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Friday, March 02, 2007

Switzerland Invades Liechtenstein!!

Okay, I know I'm supposedly on hiatus, but this news from the AP is so hilarious that I just had to post it:

"What began as a routine training exercise almost ended in an embarrassing diplomatic incident after a company of Swiss soldiers got lost at night and marched into neighboring Liechtenstein. According to Swiss daily Blick, the 170 infantry soldiers wandered just over a mile across an unmarked border into the tiny principality early Thursday before realizing their mistake and turning back."

So, there you have it, folks - the world's most peaceful country has just invaded a helpless neighbor (which, by the way, it has promised to defend). Yeah, I know it was a harmless mistake, but it still VERY funny.

Oh... and if you look at the scale on the above map, you will note that marching one mile into Liechtenstein means that you not only crossed the border, but driven deep into the heart of the country!


At Fri Mar 02, 04:33:00 PM MST, Blogger JB said...

The first time the Swiss invade anyone, and it's by accident. Why am I not surprised?

At Fri Mar 02, 11:11:00 PM MST, Blogger Iv├ín said...

The neutrality history of Swiss is ended for this stupid mistake...

At Sat Mar 03, 04:01:00 PM MST, Blogger JB said...

You've probably never seen the old 1980s British satire "Yes, Prime Minister" (though if any American has, I bet it's you!), but this situation reminded me of the following exchange from that program, so I thought I'd share it. Hacker is the Prime Minister; Bernard is his Personal Private Secretary.

Bernard: "Apparently, the American troops in Germany are all so drug-ridden they don't know which side they're on anyway. And during the last NATO exercises, the US troops dispersed and picnicked in the woods with lady soldiers."
Hacker: "What about the other NATO armies?"
Bernard: "Oh, they're all right. On weekdays anyway."
Hacker: "Weekdays?"
Bernard: "Yes, the Dutch, Danish, and Belgian armies go home for the weekends."
Hacker: "So, on the whole, if the Russians are going to invade, we'd prefer them to do it between Mondays and Fridays. Is this widely known?"
Bernard: "Well if I know it, I'm sure the Russians do. The Kremlin usually gets NATO defense information before it filters through to us at Number 10."

At Mon Mar 05, 02:57:00 PM MST, Blogger Boot said...

This can only mean that Alberta will be next. No doubt, we will be invaded by the Northwest Territories while their government officials are out looking for some Oil Sands to harvest - or maybe some caribou that have gotten lost!

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