U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Free Norway, why would anyone want to attack and occupy Norway, they are such nice people? One of my grandmothers was Sami-Norwegian, she was a nice lady. One word answers that question–oil. Norway has the oil and gas and Europe wants it and they do not care how nice Norwegians are.
Norway finally got total independence from the Danes and the Swedes just in time for WWI. They managed to stay out of that conflict but were not so lucky when the Germans invaded during WWII. At the end of WWII when the Nazis surrendered there were 400,000 German troops in Norway. Norway only had about three million people in their country in 1945. They really were oppressively occupied.
In WWII it was the body of water between England and Norway that the Germans wanted to control through the use of Norwegian ports. Norway's potential occupiers of the future want to control that same body of water, but for the extraction of oil and gas off the Norwegian coastline.
No, modern Norway is not occupied by an invading force, but Norwegian TV has come up with one outstanding series about the futuristic occupation of Norway by Russian invaders at the request of the EU. You know, the European Union, that organization that the British are exiting from. In the 2015 release of the first season of Norway's most expensive TV production “Occupied / Okkupert”, the green political party of Norway has come into power and has made the decision to stop oil and gas production. This of course, means there is no oil or gas for sale to the Europeans, and they just will not abide that concept.
The US has left NATO and is not playing in the politics of defending Europe in this TV drama. However, the EU does not have the cojones to invade Norway themselves so they get the bully-boy Russians to do the heavy lifting of occupying a peaceful nation and stealing their oil and gas at gun-point.
After binge-watching two seasons of “Occupied,” you come to understand that the thin line between good guys and bad guys gets blurred very quickly. What was supposed to be a six month, velvet-gloved invasion and occupation with no deaths or destruction has gone on for two years. Everything has changed and not always for the better.
It is fiction, it is in the future, but as I watched eighteen episodes I kept thinking of my old village in Scotland and that country's offshore oil, and also Australia and their position so far out in the Pacific ocean. Both are ripe for the picking by an invading force who wants their resources, but really have no need for the people living there.
Scotland has offshore oil but no way to defend it. They keep making noise about leaving the United Kingdom, but they cannot defend themselves. The Scots have no army, they have a national police force of about 17,000 that do not carry firearms. There are no armories full of weapons that the cops could fall back to in time of crisis and arm up with. In fact, less than 300 Scottish cops are even qualified at any given time to carry a gun if they had to.
Keeping this in mind, the taking of Scotland's oil operation could become real-world, dangerously close to what has happened to Norway in this TV show.
Now Australia has its own armed military and most of their police carry guns but they will be completely cut off from European help when Indonesia makes their push to occupy the land down under. Australia will get a little bit of time to prepare since most likely the Philippines will be attacked and subjugated first.
The liberals in Australia are doing everything they can to disarm their own nation. Australia is the only nation that has sided with the US in every conflict beginning with WWI. For the last 100 plus years, they have always had our back. The fighting spirit of Australia would be hard for Indonesia to reckon with, but if they keep disarming their citizens it makes it tough to fight with boomerangs and sticks.
About the time Australia is being invaded and occupied, the US will be fighting a three front war we are not prepared to even engage in, let alone win. There will be no major deployment of US troops to Australia to defend a country that has been so generous with their help in our conflicts.
I apologize now to my Aussie cousins but we will not get there in time. Not that we don't care, we just will not be able to project our military that far afield in the next conflict.
The US gets beat up in this TV drama because they have reached fossil fuel independence, have withdrawn from NATO, and withdrawn from playing the policeman to the world. Western Europe sits around not living up to it minimum expectations to support the NATO mission, so the US packs up and goes home to let Europe fend for itself. Of course, the first thing they do is turn on one of their own, Norway, and let their worst enemy Russia, invade.
As the Colonel and I watched each episode it became more intense and intellectually more realistic. As retired military officers we kept looking at each other, saying this could really happen. Yes, it is fiction, but it would appear the Russian Bear was not happy when this TV series hit the airways.
“Occupied” is very well written and the actors grab your attention in every episode and in every scene. This show does not waste your time with fluff and filler plots, they keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time.
In real life, one of my biggest fears is the US power grid is attacked, and it shuts down the country. In “Occupied” Finland tries to help Norway, and Russia hacks the Finish power system, knocking out the electricity for the entire nation. The Russians did this just because they could.
Also in real life, in the past couple of weeks, President Trump hosted the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia at the White House. I would bet every one of those three heads of state has seen the TV series “Occupied”. All three of those nations have been occupied by the Russians more than once and by the Nazis.
We in the US have no concept of being invaded and occupied by a foreign power. I would suggest getting out copies of both the original and the remake of the movie “Red Dawn.” They are fiction, but you may learn a few tricks from those Hollywood productions.
When it comes time to hide your guns from the enemies both foreign and domestic, break down your firearms, pack them in axle grease, seal them in plastic and bury them in a plastic container. Do not put them all in one location. The Russians and the bad Norwegians working for the Communist Bear were very good at finding the resistance's weapons.
Your weak liberal neighbors who have done nothing to prepare to defend themselves will turn you in to the “authorities” as fast as they can when the electricity goes out and they cannot dial 911 to meet all their emergency needs. If ratting on you will ease their discomfort they will feed you to the bear no matter how nice you thought lefty, liberal, green people were supposed to be.
“Occupied” is a TV show that is very entertaining but it is also a training film that can teach you to at least think about a potentially dark future. Netflix is where you have to go to watch this series and it is well worth the monthly fee.
As an American civilian who is not serving in the military or on a police force, you have to continually think Henry Delay.
Free Norway, we may need their help in the future.
About Major Van Harl USAF Ret.
Major Van E. Harl USAF Ret., a career Police Officer in the U.S. Air Force was born in Burlington, Iowa, USA, in 1955. He was the Deputy Chief of police at two Air Force Bases and the Commander of Law Enforcement Operations at another. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry School. A retired Colorado Ranger and currently is an Auxiliary Police Officer with the Cudahy PD in Milwaukee County, WI. He believes “evil hates organization.” [email protected]