Mudcat Café message #3195696 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139289   Message #3195696
Posted By: Teribus
26-Jul-11 - 07:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: Oslo Bombing and Shooting at Youth Camp
Subject: RE: BS: Oslo Bombing and Shooting at Youth Camp
I think I may have mentioned this elsewhere and it answers why the gunman targeted who he did.

He may have been against a perceived Islamic "invasion" of Europe (& Sacndinavia) but his target was the political party he associated with allowing and even encouraging this to happen.

mg asked why he had not been shot by a sniper. Had that political rally not been held on that island (owned by the Worker's Youth League), if it had been held in any rural community on the mainland the gunman would not have lasted 15 to 20 minutes before someone would have shot him. The country is awash with guns and people who know how to use them (Hunters; Bi-Athletes; Target Marksmen; Home Guard & Army Conscripts - all of whom, except the last mentioned, have guns and ammunition immediately available at home)