Did Nowegian Mass Murderer Anders Breivik Undergo Military Training in Belarus?
Every major news story coming out of the countries of the former Soviet Union should be viewed as possible deliberately crafted disinformation.
This highly inflammatory story should be treated with the utmost caution.
If it is true, or even partially true, it places a whole new significance on the Norwegian Massacre story.
From Russia’s Novosti
Norway’s twin terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik trained at a secret paramilitary field camp in Belarus earlier this year, a Belarusian opposition politician said on Thursday, citing security sources.
“Breivik visited Belarus several times. This spring, as part of his preparations for his twin attacks, he visited Minsk, where he underwent training at a secret paramilitary field camp,” Mikhail Reshetnikov, the head of the opposition Belarusian Party of Patriots, told the Gazeta.ru online newspaper.
He cited sources within Belarus’s “security organs.”
Breivik, 32, has admitted to carrying out a bombing in Oslo, which killed eight, and a mass shooting at a Labor Party youth camp on the nearby island of Utoya, which left 68 dead. He has not accepted criminal responsibility, however, saying his actions were “atrocious but necessary” measures intended to “save Norway and Western Europe” from a “Muslim takeover.”
Breivik mentioned in his online manifesto visiting Belarus to study the effects of fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The former Soviet republic’s state border agency has confirmed he was in Belarus from March 4 to March 11, 2005.
Reshetnikov also claimed Breivik had participated in “sabotage-terrorism drills” under a former Belarusian special service officer and that he had used a fake passport to enter Belarus.
“His codename in Belarus’s KGB was Viking,” he added. “Rumors say he also had a girlfriend in Belarus.”
“The theory that Belarus’ special forces were involved in training Anders Breivik seems, of course, far-fetched,” political expert Viktor Demidov was quoted by Gazeta.ru as saying.
“On the other hand, [Belarusian] President Alexander Lukashenko’s friendship with Muammar Gaddafi is no secret – neither is his fondness for Adolf Hitler.”
Norway is taking part in NATO operations in Libya and Gaddafi has threatened attacks against Europe.
There is no doubt that the massacre will be used to discredit anti-Marxist and anti-Islamic forces – just as were Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh’s murderous crimes back in the 1990s. Anders Breivik’s crimes have done far more to help radical Islam and the left, than the pro-freedom forces he claims he wanted to help.
There is also no doubt that some of Europe’s more naive anti-Islamists see Russia, Belarus and Serbian elements as potential allies in the battle against the Islamization of Europe. Unfortunately, the opposite is actually the case.
Therefore, the possibility of East Bloc involvement should not be discounted out of hand.
Please do not treat this Novosti report as reliable. I post it as an interesting angle, possibly true, or partially true. No more than that.