Eastern European citizens respond to call for national defence training

While most of the West remains in the grip of the 1960s Soviet inspired world peace idiocy, Eastern Europeans have a far more realistic approach to the future. AP/ FOX News reports

In Poland, doctors, shopkeepers, lawmakers and others are heeding a call to receive military training in case of an invasion. Neighboring Lithuania is restoring the draft and teaching citizens what to do in case of war. Nearby Latvia has plans to give university students military training next year.

The drive to teach ordinary people how to use weapons and take cover under fire reflects soaring anxiety among people in a region where memories of Moscow’s domination — which ended only in the 1990s — remain raw. People worry that their security and hard-won independence are threatened as saber-rattling intensifies between the West and Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, where more than 6,000 people have died.

In Poland, the oldest generation remembers the Soviet Army’s invasion in 1939, at the start of World War II. Younger people remain traumatized by the repression of the communist regime that lasted more than four decades.

Whether Russia is a threat or not, its gratifying to see that Poland at least recognises the possibility of invasion. Western countries seem so naively oblivious to the threat of future warfare, and in NZ, I wonder what fighting capability exists outside that of our poorly supported and under equipped armed forces. Very little I would guess.



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  1. Mindful of the recent terrorist attack at the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said that armed citizens in open societies need to be able to defend themselves and others against terrorist attacks.

    “Societies have to think about how they’re going to approach the problem (of terrorism),” Noble told ABC. “One is to say we want an armed citizenry”

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/interpol-chief-citizens-need-guns/

    Anyone who thinks mass GCSB surveillance or NZ’s current defence force will protect us is a fool

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  2. @r1016132

    “One is to say we want an armed citizenry”

    The biggest threat to Governments is not criminals, terrorists or invasions. It is the people themselves.

    That is why the first thing totalitarian Governments do is disarm the general population.

    The threat of terrorists, criminals, hostile Nations is to instill fear and distract the Citizens from other issues.

    As for our armed forces, they are in no way capable of protecting us. We would be better served hiring the Fiji military to do it, they are far more capable. The LAV’s are not a serious military tool, but better suited to controlling a civilian population.

    The GCSB is just a puppet for the NSA their job is to facilitate the collection of information and pass it on, not to protect the privacy of New Zealanders.

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  3. Armed neutrality – the strategy NZ should of based their defence on

    https://r1016132.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/swiss-armed-neutrality-the-defence-policy-nz-should-of-followed/

    The fact that a bloke like me has to point this out is a sign we are in deep trouble. I was only a Lance Corporal and my stint in the NZ Army was hardly stellar. Where are all the senior officers??? Why have I not heard a single one of them sounding off about this???Probably too busy living the good life courtesy of the taxpayer-tit

    Shame on Y’all

    ‘The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them, If I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from among them, and make him their watchman, and if he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows the trumpet and warns the people, then if anyone who hears the sound of the trumpet does not take warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet and did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But if he had taken warning, he would have saved his life.’ Ezekiel 33:1-9

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