This is not just a stab at the US base in Gitmo, these radical Leftists who represent mainstream Swedish parties aim to have every single US base closed everywhere throughout the world, regardless of what that withdrawal would mean.
What goes unmentioned however is their stance towards similar bases held by Russia, China, Britain or France, apparently, their bases are ok, just the US bases are bad news. So Chavez can breath easy now since these Marxist Swedes are not looking to interfere with his relations with the Ruskies or Sudanese relations with the Chinese, just the Yanks. KGS
Straight from the leftist rubber room state called Sweden:
Sweden will ‘demand’ that the United States closes all foreign military bases if the red-green opposition wins power.The policy is contained is a joint document from the alliance of the Social Democratic, Green and Left parties. It states:“A red-green government will demand that the USA decommissions its nuclear weapons and military bases outside the country’s borders.”The policy document only mentions US bases, and does not call for Russia or EU allies France and Britain close bases outside their territory.The document does not mention what means Sweden might use to persuade the world’s most powerful country to give up its facilities abroad.Security analyst Fredrik Lindvall of the FOI defence research institute said any move by the Americans to close foreign bases would be destabilising in the Middle East and East Asia.“It would undeniably bring to the fore the need for countries like South Korea, Japan and Taiwan to have their own nuclear weapons. The need for offensive weapons would also become greater in the Middle East,” he said.