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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sam i am's picture

My question to them is what is wrong with you people, you ‘leaders’ of what are touted as the most advanced, educated and prosperous civilizations the world has ever seen? Are you insane? Are you hallucinating? Are you mentally ill? Are you willing to yet again risk destroying the entire world and cultures in your implacable desire to destroy ‘The Russias’? You must be one of the three if not all of them.


Flagit's picture


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


Actually it's more than that. And not sure about the gov issue part. I have no link but I think the actual requirement is they must fire 100 rounds/per year, from said weapon.

Well, according to the old man I worked with at Walmart who was born there. Not born at Walmart, but Switzerland.

No Swedes here, really?

FrankDrakman's picture

I'm exceptionally cranky today, but how fucking stupid do you have to be to assume that Swedes come from Switzerland?

css1971's picture

It's Swblahblahblah in some other language. Give the guy a break.

e_goldstein's picture

 Swederland where the Vikings invaded the Alps.

Thom_333's picture

A common mistake stateside. Just like voting for Obama and believeing in "Change".

highcapacity's picture
From Todays Newspaper: "Growing uncertainty: Swiss stocking up on firearms"

"Weapons Acquisition certificate Requests rise 20% on average."

 "Switzerland with a population of around 8 million has about 2.5 million legal guns - that's one of the highest per capita levels worldwide. Around half of the weapons come from the military."

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MrNosey (not verified) Guitarbill Dec 30, 2015 9:45 AM

The Swiss people are armed, but unfortunately most people in the west are not.

The consequences of the liberal elites agenda is now coming home to roost - not for them of course because they will run and hide in the bunkers that we paid for with out taxes when SHTF - but for the rest of the population who will be left to fight for their lives like savages!

The agenda is clear......


weburke's picture

THIS IS JUST A SET UP AS USUAL. This is back up to the soros peice of yesterday. NO swiss  general is going to adress the people, and certainly not to say ANYTHING unless the elites want it said. 

So, dont view this as some beaon of truth, they are setting us up as ususal. 

JR's picture

"Germany has always been the pawn." --General George S. Patton

Instead of recalling “the experience of 1939/1945” as a reason for arms, why doesn’t Blattmann, who was a guest of Israeli Chief-of-Staff Benny Gantz four years ago and was indoctrinated at Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial institution in Jerusalem, further recall Europe’s experience with Bolshevism before 1939 and its continuing "experience"with Stalin after 1945?

“Without the Americans,” i.e., FDR at Yalta alongside the man, Marshal Stalin, a major chunk of Eastern Europe would not have been doomed to despotic slavery and human butchery, imprisoned and forgotten behind an iron curtain with the blessings of the U.S. government.  

After a visit to ruined Berlin, General Patton wrote his wife on July 21, 1945: "Berlin gave me the blues. We have destroyed what could have been a good race, and we are about to replace them with Mongolian savages. And all Europe will be communist. It's said that for the first week after they took it (Berlin), all women who ran were shot and those who did not were raped. I could have taken it (instead of the Soviets) had I been allowed."

His diary entry for August 18 quotes Gen. Juin: "It is indeed unfortunate, mon General, that the English and the Americans have destroyed in Europe the only sound country -- and I do not mean France. Therefore, the road is now open for the advent of Russian communism."

TheFutureIsThePast's picture

And that's why he was assassinated.

MSimon's picture

A day late and a dollar short.


Long dollar. Collapse is not near enough.

thetruthhurts's picture

The day that the Swiss bent over and took it in the rear by opening up their private customers account information to the US was the day the Swiss gave up their independence....... now you are really going to get it bitzhes....... 

Wulfkind's picture

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


Pretty soon the Swiss military as well as other are going to have to decide whether to step down in protest or take matters into their own hands......if they really feel that strongly about it. 

In other words....Shit or Get Off The Pot !

Karlus's picture

But Smeagol think Muslims our Friend! Muslims would never hurts us....Precious

Takeaction2's picture
Takeaction2 (not verified) Guitarbill Dec 30, 2015 1:27 PM

They are not late....


ebworthen's picture

The Crusades all over again.

Western Society can't envision it, nor seem to stop it.

Tarshatha's picture

A day late and a dollar short.

How is a day late?

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Send lawyers, guns, and get me out of this.

onewayticket2's picture

This on the same day that obama prepares his executive action on gun control....hmnn.

yogibear's picture

Libtards are  self-destructing  themselves.

