Here is a link to the bbc website which caught my eye as it also gives live 'reaction' from various sources.
Some of these reactions which caught my eye i have copied/pasted separately from the same website primarily because they seem to be setting a tone for events from the get go. Why is it we do not get the 'important' facts down from the media ie talking to friends who have friends on the island and get names/photos confirmed if alive/missing/dead etc.
As i am new to posting with 'facts' gleamed from the media please bear with me if any infringements on protocols are made.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14260205
0931: Gordon Corera says: "There are suspicions he might have posted something on a far-right neo-Nazi website. He might have expressed strongly anti-Muslim sentiments. Clearly there was some sort of political agenda. He bombed the government offices and was going for people from the governing party. The police won't confirm it but there seems to be a suggestion that he wants to explain his activities."
0939: Eskil Pedersen, leader of the Norwegian Labour youth movement, told a press conference he did not see the gunman but it dawned on him that the gunshots were a continuation of the "terrorist attack" in Oslo. He said: "It's obvious that our entire democracy has been attacked...We always look forward to it (the summer camp on Utoeya) and it has meant so much to us historically. In the Labour youth movement there are 10,000 members and there are many who feel like this...This will change Norway and hopefully for the better but it's too early to say how."
1006: Norwegian media have reported that Breivik set up a Twitter account a few days ago and posted a single message: "One person with a belief is equal to 100,000 who have only interests."
[pov603 comment: Surely a comment like this would be deemed 'inspirational' if tweeted on a successful multi-millionaires account?]
1016: Josephine Simonsen, who was in central Oslo when the bomb went off, said: "It felt like the whole earth was just shaking, and all of Oslo, but it was so quiet afterwards. That was what hit me, not actually the sound of the bomb or the shaking, it was how quiet it was afterwards. But I saw it, and I saw this big, big mushroom of black, kind of, just above me."
[pov603 comment: Kind of?]
1026: Paul Rogers, a professor of peace studies at Bradford University, told the BBC that occasionally in some individuals extreme Christian fundamentalism can turn to violence. He says examples include Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, and the Port Arthur massacre (in Tasmania in 1996) and he says that may be the case with Breivik.
[pov603 comment: Is it me or are they covering every angle known until they get the story correct?]
1028: The VG newspaper - Norway's biggest selling paper - has quoted one eyewitness as saying that there were two gunmen on Utoeya. These are unconfirmed reports.
1039: Survivor Lisa-Marie Husby told the BBC she had heard that police suspected the gunman had also planted bombs on Utoeya, which did not go off.
1053: Oslo police spokeswoman Carol Sandbye told the BBC: "He has been charged with two counts of terrorism. They have just started to interrogate him." She said she could not comment on what had been found at his flat or what he had written on social networking sites. She said he would have to appear in court within three days.
[pov603 comment: I'd be interested to know from someone who is knowledgeable of Norwegian law, whether they could charge him so quickly [presumably they would arrest/question/obtain statements of witnesses then charge him] and if so would it not be for murder/assault/weapons charges rather than terrorism?]
1058: The BBC News Channel says media reports in Norway paint a portrait of Breivik as a "loner", who lived with his mother in a wealthy suburb of west Oslo, was well educated and enjoyed hunting.
[pov603 comment: Again, doesn't it seem that they are covering too many angles?]
1118: Hans Torgersen, a reporter with the VG newspaper, tells the BBC he is sure the Labour Party was the target of the attack and he said it was thought Breivik was annoyed by what he perceived at its "relaxed attitude towards Islamism".
1122: A former Prime Minister of Norway, Thorbjorn Jagland, tells the BBC gun laws are quite strict and it is "very difficult" to own a gun. He said he thinks questions instead should be asked about whether the police, while concentrating on the threat from foreign terror groups, had taken their eyes off the threat from native Norwegians.
[pov603 comment: I find it odd that a former PM would feel threatened by his own people.]
1140: Uncorroborated reports by Reuters in Oslo say a farm supply chain sold six tonnes of fertiliser to the suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, on 4 May.
1203: Oddny Estenstad, a spokeswoman for a Norwegian farm co-operative, said the suspect had been a customer. She told the AFP news agency: "We sold him six tonnes of fertiliser, which is a relatively standard order." Fertiliser can be used to make bombs.
[pov603 comment: Strange that these two passages are moments apart yet the second one qualifies the 'transaction' but the earlier one 'plants the seed' [no pun intended!]]
1155: Via Twitter @blakehounsell says he has been reading an online document which is believed to be attributed to Breivik and he says: "Breivik also praises the English Defence League profusely and calls for setting up a Norwegian version of it."
[pov603 comment: The English Defence League!?! Maybe i have been living overseas too long but this is the first i have heard of this [though it is from a twit(ter)) but sounds ominously like another seed being planted!]http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/5 ... euters.jpg
Caption under the photo reads: Norwegian soldiers stand guard in central Oslo close to the scene of Friday's bombing
[pov603 comment: I would like to know from any Norwegians or people who have knowledge of their laws whether it is common to call out the troops? Conversely, the photo does look staged!]
1249: Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May says she has spoken to Norway's Justice Minister Knut Storberget and added: "I made clear to Minister Storberget that we will help in any way we can. In particular, I offered police assistance, which we stand ready to provide should Norway request it."
[pov603 comment: I wonder if this police assistance will be accepted and lead to 'findings' in the case?]
1359: PM Jens Stoltenberg says he has full confidence in the police and the investigation, and says the right thing to do is to wait for the results of the investigation before jumping to any conclusions.
1419: Jon Sopel BBC News There is a heavy military presence in the centre of Oslo at the moment, with checkpoints in place.
[pov603 comment: How much confidence in the police does the PM have then if the military are in charge?]
1507: Jane Owen, the British ambassador to Norway, tells the BBC...She says it brings home the threat of terrorism, from whatever quarter. Ms Owen says the extreme right have not had a huge profile in Norway and there is bound to be an investigation into the role they may have played.
[pov603 comment: For a foreign ambassador to come out with this garbage is staggering.]
1525: Norwegian golfer Suzann Pettersen wears a black armband at the Evian Masters in memory of the victims of the twin attacks that have devastated her country.
[pov603 comment: Where have i heard those words 'twin attacks' before?]
1654: A Europol spokesman tells AP the European police agency is setting up a task force of more than 50 experts to help northern European countries investigate terrorism in the wake of the deadly attacks in Norway.
[pov603 comment: Surely after Manhattan, the Pentagon, Madrid and London this would already be in place?]
1712: Police say the explosion in central Oslo was a car bomb. "It was a very powerful bomb, and it was in a car. The car didn't stand there for very long. We have taken possession of the car that he used from Oslo to Utoeya." Norweigan police say there are still undetonated explosives around government buildings in Oslo.
[pov603 comment: Presumably then this rules out the fertilizer unless 6 tonnes can be repeatedly transported in a car unnoticed?]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe- ... e-14265094
Seems odd that a defence lawyer would come out and say the things said above.
Also why is the 1500 word essay attributed to Breivik in English and under a pseudonym ?
Anway apologies if the above is a bit long-winded and that you could see for yourself in the webpages, but thought i would add some of my thoughts whilst they are still 'fresh'.