Norway: Breivik Had Hit List of 30+ Targets, ‘Traitors,’ Norway Royalty, Politicians and more
The right-wing Norwegian extremist, who has admitted killing 77 people in bomb and gun attacks last year, told police that his initial plans included senior politicians and organisations he blamed for allowing Muslims to “colonise” Norway.
On 22 July 2011, Breivik set off a car bomb outside the government’s headquarters in Oslo and then travelled, dressed as a police officer, to Utoya island, outside the capital, where he opened fire on a Labour Party youth camp.
It has now emerged that his attack, the worst peacetime massacre in Norway’s history, was a scaled down version of his original plans.
According to documents leaked to the Verdens Gang newspaper, Breivik had death and hit-lists divided into categories of importance, A, B, and C, as legitimate targets for his terror attacks.
The 12-strong A-list of Norwegian “traitors” earmarked for execution was headed by Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, a Norwegian social democrat politician, known on the international stage for as United Nations envoy on climate change.
Police also have evidence he planned to target the Royal Palace, the ruling Norwegian Labour Party as well as as Amnesty International, and 15 other ecumenical and refugee organisations.
Paal-Fredrik Kraby, a Norwegian police prosecutor, said there were “several indications” that Brevik had planned further bomb and gun attacks.
“We have found that roughly equal amounts of bomb materials beyond what he actually used remaining on his farm. It seems that he had plans for much more,” he said.
During questioning, Breivik has claimed that his attacks were just a backup plan. His master plan Â “Plan A” - was to blow not one but three or four car bombs in Oslo.
Odd Ivar Green, one of Breivik’s defence lawyers, said: “The way I see it, the police must try to find out how real all of these plans actually were.”