At least one blast, maybe two in Oslo, Norway - Page 12




 
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Boots
 
July 22nd, 2016  
Redleg
 
 
It's 5 years today since this terrible day, and it's still painfull to read about it..

So my thoughts goes to everyone who lost their loved ones 5 years ago, and to everyone affected directly or indirectly by the terrible terrorist attacks around the world the last few months as well...
July 22nd, 2018  
Redleg
 
 
7 years have passed, and even now it's still quite hard to read through this thread....



The youth camp has been up and running again at Utya for several years now, but todays date will probably be quite special there for many more years.
https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/...r-vaert-heldig


But the buildings in the the Government quarter that were heavily damaged by the bomb still haven't been fixed.
The plans for the new Government quarter has recently been approved, and the new buildings are planned to be in use from 2023-2025.
July 23rd, 2018  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redleg
7 years have passed, and even now it's still quite hard to read through this thread....



The youth camp has been up and running again at Utya for several years now, but todays date will probably be quite special there for many more years.
https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/...r-vaert-heldig


But the buildings in the the Government quarter that were heavily damaged by the bomb still haven't been fixed.
The plans for the new Government quarter has recently been approved, and the new buildings are planned to be in use from 2023-2025.
I have just watched a documentary (interviews with the police officers, para-rescue, survivors, and other civilians) about it. First the bomb in Oslo and then his attack on the island. There were a lot of confusion and uncertainties during the attack. That is normal during events like this one.

The police described communication problems between the tactical team heading toward the island and the local police officers. It took a long time to get the helicopter in the air. I guess the Norwegian landscape is making radio communication more difficult. The chopper is something that must be addressed. I presume Norway has strict legislation about using military resources domestically, most European countries have strict laws about it. Sweden can use its special forces in a similar situation, can Norway use its special forces or were they too far away for being deployed to the island?

You do still feel the emptiness when you are thinking about it, don't you? I have felt the emptiness when I have faced serious events. No sorrow, no anger, no pain, only the emptiness
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Boots
July 24th, 2018  
-- Dusty
 
 
Please accept my condolences to you and RedLeg.
July 26th, 2018  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
Sweden can use its special forces in a similar situation, can Norway use its special forces or were they too far away for being deployed to the island?

There was quite a lot of challenges using the military, not just special forces, in situations like that before this happened.
The nearest special forces wasn't far away, the same with military helicopters, but they could not be used then.
But the situation has has improved quite alot, and it's easier to use the military in terrorist attacks or other crisis now, even if there still are some challenges that needs to be sorted out.





Quote:
Originally Posted by I3BrigPvSk
You do still feel the emptiness when you are thinking about it, don't you? I have felt the emptiness when I have faced serious events.
Not so much emptiness, but I still get angry inside when I read or hear about this.
Not only for the terrorist and what he did, but also at how it was possible that this could happen at all, the planning and preparations went undetected and how little prepared the different services was for a situation like this.
 


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