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In September 2005 Alexander Lindgren, Baha Kadhum and Dieya Kadhum were arrested in a police sting operation to recover a stolen painting. All three have since had their convictions overturned by Sweden’s Supreme Court. Art of the Heist s1e6: The Big Sting, opening text, 2007
On December 22nd 2000 three of the world’s greatest art treasures were stolen from the National Museum in Stockholm. Together the Rembrandt and two Renoir paintings were valued at $50,000,000. ibid.
At five minutes to five, just as the museum is closing, three thieves armed with a sub-machine gun and two pistols burst into the gallery. They force the museum’s security staff and the remaining terrified visitors to the floor. ibid.
They have been in the gallery less than a minute. ibid.
They make for the jetty and their awaiting boat. ibid.
Two car fires occurred near the museum at the same time as the robbery. ibid.
The first thief into the museum actually bothered to buy an entrance ticket. ibid.
Security protecting these masterpieces was virtually non-existent. ibid.
A little more than a week after the robbery police knew the identity of key members of the gang. ibid.
They traced calls made to the boat seller to a second phone. ibid.
Iron turned Sweden into one of the almighty nations in Europe. But it owes its strength to one man: Christopher Polhem, whose genius forged its power. 1620: and the survival of Sweden depended on its ability to produce high quality iron ... Through a quirk of geology it sat on one of the richest iron-ore deposits in the world. Ronald Top, Industrial Revelations s3e9: The European Story: Iron Man of Sweden, Discovery 2005
To produce sixty tons of iron you need a hundred and twenty tons of charcoal. Now, to produce a hundred and twenty tons of charcoal you need to slowly burn twelve hundred tons of wood. ibid.
Swedish iron is free of impurities such as sulphur and phosphorus so it is very strong. ibid.
In the late eighteenth century Sweden had no heavy industry to speak of ... A canal was built linking all these lakes together. They called it the Göta Canal. Ronald Top, More Industrial Revelations s4e10: Europe – Swedish Waterworks, Discovery 2006
If we heard that somebody starved to death in Sweden or Switzerland, we would be shocked. P J O’Rourke
We’re in Sweden, it’s May Day, and … it sounds like things are going to get quite serious. The Rise of Sweden’s Far Left Militants aka Sweden’s War on Fascists, Vice 2014
In Europe the rise of the far right has become impossible to ignore … In Sweden though the emergence of a left-wing extremist group has seen anti-fascists waging war against the far right. It’s known as the Revolutionary Front. ibid.
Sweden: Deadly Violence at Highest Levels Since Records Began. Testing Tolerance, Breitbart online, RT 2018
‘Let’s do something now. We’ll take back our Sweden.’ ibid. dissenter
Sweden is considered one of the most refugee-friendly countries in the world: that’s after taking in more asylum-seekers per capita than anywhere else in Europe. ibid.
The Soldiers of Odin are gathering for their weekly street patrol. ibid.