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Swiss Guard Ready to Defend Pope’ from ... ISIS

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posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 03:48 PM
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1. 16 Feb 2015 - Pope Francis Denounces ISIS Slaughter

2. 17 Feb 2015 - ISIS Threat Puts Rome on High Alert

3. 19 Feb 2015 - Italy Prepares for Potential ISIS Air Attack

4. 20 Feb 2015 - Vatican Swiss Guard on High Alert to Defend Pope

“What happened in Paris with the Charlie Hebdo attacks could also happen at the Vatican. We are ready to intervene to ensure Francis is protected,” says the new commander of the Swiss Guard, Colonel Christoph Graf.


ADDITIONALLY

Gen. Wesley Clark:
'ISIS Got Started With Funding From Our Closest Allies'



Wesley Clark

Clark had converted to Catholicism, his wife Gertrude's religion, while in Vietnam.


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Concluding-OPINION:

The Vatican used Wesley Clark to ... Expose ISIS.

( i.e. the vatican was/is truely scared )


Ongoing-OBSERVATION:

Has ('Our Closest Allies'?) ISIS really become ... Out-of-Control?


AND


My ... Initial 'Enigma' Reaction
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posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: FarleyWayne

The Swiss guards uniform is enough to make someone die laughing.


edit on 20-2-2015 by misskat1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 03:59 PM
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I would expect the Swiss Guards to be prepared to protect the Pope from any and all threats. Especially one that has stated specifically they want to take Rome. So I have to ask.....what's your point?

And how did the Vatican use Clark to "out" ISIS when he said nothing much more that hasn't been tossed around by others already? Especially since his comments come AFTER comments made by the Pope?

Or is this more about you wanting to opine about the Vatican controlling Clark or something? Lots of people are catholic. Lots of them say things. Lots of them don't.



posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: misskat1
a reply to: FarleyWayne

The Swiss guards uniform is enough to make someone die laughing.




Recruits to the guards must be Catholic, single males with Swiss citizenship who have completed basic training with the Swiss military and can obtain certificates of good conduct. Recruits must have a professional degree or high school diploma and must be between 19 and 30 years of age and at least 174 cm (5 ft 8.5 in) tall.[1] The official dress uniform is of blue, red, orange and yellow with a distinctly Renaissance appearance. After the 13 May 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II by gunman Mehmet Ali Ağca, a much stronger emphasis has been placed on the guard's non-ceremonial roles, and has seen enhanced training in unarmed combat and small arms. The Swiss Guard use traditional weapons, such as a sword and a halberd, as well as modern weapons such as the SIG P220 and Glock 19 pistols, the Steyr TMP machine pistol and submachine guns like the Heckler & Koch MP5A3.


Swiss Guard

I would presume that even though those dress outfits are rather rediculous, that they are more than capable of taking on ISIS.

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posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 04:15 PM
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Im wondering why they use Swiss Guards and not Roman Soldiers? I read somewhere it is because the Catholic Church is affiliated with Swiss Banking, just wondering if anyone knows. Rome doesnt have soldiers??



posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: EternalSolace

The swiss guard are the real deal, these boys don't look for trouble, but if you come looking for it.......

They are honestly "s it hot" operators.

Not saying SAS or SEALs or RANGERS couldn't take them them, but Isis....lol, those guys are in for it if they give it a go.

These guys might as well be marine corps, they are seriously bad to the arsed.



posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: misskat1

Rome is the capital of Italy. Vatican City is its own country inside of Rome. The Italian military doesn't secure the Vatican. It's all up to Vatican Police and the Swiss Guard.
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posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: infinityorder

Yes, they really are... without a doubt.



posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 04:27 PM
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originally posted by: misskat1
Im wondering why they use Swiss Guards and not Roman Soldiers? I read somewhere it is because the Catholic Church is affiliated with Swiss Banking, just wondering if anyone knows. Rome doesnt have soldiers??


Rome is technically its own country, the smallest in the world in fact. It is not technically a part of Italy proper.

The swiss guard are Rome's military.

Like Britain they are small but pack a large punch.

Think honey badger, they don't need numbers, they have ouchies in spades to hand out.



posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: misskat1

Rome is a city in Italy. They don't have their own soldiers.

The Swiss Guard has protected Vatican city, and the pope, since the very early 16th century.

Part of their service history also includes nearly being wiped out in battle while fighting a delaying action as the pope fled from an attack.

The Swiss guards were well known and well respected mercenaries when the pope asked for them to protect him 500 some years ago. They've been at it ever since.
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posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: infinityorder

Rome isn't a country. It's most definitely the capitol of the Republic of Italy.



posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 04:32 PM
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originally posted by: infinityorder
a reply to: EternalSolace

The swiss guard are the real deal, these boys don't look for trouble, but if you come looking for it.......

They are honestly "s it hot" operators.

Not saying SAS or SEALs or RANGERS couldn't take them them, but Isis....lol, those guys are in for it if they give it a go.

These guys might as well be marine corps, they are seriously bad to the arsed.

Could you provide us with a Yard stick in which to measure their Bad Arsery. ?



posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 04:42 PM
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originally posted by: Soloprotocol

originally posted by: infinityorder
a reply to: EternalSolace

The swiss guard are the real deal, these boys don't look for trouble, but if you come looking for it.......

They are honestly "s it hot" operators.

Not saying SAS or SEALs or RANGERS couldn't take them them, but Isis....lol, those guys are in for it if they give it a go.

