Updated: Bomb Explodes At Oslo Building Housing Prime Minister's Office

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Just out from Reuters:

  • OSLO EXPLOSION BLOWS OUT MOST WINDOWS OF GOVERNMENT BUILDING HOUSING PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE-REUTERS WITNESS
  • Several people injured in explosion at Norwegian Government building in central Oslo

More from Reuters:

A huge explosion damaged government buildings in central Oslo on Friday including Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's office, injuring several people, a Reuters witness said.

The blast blew out most windows on the 17-storey building housing Stoltenberg's office, as well as nearby ministries including the oil ministry, which was on fire.

Reuters correspondent Walter Gibbs said he counted at least eight injured people. The cause of the blast was unknown but the tangled wreckage of a car was outside one building. Police and fire officials declined comment on the cause.

Update from Sky News:

Norwegian police have said that an explosion in Oslo this afternoon was a bomb which has caused "deaths and injuries".

Police said there were "one or several powerful explosions in the government building in Oslo."

They have told people in the Norwegian capital to stay away from the city centre and limit the use of mobile phones.

The building housed the offices of the Prime Minister, who was not thought to have been in his office at the time, and was reported to be safe.

The explosion was also thought to be near Norway's biggest tabloid newspaper.

Wreckage with bombed out buildings and paramedics

Norwegian police have reported there were 'deaths and injuries'

Journalist Asgeir Ueland said that Oslo is a popular destination for people from other parts of Norway.

He said the streets were crowded: "It happened when people were packing up for the weekend and leaving their offices.

"There were lots of people with blood on their faces and severe cuts."

Craig Barnes is in Oslo and said that he is shocked at what has happened.

"It is a very nice, safe place to live.

"Norwegians are very friendly and I think everyone gets on.

"I think this is going to change a lot of views now. There will be questions regarding safety."

Nearby offices in the Norwegian capital have been evacuated.

Large amounts of glass and metal have been seen in the street

Images:

 

http://gfx.dagbladet.no/labrador/174/174138/17413824/jpg/active/978x_13197743.jpg

From Norway's Aften Posten (google translated)

There has been a major explosion in downtown Oslo. Windows are broken in VG-built and government officials in Oslo.

All we know is that there is a kind of explosion. We are on the way out there, are the short and hasty message Aftenposten.no get the police in Oslo for the call just after half past four.

Several injured

Both windows in the government quarter and VG building is blown out, according to Aftenposten reports on site. She looks more damaged.

A huge røyksy rose several hundred feet in the air. Large parts of Oslo heard a huge explosion which led to Darren Hayes literally shook when the explosion happened at five at half four in the afternoon.

Entire facades blow out

Our reporter passed Market Street and there is full chaos people running around bewildered. Several places are a fire alarm-

You can smell the sulfur fumes.

Shop denim gallery has received the entire façade blew

The case updated

 


As a reminder, as BBC reported a year ago, three people were arrested in a "bomb plot"

 

Norway 'al-Qaeda' bomb plot: Three arrested in Oslo

Three people have been arrested in Norway on suspicion of preparing terrorist attacks.

Unnamed Norwegian and US officials told the Associated Press
that the men were members of al-Qaeda and had been under surveillance
for a year.

They said it was not clear whether the men had selected a target, but they were attempting to make peroxide bombs.

The BBC's security correspondent says Norway may have been targeted because it has troops in Afghanistan.

"The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) has today, July
8, 2010, arrested three people suspected of preparing acts of terror,"
the PST said in a statement on its website.

Prosecutors say the Norwegian case is linked to foiled bomb plots in New York and the English city of Manchester.

Twin plots

On Wednesday, US prosecutors charged five men in New York over
a plot to bomb the underground system. The plot was foiled in
September.

The New York plot also involved peroxide bombs, prosecutors said. One man, Najibullah Zazi, has already pleaded guilty.

"The charges reveal that the plot... was directed by senior
al-Qaeda leadership in Pakistan," the US Department of Justice said in a
statement.

One of those charged in New York is Abid Naseer, 24, born in
Pakistan and arrested in the north-east of England on Wednesday. The US
is now seeking his extradition.

Mr Naseer was remanded in custody by a court in the UK on Wednesday night.

The former construction site worker is suspected of being the
ringleader of a plot, thwarted in April 2009, to bomb targets in
Manchester city centre

A bid to put him on trial in Britain was aborted last year
and his deportation was blocked when a judge said Mr Naseer could face
torture in Pakistan

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Janice's picture

Where is Oslo?

