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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Billy the Poet's picture

Any attempt to strip my weapons will be met with the appropriate response.


At the crucial time the elites will tell you that you must obey them because the evil Muslims are about to kill us all. And you'll  comply.

El Vaquero's picture

Yeah, no.  Gun stores reported a huge spike in sales in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings by people who wanted to be able to protect themselves. 

Citxmech's picture

Check out this anecdotal story from the LDS Preparedness Manual (a fantastic free resource btw):

"26. When help gets there, you may get it whether you like it or not. There are numerous reports of aggressive, overbearing behavior by those rescuers who first arrived at disaster scenes. It’s perhaps best described as “I’m here to rescue you - I’m in charge - do as I say - if you don’t I’ll shoot you”. It appears that mid-level State functionaries and Red Cross personnel (the latter without the “shoot you” aspect, of course) were complained about most often. In one incident, a family who had prepared and survived quite well were ordered, not invited, to get onto a truck, with only the clothes on their backs. When they objected, they were threatened. They had pets, and wanted to know what would happen to them and they report that a uniformed man (agency unknown) began pointing his rifle at the pets with the words “I’ll fix that”. The husband then trained his own shotgun on the man and explained to him, in words of approximately one syllable, what was going to happen to him if he fired a shot. The whole “rescuer” group then left, threatening dire consequences for the family (including threats to come back once they’d evacuated and torch their home). . .  " (pg. 189)


Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Billy the raghead isnt prepared to acknowledge that while some-to-many fold in the clutch, a minority will stand . . . like a stone wall.  For the sake of argument, let's assume the stone wall comprises between 2 and 15% of the US population, or 6-45 million individuals.  They get the homecourt advantage (their homes), and they get the advantage of an unknown number of nearby allies.  The US military cant handle fewer than 500,000 ISIS jihadis in a foreign land.  How the fuck could some rogue copthugs handle 6 million, let alone 45 million pissed off, prepared, and locally knowledgeable Americans?  

o r c k's picture

Why has the long trail of blood been edited out of that famous photo ?

Moe Howard's picture

Not the Army. Ohio National Guard, aka 7-11 clerks and gas station attendants. Under orders of the Governor at the time.

MasterControl's picture

4 dead marxist pukes in O-HI-O.
And FUCK Neil Young. 

ebear's picture

They were exercising their right to free speech. You defend that, whether or not you agree. That's the American Way.

Love it or leave it.

FrankDrakman's picture

You are a retarded fucking idiot who doesn't know a goddam thing.

"the other two, Sandra Scheuer and William Knox Schroeder, had been walking from one class to the next at the time of their deaths. Schroeder was also a member of the campus ROTC battalion." He was fucking ROTC, you piece of shit. 

I am not normally a hater, but I hope some cop decides to empty his gun one day, and one of your kids minding his/her own business walking along the street takes a stray bullet. 

Normalcy Bias's picture

FUCK Neil Young

Them's Fightin' Words, Douche Nozzle...

Stackers's picture

Froze, the exception tends to prove the rule ...

Bastiat's picture

Bootcamp has little effect on character. It does not approach brainwashing.

NidStyles's picture

These guys have never been, so they buy the fear propaganda pushed out by the Jews like Freud. 


I went in as a freedom lover, and came out as a freedom lover. The Consitution is the law of the land here.

BarkingCat's picture

I went with limited exposure to the true idiots of the world and came out very well acquainted with the layers of stupid that make up the military.

NidStyles's picture

You must have been in a non-combat unit.

August's picture

>>>The Consitution is the law of the land here.

I agree.

But our Leaders know that the Constitution may be temporarily inoperative if unruly crowds gather, or the weather gets really bad.

Moe Howard's picture

Went through basic training twice, once in 1972 & once in 1986. Never noticed any "brainwashing". We were taught basic combat skills to stay alive, and kill the enemy.

beemasters's picture

And you never once asked: Whose enemy are we truly fighting????
No one really knows when washing has happened. It's the rinsing that you didn't get.

God's picture

Yes. This is another article where all of the gun freaks parade around and try to look scary.

