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US ran 'secret terror hunt' in Sweden: report

US ran 'secret terror hunt' in Sweden: report

Published: 23 May 2011 11:56 GMT+02:00
Updated: 23 May 2011 12:00 GMT+02:00

Sweden's intelligence service Säpo discovered in 2009 that two Americans were conducting illegal, under-cover investigations in Sweden, the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) daily reported.

The two men were discovered when Säpo noticed them tracking people who it was also investigating for suspected ties to terrorist groups, the paper said, quoting several unnamed sources close to Säpo.

Washington had not informed Swedish authorities of the agents' activities in the country, and soon after their activities were discovered, the two US citizens left the country, the paper added.

Referring to Washington's failure to inform Pakistan before it tracked and killed Osama bin Laden three weeks ago, Svenska Dagladet insisted "the US has also carried out intelligence against terrorists on Swedish territory.

"Sweden has thus become the scene of a foreign power's terror hunt without the knowledge of the Swedish government," it said.

Säpo could not be reached late Sunday. Head of the agency Anders Danielsson refused to comment when confronted by the paper.

Following the report, US embassy spokesperson Christopher Dunnett stressed the importance of cooperation between the United States and Sweden.

"We have excellent cooperation with Swedish authorities in a several areas, including anti-terror activities," he told the TT news agency on Monday morning.

He refused to elaborate, however, on the allegations of unauthorised spying.

"We don't comment on security issues in detail," he said.

Neither justice minister Beatrice Ask nor foreign minister Carl Bildt were willing to comment on the matter Sunday night.

Speaking on Monday, prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said he wasn't aware of the details surrounding the US agents' alleged activities in Sweden.

"I don't want to speculate on information in the media because we have very independent agencies in Sweden which operate in their respective areas of responsibility," he told TT.

"I want to note that in this case the responsible agency hasn't confirmed or denied (the report)."

Reinfeldt didn't expect to pursue the matter further and emphasised that Sweden has a solid and close cooperation with the United States.

If the report about the unauthorised US spying is true, it amounts to a serious allegation, according intelligence expert professor Wilhelm Agrell.

"There's no support for this in international law. What's problematic is running an operation like this without going through the Swedish authorities," he told the TT news agency.

According to Agrell, it's more common for "less friendly states" to carry out unauthorised intelligence activities against exile groups, for example.

At the same time, he's not surprised that the United States would do the same thing.

"It's been common practice for the Americans since September 11th, 2001 to carry out operations both with and without consent from the country where the operation takes place," he said.

Legal scholar Dennis Töllborg said it was "incredibly strange" that the CIA reportedly chose not to follow normal procedures by allowing Säpo to conduct surveillance on the suspected terrorists.

However, he doesn't think that the CIA's alleged decision to go behind Säpo's back indicates that the US spy agency lacks confidence in agents from its Swedish counterpart.

"I believe more that after 9/11, the CIA has given itself rights which don't have any limits at all, here and everywhere," he told TT.

Töllborg added that he doubts the incident has damaged CIA-Säpo relations, but more that it amounts to an embarrassment for the Americans.

The new revelations cover operations different from the US embassy's Surveillance Detection Unit (SDU) which was the focus of an investigation by Sweden's top prosecutor after reports surfaced in the media suggesting that the unit may have engaged in unlawful intelligence gathering.

However, prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand dropped the probe in early April because he was unable to gather sufficient evidence to substantiate the allegations.

