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Bizarre Swedish politics

When all mainstream parties are in favor of doing away with ancient and archaic system of conscription which results in around forty people being thrown into jail every year for their principled opposition to military service, who speaks in favor of continuing stealing a part of the precious life of young men? The Left!

Sweden, where left wing politics and militarism unite:

Only Left Party leader Lars Ohly has consistently spoken out in favour of retaining military service.

Ohly does however enjoy the support of Håkan Syrén, Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, who Fokus says is likely to talk up the importance of strength in numbers should a threat arise on Sweden’s borders.