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The Swedish deep state

The Swedish deep state is not yet very well documented here.


Although a country that prides itself on social equality, it has a small, but virulently reactionary section of the bourgeoisie, including the aristocracy, business leaders and in the military. The country's military-industrial complex includes arms companies such as Bofors, Saab, Kockums and Volvo Defense, which depend on exports to stay profitable. Another deep state element is the Wallenberg family, one of Europe's leading banking and industry dynasties.[citation needed] A third element is section of the Social Democrat movement. In its anti-communist zeal, it allied with other deep state actors and foreign spooks.


Sweden is home to Sveriges Riksbank, the world's oldest central bank.


  • The extraordinary psychological warfare campaign in the 1980s to unseat the Social Democrat government under Olof Palme. Over a period of several years, US and NATO submarines penetrated Swedish territorial waters, with the intention of being observed. This campaign happened in collaboration with the Swedish admiralty, and created major embarrassment for the elected government. See the documentary The Reagan Method (Film). This false flag method was used again briefly in 2014-15, to influence public opinion against Russia.
  • The IB-affair, where the Social Democratic Party had its own private intelligence service, cooperating with the government intelligence services, to spy on members of the unions, antiwar and peace movements, and weed out unwanted left wing elements. This surveillance would have been illegal if done by the government, hence the preference for a quasi-private solution. [1] IB also forwarded this information to the CIA. It is known that IB also did intelligence work abroad, especially against military targets in Arab countries like Egypt and against pro-Palestinian movements, information that was forwarded to the Israeli Mossad; and against Vietnam and antiwar-movements, information that was given to the US.
  • The sinking of the ferry M/S Estonia in 1994, killing over 800 people. A scandalously inadequate investigation covered up and ignored countless investigative threads. Theories involve NATO or Russian submarines sinking it, a bomb onboard, a failed attempt to transfer contraband while in rough weather on the high seas, and insurance fraud.[2]
  • The Congress for Cultural Freedom and other US covert initiatives heavily influenced the Swedish press. The editor Herbert Tingsten and other editors across the political spectrum published several dozen stories every week given to them by the US services, without mentioning the source.[citation needed]
  • The deep state politician Carl Bildt deserves his own entry. He was proven to be a confidential source of the US embassy (ie agent of influence). He was involved in many of the other events mentioned here, or in the investigation commitees of them. Since retiring as Swedish PM, he has been active abroad serving US/NATO foreign policy objectives.[citation needed]


Olof Palme

Full article: Olof Palme/Assassination
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An alleged SADF Military Intelligence report, dated 15 October 1985 (4½ months before his assassination) concluded that Palme "should be seen as an enemy of the State."

The Swedish Prime Minister, Olof Palme, was assassinated on 28 February 1986, 4½ months after a document alleged to be a SADF Military Intelligence report concluded that Palme "should be seen as an enemy of the [South African] State." UK television reported on the day that Swedish police "don't suspect a political motive... they think, it could be the work of a madman".[3]

Anna Lindh

The politician Anna Lindh was assassinated on 11 September 2003, in the run up to a Swedish referendum about EU membership, possibly by a "lone nut".


No Swedes are known to have attended Le Cercle.[4]