TT/AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

07:56 May 23, 2011 by Infart
Well, there's enough terrorists and potential terrorists here. Seems justified to me.
08:37 May 23, 2011 by karex
No it's not justified. To carry out covert investigations in your own backyard is one thing, but if you intend to do it in someone else's sovereign state you need permission. The US is opening up a precendent so that now every other country will feel justified to do the same there.
08:58 May 23, 2011 by rise
I wonder how many years in US prison Säpo-agents would have gotten if they did the same on American soil..? Several hundreds of years in prison I'd bet.
09:08 May 23, 2011 by bolababu
who's the boss? = America! ..i bet Sweden is going to just sweep this one under the carpet too. Anyone up for the bet?
09:22 May 23, 2011 by rise
@ bolababu

I agree, nothing will come out of it, the whole thing will be darkened.
09:40 May 23, 2011 by Bushyblondehead
USA people wouldn't probably mind if Sweden did the same!
09:44 May 23, 2011 by hughknows
Surely this goes on all the time, especially in countries that are 'neutral' in their international relations or aren't on board with the program enough to share all intelligence closely. Getting caught is bad PR but what is anyone going to do? If there was an assassination involved it would be another matter...
10:06 May 23, 2011 by darky
If the American govn't finds the swedes relaxed and incompetent to track terriorists, what do we expect?
10:59 May 23, 2011 by jack sprat
@darky,

Very true, Far too many would be terrorists and war criminals find life in Sweden a breeze, due to the inability and lack of will of the Swedes to properly police their own borders
11:09 May 23, 2011 by occassional
@darky

True. They all seem to retire here.
11:23 May 23, 2011 by Rick Methven
In Obama's Interview with Andrew Mar, he stated that he reserved the right to carry out covert action in any country, if US intelligence thought that a suspected terrorist was hiding in that country

" In order to keep safe the citizens of the USA" and after a slight pause " and those of our allies"

Looks like The US does not consider Sweden to be an ally
11:25 May 23, 2011 by StockholmSam
The agents were following suspected terrorists who were probably not native Swedes. They were not spying on Sweden and gathering state secrets about Sweden. If Swedes were caught doing this in America, there might be a similar uproar as we will see here, but it would be fanned by the media; most Americans would not care at all. Besides, there are spy networks in every country. Everyone is following everyone. The only thing unusual in this case is that one of the networks was discovered. Russians are in Sweden, Swedes are in the US, Americans are in Russia, etc etc etc...deal with it, Sweden.
11:27 May 23, 2011 by ruimove
Säpo was so incompetent like some people say that they tracked the US spies that where following the same "terrorists", but the US didn't spot them.
11:28 May 23, 2011 by johnny1939
I am sleeping better w/ the thought that the CIA is running secret surveys in Sweden against terrorists. I do not have any confidence in Säpo at all. It was probably just a fluke that they (Säpo) discovered the two that were ordered out of the country. Sweden is probably loused w/ terrorist sleepers since Sweden does not check anyone out that enters the country. Would not be surprised at all if terrorists have not infiltrated Säpo so the Yanks do not report all of their "spies" to the authorities. I think that is quite smart of them undercover is undercover nicht wahr?
11:30 May 23, 2011 by Rick Methven
"Säpo was so incompetent like some people say that they tracked the US spies that where following the same "terrorists"

The yanks where spotted because they where wearing cowboy boots and had vote for Bush lapel pins
11:50 May 23, 2011 by Swedesmith
Don't forget the loud Hawaiian shirts.
12:27 May 23, 2011 by StockholmSam
I am guessing that if the US agents discovered any sort of impending terrorist action by their targets in Sweden, they would alert Säpo rather than act unilaterally.
12:43 May 23, 2011 by eppie
@infart, darky, jack sprat and occasional.

You guys are so right. Again this morning on my way to work I had to run away from one mad islamic terrorist shooting his way through götgatan, the green line was not running AGAIN because of 2 suicide bombings and then vikingline was sinking because they steered a rubber boat full of semtex into it.