Political Correctness and cultural tolerance hampers any reaction by the citizens.

Installing Islamic law will be the final blow.


jwoop66's picture

Well, of course.  We all need one standard we can live by, don't we?








yeah, yeah, yeah  /sarc.....

NoDebt's picture

PC Libtards are just the "useful idiots".  The cannon fodder in the power struggle.  They don't even know the real evil they are supporting.

HowdyDoody's picture

'Politically correct' means thoughts or actions consistent with a given political ideology. The term 'Free Market' is 'politically correct' in the capitalist ideology.


noless's picture

Not really, one side is pushing for censorship of the public and the acceptance of ideologies which would supplement that usurpation of rights by playing it as if it was in accord with the law, when really it undermines and replaces it with authoritarianism, the other is not.

Ass Burger's picture

You are correct. Read the autobiography of Bella Dodd for corroboration.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

As I posted earlier this morning (Wed, 12/30/2015 - 04:54 | 6977422  Kirk2NCC1701)...

most of Western/Christian society has become extremely "unfit" in Darwinian terms, when confronted with a more aggresive cultural strains, with a stronger Invasive Species (Judaism, Zionism and Islam) and its more robust attributes in a Zero-Sum game of competition for space and resources.

In the cultural and religious (philosophical) competition, you/we are deservedly getting our asses kicked.  


So stop your effin whinging and whining (like little bitches), and your bleating (like sheep), and get "Darwin-fit"!  Or get bred out of existence.  End of story.

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As I also mentioned numerous times, "When a nation becomes soft and effeminate, it is doomed to a mathematical certainty to be conquered by a stronger and more aggressive, people".



JR's picture

Professor Stanley Fish birthed political correctness on America’s campuses, authoring an essay in 1992 that announced “There’s no such Thing as Free Speech and It’s a Good Thing Too.”  And “Good” got redefined by the Apostle of Political Correctness as “the will of those in power.”

And those in power ruling the US Supreme Court and installing US law weren't/aren't Muslims, nor is Dr. Fish.

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--------- (not verified) Dec 30, 2015 8:42 AM

200 million rapist muslims in europe by 2025?



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

it means is warnings are minimalaized for what is coming

messystateofaffairs's picture

200 million rapist Muslims, wow thats a lot, thanks for letting me and all those objective folks who upvoted you know.

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GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) Dec 30, 2015 8:42 AM

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

Well of course. The Swiss are ruled by trojan horse feminist women who would sell their nation out more quickly than men would.

Women are natural communists, that is why the us started as a Republic, with mostly men holding title to their property which allowed them to vote.

Women have brought this on, and soon we shall crush team vagina or be enveloped by its idiocy and "feelings".

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

one, of soon to be many leaders in europe trying to keep their necks outta the ropes ..the end of migrations and removal of the trash is around the corner.

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GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) overmedicatedundersexed Dec 30, 2015 9:12 AM

Haha, whatever!

Politicians have zero physical power. They don't enforce unjust laws on the public, violating natural law.

"Law enforcement" does.

During the American revolution, the folks weren't afraid of the King, but his henchmen, the redcoat army. Thats why you cannot house the military in 'civilian' property today.

The founders warned us of law enforcement and what it has become.

Do you think the founders would have approved of the pentagram 1033 program?

Sorry but if you are alive and wear or have worn a badge you are a traitor. Period.

I look forward to leading mass executions of law enforcement in the future.

The politicians aren't out there killing innocent people.

Badged thugs are. The redcoats of today.

NoPension's picture

The mentality of an individual who desires to be a cop makes me cringe.

I can't describe, relate, remember or know of a situation that was improved by the arrival of a cop.

Family members,husbands, wives, friends. Calling a cop, to deal with a domestic situation, runs a high risk of getting a person killed. You are essentially risking your mate's or relation's life. Think long and hard about calling a cop. Just leave.

Do. Not. Invite. A. Cop. Into. Your. Life.

When I leave the house, daily, to do my business, I give no thought or fear to a criminal or gangbanger. None. Not a thought . But COPS, on the other hand....I'm always on the lookout. To avoid. To not encounter. I don't even like being in a store with a cop. These fuckers give me the creeps. And they are everywhere. It's like a Nazi plaque, anymore.
Days of the " friendly" neighborhood cop are gone. Just listen to them.... We are all " civilians", which connotes a military situation. We are their enemy. Their prey. They are a gang, and we are their fodder.

