishment to demonize legitimate criticism of mass immigration policies as extremist and racist.
The group is routinely labeled “neo-nazi” by the mainstream media yet is staunchly pro-Israel and has displayed Israeli flags at its protests. The EDL routinely clashes with pro-Muslim groups, scenes that are given generous press coverage in order to push “clash of civilization” rhetoric and keep the British people at each other’s throats, enabling the government to engage in “divide and conquer” tactics by manipulating the public perception of both groups.
Since the EDL is mostly made up of gangs of football hooligans, which have been completely infiltrated by British authorities, many have speculated that the English Defence League is being steered and controlled by MI5 and Special Branch.
We now know that Norwegian intelligence was aware of Breivik and had included his name on a terrorism watchlist back in March after the gunman purchased large amounts of fertiliser from an online shop in Poland. This wasn’t a sprawling database with hundreds of thousands of names amongst which Breivik’s could have been lost, it contained just 60 individuals.
The list was passed to the Police Security Service (PST) by Norwegian Customs, which might explain why police knew Breivik’s name before they arrested him on the island of Utoeya, even as the global media was all but certain that the attacks were the work of Al-Qaeda Muslims.
Breivik’s financial fortunes certainly took a turn for the better in 2006. According to his tax filings, which are publicly available on the Internet for all Norwegian citizens (Breivik’s have since been deleted but the cache remains), the gunman went from making virtually nothing to an income of over 600,000 krona (roughly $116,000 dollars) from 2006-2007.
As more details emerge about Breivik’s activities, his connections with London and his assertion that he was merely one of at least three “cells,” it’s obvious that a wider plot involving more people was responsible for last week’s carnage. This dovetails with reports from eyewitnesses who said they heard gunshots coming from two different parts of the island and saw another gunman with dark hair. Whether or not an incident that took place in south west Norway on Saturday night, in which a man was shot in the head by two men wearing military uniforms, is connected to the attacks remains to be seen.
However, Norwegian authorities and the establishment media are actively discouraging the possibility of a wider plot by focusing solely on Breivik and largely disregarding ample evidence of others being involved, thereby ensuring the “business and political leaders” the gunman said he conspired with remain under the radar.