And that is already the 4th time this year.
12:44 May 23, 2011 by karex
@StockholdSam. Would love to agree with you but you mean like they alerted the Pakistani government just some weeks ago? And Pakistan is supposed to be an "ally"...?
12:51 May 23, 2011 by Rick Methven
"Don't forget the loud Hawaiian shirts"

Nah, they where working so had to dress a little bit less conspicuous. and most probably had to wear a jacket in 30 degree temperatures to hide the guns they planned to use to do a bit of extraordinary rendition.
13:16 May 23, 2011 by swedejane
Well, if it's true...and frankly, I hope it is...it only means Säpo was not aware of it. I would wager though there was definitely some coordination at a higher level in the government though. The raid to get Bin Laden was brilliant and demonstrates a more effective method than launching full scale wars.
13:33 May 23, 2011 by Rick Methven
@swedjane

You obviously did not read the article

"The two men were discovered when Säpo noticed them tracking people who it was also investigating for suspected ties to terrorist groups, the paper said, quoting several unnamed sources close to Säpo."

Säpo was tracking these guys and caught the yanks doing the same.

Säpo should have arrested the spies and tried a bit of water boarding treatment on them. before indulging in a bit of extraordinary rendition to the north pole, where they should have been left in their underpants
13:36 May 23, 2011 by Streja
If the SÄPO officers were so incompetent then why did they study the same terrorists as the Americans and noticed the Americans as well?

Did the Americans notice the Swedes?
13:41 May 23, 2011 by muscle
Ahh explains the sudden increase in terrorist acts in Sweden! Whenever US govt starts to enter some country, terrorism simply follows it. I wonder if terrorists start defending themselves and invade USA, will it make the US a terrorist organization?

After all according to OBAMA (bin laden) US has the right to attack any soil to defend its interests. I guess others also have the right to attack USA and defend their interests :)
13:45 May 23, 2011 by StockholmSam
@Karex

Obviously, the US relationship with Sweden is very different than the relationship with Pakistan. And Sweden has a very different relationship with terrorism than Pakistan. So your comparison falls flat.
14:07 May 23, 2011 by Syftfel
By any means necessary! Evidence suggests that the US is considerably better at hunting down islamic extremists than liberal, socalistic, Swedes. Sweden should thus appreciate any help she can get in ridding their Nation of the militant islamic poison. At the rate things are deteriorating in Sweden, she might even seek assistance from little brother Denmark. At least the Danes have their head on straight in these matters. Sweden has lost its. I say send in more US operatives!(With or without Bush lapel pins.)
14:17 May 23, 2011 by oracle2world
As soon as you alert the "sovereign nation", figure all the details are going to get leaked to the terrorists.
14:20 May 23, 2011 by soultraveler3
Pretty sure this goes on all the time in many different countries by many different governments. It's not really news.
15:25 May 23, 2011 by Rishonim
Säpo are so inept they wouldn't even catch the flu in the midst of an epidemic. Fill up a swimming pool with fish, give them a net and they will come up empty handed. ;-))
15:52 May 23, 2011 by Slaux
Does anyone really beleive that the US would have any interest in whose smoking pot in Sweden? One can make a case that the US should have gone through SAPO, but to believe that they are concerned about anythig other than anti-American jihadisht within Sweden's large imimigrant islanic population seems a stretch.
16:01 May 23, 2011 by laura ka baal
Actually they were searching for vikings.
16:50 May 23, 2011 by WilliamLee
You folks didn't mind when we were there with spies during World War II. It would seems that you would be glad for the help since we are on the same side and our help might save your lives.
16:56 May 23, 2011 by hpunlimited
I think CIA is more capable of hunting down terrorists than SAPO, so I think that Sweden should be happy that they do some work for "free". According to CIA, Sweden has one of the highest amount of terrorists in western Europe(and no, you do not sh*t where you eat). Not "all" asylum seekers are helpless people. The worst leave the ship first.
17:00 May 23, 2011 by jostein
SÄPO is not incomptent. However, SÄPO is controlled by a very confused government involved in a propagandawar against its own people so one would suspect that SÄPO might act somewhat erratically at times.

Personally im just happy CIA does not respect our borders, maybe theyll help protect the world against some nasty people.

