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LIBYA VOICES WORLD’S DESIRE TO DISSOLVE SWITZERLAND
September 5 2009
New York, NY – Libya has a made a number of tremendous strides forward in recent years. Moving from their status as a pariah, something which they relished through the 1980’s, to their position as a progressive and engaged member of not only the
African community but also of the global community has been one of the most remarkable turnarounds in recent years. Not beset by massive political or social upheaval, the change in the nature of the country is even more remarkable because it was done simply out of their own desire to participate in the world.
That new participation in the world community has no doubt increased the confidence of the country and her leader Muammar Gaddafi, confidence that has been presenting itself in all new ways of late. The release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi perhaps emboldening them, Gaddafi has stepped forward at the UN and requested dissolution of Switzerland, something that according to insiders has been on the minds of many throughout the world. Gaddafi’s plan is to divide the land currently occupied by the country and parse it out to neighbours France, Italy, and Germany. Though the proposal is unlikely to achieve approval the Libyan leader’s request may very have emboldened those who have already been voicing similar ideas and push the global community towards finally eliminating Switzerland permanently.
“We are concerned that Libya will attempt to use its year-long presidency of the UN General Assembly to damage Switzerland's reputation. Libya has requested that it be discussed at the UN General Assembly on September 15 that Swiss territory be divided and distributed to neighbouring countries,” said Swiss MP Christa Markwalder. “Such a request is a blatant abuse of international law which protects a country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. We cannot allow an emboldened Libya to once again threaten the world and the sovereignty of her nations. The United Nations it not a platform for this kind of behaviour.”
It’s believed that the Swiss government in particular is perturbed by the notion of dissolution partially due to rumours that have been revolving around the UN in recent years concerning a reduction in member states.
“There has been a great deal of chatter revolving around Switzerland of late. The regular cast of characters is still being chatted about; Bulgaria, Malta, Moldova, Togo and the like. Recently though a lot of people have been mentioning the Swiss in that conversation and even though it’s Libya that has given it voice it is a strong sentiment throughout the global community,” said Scrape TV International analyst Gustav Hander. “That has no doubt gotten the Swiss a little sensitive. They have always thrived on knowing things and keeping secrets so that means they have their ears to the ground. They know all this chatter has been
going on and they have been doing their best to keep that talk quiet but now that it’s been officially put out there they are going to have to fight it in the public realm which I’m sure would make anyone uncomfortable. For the Swiss it must feel catastrophic.”
Officially founded in 1848, Switzerland is largely made up of people with distinct ethnic heritages and there has been much debate as to whether or not actual Swiss people exist at all. Much of Europe has relied on ancient history to populate its borders.
“In a lot of ways Switzerland was borne out of the philosophy that gave rise to the
new world. Immigration and people of all kinds of ethnic and social coming together making up the country is standard in the Americas, particularly in the U.S. and Canada. That idea is still quite foreign to Europe and that has made the Swiss a bit of an anomaly and a bit of a pariah unto themselves,” continued Hander. “They are also neutral in war, not a part of the EU, and that whole Nazi gold thing and that aggravates people as well. Ultimately though there are so many countries in the world and it only makes sense to start reducing them. Switzerland actually makes a lot of sense in that regard because it is, really, not all that important in the grand scheme.”
Important countries such as France, the U.K., Japan, and the U.S. have reportedly also voiced a desire to dissolve Switzerland in the past, though are expected to vote against the Libyan resolution.