The term no-go zone appeared a few years ago in Sweden, and was a term for suburbs with many foreigners that were plagued by violence and crime, and where it was difficult for the police to maintain Swedish law. By mainstream media and politicians, this term was immediately questioned, while many policemen in these areas confirmed that both the concept and the definition were correct.
Politically elected chiefs of the police and their missionary politicians contradicted the term by calling them "areas of exclusion," with the definition that these were areas where it was the community and the collective Swedish people's fault that the areas had become so. No responsibility was taken by themselves.
Now both terms are obsolete in some areas. The situation in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby is so serious that it can be compared with a war zone.
The words are not coming from some crazed right-wing blogger, but from Lise Tamm, who from the turn of the year becomes the acting head of the National Unit against International and Organized Crime, working against organized crime in Sweden.
- Rinkeby is almost like a war zone. When the police work there, they work as the armed forces would work, she says in an interview with Swedish Radio, and continues:
- And then I thought: What did they do in Colombia when they disarmed the Farc guerrilla, what did you do in El Salvador when the war ended? What have they done in other parts of the world where they had such great problems for many, many years? Is there any solution, one has to think outside the box.
Well, in case Tamm doesn't know, the Farc guerilla is still active but strongly reduced after Colombian government forces backed by US military aid took out (killed) many of its leaders and raided its bases. And it's pretty pointless to talk about what to do after a civil war before it even starts, which it likely will.
But of course, anything is better than to offer the thugs coffee and asking them nicely to behave, which has actually been tried in the surreal country.
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