After all, our politicians and journalsits are doing their best to dismantle the nationstate of sweden and put the administrative multicultural EU province of the westbaltic in its place. Who cares about borders like that? Who gives a damn about a nondescript administrative area?
17:23 May 23, 2011 by jimmy37
Given Europe's dim view of the death penalty and their propensity to give asylum to anyone, it makes sense not get the government involved.
17:37 May 23, 2011 by Rick Methven
I do love the selected reading of the American and Anti Swedish posters knocking Säpo.

They ignore the fact that the dumb American spies was caught out by Säpo who where ahead of them looking into the activities of the suspected terrorists

QOUTE

The two men were discovered when Säpo noticed them tracking people who it was also investigating for suspected ties to terrorist groups,

END QUOTE

But just carry on living in your dream world of US supremacy
17:37 May 23, 2011 by calebian22
Letting the CIA do the dirty work, lets Sweden off the hook if things go badly. "It wasn't us it was the CIA. What are we to do? (accompanied by appropriate hand wringing and woe is me whining.)"
17:41 May 23, 2011 by Apocalypto
Get over it! You all would be speaking real German if it weren't for the U.S.A. and Putin is making a come back to retake power so mind your P's and Q's.
17:53 May 23, 2011 by technoviking
@ Rick Methven

..."to hide the guns they planned to use to do a bit of extraordinary rendition."

From your lip to Allah's ears... We an only hope so.
18:07 May 23, 2011 by Barkley Pontree
HA!! I knew there was something sinister about Sweden! It could not possibly be all about good cars and the Swedish Bikini Team! I knew those gals were really assassins attempting to take over the planet by causing armies around the world to go blind!
18:43 May 23, 2011 by motti
Can you blame te Americans, or any one else for that matter? With Sweden's tradtional attitude towards America, it is perfectly understandable, if one understand the realities of life.

Good on you Yanks
18:57 May 23, 2011 by cogito
As the self-appointed language police, constantly taking it upon yourself to correct the grammar and spelling of other posters (who may not have had the benefit of your great British education), you ought to know the difference between:

Where=an adverb of place

were= past tense of "are"

#15 11:30 May 23, 2011 by Rick Methven

"The yanks WHERE spotted because they WHERE wearing cowboy boots and had vote for Bush lapel pins:

#20 12:51 May 23, 2011 by Rick Methven

"Nah, they WHERE working so had to dress a little bit less conspicuous..."

#36 17:37 May 23, 2011 by Rick Methven

"They ignore the fact that the dumb American spies WAS caught out by Säpo who WHERE ahead of them looking into the activities of the suspected terrorist

(btw, it should be "spies WERE caught." But please don't stop correcting the other poor posters who may not have the queen's English as their first language.)
19:11 May 23, 2011 by swedejane
@Rick Methven

Your comment makes absolutely no sense with regard to my comment, but I've come to expect nonsensical outbursts with anything that has your name attached. You're hung up Säpo accidentally tripping over the supposed US intelligence agents, but that wasn't my comment. My comment...and I will try and dumb this down to your reading comprehension level...was that Säpo may have been unaware of this activity but it's almost certain that there was coordination at a higher level...such as Reinfeldt or other players at the executive level. Can you process this? Perhaps you can try google translate or a dictionary to help you out. As cogito pointed out, english is clearly your second or third language.
19:23 May 23, 2011 by GSNP
Re: "US intelligence agents entered Sweden to spy on suspected terrorists without permission from the Swedish government, according to media reports."

So who runs Sweden? PM Reinfeldt or Obama?

Looks like Obama. Guess he is god of the world - lord and master.

Obama can do anything legal/illegal in USA, Pakistan, Sweden The WORLD.
19:26 May 23, 2011 by J Jack
Sweden carries out it's own observations in other countries without permission also. They would be foolish not to.
19:33 May 23, 2011 by Swedesmith
@ GSNP Obama can't even run the US.
19:45 May 23, 2011 by ffa11
It's funny how people think they know the CIA did this because SÄPO is incompetent, when in reality the CIA screwed this one up. Also SÄPO is evidently not that passive since they were watching the very same important target.

