Jumping to Conclusions | The Jackal

25 Jul 2011

Jumping to Conclusions

Anders Behring Breivik
Speculating on things without enough information is a dangerous practice at the best of times. You run the risk of appearing the fool if that guess work is later shown to be incorrect.

That's exactly what happened in John Key's meeting with the US President Barack Obama, when news of the Norway killings was commented on by the leaders.

John Key jumped to the conclusion that the bombing and youth camp massacre that claimed the lives of 93 people was the work of Muslim terrorists. He tried to justify New Zealand's involvement in the Afghanistan war when he said:
“If it is an act of global terrorism then I think what it shows is that no country, large or small, is immune from risk and that’s why New Zealand plays its part in Afghanistan.” he said.
David Farrar then blogged:
Initially many thought the terrorist attack may have been an extreme Islamist group – partly because such a group actually put out a press release claiming responsibility. But it is a reminder that killing innocent people because you don’t like Islam is just as evil and demented as killing innocent people in the name of Islam.
In this case David Farrar has used a falsehood to try and defend John Key's guesswork that was clearly based on his prejudices. The report that said Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami claimed responsibility for the Norway killings was fabricated, anybody with half a brain and any journalistic integrity would know that from a few minutes search on the internet.

It's a further indication that the right wing will utilize tragic events and disinformation to try and increase peoples acceptance for their stupid actions and what is essentially unjust wars that have claimed millions of innocent lives.

The initial unfounded belief by the right wing and so called experts that Al Qaeda were to blame extended through many false reports. But the facts of the matter told a different story.

In a statement made by the English Defense League to refute any link between them and the Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who wrote of his admiration of the EDL in his 1,500-page manifesto entitled 2083, they said:
Be it the arrested man or the Islamic terrorist group Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami, who claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that Norway’s involvement with NATO forces and the Norwegian press re-printing cartoons of Mohammed, were the reasons for the attack.
It's a common practice by those who want to perpetuate falsehoods to link to reputable outlets to try and increase believability in their lies. That's the case with this article that states the New York Times reported:
A terror group, Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami, or the Helpers of the Global Jihad, issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, according to Will McCants, a terrorism analyst at C.N.A., a research institute that studies terrorism. The message said the attack was a response to Norwegian forces’ presence in Afghanistan and to unspecified insults to the Prophet Muhammad. “We have warned since the Stockholm raid of more operations,” the group said, according to Mr. McCants’ translation, apparently referred to a bombing in Sweden in December 2010. “What you see is only the beginning, and there is more to come."
This is another false report, with much of the incorrect claims being generated by a William McCants. He's the founder and co-editor of Jihadica, and apparently served as Senior Adviser for Countering Violent Extremism at the U.S. Department of State, is a program manager of the Minerva Initiative at the Department of Defense, and fellow at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center.

McCants translation/interpretation was incorrect and unverified when he published it. They have blamed the media for being too quick at disseminating the incorrect information that claimed Al Qaeda was responsible. It's not much of an excuse for their falsehood really.

Even when the evidence is clear, McCant continues to try and involve Al Qaeda in Breivik's crimes. It's similar to the "weapons of mass destruction" ruse and is effectively another load bullshit! Benjamin Doherty from the Electronic Intifada summed up McCants lies well when he wrote:
The threshold for a terrorism expert must be very low. This whole rush to disseminate a false, unverifiable and flimsily sourced claim strikes me as a case of an elite fanboy wanting to be the first to pass on leaked gadget specs.
While much of the media, dishonest blogger's and an ignorant Prime Minister were quick to lay blame on Muslim's, the truth of the matter seems to point in another direction entirely.

In September, Norway backed a Palestinian bid for recognition in the United Nations for their sovereignty. This might seem unremarkable, if you're unaware of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict.

Israel strongly opposes Palestinian sovereignty because it would mean an end to their occupation. Palestinian sovereignty begins with what Obama called “the full and phased withdrawal of Israeli security forces,” including from the Jordan River border area and with the removal of all settlements not on land covered by “mutually agreed swaps.”

Israel has long denied democratic freedoms for millions of oppressed Palestinians, imposing various restrictions and imperial harshness, which has exploited and brutalized the Palestinians for decades. It's no wonder that the democratic Norway fully supported Palestinian sovereignty: 
“We will consider very carefully the proposed text that’s to be put forward by the Palestinians in the coming weeks,” said Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere, with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas beside him at a recent press conference.
Jonas Gahr Stoere spoke again about recognition for Palestine Forty-eight hours before Fridays massacre. He told the youths that the Palestinians deserve a country of their own and that the occupation must end. 
Labour youth camp prior to attack.
So there's definitely motivation on the part of Israel to support the despicable act that occurred in Norway. It would also seem that such a horrendous act would be difficult to execute by a single right-wing Christian Fundamentalist alone. Could he be an Israeli Manchurian Candidate and how will the world react to such a sinister threat if this is the case?

It certainly makes John Key’s initial incorrect blame the Muslim's for what occurred and attempted justification for New Zealand's involvement in the Afghanistan war even more repugnant!

I wouldn't like to jump to conclusions, but the possible Mosad connection is why we need clarification concerning Key's cover up of possible Israeli agents working in New Zealand.

It appears that they were harvesting false passports to presumably commit further murders and terrorism throughout the world. It's definitely something that shouldn't be swept under the carpet, but I presume that's exactly what's going to happen.