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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directaction's picture

We must bear in mind a very important point: Europe will continue to import Islamics until the indigenous peoples of the continent are overwhelmed, outnumbered, and their once-great cultures dilluted into nothingness.

It is impossible to stop this process. It's too late. 

o r c k's picture

Far too late. The only choices being civil war or Sharia. We know that Swedistan has chosen Sharia. Who's next.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

The irony is that if the US became new jihadistan, our .govsters would be being burned, decapitated, or used up in the sex-slave trade.  Once the dirka dirkas reach full throat, they take a geography back to the stone age. . . or at least the stoning age.  

What these .govsters is pushing to create will bite them in the ass. . .

Iam Yue2's picture

They should not take the global fall off in demand for chocolate quite so seriously. 

Jorgen's picture

Mysterious tweet from Matt Drudge. It's the only one in his account:

Dre4dwolf's picture

The governments of the world have become lawless.

So there is no point in obeying the laws.

Its like your teacher telling you chocolate is bad for you while you are watching them blatantly stuffing their face.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Agreed.  Anyone with a set of eyes or ears can perceive the rule of law in the US has broken down.

Fuku Ben's picture

That picture says a lot. Isn't it great there are still a few places around the world that are encouraging their citizens to be armed instead of disarming them. The UN Arms Trade Treaty is global treason. My best to everyone in Switzerland and Europe. Arma tuentur pacem. Arms maintain peace.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

"Will the last rape victim please shoot the perp."    

the tower's picture

Ermm.. funny that this "report" is not known in Switzerland... maybe because all Swiss men are already armed?

Thing is, this guy is continously looking to expand the military budget, while the country is already armed to the hilt. Switzerland is one of the world's best protected countries, that's why - at any given time - 15% of the world's gold is there.

Zero Hedge is really becoming a trashy mag for soccer moms that want to chip in when the men folk talk politics.

ThrowAwayYourTV's picture

Why dont we just send U.S. cops over there and they'll just shoot anyone with their shirt tail hanging out and that will be that.


GhostOfDiogenes's picture
GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) ThrowAwayYourTV Dec 30, 2015 3:39 PM


us cops are worthless, disgusting, psychopathic scum and have whats coming to them. Trust me. I know of so many people who have recently told me that have no respect for them. These are pillars of the community.

People are sick and tired of living in fear.

Evidence to the Creator of constant daily violations of natural lawful rights for jews

HowdyDoody's picture

A Bahraini F-16 has had 'technical problems' in Yemen near Houthi territory

The crash site from afar

and close up. I think the aircraft can be carried away in a body bag.

The pilot survived.'s picture

Just take a look at this and see what is going on. I don't even know if this guy is stupid or trying to provoke hatred (or was instructed to). Netherlands, muslim conductor starts preaching before concert where Dutch queen is attending. Very high level event for this to happen.


flysofree's picture

The business of Switzerland is banking and they run global banking protection racket. No the money is not sitting at Goldman Sachs or Citi, it's in some vault in Switzerland.

PrimalScream's picture

Andre Blattman's advice to the Swiss people was very good, and honest.  I hope that some people listen ...   I'm sure some will.  Switzerland might face situations where the country needs to seal its borders (completely). I am sure there must be plans for that contingency. 

Grandad Grumps's picture

Swiss Prosperity = Usery? Being called into question? Servants of Satan? Being called into question? Nah ...

Then again, arming oneself to defend Satan and usery, just seems wrong.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

 Optimus Prime Vs Predator.      

Chuckster's picture

Why won't those Muslims fight by the queen's rules?  Bastards!  The Trojan horse has arrived.  They are well financed and I am sure well educated in peroxide.


withglee's picture

Is that picture backwards or do they not wear wedding rings on the left hand in Switzerland?

css1971's picture

No. Europe... Germanic cultures anyway appear to wear it on the right.

dearth vader's picture

If you've a good look at the picture, you'll see he's wearing another ring on his left hand. Schweizerische Gründlichkeit? Or his wife's deceased and he's wearing her ring on his right.