@swedejane

About your theory, why do you think the agents were sent home immediately if the CIA really had permission from the Swedish government? The next best thing for them would be to cooperate with SÄPO rather than not doing any surveillance at all, right?
19:47 May 23, 2011 by Muff
Good riddance.
19:55 May 23, 2011 by alexela
I didn't see dates in the article so I am assuming this was still occurring while Obama was in office.

To this day, Obama the Nobel Prize winner has intelligence agents conducting clandestine operations in just about every country in the world. But that is what you do as a peace prize winner. Well that and drop bombs on Libya "to protect the people from the government" while ignoring what is happening in the Sudan, Myanmar, Syria, North Korea etc.

Obama was going to mend US relations with the rest of the world. It seems that is just something he said in order to get elected. And of course, for some bizarre reason, he received the peace prize as a bonus. Though I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me why he was actually awarded that prize.
20:06 May 23, 2011 by ffa11
@motti

What attitude are you talking about that justifies this?

Anyhow since the CIA were only gathering intelligence on terrorists in this case, it does not make me particularly upset. But I don't think the trespassing from the US stops there. Ofcourse SÄPO did the right thing confrontating them and they should continue keeping an eye for american agents aswell as, and especially, agents from countries with sinister motives.
20:37 May 23, 2011 by wenddiver
According to the news Mullah Omar, leader of the Talliban is missing. I'm sure the US has no idea what happened. Maybe his driver is lost, somebody all AAA.
20:51 May 23, 2011 by Bea Goode
Years ago, President GW Bush stated that countries were either with or against the United States. BH Obama is following through on that promise. Sweden is a country that must be watched. Just look at the Swedish news articles. Sweden is not a friend of the United States, harbors terrorists, and is increasingly hostile to world interests.

What Sweden needs to do is cooperate with the United States.
21:08 May 23, 2011 by RLBorg
OKAY, this is being blown way out of proportion.

First, I am an American of Swedish decent. It is NOT like they were going after national intellegence. They were going after TERRORISTS! If the Swedish people want to help track down terrorists in the USA more power to you. If it can save one train/building being blown up isn't that a good thing?
21:37 May 23, 2011 by ffa11
@RLBorg

Blown out of proportion? I feel it's pretty timid here.

The problem is CIA is operating without consent, nothing else!
21:43 May 23, 2011 by circle8
I hope everyone realizes that many countries have "operations" in progress in other countries that are unknown to the "host" nation. This is not a new thing. Nations do this as a method of protecting themselves from certain elements in society that intend to harm a nation for any one of a number of reasons. Notification of the operation to the host nation until the possibility of a link between the "bad guys" and the host nation has been determined would obviously be a dumb move. Terrorists or any other person involved in questionable activity have many friends in many places. Caution saves lives.
21:54 May 23, 2011 by RLBorg
ffa11,

Of what harm does it cause? If you live in Sweden, it MIGHT save your life. Do you not think that the Swedish government doesn't have their finger in the pie in the US? It is very likely that most of the governments at the UN are spying on the US. Since their persons can't be checked we will never know how many. That is far worse than tracking terrorists.

If Sweden, or other countries want to track down "real" terrorists to help bring the to justice here in the USA, I am all for it. That is totally different than trying to capture national secrets.
22:10 May 23, 2011 by ffa11
As I said before this particular incident is not that bad, although it is newsworthy because swedish authorities should know about these operations. It seems like it was kept a secret which makes this operation more phishy. And the US have had alot of questionable measures in the war against terror as you know, so it's only normal to react to these allegation of secret operations by the US.
22:40 May 23, 2011 by procrustes
I'm amused by those commenting in these columns who never forgo a chance to trash Swedish institutions. What's laughable is these people have zero idea what goes on inside those institutions, what the level of sophistication is and are not only clueless about the relative competence of those they insult, they are have no idea how to gauge the performance of a police/security agency.

