Taking a child away from a competent family is the height of evil behavior on the part of a state. It is also ultimately suicidal, because nothing pisses a man off more than that, and competent men can make their anger keenly felt in a fragile society. Sweden IS a fragile society, perhaps even moreso than the United States because of the climate. Probably you'll get away with it this time Sweden, but I'd be shocked if you weren't running at least a 1 in 100 chance of national destruction each time you pull something like this.
Hint: your power grid is the lifeline of your population, and it is likely just as vulnerable as that of the US. You've probably got other bottlenecks in your JIT infrastructure that are exceedingly vulnerable to attack besides this, and I wager you've got about as much slack in your system as in the US---which is to say a criminally low level. Machiavelli would counsel you better than to do things like this. You think that guy Breivik in neighboring Norway was bad? You'd wish for a hundred like him rather than one who simply wants to see your system burn and has the necessary competencies to do so. Tread very carefully.
Of course you won't. It isn't in your nature. The fact that you snatched his son while he and his family were in the process of leaving the country for good for India is indicative of that. So you'll likely receive the cup of wrath that God has stored up for you through your malice, arrogance, and lack of foresight. Lots of innocent people are going to die, because you insist on manufacturing enemies of an existential nature out of whole cloth and eventually, one of them is going to strike you a blow you can't endure. But hey, at least it will reduce your carbon footprint, right?
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