Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Oslo Update, July 27

'Breivik part of anti-Islam network'

This from his lawyer?

Geir Lippestad, further explained how his client has not so far shown any sympathy for the innocent Norwegians he killed in the recent twin terror attacks, the Associated Press reported.

Instead, Breivik only asked how many people had died and later said that the killings were necessary, Lippestad said on Tuesday.

According to his lawyer, Breivik views himself as a warrior and a savior, saying people will not understand him in the coming 60 years.

Wow! From his lawyer? Since his culpability is beyond dispute, the question is whether he's a terrorist in the purest sense, or just plain nuts. Here his lawyer seems to be confused. The quote in bold print suggests he's a rational person involved in an international hate group, sane, in other words. The other quote suggests he's not sane.

I'm left to wonder whether Breivik's lawyer is sane.

There's a long history of high-profile alleged killers in whose cases the government has some particular interest ending up with lawyers who have deep ties to intelligence agencies. Manson, Sirhan Sirhan, and James Earl Ray leap to mind. It doesn't mean their clients are innocent necessarily (although Ray certainly is), it just suggests there's something that they don't want revealed to the public. I do not hereby allege that Lippestad is a shill, but like the attorneys for the above, his actions thus far have been absolutely bizarre, and seemingly inimical to his client's interests.

That is, of course, assuming anything we've been told is true.