A Norwegian Army Chief has bucked the political correctness and multiculturalism that has northern Europe in its grip, and warned Europeans that they must be ready and willing to fight against radical Islam in order to preserve Western values.
“I think we must be ready to fight, both with words, actions – and if necessary weapons – to preserve the country and the values we have in common,” said Odin Johannessen in a speech to the Oslo Military Society last week, according to Freedom Daily.
“Europe can no longer expect to live in peace and security, without having to defend its interests and values,” he added, noting that well-trained and adequately-equipped soldiers would be crucial. “You can not win wars without having people on the ground,” he asserted.
Freedom Daily notes that in an internal document uncovered last week, General Anders Brännström, the chief of the Swedish army, ordered his troops to prepare for a coming war in Europe against well-trained opponents.
“The global environment we are experiencing which is also demonstrated by strategic decisions [taken by politicians] leads us to the conclusion we could be at war within a few years,” wrote Brännström.
Back in December, Swiss army chief André Blattmann warned that the threat of terrorism was heightening in Europe and that citizens should arm themselves.
“The threat of terror is rising, hybrid wars are being fought around the globe; the economic outlook is gloomy and the resulting migration flows of displaced persons and refugees have assumed unforeseen dimensions,”said Blattmann.
Sales of firearms and other weapons have been surging in countries like Germany and Austria. In France, security forces have been preparing for mass civil unrest and for radicalized immigrants taking over neighborhoods. The French Army is making contingency plans for the “reappropriation of national territory,” in the event that immigrant populations obtain weapons and become more hostile to authorities, according to Freedom Daily.