Sweden, the land of the Vikings, majestic fjords, and a six-hour workday, is on a collision course with civil war according to an insider security consultant. Professional criminals are taking over the country and steering it toward an internal schism stemming from unbridled gang violence.
Olle Fjordgren (64) is a career international security expert who studied geology, petrology, crystallography, geophysics, and oceanography at the University of Gothenburg. He earned his Masters of Science degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
Fjordgren’s work took him to China, Macao, Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia. He has been employed in hospital laboratories, managed shops, been a security guard and alarm operator at Securitas, worked as a geologist and gemologist, performed as an operations manager, vice president, director, and CEO of several different companies both in Asia and Sweden, security advisor and now runs the family farm near Gothenburg, Sjöbacka.
Swedish journalists Ingrid Carlqvist and Maria Celander publish a news blog.
Celander first interviewed Fjorkdren in September 2013 for the Dispatch International. At that time, the security expert claimed that Sweden was involved in a “low-intensity asymmetric civil war.”
Five years ago, Fjordgren opined that riots, robberies, rapes, and attacking vehicles with fire in Sweden needed to be taken seriously and acted upon rather than being merely a casual topic of conversation at outdoor sausage festivals. “We have to realize that the gangsters have taken over,” he said.
Fjordgren advised that the lawless chaos sweeping through the city suburbs of metropolitan areas such as Biskopsgården in Gothenburg required more than the proposed recreational centers, new jobs, tolerance, and talk about “building bridges” between violent minorities and the established government.
These peaceful initiatives were a complete waste of money, according to Fjordgren The real solution? A national policy of zero tolerance.
Swedish gang members, be they from that country, Yugoslavia, or Arab countries, “must be removed from the streets and charged with the most severe punishment of the law,” he added.
In 2013, Fjordgren warned that Swedish gangs were “gaining ground” and seizing decision-making control from a society that gave in to their demands and looked away from their illegal activities. The situation in his country was “about professional criminals, not about the lack of Ipads or concrete filled sandboxes.”
In December 2018, Fjordgren indicated that the criminal underclass in Sweden was no longer winning, they had succeeded in taking over no-go zones – areas where lawful people – including enforcement personnel – could reasonably expect to be assaulted.
Politicians who turned a blind eye to the growing violence in certain Swedish neighborhoods were reaping “the dragon seed” they had sown with their indifference toward the problem. Sweden was “very close to becoming a failed state” that was incapable of stopping the rampant crime wave.
Fjordgren actually compared his majestic country, with its rich and vibrant Nordic heritage, to a banana republic on a par with Afghanistan or Ethiopia – both of which he had visited. In such places, where state governments were weak or non-existent, all ethnic and socioeconomic groups were prepared to defend themselves because no one trusted the state to do that job.
The security insider maintained that Swedish society was operating under “old, outdated rules.” Traditional police patrols were facing a new type of criminal – individuals and groups who played by their own rules. The militants had “a completely different attitude to power and violence” that the majority of Swedes simply could not understand, Fjordgren said.
Laid-back, easy-going Swedish coddling of gang violence by the authorities was not working. Fjordgren called upon local residents in exclusionary regions to roll up their sleeves and take the initiative to halt the epidemic of drugs and crime.
This citizen-based vigilantism, the consequence of an apathetic and ineffective government, is propelling Sweden toward an inevitable civil war, claimed Fjordgren.
However, the dire situation in Sweden could be remedied, even in its 11th hour, if national leaders took courageous counter-measures rather than serve their own political interests.
Fjordgren said that it is time to stop playing the race card every time the subject of gang violence arises. Decisive political action is the only way to prevent a full-on civil war in Sweden.