How the Carl Bildt government converted a proud nation into a subservient US-puppet, and put Swedish national security at risk

Sadly, the proud times of  a neutral and self-respected Sweden are gone. Gone when the dignified and cherished  PM Olof Palme was assassinated after a hate-campaign led by Carl Bildt’s party and the right-wing media which represents their interests.  But in recent years the subservience to a foreign power by Swedish politicians has gone not only way beyond the limits of decency. It has put the national security of the country at severe risk, and the destiny of all Swedes at stake. The Russian-phobic declarations of Minister Carl Bildt are not the only, or the most serious provocations that could represent “casus belli”; the activities of FRA (a cyber-espionage agency apparatus established at the request of US) targeting Russian leaders on behalf of US Intelligence can be viewed as an act of war, according to Prof. Wilhelm Agrell, a Swedish expert.

 

By Prof. Marcello Ferrada de Noli, Savona, 26 March 2014

I

ONLY FACTS:

JAThere are countless events that illustrate the subservience towards the political and financial elites of superpower USA, from the part of the Swedish government – mainly represented by Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.

I started to be aware of this phenomenon some years ago,  when analyzing the active collaboration of the Swedish government in the USA/NATO occupation of Afghanistan. About the same time, by 2008, discussions on the surveillance legislation put forward by the Swedish government – which as it was known relatively recently was in fact a request from the US administration  – evidenced that the primary goal was not to fight “terrorism”. One aim was the blunt spying on Swedish citizens on behalf of the US agencies. That was a decision illegally taken without the consent, or even knowledge, of the Swedish Parliament. WikiLeaks denounced this, and for which has never been forgiven-either-forgotten by the No 1 exposed Swedish politician, Mr Carl Bildt,  later denounced as an old-time US informer. cuttinginpro3-12As a matter of fact, and exactly as we had put forward during the 2008 debate, it was later demonstrated (2013) that the FRA-legislation was a direct request by the US government to Sweden, which the politicians at the Swedish government docilely complied, and again lying to the Swedish people.

Further, when analyzing the diathesis of the  Swedish case against WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, the puppet-panorama emerged in nakedness.  That the “Assange prosecution-case” might have simply been a request from the US government is not any longer an assumption. Moreover, the facts, confirmed by the Snowden documents, demonstrate that Sweden was the ONLY government that complied with the US government request of August 2010, and directed to all countries with occupation forces in Afghanistan [See “Was the reopening of the Sweden case, part of the US request to prosecute Assange by any means?“].tolgfors-nato_svd15jan121

Later in 2012, The Swedish Defence minister Sten Tolgfors (party colleague of Carl Bildt and PM Reindfeldt at the right-wing Moderates, heading the US-puppet coalition government) authored an op-ed in SvD where he advocated, expressly on behalf of the US government, on how “necessary” is that the rest of EU leaders also comply with US requests of enhancing military budget for their common operations. He went so far as declaring proudly in his appeal [Ref. b] to the EU-governments that:

“As NATO-partner country, Sweden demonstrated in Libya being more inter-operative and capable than many NATO countries” (Sweden’s Def. Min.)

 

II

 The anti-Russian provocations of Sweden could be considered an act of war

The anti-Russia provocations are not only contained in the xenophobic declarations of Carl Bildt [See for instance “A Swedish Extremist Right-wing “Diplomacy”? Or Bildt’s Support To Ukraine Nationalists?“]. In December 2013 it became known that FRA (the Swedish version of NSA; in fact, working for NSA) has been a conspicuous active part of Quantum. Quantum is “an American system for data penetration which is very much advanced. If used offensive against another country it can be considered as an act of war by the country-target”. This is the main content of a warning issued by Sweden most respected Conflict-science scholar, Prof.  Wilhelm Agrell.

In the context, it was also revealed that Sweden is the outpost for the surveillance of Russia on US behalf. FRA even spy on Russian leaders. The images below are from a NSA document dated 8 April 2013, from the Edward Snowden collection.

FRA & NSA1

FRA2

Prof. Agrell declared to the Swedish TV:

“Cyber ​​warfare, if it is directed against vital infrastructure in another country, can certainly be tantamount to an armed attack. Naturally, we are not there now, but (this type of) hacking is not a triviality at all.”

