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BARRY RUBIN: THE OSLO SYNDROME…….

The Tundra Tabloids is ready to define the Oslo attacks from here on, as just a criminal act of mass murder, but not of terrorism. There seems to be clear lack of political motive once the murder’s real intentions are brought to light. It was not about an ideology, but about his own glorification after the evil deed was done. Watch the two vids about his narcissistic psychopathy and tell me whether this guy really can be lumped in with politically motivated murder and violence, or in other words an act of terrorism.

That said, Barry Rubin, offers an interesting view in the following article, and while the TT now rejects the notion that Anders Breivik is a terrorist, but a sick mass murderer, it’s important to read nonetheless, for he offers some good points, like the following excerpt. KGS

The Region: The Oslo Syndrome

By BARRY RUBIN
07/31/2011 23:57

Many Europeans will accept terrorism against Israelis or even Americans; very few will applaud terrorism against fellow Europeans.

One of the most sensitive aspects of the murderous terrorist attack in Norway by a right-wing gunman is this irony: The youth camp he attacked was engaged in what was essentially (though the campers didn’t see it that way, no doubt) a pro-terrorist program.

The camp, run by Norway’s left-wing party, was lobbying for breaking the blockade of the terrorist Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip, and for immediate recognition of a Palestinian state, without that entity needing to do anything that would prevent it from being used as a terrorist base against Israel. They were justifying forces that had committed terrorism against Israelis, killing thousands of people like themselves.

Even to mention this irony is dangerous, since it might be taken to imply that the victims “had it coming.” The victims never deserve to be murdered by terrorists, even victims who think other victims “had it coming.” This is in no way a justification of that horrendous terrorist act. It’s the exact opposite: a vital but forgotten lesson arising from it that can and should save lives.

Call it the Oslo Syndrome.

2 Responses

  1. Jens Stoltenberg says
    – More democracy!

    Is that a recognition that up until now there hasn’t been enough democracy?
    Or, is it a recognition that there wasn’t really much democracy before, so now he has decided to change it?
    What measures is he going to take to get “more democracy”?
    To what extent will there be “more democracy”?
    Will that mean that one voice will count as one vote, whether in Finnmark, or in Oslo?
    Will that mean that the majority will be entitled to constitute the government?

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