By the way, left or right, it's not an ethnic thingy, not even in Europe. In Holland e.g., Roman Catholics and Calvinists are wearing their wedding ring on the left, people free of a religious persuasion mostly on the right, unless they choose for left out of convenience.


withglee's picture

advises the Swiss people to arm themselves

I thought the Swiss model was that their citizens were armed, well supplied with ammunition, and rigorously and regularly trained in their use. It's a model I would favor and have served up before as existing there. I hope I'm not wrong.

Barnaby's picture

The problem is, when everybody is forced to own a rifle, nobody knows when it's time to use it until the .gov says so. Baa baa swiss mess!

withglee's picture

The setlers of the US west in the 1800's didn't seem to have too much difficulty getting organized for mutual protection and rooting out enemies ... if you are to believe the history. Casualty rate seemed pretty high though.

dreadnaught's picture

I dont know if outright GENOCIDE of the original settlers-Native Americans-can be called 'mutual protection'-just like the Jews are doing in Palestine; Sure you piss them off, steal their land, and kill a few hundred thousand-dont expect them to bow to you and say "Thank you=we love you"

withglee's picture

I totally agree with you.

If I had made my comment citing the continent's aborigines, would my comment have been a useful example? Their defense was the same. Arm everyone and gather together for defense.

On examination, it proves me wrong. The only way to really protect your stuff is to be able to beat the crap out of whoever tries to take it. And if you can't do that ... you get genocided; you get conscripted by your enemy; you get enslaved; you get welfared; or you get to pay your enemies for the supplies needed to rebuild your stuff ... and then they break it again.

What's neat about the Israelis is they get other people to do their dirty work ... and to pay for it.

Goldy Locks's picture

Actually Swiss citizens liable to military service do receive weapons indeed; if I clearly remember, they are still supposed to go to the shooting range every year they don't have their 2-3 weeks training at the Army, but they are forbidden to use those weapons outside of the Army or of competitions.

I wouldn't walk in the street with an army gun or rifle e.g., even for self defense : I rather would buy my own. Now if the SHTF, I don't really doubt some rifles will miraculously emerge from the cupboard and become really useful.

JayBee66's picture

No chance of the military in the UK saying that. They are all fully paid up members of the establishment.

Mention protecting yourself against the muzz with a gun in the UK and you will be arrested for reasons of "social cohesion".

In other words, convert or die.

GhostOfDiogenes's picture
GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) JayBee66 Dec 30, 2015 5:24 PM

Hmmm british jewish monarchy versus jewish created islamic terrorism.

Tell me again why anyone would want to be a part of that?

conraddobler's picture

Ah the old use of a persons own kindness, generousity and politeness against them.

The weapon of choice for passive aggressives the world over!

Did I mention that I DESPISE passive aggressive people?

If you want to argue with me argue, if you want to attack me go ahead and attack me but this pretending to care about me while trying to knife me in the back is getting a wee bit tired.

Hubbs's picture

Interesting digression of History Channel/American Heros Channel shows I have been watching.


For years, I watched WW II with  an admiration of how WWII vets saved the world.


Then as the geopolitical tensions started rising during Obama's terms, I started watching WWI- or more specifically the events that led up to it. Tangled alliances, the aftermath, and how it was merely a prelude for the Great Depression and WWII.


Now I have started watching the events leading up to the Revolutionary War from the perspective of colonists (at least a threshold number of them-3%?) fighting tyranny with the determination to live free or die trying, while the rest of the colonists were willing to suck up to tyranny. The take home message was that the colonists took quite a beating early on, and were saved by very fortuitous events.

Guns sales , and I presume ammo as well up in the US. Any subconscious trend here.?

MrSteve's picture

The French joining the colonists in their revolution against the English crown was made possible by the victory at Saratoga. The Yankees were experienced wilderness fighters and the British generals were bureaucrats.

Per your train of wars thought, see Kevin Phillip's The Cousins' War, how the English Civil War, the American Revolution and the American Civil War are a continuum of the same social  / cultural conflict.

good Cousins' War summary at:

jcdenton's picture

Posted with no further comment ..

With the exception that ZH needs to make this a feature story. Being that this tale was published one year ago ~this month, also make note of conversations happening that same time period .. (Read Me First)

And especially the discussion taking place 6 months prior to that ..

Why are most (even here including the Tylers) in the shoes of Jack and Jill? If enough were informed either via the discussion posted in July '14, and further reinforced in Mar. '15 we could avoid a lot of coming panic. At least most would comprehend the better news, and the relatively short transition ..

