"NATO adaptation is undemocratic"

Politics | 2008-12-01 | 4 comments

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44 profiles from the cultural and political sector writes in a debate article in Svenska Dagbladet today that they are worried that Sweden will gradually join NATO without any debate.

They write: “Behind the people’s back, there has been a hidden adaptation to NATO. The process has now gone so far so NATO-supporters can say that Sweden is already member to ninety percent (…) so we can as well take the last step to full membership”

The writers establish that more than twice as many Swedes are against a NATO membership, than those who are in favor of it. They claim that the slow adaptation, which might logically end up in a full membership, is undemocratic and lacks transparency. They therefore demand a “citizen commission with the duty to monitor the adoption process and its consequences for our security and democracy”

Among those who have signed the article are names like former Left party leader Gudrun Schyman and former member of the Swedish- and European parliament Per Gahrton from the Green party.

Tommie Ullman

Readers' comments

2008-12-03 18:45 Robert wrote:
I agree, Deymond. All democracies (USA, Europe, Japan, India, Australia and others)should join together in the struggle against not just terrorism but also extrem nationalism, military dictatorships teocratic dictatorships, communsim etc etc. John McCain wanted to create a new United nation where we do not let countries participate if they do not fulfil basic creterias for democracy and human rights. It would be good, and I hope it will done even though he lost the election.
2008-12-03 18:21 Daymond wrote:
I´m venezuelan. USA and Europe, should join forces for new threats, terrorism should be the center of all concerns and don´t waste time debating about anti-americanism.
2008-12-02 09:49 Robert wrote:
I am not American but I prefer a world dominated by the USA before most of the realistic alternatives. It might be that some Europeans relise too late that it might be a bad idea to be anti-American.
2008-12-02 05:30 Texas Swede wrote:
As an American, I am tired of paying for NATO and protecting European countries that don´t like us and support us except when they need help themselves.

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