Europe on the brink: Streets 'will become war zones' as continent descends into crisis
EUROPEAN leaders are said to be preparing for mass civil unrest as multiple catastrophic problems engulf the continent.
They have predicted this will affect the entire continent, eventually leading to civil war on the streets.
In December 2015, one of the most apocalyptic warnings came from André Blattmann, the Swiss head of the armed forces.
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Blattmann, who left his job just weeks later, said the combination of hybrid wars, the economy, and the refugee crisis would have “unforeseen dimensions”.
He then claimed social unrest was something Europe’s leaders and armies had to be prepared for.
On November 13, 2015, Islamist gunmen went on a shooting rampage at various locations in the capital of Paris, massacring 130 people.
It sparked a wave of ISIS-linked terror attacks in Europe’s major cities, including Berlin, Munich, and Nice.
One of the most high profile was the Nice lorry horror, where Islamist fanatic Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a huge cargo truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in the seaside city, killing 86.
A further 434 people were maimed and injured.
He explained the purpose of bloody and vicious attacks on innocent people is to incite hatred among the general population of Muslims in general.
By doing this, he said they would encourage more young believers to take up arms against westerners which would eventually lead to civil war on the streets.
Professor Kepel said their goal is to build a caliphate from the ashes of crumbled European cities.
The looming threat of major civil unrest on Europe's streets is also heightened due to recent political earthquakes that make the collapse of the European Union more likely.
In France, Marine Le Pen – leader of the far-right Front National – could potentially seize power in next year's Presidential election.
The firebrand politician, who has spoken of her hatred for the EU, is hugely popular in France, but will face stiff competition from centre-right Republican nominee François Fillon.
And last week in Italy, one of the biggest upsets in political history happened when the country's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned after being defeated in a constitutional reform referendum.
This paves the way for one of Italy's more extreme parties to take power, such as the Five Star Movement which is making huge poll gains and has promised to hold a referendum on bringing the country out of the Euro.
It has previously been forecast that if any EU member left the single currency, it could signal one of the final nails in the coffin of the entire European project.
If the experts are right, 2017 is set to mark the end of Europe as we know it.