TRM's picture

Want to have some fun? Sign the petition to the US gov to list Turkey as a state sponsor of terror!

Just to bug them. Of course they won't but let's have some fun with this and provoke them.

Sorry_about_Dresden's picture

The Swiss have always been the beneficiaries of world war. They, through the Bank of International Settlement (BIS), remain neutral and launder all gold and booty of the victims while claiming to be neutral. The BIS is a state within a state, enjoying diplomatic immunity from prosecution of their crimes, and enjoy privileges only reserved for sovereign nations. The criminal BIS facilitated the continuation of the slaughter by converting the stolen gold of victims into currency so warlords could continue conquest that would be impossible w/out the BIS facilities. The rape of Czechoslovakia, and the confiscation of their gold reserves, financed the Third Reich's invasion of Poland and France through the low countries. The invasion of Russia then followed, again, financed by French booty. This is an indisputable fact. They also handled transactions between NAZI Germany and neutral Spain and Portugal to facilitate Rockefeller oil sales to the Third Reich. Patents of the Ethyl Corporation were crucial for Hermann Goering's Luftwaffe. He could not have conducted operations without Ethyl Corporation's top secret patent/recipe for the manufacture of TetraEthyl Lead. An undisputable fact.  It is an undisputable fact that Union Bank, run by Prescott Bush, was seized and held by the U.S. Treasury Department for trading with the enemy. All of these machinations and crimes would have been impossible without Swiss, and Allen Dulles', complicity. Allen Dulles claims he was in Switzerland, during the entire war, working on behalf of the Allies but, was in fact, in Basel, Switzerland acting as the middle man for Brown, Brothers, Harriman to launder the NAZI spoils through Martin Bormann, the real power in Germany. Hitler was just Bormann's puppet. You never read anything about Bormann. Every NAZI asset, wealth and the patents of I.G. Farben, were transferred to South America when he realized the war was lost after Stalingrad. This, again, is an undisputable fact. The only conjecture on my part is Martin Bormann survived the war and was instrumental in putting Peron in power in Argentina......just look at Peron's uniform and the influence is obvious. 

GhostOfDiogenes's picture
GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) Sorry_about_Dresden Dec 30, 2015 4:54 PM

Blah blah blah Nazi blah blah Hitler Blah blah blah blah

The BIS is ko$her, and run by rich 'jews' named rothchild.

You hasbara trolls are all the same.

Sorry_about_Dresden's picture

You might try reading something written by someone who actually sites his sources, else it is mere conjecture.

Might I suggest "Tower of Basel" by Adam Lebor?

I had to look up the term "hasbara trolls". It seems to be describing you perfectly!

to wit:

Hasbara Troll attributes

  • Supreme point of view
  • The Hasbara troll knows best
  • Condescending & Patronising
  • Socialist (Smart and 'caring')
  • Do not have to be Jewish but Pro-Israel
  • Internet experts
  • Narcissistic
  • Provocative
  • Dis-ruptive
  • Like to ask the questions, not answer questions
  • Control freaks
  • Inflamed by anyone being critical of Israel
  • 'Moral' Guardians
  • Classic insults: Anti-semite, Neo- Nazi, White Supremacist, Holocaust denier
  • Adept with social networks well trained on IT             

So obvious! 

Live and let live I say!

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

Good one - I was going to post an ask of wtf the Swiss did 1939/1945 that gives them any ground to lecture from. Everybody on ZH seems to hate bankers - wtf are the Swiss if not bankers?

Sorry_about_Dresden's picture

Seems the Swiss are salivating at the prospect of another win, win, for the Swiss i.e.

it is my belief the CIA was created to bury the fact that there were many families in America, and elswhere, who made vast fortunes during both World Wars. It was 

Henry Morgenthau, Sr., if I recall correctly, that wanted to keep Germany weak and powerless after the WWII, and was successful, until his death at with time the Marshall Plan was initiated and Germany rebuilt. 
css1971's picture

Well of the ones you've heard of Switzerland is Glencore, Roche, Novartis, Nestle, Liebherr, Ciba etc et.

Mostly chemists and pharmacists it seems.

silverer's picture

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

Imagine that?  Politicians expecting to be believed?