These guys might as well be marine corps, they are seriously bad to the arsed.

Could you provide us with a Yard stick in which to measure their Bad Arsery. ?


Take a blue whale pull its "member" to it fullest length.

SEALs or DELTA being the very tip, SAS being right next door, the swiss guard is about 1/8 the way down that list.

Somewhere around the very tip you also find mussad, spetznaz, marine force recon ARMY RANGERS and basically every marine on earth.

Followed by Isis being way way down the shaft close to the anus.

We will term them fecal matter as per this list.



posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 04:46 PM
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originally posted by: infinityorder

originally posted by: Soloprotocol

originally posted by: infinityorder
a reply to: EternalSolace

The swiss guard are the real deal, these boys don't look for trouble, but if you come looking for it.......

They are honestly "s it hot" operators.

Not saying SAS or SEALs or RANGERS couldn't take them them, but Isis....lol, those guys are in for it if they give it a go.

These guys might as well be marine corps, they are seriously bad to the arsed.

Could you provide us with a Yard stick in which to measure their Bad Arsery. ?


Take a blue whale pull its "member" to it fullest length.

SEALs or DELTA being the very tip, SAS being right next door, the swiss guard is about 1/8 the way down that list.

Somewhere around the very tip you also find mussad, spetznaz, marine force recon ARMY RANGERS and basically every marine on earth.

Followed by Isis being way way down the shaft close to the anus.

We will term them fecal matter as per this list.


That really puts "lower than whale....stuff" on a whole new level, I would say



posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 04:50 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6

originally posted by: infinityorder

originally posted by: Soloprotocol

originally posted by: infinityorder
a reply to: EternalSolace

The swiss guard are the real deal, these boys don't look for trouble, but if you come looking for it.......

They are honestly "s it hot" operators.

Not saying SAS or SEALs or RANGERS couldn't take them them, but Isis....lol, those guys are in for it if they give it a go.

These guys might as well be marine corps, they are seriously bad to the arsed.

Could you provide us with a Yard stick in which to measure their Bad Arsery. ?


Take a blue whale pull its "member" to it fullest length.

SEALs or DELTA being the very tip, SAS being right next door, the swiss guard is about 1/8 the way down that list.

Somewhere around the very tip you also find mussad, spetznaz, marine force recon ARMY RANGERS and basically every marine on earth.

Followed by Isis being way way down the shaft close to the anus.

We will term them fecal matter as per this list.


That really puts "lower than whale....stuff" on a whole new level, I would say


Lol..sry been drinking beer.


I am tipsy.

Though Isis is lower than whale #e, glad that didn't get by you guys.



posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 04:56 PM
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MY EYES!!!!!

a reply to: misskat1



posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 04:58 PM
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Ha ha ha!, you've just created a new bad ass scale!!, you sir are a beer driven wordsmith!!
All the best
B. V. H.a reply to: infinityorder




posted on Feb, 20 2015 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

www.badassoftheweek.com... this covers the basics and some of the high points


"The Swiss are well-armed and very free." - Niccolo Machiavelli -



Wrong. The reason the Swiss have had the luxury of being neutral through two World Wars and a Franco-Prussian conflict is because these guys are so over-the-top hardcore badass as hell that nobody would dare screw with them. They're a tough-as-sh*t, patriotic population with one simple rule of war – if you come into Swiss territory, we will show you No Quarter, take no prisoners, and kill every last motherhumping invader who would dare set foot on our soil. Every single man in Switzerland has been given hardcore professional militia training, been handed a government-issued SiG-550 assault rifle, taught how to use it in live-fire exercises, and keeps it in his home just in case anyone ever decides to step to his country's Badass Neutrality clause. The idea is simple – don't step to us, and we won't bash your head in with a magazine full of 5.56mm NATO ammunition.
and they have done just that for a couple hundred years now
en.wikipedia.org...

Modern times Since 1859, only one mercenary unit has been permitted: the Vatican's Swiss Guard, which has been protecting the Pope for the last five centuries, dressed in colourful uniforms, supposedly drawn by Michelangelo, reminiscent of the Swiss mercenary's heyday. Despite it being prohibited, individual Swiss citizens carried on the tradition of foreign military service into the twentieth century, including participation in the Spanish Civil War, usually on the Republican side. Swiss citizens also served in the German Wehrmacht during the Second World War, although purely on an individual and voluntary basis.[citation needed]
its also their only mercenary unit allowed to operate on foreign soil
permitted under current Swiss law

the papal gaurd has its roots in the swiss pikemen of the middle ages that were pretty much the best troops Europe had.they often succeeded in pitched battles and an old french saying "no gold,no Swiss,no victory" points to their mercenary roots. if you were doing battle in the 1600s odds are if you didn't have Swiss pike men you were going to loose and loose badly.

and if you were one of the few nations to try to invade Switzerland you either had your men crushed by rocks thrown from a bove on your way into the alps,to then fight their pike men who upon victory would often march survivors to an icy lake and dump them into the water until the entire army was dead or toss them from cliffs. pretty much if you went in you were killed to the last man in your army

en.wikipedia.org... this sums up why they guard the pope to this day but i think one of the popes(innocent v?) declared them "The guardians of the churches freedom"



posted on Feb, 21 2015 @ 06:56 AM
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a reply to: RalagaNarHallas

And don't forget that nearly all bridges, tunnels, mountain passes, and other roads into Switzerland are wired with explosives in the event of an invasion.

But I think they did away with the keeping the rifles at home thing, or at least limited it a bit more post Cold War.




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