But first, Ilya Meyer on Facebook:
“The Swedish government’s crimes against humanity are receiving increasing media attention. Good. Because this wonderful country can no longer afford its disgraceful, morally corrupt leadership.
Foreign Minister Margot Wallström is the central architect behind self-styled “humanitarian superpower” Sweden’s aid to and financial/diplomatic support for some of history’s worst violators of human rights.
Her support for these regimes is financed by quite simply taking money from Swedish pensioners and schoolchildren and diverting the funds to the likes of Pakistan, the Palestinian Authority, Algeria, Afghanistan et al.
And then she sends Swedish “peacekeeping troops” to combat Islamists in some of these very same war zones – thus feeding both the head and the tail of the ongoing carnage.
If ever there was an international figure who like the UN’s infamous Nazi Kurt Waldheim deserves to be tried in a court of law, it is Sweden’s Foreign Minister #MargotWallström.”
Sweden’s U.N. bid to nowhere
“Sweden is needed in the UN Security Council,” wrote Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom in an op-ed. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
“Sweden is needed in the UN Security Council because of our credibility on development issues and the work we do for human rights. Sweden speaks with integrity, without a hidden agenda, and therefore our presence on the Security Council can make a big difference for the good of the world.”
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom writes these words in a recently published op-ed as part of the Swedish bid for a temporary seat on the council during 2017 and 2018, going up against Italy and The Netherlands, the other two EU member states who have thrown their hats in the ring.
Since the inauguration of the Socialist alliance-government in 2014, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and his cabinet have worked furiously to establish themselves as world actors, acting out through foreign policy, but their methods have been seemingly random in nature, from the foreign minister starting a fight with Saudia Arabia over feminism and having to be bailed out by the King for condemning Israel for “extrajudicial executions” as it attempted to protect its citizens from terrorist killers.
The first action the Socialist government took, before even passing a comprehensive budget, was recognizing Palestine, becoming the first ever EU country to do so. Sweden has a long-standing relationship to the PA, and the Social Democratic party refers to Fatah as its “dear brothers” in several official texts and is currently handing them $180 million yearly in foreign aid, money that helps finance crimes against both their own and other people.