Sweden, as we all know, is a neutral country. This explained why the Swedish armed forces were basically organised to fight a Norwegian invasion during the cold war.
Oh, they weren’t? I never thought about that.
And of cause the FRA law had nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that nearly all internet traffic to and from Russia passes through Sweden – I mean the politicians talked about the war on terror and Afghanistan and what not.
Cynical political scientists and historians have a concept for this: Playing the false tune to the public. As staple of small-state foreign policy in this part of the world.