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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DirkDiggler11's picture

Try me mother fucker.. There a quite a few on ZH that have fired a live weapon at another human being, and enough in my neighborhood to make up a company of well armed and well trained men. That's what your stupid ass taking pot shots from across the pond just don't fucking get, this is not a bunch of talk and blustering like our politicians do all of the time, the Americian people are fucking pissed off at BOTH parties and are starting to take matters into their own hands.

When you don't know what you are talking about the best course of action is to simply keep your fucking mouth shut.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

This.  Some petulant soiled pantywaste arrogantly assumes that all American men are like him . . . no nuts with a fat lip.  Just head on over to your local mosque.  Maybe those ragheads are planning on raping your women.  If you ask nicely and suck their dick, they might let you watch.  

Dien Bien Poo's picture

Suck my dick Dirk. I live in the US you retarded scumbag. I dont need a gun to protect myslef because im a man. Youre just a little girl with a wet spot in your pants. so Fuck off before i bitch slap you and your mum back to your trailer park.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Whatcha gonna do, girlie-punk, reach thru the internet?  If you do, I could use a hand-job, if that wouldn't make you jealous.

DirkDiggler11's picture

No Dien Poo, I'm not going to suck your little boy dick, I'll leave that to the goat fuckers. Go back to your parents basement you trolling little fuck and work on your visa application to the US. Maybe if your mom and sisters turn enough tricks taking US sailor dicks in their mouth, ass, and cunts you can buy your way into the US and live in the ghetto with the hood rats that share your IQ.

paint it red call it hell's picture

What the hell is he talking about? The swiss are already one of a couple of countries having the best armed households in the world. The male populations have had mandatory military service which sends their military firearms home with them as lifelong militia members. Households have military grade arms carried by generational military service going back certainly to at least WW2, possibly WW1.

orangegeek's picture

Many don't know this, but the Swiss already house their own guns.


This statements just validates the next "protection by gun fire" event. 

PaperBear's picture

If You Don’t Hold It (whilst holding an assault rifle to physically defend it), You Don’t Own It! — Ann Barnhardt

SgtShaftoe's picture

Please don't call it an "assault rifle".  That's not what it is.  It's a semi-auto rifle, AR15, etc. 

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Is that the same Ann Berhardt who thinks Cessna pilots with box-cutters did 9/11?

SgtShaftoe's picture

Yes, with "friends" like Ann Barnhardt and Alex Jones, who needs enemies?

Mick Shrimpton's picture

Where is Hitler when you need him?

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GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) Dien Bien Poo Dec 30, 2015 9:45 AM

Trump has always been a jew tool.

You cannot have jews and have honest elections and politicians.

It's impossible. The sooner you trumpateers wake up the better.

freakscene's picture

he'd be funneling money and arms to muslims so they could kill moar jooos



Peltast's picture
Peltast (not verified) Dec 30, 2015 9:34 AM

The Swiss are smart enough to avoid the European Union, NATO, United Nations and have remained the wealthiest country in Europe where Direct Democracy is sacred.

paint it red call it hell's picture

The swiss elite are in all likelihood a black hand behind the EU, various intelligence services, IMF, NATO, banking misdeeds and mercenary forces, most prominently the mercenaries guarding the pope. Just look up how many major corporate players and banks are head quartered or have major offices in switzerland. Hell thats where the children of the elite are schooled like that little north korean tyrant, check it out. Think that a coincidence?

My guess is, private school curriculum in the land of the swiss looks nothing like what our kids are taught.

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MrNosey (not verified) Dec 30, 2015 9:46 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......


css1971's picture

British gun control was introduced by the Conservatives in 1988.

Baa baa's picture

And your point? Just to be sure...

css1971's picture

It has nothing to do with political affiliation.  All "establishment" liberal/socialist/fascist etc pretty much wants their populace controllable and that means limited access to weaponry. The powerful want everyone else powerless.

Ckierst1's picture

Oh really!  Well the Brits were so pathetically armed at the start of WWII that they were begging the Yanks to send them rifles.  There Home Guard was armed with farm tools.

css1971's picture

And your point with respect to today is?

Secret Weapon's picture

The new refugee version of the Swiss army knife comes with a head saw.

22winmag's picture

Switzerland has not been raped, bombed, and pillaged like just about every other European and periphery nation has. Even Hitler grudgingly stayed away.




A Swiss rifle behind every snowbank.

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GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) 22winmag Dec 30, 2015 10:10 AM

"Even Hitler grudgingly stayed away.


A Swiss rifle behind every snowbank."

Hitler was an Austrian, and his purpose was to repatriate and unite the German people who had lost lands due to communist aggression in Poland and Russia.

Hitler had no reason to "liberate" Switzerland, since they were sovereign.

Switzerland was entierly surrounded by Germany during world war two. He could have laid siege and all those guns behind snowbanks would have been manned by Swiss skeletons.

In the future, please don't post unless you have a clue about the subject commenting on. Its so much better for the reader.

Baa baa's picture

There were inumerable political, financial and economic wranglings running rampant during that war. You may discount the armed populace if you so choose but it WAS a factor. Of course, holding large amounts of Jewish cash turned German cash doesn't hurt either but the poster has a sufficiently valid point to render your simplistic response arrogant with opinion while lacking facts.

