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‘The Knights Templar’: Mexico’s newest drug cartel


aljazeera.net | Jul 22, 2011

By Monica Villamizar

Pictures of the latest objects seized by the police in the Mexican state of Michoacan, revealed that the mysterious ‘Knights Templar” drug cartel is more bizarre than most people imagine.

There were four hooded tunics, with a red cross, a metal helmet, and a pamphlet or Templar rule book. This drug cartel claims to draw inspiration from the medieval Christian warriors who fought to protect Jerusalem and the Holy Grail.

No one knows if its founder, Servando Gomez, a school teacher, was a history entuthiast or simply read the Da Vinci Code.

The rules in the modern day ‘templar bible’ call for observance of ‘gentleman’ like behaviour and respect for women – but also state that any disclosure of knights templar activities will result in the death of the person and his whole family, and confiscation by the cartel of the snitch’s property.

The cartel is like a secret society.

The Mexican Templars have an initiation ritual, which apparently includes dressing up like knights from the Middle Ages, and performing blood pacts.

The cartel recruits drug users and enrolls them in the organisation’s rehabilitation centers; the process is closely monitored and has a strong religious component.

The double standard is striking: the Templars can not take drugs, and yet they run one of the biggest methamphetamines traffic corridors to the United States.

A resident of Morelia, the capital of the Michoacan province, tells me the cartel that preceded the Templars, La Familia, hired ‘cooks’ who had learnt to manufacture meth (known as ice or crystal) in the US.

As the government regulated the sale of one of meth’s core components, pseudoephedrine (found in cold medicine), the ‘crystal makers’ or cristaleros moved back to Mexico and now get supplies from China through ports on the Pacific coast.

The young recruits are told to be ‘gentlemen’, the word for ‘knight’ in Spanish means a ‘gentleman’, but they have to kill those who they judge as thieves, rapists, or kidnappers, hanging them from bridges and attaching messages to their bodies.

The government of Felipe Calderon has declared war on the cartels.

It receives substantial military aid from the US to combat these drug gangs.

The national security spokesperson says the Templars are an offshoot of La Familia and their beliefs are a mere PR campaign to gain support of Michoacan residents.

President Calderon is from Michoacan, and his sister is running for governor.

But others see the religious element as a calculated move by its founder to prevent his hit men leaking information, while giving the group an aura of mystery that could inspire fear and respect. It is hard to know

The cartel’s structure, wealth, and size. It is perhaps the second most notorious Mexican cartel in terms of killing methods, the most vicious one, the ‘Zetas’, is a group formed by Mexican army special forces in the 90s.

I travelled to two Michoacan prisons and tried to speak with a member of the Templars or La Familia, but the only person who had ever agreed to talk to a journalist had already been released.

In Apatzingan, the stronghold of Servando Gomez, aka ‘la tuta’, there are currently 1,800 federal police and soldiers trying to hunt him down.

While we were in town the police announced they had captured the chief hit man from La Familia. He was immediately flown to the capital, after being questioned by the police. Journalists are never allowed to speak to the detainees.

Most residents refuse to talk openly about the Knight’s Templar.

Some say they never harmed the community; most seem more annoyed by the federal police presence.

The mayor of Apatzingan, Grnaro Guizar was very skeptical about the arrests the military operation has produced so far.

He was once snatched out of his office, locked up for 11 months for his alleged ties with drug cartels, and later acquitted.

He denies all these accusations and says he has never been friends with a single drug lord.

“You want to know what the feds do? They go to a town and round up innocent people: the mariachi band, the guy who sells popsicles in the street corner, the whole crowd at a quinceanera (sweet-sixteen) party,” he says.

Once in jail, he adds, the detainees must prove they are not affiliated to the cartel to be released.

It is possible that the Templars are not even hiding, and they get protection from local sources.

The road to Apatzingan has giant sized banners displaying photos of the top three leaders and offering a nearly $2.5 m reward for information.

All the signs had the faces and names covered up by spray paint. The secret society is battling to remain anonymous.

