Crickets chirp in the Finnish press.
UK terrorism analyst in Finland, Toby Archer, who went out of his way to try and discredit the Counterjihad using Breivik’s manifesto as a club, is noticeably silent. In fact, there hasn’t been a peep heard in the Finnish press about this, though they trumpeted Archer’s nonsense 24/7 at the height of the media feeding frenzy.
NOTE: They got their story, to hell with the facts, but they got their story, in part, thanks to the pseudo terrorism expert (jerk) Archer.
Nordic Terrorist Makes Bombshell Claim — and the Media Missed It
Remember Anders Breivik, the Norwegian man who carried out terror attacks including the bombing of an Oslo government building and mass shooting at a Workers’ Youth League camp, killing 77 people and injuring 319 more in July 2011?
Much more important, and universally overlooked, was the news that came to light last month: Breivik released a letter to the international media indicating that he had intentionally portrayed himself as a counterjihadist and Zionist in order to trick the media into attacking these very people and to cover up his true allegiance to “nordicists” and “ethnocentric nationalists” (i.e. neo-Nazis).
In contrast with the heavily covered Playstation 3 letter, this prior one received little to no coverage in the American press beyond a Wall Street Journal article focusing on Breivik’s allegations of inhumane prison conditions. The Journal’s only mention at all of information even tangentially related to Breivik’s true motives came in the last line of their report: ”Mr. Breivik in his letter said the manifesto shouldn’t be taken seriously because it was “a cut and paste job” from other authors and didn’t necessarily reflect his intentions.”
Only one organization that received Breivik’s letter, the Swedish Expo Foundation, an allegedly leftist organization that claims its purpose is to challenge intolerance, stated anything substantive about the ideological portions of Breivik’s letter. In an article dated January 10, 2014, Expo noted that Breivik indicated that he used counterjihadist rhetoric to protect “ethno-nationalists” and instead launch a media drive against counterjihadists — employing a tactic of “dual psychology,” claiming he sought “pure Nordic ideals,” and noting that his affinity for Israel only consisted of viewing it as a place to deport “disloyal Jews.”
The proprietors of the blog Gates of Vienna, following up on the Expo article, did the yeoman’s work to actually obtain and analyze Breivik’s prior letter, leading to the aforementioned astounding but ignored revelations. In the letter, Brevik stated:
“When dealing with media psychopaths, a good way to counter their tactics is to use double-psychology, or at least so I thought. The compendium [i.e. Breivik’s manifesto] was, among other things, of a calculated and quite cynical gateway-design (the 2+?+?=6-approach), created to strengthen the ethnocentrist wing in the contra-jihad movement, by pinning the whole thing on the anti-ethnocentrist wing (many of the leaders are pro-multiculti social democrats or liberalists), while at the same time protecting and strengthening the ethnocentrist-factions. The idea was to manipulate the MSM and others so that they would launch a witchhunt and send their media-rape-squads against our opponents.It worked quite well.” [emphasis added and formatting fixed]
The key to manipulating the media into covering his story, according to Breivik, was to explicitly disavow his ties to Nazis:
“I could have easily avoided excessive pathologisation by keeping the message short and by clinging to the already established ideological cliff of national socialism (its important to remember that this was at a time when all right wing radicals were labeled as nazis), but if they had been allowed to label me as a nazi, the ideological considerations and discussions would be over, and my court-speeches and propaganda performance would never be broadcasted world wide, during the trial.” [emphasis added]
On the topic of Zionism, Breivik argued:
“I know a lot of people will be disappointed when reading this, but my love for Israel is limited to its future function as a deportation-port for disloyal jews.”
As a brief aside, interestingly, one of those most cited in Breivik’s manifesto, Daniel Pipes, had hypothesized that this was all Breivik’s true intent back in June 2012.