From the article:
USA’s Sweden ambassador has reported that Sweden is a “strong and pragmatic partner”, whose official non-alignment does not reflect reality, according to US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks this week.
Among the wealth of documents that the whistleblower website Wikileaks has exposed include several hundred from the US embassy in Stockholm, showing a close security arrangement with the US, according to the Svenska Dagbladet daily.
In a classified telegram from May 4th 2007, prior to prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s visit to the USA, the then US ambassador to Sweden, Michael Wood wrote that Sweden was a “pragmatic and strong” partner.
Wood added that even though the official line is non-alignment, Swedish participation in NATO’s Partnership for Peace and role as leader of the EU’s Nordic Battle Group show that the position is an untruth.
Then US president George W Bush is advised to discuss with Reinfeldt in private, if he wants to praise Sweden’s role in the cooperation against terrorism, a formulation which is taken to meant that the ambassador did not believe that the extent of the cooperation is known across the government offices.
Wood furthermore wrote that information from Sweden’s military and civil security services is an important source of information for the USA for Russian military conditions and for knowledge of Iran’s nuclear program.
I really don’t understand why this is getting so much press, Sweden hasn’t been neutral for more then 100 years. We have a disgusting habit of licking the ass of other countries in power like we did with Nazi Germany in WW2 and now do with the US.
Or selling arms to both sides of a conflict for maximum profit, things like this is what the “neutral” Sweden is doing, our political parties are all hypocrites and have no right to the power we give them.