Norway killings: the quiet and modest man who became peacetime Europe’s worst mass killer

In the space of 48 hours Anders Behring Breivik has emerged from the obscurity of a western Oslo suburb to become the worst mass killer in peacetime Europe.

By Sean Rayment

Telegraph | Jul 23, 2011

On July 17, Breivik posted a quote on Twitter by the English philosopher, John Stuart Mill, which read “One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests.”

The message was a chilling warning of the carnage the 6ft tall, blond psychopath was about to unleash.

The next time the world heard from the 32 year-old businessman was at 3.30pm last Friday when a massive home made bomb detonated in central Oslo, killing seven people and wounding dozens of others.

Two hours later his killing spree moved into overdrive when he shot and killed 85 people, mainly teenagers, attending a Labour Party youth camp on the small island of Utoeya.

Breivik, was born on February 13, 1979 and grew up in western Oslo where, until recently, he lived with his mother in a large apartment in the wealthy suburb of Skoyen.

Superficially, his upbringing appears to have been both middle-class and unremarkable.

He attended the Handelsgym High School in central Oslo before going on to study as an undergraduate and held a masters degree from the Oslo School of Management.

A recent picture of Breivik shows him posing with a younger and older woman, possibly his sister and mother, at a wedding in what appears to be a tropical location.

Details of his young life were still sketch last night.

In his late teens, he completed compulsory national service, where he received military training, leant how to shoot and became a keen hunter.

His only brush with the law appears to have been a minor traffic infringement around 10 years ago – about the same time at which friends claim he became increasingly enamoured with right wing politics.

Another significant event was being baptised into the Protestant church of “his own free will” at the age of 15.

But more recently, he had expressed his disgust at his own church. “Today’s Protestant church is a joke,” he wrote in an online posting in 2009.

“Priests in jeans who march for Palestine and churches that look like minimalist shopping centres.”

By the age of 20, Breivik, who was described as “quiet and modest” became a member of Fermskrittspartiet – The Progress Party – Norway’s largest far-right group – holding several political posts in the party’s youth league, including being chair of his local party.

Writing in the anti-Islamic online forum, Document.no, Breivik stated: “I have worked for FrP (Progress Party) for many years and can guarantee that the FrP would have had less than 10% support would it not have been for choosing Vienna School of Thought [ ]as ideologic foundation”.

His association with the party ceased in 2007, when he failed to pay his membership fees.

By this stage his political views became increasingly radical and the object of his hatred were Muslims, who he believed were responsible for destroying Norwegian society – a fact which he claimed was ignored by the media.

Writing in online forums dating back to 2009, Breivik became increasingly critical of multi-culturalism, which he described as a 50-year failed project and began to cite his hatred of Muslims, who he claimed were a threat to Norwegian society.

In a post in a Norwegian online forum in December 2009, Breivik claimed there was not one country where Muslims have peacefully lived with non-Muslims, stating that instead it has had “catastrophic consequences” for non-Muslims.

He also criticised European policies of trying to accommodate the cultures of different ethnic groups, and claimed a significant minority of young British Muslims backed radical Islamic militancy.

“When did multi-culturalism cease to be an ideology designed to deconstruct European culture, traditions, identity and nation-states?” , stated one entry, posted on February 2nd, 2010.

“According to two studies, 13 percent of young British Muslims aged between 15 and 25 support al-Qaeda ideology,” read another entry dated February 16 last year.

In another rant he wrote offensively of Somali immigrants with “full Norwegian passports sitting at home on benefit”, sending money back to Al-Shabab – a terrorist group with links to al-Qaeda.

In another translated post he wrote: “In many ways intensified the polarization between Muslim and non-Muslim youth among the younger generations.

“There are ten times as many Muslim gangs as non-Muslim. Abuse and harassment is perceived as clear racism and frustration is high because the media ignores this racism in total.

“100 racial / Jihadi murder of Norwegians in the last 15 years are totally ignored as a single murder of a Norwegian racist resulting in a torchlight procession in which 50 000 participants and establishing a Memorial Fund.”

A politician who met Breivik in 2002-2003, when he was apparently interested in local Oslo politics, said he did not attract attention.

