Sweden to reintroduce the military draft.

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The Swedish government has decided to reintroduce the military draft starting next year. Citing a deteriorating security situation in the Baltic and Europe in general (read "Russians"), the minister for defense, Peter Hultqvist says that 4,000 18 year-olds will be called up starting January 1st next year.

This applies to both men and women. Sweden did have a military draft in the past (for men only) but abolished it because the numbers of volunteers exceeded needs. However, the geopolitical position has changed more recently necessitating today's announcement.

The neutral Swedes are currently upgrading their military with a sharp increase in spending, and has boosted the number of troops on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland. They have also boosted the nationwide level of alertness urging local authorities to have in place plans for a future war.

Allowing for the fact, that we're in a region that's less exposed to Russian merde-stirring, should we do likewise?

Sweden reintroduces military draft amid 'deteriorating security environment' - Independent.ie
 


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The Swedish government has decided to reintroduce the military draft starting next year. Citing a deteriorating security situation in the Baltic and Europe in general (read "Russians"), the minister for defense, Peter Hultqvist says that 4,000 18 year-olds will be called up starting January 1st next year.

This applies to both men and women. Sweden did have a military draft in the past (for men only) but abolished it because the numbers of volunteers exceeded needs. However, the geopolitical position has changed more recently necessitating today's announcement.

The neutral Swedes are currently upgrading their military with a sharp increase in spending, and has boosted the number of troops on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland. They have also boosted the nationwide level of alertness urging local authorities to have in place plans for a future war.

Allowing for the fact, that we're in a region that's less exposed to Russian merde-stirring, should we do likewise?

Sweden reintroduces military draft amid 'deteriorating security environment' - Independent.ie
Then send them off to fight ISIS.
 

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Then send them off to fight ISIS.
Send them off ? ISIS is right on their streets.

Preparing to fight global or regional wars is ridiculous nonsense.

The biggest reason to uncuck the Swedes and train them to harden the phuck up is their domestic rape and civil disobedience problem.
 

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But but but Nordic socialism…...
 

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The Swedish government has decided to reintroduce the military draft starting next year. Citing a deteriorating security situation in the Baltic and Europe in general (read "Russians"), the minister for defense, Peter Hultqvist says that 4,000 18 year-olds will be called up starting January 1st next year.

This applies to both men and women. Sweden did have a military draft in the past (for men only) but abolished it because the numbers of volunteers exceeded needs. However, the geopolitical position has changed more recently necessitating today's announcement.

The neutral Swedes are currently upgrading their military with a sharp increase in spending, and has boosted the number of troops on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland. They have also boosted the nationwide level of alertness urging local authorities to have in place plans for a future war.

Allowing for the fact, that we're in a region that's less exposed to Russian merde-stirring, should we do likewise?

Sweden reintroduces military draft amid 'deteriorating security environment' - Independent.ie
Its a bit daft. 4000 unwilling 18 year olds are not going to be much help against the 1m soldiers of the Russian military. This is more likely done for a domestic political agenda aimed at Sweden joining NATO.
 

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Is this really about Russia?
 

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Socialism can be like this.
Extreme socialism is little different from extreme fascism.

Extremes have a lot more in common with each other than they do with most 'ordinary' people.

It's evident here on these pages all the time... the 'us and them' bullsh!t that goes on and which seems fashionable again...
 

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Is this really about Russia?
Yep, if Putin droogs are to be seen on obscure Irish political forums, imagine the bull************************ that's flying around the Scandinavian social media network. All this talk of immigrant rape and violence is total fiction. Am in weekly contact with family in Stockholm they say it's 90% ballcock, apparently Dublin is having enormous problem with immigrant sexual violence also, pure shyte...
 

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Its a bit daft. 4000 unwilling 18 year olds are not going to be much help against the 1m soldiers of the Russian military. This is more likely done for a domestic political agenda aimed at Sweden joining NATO.
Conscription is not a NATO requirement.
 

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Its a bit daft. 4000 unwilling 18 year olds are not going to be much help against the 1m soldiers of the Russian military. This is more likely done for a domestic political agenda aimed at Sweden joining NATO.
The real idea is to counter the growing massive internal threat from Islamic terrorism that Sweden has inflicted on itself by importing massive numbers of islamic immigrants who will never ever assimilate into Swedish society.

The same holds true for the bulk of Islamic immigrants into europe.

Islam is not a religion that tolerates any form of genuine integration with non Islamic societies especially Christian or post Christian ones.
 

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Them Swedish snowflakes will be useless for fighting.

On the other hand, if they draft the young muslims, I guess they could make a good army.
 

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Sweden.

The country which remained neutral throughout World War II.

The country that looked the other way when Russia invaded Finland.

Nothing to see here as per usual with this OP.
 

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Them Swedish snowflakes will be useless for fighting.

On the other hand, if they draft the young muslims, I guess they could make a good army.
Xenophobia and two separate stereotypes in one post - I suppose that's the bigots idea of multi tasking.
 

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Not every Muslim is in IS you know that right?
Sweden.

The country which remained neutral throughout World War II.

The country that looked the other way when Russia invaded Finland.

Nothing to see here as per usual with this OP.
Ireland was neutral or have you forgotten?
 


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