Did anyone make the connection between the recent thwarted plot against @GovWhitmer and the Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011?
The terror attack that Breivik pulled off was only part of his original plot. His original plan was to kidnap Norway's ex-prime minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland, and to stage a "trial" which ends with him executing her on camera (then posting the video) https://www.dagbladet.no/nyheter/planen-var-a-halshugge-gro-harlem-brundtland/63311884
According to reports, the foiled terrorists who planned to target @GovWhitmer initially wanted to assassinate her, but then changed their plans and intended to kidnap her, stage a "trial" and then an "execution". When I heard this I immediately remembered Breivik's original plot
Btw, why did Breivik want to target Gro Harlem Brundtland in particular? She was Norway's first female PM, and led the country for three terms during the 1980s and 1990s. She was left-leaning, and is credited with instituting a lot of liberal reforms.
(Thankfully, Breivik missed Gro Harlem Brundtland by about two hours. She was at Utøya to give a speech earlier that day, but he was delayed in arriving and so couldn't carry out his original plan. But then he proceeded to try and kill everyone on the island.)
Another similarity - the foiled terror attackers against Gretchen Whitmer wanted to detonate a bomb to "throw off" police, meanwhile they carry their bigger plot. Breivik did that too - he detonated a bomb in central Oslo before heading out to Utøya.
I'd be very interested to know whether these similarities are merely coincidental, or whether American white supremacists are actively finding inspiration in Breivik.
Reminder that the white supremacist terrorists who killed 51 people at a mosque in New Zealand in 2019 said they read Breivik's manifesto and even claimed to have had some contact with him. So this wouldn't be the first time Breivik inspires white terror. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/03/15/new-zealand-suspect-allegedly-claimed-brief-contact-with-norwegian-mass-murderer-anders-breivik/