Norway Murderer Wanted to Assassinate Obama
Anders Behring Breivik, the man who killed 77 people in a bloody massacre in Norway last year, considered an attempt at the life of U.S. President Barack Obama, RIA Novosti reported on Sunday, citing Norwegian media.
According to the reports, Breivik planned to kill Obama as he visited Oslo to accept his Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. The local Dagbladet newspaper reported that Breivik wanted to kill Obama in protest of the prize, which he said is traditionally awarded to people of leftist views.
Dagbladet reported that Breivik considered disguising himself as a policeman and killing Obama by blowing up a car laden with explosives. He eventually dropped the plan as unfeasible.
Breivik murdered 77 people in his killing spree last July as part of his mad protest against Norwegian officials for not stopping what he sees as a Muslim takeover of the country.
His main target in the shooting spree was a Labor Party summer camp on an island outside of Oslo, where he killed 69 people. Eight others were killed in a car blast in downtown Oslo.
Breivik has admitted to the killings but did not plead guilty, saying his actions were a justified protest. He faces 21 years in prison if convicted.
It was recently reported that he planned a more grandiose slaughter, including clerics and Amnesty officials. A Norwegian newspaper reported that it obtained documents of Breivik’s plans for a much worse slaughter.
He divided his intended targets into three lists -- the most important one, in his view, including 12 people he viewed as “traitors," such as a Norwegian politician Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, noted for his international efforts for climate change.