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.
Read the rest of this not too long, but interesting article. Then put on your AFDB and then slide on over to the DHS website. If you serch the internet using “Homeland Security Armored Cars” you’ll see a bunch of stuff from websites of dubious credibility. I’m not sure what DHS is preparing and training for, but I don’t think it’s rounding up Republicans to take to FEMA re-education camps. Maybe all of the conspiracy theorists aren’t out in the blogosphere and some of them are in the government.
Then again maybe someone in the government thinks that the economy is only going to get worse and we’ll see food riots in this country.
Strange times we live in.