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Swiss army prepares for euro unrest
EU Observer ^ | 16.10.12 @ 09:31 (October 16) | Valentina Pop

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. …

(Excerpt) Read more at euobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: eurobanking; europeanunion; eussr; switzerland
Peace project, eh?
1 posted on 10/17/2012 11:39:12 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

What happened to “Shoot twice and go home”?


2 posted on 10/17/2012 11:40:37 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Olog-hai

Why do I envision ranks of Swiss army soldiers sharpening little red knives....


3 posted on 10/17/2012 11:40:48 AM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: Olog-hai

Okay, but what is their navy doing to get ready?


4 posted on 10/17/2012 11:42:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Olog-hai

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


5 posted on 10/17/2012 11:43:07 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Adder

Any anarchist that invades Switzerland is going to have their cars opened like sardine cans & their nose hairs tweezed till they holler ‘uncle’.


6 posted on 10/17/2012 11:44:02 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Adder

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!


7 posted on 10/17/2012 11:48:22 AM PDT by TXLady
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To: Olog-hai

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.


8 posted on 10/17/2012 11:49:20 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Olog-hai
Millions of pocket knives have been issued. Even the Swiss navy is stockpiling holes for it's cheese in case supplies run tight.

An unnamed Swiss government official said that Europe need not worry, the cuckoo clock industry would be protected at all costs.

9 posted on 10/17/2012 11:50:21 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Adder

10 posted on 10/17/2012 11:57:50 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: count-your-change
Even the Swiss navy is stockpiling holes for it's cheese in case supplies run tight.

Undoubtedly the Swiss navy is preparing to go to battle with the Austrian navy.

11 posted on 10/17/2012 11:58:52 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: DuncanWaring

“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..


12 posted on 10/17/2012 11:59:30 AM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Olog-hai

If Hitler didnt want to f*ck with them, what chance does some Eurotrash hipster have?


13 posted on 10/17/2012 11:59:50 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: LeoWindhorse

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.


14 posted on 10/17/2012 12:00:52 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: count-your-change; Adder; TXLady

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.


15 posted on 10/17/2012 12:09:30 PM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: VanDeKoik

hmmm. Maybe that’s where he went!


16 posted on 10/17/2012 12:12:28 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: skeeter

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.


17 posted on 10/17/2012 12:27:38 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

I wouldn’t mock them. We went in one of their bunker storage areas on a trip a few years ago. Serious business.


18 posted on 10/17/2012 12:27:49 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

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?


19 posted on 10/17/2012 12:28:59 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Maybe they can lob pastries at each other over the mountains.


20 posted on 10/17/2012 12:33:00 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


21 posted on 10/17/2012 12:34:07 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: count-your-change

“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.

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22 posted on 10/17/2012 12:38:25 PM PDT by Mears
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

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 ?


23 posted on 10/17/2012 12:40:21 PM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Mears

Herr Villy Vonka iss on der job.


24 posted on 10/17/2012 1:00:42 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Adder
Why do I envision ranks of Swiss army soldiers sharpening little red knives....

Yeah, you laugh, but the Swiss government has unlocked the seals on their strategic weapons.


25 posted on 10/17/2012 1:15:30 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

Thanks for the suggestion, I’m going to get it on my Kindle.


26 posted on 10/17/2012 1:18:19 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Olog-hai

What? Border guards, border security, ejecting the socialist bas!ards back to their squalid origins ... how so European un-socialist!


27 posted on 10/17/2012 1:25:58 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: KarlInOhio

Holy crap..is that a small nuclear bomb next to the corkscrew????


28 posted on 10/17/2012 3:43:09 PM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

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.


29 posted on 10/17/2012 3:49:05 PM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

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!


30 posted on 10/17/2012 5:46:38 PM PDT by TXLady
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To: Adder
Why do I envision ranks of Swiss army soldiers sharpening little red knives....

knives? google Swiss Army. It's perfume and watches now.

31 posted on 10/17/2012 8:18:33 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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