SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
CONTRA # 1 2003
Cold War and the theory of being tarred with the same brush
by Bertil Häggman
Professor Alf W. Johansson, one of the members of the Public Committee
to Investigate the Swedish Secret Security and Intelligence Services is
a rock-solid social democrat and professor at the Södertörn
University. In the report of the committee professor Johansson tries to
prove that communism was not, in fact, a severe threat against the West.
The Western image of the Cold War as a struggle between freedom and totalitarianism
is explained as a creation of the imagination. The true objective of communism
was, according to Johansson, to create a world of freedom and equality!
Contra's contributing editor Bertil Häggman reveals the disgustingly
low quality of the work of professor Johansson.
Red threats against Sweden
by Tommy Hansson
After the end of World War II in 1945 a new front between the superpowers
emerged. For Sweden only one threat was for real – the threat from
the communist Soviet Union, located on the other side of the Baltic Sea.
Two books published in 2002 discusses this: The Red Threat by Ann-Marie
Ekengren and Henric Oscarsson (Nordic Academic Press, 231 pp) and The
Military Preparedness of Gotland during the Cold War by Bengt Hammarhjelm
(Gotland Military Command, 200 pp). The first book is discussing Swedish
security and intelligence, the latter – as the title says- military
preparedness. Contra editor-in-chief Tommy Hansson has read both books
and concludes that the red threat was for real.
The Swedish Attorney general in 1973 signed an illegal document, ordering
surveillance of people just beacuse they were opposing the sitting government
– the surveillance continued for twentyfive years
by C G Holm
Contra editor C G Holm have read the report of the Public Committee to
Investigate the Swedish Secret Security and Intelligence Services and
find that now there is proof of the fact that the government April 27
1973 ordered illegal surveillance of political opponents - including Contra
predecessor Democratic Alliance. The Attorney General Lennart Geijer himself
signed the order, which was carried out for twentyfive years, and very
likely included surveillance of the author of the article.
Arvid Fredborg - conservative anti-nazi activist
by Tommy Hansson
Arvid Fredborg (1915–1996) was one of the first more well-known
Swedish intellectuals that saw through the facade of national socialism.
His first important contribution was the book "Behind the Wall of
Steel" published in the autumn of 1943, at a time when German troops
surrounded Sweden, all neighbouring countries being occupied by Germany.
Five years later Fredborg published a similarily harsh criticism of national
communism. Fredborg was the Berlin correspondent of the Swedish national
daily Svenska Dagbladet 1941-1943 and in 1944 he founded "Obs",
a policial magazine that was one of the predecessors of Contra.
al-Qaida has turned more flexible
by Allan C. Brownfeld
The massacre on an Indonesian night club on ther island of Bali (in which
six Swedes – five of them girls between 20 and 25 - died), was the
act of al-Qaida and their local henchmen. The massacre shows that the
war on terrorism is not ended. Authorities and public should see this
war as a very long-term affair.
Swedish agents in Estonia during the Cold War
A thriller called ”Ramona” was run on Swedish national television
in the beginning of this year. The story was based on the fact that agents
of Baltic (Estonian and Latvian) origin were shipped from Sweden to the
Baltic countries in the late 1940s in order to gather infomation on thhe
Soviet military forces and their preparations for a possible attack against
Sweden. Contra tells the true background of the "Bureau T" and
its head Thede Palm and the Estonian refugees that were sent across the
Baltic, of which many were killed by the Russians.