Today, the leaders of the opposition parties in Sweden, Mona Sahlin (S), Lars Ohly (VpK) and Peter Eriksson (Mp), is writing in Svenska Dagbladet about the Baltic pipeline that Russia wants to build from a little bit outside the old FinnoSwedish Castle Viborg (that is nowadays under Russian occupation) to Greitsweld (?) in the northern parts of Germany. Since the old German socialist Schröder was in charge, connections have never been better between Germany and Russia. Or maybe it has, but then we have to go back as far as the Nazi-Soviet nonaggression and friendship pact which divided Europe between the German Third Reich and the Soviet Union.
It is extremely (mark my words) seldom that I agree with what any of these hippies/socialists/communists/feminists has to say, but in this case I’m all with them. The pipeline not only threatens our beautiful Nordic nature, but it also threatens our safety. Instead I suggest we join Poland and the Baltic States in examining the possibility of rerouting the pipeline onto dry land.
We ought to seriously listen to these countries when it comes to dealing with Russia. Sweden and Europe tend to forget quickly, but these countries have suffered so much from Russian aggression so they know what Russia means. Russia, nevertheless if it is a Tsar-empire, a communistic empire, or a quasi-communistic/fascistic-non-democratic so-called democracy under Putin, has always meant bad business for its neighboring countries!
We should also bare in mind the Baltic Sea’s sensitive ecosystem. We should be proud of our nature here. It is a stunning sight and we should really cherish it better! And then again, it is our nature, and the Russians have no right to destroy it!