Skip to comments.Breivik describes hunting down panicked teens
Posted on 04/20/2012 11:21:33 AM PDT by marthemaria
In testimony too graphic for any parent to hear, Norwegian far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik shocked an Oslo courtroom as he calmly described hunting down teenagers on an island summer camp.
As his words rolled out, survivors and victims' relatives of the July 22 massacre hugged and sobbed, trying to comfort each other. That testimony was also broadcast to 17 other courtrooms in Norway where others affected by the attacks were gathered, but was not carried live on Norwegian television.
The 33-year-old Norwegian left out no detail from his rampage, explaining how he shot panicked youths at point-blank range. 69, mostly teenagers, were killed on Utoya island and others only survived by diving into chilly waters to escape.
Breivik said he did not anticipate his victims' reactions.
"Some of them are completely paralyzed. They cannot run. They stand totally still. This is something they never show on TV," Breivik said. "It was very strange."
He said he pointed his gun at Berntsen's head and pulled the trigger. He shot Boesei as she tried run away. Then as they lay on the ground, he shot them both twice in the head.
The first shot was "extremely difficult," he declared, saying he then entered a "fight-and-flight modus" that made it easier to continue the killing spree.
Breivik couldn't remember large chunks of the approximately 90 minutes he spent on the island before surrendering to police commandos. Still, he recalled some of the shootings in great detail, including inside a cafe where he mowed down young victims as they pleaded for their lives.
Some teenagers were frozen in panic, unable to move even when Breivik ran out of ammunition. He changed clips. They didn't move. He shot them in the head.
Others pretended to be dead. He said he shot them, too.
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and yet there's no escaping it.
1 death is a tragedy
1 million deaths is a statistic.
When the Left kills, they kill in the millions ... and no one seems to care.
A right-winger who kills at point blank range is seen as a monster. The world uses that outrage to dismiss anything which is non-Left. You see, we need to support the Leftists so that tragedies do not occur. We seek a calm world of simple statistics.
See my comment at #3. The world is hearing every word from this psycopath because it serves the purposes of the Left.
So he must have been corresponding with Sarah Palin and working on a gig at the next Tea Party rally.
Why is it we never hear about "far left extremists?" (Rhetorical question).
Seems to be a pretty clear indication as to the futility of gun control.
Norway is one of those passive-aggressive gun rights countries. They have some excessively unnecessary rules such as being subject to a random search given 48 hours notice, but they tolerate it otherwise.
There’s also apparently very little public support of concealed carry, and garbage like what’s going on here with Zimmerman is used as anti-gun propaganda.
“Look at what gun cultures do to their people!” *sigh*
Always run away or towards an armed person intent on violence.
Once you start down the road of compliance you will end up waiting while he reloads for your bullet to the back of the head.
The Virginia Tech student was using a .22 IIRC - not a very dangerous round (all things considered) for a body shot - but so many students waited for the bullet to the back of the head - one of the few places a .22 is sure to kill you.
I really don't understand this term. I define 'right' as conservative, capitalist. I define 'left' as big government socialist.
Hitler, Stalin are far left. Skinheads who support Hitler's goals are far left, but called far right.
Long drop, short rope. Historically appropriate justice. I don’t care what his politics are, there is no possible justification for his murders.
Wow, I bet the Norwegians are sad they don’t have a death penalty, or even a life sentence.
I disagree. I think he was humane. When you look at what the Left has done in the past 100 years then you’ll see real barbarism.
Billions enslaved. Hundreds of millions murdered.
And Breivik was brilliant (and sane) in his strategy not to try to assassinate the current crop of leftist leaders but to assassinate the next generation of leftist elites.
It is cold, it is unthinkable to contemplate as a mother of three, but in fifteen years what Breivik did may allow Norwegians to cast off the shackles of leftism when there are not enough elite leftist youth moving into leadership.
Again, I do not approve of what Brievik did but if the tables were turned and some leftist murdered 100 kids at, say, a Tea Party summer camp I do not doubt that the left would be openly celebrating. Bill Maher would call the killer ‘brave’, Obama would call the killer the son he never had, and any number of academics would call the killer a hero.
We’re better than that, of course, but let’s not lost track of the fact that the left would do this same thing a million times over to our kids if they could. History shows that’s how they roll.
I suppose this is what happens when a maniac sees his nation going down the toilet of socialist mediocrity. He targets and wipes out an island full of teenagers who are attending a camp to be nurtured and groomed to be the political elite of the future with the goal of furthering the socialist/communist agenda.
Has this insane killer ever stated precisely what his specific goal was? Was it entirely political?
Does he consider himself a martyr?