Very much like na, na, na, na, na, na, I know more than you do.... Putz

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Hitler would have treated the Swiss much like the Austrians, a Germanic volk.  Switz was useful to Hitler from a finance perspective whilst having little in strategic value (natural resources).  Hard to imagine a war in which Switz is a strategic territory.  It also poses topographic and climate challenges for would-be conquerors.  The book 'The White War' describes the hellishness of war (during WW1) @ high altitude.  The German defense of the southern Italian ranges surrounding the Anzio beachhead is another great example of the magnitude of the difficulty in overcoming well organized resistance through mountain ranges.  The US military and its actions in the Hindu Kush mountains continues to demonstrate this difficulty.  You dont wage large scale military action above 10,000 feet without a DAMN good strategic reason.

Frederico's picture

Let's  not forget the monumental work of the BIS on behalf of the German Reich. 

Ernst Weber the Chairman of the BIS board from 1942 to 1947, was also the president of the Swiss National Bank. Weber, like the previous Chairmans McKittrick and Jacobssen, enjoyed very close relations with Emil Puhl the Director of the Reichsbank.

The BIS accepted looted Nazi gold on a regular basis and functioned as a very oiled-machine in Allies interests in Germany and vice-versa.

I won't get to the involvment of Sullivan and Cromwell in the dealings between American interests with proeminent German Nazis... but let's not forget that Allen Dulles would later rise to the top of the CIA, and his brother to Secretary of State.

So lots of reasons to leave Switzerland alone, specially when such a special bank has its headquarters there. 

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

As with every other war WW II wasn't one between the Good Guys and the Bad Guys

lakecity55's picture

And don't forget, Allen Dulles had a very special relationship with the B for IS.

Ckierst1's picture

I suggest that effectively, he did lay siege, and it didn't persist long enough to stick because the Swiss republic was reasonably self-sufficient.  He could stymie any surface activity, they had no navy and the Luftwaffe could control the skies (for whatever that was worth against dug in anti-aircraft defences in extremely mountainous terrain).  Additionally, he probably didn't want to aggravate (at that time) so insular a well armed nation, in his own back yard, pinning down huge numbers of his troops, when he was already spread so thin.  Nothing like providing the allies with a nice forward air base to raise unshirted hell around the Falcon's Lair.  And they are also largely Aryan??? 

22winmag's picture

My point exactly. Hitler didn't mind kicking hornets nests, but he wisely stayed away from this one.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Yes, like trained seals they still bark out the old 'Hitler wanted to take over the world' meme.

flysofree's picture

Hitler was an Austrian, and his purpose was to repatriate and unite the German people who had lost lands due to communist aggression in Poland and Russia.

You completely lost your mind? Poland was partitioned by the Germans, Prussians and Russia in 17th century. That's why there were so many Germans living in Poland: they were settlers, a precursor to the Nazi policies of Lebensraum.

DirkDiggler11's picture

And pillboxes in the backyards. The mountainous terrain has most to do with it, Switzerland has "built-in" protection.

Wahooo's picture

"Hybrid wars" is an interesting term. As in "In the NWO we fight hybrid wars where there are no enemies only shifting alliances."

SgtShaftoe's picture

Yes, the Swiss fortress strategy isn't as effective in a 4GW (4th Generation Warfare) paradigm.  All the bridges with convenient access to place charges become a liability for example.  The Swiss will do better than the rest of Europe but supply chains will also hurt the Swiss and they are no longer completely protected by the mountains.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Even more so when the enemy is within, as is the case with all European countries now.

fowlerja's picture

Is it possible that Swiss army chief André Blattmann is the "canary in the coal mine"?

FORCE's picture

They are now beginning to understand the con-sequences of open door immigration policies;The swiss have had high levels of muslim colonisation

SirBarksAlot's picture

The Europeans called the US citizens racists for wanting to enforce immigration laws here.  They're creating divisions between everyone with mass migrations all over the world.  Once we've all killed each other, its problem solved for them.

FORCE's picture

They are now beginning to understand the con-sequences of open door immigration policies;The swiss have had high levels of muslim colonisation

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

True but, unlike most White countries, the Swiss are slow to give them citizenship.  So there's some hope  for them.

DosZap's picture

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


Swiss POLITICIANS ( the first to die, of course.)The Ostrich and the Lion scenario.

Outside of Nigel Farage, is there a SANE Politician  o n the planet?.

SgtShaftoe's picture

The Swiss government still resembles a republic.  They remain structurally sound.  Political ideas move bottom-up not top down like the rest of the world.  As the world gets wierder, the Swiss should do better.  The more the NSA spies, the more people will pay to house their data in Swiss bunkers in the alps etc. 

Yadja's picture

The Swiss are armed.  Every family has military training in Switzerland.  They are given weapons by the government and every family member is taught how to use them.


The Swiss are having the same problems all of Europe is having, Muslims.  When I visited Switzerland I learned about this and thier tunnels can be blocked off if problems are happening throughout Europe.


The world, including America know who is the problem, time to deport and stop immigration of Muslims anywhere until all countries can get rid of the problem. 

Wahooo's picture

Yes, time to deport the troublemakers. In the US the president has wide discretion and should use it against those considered threatening.

SirBarksAlot's picture

You need to get up to speed.  All those 'terrorist" attacks are done by US/Tel Aviv trained soldiers.  Look it up.