Possible Terrorist Attack Guts Prime Minister’s HQ in Norway.
A bomb went off today around 3:20 pm in Oslo Norway, virtually gutting the 20 floor building housing the Prime Minister’s headquarters. So far, 2 people are confirmed dead, and many more are injured. The Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenburg, was not injured.
While information is still sketchy amidst the ongoing chaos, initial reports suggest that the blast originated from the heliopad on the roof. There are also reports that another blast could have occurred on or beneath the ground floor. Damage is extensive, buildings covering a 1 kilometer radius have been affected. Several buildings surrounding the ministry are currently undergoing evacuation.
So, if this was a terrorist act, who the hell would want to bomb a building in Norway? One possible connection could be Mullah Krekar, founder of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar as-Islam. Krekar, an Iraqi cleric is currently facing terrorism charges in Norway for threatening several Norwegian officials with death if he was deported.
Another possibility could be Muammar Qhadaffi; Norway has been heavily involved with the NATO bombings in Libya, and Qhadaffi has made several threats of retribution against anyone involved, including setting off bombs in several European cities.
I wouldn’t rule out Al-Qaeda either, they have attempted several acts of terrorism in Norway, in retaliation for the 2005 newspaper cartoons depicting Muhammad. Norway has also been labeled a specific terrorist target by Al-Qaeda, because of their involvement in Afghanistan through NATO.
Right now, there is a lot of chaos, and a lot of speculation as to the how, who, and why. There are also reports of possibly 2 more bombs in the area that haven’t exploded.
I bet Herman Cain has absolute field day with this one.