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Norway killer describes self-imposed “dehumanization” program to prepare for mass murder


 

Nationalist fanatic Anders Behring Breivik says he was a “nice guy” until 2006, when he underwent a conscious and self-imposed program of “dehumanization” to prepare for the murder spree that he carried out in Norway last year. Speaking in an Oslo courtroom, Breivik, 33, described how his cold, emotionless persona is carefully constructed and that, although he is capable of empathizing with his many victims, he would “break down mentally” if he were to do so.

“I believe I had fairly normal emotional patterns before 2006 when I embarked on this training,” Breivik said, according to the BBC. “I can choose to remove the mental shield, but I am choosing not to do it … because I would not survive,” he added, according to the Associated Press.

Breivik has confessed to carrying out twin attacks in Norway in July 2011 that left 77 people dead, but denies criminal responsibility because he does not recognize the authority of the country’s courts. At the centre of his ongoing trial is the question of Breivik’s sanity. Breivik insists that he is a political radical who has taken extreme measures to further the cause in which he believes. If deemed mentally ill, Breivik would be kept in a medical institution.

On Friday, Breivik also spoke of how he studied previous attacks carried out by al-Qaeda, as well as the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing carried out by Timothy McVeigh. He called al-Qaeda “the most successful revolutionary movement in the world,” adding that he wanted “to create a European version,” of the terrorist organization.


 

Norway killer describes self-imposed “dehumanization” program to prepare for mass murder

  1. Breivik is an actor who also plays Assange.  The judge presiding over the case is also an actor:  Christina Applegate.  She also plays the New Green Party leader in Australia, alongside her old friend Jodie Foster, who is playing the role of Prime Minister of Australia.  These are only the tips and there are many, many more icebergs.  

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  2. If he is emotionally disconnected he is already dead.   Dehumanization ?  Why?   You are as others.  In ancient Egypt they used to great each other as themselves.  ie:  Hello another Me. Even if his logic is that  he  disconnects himself for a “greater good” ?  War has never brought on a better world. Whatever happened to the 10 commandments (also stolen from Egypt)  I have not killed. (Thou Shall not kill)  Also innocent children enjoying their God given life on earth.  How can he RISE ABOVE God with a strategy.  He is doing nothing but following evil and demented thinking.  You cannot control the world through murder.   

  3. It’s very difficult to convince a court that the defendant is insane, particularly in a case like the Ander Behring Breivik case. 

    Breivik seems to be aware of what he has done. He seems to understand what happens when you point a gun at somebody and pull the trigger.Contrast Breivik’s behaviour with Jared Loughner’s. Loughner laughed at inappropriate times during his arraignment after the attempted assassination of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Both the prosecution and the defence agreed that Loughner wasn’t sane enough to stand trial. 

    Don’t be surprised if the Norwegian parliament pushes a bill that would make it legal to put Breivik to death. They did it before, in 1945, after Vidkun Quisling was accused of collaborating with the Germans.