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Norway suspect's tract says attacks prepared since 2009

OSLO (AFP) - A rambling 1,500-page tract apparently written by the Norwegian man accused of killing at least 92 people in twin attacks says he has been preparing the operation since at least autumn 2009.

The Internet document is part diary, part bomb-making manual and part political rant in which Anders Behring Breivik details his Islamophobia, attacks on Marxism and his initiation as a Knight Templar.

One entry titled "Autumn 2009 -- Phase Shift" explains how he set up front mining and farming businesses to prepare the attacks for which he was arrested on Friday.

This image shows Anders Behring Breivik from a manifesto attributed to him that was discovered Saturday. Breivik is a suspect in a bombing in Oslo and a shooting on a nearby island which occurred on Friday. (AP-Yonhap News)
This image shows Anders Behring Breivik from a manifesto attributed to him that was discovered Saturday. Breivik is a suspect in a bombing in Oslo and a shooting on a nearby island which occurred on Friday. (AP-Yonhap News)


"The reasoning for this decision is to create a credible cover in case I am arrested in regards to the purchase and smuggling of explosives or components to explosives - fertiliser," the tract says.

At least 85 people died in the massacre of youngsters attending a Labour Party summer camp on Utoeya and seven more were killed in an earlier car bomb explosion which ripped through government buildings in Oslo.

"I will be labeled as the biggest (Nazi-) monster ever witnessed since WW2," the text's author writes, while discussing the preparation of his "martyrdom operation".

While the text is signed under the pseudonym "Andrew Berwick", the author explains the origins of his real name -- Anders Behring Breivik.

"My name, Breivik, can be dated back to even before the Viking era. Behring is a pre-Christian Germanic name which is derived from Behr, the Germanic word for Bear...  Anders (Andreas) is the Scandinavian equivalent of... Andrew."

The text refers to the author's friends, their habits, girlfriends and sexual habits, as well as many of the mundane details of day-to-day life, including drinking expensive wine ahead of the attacks.

"I have written approximately half of the compendium myself. The rest is a compilation of works from several courageous individuals throughout the world.

The content of the compendium truly belongs to everyone."

He writes about increased aggression because of taking body-building products, and includes question and answer sessions with himself.

"Q: Name one living person you would like to meet?

A: The Pope or Vladimir Putin. Putin seems like a fair and resolute leader worthy of respect. Im unsure at this point whether he has the potential to be our best friend or our worst enemy though."

"I'm an extremely patient and a very positively minded individual," the author writes in the text that includes a glossary and tips on farming.

But by July of this year, patience had run out and preparations were proceeding apace.

"Sunday July 17: Continued removing traces of the decor on the rental car.

Washed twice with acetone then another round of degreasing. There are still significant traces but at this point I do not have time to take additional measures.

"I believe this will be my last entry. It is now Fri July 22nd, 12.51 Sincere regards, Andrew Berwick, Justiciar Knight Commander, Knights Templar Europe, Knights Templar Norway."

Behring Breivik's lawyer told Norwegian television on Saturday that he had admitted responsibility for the attacks.

"He explained that it was cruel but that he had to go through with these acts," lawyer Geir Lippestad said, adding that the attacks were "apparently planned over a long period of time".

(한글관련기사) 

노르웨이 테러범, 2009년부터 범행계획

유죄확정시 최장 21년 징역형

노르웨이를 충격에 빠뜨린 연쇄테러 용의자인 안드레 스 베링 브레이빅(32)이 자신의 행위가 잔혹했지만 필요했던 것이란 말로 범행을 시 인했다고 그의 변호인이 23일(이하 현지시간) 밝혔다.

게이르 리페스타 변호인은 이날 현지 방송을 통해 브레이빅이 자신의 행위가 잔 혹한 것이었다는 점을 인정하면서도 필요한 것이었다는 말을 했다면서 브레이빅의 범행이 오랜 기간 계획된 것으로 보인다고 말했다.

리페스타 변호인은 브레이빅이 25일 구속여부를 결정할 법정에 출두해 자신의 입장을 밝힐 것이라고 덧붙였다.

경찰에 따르면 노르웨이 테러법에 따라 기소된 브레이빅은 오슬로 정부청사  폭탄테러와 총기난사 혐의가 모두 유죄로 인정되면 최장 21년 징역형을 선고받을 수 있다.

이와 관련, 노르웨이 뉴스통신사 NTB 등은 브레이빅이 범행 전에 1천500쪽에 달 하는 성명서를 남겼다면서 성명서는 그가 적어도 지난 2009년 가을부터 범행을 계획 했음을 보여주고 있다고 전했다.

성명에는 또한 다문화주의와 이슬람 이민자에 대한 비판과 폭발물 입수 경위, 다수의 브레이빅 사진이 담겨 있다고 NTB는 전했다.

노르웨이 일간 닥블라데도 브레이빅이 경찰조사에서 앤드루 베르빅이란  가명으 로 성명서를 냈다고 말했다면서 유투브에 올라왔다 삭제된 12분 분량의 동영상이 이 성명서의 요약분이라고 전했다.

브레이빅이 올린 것으로 알려진 동영상은 12분 길이로 이슬람과 마르크시즘, 다 문화주의에 대한 장황한 비난으로 채워져 있으며 이날 늦게 유투브에서 삭제됐다.

한편 경찰은 오슬로 정부청사 공격은 소형화물차를 이용한  차량폭탄공격이었으 며 오클라호마 폭탄테러 때 사용된 것과 같은 종류인, 비료와 연료를 혼합해 만든 폭탄이 사용됐다고 밝혔다. (연합뉴스)

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