By David Robie in The New Zealand Times
Is Sweden breaching its long tradition of neutrality and secretly cooperating with Nato countries? Yes, believes controversial New Zealand peace researcher Owen Wilkes. If true, disclosure that the Swedish military really is cooperating with Western nations would be politically disastrous in Sweden.
And Wilkes may have touched a panic button by his “snooping” on the Swedish defence communications system.
“The reason why I got into trouble on this case is simply that Sweden doesn’t want the public discussing the details of military policy the way it is happening in other countries, like Britain and West German,” he says.
[Owen Wilkes was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by researchers at the University of Canterbury].