Global Hunter's picture

east of Bergen and southeast of Trondheim.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

Where is Oslo?

The location of the initial attack on The Northern Front at the end of the begining of The Great Resource War.

Mad Max's picture

+1 Trillion fiatscos to both you (HH) and Global Hunter.

Republi-Ken's picture

This is Why BUSH/CHENEY and The Repubs Played IRAQ...

And blew off a cool $1 (no $2) TRILLION tax dollars to the sandstorm wind...

As a PENIS ENLARGING METHOD for Insecure Conservatives

Lednbrass's picture

Lucky for us the "other" party opposed them so effectively and the current puppet super intelligent leader doesnt do stuff like that.

chumbawamba's picture

Yeah, he's just in it for the sweet rims on his presidential limo and the endless 40s from the Air Force One fridge.

- Chumblez.

pan-the-ist's picture

The attack on peaceful Norway will also bring liberal Europeans in the fold should Israel attack Iran, or at least squelch their voice.  This attack appears to be in the best interests of the western aggressors as Norway is a country with a large Muslim populate where people live in relative peace.  Just my 2cents.

Ahmeexnal's picture

"peaceful Norway"

Yeah, right.

Norway is bombing innocent civilians in Libya.

Norway funds terrorist organizations like the Hamas and Hezbollah.

And Norway is a major weapons manufacturer & dealer.

so much for your "peaceful Norway"

pan-the-ist's picture

Those are vacuous statements.  You have nothing to back that up with.

 

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/06/10/242539/norway-announces-withdrawal-from-libya-campaign/

 

However, it would appear they now have a reason to stick around...

Ahmeexnal's picture

Your link is proof of one of my statements. They have not retired from Libya.

Their weapons industry is also a fact:

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=42650

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1200921.ece

As is their support of the Hamas and Hezbollah.

pan-the-ist's picture

Really? Their support of Hamas and Hezbollah? Norway? Really? Smoke another one pal.

pan-the-ist's picture

My point was they they had already decided to pull out of Libya (in a week) as it were, so the Oslo bombing, from that angle is pretty stupid.

i-dog's picture

The MIC doesn't think so. They used the same tactic in Madrid in 2004 -- just after Spain's socialists announced that they would be pulling out of the 'Coalition of the Willing' in Iraq if they won the election. But, back then, the Madrid bombings backfired when Zapatero surprisingly won the election and did pull out shortly thereafter.

Ahmeexnal's picture

"peaceful Norway"

Yeah, right.

Norway is bombing innocent civilians in Libya.

Norway funds terrorist organizations like the Hamas and Hezbollah.

And Norway is a major weapons manufacturer & dealer.

so much for your "peaceful Norway"

MolotovCockhead's picture

The country that insult people's intelligence by giving Nobel Peace Price to Kissinger and Obama!!

GoinFawr's picture

But mostly they just insult not-so-smart Thatcherites and Reaganophiles by running a surplus instead of a national debt while still providing top notch UHC for their citizens.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

...running a surplus...

With a population of just over 4.5 million, this may have something to do with that surplus: Norway is the third largest oil exporter on Earth, and 8th largest producer.

This bomb may be the work of the Lutheran Brotherhood, a little know Norwegian resistance, recently founded in the wake of grass-roots revolutions in Tunesia, Algeria, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Iran, and Libya.

We need to get NATO troops and Central Bankers on the ground immediately to seize those oil wells assist the Lutheran Brotherhood with democratic reform!

GoinFawr's picture

Here we go again...

Right. And Canada has many times that ratio of natural resources to population, yet they still manage to run a deficit and carry a national debt; so what`s your point? (Though it's worth noting that so far their Health Care isn't all that bad either despite all the propaganda to the contrary churned out to their south; not to mention the domestic saboteurs their system must endure)

Other eg.s that don`t fit your bill,but still manage to keep their national books in the black: Sweden. Finland. Korea.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/may/27/debt-deficit-oecd-co...

hedgeless_horseman's picture

so what`s your point?

I have two points.

  1. Norway is fucking rich.  They can afford it...for now. 
  2. America's Constitution does not call for the government to provide Universal Healthcare, Universal Food, Universal Shelter, Universal Transportation, Universal Energy, Universal Citizenship, Universal Credit, or Universal Salvation.*

 

 *   “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.” 

- Thomas Jefferson

 

 

vib's picture

Gerald Ford said that, not Jefferson.

