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Swedish press suggests saying "final no" to NATO

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Sweden's national security is under threat, and the government is doing everything to make the situation even more unstable. Anders Björnsson came to this conclusion in an article for the Swedish edition of Sydöstran.


Sweden does not have a strong army to resist Russia, the author writes. However, instead of pursuing a balanced and smart foreign policy, the Swedish leadership is doing everything possible to make the situation even more unstable by arranging provocations against Russia and making Sweden a likely target of attack.

The main mistake of the Swedish government, Bjornsson notes, is the deepening of cooperation with NATO, which, in his opinion, does not care at all about maintaining the country's independence.

The government is deepening military cooperation with Russia's main adversary, whose intentions go far beyond concern for Swedish independence. It allows foreign states to conduct exercises on our territory, preparing for future operations that may well run counter to the interests of our country.

- the author writes.

He emphasizes that Sweden adheres to a neutral status and does not enter into a military alliance with NATO. However, deepening ties with the alliance increases the risk that the country will fall prey to an attack directed at other targets. At the same time, Russia is not seen in the desire to attack Sweden and make her his puppet.

NATO membership will only worsen the situation, it is time to say "final no" to the alliance and to reassure its closest neighbors that Sweden has no intention of allowing other states or NATO to host bases with us or assist in attacks on a third party. Sweden must continue to be neutral, Björnsson sums up.
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  1. Revolver
    Revolver 18 January 2021 11: 00
    +14
    Yes, Chaim, you either take off the cross, or put on your pants. Better to do both, and stay neutral.
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 18 January 2021 11: 16
      +2
      After the Battle of Poltava, the captured Swedes took part in the construction of Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg. And after its construction, every Saturday they washed and cleaned it, moreover, they did their job very efficiently. I think these free services will come in handy today. smile
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 18 January 2021 11: 31
        0
        Quote: Thrall
        I think these free services will come in handy today.

        Undoubtedly yes
        We also have a lot of roads requiring repair. smile
        1. Garris199
          Garris199 18 January 2021 17: 57
          0
          Isn't it easier to do something yourself? The Swedes seem to have handled the roads and stuff on their own.
          1. Lipchanin
            Lipchanin 18 January 2021 18: 08
            -1
            So it is with us in a separate region, and Sweden is about the size of the region, you can also do it if you throw all your strength on it.
            How many kilometers of roads do they have and how many we have
            1. Garris199
              Garris199 19 January 2021 03: 27
              0
              We have about 2,3 times more kilometers of roads, and the population is almost 15 times larger than the Swedish. In the Central Federal District, which is more than Sweden both in terms of territory and population, there will already be fewer Swedish roads. It could be overpowered.
      2. Guru
        Guru 18 January 2021 13: 01
        +7
        Thrall More details here; laughing
    2. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke 18 January 2021 19: 33
      0
      Quote: Nagan
      Yes, Chaim, you either take off the cross, or put on your pants. Better to do both, and stay neutral.

      Yes, he does not need to take off or put on anything - he thinks correctly and correctly expounds. hi
  2. Alexey Sommer
    Alexey Sommer 18 January 2021 11: 00
    +19
    Sweden has become one of the richest countries precisely because of its neutrality.
    It seems to me unreasonable to change the welfare, for the so-called "protection" of the United States.
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 18 January 2021 11: 11
      +5
      Quote: Alexey Sommer
      it seems unreasonable to change wealth, for the so-called ...
      , and it also seems to me completely unreasonable to give up my independent position in my internal affairs, not to mention foreign policy: after all, my uncle will quickly forget about how sweetly he laid, it will be very uncomfortable to sleep
      1. voronin
        voronin 18 January 2021 13: 42
        +19
        Quote: Pete Mitchell
        uncle, after all, will quickly forget about how sweetly he laid, it will be very uncomfortable to sleep

        The main thing is to promise the uncle ... And it would be better if everything will be at the expense of the receiving party.
    2. Cowbra
      Cowbra 18 January 2021 11: 16
      +3
      ... especially considering that they have officially declared that they are not going to defend NATO countries at all - specifically the Baltic states. in spite of any articles of the charter. With what fright they will climb to fight for Sweden, which is not even included in NATO? Pashinyan already thought so, he liked it, yes ...
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 18 January 2021 11: 36
        -1
        Quote: Cowbra
        Pashinyan already thought so, he liked it, yes ...

        And sabakashvili thought so too yes
    3. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 18 January 2021 11: 35
      -1
      Quote: Alexey Sommer
      to the so-called "defense" of the United States.

