Conspiracy theories circulating about the Norwegian terrorist attacks of last year

Think only the U.S. has crazy government conspiracy theorists? Nope.

A flood of conspiracies after July 22*

The trial of Anders Breivik Behring has lasted for over eight weeks and what happened both in the government quarter and Utøya has been thoroughly documented.

Nevertheless, there are conspiracy theorists who do not believe that the terrorist attacks happened, or that someone other than Breivik was behind it.

Many conspiracy theorists are the same as those previously who denied that Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda was behind the terrorist attacks on U.S. 11 september 2001.

Conspiracy theories about who was behind it, and why the attacks happened in Norway are multiple:

  • NATO was behind it because last summer Norway had stated that it would not continue to participate in NATO’s action in Libya.
  • Israel was behind it because Norway was ready to recognize a Palestinian state. According to this conspiracy theory, Israel was behind the terrorist attacks to stop recognition.
  • Western elites are trying to impose a police state, and terrorist attacks will help them achieve that while they  discredit anti-Muslim supporters.

What they have in common is the claim that the terrorist attack was a so-called “false flag” attack, where someone with a hidden agenda carries out an attack for which someone else is blamed.

In addition to NATO, Israel and Western elites, the Freemasons, the Illuminati and a secret  organisation of reptile-like aliens in human form are also among those being blamed for the attack.


Wouldn’t be a good conspiracy without the Illuminati, reptilian aliens and Freemasons! Anders Behring Breivik apparently was a member of the Freemasons. But the Norwegian police have thoroughly debunked them having anything to do with the terrorists attacks.

The conspiracy theories comes from all over the world, mainly by extreme right wing people, mostly in Europe and America. One American historian and conspiracy theorist, Webster Tarpley,  has chimed in and supports the NATO theory mentioned above.

There are plenty of videos on YouTube posted about this, some even claiming that the pictures of the bombing in downtown Oslo are photoshopped and/or CGI images.

Numerlogists even stick their ideas in, noting that the number in the dates both add up to 11. 9+1+1=11. 7+2+2=11. Just what that means they don’t seem to say.

Much like the 9/11 attacks, for every conspiracy theory there are considerably more lines of evidence that discredit it. Breivik has come out and admitted to having planned the attacks for almost a decade and evidence gathered so far confirms that.

Luckily, psychics seem to have stayed out of this one for the most part, except this family.

*Original article is in Norwegian. This is a translated version via Google translator. Certain grammatical errors quoted from the Google translated version quoted above have been fixed by yours truly.

  6 comments for “Conspiracy theories circulating about the Norwegian terrorist attacks of last year

  1. Fastmover01
    June 9, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    I love how they always manage to shoehorn in an anti-Israel or anti-semetic theory in there. Sadly this type of thinking appears to be gaining ground and far less unacceptable. Dangerous times ahead.

  2. bob
    June 9, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Don’t short-change the humanities! There is more to being a “historian” than holding a degree in history. Repeating his self-description only inflates his reputation and duscredits the discipline. When he publishes with an academic press or peer-reviewed journal, he’ll have the right. For now, he’s still a well-educated nut.

  3. F89
    June 9, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Wow: They took one Conspiracy theory (911) changed a few things around, and they now have their own ripping conspiracy story.

  4. David
    June 10, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Well, they are right wing groups. Hating Jews and any non-aryan group is the norm 🙂

  5. Fastmover01
    June 10, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Actually the fringe left and right think this way. About the only thing they can agree on.

  6. KingMengi
    June 11, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Wow, those aren’t even good conspiracy theories. There are living witnesses, video footage, written manifesto and a spoken confession on the table. I guess that it is hard to accept that an average citizen can commit these sorts of acts.

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