“I got the impression that he was a modest person … he was well dressed, it seemed like he was well educated,” recalled Joeran Kallmyr, 33, a Progressive local Oslo politician representing the Progressive Party

“I don’t remember anything special about him … I don’t remember if he had any particular political opinions, he wasn’t really a person who took part of political debate.”

Breivik, who police have described as a Christian Fundamentalist, also claims to have written an 1100 page book entitled “2083”, which espouses his ultra right wing political philosophy and the need to protect western Europe from the threat of Islam.

In another online post, Breivik writes about the conflict in the Britain between the English Defence League (EDL) and the British National Party.

He claims also to have made contact with the EDL and another far-right organisation, Stop the Islamification of Europe (SIOE).

He commented “I have on some occasions discussed with SIOE and EDL and recommended them to use conscious strategies.”

He wrote that the tactics of the EDL are “now to “entice” an overreaction from Jihad Youth / Extreme-Marxists something they have succeeded several times already. The reaction has been repeatedly shown on the news which has boosted EDLs ranks high. This has also benefited GDP. WinWin for both”

Both groups are known to organise via social media such as Facebook. One Facebook user who says he was once with the EDL also claimed that Brievik had been on his friend list.

In another post he states that the agenda of the “Norwegian cultural conservative movement over the next five years” should be the creation of the Norwegian EDL. He has also called for the formation of a “cultural Euro-Tea Party” referring to the grass-roots right wing organisation in the US supported by Sarah Palin.

Outside of politics Breivik, claims to be an avid reader of political books and named George Orwell, Franz Kafka and the American psychologist and philosopher, William James as his favourite author. He also cited on his Facebook page that Winston Churchill as one of his heroes and that he is a fan of classical music and film Max Manus: Man of War.

Brevik is also a keen body builder and, notably, is a member of an Oslo gun club, holding licenses for a rifle, shot gun and a Glock semi-automatic pistol.

He also became a member of Oslo’s masonic lodge and is seen in one recent picture posing in masonic clothing.

Gun ownership is not a controversial subject in Norwegian politics, primarily because of the large hunting fraternity and the number of shooting competitions held in the country.

Firearms in Norway are regulated by the Firearms Weapons Act and all gun owners must have the appropriate licences which are issued by the local police authority but only to applicants with no criminal record.

Although Norway has a large number of hunters, automatic weapons are banned as are powerful handguns.

There are also restrictions on how many guns and owner can possess. For recreational shooters, such as Breivik, only one gun is allowed in each calibre.

Breivik was also a fan of online gaming, with his favourites being Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 2 and World of Warcraft.

On the European World of Warcraft forums, players came together to discuss the shooting and try to make sense of Breivik’s alleged involvement.

Among the group is at least two who say they believe they knew the man and said he was down-to-earth and friendly.

In World of Warcraft, it appears that Breivik played as two characters: A high-level human “mage” and a low-level “Forsaken” “mage”, both under the alias “Conservatism”.

“This is just not happening,” a player who goes by the name Piltavla wrote. “This guy Anders been a great great friend of me, for three to four years now…”

“People can hide their dark sides…” wrote Piltavla. “You had this image of him never being able to harm a fly… he was a very calm and down to earth person,” he wrote. “I spent many nights speaking with him… It’s unbelievable that he’s done this. I feel sick that I ever knew him (to be honest)!”

“You had this image of him never being able to harm a fly… he was a very calm and down to earth person.”

Government records suggest that despite his management qualifications, his early attempts at business were a failure until he established Breivik Geofarm in eastern Norway for the cultivation of “vegetable, melons and tubers”.

The agriculture business would have given Breivik access to nitrogen-based fertiliser – one of the main ingredients of “fertiliser bombs” a device perfected by the IRA during The Troubles.

It also emerged that in the weeks leading up to the atrocity Breivik stockpiled six tons of fertiliser, enough even when refined, to make several devastating improvised explosive devices.

At some stage this year he moved to the small rural town of Rena in Amot, Hedmark county, 86 miles north east of Oslo where his agricultural business was based and where he is believed to have lived until launching Friday’s attacks.