      And from whom the protection is not clear.
      We don't even have a common border.
      There will be no nato bases there, we have nothing to do there
    4. Semenov
      Semenov 18 January 2021 12: 36
      +19
      Quote: Alexey Sommer
      it is not reasonable to change the welfare, for the so-called "protection" of the United States

      Right. What adequate protection can be built, being close to the "threat" and having a "roof" overseas? fool
    5. English tarantas
      English tarantas 19 January 2021 04: 59
      0
      Thanks to one-sided neutrality, there is only a sign of neutrality, there is trade with the belligerent countries, and resources and weapons, volunteers, the deployment of military forces on its territory and other dirty tricks. Here, in his years, the accursed Stalin did not reach the Swedish village, but it would be nice to remind where they should come from on a hat.
  3. Magic archer
    Magic archer 18 January 2021 11: 05
    +2
    The Swedes have their own fifth column. And it is quite clear in whose interests they work. Either they are looking for Russian submarines, or articles about Russian plans of attack and capture appear in the press regularly. Moreover, this activity has been going on for a very long time. They really want to see Sweden in the alliance, sooo
    1. halpat
      halpat 18 January 2021 13: 23
      +1
      ... Russian submarines are looking for ...

      do not touch this sacred cow of the Swedish military and defense industry.
      if you do not periodically detect Russian submarines, that is, do not throw a tantrum for reasons sucked out of your finger, then the remnants of the Swedish army will not be needed. And what about the military factories? Highly skilled workers on the street or what?
      The rest was already sold to the Chinese (Volvo, for example) or the Americans (Husqvarna, for example). One rotten herring remained as a national pride.
      And by the way, as a strategic defense tool smile

      no adversary can stand this delicacy.
      he is not even allowed on the plane with him (if the can suddenly burst, then count the cranks).
      1. ioan-e
        ioan-e 18 January 2021 13: 39
        0
        Quote: Halpat
        And what about the military factories? Highly skilled workers on the street or what?

        And let Chubais answer this question, personally I am only for if the redhead not only shares this experience with them, but also leads the process of removing those who have not entered the market!
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 18 January 2021 11: 06
    +3
    Swedish press suggests saying "final no" to NATO

    ABOUT!!! This is definitely paid for by the "bloody mordor"!
    Although, if you think about it, to rewind the story, to some significant events ... maybe they just REMEMBERED how it will covet someone else's and get a full response?
    1. cniza
      cniza 18 January 2021 11: 28
      +3
      This is the eye of one crying in the desert, no one will hear it, unfortunately ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 18 January 2021 11: 52
        +1
        One voice, another, a third ... you see, there’s a reasonable bunch!
        Let's see, life does not stand still, much in the world is changing.
        1. cniza
          cniza 18 January 2021 11: 53
          +2
          I really want to believe in it, and so soon we will see where they will be carried ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 18 January 2021 12: 00
            +1
            That's right, we'll see.
            1. cniza
              cniza 18 January 2021 12: 04
              +2
              There the minke whales are working, trying to persuade them, the position is already very advantageous ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 18 January 2021 12: 22
                +1
                So let's see what is more dear to them ... "affectionate" pat on the cheek, "big brother" or their own skin, all the same, closer to the body?
                There is always a choice ... do not repeat the mistakes of others.
                1. cniza
                  cniza 18 January 2021 12: 32
                  +2
                  Unfortunately, politicians choose, not looking too much at the people ...
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 18 January 2021 12: 57
                    +1
                    Quote: cniza
                    Unfortunately, politicians choose, not looking too much at the people ...

                    Everyone has the same BYADA!
  5. Flooding
    Flooding 18 January 2021 11: 16
    +4
    Sydöstran is a Swedish local morning newspaper whose editors identify themselves as Social Democrats. The publication was founded in 1903, the circulation today is 11 copies.
    Information taken from Inosmi.ru

    Alas, such an article is unlikely to get into the first echelon printed publications.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 18 January 2021 11: 42
      +1
      Quote: Flood
      Sydöstran is a Swedish local morning newspaper whose editors identify themselves as Social Democrats. The publication was founded in 1903, the circulation today is 11 copies.
      Information taken from Inosmi.ru

      And let's see. Newspapers are now published in electronic form. The circulation on paper is some kind of anachronism ...
      You need to watch the reaction.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 January 2021 11: 16
    +3
    Well, at least reasonable thoughts from Swedish sources began to sound. And then the threat, threat, threat is natural from Russia, which means getting closer to NATO, increasing the military budget. You are not touched, so rejoice and live for your pleasure. Close "friendship" with the United States, and even against Russia, did not bring anyone anything good.
  7. cniza
    cniza 18 January 2021 11: 27
    +3
    NATO membership will only worsen the situation, it is time to say "final no" to the alliance and to reassure its closest neighbors that Sweden has no intention of allowing other states or NATO to host bases with us or assist in attacks on a third party. Sweden must continue to be neutral, Björnsson sums up.


