March 22, 2023
Sweden’s parliament votes by huge majority in favour of Nato accession
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Sweden’s parliament has voted to ratify the country’s accession to the Nato defence alliance, with its historic bill to end two centuries of non-alignment passing with a margin of 269 to 37.
During the six-hour debate over the bill, Sweden’s foreign minister, Tobias Billström, said he was convinced that the country’s membership would be ratified by Turkey and Hungary, the two hold-outs in the 30-member alliance, before the summit due to be held in Vilnius in the second week of July.
“It is obvious that we are going to be able to be members at Vilnius,” he said during the debate, pointing to the backing of the other 28 member states and strong support from the US. “The strength that we have behind us is so tangible that it’s possible to come to such a judgement.”
Only two of the eight parties in the Swedish parliament voted against the bill, the Left Party and the Green Party, with their MPs providing all of the 37 “no” votes. A further 43 MPs were absent.
The two parties were also critical of the fact that Sweden was now joining an alliance backed by nuclear weapons.
“The Nato nuclear alliance is built on the idea of using nuclear weapons as a method of deterrence,” said the Green Party’s Jacob Risberg. “The Green Party do not believe in that doctrine, but believe quite the contrary, that this could lead to more conflict.”
You should note that the decision was taken against Sweden’s constitution (Regeringsformen) that stipulates that accession only can be made to an international organization for “peaceful cooperation”, not a military pact. In order to hurry up the process the Nato lobby decided to look the other way. To change the constiution would have taken two decisions with general elections in between.
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What’s a little matter like a constitution when the Anglosphere demands that you sign on the dotted line? The only way to preserve freedom is, obviously, to help the Anglosphere dictate to every little corner of the entire planet. An empire based on Anglo-Saxon Protestant culture expanding endlessly is necessary to prevent imperialism by anyone else, which then means freedom even for those forced to serve the Anglo-Saxon empire.
I don’t really think so. Everything gets blamed on the U.S. when the Israelis and the Swiss Zionists are really running everything.
“Constituions are made of paper, bayonets steel” . that is why so many constitutions hold sway ONLY until the malevolent and greedy take power within, or threaten destruction from outside.
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