SUMMARY IN ENGLISH
CONTRA # 5 2003
Why the Soviet Union didn't survive
by Gunnar Palm
”The Ghost” that threatened Europe collapsed and died in
1990. At that time the sickness was obvious since a long time. But only
a few doctors were able to put a correct diagnosis early. Historians say
that every generation has to rewrite world history. The idea behind that
statement is that new events put new light on history, which affects choice
of and interpretation of sources. Gunnar Palm explains why so few were
able to understand the Soviet collapse in advance.
A jewish fate in nazi Europe
by Isabella Hansson
Our second article on national socialism, in connection with the 70th
anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s usurpation of power, is dealing with
the fate of Anne Frank. The evil of national socialism is seen in the
short life history of the young jewish girl.
Religion, politics and nationalism
by Allan C. Brownfeld
Conflicts that seem impossible to solve, like between India and Pakistan,
Israel and the Palestinians, Croats, Serbs and Bosniaks, all involve aspects
of religion and nationalism. When religion turns into a government affair
– irrespective of what government and what religion – religion
is turned into an instrument of government power instead of a vehicle
for moral values. Religion turns into an instrument of the government,
irrespective of the moral value in government policies.
Anna Lindh a victim of the socialist society
by Tommy Hansson
The late foreign secretary of Sweden, Anna Lindh, was stabbed to death
in an exclusive department store in Stockholm. Like many other top politicans
of today she had never had a non-political employment, starting her career
as chairman of the Young Socialists and later member of parliament and
minister. She was one of Olof Palme’s ”boys and girls”
(Prime Minister Olof Palme also was assasinated in downtown Stockholm,
in 1986). Palme was a model for young Anna, as was revolutionary Ernesto
”Che” Guevara, a poster of whom was in her room when she was
young. Anna Lindh died as a victim of socialist helath policy, a psychopath
that never was put into custody in a mental institution, because of socialist
health ideology, stabbed her to death.
Rebel Ture Nerman
The author and politician Ture Nerman was one of the most well-known political
activists in his time. For very long he was a ”red hero”.
When Lenin passed Stockholm on his journey from Switzerland to Petrograd
and the Revolution in 1917, the young Communist Ture Nerman was one of
those who took care of him in Stockholm. Today Ture Nerman is best known
as the editor of ”Trots Allt”, the paper that always caused
furour at the German Embassy during World War II. During his later years
Ture Nerman turned into a staunch anti-communist, a warm friend of the
United States and an advocate of Swedish membership in NATO.
Svante Hjertstrand and Ture Nerman became friends in Nya Tisdagklubben
Svante Hjertstrand, for many years editor of ”Argument” (the
Contra of the 1960s) and member of Nya Tisdagsklubben was one of Ture
Nermans friends in the 1960s:
–Ture Nerman was one in the circle surrounding ”Argument”,
and he always was interested in the articles published. He had many good
ideas. Most important for him was firendship with the United States and
the security that was offered through good relations with the US.
In the palace of the Czar
by Tommy Hansson
Livadija Palace in the ouskirts of Yalta on the Krimean peninsula is known
for two things: it was the summer residence of the Russian Czar and it
was the meeting place for the winning parties in World War II, during
the famous Yalta Conference in February 1945. The Palace today is a tourist
sight, visited recently by Contra editor Tommy Hansson.
East German murder squad succesful in Stockholm; killing
closed as accident by Stockholm Police
by C G Holm
November 19 1984 TV journalist Cats Falk and her friend Lena Gräns
disappeared. They had visited a Restaurant in Stockholm and left it at
9.30 p. m. in the white Reanult of Ms Gräns.
More than six months later the car was found deep in the mud in a Stockholm
harbour. And the two ladies were in the car, strapped in their seat belts.
A drug addict had seen the car being pushed into the harbour, and later
told the police. That was why it could be retrieved in the mud. The Stockholm
Police later closed the case as an accident. In spite of the fact that
TV journalist Cat Falk had stated that she had hot stuff, going to crown
her career as journalist shortly. Documents found at her office and in
her flat show that her research concerned arms smuggling, Sedish defense
company Bofors, East Germany and Iran.
A few months ago, in 2003, a German Stasi officer was arrested in Berlin.
He was a member of a East German murder squad and the two young Swedish
women were two of its victims.
Swedish Secret Sevice protected Iranian murder squad
by Ardavan Khoshnood
In 1979 Iran was hit by revolution. The Shah had to leave the country
in order to avoid a bloodbath and a few weeks later ayatollah Khomieni
was in charge and the Islamic Republic was formed. Hundreds of thousands
of Iranians were executed and millions were exiled. The Islamic Republic
had murder squads active in countries with many Iranian refugees, like
Sweden, during the 1990s. Swedish Secret Service (SÄPO) protected
the murder squad, when Iranian activist Karim Mohammadzadeh was assassinated
in the town of Nynäshamn and the case was investigated by local police.
The SÄPO operations made it impossible for the local police authorities
to solve the crime and the murderers, employed by the Islamic Republic,
were able to leave the country.