Skip to comments.Sweden to buy $1 billion U.S. Patriot air defense missile system
Posted on 11/14/2017 12:34:06 PM PST by SaveMySweden
Sweden will start negotiations on a $1.2 billion Raytheon Co Patriot air defense missile system, as interest in missile defense systems strengthens amid heightened regional tensions and ballistic missile technology improves globally.
Sweden needs to buy some anti-jihadi missiles to use in their muzzie enclaves.
NOW they claim some interest in defense. Must be because of the significant moslem hordes that need defending.
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Not only that, but they're going to keep screwing around with this ABM stuff surrounding Russia and Russia will end up doing something they don't expect and can't counter so easily.
Put a sub with mach five cruise missiles three hundred miles of the US coast and how much of the US is within four minutes of being turned into dust? What about mach 7 or 8?
They already go to Congress and and say they're having a tough time finding Russian subs and therefore need a few hundreds of billions of extra cash and they're falling all over one another in the rush to convince Russia to build more subs rather than land based missiles.
And no, it's not like the Reagan "bankrupt em'" gambit since China is rapidly becoming the major market for Russian goods and services. Not to mention the fact that we're telling everyone in the EU that the beatings will continue until morale improves.
"Weve posted in the past about a Europe-wide militarized police force called EUGENDFOR (see here and here). The following investigation by Seneca III concerns a new military concordance in Europe in which the armed forces of member states will be subordinate to a centralized command structure."
PESCO and a Brief Look at the Machinations of the EU Neo-Fascist State
by Seneca III
Caveat: Whilst the main thrusts of this article and are intended primarily for UK consumption, particularly with reference to Brexit, it should also be of deep concern to all Europeans, especially European nationalists with an eye on independence and, because of the implications for the future of NATO, it may be of significant interest to Americans and Canadians as well.
Introduction: What is PESCO?
From their own lips:
A broad consensus by all EU Member States on the modalities for launching Permanent Structured Cooperation in the field of defence could lead to a legal decision as early as December, with some 30 projects for concrete cooperation between countries already on the table
European Union ministers of defence, meeting informally in Tallinn on 7 September under the aegis of the Estonian Presidency, were in broad agreement on how to move ahead with Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) on defence, paving the way for a legal decision launching PESCO possibly by the end of the year
The High Representative pointed out that PESCO was as much if not more about cooperating more as about investing more. What we are offering is a platform for joining investments, joining projects and in this manner, overcoming the fragmentation that is characterising currently especially the environment of defence industry in Europe. In this way, the European industrial framework in the sector of defence will be enormously enabled to play a major role globally, and the European Union would then be, I think, really a credible security provider globally  (My italics, S III)
Yes, quite, and remember
WHOEVER CONTROLS THE ARMED FORCES CONTROLS THE COUNTRY, AND WHOEVER CONTROLS THE KEYS TO THE ARMOURY CONTROLS THE ARMED FORCES
It is understood that if the UK Government hands over confirmation of their approval of PESCO military integration by the end of November 2017 British military forces will fall into foreign hands. The matter can then not be overturned until we revert to our Common Law which is precisely what May and the other Remainers in Westminster appear to be trying to prevent happening by their delaying tactics, obfuscation and downright sabotage of Brexit, and Brexit is all about one basic question: Who controls Britain?
After 350 years of peaceful constitutional evolution and changes of government, the British people are almost entirely concerned about voting, trade and money, and we risk forgetting the fundamental reality that Parliaments control over our own armed forces is now at serious risk.
The Hungarians learnt this truth the hard way in 1956, and the Catalonians may well be getting the same lesson rather soon.
What it means for the UK
Already, an Italian General with a remarkable collection of decorations and adornments, Claudio Graziano, has been chosen to lead the European Military Committee.
[PESCO #02: General Claudio Graziano]
Well, that inspires confidence, of course (Hmm ), but really it should be of no concern because there is no doubt who will be the real Commander-in-Chief, and that is something that Macron already acknowledges.
[PESCO #02: Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron]
How very Vichy, and in its own way quite disturbing France, with its now Sarkozy-depleted (290-warhead) nuclear arsenal, is the only other nuclear armed state in the EU apart from the UK, and I do wonder who will end up controlling our nuclear arsenal if we sign up to this pernicious PESCO project?
The early effects of this are even now being felt within our defence industry, and yet were still debating whether or not to join! A decision to be made by the UK Government on Monday next [i.e. tomorrow, the 13th] as I understand.
Brexit-supporting veterans have criticised EU rules on competition and tendering for the Governments decision to open naval contracts to foreign shipbuilders.
Contracts to build three 40,000 tonne Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessels will be subject to open competition because they are non-warships, according to Minister for Defence Procurement Harriet Baldwin.
The announcement has caused dismay among Britains shipbuilders, with the GMB trade union complaining that it undermines the national interest.
Major-General Julian Thompson, who led Britains land forces during the Falklands War (erratum at source, see below) and now chairs Veterans for Britain, has previously told Breitbart London that EU defence procurement law means member-states are increasingly prevented from allocating defence contracts to their own manufacturers, and that the key exemptions that existed in that area are being eliminated under changes to the EU Procurement Directive.
Maj-Gen Thompson has also highlighted the negative role of the EUs schemes to integrate European defence, and the danger of Britain remaining entangled in these schemes even after Brexit.
Recent EU policy changes also mean that member-states will not even be able to plan defence industrial strategy and procurement independently without major input across the planning process from the EU Commission and the European Defence Agency, he noted. 
And so it begins.
why the hell does Sweden need an anti-missile system? who in their right mind would waste money on blasting Sweden with missiles?
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