- it's still not terrorism. It's a random act of crazy killings.
Extremely, emphatically, wrong. Documents published by the suspect show that this attack, which he has been working towards for 9 years, was planned in excruciating detail, was specifically targeted against the Norwegian political establishments, was implemented with specific goals for changes in policy and society in mind, and was designed to accomplish these goals specifically by instilling fear in the minds of the general public. He considers himself a soldier, and explicitly considers terror his weapon of choice.
- If you would kill people who do this, they won't do it again.
There must surely be other, almost equally effective, ways to prevent a known perpetrator of a crime like this from "doing it again". His days of blending in are over. Additionally, martyrdom is a powerful force, (And also stated explicitly as an element in the suspects plan as an effective way to advance his cause) and while this guy can't do it again, those people that adopt him as their hero certainly can.
- Thanks for bringing up "150 kids" because if we can't boil it down to an argument about Nazi Germany or "the Children will Suffer" than truly we'll never be able to reach a conclusion. (Godwin's law.)
You're letting your rhetorical agenda run away with you again. I'm not here to argue for tighter security or surveillance "for the children", I personally specifically oppose those things. I'm just stating a fact: the youngest attendants at the Labour Youth camp were 14, the average age of the final list of victims is likely to be well under 20. I find "kids" to be a pretty accurate description of that group, and I assume that whether 150 of them were shot is not in debate. Again, I'm not debating, I was giving you a friendly (OK, not so friendly) suggestion to think before you post, because words can hurt and I'm sure that's not what you intended.