Swedish towns told to prepare for possible war with Russia

Swedish towns told to prepare for possible war with Russia
Responsible Swede trains for gun ownership. (Image via Allehanda.se, Am. Thinker)

[Ed. – Underground bunkers??  Swedish cities must have more excess cash floating around than any American city has.  I don’t discount the concerns northern Europe has about Russian saber-rattling, but building bunkers to ward off Ivan just looks kind of crazy, when Sweden’s real problem is being overrun with migrants who are turning Sweden’s urban neighborhoods into no-go zones for native Swedes.  I can promise the deep thinkers in Stockholm:  Russia has no interest in the kind of invasion that would make underground bunkers of any use to Swedish cities.  It’s not 1980 anymore, and it’s certainly not 1780 anymore.]

Sweden’s towns and villages have been ordered to make preparations for a possible military attack in the latest sign of the country’s growing anxiety at its newly belligerent Russian neighbour.

The country’s Civil Contingency Agency (MSB) last week sent a letter to local authorities across the country asking them to maintain operations centres in underground bunkers, ensure that a system of emergency sirens is in place, and to be open to cooperating on war exercises with the Swedish Armed Forces. …

The dramatic call comes as Sweden returns to the Total Defence Strategy it maintained during the Cold War, reconstituting its old coastal anti-ship missile system, placing an armoured division on the exposed Baltic island of Gotland, and making plans to restart compulsory conscription as early as 2018. …

The letter said that the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) had agreed to oversee the preparations, and would work over the coming year with MSB and the Swedish Armed Forces to work out more details of municipalities’ duties.

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