Sweden is a de facto NATO member, and Switzerland will soon be?

Sweden is a de facto NATO member, and Switzerland will soon be?

A longer article on the news portal german-foreign-policy.com shows that Sweden has become a de facto NATO member. So, Sweden is doing great manoeuvres with NATO. For example, the Aurora manoeuvre, which took place in Sweden in September 2017 together with troops from numerous NATO countries, including the USA, Norway, Denmark, France and others. In the process, urban fighting also took place in parts of Stockholm.
Switzerland, too, is led into NATO by our political and military establishment on the very same road that Sweden took. We have been member of the “Partnership for Peace (PfP)” for 20 years, and since 2014 we have also been member of the “Interoperability Platform of NATO (IOP)”. The Sipol B 2016 states that in the event of a war, Switzerland will fight together with other armed forces if necessary, explicitly only with those with interoperability. Translated into German, this means that only NATO would be considered for such a “cooperation”. At the IOP, interoperability is practiced at least in staff manoeuvres and much of it here is adapted to NATO, even the degrees of non-commissioned officers.
Swiss military is under NATO command in Kosovo. The US had cut it off from Serbia with a massive bombing campaign to build and operate Camp Bond-steel, one of the largest military bases outside the USA. Swiss soldiers take part in manoeuvres with NATO members again and again. The head of the Swiss army was just at a meeting of senior officers of the NATO states.
But the people don’t realise it, because our big opinion manipulation media don’t allow a discussion about it nor spread relevant news about it. For example, the “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” and other media did not report on the major NATO conference held in Zurich on 16/17 February 2016 at the invitation of the Swiss Federal Council. The DDPS did not publish a brief communication until the start of the conference. 100 senior officers from the NATO Command of all 28 member countries as well as PfP and IOP members, including Switzerland, took part. All newer NATO members have been prepared through these institutions for membership in the war alliance.
At the same time, the Federal Council, with the blessing of the Swiss parliamentarians, crushed the formerly constitutional based army, which according to Art. 58 of the Federal Constitution serves with priority for “war prevention”, under the title “Further development of the army (WEA)”. With only 6 combat battalions (and cannon fodder in 17 infantry battalions, which, according to the Federal Council, have only “limited defensive capabilities” and consequently no means of air and anti-tank and fire support) it can no longer fulfil the obligation according to The Hague Convention of 1907, to refuse by force, in the event of war, the use of its territory in return for the recognition of neutrality.
In the next war in Europe, the United States and NATO will immediately use our airspace and our territory, and then Russia will intervene in our country. Then we will be at war, defenceless by our own fault. Such a situation is conceivable because the US and NATO have taken a military stand around Russia, directly at its western border, and Russia has been pointing out for years that it cannot accept this threat and will take military action against it if necessary. The use of nuclear weapons was also mentioned. Now the US Navy is even building – what a provocation – a fleet base in Ukraine, on the Black Sea, just 300 kilometres from the Crimea. There is already a small airport with an over 3,000 meters (!) long runway. We will then learn in a very painful way what war means in concrete terms and how much cheaper a war-preventing army would have been.

Gotthard Frick, Bottmingen

Our website uses cookies so that we can continually improve the page and provide you with an optimized visitor experience. If you continue reading this website, you agree to the use of cookies. Further information regarding cookies can be found in the data protection note.

If you want to prevent the setting of cookies (for example, Google Analytics), you can set this up by using this browser add-on.​​​​​​​