According to RIANovosti
, Breivik wanted to kill Obama in protest of the Nobel Peace Prize itself, which Breivik believes is "traditionally awarded to people of leftist views."
Breivik told the police the attack would be largely symbolic as security would have been too tight for him to get close enough to President Obama, The Telegraph
But for the man who describes himself as a "European anti-marxist, it was more about getting his anti-Islamic message across. Hundreds of millions of people were watching this ceremony on television, so according to Breivik, there was no better way to get everyone's attention, and promote his message.
Breivik told police he considered disguising himself as a police officer, much like he had during his murderous rampage in Norway in July, 2011, Norway's Dagbladet newspaper reports. He would then proceed to kill Obama by blowing up a car filled with explosives, which is again very reminiscent of what happened this past summer, but Breivik changed his mind as he deemed his plan "unfeasible."
According to Dagbladet newspaper, Breivik also believed that an attack at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony wouldn't kill enough "traitors."
Breivik has admitted to the July, 2011 attacks that killed 77 people, but did not plead guilty, according to RIA Novosti
. He believes his actions were a justified component in the fight against the globalization and advancement of Islam in Europe.
His trial is scheduled to begin April 16. He faces 21 years in prison, which is the maximum sentence in Norway.
As of right now, prosecutors still believe that Breivik is insane, and will argue that he should be committed to a mental institution. Breivik is insulted by this, and wants to be found guilty and sent to prison because he does not believe he is crazy, according to DigitalJournal.com
Breivik may get his wish if a second psychiatric report which was conducted in January and scheduled to be made public soon, concludes that Breivik was of sound mind and should be held responsible for his actions.