The Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, intends to question Barack Obama about NSA spying on the European Union when they meet at a dinner on Wednesday in Stockholm, Sweden. The Prime Minister of Sweden, Fredrik Reinfeldt, has invited his Nordic colleagues to meet with Obama during his visit to Stockholm.
Helle Thorning-Schmidt has previously described the NSA spying situation as “grave.” “We have always supported the EU in its efforts to demand answers from the Americans, and the EU expects answers. Of course, I will also mention this to President Obama,” the Danish Prime Minister said.
There is more growl than bite from the Prime Minister, however, as she also plans to show her support for invading Syria. Is anyone surprised? Helle Thorning-Schmidt will declare their support for a U.S. military action in Syria when the Nordic Heads of State and Government to meet Obama at a working dinner in Stockholm tonight. “I can explain face-to-face our approach to Syria for President Obama. We will tell the Americans that they have a very close ally here that they can count on,” she said. However, she will not promise any military aid from Denmark, because the government has not taken a position on this. “It’s focused solely on political, diplomatic backing to highlight that we should not tolerate that al-Assad has used chemical weapons against its own people,” she said. Apparently the jury is in; Assad is guilty. Just like WMDs in Iraq, no doubt.
Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, has previously said, like a true coward, that the Swedish government does not intend to discuss surveillance during Obama’s visit to Sweden. He argues that “internet surveillance is everywhere in the world.” So I guess that makes it okay in Bildt’s eyes. Why not stop fighting crime while we’re at it, since it’s everywhere in the world too? You may remember Carl Bildt for his indifference to genocide in Bosnia, and if memory serves, he was also the Bush-supporting, bumbling UN inspector prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
I doubt anything will happen as result of Thorning-Schmidt’s questioning over the NSA. And I expect Swedish media and politicians to faun over Obama just as they do in America, which is ironic because Swedes are the most racist bunch I’ve ever met. In fact they have a popular dessert that the Swedes call “n*gger balls.” They look like chocolate balls to be, but the Swedes prefer the racist name. I wonder if they’ll be served to Obama at dinner tonight.