Monday, May 31, 2010

Carl's hard choices

Swedish politics used to be easy - the right was pro-EU and pro-Israel. The left was more interested in the developing world and pro-Palestinian. But the times they are a'changing - I have blogged about the EU issue before, and with the Ship to Gaza tragedy on his hands, our
right wing foreign minister Carl Bildt faces a tough dilemma - Israel or Turkey?

During the last decade, Carl Bildt and Swedish politicians in general have been playing idiots - loudly complaining about Hamas' militant politics and hopeing that Israel, as a democracy, would follow ms. Clinton's advice. Surprise, surprise - they didn't. Israel is a country at war, and wars destroy the countries that wage them. If Israel was ever the only democracy in the middle east, it is quickly corrupted and tribalised.

Be that as it may - support for Israel in Sweden is more about opposing the left wing and appealing to Swedish christian voters.

But as Israel is brutalized, it becomes harder to be its friend. Not long ago Carl Bildt had to deal with Israeli demands to censor Swedish press, and an ambassador who was ore loyal to her host country than to Sweden. Would we send a communist as ambassador in Cuba? Anyway, try saying that Israel should accept also its opponents right to writer their opinions, without being called 'anti-semit'.



Meanwhile, down there where it acutally happens, things have changed a lot. Turkey, NATO member and once an ally of Israel against despotic arab states has emerged as a regional superpower, much more influential than Israel or Iran. As such it has found a new sense of dignity, and likes to think of itself as a peacemaker in the middle east. Unlike the US, Turkey has a lot to win and very little to lose from pointing out that Israel is acctively sabotaging the non-existing peace process, and the conflict between the countries have grown more and more bitter.

When Israeli pirates then kill numerous Turkish citizens on international water, it is understandable that Turkey's reaction is angry. That gives us the unlikely situation that the EU is currently being critizised severly by the EU and Turkey, while Egypt cares more for its ties to the US than for any Palestinians, international waters, democracy or the lives of activists.

Carl Bildt must have cried when he heard the news today. Within the EU he has been vocally supporting Turkey's bid for membership. He strongly condemned the Swedish opposition's statement that the genocide of Armenians in 1915 was a genocide. In short - he has had a very clear policy towards Turkey.

From today one it will be hard to be the friend of both Turkey and Israel. Carl Bildt must choose which friend to keep - my bet is that he goes for a less compromising stance towards Israel, in order to save Sweden's relationship to Turkey.

1 comment:

Pedro Garcia Millan said...

PART 1

YOU ARE 100% CORRECT IN WHAT YOU SAY BUT THERE IS MORE.....

You see, Bush Sr., & Jr., Clinton, Regan, Carter, Obama, Ford...ALL these presidents are in what is dubbed a SECRET SOCIETY called The Moloch Axis Demoniacs (i coined the phrase myself...Dr. A.P. and i don't use my full name because WHO knows WHAT sinister crap they'd do to me IF they found out?) or M.A.D. for short.

These people, and there’s obviously more of them (Cheney, Rumsfeld etc.) than the ones mentioned, control KEY positions not just in government, business, society etc. They are GRADUALLY erroding MORAL/FAMILY VALUES in society. SO gradual that it's like hairloss! You see it ever so slowly and you have to be a keen eye to boot!

For example, women in the workforce...they go to work so WHO takes care of the kids? Some goofs getting minimum wage who could care less about those kids. Family split apart because NOW both parents work and the cost of life itself purposely increased to perpetuate this separation. Kids grow up with NO moral/family values. Repeat this a few generations and before you know it, you have mindless zombies that don't know RIGHT from WRONG! Easily programmable to get in debt, be anti-christ-like etc.

Also, the coming mark of the beast 666. Remember HOW it all used to be ca$h only? Then they introduced checks, then credit cards to get yourself in serious financial troubles, then ATM cards, and now that STUPID SWIPE-PASS card. What is the purpose of all this? To get people broken down enough and stupid enough through putting FLUORIDE in the drinking water and ASPERTAME in soda drinks/pop cans so we ALL can accept the 666 chip. So NOBODY can buy or sell or own ANYTHING lest he has the mark of the beast (anti-christ) which is 666.

I can go on for days & days as to the subtleties and more examples but i think you all SEE the points i make here. It's all SUBTLE and GRADUAL negative changes day in & day out that these M.A.D. demons (because they are demonic and have placed their trust in demons in exchange for their souls and material possessions here on earth) are passing into laws in Canada, USA, UK, SPAIN, FRANCE etc.