US authorities violate Switzerland’s principle of neutrality and insist that all countries should send their weapons to Ukraine.
Written by Lucas Leiroz, journalist, researcher at the Center for Geostrategic Studies, geopolitical consultant.
The US is apparently blackmailing Switzerland to force the country to play a more active role in the Ukrainian conflict. The American embassy in Switzerland suggests that neutrality would no longer be a possible path for the European country, which sounds like a kind of threat if the Swiss government does not adopt an anti-Russian military policy.
In a recent interview, the American ambassador in Switzerland Scott Miller stated that Switzerland was going through a serious crisis, in which the country would need to decide on what “neutrality” means. Miller claims that the US supports Swiss neutrality but does not consider this principle to be “static”, believing in a Swiss obligation to help the West as much as possible to tighten sanctions against Moscow.
There is currently a huge debate among Swiss parliamentarians over whether to allow the shipment of Swiss-made weapons to the Kiev regime. NATO enthusiasts support the measure as a form of military aid to Ukraine against the Russians. On the other hand, more conservative politicians are against changes in legislation as they understand that this would affect the country’s historical neutrality. Under current law, there is a ban on all forms of re-export of Swiss-made weapons. This means that non-neutral countries are not able to buy Swiss weapons and ship them to Kiev. This law deeply irritates the member states of NATO, since, according to Scott Miller, it “benefits the aggressor, who violates all principles of international law.”
However, Ambassador Miller went beyond what was expected in his demands. In addition to banning the anti-re-export law, he openly demanded the freezing of all Russian assets in Swiss financial institutions. According to him, this is a way for Switzerland to endorse the sanctions and help Ukraine more actively.
“Switzerland is in the most serious crisis since the Second World War. It is confronted with what neutrality means (…) We understand and respect it. But it is not a static construct. Switzerland can’t call itself neutral and allow one or both sides to exploit its laws to their own advantage (…) I think we still have a lot of work to do (…) Sanctions are only as strong as the political will behind them. We need to find as many assets as possible, freeze them and, if necessary, confiscate them in order to make them available to Ukraine for reconstruction”, he said.
The spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova understood the words of the American diplomat as a real threat. According to her, there is a parallel between Miller’s suggestions and the recent crisis at Credit Suisse, an important local financial institution that went into deep debt and requested tens of billions in loans from the Central Bank to continue working. Zakharova also recalled the American banking crisis and suggested that Miller could be blackmailing the Swiss into serving US interests – possibly in exchange for some help to prevent local banks from going the same way as the American ones, or, in the worst case, this could even be a direct threat of sabotage.
“Considering that the second-largest Swiss bank plunged right after three American banks went bust, such a statement looks like direct blackmail”, she said, adding that the essence of Miller’s message is: “drop neutrality and start sending weapons to the Kiev regime, and you’ll keep living full-bellied and lavishly; refuse – and bad days are in order”.
Recently, blackmail and threats have become America’s main methods in foreign policy. Furthermore, the country has already demonstrated that it has no respect for its partners and allies, considering that illegal and even terrorist acts have been carried out to force them to meet US interests – such as what was seen in the attack on the Nord Stream gas pipelines in Germany. So, it is possible that Miller’s message consists of a warning that either Switzerland changes its policy of neutrality, or it will be the target of American reprisals – certainly in the banking sector, which is the central part of the Swiss economy.
The Swiss government bears no responsibility for the Ukrainian conflict. As a historically neutral country, it is under no obligation to send weapons to Kiev and would be breaking with its own diplomatic tradition if it bans the anti-export law. Furthermore, as a country with a bank-centered economy, freezing all Russian assets does not sound strategic for Switzerland. Taking the measures demanded by the US would be disastrous for the country, both in terms of economy and defense.
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Ukraine must be doing really bad if US wants Swiss aid.
Not. Do you know what happened to all countries and all people who gave away their weapons on US demand??……………….bomb bomb bomb…………………..LOL.