 

All these provocations at the same time that the military capability to contest to an eventual retaliation from the offended country (Russia in this case) is quite precarious. In fact, Swedish Armed Forced Commander has declared that Sweden would not be able to last more than one week in combat.

one week stand

III

And what was FRA supposed to be, “really”, according to the version given by Carl Bildt?

 

“According to Carl Bildt, FRA is a ‘protection of freedom at the Internet’ “

AnneRamberg-Bildt

IV

Behind Sweden’s Intelligence apparatuses

During 2012-2013, exposures after exposures originated in international sources such as WikiLeaks and other media outlets (nor Swedish media reports) revealed the extent of the secret cooperation between the US Intelligence apparatus and the Swedish government. Collaboration that in many instances the Swedish government kept secret even towards the Swedish Parliament [See “Who is behind the “people’s Intelligence apparatus”? On the Swedish collaboration with US spying“]. This collaboration, said to fight terrorism, became exposed as a systematic surveillance of all Swedes at the request of US agencies.

 

bea-ask English translate.google.se screen capture 2012-12-28-14-59-52

V

The Cultural subservience

“Welcome to little USA, Mr President”

 

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And when President Obama, in a visit to Sweden that “was never meant to exists” (it was in fact a forced stopover in Sweden decided by the US administration “at last-minute”, as an alternative-stopover after Russia’s has given asylum to Edward Snowden), the subservience of the Swedish political and cultural elites crossed all border of decency and self-respect. While the hypocritical Royal house (“Royalty” discussed in an upcoming column in Professors blogg) posted a coloured immigrant as “Royal guard” just for the show off President Obama [see picture above], the main morning paper DN headed in a full first page: “Welcome to little USA, Mr President”!

Welcome to Little USA

But not enough with the tasteless subservience, the images at he front page of the supposedly most serious Swedish paper had a full display of the American hamburger, the American flag, the American football, and the American Hollywood, all portrayed at the same height of Sweden‘s PM Reindfeldt.

DN frontpage 4 Sept 2013 s

VI

Carl Bildt turn the back to EU to protect US spying interests

Recently, when the Snowden documents revealed that NSA conducts spying on the offices of the EU governments – and even listens to their telephones – almost all EU-leaders reacted with indignation. But of course NOT Sweden. The Swedish government did not even commented voluntarily on the issue. Carl Bildt, predictably, defended in vague terms the need of governments to conduct intelligence & surveillance as a normal procedure. However, when the time for actual political decisions did arise, the Swedish government exposed its complete subservience towards the US – and turned its back to Europe –  when opposed the inclusion of the NSA spying of EU governments in the agenda for upcoming US-EU discussions on trade.

VII

The extent of a geopolitical subservience

Some weeks ago, at the very same time the right-wing conservative SvD published politician Claes Bogström’s new utterances in support of the Swedish prosecutor authority [1] in reference to the Swedish case versus the WIkiLeaks founder Julian Assange case , Sweden’s Parliament (Riksdagen) was holding its yearly debate-session on “Swedish” foreign policy. Main actors in this nationwide-broadcasted debate were the Foreign minister of Sweden Carl Bildt (previously exposed by WikiLeaks as “USA informer”), and Urban Ahlin, a right-wing spokesperson in foreign affairs of the main “opposition” party, the social democrats, and party comrade of Bogström & Bodström. Urban Ahlin has also been exposed in the WikiLeaks Diplomatic Cables as a conspicuously visitor of the US Embassy in Stockholm. [2]

To give an idea of the extent of Sweden’s geopolitical servitude, it will be enough to mention that even the staunchest pro-US newspaper in the Swedish MSM, right-wing conservative SvD, run on the 19 of February 2014 an article with the headline:

USa dominerar riksdagen“USA dominates parliament’s distorted worldview”

The article, [3] published the day after of the afore mentioned debate, ensued with statistics showing the thematic distribution of partisan interventions on foreign policy done in the Parliament during the last decade. But it was not clear difference among the Swedish parties. This is the country were even the former feminist Communist Party, which changed the name to “Vänster” (means “Left”), voted for Carl Bildt’s proposition of sending jet fighters to Libya, and most recently, announced its support for the Swedish participation with troops in the military occupation of Mali.

One important aspect in this “deformity” consisting in, according to Anna Jardfelt (CEO of the Swedish Foreign Policy Institute), that Sweden is taking part militarily, with troops, in regions of the world that are not in the political priorities of Sweden.[4]This military participation of Sweden, said of being implemented in the frame of EU-cooperation, it basically corresponds to operations of NATO-design and under US operative command.

