Sweden’s FOI publicly slandering WikiLeaks while in secret help building missile factory for Saudi Arabia dictatorship

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

FOI, the Swedish Defence Research Agency – subordinated to the Ministry of Defence of “Neutral” Sweden, is now reported of helping in complete secrecy – totally behind the Swedish public – the building of a missile factory on behalf of the notorious dictatorship Saudi Arabia. The breaking news emerges just few days after FOA ungrounded accused WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange of illegal actions against Sweden. Professors blogg asks, FOA, Who is in factviolating the Swedish laws?

By Marcello Ferrada-Noli

Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors (above), politician of the Moderate Party (right-wing conservative), most known for his vehement advocacy for a further military collaboration with the U.S., said now (18.00) in SvT:

“I cannot totally confirm the picture as given by the media today”.

Tolgfors has the supreme institutional command over FOI (the Swedish Defence Research Agency) agency which – as known in the latest news – established a fake company in order to implement the secret agreements with Saudi Arabia; The name of the company is Swedish Security Technology and Innovation, SSTI. In this way it could not be traced by the Swedish Parliament.

It is highest unlikely that the Intelligence services at disposal of Defence would not have alerted Tolgfors of the upcoming disclosure. In this scenario, it is likely that Tolgfors’ subordinate, FOI’s Vice Research Director Mike Winnerstig (below) had the assignment of sending a chauvinistic smoke courting to the public, by spuriously accusing Assange and WikiLeaks of non-existent criminal behaviours, such as blackmailing the Nation of Sweden.

This measure was one among the variety of articles and aired programs aiming to discredit WikiLeaks and presenting Sweden under an attack from “Sweden’s Number One Enemy” Julian Assange, as he has previously been named by the Swedish press. During a recent debate with Professors blogg and Expressen‘s editor-in-chief in Radio1, he dismissed any explanation pointing to a coordinated media campaign as nonsense. The tabloid Expressen has been signalled as a megaphone of the Moderate Party – or collaborating in hand –  as Julian Assange recently indicated.

The Swedish military collaboration with the Saudi Arabia dictatorship commenced under the previous social democratic government of the pro-Bush PM Göran Persson and his Justice Minister Thomas Bodström — the main partner in the firm Bordström & Borgström which instigated the reopening of a process against the WikiLeaks founder.The Swedish mainstream media – State or corporate owned –  will in these days give the impression that they, or the political establishment, is “reacting” to the disclosures. For instance, it is announced that the Green Party have reported Minister Tolgfors to the Parliament’s Constitutional Committee. It will not happen a thing. Professors bloggcan absolutely promise: Nothing it will happen at the end, unfortunately.Another way from the Swedish political establishment of faking a reaction is  calling for a modification of the current legislation on arms/weaponry export. With this they let people “understand” that in the agreements with Saudi Arabia dictatorship were nothing illegal, that the law permitted such things even if “one could think it would be inappropriate”. Such is the posture for example of Folkpartiet(a party of the government coalition), in declarations made today by chairman Björklund.According to TV News (19.00) The chairman of such Constitutional Committee has already declared that the above it will not be considered in any case before year 2013. This because their agenda is fully booked for this year!The King of Sweden recently bestowed Saudi Arabian dictator with a Swedish medal

In October 2011, the Swedish monarch bestowed his Saudi Arabia counterpart with a Swedish medal, the Wolf Bronze Award. This caused just a minor “storm bubble” in Sweden, almost unnoticed in the country but known abroad thanks to a reportage by the Local of 4 October 2011.

Previous developments:

This morning, the Radio Program Ekot – one of Sweden’s eldest – informed that the Swedish agency has been helping to plan such factory since 2007. That was a time in which the Swedish government, politicians, and the official press (read Swedish mainstream media) arduously agitated the “Neutrality” of Sweden.

In spite of the documentation gathered by Ekot, officlas at the FOI still denies. And PM Reinfeldt appeals to a “secrecy matter”, according to SvD.

Jan-Olof Lind, FOI’s General Director: “No. And I do not wish to comment on discussions that may or may not have occurred between Sweden and Saudi Arabia. These discussions are classified.” [1]

Anna Troberg, Sweden’s Pirate Party chairman comments “Sweden’s secret arms assistance is not an accident, it is a symptom” (“Sveriges hemliga vapenhjälp är ingen slump, den är ett symptom”).

The Swedish governmental initiative of military collaboration with the dictatorship of Saudi Arabia (cristalized in the construction of a misile and arms factory) was in fact implemented by the very same agency which few days ago – possibly in a “preventive strike” fearing cables revelations ? – accused in the State Television WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of, among other, blackmailing the entire nation of Sweden.
While the official representing FOI, the Swedish Defence Research Agency – subordinated to the Ministry of Defence of “Neutral” Sweden, slandered WikiLeaks in the Swedish Sate television SvT on the 29 of February, The said SvT accused the organization founded by Julian Assange of – According to WikiLeaks” – being organizing a campaign to discredit Sweden!

In fact, the WikiLeaks/Assange accusers are the ones that to the highest extent discredit Sweden by the assistance in weaponry and arms factory one of the worst dictatorships. Who is in fact violation Swedish legislation?


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