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By new puritan
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SWEDISH PM LOEFVEN SAYS SWEDEN IN SERIOUS SITUATION
SWEDISH PM LOEFVEN SAYS WON'T ACCEPT NEW POLITICAL SITUATION
SWEDISH PRIME MINISTER LOEFVEN CALLS FOR NEW ELECTION IN 2015
SWEDISH PM SAYS NEW ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MARCH 22
SWEDISH GOVT: WILL NEVER ALLOW SWEDEN DEMS TO DICTATE RULES
SWEDISH PM LOEFVEN WON'T SEEK ANY FURTHER TALKS WITH OPPOSITION
No surprises here to be honest. Really bizarre decision to freeze the Left Party out to begin with.
 
By Timbo
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This could actually pay off in his favour, although it's one hell of a gamble. Support for sverigedemokraterna is highly concentrated in the south-west, the rest of the country are mightily pissed off about the whole thing - Swedes generally take great pride in the dull, competent stability of their political system, so if the social dems can succeed in pinning this all on them, they may well come out of this swinging with a governable majority.
 
By Timbo
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For those interested in: a) reinforcing Swedish beauty stereotypes b) shameless objectification, I refer you to the minority leader of the Swedish government, Gustav Fridolin. Ding dong:

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By Timbo
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21 yr old neo-Nazi carries sword into school, kills a teacher and a teenage boy, seriously wounds two others. He even posed for photos on the way in, with students thinking it was part of a prank:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -shot.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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By Silkyman
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Russia's sabre rattling has them, erm, rattled, enough to do this.

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The Swedish government has decided to reintroduce military conscription - a move backed by the country's MPs.
The decision means that 4,000 men and women will be called up for service from 1 January 2018, a defence ministry spokeswoman told the BBC.

They will be selected from about 13,000 young people born in 1999, who will be asked to take psychological and physical tests, Marinette Radebo said.

Sweden, a neutral country, is worried about Russia's Baltic military drills.
By Silkyman
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So now we can add to the list of why we should ban all Syrian refugees.

We've already added 'because someone born in Kent attacked people' and now we have 'someone from Uzbekistan (a mere 1,500 miles from Syria) who has quite possibly lived in Sweden since 2005 when there was a large number of Uzbek refugees from an oppressive regime has now attacked people'

Seems legit. Send in the gunboats. And the tomahawks.
 
By Timbo
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In some of the more rural areas, they teach the kids about this stuff in school - not sure how formally this is structured, but the basic premise is 'if we're invaded, we all go into the woods, then once they've settled in the towns we come back at night and kill them all'.

They may be cuddly and metrosexual, but I wouldn't fuck with a hillbilly Swede in his regular hunting ground.
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By spoonman
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Timbo wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:14 pm
In some of the more rural areas, they teach the kids about this stuff in school - not sure how formally this is structured, but the basic premise is 'if we're invaded, we all go into the woods, then once they've settled in the towns we come back at night and kill them all'.

They may be cuddly and metrosexual, but I wouldn't fuck with a hillbilly Swede in his regular hunting ground.
Sounds a lot like the Swiss Redoubt plan during World War II, which was basically that if foreigners (likely the Nazis or its allies) invade the country, then allow the towns and lowlands to be taken while the Swiss militia regroup at higher elevations to fight back. It was a message to potential occupiers that trying to take over Switzerland would at the very least come at a high price.

And yes, the Swedes very much like the Swiss take their perceived neutrality quite seriously. The Finns don't muck about much either.
 
By The Weeping Angel
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spoonman wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 11:17 pm
Timbo wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:14 pm
In some of the more rural areas, they teach the kids about this stuff in school - not sure how formally this is structured, but the basic premise is 'if we're invaded, we all go into the woods, then once they've settled in the towns we come back at night and kill them all'.

They may be cuddly and metrosexual, but I wouldn't fuck with a hillbilly Swede in his regular hunting ground.
Sounds a lot like the Swiss Redoubt plan during World War II, which was basically that if foreigners (likely the Nazis or its allies) invade the country, then allow the towns and lowlands to be taken while the Swiss militia regroup at higher elevations to fight back. It was a message to potential occupiers that trying to take over Switzerland would at the very least come at a high price.

And yes, the Swedes very much like the Swiss take their perceived neutrality quite seriously. The Finns don't muck about much either.
Oh lord headcase on another forum has used to claim the world is on the brink of World War III*

*He's been saying this for two years now.
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