Switzerland: Insanity – Leopards to Germany

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Switzerland, a neutral country, is considering committing not only a crime against her own „legendary“ Constitutional neutrality but also against humanity, by possibly delivering weapons, tanks, indirectly to a country at war.

The German Defense Minister, Boris Pistorious, as well as Economy Minister, Robert Habeck, asked the Swiss Federal Councilor in charge of Defense, Ms. Viola Amherd, to find an elegant way without hurting Swiss neutrality, to sell part of the 96 Swiss Army’s older model Leopard II tanks, currently in reserve, to sell them back to Germany, possibly to the builder, Rheinmetall.

It’s good for business and if we disguise it well enough, we can do it, was the going Swiss argument.

And yes, the Swiss Defense Minister found a way. It’s easy, she says. Parliament simply has to declare the „old“ tanks as being out of order, ready for being  scrapped – meaning declared unusable – and bingo, the Swiss saved their Constitution. Sure. But not their moral, or ethics.

Now we just have to “lobby” the Parliament to do the right voting, the Minister implies.

Who cares. It’s good for business. Business and maximizing profits are always number one for most of the Swiss, for politicians, as well as corporate giants – and of course, including the Swiss banking system. It’s almost enshrined in the Swiss Constitution.

Apropos – the Swiss Constitution has been suspended. As of 2014 Switzerland is no longer a republic, a so-called “democracy” with a valid Constitution, the umbrella for law-making in the country – Switzerland has been registered in Brussels with the EU (of all places) as a corporation.

Yes, you read right, a corporation. No longer a nation with a constitutional justice system. Swiss justice is based on “rules-based-order” – the all-and-nothing meaning term of the neocon countries-turned-corporate tyrannies. This is true also for France, Germany South Africa, the United States – and many more, almost all, if not all the so-called western world, or Global North.

Most citizens have no clue. This has been done in highest secrecy.

See below by Dr. Astrid Stueckelberger. At about min. 8 into the video, she talks about the “corporatization” of Switzerland and other countries.


Back to Ukraine – In addition to totally fake and false reporting on the Ukraine war, if a Swiss online paper dares to quote Ukraine, „There are many more Russians than we have ammunition… “– and this rather in a positive sense, without any moral contra, then there is something fundamentally wrong, Not just with the media, but with the Swiss moral standards and value system. Such statements are openly promoting killing.

The example is given by the Swiss Federal Council. In the same vein as the media invite to kill, the Swiss Federal Council in general, and in particular, the Swiss Defense Minister doesn’t seem to understand or to care that every delivery of arms, in this case Leopard tanks, to replace those of a third party which has “given” them to Ukraine to kill Russians, is as if Switzerland would send their outranked Leopard II’s – still killing machines – directly to Ukraine. Everything else is a smoke screen, a fraud and betrayal of the people.

It is hard to understand that the Swiss could even consider this request from Germany. The straightforward, honest, and morally ethical reply would have been – NO, NEIN,  No way.

It’s a madhouse, where we live and how we live. And Switzerland is not alone. By far. The saddest part is that most people don’t even realize to what extent their minds have been twisted and brainwashed by high-tech sophisticated media-manipulation. See this.

In our “new” perverted reality, good is bad and bad is good.

Or to quote George Orwell’s “1984”, “War is Peace and Peace is War”.

The Swiss Defense Minister, as well as so many others in the Global West have adopted this doctrine.

They are all delivering arms no end to Ukraine to kill Russians. That’s the goal. To defeat Russia, to fracture Russia, to get a hold of Russia’s enormous resources. They all know very well, they will never defeat Russia. But they kill people, mostly Ukrainians and Russians in this endless, horrendous war, plus, making profit from the arms sales.

Why does Switzerland in the name of the European Union, and the United States, betray her neutrality, her people?

A recent US Department of Defense (DOD) study revealed what most every educated western politician already suspected, no more than about 30% of all the weaponry sent to Ukraine is actually used at the front. The rest goes straight to the black-market – and will end up in what the west calls “terrorists”. – The West is knowingly arming terrorists that are eventually terrorize their people? – So, it seems.

Looks like what is important – keep appearances. Keep “make-believe” – it’s good to kill, the evil-evil Russians. No truth, no background, no history – nothing. That’s the West, and Switzerland joins them wholeheartedly. Because if they would give you the background the truth of what really has been going on – maybe people’s brains would break loose from the indoctrination principles.

What in the case of Germany – Switzerland is especially worrying, is Germany’s unrestricted boldness and disrespect: In January / February this year, the Security Commission of the Swiss Parliament has rejected a similar demand to return 30 of the 96 Swiss “reserve” Leopard II tanks to Germany. Now Germany comes again? – Did they sense that the Swiss moral standards may have shifted?

There is still hope that the Swiss Parliament this time too may safe Switzerland’s integrity by rejecting the German demand, or the demand of anybody to deliver arms – directly or indirectly into the Ukraine, or any war zone in the world.

By keeping their moral standards high, Switzerland could maybe retake their role as mediator, or at least honor her erstwhile neutrality – and maybe become an example for other countries to follow their own sovereign decisions, and not those of a coercing transatlantic wannabe empire and its Brussels-based vassal.


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Peter Koenig is a geopolitical analyst and a former Senior Economist at the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), where he worked for over 30 years around the world. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for online journals and is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed; and  co-author of Cynthia McKinney’s book “When China Sneezes: From the Coronavirus Lockdown to the Global Politico-Economic Crisis” (Clarity Press – November 1, 2020).

Peter is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Chongyang Institute of Renmin University, Beijing.

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