Billy the Poet's picture

Kids with toys are scary enough to be summarily executed.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

  A certain % of new 1st time gun owners are gonna hurt someone because they have a CC but no common sense. Guns have a shallow but extremely unforgiving learning curve. I took family out to the range Christmas Day. I did very little plinking. I spent most of my time eyeballing the shooters for safeties sake. The 14 yr old got sent to the truck for a timeout on his 2nd warning. I take gun safety very seriously and if someone is along with me and does not take it serious, I am gone. You can apply the same mindset to motorcycles. I rarely and I can count the number on one hand ride with a group. They will sell a liter bike crotch rocket to any 18 yr old with the down and a credit score. Some will not survive. Darwin can be such an ass.

  God huh? You think more highly of yourself than your vote count implies. Perhaps 'troll' would be a better moniker.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Look at how many cops spew rounds EVERYWHERE when they shoot.  You want to worry about gun owners hurting someone?  Start with the poleece!

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Wars get started based on arrogant miscalculation.  There are a number of individuals living in the US who WILL, I repeat WILL take up arms in defense of their right to keep and bear arms.  If that number is north of 2 million, or a mere 0.66% of the current US population, you can kiss your current lifestyle good-bye for the duration of the hostilities.  Your rhetoric arrogantly fails to acknowledge that the 2nd amendment offers a limited hedge against tyranny and genocide.  Genocide occasionally happens, and systematic tyranny of a populace by its goverors is status quo in many places today.  Geoncide and tyranny are NOT made up fairy tales.  They are real threats to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  In the last 120 years, every recorded genocide has occurred after the firearms were confiscated from the citizenry.  

Remain tone deaf to these people and their beliefs at your own risk.  Mocking them while cheering the tyrants to take their weapons may in fact be crossing a red line, triggering a large scale shooting conflict where 10s of millions of Americans perish. I will stand for freedom.  All.  The.  Way.

justdues's picture

What ovens ? Fuck off with your racist anti German holohoax crap !


NidStyles's picture

They are Hasbara trolls man, just in here to incite violence and sow fear. The rest of us know better, just junk them and move on. 

Miles Ahead's picture

Ovens.  LOL... I thought it was gas chambers.  Now we're back to ovens.  Whatever.  Pretty dumb to try to ice 6 million people by either method so I'll remain a doubting Thomas with my 2-300K number.

(unless of course I step off in Europe, then hey! Yessir, whatever you say!  Ain't sending me to jail for 2 years for daring to "think"!)

NidStyles's picture

That is actually why you won't see me in Europe any time soon. I won't even step foot in Canada, because they are equally cucked up there. 



BarkingCat's picture

You are a fucking idiot,. Those ovens and gas chambers still exist. Go to Eastern Europe and visit them.

Do you also deny the stories about what the Japanese did?


You can deny it all you want. It does not change the fact that it happened. Those that live in Eastern Europe have no problem with that history. In private many will tell you that the Germans did not finish the job. ... just don't expect it to be said in public.

zeronetwork's picture

And you seems to forget the soap thing.

The_Dude's picture

....and the lampshades.   Don't forget the lampshades!

Kobe Beef's picture

Shrunken Heads! Nevar Froget!

pods's picture

They used lampshades to make incubators.

Wait, wrong lie. My bad.


Justin Case's picture

Red Cross released documents in 1977 showing the total deaths at each Kamp and a total of 271,301 died at all the kamps combined. Did they lie? Someone did.

RevIdahoSpud3's picture

6 Million? 9 Million. Before you call someone an idiot look in a mirror so you can properly identify one. Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Center has revised the number to 1 million including Jews and non Jews.

6 Million Jews claim 1915-1938

Beyond these links are a multitude of others if you seek the truth.


RevIdahoSpud3's picture

6 Million? 9 Million. Before you call someone an idiot look in a mirror so you can properly identify one. Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Center has revised the number to 1 million including Jews and non Jews.

6 Million Jews claim 1915-1938

Beyond these links are a multitude of others if you seek the truth.


Shockwave's picture

Having served in the US Marines in the last decade, I can tell you that there are a lot more enlisted Marines/Soldiers/Airman/Sailors that would side with their fellow citizens than you guys are making out to be.

Most would refuse an order to kill or round up citizens, unless they believed to do so would save peoples lives (see infectious disease). The mindset of the military now is quite different than many if you guys think.