Tell me I'm wrong.

pods's picture

Nope, you are not wrong at all. The only cop I could say I like is an old retired one I grew up across the street from. Of course, he carried a wheel gun and probably shot it only at qualification. Different time though.

Today I loathe cops.  Not just for the physical violence, rapes, and murders but for enforcing crimes against the state. They never tire of that. Tickets and fines.  Highwaymen one and all.

And my wife is even worse than I am.



More Ammo's picture

NoPension,  Sadly I feel the same way.

My greatest fear is the blue gang bangers breaking down my door in the middle of the night grenades and guns blazing.  Criminal bastards.



I cuss the dodachecks in the neighborhood I have to drive through on the way to work every day but I am not much afraid of them.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

I won't tell you you are wrong.  I think you are right about cops today.  But I would add one thing - size matters.  Big city, small town.  Spent many years in suburban DC.  Cops there generally have a sharp militaristic edge, venal demeanor, seem oblivious to the fact that they are 'public servants', have lost track of their role and for whom they work.  Now I am in the sticks, small town, and it is not the same here.  Cops are part of the community.  Many are born and raised locally.  There is an inescapable accountability in small town living that is long gone in the big urban areas.  Eff up in your small town, and everyone knows and they don't forget.  Screw your customers in a small town, you won't make it.  If you're weird, if you're an asshole, your neighbors all know it.  This applies to cops as it does to every other member of the community.  Sit next to the cops at McDonalds, and you'll see that they are regular joes.  Same with the county sheriff's Dept.  It's not like the '60s or '70s, when the cop winks at your old man when he gets pulled over driving home from Weds. stag night at the country club toasted, but it is nothing like the big city.

All that said, I concur that inviting a cop into your life, big city or small town, is a really bad move, an absolute last resort.

MopWater's picture

My college educational courses put me in direct contact with 'Law Enforcement' majors. It was the only 4 year LE degree in the state.

You justly questioning the mental makeup of these individuals. Many were already part timers working with local police or county sheriff's departments. The general disregard for individual rights was palpable, along with an overarching desire for adrenaline and risky situations where they could wield their power. 

yogibear's picture

The woman are confomist and the feminized males will buckle in. Their nation is gone.

Problem is these people will flee and try to push this libtard BS in some other country.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

GhostOfDiogenes*: "The Swiss are ruled by trojan horse feminist women who would sell their nation out more quickly than men would.

Women are natural communists, that is why the us started as a Republic, with mostly men holding title to their property which allowed them to vote."

Agree with the "Women are natural communists" part.  Their mate-selection process at a primal (HW) level, based on millions of years of natural selection, is based on finding a mate who will ensure a good life for her and her offspring.  That includes not only a guy with money/wealth or job security (for maintaining said lifestyle), but who will not be 'brutish'.  Thus, the 'genteel' the man is and the more affluent he is -- the more like Bill Gates he is -- the more he is appealing to them.  The rough & tough types is what they fantasize about sexually and may have had in their youth, but are not "marriage material".

Some of you may object to this, and perhaps cite your own case and your wife as being different.  Your case (the exception) does not the rule make.


* Not Diogenes Pendergast, I hope?

MopWater's picture

Ah yes, the classic two mate strategy... Colloquial known as Alpha Fux/BetaBux

Kobe Beef's picture

If you're male, and haven't done so already, get thee to "chateau heartiste."

Raging Debate's picture

Ghost - Team Vagina is just part of all good communist planners. Remember when Hillary Clinton wanted to be President of the World Bank?


Never One Roach's picture

The Swiss simply need to import another 100,000 refugees.

DontWorry's picture

First, the article is not the correct link.  This is:

Second, the translation is bad.  He is suggesting that Switzerland arm itself, not the Swiss people.  Asking a military commander if the country should arm itself is like asking a barber if you need a haircut.

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GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) DontWorry Dec 30, 2015 8:46 AM

"Second, the translation is bad. He is suggesting that Switzerland arm itself, not the Swiss people"

You like to get lots of attention don't you.

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--------- (not verified) GhostOfDiogenes Dec 30, 2015 12:49 PM

his grammar is better than your half negro half wannabe-jew presidents is