Plunging into the latest Wikileaks release, the painfully obvious Swedish subservience toward the Great Powers constitute severe grounds for critical review. The fact that former Social Democrat party leader, Mona Sahlin, and Urban Ahlin (member of the party board of the Social Democratic Party and its spokesperson on foreign policy issues) have held secret gatherings with American diplomats, whose resumées have ‘CIA official’ written all over them, might not be that surprising to an initiated intelligence person, but to the everyday Swede; it’s sensational.
The Social Democratic party board of Sweden has asked the American Embassy for assistance having slipped well behind in the polls preceding the upcoming general election, according to the WikiLeaks’ published document from 2009. Sweden’s largest daily newspaper, Aftonbladet, states:
According to the intelligence report, the Social Democrats were begging for American assistance in recovering from the lousy polls.
Bluntly speaking, this means that Mona Sahlin and Urban Ahlin wanted CIA to help the Social Democrats in winning the 2010 election.
Another extraordinary event in the Assange-report describes Foreign Affairs’, Urban Ahlin meeting with US Embassy Charge d’Affaires. The latter also happens to moonlight at Langley’s pride #1. Ahlin proclaims that he belongs to the Right Wing of the social party, especially pertinent to Foreign Affairs and National Security, as well as, his personal attitude toward the United States.
This is by no means the first time Swedish politicians plead for help from obscure organizations such as CIA, KGB and various Swedish intelligence sections among others. The quest for obtaining political power seems to stop at nothing. In our neighboring country, Finland, KGB officials have historically been nicknamed “house-Russians”. All prominent politicians have “earned” their own personal contact, according to confidential KGB-reports. Scandinavian countries were no exception, of course. In the 1970’s, the famous Social Democrat party leader, Olof Palme had his “private” KGB-official, named Nikolaj Neijlands. These were times when Swedish neutrality and sovereignty were only skin deep. Particularly concerning Foreign Affairs and National Security. The same attitude was naturally held throughout the Cold War, which, sadly, still seems to be Swedish contemporary demeanor.
The content of Assange’s latest package-deal (of Swedish relevance) is among the most contemporary and sensational material I have come across in a long time. I have spent far too many hours, days and weeks digging profoundly in Swedish Security Service’s classified archives, but most of the available material strikes me as prehistoric remnants in comparison.
The fact that Swedish Social Democrats, and perhaps also the bourgeois Alliance at power, consult the U. S. Embassy in discussing prominent matters of Foreign Affairs and National Security is “nothing out of the ordinary”, according to an initiated government official and former State Secretary of Sweden, Sven Hirdman. However, former Minister for Justice, Minister of Defence and Speaker of the Swedish Parliament, Thage G Peterson, has a different standpoint as he proclaims in Sweden’s 2nd largest Daily Newspaper, Expressen:
When pleading for U.S. aid in improving election polls, something is seriously up the wall. Swedish Social Democrats are in great need of a white paper concerning the revealed disclosed U.S. affairs.
One could argue that Urban Ahlin’s interactions could be classified as espionage, specifically the lowest ‘rank’ in spy-classification called a “trustworthy contact”. Interestingly, both Olof Palme and Pierre Schori (Secretary General of Sweden’s foreign ministry 1982–91 and later Deputy Foreign Minister) were accused of being trustworthy contacts in the 1980’s. Abruptly losing the resemblance, however, as the stakeholder then was the KGB.
In conclusion, the recent Wikileaks material published is perhaps the most incriminating since Prime Minister, Thage Erlander’s intimate conversations with U.S. President, Harry S Truman, in April 1952. A landmark in Swedish history most likely resulting in a Soviet MIG-15 gunning down a Swedish Intelligence DC-3 into the Baltic Sea, in June 1952.