I’ve got to admit I had absolutely nothing today, until I saw this post at Instapundit after mass.
A few weeks back, the government of Sweden sent out a booklet to every household in the country urging citizens to prepare for war or other crises. A few months back, they told citizens that they should be prepared to last for at least a week without any help from the government. Last night, in the most unsettling move yet, they mobilized the entire Swedish Home Guard for an “unannounced preparedness exercise.” All 40 battalions have been activated, effective immediately.
Stephen’s point about never having to mobilize about the US is well made but a different thing came to mind when I read this.
What about “Swedish” Muslims?
Are the muslim citizens including in this call up? Are muslim immigrants who have been granted asylum included or are they considered “no go” as well?
If they aren’t included I’d be in the official explanation as to why, and more interestingly if they OBJECT to not being included. If they are I’d be interested in how they assimilate in the home guard situations or are they organized in segregated battalions a la the 10th Cavalry during the Indian wars and is such a move at the government’s request or theirs?
I don’t have time to research any of this right now but I think these are excellent questions and in closing here is one more question to make you go hmmm:
If muslims in Sweden are not included in this drill to what degree might this drill be not solely directed at deterring potential Russian aggression.