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Swiss Gearing Up for Major Unrest Throughout Europe

The XX Committee: Do the Swiss know something the rest of us don’t?

Ueli Maurer, the Swiss defense minister, has been making coy statements about the European crisis getting ugly – as in really ugly, like needing armed troops to deal with it. This sounds more like Greece, where the rioting is regular and increasingly scary, than anything in Central Europe, but where the whole EU furball is headed does seem less than clear of late.

The Swiss are famous for preparing for everything and having an absolutely huge army, relative to their population, to deal with any eventuality. They maintain their special military system, based on training for nearly the whole male population but a very small active duty cadre (plus a few, tiny UN peacekeeping-type missions abroad, since the Swiss have an actually defensive defense force): the Swiss can call up over 200,000 trained troops, which is but one-third of what was on-call twenty years ago – like everyone, they have downsized as the threat has receded since the fall of the Soviet bloc – but that’s still pretty huge in Swiss terms. In America, that would mean a mobilization strength of nearly 8,000,000 for the U.S. military (it’s a hair under three million, in case you were wondering).

Minister Maurer, accompanied by whispers from the top uniformed leadership in Switzerland, is trying to raise awareness that Europe’s massive fiscal-cum-political crisis could get very unpleasant. Swiss military exercises in September, called STABILO DUE, were based on EU instability getting out of hand. The Swiss have stayed out of the EU – one more thing the very prosperous Swiss are gloating about these days – and they certainly don’t want EU problems spilling over into their peaceful little country. That the Swiss military is adding four new military police battalions to the army, to be spread around the country, indicates that the threat they have in mind is more disorder and chaos than actual invasion.

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Hoarding Treasures ~

of the world, collected over centuries, deposited by kings, princes, dictators, thieves, drug smugglers, corrupt politicians & govt officers, and even those who hide their wealth from high taxes & oppressive govts.

At times the Swiss banks charged fees for safe-keeping, later they offered tiny interest rates to attract deposits, otherwise it is actually a safe-haven for thieves & scoundrels.

Sometimes the account holder /'owner' dies and his family or heirs are not aware of the deposits. In some instances the account is frozen due to litigation, - conflicting claims, this gives the bank an opportunity to sit on the deposits indefinitely - & utilize /lend the amounts.

Based in Basel, Switzerland is the BIS=(Bank for International Settlements), it is like the daddy of the FRB =(Federal Reserve Board) in the U$A. It is the Central Bank of central banks. The Head-Quarters of the global conspiracy of fake money & U$ury.

It was in Basel where the World Jewish Congress made plans for the zioinist state (around 1890s AC), which led to two world wars, ~ ~ ~

Providing a service

For everyone. They're survivialists through an through. Switzerland has a massive trained reserve force and emplacements around and through their country. They give up some liberty for prosperity and safety--but their culture is not expansionist like ours. Further, they've used experience and wisdom to do fiat money more safely than other countries, while being more than prepared for a change back to metallic standards. And in practice, this does benefit the whole of Switzerland. Knock it all you'd like, but Switzerland has had a great deal going for it for hundreds of years. And, if you weren't aware, the Allies used the Swiss just as much as the Axis did.

I think

Ueli Maurer is not being fully truthful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Lb8SL...

Luke 3:38
Isaiah 43:3-5

If the Federal Government is busy handing out freebies....

than at least every able, Adult Citizen in this country should be issued a constitutionally-protected fire arm. Then we could get rid of the Army, and just keep a National Guard, Marines, and Air Force. The Coast Guard can merge with NOAA...

An armed populace been a great success in Switzerland...

Swiss spends 0.9% of GDP. USA spends 4.7%.

USA spends $2141 per capita.
Swiss spend $526 per capita.

The Swiss rank 37th in world military spending.
The USA ranks 1st in world military spending.

Active personnel 134,886[1]
Reserve personnel 77,000[1]
Expenditures
Budget CHF 3.9 billion (~US$3.6 billion FY08)[1]
Percent of GDP 0.9% (2006)[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_e...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_of_Switzerland

they are worried about

they are worried about starving French, German, Italians, etc etc etc crashing their borders to eat.