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Why so many soldiers walking on Polish streets?


Polskiej_Dumy  
12 Oct 2010 /  #1
I have been in Poland for a while, and while I've been here I have seen many soldiers walking the streets usually in pairs with guns. It's not everyday but it was more than once on a wide range of times and places. Is there some war coming that I don't know about?? I've only watched the news a couple times but I think I would hear about a suspected invasion or something. Whats going on??
Gregrog  
12 Oct 2010 /  #2
If you are living near some military base it's normal view for all the time. There's nothing to be afraid of.
OP Polskiej_Dumy  
12 Oct 2010 /  #3
That's the thing.. I'm not near a military base.
convex  
12 Oct 2010 /  #4
It's not normal, I barely ever see police in Wroclaw..
jonni  
12 Oct 2010 /  #5
That's the thing.. I'm not near a military base.

Sometimes they work alongside the police to make up numbers - were they wearing red berets?
Trevek  
12 Oct 2010 /  #6
Aren't those military police? used to see a lot of them when the national service guys were getting demobbed and going on drinking sprees. You don't see those big gangs of guys wearing flags and doing press-ups in the railway stations so much now, do you.
jonni  
12 Oct 2010 /  #7
Aren't those military police?

Yes. They go around in together with police in some places. One police, one red beret.

The assembly point for soldiers at Warszawa Centralna has been turned into a coffee place.
Trevek  
12 Oct 2010 /  #8
The assembly point for soldiers at Warszawa Centralna has been turned into a coffee place.

good idea. "And we shall turn their swords into coffee shops!" has a nice ring to it.
jonni  
12 Oct 2010 /  #9
And we shall turn their swords into coffee shops

And study warsaw no more
;-)
Trevek  
12 Oct 2010 /  #10
And study warsaw no more

Oh that's beautiful! :-D
pawian  
12 Oct 2010 /  #11
I have been in Poland for a while, and while I've been here I have seen many soldiers walking the streets usually in pairs with guns.

Yes, it is normal here. They have been roaming streets since 1981. Street partisans, so called.

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It's not normal, I barely ever see police in Wroclaw..

Germans who inhabit Wrocław don`t need the police.
Bolle  
12 Oct 2010 /  #12
I saw some german soldiers walking around town in dresden a couple of weeks ago (no joke), maybe there is something brewing....
Trevek  
12 Oct 2010 /  #13
Maybe because Dresden is still part of Germany (at least for the present).

I've seen them in Wroclaw before now.
pawian  
12 Oct 2010 /  #14
I saw some german soldiers walking around town in dresden a couple of weeks ago (no joke), maybe there is something brewing....

Any news about Russians? Usually, when German soldiers surface, they cooperate with Russian ones.......

Silly joke, sorry.
Seanus  
13 Oct 2010 /  #15
Global police state training :)
Bolle  
13 Oct 2010 /  #16
haha i was hoping to get a response from some russkies on PF (if we have any).

But seriously, the reason why soldiers can be seen on the streets at times is because they are reporting for duty. Before mandatory military service was ended, i remember seeing many young men in uniforms in railway stations waiting for trains to take them to boot camp.
OP Polskiej_Dumy  
14 Oct 2010 /  #17
I'm not sure about them being military police because they are not walking with police like you said. Just usually two soldiers. But another question, why would police need military help?

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