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'Sweden has key role in cyberwar': report

TT/The Local/pvs · 2 Jan 2011, 09:50

Published: 02 Jan 2011 09:50 GMT+01:00

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The Americans have been busy quietly identifying important infrastructure across the globe, the documents reviewed by the Dagens Nyheter daily show.

The deputy US Ambassador to Sweden Robert Silverman, was tasked with finding out if there is something that should be added to America's secret list ove core infrastructure, worthy of protection.

His conclusion was that Sweden should be given a greater priority.

In his confidential response to Washington, he mentions two points to be added to the protection list. One is a pharmaceutical company. The second, and most important for national security, is the entire Swedish telecom network - especially TeliaSonera cables to the east.

"If these lines of communication were destroyed, broken or exploited, it can damage the entire world's communications, " he wrote.

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The final destination of Silverman's report is the US Department of Homeland Security, the special ministry that was created by President Bush after the attacks of September 11th 2001 to coordinate U.S. defence against terrorism.

The department compiles conclusions over the defensive measures required in a plan, the National Infrastructure Protection Plan. The diplomatic telegrams that WikiLeaks published shows that the U.S. considers the entire world to be its security zone.

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Your comments about this article

11:59 January 2, 2011 by johnny1939
Ingenting nytt precis
13:36 January 2, 2011 by Swedesmith
17:29 January 2, 2011 by landofthesheeple
Exactly, Nothing new here...

What's Homeland Security?

Oh, that's the organisation that removes certain freedoms from it's citizens, so their government can do whatever it wants. It was created out of a staged attack, "911", in order to justify an invasion of a country to find what they were so convinced to find WMD's, and by-the-way, where are those WMD's Mr. Bush?

Oh, and thanks to the US for spilling water on the Ant Hill that has created the current mass immigations to the EU, mainly Sweden of course.

And since when is the USA the police of the world? I guess they own the moon too : )
18:25 January 2, 2011 by andrewsrocks
time to go to America
19:20 January 2, 2011 by sgt_doom
Nothing new here? I guess people quickly forget how the Blackstone Group did a leveraged buyout of Denmark's TDC (we call that global econowarfare).

Of course a pharmaceutical company would be involved -- after all, those Czechs are too damn sharp for Baxter International when Baxter (back in 2009) sent out all those recombinantly mixed and highly contagious Avian flu-common flu virus samples across Europe.

The need a dunderheaded Svenska pharma company instead.
19:59 January 2, 2011 by Puge Henis
This is as newsworthy as "People download music - Industry fatcats don't like the internet".
05:39 January 3, 2011 by Tomexpat

What do you mean "time to go to America"? Why do you say that? I am in America and. I was thinking of moving to Sweden. Am I better off here? Please explain.
12:28 January 3, 2011 by jbat
"The diplomatic telegrams that WikiLeaks published shows that the U.S. considers the entire world to be its security zone."

Woww.. so is this mean the entire world belong to America?

no matter why so many american moving out of America now and trying to make that country like their own (complaining this and that bla bla bla... )...

hail Bushhhher! LOL
19:29 January 3, 2011 by Syftfel
@jbat: Why just Busher? How about the local dog pound at Natanz?
14:57 January 4, 2011 by einsteins monkey
@ #7: You might try the "Discuss" section to see what others have written about the pros and cons of life in Sweden....

For example, a lot of people without children choose not stay in Sweden because the taxes are very high. People with children receive lots of benefits here, while couples without children pay lots of taxes and aren't left with as much income to do with as they please. A lot of retired people also leave Sweden because they feel they can enjoy a higher quality of life in less expensive places... If you love nature, Sweden has lots to offer. A lot of people from large urban areas complain of life in Sweden as though. You might want to consider some type of international insurance as well because the leval of medical care isn't the same throughout the different municipalities... Perhaps try to learn and understand what the Swedish mold is. If you fit with that mold, then you will probably be fine here. But beware that the Swedish system often doesn't offer lots in the way of diversity or thinking outside the box, so if you are a passionate and inovative person, you might feel cramped and trapped here (at times). None of these are absolutes. These are different things that people commonly mention though.

By the way, has anyone had problems logging into the "Discuss" section?
09:26 January 5, 2011 by Jools33
Anyone seen this article on wikileaks by Wayne Madsen (US based investigative journalist)?

12:07 January 8, 2011 by Tomexpat

Thanks for the info! I have to say that I am disappointed about the tax info. I am single. Still, maybe I could get a Swedish wife. This would be ideal.

Thx also for the tip about Discuss. I checked it out, but it doesn't look like promising to inquire there. The posts are things like "need a roommate".

#10 what about civil liberties? I was thinking that Sweden would be really good for that. Then all this came up about Julian Assange and how Sweden is like "Saudi Arabia for feminism". That is scary. Could it be there are countries more emasculating than the United States?

I could tell you stories. You get treated here like...Julian Assange in Sweden!

If you get divorced here, forget it. The man loses everything. You are a servant for your wife here. And most men love it that way! They wear it like a badge of honor. Since this JA "rape" scandal I'm slowly realizing that you're just have no natural rights as an ordinary man anywhere in the western world.
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