The Stockholm_attack raises some questions. The same morning Trump´s attack_on_Syria had taken place. This attack against Assad´s forces favoured in deed ISIS and the Nusra Islamists. At 14:53 local time the attack in Stockholm happened. It followed the „classical“ pattern from Nice, Berlin and London. It turned the attention away from the rude violation of International law by the US administration.
Leaving asside the details of the Stockholm attack for a while the question is there: how is Sweden connected to the Syria conflict? Well, there are the SwedHR, the Swedish Doctors for Human Rights, having exposed the notorious White_Helmets , celebrated by Western media, of flagrant fabrications in connection with supposed chemical attacks. This could surely have been a reason for Islamists to attack Sweden. But is that all?
Traditionally Sweden has a critical eye on Western imperial behaviour – though relatively mild in recent times. In fact according to Daytondailynews the Swedish delegate spoke quite critical of the US attack:
„Sweden’s U.N. ambassador says the U.S. missile attack on a Syrian air base „raises questions of compatibility with international law.“
Olof Skoog told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Friday that it’s important that any action is based on international law.
The United States did not seek authorization from the Security Council or the U.S. Congress, and the missile strike was not based on self-defense.
Skoog says he hopes there is enough „common ground“ for the Security Council to move forward on negotiating „a strong resolution on a robust and immediate investigation“ into the suspected chemical weapons attack Tuesday on a town in in northern Syria, which killed 80 people. Thursday’s missile strikes were in response to that attack.“
No doubt, the NSA knew about the statement before it was given in the meeting. Astoudingly the record of this meeting isn´t to be found in the Meetings_Records of the UN:
The respective press release by the UN has somehow „closed lips“ on the Swedish statement inasfar it wasn´t mentioned that Sweden doubts the US attack was compatible to international law. This makes one ponder. Surely the US administration as well as the US Power Elite „behind the curtain“ weren´t too happy about that Swedish stand.
Almost „Normal Operation Procedure“
Coming to the attack itself: it followed – as already mentioned – the „usual“ pattern, heavy truck used to plow through people. Something „went wrong“ anyway: the attacker, Usbek Rakhmat Akilov, 39, forgot to leave his passport behind and also forgot to have himself shot by the police! But many things could happen in custody anyway.
Before hand I ask myself how the attacker escaped the demolished truck only with some bruises:
According to Dailymail „a former co-worker of Akilov contacted by Reuters said Akilov had never expressed any religious views and that the man he shared a flat with near Stockholm was said to be ‚devastated‘ to hear Akilov may be responsible for the attack“.
On his Facebook page (now taken down) one could have learned that Akhilov liked the „Playboy“. Not enough with this, according to this article he was someone who_partied_and_drank. So writes the German Magazin Focus online as well. It seems almost to be a prerequisit for someone working in favour of an Islamist organization to drink! Moreover the man was in Sweden to work and to send money to his family at home. After all he was denied asylum and should have been extradicted. In all one can ponder about what made the father of four finally destroy his life (and the life of others anyway). I cannot but think of MKUltra! There was too much of contradictions in all those terror-attack stories!
My articles on the USA: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/list-of-my-articles-on-the-usa/