He also seemed to be adamant about his military performing well.
"The requirement of our ability to perform armed combat against a skilled opponent was clear, and this in context of the objective to create a front line against military attack and defend Sweden. The global environment we are experiencing which is also demonstrated by strategic decisions [taken by politicians] leads us to the conclusion we could be at war within a few years"
"One can draw parallels with the 1930s. A great uncertainty and [political] dynamics which then led to a great war. That time we managed to keep out. But it is not at all certain we could succeed this time," he said.
Breitbart also reports that the Swedish general is not alone in his fears as he noted that his senior colleagues all think that World War 3 is imminent. "This is a serious position shared by most. This is a completely different situation to the one we had ten years ago," he added.
Breitbart London interviewed Rear Admiral Chris Parry of the United Kingdom and he also disclosed his fears of an ISIS campaign being launched on much of Europe in the near future. He told Breitbart London, "We will soon be experiencing minor hit and run attacks on remote parts of Europe, like Malta and the Greek Islands."
The Inquisitr already reported on speculations of World War 3 happening in the near future last year. Sweden's neighbor Finland made its own World War 3 predictions when the Finnish Defense Ministry began preparing its army to defend against Vladimir Putin's threats.
And the U.S. Air Force even gave support by sending B-52 bombers to Sweden -- the very country making the World War 3 claims now. The gesture was precautionary, which is evident now, but nevertheless the northern countries have been cautious of such threat for a while now.
Watch the video of the Swedish army practicing their defense maneuvers here: