Anders Breivik 'Planned Car Bomb' for Obama

Nobel Peace Prize ceremony was his target

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 1, 2012 3:23 PM CDT

(Newser) Killing 77 innocent people apparently wasn't enough for Anders Behring Breivik. The Norwegian far-right extremist also planned to car bomb President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony back in 2009, the Telegraph reports. Breivik admitted to police that it would have been a symbolic attack—security was too tight to reach the president—but the explosion would have sent his anti-Islamic message to millions around the world. For now, his goals seem less lofty: just show up for trial starting April 16. (See more Breivik news here.)

Anders Behring Breivik arrives for a detention hearing at a court in Oslo, Norway, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.
Anders Behring Breivik arrives for a detention hearing at a court in Oslo, Norway, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/Lise Aserud, Scanpix Norway)
This is a  Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 file photo shows Anders Behring Breivik as he arrives for a detention hearing at a court in Oslo, Norway.
This is a Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 file photo shows Anders Behring Breivik as he arrives for a detention hearing at a court in Oslo, Norway.   (AP Photo/Heiko Junge, Scanpix Norway, File)
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