5,000 Swiss Army Troops Will Protect World's Billionaires During Annual Davos Boondoggle

Tyler Durden's picture

With a new wave of terrorism, mass shootings and unprecedented social violence around the globe now a part of the daily routine for billions of people across both developed and developing nations, one group wants to be certain there is no chance of "close encounters", violent or otherwise, with the peasantry during its upcoming annual boondoggle at the World Economic Forum in Davos. According to Swissinfo, when the world's billionaires land their private jets in the gorgeous Swiss town (which at 1,560 m is also the highest town in Europe) on January 20, they will have up to 5,000 Swiss army troops protecting them.

As a result, the Swiss army has begun on-site preparations for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos. 

Swissinfo reports that the head of the canton Graubünden police force, Walter Schlegel, who is responsible for the operation overall, said back in December that his anti-terror resources had already been at maximum capacity since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, and that expanding them was “not even possible”.

As it turns out, someone made a phone call to the right people, and promptly parliament gave its approval for an upper limit of 5,000 soldiers to help with the WEF meeting from January 15-25.

In response to a question from the German-language newspaper Südostschweiz as to whether there would be a heightened security presence this year Schlegel said that the upper limit of 5,000 army personnel would “definitely not be reached”. Unless it is, of course.

Putting the 5,000 troop maximum in context, it represents a more than 10-fold increase of the existing security coverage for the World Economic Forum: there are currently 450 army personnel in Davos preparing security measures for the meeting, according to the defence ministry. The yearly get-together of the world’s most influential politicians, CEOs, celebrities and social-change makers in the south-eastern corner of Switzerland, begins on January 20 and runs for four days.

Who will be tasked with protecting the world's most valuable "assets"? Swissinfo explains:

Professional soldiers from the military police, and not members of the militia, will be deployed for the protection of specific people and for running entry checkpoints for access to the meeting area. A number of police officers from around Switzerland will also provide support in Davos, although the exact numbers are not yet known.

 

Outside of Davos the army will be protecting infrastructure, carrying out logistical tasks and providing command support during the event. They will have the same powers as the police.

 

The airforce will be carrying out observational and transport flights. In addition, access to the airspace above Davos and nearby airfields will be restricted from January 18 to 24.

 

Visitors to the WEF meeting will be able to land at the Dübendorf military airfield in canton Zurich and then fly by helicopter to Davos, as in previous years. Entry and customs checks will be carried out at Dübendorf.

Of course, the reason why the local billionaires suddenly feel less safe on the old continent is simple: Elysium has not been constructed just yet. Soon though...

 

And since the world's richest have no choice but to stay on Earth, here is a reminder of the earth food and unearthly prices they will be subject to in 2 weeks: a $43 hot dog; a $47 burger: a $55 caesar salad.

 

This is what a $55 caesar salad looks like:

 

And said $43 hot dog:

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Yen Cross's picture

 That would be a great place for the Norks to do some A-Bomb testing?

eforce's picture

I suspect they need 5000 because they are Swiss-French.

nope-1004's picture

Only takes 1/5,000 to be pissed off and get their 15 mins of fame.

 

SuperRay's picture

Let's just hope that none of the soldiers' parents have had their retirement checks cut

froze25's picture

Time to start handing out pamphlets to the Muslims letting them know where the masters of the Christian crusaders are meeting. Might as well direct them to a useful purpose right?

knukles's picture

If these people were so well respected and endared, it would be an open festival of love like WOodstock rather than an armed camp.
There people are Illuminati tools, the core of the NWO nomenclature, the Bilderberger wannabes .... 
Red Queen them!!!!!!

bania's picture

Soldiers paid for by Swiss taxpayers? Sure hope so.

The Big Ching-aso's picture

Man, a $43 hot dog. Talk about getting a great big fat wienie.*

*Footnote: For perspective I can buy 28 2/3rds Costco Polish dogs with trimmings for $43 and that includes 28.66 unlimited drink refills. Granted after the 23rd Polish I would probably give some away so as not to appear glutinous, man.

True Blue's picture

Additional footnote: This is why these people have the audacity to tell the rest of us that there isn't 'enough inflation'.

beemasters's picture

And how mush was for the protection again???

HowdyDoody's picture

I think I need new glasses. I misread the headline as "5,000 ISIS Army Troops Will Protect World's Billionaires During Annual Davos Boondoggle"

Pairadimes's picture

There will come a day soon when 5,000 will not be enough.

 

NoVa's picture

just to fend off the muzzie rape wanna-be's

Ms No's picture

I wish I could kill people with my mind.

August's picture

The hard part would be knowing when to stop.

Grandad Grumps's picture

You can ... but it is not something to wish for.

Hephaestus's picture

Yes you can. You sure burned the fuck out of me for standing up for myself.  I wont do it anymore. This world sucks.

