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March 22, 2017
Happy Sweden getting ready for war?
We learned this week that Sweden is the ninth happiest country in the world. We also learned this week that happy Sweden is worried about war: Sweden is reactivating thousands of Cold War bunkers across the country as fears of a military confrontation with Russia build. Shelters on the Baltic Island of Gotland will be prioritized for comprehensive checks after it was identified as a likely target for Russian invasion last year. Sweden's most populous island has been the site of a dramatic buildup of military training more than a decade after being demilitarized. In light of the "special situation," inspections of hundreds of underground shelters in Gotland will be stepped up, according to Swedish Radio. Am I the only one who sees something weird about these stories? On one hand, we read that Swedes are so happy. On the other hand, they are reactivating nuclear bunkers. ...(Read Full Post)