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

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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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Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:40 | 7012729 Yen Cross
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 That would be a great place for the Norks to do some A-Bomb testing?

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:42 | 7012737 eforce
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I suspect they need 5000 because they are Swiss-French.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:50 | 7012798 nope-1004
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Only takes 1/5,000 to be pissed off and get their 15 mins of fame.


Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:52 | 7012810 SuperRay
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Let's just hope that none of the soldiers' parents have had their retirement checks cut

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:12 | 7012931 froze25
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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?

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:26 | 7012946 knukles
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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!!!!!!

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:58 | 7013203 bania
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Soldiers paid for by Swiss taxpayers? Sure hope so.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 17:19 | 7013254 The Big Ching-aso
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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.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 17:29 | 7013411 True Blue
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Additional footnote: This is why these people have the audacity to tell the rest of us that there isn't 'enough inflation'.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 17:30 | 7013416 Jugdish
Thu, 01/07/2016 - 17:31 | 7013430 beemasters
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And how mush was for the protection again???

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 20:16 | 7014330 HowdyDoody
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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"

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:54 | 7012821 Pairadimes
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There will come a day soon when 5,000 will not be enough.


Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:57 | 7012847 NoVa
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just to fend off the muzzie rape wanna-be's

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:02 | 7012868 Ms No
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I wish I could kill people with my mind.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:11 | 7012925 August
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The hard part would be knowing when to stop.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:12 | 7012938 Grandad Grumps
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You can ... but it is not something to wish for.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:25 | 7013026 Hephaestus
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Yes you can. You sure burned the fuck out of me for standing up for myself.  I wont do it anymore. This world sucks.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:03 | 7012876 Kaiser Sousa
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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.



Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:16 | 7012953 froze25
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Got thePDF from the .gov site, thanks. Now spread that sht around.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:21 | 7012996 Kaiser Sousa
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that fucking cunt...

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:42 | 7012739 Keltner Channel Surf
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5000 Swiss Army knives would be more effective, as at least they contain a bottle-opener ...

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:42 | 7012741 Bastiat
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They'll be pointing their weapons the wrong way, fools.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:45 | 7012760 Keltner Channel Surf
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Is that why their cheese has so many holes?   (No hate-mail please -- I love the Swiss, especially early Irene Jacob films ... like Veronique)

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:56 | 7012838 Yen Cross
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Both you guys made me laugh... ;-)

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:48 | 7012777 macholatte
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and of course it is the Sheeple who are taxed by mindless politicians to pay to protect the Masters.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 17:59 | 7013613 RafterManFMJ
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Same as it ever was.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:50 | 7012797 MrNosey
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Yes and the rest of us are unarmed and have to try and defend ourselves against this......



Thu, 01/07/2016 - 17:43 | 7013511 Max Steel
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No more alien

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:15 | 7012947 Burt Gummer
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I thought the worlds billionaires wanted gun control? Why are they surrounded by men with guns?

Looks like some good eating though.


Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:18 | 7012963 froze25
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Fear. Same as it always is with "Elites" that misbehave and abuse / don't live up to their end of the "social" contract.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:19 | 7012982 vollderlerby
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Dang it, you beat me to it.  H-Bomb works as well.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:32 | 7013074 Niall Of The Ni...
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What's wrong with Riyadh? It's already surrounded by uninhabitable wasteland, and far fewer people would miss it.


Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:47 | 7013150 swamp
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elite military might for them -- while they try to dis arm us

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:41 | 7012732 thesonandheir
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Come on be honest, you wouldn't mind an ISIS strike this one time.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:49 | 7012793 Tall Tom
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If I only had a Nuke Tipped ICBM...

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 17:10 | 7013264 Mr.BlingBling
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You'd need two, unless you could resist the temptation of the SOTU address the preceding week.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:06 | 7012900 TheDanimal
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The spread of this attitude is what's going to fuck the elites eventually. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:25 | 7013023 Niall Of The Ni...
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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.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:41 | 7012734 TungstenBars
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Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:47 | 7012769 Tall Tom
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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



Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:21 | 7012995 vollderlerby
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How many of those 5,000 need to be bought off to get some fireworks going .....

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:58 | 7013201 RiverRoad
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If they light those fireworks in the town square they better not yell "Happy New Year".

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:43 | 7012745 stant
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Hooks n blow party will be epic

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:49 | 7012790 2ndamendment
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They don't call them hookers. That's so pedestrian. Please refer to them as the "vertically challenged."

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 16:12 | 7012929 JamaicaJim
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Mattress Friendly


Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:43 | 7012747 Ms No
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Everybody pray for a small meteor.  "Please dear 6lb 7oz baby Jesus"

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:44 | 7012758 The Longest Call
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Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:43 | 7012751 The Longest Call
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I wanna see some III% occupy that property

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 15:44 | 7012752 FreeShitter
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Hey North Korea.......

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