Nowadays it seems that small government means outsourced government: less oversight, more spending and unpredictability.

chumbawamba's picture

Read my new book, "To Be or Not To Be: One Day We Will Reach the Promised Land (And Other Things Thomas Jefferson Didn't Say)".

It'll be out this September 11, self-published.

I am Chumbawamba.

cougar_w's picture

Fine, but I'm pretty sure it was Mack Tas Jay-4-son invented the "yo momma" joke.

Rec'onize.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

I stand corrected...

The following statement, or variations thereof, is often attributed to Thomas Jefferson:

 

"A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have...."

 

We have never found such a statement in Jefferson's writings. As far as we know, this statement actually originates with Gerald R. Ford, who said, "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have," in an address to a joint session of Congress on August 12, 1974.

 

This quotation is sometimes followed by, "The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases," which is most likely a misquotation of Jefferson's comment, "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yeild, and government to gain ground."

 

http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/government-big-enough-to-give-you-everything-you-wantquotation

 

GoinFawr's picture

See Tmos' comment below and eat your heart out again.

chumbawamba's picture

I just wanted you all to know that I love you.

I am Chumbawamba.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

You're not getting my Carlsberg.

jmc8888's picture

As if that quote and those things above jive.

Except you throw in a few things to cloud it.  Universal Energy? Whatever that means.

It's nuclear and fusion.

Universal Credit? Yep, under the hamiltonian credit system.

Universal Food? Yeah, because growing food is fucking easy.

Universal Shelter? Yeah because in 2011, building homes is so easy, we have tens of millions to many, while millions are homeless. (not to mention how fucking easy they are to build)

Universal Transportation? Whatever that means. Mag lev is the way to go

Universal Citizenship? That's just thrown in there and doesn't mean anything

Universal Salvation? Another nothing thrown in there.

Universal Healthcare? Yeah, because as humans, it's needed.

What these things cost money? Money is worthless. Money isn't worth shit.  Valued stuff is worth something.

Money is from MONETARISM.

Value is universal, and can be done, not without units of account, but without monetarism dogma view on money.  Quit thinking like a monetarist.  Because I guarantee you are.

Money ain't worth shit. (especially not fiat, but even gold back money, is still worthless inherently.)

Water, Power, Homes, Electricity, Machine tools, infrastrucutre, so on and so forth...that IS value.

Thomas Jefferson (edit: it wasn't TJ, but Gerald unelected Ford...but whoever said it) was talking about the equivalent of golden toilet rolls, not healthcare or food (unless they were a complete idiot).  Besides this is also 2011, and we've figured shit out.  If 1 person starves in this world, it's because idiots are running it.  Not because it was neccessary, or we couldn't figure it out...nope it was the monied interests involved.  Go look at the countries in East Africa, 12 million risking starvation, I mean death starvation, needlessly, right now.

To use Thomas Jefferson to advocate what you do is asinine, and wrong.  Your viewpoint of money is wrong.  Thus everything in your post is wrong.  You can't always use quotes to perfectly describe everything, and that quote from Thomas Jefferson doesn't fit what you think it does.  Because it isn't the gov't taking away anything, it's the people controlling the gov't, who aren't giving us those things you lay out, but are taking everything away from us, called banksters, and they're foreign ideology inspired.

Glass-Steagall

Don't cut for fraud

Don't print for fraud

Cancel the fraud, via Glass-Steagall

Want more info on what money means, listen to yesterday's LaRouche's live telecast, (most has been said before, but perfectly stated yesterday) you know the guy busting the bankster's balls for a lifetime.  So yes, of course they've lied to you about him, it's the god damn MSM protecting the banksters.

If you don't listen to it, and still keep on with your sophistry, you might just deserve what the banksters are setting you (and all of us) up for.

Here, I'll go through the transcript of the video for the pertinent info, took me <2 minutes

http://www.larouchepac.com/node/18838

"And Glass-Steagall is important to us, because it kills crime. It eliminates crime. It eliminates Wall Street! People are saying, "Oh! We need the money! We need the money!" We don't need the money. Because monetarism was a mechanism of this kind of tyranny, by creating a currency which has no intrinsic value, whatsoever, it has only a nominal, political value, with a force behind it to impose it.

We had, in the American System, was based on precisely this, the founding of the American System, from the time of the 17th century, was to create, in North America, a European system which was European in its technology, its culture, but which was free of the control under the European oligarchs. That's still the same thing, today.

European oligarchs are the enemies, the principal enemies of humanity. But to the extent we have Wall Street, that's the European oligarchs. So, we have to get rid of these guys, and the sooner they're bankrupt, the better! Because, the instant if I'm President, for example — I'm too old to be President — but if I were President, or somebody who thinks like me, would say, "Wall Street, die! We don't need you any more. We don't need your money!"

