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Switzerland says screw this neutrality BS

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070302/ap_on_fe_st/mistaken_invasion_2

    Swiss accidentally invade Liechtenstein
    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.

    A spokesman for the Swiss army confirmed the story but said that there were unlikely to be any serious repercussions for the mistaken invasion.

    "We've spoken to the authorities in Liechtenstein and it's not a problem," Daniel Reist told The Associated Press.

    Officials in Liechtenstein also played down the incident.

    Interior ministry spokesman Markus Amman said nobody in Liechtenstein had even noticed the soldiers, who were carrying assault rifles but no ammunition. "It's not like they stormed over here with attack helicopters or something," he said.
     
  2. JR

    JR Active Member

    I wouldn't want to be the commanding officer of that company. :)
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    A spokesman for the Swiss army confirmed the story but said that there were unlikely to be any serious repercussions for the mistaken invasion.

    Of course there won't be any repercussions. What's Liechtenstein going to do to retaliate? Poke them with fondue forks?
     
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    What's the term for Liechtenstein?
    Liechtenstinians?
     
  5. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Lichtenstein? It's like Wisconsin . . .
     
  6. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    Maybe like Prarie du Chien alone. I think Wisconsin is slightly larger than Liechtenstein (62 square miles).
     
  7. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    "Stripes" reference, Jack.

    We zip in, we zip out.....
     
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Liechtensteiners, if my two years of German class are sticking with me.
     
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    Having worked in Switzerland, I know the Swiss would yell at them in Schewizerdeutsch--an incomprehsible form of German. It sounds like someone's gargling and throwing up all at the same time.
     
  10. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    There goes centuries of neutrality.
     
  11. jboy

    jboy Guest

    I got my ass kicked in Wisconsin once.

    Or was it:

    I got the shit kicked out of me in Wisconsin once.
     
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Today Lichtenstein.

    Tomorrow Vatican City!
     
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