Marines are going to side with their friends and family, and not the bullshit .gov.







Overfed's picture

Not when they are being told that they are going after "terrorists" or "drug kingpins" or "child molesters". You clearly overestimate the ability of the average person to think critically, particularly when the information is being tightly controlled. Who do you think were driving the tanks in Waco?

Shockwave's picture

No offense, but Ive been one of these guys, sat amongst them and trained next to them. Youll always have the 10-20% who are going to follow orders ni matter what, but a LOT more than youd think hold deep convictions towards their fellow citizens.

You have to understand, your average sheep doesnt volunteer for a combat role to get his college education. They join POG jobs like admin or air wing mechanic. And enlisted pay isnt nearly enough for grunts to side with "the hand that feeds" over their brothers, sisters, friends and nephews. Its one thing when the terrorists are some faceless brown guys over seas, its quite another when theyre your neighbors.

Also, im pretty sure it was the ATF driving the armored vehicles during WACO. Quite different than your average enlisted man. Frankly, the military would fraction. The probable outcome is many little militias would be formed from each area pledging allegiance to their local areas.








August's picture

>>>Frankly, the military would fraction.

This is indeed the bottom line;  any fracturing of military (and LEO) units will be heavily dependent on geography.  Another reason not to live in/near a large city, or in certain states.

ALL of the vets and cops I know would come down on the "oathkeeper" side, but these are guys in the rural West.  Your mileage in NYC LA, DC etc. sure as Hell will vary.

Socratic Dog's picture

I hope you're right.  But the bodycount of innocents is just too damn long to believe it.  History is against you.

Maybe this time it'll be different?

Shockwave's picture

The attitudes of the enlisted are totally different, beung as its an entirely different type of person enlisted today than has been i  the past. Were all volunteers for one.Just for an example, my grandfather served 31 years in the Navy, from just after WWII through the 70s. He saw combat at Da Nang in Vietnam. He 100% believes everything the government and the news tell him, because in his day, the new was supposed to be infallible


Fast foward to today, very little of the enlisted men who serve believes what the government says... let alonef the media. There is simply to much information out there today that contradicts the narrative. People who join today join for a myriad of reason.... and more than youd think are willing to die to defend the constitution.

Many of us take that oath very fucking seriously.







TuPhat's picture

Talked to a sherriffs deputy last weekend.  His opinion is that the deputies will be more on the side of the people.  City cops on the other hand think most people are the enemy and will likely shoot first because they are afraid of the ordinary citizen or they think are tough and love to waste people.  I won't trust any of them or the military.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

to those who say look at NO and gun confiscation..there is a lesson there.

1. risk vs reward (why get killed in a no win situation?)

2. if guns were being taken by LEO's..hide your guns. sorry officer don't have any.

3. or have a cheap ass .22 call it grandpa's and say here you go officer.

4. never engage a swat team that comes after you. never endanger your loved ones.

5. only engage them when surprise is on your side. those of us trained understand and do not need further information.

6. nation wide/state wide confiscation means 99% of gun owners will have time to hide weapons..if one fears this, plan now to have a way of hiding your guns.

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HowdyDoody's picture

Anyone in a position of power that uses the propaganda term 'Bad Guys' is on the side of the USG.

It means 'Look at the threats we created over there, not the real threat behind the curtain.'


Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

'Bad Guys' is .govbot for 'Anyone we point a gun at'.

stilletto's picture

In the UK the military officially serve the Monarch and not the politicians. There is hope that when the UKs warmongering PM goes off the rails completely the Queen will step in and disband parliament and arrest the politicians. All the military officers i served with were certain to follow the Queen and would gladly jail our deranged politicians.  Remember that England tried a republic once in the mid 1600s. It was awful with the politicians imposing mad puritanical purges - they banned shakespeares plays, christmas (because its pagan and not christian) and alcohol! Sensibly the English brought back the monarchy (Charles II) as he liked to have fun (Charles had 5 mistresses) and was far more moderate than politicos. Its politicians that start wars!  If the USA wants to revert to the moderation of a constitutional monarchy then borrow some of the UKs royalty - there's plenty to spare!