Residents of Lucerne were shocked recently to find that explosives had been buried beneath their streets
(SWISS INFO) Relics of Switzerland’s Cold War defenses are turning up in surprising places. Residents of a quiet area of Lucerne were shocked recently to find that explosives had been buried beneath their streets.
They were planted there by the Swiss army because the road was judged strategically important; in the event of invasion it would have been blown up.
But local people are angry that they didn’t know what was on their doorstep. They were only informed when the army decided to dig the devices up again.
“I got a letter from the defense ministry, telling us there was dynamite buried here on our street, and that they were coming to take it away, “ Rieska Dommann told swissinfo.
“I was amazed, I never knew those explosives were here. This is a purely residential area with no important through routes, so I was very surprised the army had put explosives here.”
Rieska Dommann, local resident
Cold war policy
Dommann, who is president of the local residents’ association, was particularly angry to discover that the explosives had been buried in 1989, just as the Cold War was ending.
“Just months before the fall of the Berlin Wall, they decided to put explosives here,” he said.
“I mean it was 1989. The military should have been more aware of the political changes going on – and they certainly should have recognised that burying explosives in a residential area was a ridiculous thing to do.”
But at the headquarters of Switzerland’s defense ministry in Bern, there is still strong support for the policy.
“This was our defense doctrine in the 1960s,” explained Christoph Schuepbach, who works on developing combat infrastructure.
“During the Cold War, the army was Switzerland’s only protection against the Warsaw Pact.”
And Schuepbach admits that the Lucerne example is not unusual. There are in fact hundreds of strategic roads, tunnels and bridges in Switzerland which conceal permanent stores of explosives.
“But I can’t tell you exactly how many, and exactly where they are, because that information is classified,” said Schuepbach.
Nevertheless Schuepbach has no clear answer as to why a quiet road in Lucerne, right in the middle of Switzerland, should have been thought strategically important.
“Well it’s not such a small road,” he suggested. ”You can drive big vehicles on it.”
But the defence ministry is clear on why explosives should have reached Lucerne as late as 1989. The priority was to place charges under the crucial border regions first, and this was done in the 1960s.
Gradually, the army explosives experts worked their way to the center of the country, reaching Lucerne just as the Cold War was ending.
Christoph Schuepbach, defense ministry
Not surprisingly, there are concerns over whether the many stocks of hidden explosives are safe. Two years ago, firefighters arriving to put out the catastrophic fire in the Gotthard tunnel were not at first told that the tunnel too had been mined with explosives.
Although these have since been removed, the army is not planning to remove the explosives from all areas of the country.
“It’s still part of our defense policy,” said Schuepbach. “Who knows what the situation will be in 20 years’ time? We can’t say whether there will be an enemy or not, or what kind of battle there will be.
“So, yes, we are still maintaining several hundred sites with permanent explosives.”
Schuepbach, however, is keen to reassure the Swiss public that these sites are completely safe.
“They are checked several times a year,” he explained. “And although the detonating cords are buried with the explosives, the fuses and secret detonation codes are stored separately, so there’s really no chance of accident or sabotage.”
But Schuepbach’s words don’t convince young mothers like Madeleine Gröger, out shopping with her children just a stone’s throw from the site of the buried explosives.
“I drive on that road every day with my kids,” she told swissinfo. “I just don’t see the point of having explosives here in the middle of the country.
“And I think it’s unfair that that stuff was there for years and years, and none of us knew about it.”
Gröger is relieved that the explosives in her neighborhood have been removed now and, by and large, Lucerne residents seem to be dealing with the issue with remarkable good humor.
A cartoon in the local paper shows a couple leaning curiously out of their window in the middle of the night.
“No darling, really, I can’t hear any ticking,” says the woman. “Come back to bed and stop worrying.”
swissinfo, Imogen Foulkes in Lucerne
(INFOWARS) Dominic Schreiber of We Are Change in Switzerland appeared on the Alex Jones Show today and said a number of Swiss MPS are moving forward with an effort to have Bilderberg member and war criminal Henry Kissinger and others arrested.
On June 6, Paul Joseph Watsonreported on Dominique Baettig’s call on Swiss federal authorities to apprehend the former U.S. Secretary of State.
Schreiber said a Jura canton representative Dominique Baettig and members of Swiss National Council are calling for the arrest of conference participants who are internationally wanted for war crimes, including George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Dick Cheney, and Richard Perle.
In February, Bush cancelled a trip to Switzerland due demands for his arrest over the treatment of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay and other war crimes.
Baettig and canton leaders are demanding access to the Bilderberg meeting and plan to confront the globalist group within the hour.
Kissinger and Perle are regular Bilderberg attendees. The Infowars team now present in St. Moritz spotted the infamous neocon Perle earlier this week.
Swiss politician Lukas Reimann went on Alex’s show and said the Swiss People’s Party opposes the IMF, the World Bank, and the Bilderberg Group. Reimann plans to march to the gates of Bilderberg with Baettig and other Canton leaders.
