Swiss Army Chief Warns Of Social Unrest, Calls Upon Citizens To Arm Themselves

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Swiss army chief André Blattmann warned, in a Swiss newspaper article on Sunday, the risks of social unrest in Europe are soaring. Recalling the experience of 1939/1945, Blattman fears the increasing aggression in public discourse is an explosively hazardous situation, and advises the Swiss people to arm themselves and warns that the basis for Swiss prosperity is "being called into question."

As Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten reports, speaking on the record for the first time since the November Paris terror attacks, Blattmann told the paper that despite a rise in security incidents over the past two years Switzerland’s means of defence were being reduced.

The situation is growing increasingly risky, Blattman begins.


"The threat of terror is rising, hybrid wars are being fought around the globe; the economic outlook is gloomy and the resulting migration flows of displaced persons and refugees have assumed unforeseen dimensions."


Blattmann: "Social unrest can not be ruled out", the vocabulary in public discourse will "dangerously aggressive."


"The mixture is increasingly unappetizing" Blattmann sees the basis of Swiss prosperity, "has long been once again called into question."


He recalls the situation around the two world wars in the last century and advises Switzerland, to arm themselves.


The Swiss Armed Forces had held many years ago maneuver, in which the starting point was focused on social unrest in Europe.

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Swiss politicians, of course, responded with disbelief to the army chief and hold his warnings are exaggerated.

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Guitarbill's picture

A day late and a dollar short.

Uchtdorf's picture

Whatever happened to the story that that all Swiss males had a government-issued weapon and ammo at home?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

This is how Empire crumbles, not with a bang but a whisper......than several bangs, plenty of rot and decay, strife and stress, dislocation, blowback from all corners and so on.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



If you live in California where you are restricted to 10 round magazines, then maybe you should move.  If you live in Illinois, NYC, or DC, then you should definitely move.  If you live on Airstrip One (formerly Britain) where essentially only shotguns may be owned then adjust accordingly.  If you live in Switzerland you probably already know how to shoot and have excellent equipment.  Everyone should know and abide by their local gun laws, no matter how Draconian, illogical, and unconstitutional they may be.  These laws are for your protection/sarc.

...and this...

...hedgeless_horseman's E-Z Internet Guide for Learning to Use a Sidearm to Defend Yourself, Your Loved Ones, and Your Property, Should a Race War Break Out.


...and this...

We need to take responsibility for our own safety, and to have our mind, body, and equipment ready at all times. We all need to work together to create an environment that is hostile to bad guys.  We don't need more gun-free zones like San Bernadino (14 killed),  Ft. Hood (13 killed), Sandy Hook (27 killed), Columbine High School (13 killed), and Utøya Norway, (77 killed), where psychopaths can mow us down at their leisure.  The hope that criminals and psychopaths will not obtain or use weapons because it is illegal is a fantasy.  Again, just look at Chicago, and Paris.


Si vis pacem, para bellum.

curbjob's picture

Excellent points.

May I suggest a goose gun to liberate  the air column above your abode from peeping Toms/Sams.

Stackers's picture

Militaries all over the world know something is coming. Why do you think the US military, for the first time ever, is hold damn near live fire exersizes in the middle of US cities ? The urban assualt drills have not stopped

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Questions to assist in creating a working inventory of mind, body, and equipment for living in dangerous or uncertain times

Do I have body armor and a kevlar helmet?  Or will I be relying on bread?

DirkDiggler11's picture

The bread is not for protection, it's just this guy's snack while rioting...

zeronetwork's picture

Clearly the top 1 percent are fearing for their lives.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Swiss politicians, of course, responded with disbelief to the army chief and hold his warnings are exaggerated.

As does every incompetent politician/leader (since the beginning of time) when faced with the last act of the current paradigm.

Hopefully the Swiss Army Chief doesn't meet the same fate as Flavius Aetius

SuperRay's picture

It's all going as planned. Destroy the culture by creating massive angst, leading to violence, leading to martial law, and then they've won. Hang the bankers, then the politicians

NidStyles's picture

That happiness when the AK you want is back in stock. 

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture

Sheriff Little Bill Daggett: "You just shot an unarmed man!"

William Muny:  "Well, he shoulda armed himself"


COSMOS's picture

If you value your own people and culture, the diversity nuts call you a 'racist'. They are like little kids that don't know anything about the world and just call other people names. Evolution cannot occur without speciation. Integration necessarily destroys evolution. All living creature are genetically programmed to discriminate based on genetic composition. Again, evolution would not be possible otherwise. The diversity nuts say to you, value the other as much as you value your own. This is nothing more than a ploy, to get you to drop your guard while you are too strong for them to directly assault. They need you to voluntarily surrender, otherwise they do not have the strength as of now to destroy you. But over time, they will no longer need you to fall for their ploys. When they have control, they will simply wipe you out. What is the point of struggling to provide for your offspring if their lives matter just as much as the others? You can just forgo having children, and help the others with theirs. You are fools. And will rightfully so become extinct as all weak creatures do.

