Swiss General to Citizens: Arm Yourselves, Europe’s On the Verge of Civil War

Lieutenant-General André Blattmann (courtesy

“Society in western Europe is on the verge of breaking down amid chaotic violence caused by economic dislocation, mass immigration and terrorism. This is not the view of some ‘crazy survivalist’ but of the head of the Swiss Armed Forces.” So I guess didn’t consider the possibility that the head of the Swiss Armed Forces is a crazy survivalist. Anyway, “Lieutenant-General André Blattmann has issued a warning to the Swiss people that society is dangerously close to collapse and advised those not already armed as part of the Swiss Army reserve to take steps to arm themselves.” Here’s what’s triggering General Blattmann’s call to arms . . .

“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 and society, “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.

That’s a translation from the newspaper Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, so it seems a bit rough. But you vill notice there’s no “I” word in any of that. As in Islamic fundamentalism. But the subtext is clear enough. But not clear enough for, which concluded their article like this:

The Lieutenant-General’s warning echoes that of Rear Admiral Chris Parry in 2006, when he said that the combination of immigration and Islam would cause “a civilisational collapse on a par with the fall of the Roman Empire”.

At the time, Parry was quizzed by hostile journalists but stuck to his guns, as did the then head of the British Armed Forces, who defended him on the basis that he hadn’t said that it definitely would happen, but was only warning what would happen unless the politicians addressed the problems. Needless to say, they failed to do so, in fact, they actually speeded the whole process up.

So there is that. Will this “social unrest” lead to Europeans tooling-up? It already has. Will it lead to less restrictive gun control laws? Das ist ein Witz. [h/t SS, ironically enough]