If you folks hold this country is such low esteem, why are you here?

My impression of Swedish police (I don't know any spies) is that they are a professional organization. The problem begins with the ..... that drive Justice Department politics. They can be roundly criticized because of their stated policies and often medieval comments to the press.
23:40 May 23, 2011 by ludfan
I read the Millennium Trilogy, even Lispeth Salander "out-smarted" SAPO.... !
01:06 May 24, 2011 by technoviking
They came looking to scrape a deadly biological weapons culture from the inside of @laura kebab's sweaty headscarf...
04:54 May 24, 2011 by amir1106
US ran 'secret muslim hunt' in Sweden: report
05:54 May 24, 2011 by CowboyUp
Thanks Sweden! If terrorists with your blood on their hands ever try to hide over here, feel free. I can guarantee you'll get nothing but help from a Republican President.

If they're hiding in Georgia, I can put your crew up, and dish up some good Southern meals, but the people around here would probably insist they stay someplace much better. It's only the decent thing to do.
06:14 May 24, 2011 by wenddiver
I think the words "Plausible Deniability" are important. The best way for the US to assist the Swedish Government in a case like this is to have it done with Swedish knowledge, but no Official Permission, so that if it blew up the Swedish Government would not look stupid.

The US OSS ran such missions out of neutral Sweden in World War II and the CIA did it again during the Cold War. The Osprey book on the OSS has a picture of US OSS Agents being assisted by uniform Swedish Border Guards in World War II.

US Special Forces carried Swedish Sub-Machine guns(Swedish Ks) and had numerous Finns, Latvians, Estonians and yes Swedes in the ranks during the cold war.
07:26 May 24, 2011 by kapilnarwal
from comments i can conclude that Swedish people don't believe in hiding the loop holes of their system,and believe in a truly free and open society. and it just make my decision strong that i'm heading for a nice society..........Well if one country isn't able to nab terrorists then the other must be given permission of that.......the thing is world need to end terrorists at any cost.........

Love you Sweden .....

I'm an Indian

(mr.k.narwal@gmail.com)
08:24 May 24, 2011 by Mr_Raja
@ Kapilnarwal...

why dnt you open you mouth and say something about Indian army? when they are killings innonect children and raping women in Kashmir?

Why NATO forces dnt bother to protect the citizen of Kashmir? because Kashmir dnt have OIL?

\ Helpless kashmiri
09:27 May 24, 2011 by cogito
@Rick #15 "The yanks where spotted because they where wearing cowboy boots and had vote for Bush pins." (your spelling, not mine)

News flash! Bush has been gone for 2 1/2 years (unless he is still hiding under your bed). Obama is the new Bush.

#22 "the spies should be arrested... to the north pole, where they should have been left in their underpants."

Stop drooling, Rick. They are probably married.
09:28 May 24, 2011 by svenscum
Anyone here thinking you need permission to SPY(the clues in the word) is deluded and

just plain stupid

Q to Bond- 007 you're flying to Stockholm tonight to track EVILMAN, we'll just get permission from the Swedish Police LOL
12:23 May 24, 2011 by LH2
First, it's not very wise to get caught when breaking the law...

Being a small and (alleged) neutral country, Sweden must keep a zero tolerance against any other nations carrying out covert operations here without permission. It's a matter of avoiding the wrong kind of precedence. Anyone here ever heard of a country named Russia?