    A very reasonable approach, but will it be implemented ...
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 18 January 2021 11: 37
      -1
      Quote: cniza
      but will it be implemented ...

      We'll see ... winked
      1. cniza
        cniza 18 January 2021 11: 50
        +2
        Yes, the choice is not great, we'll see.
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 18 January 2021 12: 00
          0
          Quote: cniza
          the choice is not great

          If they get it at all
          1. cniza
            cniza 18 January 2021 12: 06
            +2
            The United States is ramming them now not childishly, they can surrender ...
  8. taiga2018
    taiga2018 18 January 2021 11: 44
    +2
    Well done! The stigma "Kremlin agent" counts you yourself burned it on your forehead ...
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 18 January 2021 12: 03
      0
      Quote: taiga2018
      Well done! The stigma "Kremlin agent" counts you yourself burned it on your forehead ...

      Who are you talking about?
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 18 January 2021 12: 11
    0
    Sweden must continue to be neutral, Björnsson sums up.

    Who will ask the Swedes? There, too, a massive brainwashing is beginning, where the idea is being discussed that only NATO is the guarantor of security. I would put 70 percent that Sweden will join NATO in the next 10 years.
  10. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 18 January 2021 12: 32
    +1
    Sweden doesn't have a strong army to counter Russia


    Look at yourself, who the hell are you leaning on? Who needs you?
    Russia broke up the Swedes several centuries ago. And they don't need more.

    The baffles are bad.

    It would be better to deal with their problems first.
  11. iouris
    iouris 18 January 2021 13: 13
    0
    Well, I have always said that NATO is the United States, and Sweden is NATO. Here is the confirmation.
  12. zwlad
    zwlad 18 January 2021 13: 21
    0
    Why is Sweden alarmed, not the first note on VO.
    1. Vladimir61
      Vladimir61 18 January 2021 14: 14
      0
      Quote: zwlad
      Why is Sweden then alarmed

      Yes, it was not Sweden that was alarmed, but those who need to throw yeast into non-existent problems.
  13. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 18 January 2021 14: 12
    0
    What does Russia care about this Sweden? Observe neutrality, eat your stinking surstroemming and you will live in peace and prosperity.
  14. Growlers
    Growlers 18 January 2021 14: 41
    +2
    They can offer anything they want, as the American president (or even the ambassador) says so and will
  15. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 18 January 2021 15: 20
    0
    Quote: Thrall
    After the Battle of Poltava, the captured Swedes took part in the construction of Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg. And after its construction, every Saturday they washed and cleaned it, moreover, they did their job very efficiently. I think these free services will come in handy today. smile

    The Demidovs had a lot of them in the Urals, and they chose only handy ones. laughing
  16. faterdom
    faterdom 18 January 2021 18: 50
    0
    Quote: Thrall
    After the Battle of Poltava, the captured Swedes took part in the construction of Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg. And after its construction, every Saturday they washed and cleaned it, moreover, they did their job very efficiently. I think these free services will come in handy today. smile

    We need to write to them that the ring road still needs to be completed, all sorts of interchanges, VSD with access to the "Cola", it will be possible to wash not only on Saturdays, but also on Sundays. Let them take detergents with them right away, cleaning machines again, the same Volvo can do it when it wants.
  17. Voltsky
    Voltsky 18 January 2021 18: 52
    0
    The government is deepening military cooperation with Russia's main adversary, whose intentions go far beyond concern for Swedish independence.

    well, whoever dines on a girl dances her; no, well, of course I understand that naive Swedish taxpayers think that they are exactly the same; yeah right now :)
  18. Jaromir
    Jaromir 19 January 2021 01: 20
    +11
    NATO membership will only worsen the situation, it is time to say "final no" to the alliance and to reassure its closest neighbors that Sweden has no intention of allowing other states or NATO to host bases with us or assist in attacks on a third party.

    Sweden, as a member of the EU, is obliged in case of war to come to the aid of those countries from the European Union that are members of NATO. Consequently, for complete neutrality, Sweden must leave the European Union. yes
  19. sergeymixaandreev
    sergeymixaandreev 20 January 2021 12: 27
    0
    Anders Björnsson is a smart man and the most important thing is that he is absolutely right about Russia, we are not going to attack anyone, but if "someone comes to us with a sword from the sword and dies"