The Swiss People’s Party is the largest party in the Federal Assembly, with 58 members of the National Council and 6 of the Council of States.
Dominique Baettig’s letter in Swiss German follows:
(INFOWARS) Alex Jones and Infowars.com have received inside information regarding the Bilderberg agenda now unfolding in the idyllic Swiss countryside.
According to AFP journalist and legendary Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker’s inside sources, the agenda now under review includes a number of critical issues at the top of the elite’s to-do list. These breakdown as follows:
The elite are concerned that the American Congress may soon turn against the illegal and immoral invasion under humanitarian cover by NATO and the UN against the north African dictator Moammar Gaddafi.
As columnist Patrick Buchanan noted yesterday, Congress is rising in opposition to bogus wars launched by the executive branch in violation of the Constitution.
“Last week, House Speaker John Boehner had to scramble to cobble up a substitute resolution to prevent half his GOP caucus from joining with Democrats to denounce President Obama’s war in Libya as unconstitutional and to demand a total U.S. pullout in 15 days,” Buchanan wrote.
More than a third of House Republicans voted to pull out of the NATO coalition attacking Gaddafi’s forces, in essence forcing a NATO withdrawal from the color revolution engineered civil war in that country.
In January, former oil industry pastor Lindsey Williams revealed that his inside sources said oil prices will skyrocket – a fait accompli with gas prices at the pump now at historically high levels – as the global elite work behind the scenes to take take down national economies. Williams appeared on the Alex Jones Show to talk about new revelations that deal with the death of the dollar, exploding energy prices, and the engineered onset of order out of chaos revolution worldwide.
The elite now meeting behind closed door in the Switzerland are pushing for a wider war and incalculable suffering in the Middle East.
The money masters have long profited from war and mass murder. Nathan Rothschild made a financial bet on Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo and while also funding the Duke of Wellington’s peninsular campaign against Napoleon. The House of Rothschild financed the Prussian War, the Crimean War and the British attempt to seize the Suez Canal from the French and also financed the Mexican War and the Civil War in the U.S.
In addition to worrying about Congress waking up to the Libyan scam, the global elite is also concerned about a diverse liberty movement that has grown exponentially with the help of an open and free internet.
In response, the pocketed pawns in Congress have introduced a raft of bills over the last few months designed to take down the internet and blunt its impact as a medium for alternative news and information.
In addition, on September 20, 2010, S. 3804: Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) was introduced.
Early last month, an especially ominous bill was introduced in the Senate. Entitled Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011, PROTECT IP for short, this legislation would use copyright infringement as a smoke screen to take down web domains and institute rolling censorship.
On the international front, the European Commission gave a nod toward implementing the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a draconian measure that will subvert national sovereignty, trash Net Neutrality, consumer privacy, and civil liberties. In the United States, the corporate media has virtually ignored ACTA, but then key players in the Mockingbird media are often Bilderberg attendees and privy to aspects of the agenda.
The above represent a small sampling of legislation and treaties that will be used to shut down the opposition under the cover of protecting copyright and preventing terrorism.
Hyperventilating over exaggerated threats of cybersecurity, Senator Jay Rockefeller mused during a congressional meeting on cyber crime and terrorism in 2009: “It really almost makes you ask the question would it have been better if we had never invented the internet.”
The globalists are not opposed to the internet, especially as a corporatized money-making instrument. They are, however, opposed to an open, free, and unregulated by government internet where alternative media opposed to their globalist devices are allowed to thrive.
In addition, we can expect minions of the global elite who parade around as our elected representatives and appointed government officials to continue their propaganda efforts to convince the American people that the internet will be used as a terrorist weapon of mass destruction and as such needs to be tightly regulated – for our own safety, of course, and that of the children.
Finally, the Bilderbergers will work on an effort to sucker an already economically besieged American public into further fantastic debt producing bankster bailouts, specifically for Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and other member EU nations sliding toward bankruptcy and social disruption on a monumental scale.
In late 2010, the U.S. Treasury, now operating as a liaison between the government and the bankster owned private Federal Reserve, indicated it was ready to fork over billions more to the European black hole.
“There are obviously some severe market problems,” said a faceless bureaucrat, speaking on condition of anonymity. “In May, it was Greece. This is Ireland and Portugal. If there is contagion that’s a huge problem for the global economy.”
As of late 2010, the IMF, whose biggest single “shareholder” (read: parasitical host) is the United States, has committed 250 billion euros to the bankster engineered black hole.
“Why should American taxpayers be on the hook because a foreign government cannot cover its debts?” asked Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, at a House subcommittee hearing last May.
Because the plan is to take down national sovereignty, impose drastic austerity measures, hold fire sales on national assets, consolidate wealth and power, and use an endless economic crisis as an excuse to usher in world government, a one-world currency, and a sprawling high-tech police state.