When even the British have cut their army so much that, in the event of a serious crisis, there would be at most two dozen infantry battalions on hand in the UK (that’s well under 20,000 bayonets), one has to wonder if the next London “disturbances” could be kept in check if things got truly ugly. It’s commonly held by European security insiders that if the next Anders Brievik were to target Muslims, not fellow Europeans, things could get unimaginably ugly very quickly. It is difficult to see how Europe’s much smaller militaries could cope with massive civil disturbances. (And don’t ask Uncle Sam for help, since the very last thing the Pentagon wants is to get dragged into any riot suppression – particularly putting down Muslim uprisings – anywhere in Europe.)

Europe is looking ugly. The Greeks are rioting, the Spaniards are protesting and Venice wants to separate from the rest of Italy. The elites, the europhiles, are trying very hard to pretend that there is no Euro crisis, that massive immigration and non-assimilation does not matter and that things are largely under control. For the moment, at least the last statement is true.

The Swiss, quite rightly, are preparing for the moment when “under control” turns to “out of control”. At this point that moment seems a long way off. But the point about change is that it happens fast.

The Swiss are right to prepare…for what is not at all clear.


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