Swiss Army chief warns of social unrest

The Swiss army chief André Blattmann warned in the newspaper Switzerland on Sunday of social unrest in Europe. He sees the increasing aggression in public discourse and an explosive hazard situation.

German Economic News | Published: 12/28/15 02:16 Clock

Blattmann writes, the risk situation is considerably: The terrorist threat climb, hybrid wars threaten the peace in the world. In addition, there is an economic crisis. Even in the big Wandeungsbewegungen of refugees and migrants looks Blattmann a hazard.

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.

Swiss politicians responded with incomprehension on the contribution of the army chief and hold his warnings are exaggerated.

The Swiss Armed Forces had held many years ago maneuver, in which the starting point was focused on social unrest in Europe. Even the Economist warned already some time ago before social tensions.

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