His tirades are certain to be pored over – but so far they have not yielded an answer to one mystery.

Despite all of Breivik’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and his hatred of the multi-cultural society, there was no inkling of his deadly loathing of the Labour youth movement or of his victims – of whom many were like him, blond, blue eyed ethnic Norwegians.

‘Norway’s 9/11’: “When are the police coming to help us?!”


Teenagers on the Norwegian holiday island of Utoya had to ‘swim for their lives’ and hide in trees when the gunman fired indiscriminately at them

‘Norway’s 9/11’: At least 80 feared dead in double attack on Norwegian capital and holiday island

Daily Mail | Jul 23, 2011

By Paul Harris

In what was being described as ‘Norway’s 9/11’, more than 80 were feared dead yesterday in a co-ordinated double terror attack.

A massive car bomb ripped through the government district in Oslo killing seven.

Within two hours a man dressed as a police officer and armed with a pistol and hunting rifle struck on a nearby island, firing indiscriminately into a crowd of young people gathered for a political summer camp.

Although five were confirmed dead on the island of Utoya, an hour from the capital, there were reports that the toll there could rise to over 80. Bodies were said to be floating in the water.

Terrified youngsters had to swim for their lives before armed police were helicoptered on to the island.

They shot and wounded the killer before capturing him. They said he was ‘linked’ to the bombing.

Reports said he was ‘blond, 6ft and Nordic-looking’. An obscure Islamist group calling itself ‘The Helpers of the Global Jihad’ claimed responsibility for the attack, claiming it was in retaliation for the publication in Norway of controversial cartoons lampooning the prophet Mohammad.

It was also claimed that Norway’s involvement in the Afghan war could be a factor.
While emergency teams were still scrambling to treat and rescue bloodstained victims of the city centre blasts, the gunman dressed as a police officer landed by boat at Utoya, 50 miles north of the city, and started to shoot fleeing teenagers.

Some had to dive into freezing waters in a frantic bid to escape death. Up to 700 people aged between 15 and 25 were at a youth political camp on the tiny island with few places to hide when the shooting started.

Their terror was chronicled by a series of dramatic and increasingly desperate Tweets and messages, pleading for help and describing what was happening.

One hastily-typed Tweet said: ‘We are sitting down by the beach. A man is shooting clothed in a police uniform. Help us! When are the police coming to help us!’

As Special Forces stormtroopers struggled to get on to the island, another message reported that a helicopter had come under fire when it tried to land.

The day of terror started shortly after 3.30pm local time in Oslo when a huge car bomb went off outside government offices. Casualties and witnesses said the huge blast ‘rocked the city’, leaving stunned survivors picking their way through glass and debris.

TV pictures showed victims covered in blood and massive damage along once busy streets. Injuries would certainly have been higher had it not been a public holiday yesterday – but last night the casualty list was still growing by the hour as hospitals battled to cope.

Moments after the blast the charred wreckage of a car could be seen outside one government building and there were reports of another blast and that the oil ministry building was also on fire.

The 20-storey government headquarters appeared to have lost almost every window in the bombing and security officials raced to evacuate the area for fear a secondary device may have been planted.

Much of Oslo was locked down with trains and other transport links closed. Large parts of the centre were evacuated.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg gave a TV interview in which he described the situation as ‘very serious’ – and revealed that police had told him not to say where he was speaking from. Earlier there were suggestions he had been due to visit the political camp on Utoya. Ole Tommy Pedersen was at a bus stop close to the government offices when the bomb exploded. He said: ‘I saw three or four injured people being carried out of the building a few minutes later.’

The windows of the offices of the popular Norwegian tabloid newspaper VG were also blown out by the blast and another witness, Ingunn Andersen told of people ‘covered with blood and lying in the street … glass everywhere … total chaos.’

One shocked Twitter user called finansakrobat likened the scene to the 2001 Twin Towers attacks in America and added: ‘The political centre of Oslo just exploded. I should have been standing in front of the blast. Just chance that I was late. I should be dead.’

