What wouldn’t they do to sell to the populace an increase in Swedish military spending. What wouldn’t they do to drag Sweden into NATO, in the last push to justify the alliance’s existence and to continue encircling Russia with more bases!
Truly, the ‘West can’t live without enemies; this is a part of its self-perception.’ Well said by Swedish peace researcher Jan Oberg: below is his video interview that makes perfect sense, unlike the rhetoric of his government.
‘In a few years Sweden may be engaged in a war with a “qualified opponent” after two centuries of peace, a senior Swedish commander has told soldiers in an internal brochure.’
By ‘qualified opponent’ this, not very qualified, Swedish general means – who do you think! – of course, Russia!
Incidentally, Russia’s military spending constitutes only 8% of NATO’s.
Russia’s military spending is 1/10th of the USA’s.
Silly question: who is the aggressor in this scenario?
On another note, Poland has volunteered to host new and additional US bases and arms on its territory. When asked why, Polish talking heads and officials say this is not directed against Russia, that Russia presently isn’t being thought of as a threat by Poland. This, in fact, is more of a protection against Germany (a fellow NATO member); additionally, this is done for economic, not political, reasons. Those naive enough to believe this bull’s crap in chef’s salad – raise your hands! Hmm… Don’t see any. Anyone? Anyone?!!