Ghordius's picture

Cosmos, I thought I look up your account to see what is your "own people and culture", but I only found "universal thinker"

this still leaves me puzzling about who you discriminate for (or against). or how much. in short, I am interested to understand your categories

will you humour an old man trying to understand your point of view?

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

The inhumanity of Social Darwinism oozes from your rant.

Triumphalism about your own "superiority" - the civilized term for that indeed is racism, and rightfully so. I would have been more forgiving towards centre-right views, if, more often than not, they weren't a more soft-spoken and polite version of the same underlying xenophobia.

Issues pertaining to refugees strike a personal chord. Not only due to political conviction, or because my wife's mother was one, but equally because my childhood hero of Fridtjof Nansen became a champion of refugees in his later days. The example set by his life left a lasting impression, in more ways than one.

Captain Obvious.'s picture

And I am a Racist Rhodesian. Go tell it to the Marines. Africans have got the best continent on the face of this planet.

And now they want Europe too? Guess who is colonizing who here? They will make as fine a job of Europe as they did of Africa. They will turn it into a  rural slum.

I was born in Africa.  I was raised  in Africa. I know Africa. I am not allowed to live in Africa. And for good reason too. I am native to Europe. 

But you dear idiot, permit Europe to be overrun by millions of Africans. 

Your philosophy is not that of a wise and benovelent host. It is the philosophy of an fool.

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

Yes, African-born White Nationalists. The very worst.  Has it occurred to you that this mentality of "apartheid" you still cling to, and which you now advocate for European politics, was what has instigated the bloodshed in Rhodesia in the first place?

I've been to Africa on several occasions, including to Zimbabwe. What I witnessed there were the perils of a colonial history, living on long after the declaration of independence. Many of the African continent's "nations" may more accurately be described as Western constructs, which were specifically designed to cater to white interests, and whose architects did not take into account local customs, traditions or tribal affiliations. As a result, much of the ethnic tensions in various regions of Africa, which crippled the continent and left it mired in strife and civil war for decades, can be considered direct consequences of Western interference.

Later attempts by movements as that of Robert Mugabe could do little to repair the damage that had long been caused by then. The only thing that could still be done at that juncture was to try and restore what little remained of pre-colonial unity and culture to an orphaned, impoverished black citizenry. The consequences of what transpired afterward are as much your legacy, as a Rhodesian White Nationalist, as they are that of the colonial British. Yet, you will relentlessly cast yourself as the victim. Repugnant.

Ghordius's picture

have you really ever been in Zimbabwe? please, Eirik... don't defend ever again in any way Mugabe. don't even write something that might be tangentially perceived as a defense of Mugabe. his "little to repair the damage" is pure and simple racism. a victim is the one at the dirty, pointed end of the stick, regardless who is holding the stick

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

Pointing out the responsiblity that colonialism and White Nationalism both bear in how Zimbabwe ended up after Mugabe's ascend to power is not a "defense" of some of the man's more controversial policies. Please do not place words into other people's mouths.

Your tendency to come to the defense of right-of-centre political views is duly noted.

Ghordius's picture

Mugabe... controversial? not for me. What I see that you fight racism... only in one direction

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Nigger apologists must somehow explain away the utter failure OF AN ENTIRE CONTINENT  . . . for over 1000 years . . . whilst simultaneously negatively describing the efforts of 'da white man' to establish the rule of law and develop natural resources. Productive use of natural resources for economic development isnt a priority for a pack of niggers who would rather throw spears and gorilla milk into each other.  Yet somehow, when da evil white man shows up to harvest the resources, then said white man needs to be sensitive to 'tribal' customs.  Of course, if 'tribal customs' include gang rape, mass murder, and cannibalism, that either gets tossed into the nigger apologist memory hole or blamed on the 'colonialism' of da evil white man.  Chimpfucker needs to get off his computer and on the first flight to Liberia.  Given his exquisite knowledge of Africa and deeply bleeding heart for the suffering of its niggers, he should have that country in first-world form by the end of 2016.  At the very least, the proximity of all those chimps to fuck should titillate his senses.

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

And people wonder why I take a strident tone on these forums, or publicly display a sense of pride over the fact that I opt out of "whiteness". Individuals like yourself are a cogent reminder that "whiteness" in our time is not so much identity, but a moral problem.

If you were my son or otherwise a family member, I would disown you/sever family ties with you.

Josey Montana's picture

Please die and do Darwin a favor. 

It wouldn't be so bad if you were lying to yourself with the Stalinist sanctimony you spout.

Hello?  You don't give a fuck about your relatives!  You make that perfectly clear with your tiresome "antiracism" blabberings.

Don't you have a town full of refugees that need blow jobs to feel better about Sweden?  Go service your masters.  Go.

Ghordius's picture

"I was born in Africa.  I was raised  in Africa. I know Africa. I am not allowed to live in Africa. And for good reason too. I am native to Europe"

first, I don't see why you claim "for good reason, too". second... native? third... are you in Europe? or is "Europe" a kind of mythical homeland for you?

