FM Bildt Approves of Bin Laden Assassination
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt (Moderate) expressed his approval of the assassination of Osama bin Laden yesterday. The Swedish press, including SvD quotes Bildt’s remarks which were made in English:
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Urban Ahlin, the Social Democrats’ foreign policy spokesman, made more extensive remarks in Aftonbladet. Ahlin was quick to predict that there would be no repercussions of violence in the Muslim world due to the assassination:
- “Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a leader of a terrorist network. Possibly, there will be an impact locally in Pakistan, where bin Laden was, but I do not think unrest will break out in other locations, such as in Afghanistan,"
How Ahlin came to this finely-sliced conclusion is unknown. The pattern of revenge attacks following targeted killings of terrorists is a standard feature of Islamic terror organizations. The U.S. has issued travel warnings for Americans abroad.
As a matter of record, Sweden, like other EU countries, failed to vote against the 2004 UN Human Rights Commission resolution condemning Israel for the targeted assassination of Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. Yassin ordered numerous lethal suicide bombings against Israeli civilians.
Yassin was Israel’s bin Laden—those who failed to condemn the UNHRC resolution, but approve of the U.S. assassination of Osama bin Laden are simply hypocrites.
By Chanah Shapira