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Spies in Sweden mostly from China, Russia, Iran

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post 8.Dec.2012, 09:54 AM
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Spies from more than 15 foreign powers are operating in Sweden today, with Russia, China and Iran being the most active in espionage within Sweden's borders.

Just two months ago, in October 2012, Swedish Armed Forces chiefs were warned about the presence of foreign spies during a closed-doors meeting in the basement of the military headquarters, reports the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper.

Anders Thornberg, the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) chief, confirmed the information.

"Espionage against Sweden is a daily occurrence," said Thornberg, who started his Säpo career in surveillance, observing intelligence officers from Eastern Bloc and intercepting their meetings with suspected Swedish agents.

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Rishonim
post 8.Dec.2012, 11:51 AM
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No news here. Every embassy and diplomatic corp has at least three spies attached to their roster.
science attaché
Visiting professors
Exchange students
Researchers
Corporate espionage like CEO's of major International firms operating in a foreign country
Cultural attaché
Corner kebab restaurant
Merchants
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skatty
post 8.Dec.2012, 11:52 AM
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"There are no real friends, only interests," sounds paranoia!
And you hear it from a country, which give Nobel Prize (including Peace Prize) to other countries!
Probably the other countries should think in the same way about Sweden!
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me_i_sverige
post 8.Dec.2012, 01:53 PM
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@skatty: Are you one of them? scared...you should be.
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krattan
post 8.Dec.2012, 01:59 PM
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Nobel Peace Prize is given by Norway. That's why it's botched up.
The most active countries operating in Sweden should rather be Great Britain and USA as we've been working for them for ages. But that might not be spionage, rather colonisation.
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jess37
post 12.Dec.2012, 02:56 AM
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So please name the other 12 foreign powers that have growing spies in Sweden!
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