Paradoxically, “Neutral” Sweden has revealed itself in the last years being the closest collaborationist European country of the Bush and Obama government – way closer than Scandinavian countries with full membership in NATO. After the Edward Snowden exposures, Sweden has been referred in the international media as to “the Sixth Eye” of the SIGINT alliance under US command.

References

[b] Sten Tolgfors, “Europa måste bidra mer militärt”, Svenska Dagbladet 15 Jan 2012

[1]Claes Bogström. “Därför är ett förhör i England otillräckligt”. SvD, 19 Feb 2014.

[2]The “shadow foreign-affairs minister” Urban Ahlin has also been disclosed in the Wikileaks diplomatic cables. Swedish paper Expressen published at that occasion the article  “Wiklieaks discloses: Ahlin wanted to sell the (Afghanistan) war to the Swedish people in this way“. Namely, Urban Ahlin had asked at a meeting in the US Embassy in Stockholm, that US should send to Sweden a local politician from Afghanistan in order to tell the Swedes “affective-impacting” stories. This would further increase the support from the Swedish people towards the military occupation, reasoned Ahlin. Urban Ahlin has of course tried to deny that such conversations had occurred and dismissed it as “Wikileaks’ lies”. Nothing happens afterwards; he was not further questioned by any Swedish journalist and he is still Sweden’s “shadow foreign-affairs minister”.

[3] “USA dominerar skev världsbild i riksdagen”, SvD, 19 Feb 2014.

[4]Id. Excerpt: “Det finns också en säkerhetspolitisk dimension av den skeva fokuseringen, påpekar Anna Jardfelt, Utrikespolitiska institutets direktör.– Flera av de konfliktländer där Sverige deltagit med trupper inom ramen för EU-samarbetet är inte så politiskt prioriterade, enligt undersökningen. I och med EU-medlemskapet borde det bli ännu viktigare för Sverige att diskutera situationen i fler länder än bara de som vi traditionellt fokuserat på. För i och med EU-medlemskapet blir Sverige än mer direkt engagerat särskilt i Mellanöstern och Afrika, säger Anna Jardfelt.”

 

3 thoughts on “How the Carl Bildt government converted a proud nation into a subservient US-puppet, and put Swedish national security at risk

  1. It’s shocking, indeed, that fascists have come into a European government, with the encouragement of US and Western European leaders. (If radical leftists had been the fighting vanguard in the maidan, Yanukovych would have been America’s “democratic” hero.) They’re ideological heirs of Stepan Bandera, a Nazi collaborator whose organization idea of “nationalism” was circulating pamphlets telling Jews: “We will lay your heads at Hitler’s feet.”Nothing “neo” about it. Unfortunately, the mythologization of Bandera and his “nationalist” ideology has been a systematic effort by poet-Soviet Ukrainian governments, making western Ukraine fertile ground for these guys.

    Consider the stunning turn of events we have just witnessed: “the ascension of a genuinely fascist mass movement into the corridors of power” in a European country for the first time since WWII. Ukraine now has a government that is, as Eric Draitser puts it, “essentially a collaboration between pro-EU liberals and right wing ultra-nationalists.” Might we interrupt the rejoicing over the rebirth of democracy in Ukraine to ask: Have the US and European governments given a thought to how their embrace of a government including Svoboda and Right Sector in Ukraine implicitly legitimizes and emboldens the far-right and neo-Nazi movements in Britain, and France, and Sweden, et. al.? Because those movements have.
    The Swedish Neo-Nazis ‘Volunteers’ of Kiev – The Daily Beast

    See detailed analysis of Ukraine events at: Charge of the Right Brigade: Ukraine and the Dynamics of Capitalist Insurrection
    Charge of the Right Brigade: Ukraine and the Dynamics of Capitalist Insurrection

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  3. Thank you very much for this site and your viewpoint. I am Danish and lived and worked for 45 years in Africa and Asia and only came back to DK 1 1/2 years ago… lovely to be home, but for the Danish Foreign Policy. And I was shocked over Sweden’s Carl Bildt. Seems he has been totally brainwashed by the USA, maybe he should emigrate and take up US citizenship. He is not good for Sweden or Norden or EU.

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