Swiss export a lot of weapons. One very succesfull is the Pirana. Thats rolemodel for several 100s of semilar vehicles as licence with changes. Stryker is one of them.
Its the same for Sweden. Best known are the many versions of old Gastuv used today and by the USA too.
do you never tire of being incorrect jens? is it a normal danish practice to be as erroneous as possible? How come Russia still firing missiles O knowledgeable one who is always incorrect? you told us 100% Russia had no more missiles to fire twice now. wrong both times, as usual.
They are getting annihilated.
This is also a war on Switzerland as much as Ukraine and Germany. This empire attacks its own vassals.
We wish the US people a mass of catastrophes, tornados, hurricanes, God’s punishment for electing monsters into their government.
the Americans’ constant belief in a foreign evil enemy may be a reflection of their own evil and genocidal origins and a subconscious sense among Americans that they do deserve to be killed by a foreign power
Neoliberals have become as demented as Stalinists.
You’re absolutely fixated on Stalin, Golden Shower Child. Really kooky given that the man has been dead for seventy years.
No, you are fixated in support of Stalin. Are you an orphan of Stalin? I mean that mass murderer with the moustache.
You strated stalin, you imbecile.
There is no neoliberalisme for decades.
Shows how ignorant and uninformed about real world politics you are, Jackass.
He’s in little Denmark, which is tucked away in a back water corner of Europe and they think they are more important then they really are.
there is no jens holm functioning brain for decades
The stupid European sheeple think US is after Russia and China………………………..LOL.
Rogue One, of course. And then, what is mafia today? Nobody can threat an entire country from an office without the striped flag inside.
Even the Nazis never became so desperate that they tried to make Switzerland join them. The US empire must really be falling apart and they can’t produce any weapons.
Switzerland were always the biggest Nazis. You must be a fucking retarded muzlim.
And You are the wholes in there cheese too.
Normal peopel relate nazisme to 1945. Thats 75 years ago. Those Swizzz nazis must be pretty old.
The Swizzvote about almost anything. The Nazis never did.
Hitler didn’t need to invade Switzerland, because it already had fascist laws.
whom robs their own bank?
All of ZOG’s horses and all of ZOG’s men, screwing with Russia anyway they can.
So much for being neutral fks and cucks.
Being neutral is not the same things as accepting what going on in the world, but its true Red Cross started there.
Credit Suiss issue seems bigger than a matter of few weapons wasted for Ukro. But we cant see yet what its about.. As far as SVB is concerned, it is now appearing it was an excuse to submerge US bank under sea of cash (Fed took underwater bonds to full value against cash). Little guys suffer but not the fat guys. (Note that most online comment section will filter out this kind of comment)
Israeli firms transferred $1 Billion out of Silicon Valley Bank to Israel before it was seized by the Feds. Oy vey.
Someone on the inside was keeping an eye open for them.
The sudden departure of $1B isn’t enough to bring down SVB.
It is very likely to be Chinese and Arab money leaving quietly while it is still possible to do so.
Yes, soon we will see Swiss soldiers of the Vatican fighting in Ukraine..
Switzerland is a beautiful country ruined by fascist laws.
Switzerland lost its neutrality a long time ago. It seized the property of many states and individuals in their banks by order of America, and that is not the procedure of a neutral state… If you want a country where your money will be safe and 100% available to you, that country is Russia! If you leave your property in one of the Swiss banks, be prepared to kneel at a certain moment and blow someone’s dick, because otherwise you will be left without of your property located in “neutral” Switzerland!
All signs of US desperation and panic, as once Ukraine surrenders that will signal the end of NATO and the US.
Allah(swt) blackmails jewtin and biden under threat of hellfire for not facing The Truth.
God never blackmails, only Satan does.
^talking from your experiences, confused boy?^^
Then what? If they can’t provide security then what is NATO for?
Yes from my experience
Once Switzerland’s neutrality and protection of banking client assets and data is gone, their banks will collapse and they will just be a landlocked resource-poor mountainous country — the Tibet of Europe, but with better roads and plumbing.