fritzi
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Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:43 am

http://edition.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/europe/09/10/sweden.stabbing/index.html



CNN said she was only stabbed in her arm but Swedish media says she was also stabbed in the abdomen and chest.



For Swedes:

http://www.expressen.se/expressen/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=10&a=61337
 
JAL777
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:49 am

These kind of people don't carry around security?  Confused
 
DoorsToManual
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:56 am

Related to the euro referendum? I guess we will learn more in the next few hours...
 
Qb001
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:08 am

Strange. It reminds me that the mystery surrounding the murder of former PM Olof Palme has never be solved.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
 
racko
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:12 am

Lindh has been the on of the most actives persosn in the Pro-€uro campaign (referendum on Sunday), is one of the most popular politicans in Sweden and is considered as one of the candidates to succeed Persson as PM.
 
Alessandro
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:03 am

Yes, she´s on the operation table right now, she got stabbed at one of her wrists, 5-8cm long cut about 4 cm deep according to the young nurse (a visitor to the shopping centre). Also stabbed in the stomach which she´s
being operated for, the attacker was covered with blood when he left and
still on the run.
Basically sad, very sad, slack security again....
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Alessandro
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:13 am

They´re still doing surgery, her liver seem to be damaged and internal bleeding, misery....
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CPH-R
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:16 am

JAL777,
you'd be surprised if you knew how lax security is around these people. I mean, in Denmark, the PM is listed in the phone book, so anyone can call him if they like.
Also, our former secretary of finance is known for riding his bike to/from parliament.

I wonder if this will result in a landslide in the Euro-referendum. I mean, if the attacker is found & he's anti-Euro, it would result in a massive amount of sympathy. That's how Pim Fortyuen's party won the election in the Netherlands.
 
DoorsToManual
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:42 am

Actually, I would like to read Swedish members' views on the euro (if indeed they have one).

As an outsider, there never seems to be any solid case FOR the euro being any better than the existent local currency (at least that is the feeling of some commentators here in the UK) so it seems more of a political question (do you want to join this part of the EU project?)

Any opinions welcome, especially from our Swedish members.
 
Alessandro
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:48 am

Sorry, it´s just too much right now.
Latest update is that the found some of the bloody clothes from the attacker has been found.
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DoorsToManual
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:53 am

Ooops, I apologise, I have belatedly realised my above post wasn't in the best of taste.

Apologies.
 
fritzi
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 5:14 am

DoorsToManual,

If you want to know, I voted yes a couple of days ago!
 
mika
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 5:47 am

I'm for it aswell.



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DoorsToManual
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 5:52 am

Ok, I take it I'm not offending anyone by asking:

Who do you think will win in the referendum? According to newspapers in the UK, it's closer now than it was before, but there still appears to be a slightly bigger 'no' camp - any truth in this, and do you still think Sweden will vote to join in the end?
 
JoakimE
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:19 pm

Swedish media is now reporting that Anna Lindh has died due to the injuries that she got yesterday  Crying
 
Alessandro
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:20 pm

May her soul rest in peace.
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CPH-R
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:33 pm

Indeed - such a shame.

I think most people were happy to hear that she was improving, but apparently she simply had too many internal bleedings.
 
JBirdAV8r
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RE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Stabbed

Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:50 pm

Indeed. I just hope that the apparently great, well-liked Swedish official will get the attention and respect she very much deserves from the United States today.

God rest her soul, and bless Sweden.
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