Anders Behring Breivik Court Transcript 2012-06-22 Live Report
Judge Arntzen starts off the day by rejecting the request to broadcast Breivik's final court statement.
9:05 Geir Lippestad begins his address:
He starts out by saying that 7/22 is hard to believe, even though a violent action around 2010 was predicted as early as 1990. Lippestad continues with some legal talk. He quotes that it's just as bad to treat a healthy person as it is to refuse an ill person treatment.
Lippestad argues that Breivik had no prior history of violence, making it unlikely he's driven by violent thoughts. He mentions that it's uncharacteristic of someone who's driven by violent thoughts to not have placed the bomb in the center of Oslo where a lot more people would have been killed, and that someone driven by violent fantasies wouldn't have surrendered.
Lippestad argues that friends and family said Breivik was passionate about politics, not violence. Before the attacks he spend hours mailing out his manifesto to politicians and journalists. While on Utoya he spared the lives of two young children. He concludes that violence is a means to an end for Breivik, and not the goal itself.
On the subject of delusions Lippestad argues Breivik may as well have said he was Jesus, as they did not take him serious. Lippestad gives Breivik's description of the coming civil war as a low intensity conflict that is mostly demographic in nature, a view that is shared almost universally on the far right. Lippestad says he's surprised the authors of the first report didn't alter their conclusion after being confronted with the cultural context they chose to ignore.
Lippestad states that Breivik was in Liberia and London in 2002, and that it indeed would have made his job a little tricky if he had simply imagined having visited those places. He cites a police report from September 9, before the release of the first psychiatric report, where Breivik describes himself as a mere foot soldier. In October Breivik speaks of four sweaty men in a basement creating the foundation of the KT, hard to prove, but far from a bizarre reality bursting claim. Lippestad argues that lies and exaggerations are part of the arsenal of a terrorist.
Breivik said he thought the chance of becoming a future leader of Norway to be 2 percent of 2 percent, which was written down as 1 in 200 while it should have been 1 in 2500. Lippestad confirms that shortly after the bombing there was a lynching atmosphere, something Breivik predicted.
Lippestad argues that Breivik knew what he was doing, and that terrorists take it upon themselves to choose in matters of life and death as the end justifies the means. It's classic terrorist thought that has been confirmed by experts in court.
Lippestad argues that Breivik's stock trading and the writing of his manifesto do not indicate the loss of function describes in the first psychiatric report, and that being a guild leader in a WoW raiding guild is a highly structured task comparable to having a job. Breivik worked out, went to a shooting club, hung out with friends, was a free mason, and went on trips.
Lippestad confirms that Breivik had a large sum of money at his disposal. He argues that changing your interests doesn't indicate a loss of mental function, and that the claim that Breivik uses neologisms has been thoroughly refuted.
Lippestad shares his amazement at the claim in the first report that Breivik thinks he can read minds. There is nothing in the report that supports this, merely Breivik claiming he's a good salesman who knows how to read people.
Lippestad notes the stark difference in interviews with Breivik's mother, in the first police report she speaks highly of her son and says she's baffled at what happened, in her interview with the psychologists she begins to question her son's sanity. Lippestad argues the psychologists have told Breivik's mother that Breivik may get a light sentence if he's declared insane, and that Breivik's mother subsequently tried her best to portray her son in such a manner. Lippestad list the large number of psychologists who failed to find psychotic symptoms in Breivik.
Lippestad briefly addresses necessity, to view July 22 as one act of terror, and to consider that Breivik has said that from now on he will fight with the pen. He pleads for acquittal on behalf of his client.
11:34 Holden and Engh comments on Lippestad's statement.
They basically maintain that Breivik might be insane.
12:55 Witness Sissel Wilsgård takes the stand, he was in the government quarters during the bombing.
He tells a sad tale about how July 22 made their life very difficult, forcing them to move to new locations and dealing with an increased work load with fewer people. I'm sure it brightens Breivik's day to hear about the suffering of the Category D and C traitors running the totalitarian multicultural bureaucracy, thanks Sissel.
13:06 Next witness is Kirsti Løvlie who is the mother of Hanne Ekroll Løvlie.
Her daughter was a Category B traitor working as an adviser for the prime minister. She tells a particularly sad tale and has many people in tears, including judge Arntzen. There won't be any tears for the victims of the multiculturalist experiment in this court room, they're considered collateral damage for the Marxist cause.
13:20 Witness Helen Brenna takes the stand.
Brenna was on Utoya and her testimony is full of cheesy poetic language that's supposed to convey the cheer horror of it all. She gets an applause when she's finished, as if she's at an AA meeting and just confessed she's an addict.
13:32 Next one is Unni Espeland Marcussen.
Her daughter Andrine was deputy leader of Fredrikstad AUF. Andrine was taken down with a shot in her chest and put out of her misery with a shot through the head. Good riddance.
13:43 Lara Rashid is the next witness.
She's from North Iraq and her sister was shot in the head twice, courtesy of Breivik. There's this saying that the only good Muslims in Europe is a dead Muslim, I don't disagree.
14:05 It's time for Commander Breivik's final court address. I fixed up the translation and tried to fill in the blanks as there are obvious gaps in vg's 'word for word' transcript.
Breivik's final words:
July 22 was the direct consequence of the actions of those who consciously and unconsciously are destroying our country. Responsible Norwegians who feel a sense of honor and duty are not going to sit and watch while they are turned into minorities in their own country. We are going to fight. The attacks on July 22 were preventive in nature, in defense of my ethnic group and I cannot acknowledge guilt. I acted on behalf of my people, my religion and my country. I therefore demand that I be acquitted.
Amen to that brother.