Jonathan Kay: Already, Norway conspiracy theories have begun


Jonathan Kay
National Post
July 24, 2011

COMMENT: Jonathan Kay is professionally dismissive of conspiracy theories and author of the book Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America’s Growing Conspiracist Underground, so it’s no surprise to see him on the attack here.

Well, that didn’t take long. Less than 24 hours after the Norway killings, Alex Jones’ massively-surfed Infowars site already is fronting with the theory that the tragedy was all part of a conspiracy by European elites to deflect populist disgust at bailouts:

The false flag attack in Norway arrives as populism grows in Germany, Europe’s reluctant paymaster for the contrived debt-based economic crisis. Establishment politicians in Germany have balked at a second bankster bailout … The EU and the European political establishment are beholden to the bankers and their “free market” – as in free to loot and plunder – neoliberal policies and have now pulled out all the stops in an effort to crush resistance to endless bailouts designed to crash local economies and destroy national sovereignty.

It is no mistake the corporate media is comparing Anders Behring Breivik to Timothy McVeigh. Hours after the terrorist attack, Norway’s public broadcaster NRK cited Tore Bjørgo at the Police College in Oslo who said the attack resembled the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City. The 1995 attack blamed on Timothy McVeigh killed 168 people …

The Oklahoma City bombing was a false flag event used to roll out several draconian aspects of the police state in the 1990s … Breivik is obviously a patsy for a Gladio operation to destroy political opposition to the bankers. Operation Gladio was a “strategy of tension” devised by the elite that employed terrorism – assassination and bombings – to discredit political opponents in Europe. It was set-up by the CIA and staffed in part with former members of Mussolini’s secret police.

This is the first of many conspiracy theories of this type that will circulate on this subject, I predict. I also wouldn’t be surprised if a few hard-right conspiracists jump in with the idea that Breivik is in fact a patsy for a Muslim group — or perhaps for Islamist stooges who themselves are trying to discredit the war on Islamist terror.

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