Skip to comments.Swiss army prepares for euro unrest
Posted on 10/17/2012 11:39:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The Swiss army is preparing for possible internal civil unrest as well as waves of refugees from euro countries as the economic crisis drags on.
Switzerland, a non-EU, non-euro country landlocked between eurozone states, last month launched a military exercise to test its preparedness to deal with refugees and civil unrest.
Some 2,000 officers took part in the "Stabilo Due" military exercise in eight towns around the country, based on a risk map detailing the threat of internal unrest between warring factions and the possibility of refugees from Greece, Spain, France, Italy and Portugal, according to Swiss media reports.
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What happened to “Shoot twice and go home”?
Why do I envision ranks of Swiss army soldiers sharpening little red knives....
Okay, but what is their navy doing to get ready?
they should start by evicting all moslem immigrants and shutting all mosques . also getting all the drug addicts off their street and into rehab or jail
Any anarchist that invades Switzerland is going to have their cars opened like sardine cans & their nose hairs tweezed till they holler ‘uncle’.
That is so funny! Why do I envision ranks of Swiss army soldiers sharpening little red knives.... I was having the same reaction. This will be in my mind now when I hear anything about the Swiss Army!
The Swiss are good at this. Lots of experience over the centuries.
Any “Total Resistance” fans? One of the few books to have around if SHTF here. Written by and for the Swiss.
An unnamed Swiss government official said that Europe need not worry, the cuckoo clock industry would be protected at all costs.
Undoubtedly the Swiss navy is preparing to go to battle with the Austrian navy.
“Switzerland, a non-EU, non-euro country landlocked between eurozone states”
I wish they could say ‘Texas, a non-union member of North America landlocked between the loony, poor, union states of the north..’ in the future..
If Hitler didnt want to f*ck with them, what chance does some Eurotrash hipster have?
You don’t have to do that. You pass laws that women cannot be segregated in religious worship and they will leave on their own.
Before you mock the Swiss
(1) A quote from the article:
“A referendum could be called next year to decide whether to keep or scrap conscription to the 200,000-strong army, the highest concentration of military men in a European country in relation to the overall population.”
(2) I’d encourage you to read John McPhee’s book about the the Swiss army, including mandatory reserve duty for all male citiens and nuclear bomb shelters in their mountains. Per his publishers, the Israeli military copied much of the Swiss military efforts when establishing their Army. The book is La Place de la Concorde Suisse.
hmmm. Maybe that’s where he went!
If that’s not enough they’ll open all their bottles and let their drinks go flat. Seriously, the Swiss are about the last bunch I want to mess with.
I wouldn’t mock them. We went in one of their bunker storage areas on a trip a few years ago. Serious business.
What the Swiss army does really isn’t of much import to me and what’s the army going to do? Tell the wealthy tourists they can’t ski anymore? Seize the Willy Wonka chocolate factory?
Maybe they can lob pastries at each other over the mountains.
Here, we just institute a complete police state, FEMA camps for those who need reeducation, total elimination of privacy, strip searches for traffic tickets, drone surveillance, warrantless searches, etc...
And yet no candidate addresses these issues.
“Millions of pocket knives have been issued. Even the Swiss navy is stockpiling holes for it’s cheese in case supplies run ttight”
And chocolate. Don’t forget the chocolate.
Isn’t each household in Switzerland issued an assault rifle and required to have training to use it?
I thought that their country was one big militia ?
Herr Villy Vonka iss on der job.
Yeah, you laugh, but the Swiss government has unlocked the seals on their strategic weapons.
Thanks for the suggestion, I’m going to get it on my Kindle.
What? Border guards, border security, ejecting the socialist bas!ards back to their squalid origins ... how so European un-socialist!
Holy crap..is that a small nuclear bomb next to the corkscrew????
Be assured, I mock not...it was just an amusing image. The Swiss have been hard soldiers since before Caesar.
The Popes have thought highly of them for about 600 years and Hitler chose to not mess with them.
Misunderstood my remark. I would never mock the Swiss. I try not to mock anyone. I just think of the Swiss Army knife when someone is talking about the Swiss Army. Love the Swiss and my little lady-like Swiss Army knife! I keep it handy in my purse at all times!
knives? google Swiss Army. It's perfume and watches now.