Skip to comments.Swedish soldiers held 'fight club' in Afghanistan
Posted on 02/21/2012 11:00:42 PM PST by WesternCulture
Swedish military police are investigating a suspected illegal boxing match arranged by a group of Swedish soldiers at the Mazar-i-Sharif base in Afghanistan which reportedly left one soldier in need of medical treatment.
This wasn't something that the unit organized. But I haven't received any information that anyone required medical treatment, said Colonel Rickard Johansson to daily Expressen, confirming the investigation by the military police.
The fight, rumoured to have taken place at the end of last year, lacked both rules and a permit and was reminiscent of the Hollywood movie Fight Club staring Brad Pitt and Ed Norton, according to the paper.
Organizing a boxing match without a permit is prohibited by Swedish law, and the soldiers reportedly never applied for a permit.
Instead, the soldiers inquired about arranging the fight with camp doctors, who were not happy about the idea.
While a written notice banning the event was posted on a bulletin board, some form of boxing match did take place, prompting an investigation by military police.
As far as I can understand it is being discussed whether this was a boxing match or not. It is a legal distinction, Johansson told the paper.
The soldiers could have been fined or even jailed had they been found guilty, but according to Expressen, the prosecutor chose to drop the preliminary investigation.
The rules for organized fighting competitions in Sweden are strict and they apply to all martial arts and boxing events.
Two Swedish boxers;
- Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV):
Ingemar Johansson, the last white heavyweight champion (acknowledged by all organizations):
Soldiers boxing without a permit?
Whats the world coming to?
not MdQ rules. the sick stuff on the WWF channel.
Next thing you’ll hear the soldiers were firing guns! Or even worse, firing them at people.
“Whats the world coming to?”
- Let’s see about that.
20 years ago, Swedish coastal rangers appeared like this:
Today, Sweden is richer, better organized as a nation but still has to work on her defenses.
Western Europe and USA, together, have to stand up against Iran and others.
It will cost us money, but to us Scandinavians, finances constitute no problem.
while in the infantry, on numerous occasions, we fought each other. There was occasionaly blood on the floor when we were done. On one occasion...well, never mind.
So be it.
“Next thing youll hear the soldiers were firing guns! Or even worse, firing them at people.”
- The last time Russian guns were used against Russians was back in WWII.
That was in jest. As in, if the media is so sissified that they are shocked that soldiers held a boxing match without a permit, then maybe they may even be more shocked when they realize soldiers carry guns and actually - shock and horror - shoot those guns.
Some good points!
But don’t begin telling me the Russian Army consist of real men.
Real men don’t rape women. The Red Army raped thousands of Berlin women in WWII. Furthermore, homosexual rapes daily occur in today’s Russian Army.
Yes, Swedish soldiers have done evil to civilians throughout History.
But at least, we have begun to learn how to distinguish between barbarianism and civilization.
A very fine line between a skilled soldier and a barbarian.
Never to be defined by anyone other then grunts.