Oistein Mjarum, of the Norwegian Red Cross, told how the blast was heard across the city and added: ‘This is a very busy area on Friday afternoon and there were a lot of people in the streets.

There were many people working in these buildings that are now burning so we fear the worst.

‘We have never had a terrorist attack like this in Norway – if  that’s what it is – but of course this has been a great fear for all  Norwegians when they have seen what has been happening around the world.’

Britain quickly condemned the ‘horrific’ attacks.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said: ‘I send my deepest condolences to all those who have lost relatives or been injured in today’s horrific bomb blast in Oslo.

‘Our Embassy stands ready to provide assistance to any British nationals who may have been caught up in the attack.’

Knights Templar 2083 Movie by Anders Behring Breivik

Knights Templar 2083: Movie by Anders Behring Breivik

Note: YouTube keeps deleting this video (under different titles) in an obvious attempt to destroy inconvenient evidence that Breivik is a member of the Knights Templar, and by extension, the Freemasons. Watch it while you can!

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YouTube video apparently shows Norway killer with gun

Reuters | Jul 23, 2011

OSLO (Reuters) – A video on the YouTube website promoting a fight against Islam apparently shows pictures of the man suspected of a gun and bomb attack in Norway, wearing a wetsuit and pointing an automatic weapon.

The pictures appear at the end of an approximately 12-minute video called “Knights Templar 2083.” The video was posted here. (above)

The pictures in the video also appeared on the now closed Facebook page of Anders Behring Breivik, detained after 85 people were gunned down at a youth camp and another 7 killed in a bomb attack on Friday.

A Norwegian discussion website, http://www.freak.no, also had a link to a 1,500-page book called “2083 – A European Declaration of Independence.”

It was not possible to verify who uploaded the video, which was posted on July 22 by an Andrew Berwick.

The 2083 book is also signed by an Andrew Berwick. The author says within the document that Andrew Berwick is an Anglicised version of Anders Breivik.

Anders Behring Breivik and Thomas Hamilton Freemason link

Anders Behring Breivik who has been arrested for yesterday’s Oslo bombing and Utøya massacre and Thomas Hamilton of the 1996 Dunblane massacre both had links to the secret sect of Freemasonry.

economicvoice.com | Jul 23, 2011

by Richard Henley Davis

Anders Behring Breivik who has been arrested for yesterday’s Oslo bombing and Utøya massacre and Thomas Hamilton of the 1996 Dunblane massacre both had links to the secret sect of Freemasonry.

Photographs showing Anders Behring Breivik in full masonic ceremonial attire have surfaced on the internet providing a possible link between himself and the Freemasons.

This will of course whet the appetites of many conspiracy theorists.

The Massacre at Utøya echoes the 1996 Dunblane  massacre where Thomas Hamilton murdered 16 children and one adult before turning the gun on himself, apart from the fact that Breivik was arrested.

But the similarities do not end there.

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Thomas Hamilton was also allegedly affiliated to the Freemasonic order but this affiliation has not been officially confirmed by the Grand Lodge of Scotland.

The revelation that the perpetrator of yesterday’s attack on a summer camp for children was a white, right wing extremist abruptly ends speculation that Muslim extremists were involved in the massacre.

Some say that the timing of the Utøya massacre and the car bombing in Oslo suggest that Breivik did not not act alone and this was a coordinated attack on the Norwegian people and evidence to connect the two events is slowly emerging.

But there are also unconfirmed reports suggesting Breivik was seen in the vicinity of the site of the Oslo bombing, which is 20 or so miles away from Utøya, just prior to the explosions.

There is also an investigation by Norwegian police into a possible second gunman opening fire at the Island massacre at which 84 were killed.

It would be foolish to envisage a coincidental element in the horrors of yesterday’s two geographically separated events and therefore a full investigation into any Freemasonry involvement in the terrorist attacks should be undertaken by the Norwegian authorities with someone who has no links to the Freemasons heading the investigation. If only to silence the conspiracy theorists, remember the allegations of murder, smoke and mirrors over the death of Diana?