Swedes Lead, Pt II: War on the Horizon?

Sweden’s top soldier says war is in the offing:

Citing the situation in Sweden, the recent decisions of domestic politicians, and global instability, 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”.

He goes on–

Speaking of his comments with Sweden’s best selling tabloid Aftonbladet, the General said the deteriorating security picture in Europe was the main factor behind his warning, indicating the Islamic State conducting military campaigns in Europe and spreading instability from the Ukraine could lead to conflict.

He’s got a point.

What one country could shore up the Western alliance, come to grips with the Moose-Limbs in the Middle East, stand up to the Russians and patrol the Med from one end to the other? Why, we could. If we had the leadership and the political will. Sadly, we don’t appear to have it. And Western civilization will be the worst for it.

PS: On a separate but related note, see THIS article too… Oh, indeed, that Royal Navy admiral must be some sort of horrible racist. Ought not be taken seriously. Pay no attention, I say.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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