Switzerland arming in preparation for European meltdown?

http://rt.com/news/switzerland-prepares-europe-unrest-263/

The Swiss Army is preparing contingency plans for violent unrest across Europe. A nation mostly famous for its banks, watches and chocolate fears it may face a massive influx of European refugees in the near future.

One of the world’s richest nations openly expressed concerns over the possible outcome of Europe’s continuing financial troubles, and is currently conducting army exercises against the possibility of riots along its borders.

In September, the Swiss military conducted exercises dubbed ‘Stabilo Due,’ with scenarios involving violent instability across the EU.

Switzerland has maintained an avowedly neutral stance for decades, and refused to join the eurozone when presented with the opportunity.

Bern’s biggest fear is likely the disorganization of neighboring nations’ armies that would follow general instability; the eurozone crisis and the severe austerity measures in the EU are forcing member-states to significantly slash their military budgets. If protest continues to spread across Europe, police and armed forces may find themselves ill-equipped to manage the unrest.

I will not rule out that we will need the army in the coming years,” Swiss Defense Minister Ueli Maurer said last Sunday.

The Swiss Defense Ministry has pressed ahead to modernize the country’s army despite political opposition. With its multibillion-Franc military budget and an army of around 200,000 soldiers, the country also plans to purchase new ‘Saab Gripen’ jet fighters.

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when the swiss are preparing for riots and war and similar..you know things are getting very hot in the kitchen..

401

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15 Responses to “Switzerland arming in preparation for European meltdown?”

  1. Reblogged this on RD Revilo.

  2. A Swiss friend says they have been buying planes they genuinely dont need. Planes big enough to carry nukes.

  3. people going to get money from swiss banks…..that havent really got it?

  4. hmmm. and the guards that protect the vatican are from … ?

  5. We’ve been doing these exercices for many decades now. Because that’s what we do in the swiss army! We don’t train to kill some folks in the desert or the dschungle. Just defend land and live of Switzerland. Nothing new here – just another media spin

    • I guess it’s the words used to describe “why” that interested me. Like the Benghazi video xxx commented on, some articles I put up are not as part of the doom cycle or that I necessarily even believe them, but to show how things are presented to sheep all over the world. :) or I liked the story and see what debate can be created. Best part is I have many worldwide peeps on the ground to confirm or deny events like yourself. :)

  6. I absolutely share your opinion. Everywhere people get unemployed, poor, angry whatever… and there will be riots all over in Europe.
    But believe me. I served in the artillery. Already 15 years ago most of my Battery was regrouped to a Territorial force. Because they thought the real dangers will come from riots in or mainly around Switzerland. We did totally similar exercices all the times the last 15 or more years.
    The topic now is that the military wants to buy these new war planes and because many people think we shouldnt spend so much money now for jets, the military tries to tell us the enemy is everywhere and we have to be prepared big time. It’s a big discussion in Switzerland at the moment and this is the main reason for these reports in the newspapers.

  7. Ehm, “I served in the artillery” doesn’t mean I was a professional soldier, haha. Every healthy swiss guy has to go to the army. Fore month basic army education and then every year another 3 weeks to refresh the skills, learn about the new weapons, think about new enemies :)

    • Need the enemy to be everywhere sounds familiar! I wonder why they make all Swiss do military time?

  8. glad Mario for YOUR posts i was thinking that about S witzerland and how YOU GUYS are always prepare

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