"'You will die today Marxists,' I yelled," Breivik recalled.
Standing there like a sheep at the slaughterhouse while he reloads? Some maniac tried this years ago at an Oregon high school and was tackled by an Eagle Scout, IIRC.
It’s sad those kids were slaughtered like rabbits.
I have seen rabbits freeze like that in the field.
This may sound harsh, but their liberal upbringing may have contributed to it.
Imagine if one of those kids were raised like Audie Murphy.
I still don't care.
That really shocked me as well. A few tried to attack him but he was gunned down. This maniac was loaded up on steroids and very well prepared though.
One group with lots of teens just lay down unable to move and he shot them all in the head. You never know how you will respond to this kind of extreme situations.
Or Sgt. York.
Even unarmed - one who is familiar with arms and familiar with small arms fire is in a better mental situation to deal with an armed person than one who think that a gun is a kill machine and getting hit = being dead.
Diving into freezing waters sounds like one heck of a good idea when the alternative is huddling together waiting for a bullet.
Their ancestors, the Vikings, would take a man like that, cut a hole in his abdomen, withdraw a section of small intestine, and nail it to a tree...then stick spears in his butt to force him to walk around and around the tree as they ran out of his body and wound around the trunk, until he had no more guts to spool out. After he died, his body would be hung in the tree for the ravens, birds sacred to Odin.
It’s where the saying “coming to the end of your rope” comes from.
The New Black Panther’s are taking notes.
"Some teenagers were frozen in panic, unable to move even when Breivik ran out of ammunition"
This is important. Many of the victims were boys, descendants of Vikings for heaven's sake, yet they did not seize upon their chance to jump the murderer when he paused to reload.
This is the sad outcome of a gun-controlled, liberal social democracy that teaches non-violence and peace studies. The children of this culture become lambs led to slaughter.
Had this happened in the 1950s, even as late as the 1960s, in any western country, the d-ckhead would've been jumped by 5-10 youths. One or two might've been plugged but the other 8 would've beat the h-ll out of Breivik.
My son took three years of self-defense classes. HE would've launched into his martial arts training and alone would've taken Breivik down.
They were Communists being trained to hold the whip hand over others. Much to their surprise... They found out what it is like on the other end of the whip.
I believe that the faith of Sgt. York allowed him to return to society after the war more psychologically adjusted than Audie Murphy.
It’s interesting that Sgt. York’s faith almost kept him out of the fighting all together.
I cannot recommend the movie highly enough. Not only as a great movie in and of itself - but also as a part of American history. The DVD with commentary is a MUST - they have a brilliant Hollywood War historian and she seems to know a TON of interesting things about EVERYTHING!
If any of those kids had been raised like Audie Murphy, well, they wouldn’t have had those parents and they wouldn’t have been on that island.
MeganC wrote: I disagree. I think he [Breivik] was humane.
She also wrote: And Breivik was brilliant (and sane) in his strategy not to try to assassinate the current crop of leftist leaders but to assassinate the next generation of leftist elites.
And also wrote: in fifteen years what Breivik did may allow Norwegians to cast off the shackles of leftism when there are not enough elite leftist youth moving into leadership.
I struggle to respond to your post and probably shouldn’t bother.
An act of barbarism (Breivik’s) is not diminished by what others do or have done. It is still barbarism.
Humane? Yes. Putting a bullet into the head of a kid you’ve already shot is humanity at its finest. Chasing kids into the cold water and then shooting at potential rescuers, another act of humanity.
Brilliant? You bet. Gosh, maybe he can inspire a copycat or two to continue his brilliant and humane work.
You mouth that you don’t approve but your words say samething quite different. The adults have really good security, we can’t kill them, so let’s kill their children instead. What we can’t get at the ballot box, we can get by wanton murder. Brilliant!! Humane!!
Good advice and observation. Trouble is most have been conditioned to comply.
Nope. You are sorely mistaken there. Horrible post.
Both of you are misreading me here. When I say that Breivik was both brilliant and sane I am also making the case to have him put to death. He was coldly calculating in what he did and I stand by what I said that he was brilliant in attacking his targets where they were most vulnerable.
It makes some people feel better to dismiss such an act as an act of insanity when sometimes this kind of thing is done by coldly rational people.
The vast majority of abortion doctors are arguably sane, too. Some of them are probably brilliant.
I certainly hope neither of you is going to go all MSM on me and interpret that as my approving of abortion so why would you think I would approve of Breivik?
I was commenting on the part about if this happened to a tea party kids camp. They would definitely not be cheering it.
He is insane, yes. He should still be executed. In my post I made no comment about you “praising” him.
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