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Subject: Here's one for you Thomas
addo    10/27/2006 5:04:50 AM
http://expressen.se/index.jsp?a=727746 Another Swedish warship on the bottom of the Baltic. ;-)
 
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TAC II       10/27/2006 5:40:34 AM

Swedes have excellent sense of humour too I see. :D

Good that the 16 personnel got saved from that Combat Boat 90.

 
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Thomas    Stridsbåt 90   10/27/2006 7:57:59 AM
I've seen it. Recinding the boats DRIVING permit says all about the Swedish attitude toward the sea.
As of now the question is how on earth it could sink - even without the bow hatch. Onle one of the three watertight compartments should have been flooded.
 
I like the idea of Kustjägerne: A lot of little fast boats - weather permitting - landing marines in the back of the enemy forces.
 
The problem is with such SPECFOR that I don't think conscription personel are suited for it, as the abuse of officers and NCO's is nowhere near kept in check. If they were professionals - and mismanaged - they would not get any applicants.
 
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EW3    and another one    10/27/2006 4:36:48 PM
 
What's with the Swede?  
 
Iraq better off under Saddam, says Blix

Former United Nations chief weapons inspector Hans Blix on Wednesday described the United States-led invasion of Iraq as a "pure failure" that had left the country worse off than under the rule of Saddam Hussein.

In unusually harsh comments to Danish newspaper Politiken, the diplomatic Swede said the US government had ended up in a situation in which neither staying nor leaving Iraq were good options.

"Iraq is a pure failure," Blix was quoted as saying. "If the Americans pull out, there is a risk that they will leave a country in civil war. At the same time, it doesn't seem that the United States can help to stabilise the situation by staying there."

War-related violence in Iraq has grown worse, with dozens of civilians, government officials and police and security force members being killed every day. At least 83 US soldiers have been killed in October - the highest monthly toll in 2006.

'Saddam would still have been sitting in office'
Blix said the situation would have been better if the war had not taken place.

"Saddam would still have been sitting in office. Okay, that is negative and it would not have been joyful for the Iraqi people. But what we have gotten is undoubtedly worse," he was quoted as saying.

Blix led the UN inspectors that searched for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq before the US-led invasion in 2003. He came under heavy fire from Washington when he urged US President George Bush to allow the weapons inspectors and the International Atomic Energy Agency to continue their work as a way to stave off a war.

Ultimately a US-led coalition invaded Iraq and no such weapons were found. - Sapa-AP

  • This article was originally published on page 14 of The Mercury on October 26, 2006
 
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Thomas       10/29/2006 1:28:38 AM

Well when Carl Bildt tried got squeeze himself in as a UN negotiator - I believe it was the war with Serbia - it was clear that the USA really did not want him - now he is foreign secretary for Sweden.

Hans Blix is a well established member of the Swedish System - which is hostile to the USA. Sweden has over the past half century taken liberties with US security interest, so Sweden - and their expansive attempts to meddle in international politics have earned them a place sqwarely in the doghouse.

 
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Thomas       10/29/2006 1:28:52 AM

Well when Carl Bildt tried got squeeze himself in as a UN negotiator - I believe it was the war with Serbia - it was clear that the USA really did not want him - now he is foreign secretary for Sweden.

Hans Blix is a well established member of the Swedish System - which is hostile to the USA. Sweden has over the past half century taken liberties with US security interest, so Sweden - and their expansive attempts to meddle in international politics have earned them a place sqwarely in the doghouse.

 
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Thomas    Swedes in Space   12/7/2006 2:17:22 PM
It seem like they are going to send a Swede into orbit. Trust the americans to find the most expensive way to get rid of them.
 
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EW3       12/7/2006 2:19:54 PM
Let's start with Blix. 
It seem like they are going to send a Swede into orbit. Trust the americans to find the most expensive way to get rid of them.



 
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JIMF       12/7/2006 2:42:08 PM
Good one Thomas. 
 
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