Kaiser Sousa's picture

downlaod this while u still can...

The Threat of Libya’s Oil and Gold to French Interests

Though the French-proposed U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 claimed the no-fly zone implemented over Libya was to protect civilians, an April 2011 email sent to Hillary with the subject line “France’s client and Qaddafi’s gold” tells of less noble ambitions.

The email identifies French President Nicholas Sarkozy as leading the attack on Libya with five specific purposes in mind: to obtain Libyan oil, ensure French influence in the region, increase Sarkozy’s reputation domestically, assert French military power, and to prevent Gaddafi’s influence in what is considered “Francophone Africa.”

Most astounding is the lengthy section delineating the huge threat that Gaddafi’s gold and silver reserves, estimated at “143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver,” posed to the French franc (CFA) circulating as a prime African currency. In place of the noble sounding “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) doctrine fed to the public, there is this “confidential” explanation of what was really driving the war [emphasis mine]:

This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French franc (CFA).

(Source Comment: According to knowledgeable individuals this quantity of gold and silver is valued at more than $7 billion. French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to commit France to the attack on Libya.)

Though this internal email aims to summarize the motivating factors driving France’s (and by implication NATO’s) intervention in Libya, it is interesting to note that saving civilian lives is conspicuously absent from the briefing.

Instead, the great fear reported is that Libya might lead North Africa into a high degree of economic independence with a new pan-African currency.

French intelligence “discovered” a Libyan initiative to freely compete with European currency through a local alternative, and this had to be subverted through military aggression.

http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2016/01/06/new-hillary-emails-reveal...

https://www.foia.state.gov/searchapp/DOCUMENTS/HRCEmail_DecWebClearedMet...

froze25's picture

Got thePDF from the .gov site, thanks. Now spread that sht around.

Kaiser Sousa's picture

FaSho....

that fucking cunt...

Keltner Channel Surf's picture

5000 Swiss Army knives would be more effective, as at least they contain a bottle-opener ...

Bastiat's picture

They'll be pointing their weapons the wrong way, fools.

Keltner Channel Surf's picture

Is that why their cheese has so many holes?   (No hate-mail please -- I love the Swiss, especially early Irene Jacob films ... like Veronique)

Yen Cross's picture

Both you guys made me laugh... ;-)

macholatte's picture

 

and of course it is the Sheeple who are taxed by mindless politicians to pay to protect the Masters.

MrNosey's picture

Yes and the rest of us are unarmed and have to try and defend ourselves against this......

http://beforeitsnews.com/global-unrest/2016/01/1000-depraved-migrants-ra...

 

Burt Gummer's picture

I thought the worlds billionaires wanted gun control? Why are they surrounded by men with guns?

Looks like some good eating though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ86Us0fXKk

froze25's picture

Fear. Same as it always is with "Elites" that misbehave and abuse / don't live up to their end of the "social" contract.

vollderlerby's picture

Dang it, you beat me to it.  H-Bomb works as well.

Niall Of The Nine Hostages's picture

What's wrong with Riyadh? It's already surrounded by uninhabitable wasteland, and far fewer people would miss it.

 

swamp's picture

elite military might for them -- while they try to dis arm us

thesonandheir's picture

Come on be honest, you wouldn't mind an ISIS strike this one time.

Tall Tom's picture

NOT...AT...ALL.

 

If I only had a Nuke Tipped ICBM...

Mr.BlingBling's picture

You'd need two, unless you could resist the temptation of the SOTU address the preceding week.

TheDanimal's picture

The spread of this attitude is what's going to fuck the elites eventually. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

Niall Of The Nine Hostages's picture

No, nobody really would.

But soldiers and intelligence agencies tend to actually do the job we allegedly pay them to do when the life and limb of truly important people are involved.

Hollande's close call was the exception. I wonder who got shitcanned for that one.

Tall Tom's picture

Beat me to it. I was going to suggest the correct headline for Tyler...

 

5,000 Swiss Army TRAITORS TO HUMANITY Will Protect World's Billionaires During Annual Davos Boondoggle

 

FIFY Tyler

 

 

vollderlerby's picture

How many of those 5,000 need to be bought off to get some fireworks going .....

RiverRoad's picture

If they light those fireworks in the town square they better not yell "Happy New Year".

stant's picture

Hooks n blow party will be epic

2ndamendment's picture

They don't call them hookers. That's so pedestrian. Please refer to them as the "vertically challenged."

JamaicaJim's picture

OR...

Mattress Friendly

 

Ms No's picture

Everybody pray for a small meteor.  "Please dear 6lb 7oz baby Jesus"

The Longest Call's picture

I wanna see some III% occupy that property

FreeShitter's picture

Hey North Korea.......