And since the US has a number of formal "allies" that are far less US friendly than Sweden, why destroy confidence among friends instead of strengthen it? Great way to fight terrorism. Not.
17:10 May 24, 2011 by laura ka baal
@technoviking

its confirmed that u carry the genes of an immigrant this is for sure that ur mother or grand mother or grear great geand mother got screwed by true immigrant , thats why u have so much hatred, as if you vikings are mixture of "Unknown Sperm" which flows inside you.
17:56 May 24, 2011 by Infart
"US ran 'secret muslim hunt' in Sweden: report"

Hey, call it what you want. According to you, "secret terror hunt" and "secret muslim hunt" mean the same thing. I find it hard to disagree.
19:54 May 24, 2011 by here for the summer
I am glad that someone is looking for terrorists. Especially glad that Osama was nabbed finally . Maybe this spying will save a few lives even here in Sweden .
23:04 May 24, 2011 by andrewsrocks
god bless America..!
07:52 May 25, 2011 by wenddiver
@Laura Ka Bob- You want to translate that into English for Technoviking or at leas intelligent thought?
09:52 May 25, 2011 by technoviking
@ Laura Kebab @wendiver

I think this is just Laura Kebab' way of admitting immigrants ARE behind Sweden's rape epidemic... She certainly loves to talk about raping.
16:52 May 25, 2011 by wenddiver
@Swedesmith- I would be nice to anyone in a Hawaian shirt, because the best way to hide an "In the Waiste Band (IWB) holster is with a Hawaian shirt hanging over it. They are super easy to draw a large frame pistol like a Colt .45 from because they are :

1. Not taperd, but square cut, so the pistol doesn't print

2. Bright, colors do not let pistol show through the shirt

3. Small number of buttons on front of shirt makes pull and jerk pistol drawing fast and efficient

4. Open neck means thet leave no mark on the neck from pivoting head/eyes to sweep area for danger

5. Easily hide lt-shirt style body armor on large men

6. The real ones from Hawaii are made from a stiff cotton that does not cling to your body or pistol

7. If you are shot in an area where it would be inconvient to go to the hosppital, the material the bullet carries into the wound is very simular to medical gauze and not prone to an instant septic infection

8. An American drinking whiskey or tequila at a bar hardly standsout at all

9. You can fit a lot of them in a suite case

10. If there is a flash explosion they don't melt to your body like synthetics

11. If they are on fire or somebody throws acid on you they are quick to get out of

12. Chicks like parrots and palm trees
19:16 May 25, 2011 by krattan
I've been trying to find some article (for at least a few minutes - after all this is the internet) about this on any big US news agency but couldn't find any. Curious huh?
01:08 May 26, 2011 by laura ka baal
@technoviking

you stinking hole i am He not she actually u vikings knows only the middle part ;complete gay.
07:30 May 26, 2011 by wenddiver
@technoviking- Not according to her picture on Facebook, Likes the Locall. Bugly enough to be a guy, but unless she's a transgender Islamist, she's a she.

I think I saw her eating a Bacon, Letuce and tomatoe sandwich at the UN once.
09:56 May 26, 2011 by technoviking
@ laura kebab

Just because your clitoris is in some dumpster in Somalia thanks to your loving "family" doesn't make you a man.
23:39 May 26, 2011 by laura ka baal
@technoviking

meaning of viking is cheat fraud rapist murderer and the best part sister, mother fuc.....ker. your rotten culture were u people openly carry your daughter and sister in bastu were we openly see their clitoris, its really tasty. Naked people with naked culture u prostitute / Gay u need no introduction.
10:38 May 27, 2011 by technoviking
@ laura kebab

Perhaps time for you to go home then eh, parasite?
22:00 May 27, 2011 by laura ka baal
@technoviking

you sister fu...ker , we r inside your system , you!ll pack your bags as if you!ll are leaving stockholm city and moving to country side , but u will find us everywhere its too late live with it and die with it, this parasite will suck ur sister clitoris As If It Doesnt Makes Any Difference To You People.
00:34 May 28, 2011 by wenddiver
@Technoviking- I think Laura Ka Baal needs an Exocist, from that last post.

She did a nice job of confirming everything we said about Islam.

