Breitbart recently reported that the Swedish army is preparing for war. The report states “the chief of the Swedish army General Anders Brännström told men under his command they could expect to be fighting a war in Europe against skilled opponents ‘within a few years’.”
This is based off of a 28-page internal military document addressed to soldiers, politicians and guests who will be in attendance of military demonstrations taking place next week. The event will showcase the army’s ability to outlast the opponent in the case of a winter war.
The document goes on to say that the General is basing his views off of the current atmosphere of unrest in Europe stemming from ISIS and instability in the Ukraine. The General went on to say, “One can draw parallels with the 1930s. A great uncertainty and [political] dynamics which then led to a great war. That time we managed to keep out. But it is not at all certain we could succeed this time”.
Further in the document, the General claims he is not alone in this views, saying his colleagues believe the worst is yet to come for Europe and the rest of the world as well.
There are many questions surrounding the capabilities of the Swedish defense, especially after a recent report that Swedish police offers fled a refugee center after being confronted by a mob of migrants. The police were called to the scene to investigate why a boy who had been repeatedly raped in the center was not being transferred. When attempting to remove the boy, the migrants angrily confronted the police force.
If their police force acts in this way, it is normal to question whether their military force will be able to defend themselves against violent migrants and extremist Muslims.