Swiss army prepares for euro unrest

It’s been said this took years to organize… which means they’ve known for quite some time the situation in the Europe is coming to this. Switzerland is one of the most peaceful nations on the planet and hasn’t been invaded in over 500 years. For this country to activate their military and standby for riots or war on the European continent goes to show you how bad things are, and how much worse they just might become.

BRUSSELS – The Swiss army is preparing for possible internal civil unrest as well as waves of refugees from euro-countries as the economic crisis drags on.

Switzerland, a non-EU, non-euro country landlocked between eurozone states, last month launched a military exercise to test its preparedness to deal with refugees and civil unrest.

“It’s not excluded that the consequences of the financial crisis in Switzerland can lead to protests and violence,” a spokesperson of the Swiss defence ministry told CNBC on Monday. “The army must be ready when the police in such cases requests for subsidiary help.”

Some 2,000 officers took part in the “Stabilo Due” military exercise in eight towns around the country, based on a risk map detailing the threat of internal unrest between warring factions and the possibility of refugees from Greece, Spain, France, Italy and Portugal, according to Swiss media reports.

Swiss defence minister Uli Maurer recently told Schweizer Soldat magazine that there may be an escalation of violence in Europe. “I can’t exclude that in the coming years we may need the army,” he said.

Full article: Swiss army prepares for euro unrest (Euobserver)

One response to “Swiss army prepares for euro unrest

  1. Switzerland should better more think about entry into the eurozone instead of stay always neutral. The world and the financial markets are too connected to stay in this state. If that news is true (what I not really believe, because it would mean an unnecessary panic reaction of the government of switzerland. It would be kind if you can show me a quote and link of a serious newspaper from switzerland)