@Laura Ka Baal- You never said how your lessons on integrating into Swedish and Western culture are going. After Viking History and Modern Western dressing and Manners, what is your favorite subjects. All lard and soap bar! or whatever it is you people say.

@All-See Post 82, these are going to be the best neighbors the West has imported, since the Munsters.
01:38 May 28, 2011 by laura ka baal
@wenddiver

to fu..ck people like u.
02:16 May 28, 2011 by wenddiver
@Technoviking- Check out post 84, I told you she was a Chick. Women are wired that way, they can't help themselves, even furry Muslim ones.That's why they lock their Women down, so they don't go running after the first American male that rappels into their town from some Blackhawk.

Shout out to our Muslim friends:

All Lard and Soap bar!
14:44 May 28, 2011 by thegeorgespyman
If we expand the NO COMMENT of all the parties involved, this is the closest we get to a smoking gun on a false flag operation. Swedish Intelligence Police faithfully investigate suspected terrorists. In the periphery they find two CIA agents working out of the American Embassy. The media lets the fixed opinion be that America was 'hunting' the same terrorists. While 'hunting' one usually shoots the game hunted. When you don't it's because you love animals and don't care about your next meal. I can't see a different analogy if you're 'hunting' terrorists. So if you love terrorists then maybe you're controlling them them as well. If that's the case, that's a false flag stew that never made it into the pot.
17:40 May 31, 2011 by tadchem
Read Sun Tzu.

In "The Art of War" (written about 2500 years ago) he details the use of spies and lies, stealth, and misdirection.

He clearly states "All warfare is based on deception."

Spies are a reality of war, and a fact of life.

If your look closely, you will find *everybody* has spies in Sweden, even non-governments.

They also have spies everywhere else. Sweden is not that special.
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Should Sweden's school age be raised?

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Sweden should increase its renewable energy according to WWF. Photo:TT

Sweden slammed for ecological footprint

Sweden is among the world's top ten polluters according to one of the largest scientific studies looking at the impact of humans on earth, produced by the WWF. READ  

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Swede's necklace found after 52 years in lake
Ing-Marie Olofsson whose necklace was found. Photo: Private

Swede's necklace found after 52 years in lake

A 66-year-old Swedish woman got the surprise of her life when a fisherman returned the necklace she dropped in a lake at the age of 14. READ  

International
Apology for Swedish model's stolen photos
Malin Sahlén during a Top Model shoot. Photo: TV3/Nina Holma

Apology for Swedish model's stolen photos

A British newspaper has apologised after a freelance journalist stole a Sweden's Next Top Model contestant's photo and created a fake Twitter account used to trick a UK minister. READ  

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Johanna N: beautiful jewellery with a story

Johanna N: beautiful jewellery with a story

Aged just 27 and already living off of her own designs, some may consider Johanna Nilsson lucky. But she doesn't believe in luck. She's the founder of a jewellery line blending sustainability, subtle style, and Scandinavian simplicity - and it's taking the world by storm. READ  

Sport
Heel injury sidelines Zlatan in Barcelona clash
Photo: AP

Heel injury sidelines Zlatan in Barcelona clash

Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Tuesday's Champions League clash with Barcelona at the Parc des Princes due to a nagging heel problem, the French club have confirmed. READ  

National
Stockholm patient tests negative after Ebola fears
The Infection Clinic at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge. Photo: TT

Stockholm patient tests negative after Ebola fears

A patient in a Stockholm hospital who was suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus was given the all clear on Tuesday morning. READ  

Elections 2014
New coalition agrees on defence and migration
A Jas Gripen. Photo: TT

New coalition agrees on defence and migration

UPDATED: The Green Party has committed itself to expanding Sweden's defence force, while the Social Democrats have compromised on work permits for migrants. READ  

National
Fresh Ebola case investigated in Sweden
The patient is being treated at the Karolinska University Hospital. Photo: TT

Fresh Ebola case investigated in Sweden

Doctors in Stockholm are checking a patient suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus. READ  

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