Sweden Makes War

An old, idyllic and false image of a neutral Sweden to all conflicts, makes time which has been blurring. A few days ago gave one further step in the participation of the armed forces of his country into international conflicts. The Swedish Government said that it plans to increase the number of military personnel in Afghanistan, including helicopters and agents of espionage. During the meeting of Ministers of defence of the Union European, the Swedish Government also pledged to participate more actively in vigilance against the pirates that attack on the Somali coast, and in the training of the forces for the defence of that African country. The Swedish Defence Minister, Stan Tolgfors, presented a curious argument to defend the greater involvement of his country in foreign military action, arguing that it was the exercise of solidarity. On the other hand the own Defense Minister says that the Swedish troops are not intended to enter combat, but to protect the construction of schools and infrastructure for the development of Afghanistan. In fact, the reconstruction work are almost nonexistent, and Swedish troops are performing tasks of surveillance that freed American soldiers of that task, to concentrate on fighting the Taliban.

The American military command of NATO troops who are in Afghanistan after the United Nations legalized the invasion ordered by George W. Bush in December 2001, called for greater participation and involvement of the countries of the European Union in that Asian country. Although they do not want, Swedish troops are involved in one or another way in military actions, so covering the surveillance tasks carrying out that fight directly, and more and more often are subject to attacks by the resistance Taliban that identifies them as occupation troops, especially when we are days away from the second round of the election in that country. 8 Years of the American invasion of Afghanistan, the conflict still far resolved, let us remember that even analysts Americans are calling it the Viet Nam of Obama. On the other hand there are fears that the occupation of the country by foreign troops to extend indefinitely, and wants Sweden or not, the possibility to enter in combat, and receive the consequences of participating in a war are increased. It would have to do in the hypothetical case that there is a low Swedish in Afghanistan, as the Minister of Defensa Stan Tolgfors will explain to the families of the military, who fell to defend the solidarity.


It is a hot afternoon. November brought the summer as if it wanted to bring forward the end of the year. Kids go through street with its tired backpacks but with an energy that the proximity of the holidays injected them. This year end seems to be hurried by reach. For a long time it seemed to me that the holidays were like a big circus. Some looked her payasesca smile while others domaban wild beasts that anyway or even tried to leave their cages. Some, like I practiced juggling and were able to run the most difficult tricks combining three or four juggling at the same time. The circus, with that particular mixture of joy and melancholy, always reminded me to new year’s Eve Parties.

This year will be different. No more circus. This year for the first time will not have to juggle. This year will distribute the holidays: Christmas, new year with me. It is odd not to know if it’s anguish, drowning or desolation I don’t know if is, for them or by my. Although denies it, in one way or another I saw it coming. But I always had a good excuse to make me the distracted.

That if wine is late because it has much work that it is difficult to find a moment of intimacy that if the food is ready, clean clothes, House in order all is fine but the caresses that were spacing, kisses flew like birds migrating to another summer with four guys, skin already not be enthralling, not even a little entibiaba under the sheets at night, napping, or in the morning. I became a MOM, Cook, laundress, particular teacher I always thought in all and each one. Their schedules, the clothes they needed for each activity, until their interests, sports, all tv programs was a priority for my.