Under our Constitution, we don't need your money: We have a Federal Constitution, that prescribes for a credit system. The Federal government should, be creating credit, and distributing it, to be used for useful purposes, useful purposes which are broadly defined by the policy of government, and sometimes the government provides this, itself, or it provides the opportunity, of interest, to say, "we can do something good. We can do something good for society." So the nation-state, the local state, the local governments in the state, or the nation as a whole, must make allocations. Allocations, for example, we have to rebuild a railway system. These buses and these bums transporting around, is a very inefficient way, a very costly way. And we think that public works are necessary: Well, that's the responsibility of the Federal government primarily, but the assistance of the Federal government to the states! That's our American System: A credit system.

We don't need a monetary system! We don't need to depend upon money. We make our own money, under rules that we adopt, that we introduce. That's the American System, that's our system. And every time we had been free to do that, as under Franklin Roosevelt, he eliminated something! He eliminated the power of the oligarchy, and created a system of credit, to rebuild this nation, from the shambles it had been made by the oligarchs, the British oligarchs, the British in America. We're at the same point."

It's quite easy to see, we create and deem money, and can deem useful purposes for it. So homes, healthcare, REAL infrastructure, these sorts of things, are ALWAYS within are grasp, if we deem it so....and that's it.  But first we need to destroy the parasites that are sucking everything off the top....and oh yeah, their blood sucking, is all fraudulent. *and yes throughout all of this, regular old private business isn't shuttered...so don't even think about going to that stupid place* (but ask yourself, if this DOESN'T happen, what will happen to private business? Shuttered, through world-wide economic destruction up or down or both)

Glass-fucking-Steagall or enjoy a needless new dark age to pay off fraud.

I would highly suggest you read the transcript, hell everyone.

Oslo is just another strike on what monetarism as a whole brings needlessly to this planet. It creates the conditions for Al-Qeada, so you want to stop AQ? Stop monetarism.

Impeach Obama, he's part of the problem, but so are all the other sides.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

Cancel the fraud, via Glass-Steagall

At least we can agree that Glass-Steagall should be reinstated.

Jimmy Carter was right's picture

 

Tell me this guy isn't a Chinese propagandist studying at a US university

GoinFawr's picture

Or a US propagandist studying at a Chinese university.

sun tzu's picture

Here we go again.

Right. Those countries are insulting the braindead 0bots by drilling for oil and their environment hasn't been destroyed.

trav7777's picture

and in the OCEAN, no less

tmosley's picture

They also have among the least burdensome regulations on the Earth.  This is the part of the equation that is missing in all political discussions.  Economies are not just hindered by taxes, but regulations.  In fact, regulations are much more harmful than taxes, as they disproportionately hit small businesses, meaning large companies that existed prior to the implementation of those regulations have a HUGE advantage.  This is the main problem with America.  Taxes are also a problem, but they would be easily survivable at current rates if the private sector didn't have to spend trillions of dollars on regulatory compliance.  Further, the government could fund universal health care with the proceeds from cutting all those regulator and enforcement positions.

http://www.heritage.org/index/Country/Norway

Spastica Rex's picture

>> RESPECTFUL APPLAUSE <<

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

+++ Very good comment tmosley.

Regulatory uncertainty is why NO ONE I know wants to start a small business.  After three strikes, the ONLY small business I have started (or help start) is our business in PERU.  "Fourth time was the charm."

I will never start a small business again here in the USA again.

pan-the-ist's picture

Regulations exist to protect the status quo, I hope you don't call yourself conservative :)

doggings's picture

they've obviously been attacked because somebody was jealous of their freedoms

 

Z Beeblebrox's picture

Yep, and upset that Norway just came out in support of an independent Palestine: http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/07/19/53408557.html

Oh wait...

Spirit Of Truth's picture

What's most pathetic is Norway is the top-rated nation in the Global Peace Index:

http://www.vexen.co.uk/countries/best.html

Religion of "peace", eh?

Wonder if this is related:


Norway charges Islamist leader over death threats to a former cabinet minister

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/07/13/157424.html

 

doggings's picture

they've obviously been attacked because somebody was jealous of their freedoms

 

FeralSerf's picture

Round up the usual hater-of-freedom suspects.  CIA, FBI, ATF, TSA, MI5, Mossad.

sun tzu's picture

They also insult 0bots by running a balanced budget while drilling for oil