Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006
During late February 1986, Bergling was released on compassionate leave from prison to get married, and the CIA, with help from Säpo, was in the process of setting him up as the Soviet assassin of statsminister Olof Palme when he attended the cinema on the night of the 28th. The Agency's Rod Carlsson was attempting to persuade him to flee while station chief Jennone Walker got Säpo to bug the phones of the Soviet Embassy and its KGB residency in the hope that Bergling would make calls to make the necessary arrangements.
Fortunately for us, the Soviets had been tipped off about the plot by other spies, particularly the CIA's Aldrich 'Rick' Ames and the Bureau's Robert Hanssen, and the Soviets were nowhere near the Embassy, especially its KGB residency, if Bergling decided to call. If he ever had any plans for leaving, he certainly dropped them when no one at the Embassy answered the phone.
On the day of the murder, a friend of Gunnarsson's was surprised to see that he had shaved off his moustache.
On the night of the assassination, Gunnarsson did everything he could to make it look as if he were the assassin.
The police were so eager to indict him that it showed a key witness a photograph of Gunnarsson before a police lineup including him
While Gunnarsson did not shoot Palme, he might well have known who did
One of the most infamous Swedish criminals through all times, Lars-Inge Svartenbrandt (who has changed his name to Lars Ferm) was yesterday sentenced to five years in prison for two armed robberies by the municipal court in Falun.
During the last forty-seven years he has spent more time in prison than outside.
Originally posted by skulb
reply to post by Flying Flyn
Discussing the degree of involvment of Pettersson in this killing is exactly like debating Oswalds part in the JFK hit. Even if they did the shootings, alone or with other killers, its ridiculous to believe that you have therefore in any way solved the case. How hard is it to hire someone to kill a political leader whose policies you disapprove of?
Similarily looking at PFF, Mossad, the PLO or even more ridiculously the "extreme right in Sweden" is a total waste of time. As if any of them would have been able to load a gun, find an adress and identify Palme, all in one evening. They can scarcely walk and chew gum at the same time.
In the VP office in Washington at the time of Palmes death sat the son of a leading nazi in WW2, the former director of CIA whose black op team there was highly implicated in the JFK assassination, the link specifically being a man called E. Howard Hunt. Hunt lost a libel lawsuit against a magazine that had accused him of killing JFK. Since he lost they therefore concluded that he in fact did kill JFK.
Furthermore Bush has later been exposed as a major drugrunner and armsdealer during his vice-presidency, all conducted out of the White House.
Considering the moral qualities of this man and his obscene family, as well as his experience and inclination towards political assassinations, and considering his desire at the time to funnel arms to Iran (formally an enemy of the US) through neutral arms contracting nations (such as Sweden), and Palmes indignant refusal of this disgusting proposition, the notion that Christer Pettersson is important in the solving of the Palme hit is totally absurd.
The investigation was with all possible clarity a coverup from the start, and Pettersson a scapegoat who was coerced into confessing.
For more information about Bush that might help you see why he should be the prime suspect in the murder of Palme, Webster Tarpley has written an unauthorized Bush-biography which is readable online here: www.tarpley.net...
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Originally posted by Flying Flyn
PS: This topic makes me think of the murder of that swedish minister lady. It was a really sad event. Was the killer affiliated with a extremist group or was he just some lone nut?
Sweden's government has proposed abolishing the statute of limitations for crimes that can lead to life imprisonment. Under current laws, suspects for crimes that include murder, genocide and major acts of terrorism can not be prosecuted if 25 years have elapsed since the crime was committed.
With opposition justice experts also welcoming the proposal, the bill is expected to pass into law in mid-2010, a few months before the 25th anniversary of the still unsolved murder of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme.
Two years after the shooting, petty thief Christer Pettersson was arrested and convicted for Palme’s killing, but the case was later overturned on appeal.
3 Feb 10
With a time limit for murder indictments currently set at 25 years, the search for Palme's killer had been due to come to an end in 2011.
But on Wednesday Sweden's parliament passed a bill exempting certain crimes from the statute of limitations. these include murder, manslaughter, human rights violations, genocide and terrorism. The new legislation comes into effect on July 1st this year.
As the new law will apply retroactively, murders committed by adult perpetrators in the last quarter century and onwards no longer have an expiry date for prosecution.
January 18, 2011
According to a German investigation, the killer of Olof Palme was in the pay of the Yugoslav secret service and the assassination was part of a Balkan plot that stretched from Belgrade to Stockholm, and even to Kirkcaldy in Fife.
According to Focus magazine, which traditionally has good contacts with the German security services, Mr Sindicic, 67, claims that the Yugoslav secret service killed Mr Palme and planned to pin the killing on right-wing Croatian separatists - a thorn in the side of the Yugoslav leadership - and thus discredit them in the eyes of the world.
Josip Broz Tito, the former Yugoslav dictator, had ordered his secret police to assassinate dissidents across the world, whatever the cost. If Croatian "extremists" could be shown to have killed Mr Palme, Western governments would be forced to stop sheltering them. Mr Tito died in 1980 but the policy continued.
The Yugoslav secret service never managed to persuade the Swedes or other nations that the Croats were behind the killing.
The magasine also reports that Palme’s killer, now 65, lives in Zagreb, Croatia and works for a private security firm.
Swedish Supreme Court justice and former Chancellor of Justice Göran Lambertz has drawn fire from the high court's Chief Justice over an apparent attempt to get involved in the ongoing investigation into the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme.
Lambertz clarified, however, that a judge should not get involved in an investigation by, for example, conducting surveillance, offering tips, or trying to "convince investigators to work in a certain way".
"I think Marianne Lundius may have imagined that I was getting involved in the Palme investigation in the ways mentioned above. But that's not the case at all," wrote Lambertz.
The night he was murdered on a Stockholm street, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme requested protection from security service Säpo, but the call went unanswered, the slain politician's son has claimed.
He had views on how I looked and how I behaved. That I was unshaven and stuff. He provoked me. Then I would get rid of him as quickly as possible