Thursday, April 19, 2012

Anders Breivik 'planned to behead former Norwegian prime minister'

Anders Behring Breivik planned to behead Gro Harlem Brundtland, a former prime minister of Norway, and kill every one of the 500 youths attending the summer camp on Utoya island, the killer disclosed on Thursday.

On the fourth day of his trial in Oslo, Breivik laid out the scale of his plans in cold, excruciating detail. This testimony, perhaps the most disturbing he has yet given, caused some in the court to weep.

Speaking in calm and controlled tones, the far-Right killer said his first aim had been to detonate three car bombs, two of them weighing a tonne. But obtaining the requisite chemical fertiliser had proved impossible, forcing him to plant a single device before executing the gun attack on 22 July last year.

Breivik had hoped that Mrs Brundtland, who led Norway as a Left-wing prime minister three times between 1981 and 1996, would be attending the Labour party's summer camp on Utoya on the day of the massacre.

"I fixed a bayonet to my rifle and I also had a knife with me," Breivik told the court. "The plan was to chop her head off while filming it." Read More