Eirik applies a principle. imho... a principle that is not that bad... as long as it does not clash with realities. in your case, the reality of a racist Mugabe asshole

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Chimpfucker has some ISSUES . . . in case the posts dont give that away.  Somewhere in the world, there is a butterfly net and a straightjacket designated for him.  There was a time when beastiality was illegal in many parts of the world. . .

Josey Montana's picture

Ghorius: Are you really this fucking stupid?  Or do you merely struggle with a logical fallacy that paralyzes you, for the duration?

beaglebog's picture



Don't forget the cops and all the other "order-followers".


It's a looooong list.

TheFutureIsThePast's picture

Anyone wearing a loyalist uniform, or fighting for them, is taking part in treason against the People and will be shown no mercy.

Eager Beaver's picture

Hanging is too good for them. Given the unfortunate circumstance of a lack of clean, oiled and ready to go guillotines, I say we haul out the woodchippers, and start feeding these fuckers into them feet first. Let's not forget the lawyers, judges, and tax collectors.

CheapBastard's picture

HH has provided us with some of the best advice and links ever now and in the past. It's better to be preapred then not.


Thanks, HH!

Citxmech's picture

Yup.  It's always been wise to be the ant rather than the grasshopper (Thank you Aesop).

By being able to take care of one's self, family, and your neighbors/local community - we free up resources for others who may be in need.  Oddly enough, it also seems to build character.

HardAssets's picture

Can we sign This general guy up as a dual citizen - American-Swiss ?

We could use a few more like him.

Wulfkind's picture

"The bread is not for protection, it's just this guy's snack while rioting..."

Aloha Snackbar !

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Must have stopped at Allan's Snackbar on the way.

bamawatson's picture

Using surveillance video from other area businesses to identify the arsonist, Gary Nathaniel Moore, 37, was arrested and charged with starting the Christmas Day fire that devastated a Houston, Texas mosque. Moore is a devout Muslim who attended this same mosque for years, praying up to five times a day every day of the week.Also up in smoke is the DC Media’s hoped-for anti-GOP Narrative. Before any facts were known, numerous DC Media outlets immediately exploited the tragedy to place the blame for the fire on Donald Trump.CBS News:Advocacy groups believe there has been a spike in anti-Muslim incidents across the United States in recent weeks that can be linked to the mass shooting in California and the inflammatory rhetoric of Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates. And they say that Muslims are fearful the backlash could lead to further harassment and violence.CNN:The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on authorities to investigate the fire for an anti-Muslim motive.“Because of the recent spike in hate incidents targeting mosques nationwide, we urge law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for this fire,” Mustafaa Carroll, the chapter’s executive director, said in a statement.NBC News:The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on authorities to investigate a possible bias motive in the case, citing what it called a “recent spike in hate incidents targeting mosques nationwide.

Now that a devout Muslim has been charged, the DC Media will forget all about the incident.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

If it doesnt fit the narrative, drop it down the memory hole.  Has Lois Lerner been charged yet?

ali-ali-al-qomfri's picture

hey, why that's Allen.....

you know.....from the snack bar!!!

it's his toofer sale...

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

That bread is from Alan's Snackbar.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

You mean that the solution is not to live near guys like Gates or Buffet, or to hide out (extend & pretend) in gated communities?

rbg81's picture

The real question is:  Whose side will the Military be on?

Stackers's picture

Military follows orders. Ever wonder how they "talked soldiers into" rounding people up like cattle to be shipped off to the ovens in Germany ?

The military sends cadets through several weeks of intensive brain washing.

froze25's picture

This article seems to contradict that the Military simply follows orders. There are plenty of awake Patriots in the Military.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



In support of Mr. Freud, I present Exhibit A:


Shortly before noon, General Canterbury made the decision to order the demonstrators to disperse. A Kent State police officer standing by the Guard made an announcement using a bullhorn. When this had no effect, the officer was placed in a jeep along with several Guardsmen and driven across the Commons to tell the protestors that the rally was banned and that they must disperse. This was met with angry shouting and rocks, and the jeep retreated. Canterbury then ordered his men to load and lock their weapons, tear gas canisters were fired into the crowd around the Victory Bell, and the Guard began to march across the Commons to disperse the rally. The protestors moved up a steep hill, known as Blanket Hill, and then down the other side of the hill onto the Prentice Hall parking lot as well as an adjoining practice football field. Most of the Guardsmen followed the students directly and soon found themselves somewhat trapped on the practice football field because it was surrounded by a fence. Yelling and rock throwing reached a peak as the Guard remained on the field for about ten minutes. Several Guardsmen could be seen huddling together, and some Guardsmen knelt and pointed their guns, but no weapons were shot at this time. The Guard then began retracing their steps from the practice football field back up Blanket Hill. As they arrived at the top of the hill, twenty-eight of the more than seventy Guardsmen turned suddenly and fired their rifles and pistols. Many guardsmen fired into the air or the ground. However, a small portion fired directly into the crowd. Altogether between 61 and 67 shots were fired in a 13 second period.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

60-70 shots in 13 seconds?  Hell, a couple of thugcops do that on the regular these days.  Didnt Neil Young commemorate '4 dead in Ohio'?  The .govsters have gotten a lot more efficient since then.  PROGRESS!