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Beware of a Swiss invasion

Discussion in 'Sound Off' started by ccavacini, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. ccavacini

    ccavacini Super Mod Mod

    ZURICH, Switzerland Mar 2, 2007 (AP)— 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.

    Liechtenstein, which has about 34,000 inhabitants and is slightly smaller than Washington DC, doesn't have an army.
  2. That's a battle maybe the French could win...maybe!

  3. They may have no ammunition, but they all probably have cool knives in their pockets.
  4. Knives you say? I just thought the Swiss were happy.
  5. Even without ammo, if the guns look scary, i"m not betting on the french

    Almost bought some nice French Infantry rifles from WWII though. Never shot, only dropped once...:evilsmile
  6. That one had me almost spewing soda to the monitor!
  7. Maybe they were delivering some hot cocoa?