Sweden’s Walking Diplomatic Disaster

It seems that pretty much everything is going wrong for Sweden’s Foreign Minister these days.

Margot Wallström, of the Social Democratic Party, ascended with much fanfare to the post of Foreign Minister in the fall of 2014. She had introduced a completely new concept: a feminist foreign policy. In the Statement of Foreign Policy of 2015, she asserted that “A feminist foreign policy is now being formulated, the purpose of which is to combat discrimination against women, improve conditions for women and contribute to peace and development.”

One year later, we now know the outcome: “Feminist foreign policy” is not so much about protecting women’s interests, as it is about fawning over the Arab states and the Palestinians — and constantly attacking Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East.

  • Sweden wants to be finished as a country.

    Why stop it?

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Hey Wallström! Hey Merkel! Go move to Mecca, and while you’re at it you can always room together. Europe doesn’t need or want or support you any longer.

  • El Martyachi

    In fairness, not all female Swedish foreign ministers are ….. ahhh to hell with it.

  • El Martyachi

    O/T – good post on duelling over at ~esr’s

    I’m bringing this up now because I want to put a stake in the ground. I have a personal theory about why Europo-American dueling largely (though not entirely) died out between 1850 and 1900 that I think is at least as well justified as the conventional account, and I want to put it on record.

    First, the undisputed facts: dueling began a steep decline in the early 1840s and was effectively extinct in English-speaking countries by 1870, with a partial exception for American frontier regions where it lasted two decades longer. Elsewhere in Europe the code duello retained some social force until World War I.

    • Have you ever read O’Brien’s Aubrey-Maturin novels? Set during the Napoleonic Wars. Lots of dueling in those, and as a general rule it isn’t all that lethal. Except when it is.

  • mauser 98

    from IndiaTimes …??

    German Gangs Are Beating Up Immigrants After Syrian Refugees Sexually Assault Germany’s Women

    “attackers were members of rocker and hooligan gangs who via Facebook
    arranged to meet in downtown Cologne to start a “manhunt” of foreigners.”

    • Blacksmith

      LOOONG overdue IMO

      • Clinton

        I’ll bet the German police will be all over these groups. Packs
        of rapist refugees, however, will continue to operate untouched.
        Too politically inconvenient.

      • lolwut?

        Taking out the leaders and support structure is a bigger priority.

        Start locally with the ones with little or no security and then work up the chain of command.

        Merkel can’t operate with her underlings and the support structure removed from the picture.

  • mauser 98

    … the plot thickens

    The far-right group Soldiers of Odin has begun patrolling cities in Finland


    • Blacksmith


    • lolwut?

      They are also being arrested for doing so.

      Can’t remember which site I read that, but there were photos of them being arrested.

      • mauser 98

        natch …. 3rd world rapists have run of the place

  • Blacksmith

    “the purpose of which is to combat discrimination against women, improve
    conditions for women and contribute to peace and development.”
    Hey dumbass, Muzzloids treat women worse than farm animals.

    • mobuyus

      Geez if having your women folk raped by an invasive sub-species is an improvement.just how fucking bad were things before?

  • Tanya

    What a boofhead!
    The only people whose rights she is willing to protect are the very ones that would kill her given the chance. Sweden stopped being a western country years ago, it is now a hole of rape,murder and mayhem brought to you by everybody’s favorite religion of peace!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Fuck Sweden. Israel does more trade with Vietnam than with Sweden.

  • Ed

    Who knew Swedish feminists loved doing the ficki ficki with the middle east???

  • Hard Little Machine

    The entire contingent of everyone who works for or at the Swedish foreign ministry must be persona non grata and banned from entry to Israel. Period.

  • Editor

    She said it. “A feminist foreign policy”. Seems to be working out pretty good for them. Just let her loose. Should be quite a show.