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Near Outbreak of Totally Boring War Averted.

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Liechtenstein: no retaliation for Swiss 'invasion'
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The Swiss army is not renowned for its aggressive expeditionary adventures - but it does appear to have accidentally invaded Liechtenstein.
According to Swiss daily Blick, around 170 infantry soldiers from the famously neutral country wandered more than a mile across the unmarked border with neighbouring Liechtenstein, a tiny principality.

The incident happened yesterday morning and the Swiss troops turned back - probably slightly sheepishly - after they realised their mistake.

A spokesman for the Swiss army confirmed the story, but said that there were unlikely to be any serious repercussions for the mistaken invasion, the Associated Press reported.
 
#3
the Swiss...

one of the biggest armies in Europe (can mobilise 360,000 soldiers in 24 hours)

3 billion US dollars each year on military spending

1,400 miles of secret tunnels

rifles and respirators in each household

...they're up to something, I tell you
 

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#4
"Thing for getting stones out of horses' hooves OOT!" "Wee magnifying glasses OOT!!"


Billy Connolly :)
 
#6
Yellow_Devil said:
the Swiss...

one of the biggest armies in Europe (can mobilise 360,000 soldiers in 24 hours)

3 billion US dollars each year on military spending

1,400 miles of secret tunnels

rifles and respirators in each household

...they're up to something, I tell you

Cue Tin Foil Alpini hat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
#7
Yellow_Devil said:
the Swiss...

one of the biggest armies in Europe (can mobilise 360,000 soldiers in 24 hours)

3 billion US dollars each year on military spending

1,400 miles of secret tunnels

rifles and respirators in each household

...they're up to something, I tell you
If they're secret, how do you know about them?
 
#8
Bat_Crab said:
Yellow_Devil said:
the Swiss...

one of the biggest armies in Europe (can mobilise 360,000 soldiers in 24 hours)

3 billion US dollars each year on military spending

1,400 miles of secret tunnels

rifles and respirators in each household

...they're up to something, I tell you
If they're secret, how do you know about them?
I was present when a former colleague once received a major b***ocking from the head of Swiss security services for putting something in a paper he'd written re some of these secret tunnels, Thunderbirds-style airbases, etc. "What," said colleague, "the paper was cleared by your security guys."
"I know," replied the yodeller, "but there were some things in there that were so secret we couldn't tell you to delete them, because then you would have known they were secret!"

"He who has a secret to tell, better to keep it secret." I forget which ancient Greek writer or philosopher that came from, but it fits.
 
#9
As one of the largest manufacturers of false teeth in the world.

The reaction from Liechtenstein was predictable.

"Chew on it. If you can."
 
#10
And a far superior selection of posters.

Bugger!
 

chrisg46

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#11
Random_Task said:
Yellow_Devil said:
the Swiss...

one of the biggest armies in Europe (can mobilise 360,000 soldiers in 24 hours)

3 billion US dollars each year on military spending

1,400 miles of secret tunnels

rifles and respirators in each household

...they're up to something, I tell you
Ration packs must be pretty decent too.
Lots of toblerone?
 
#12
And the Swiss fragmentation grenade.

Full of muesli.
 

Auld-Yin

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#13
Personally I think that if blame has to be apportioned then it should go to the idiot who gave the officer a map. :threaten:
 
#14
Mastermind Syndrome, they asked him where they were going and all he could come up with was 'Pass'.

He rest as they say is history.
 
#15
Switzerland is a neutral country, yes, but you wouldn't believe how badly its borders are "secured". Go to Basel and visit the park called "Die langen Erlen". If you stay on the northern bank of the Dreisam river, you can quite easily stray into German territory because there's absolutely no way to tell where you are. There are no signs, no Magic Marker strokes on the ground, there's absolutely nothing! So it wouldn't surprise me at all if these Swiss troops had no idea that they'd even strayed into another country.

The same is true of all Swiss borders; people just wander over them at will. Twas ever thus. This is a real non-story.

MsG
 
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mistersoft said:
And a far superior selection of posters.
So what are you doing slumming around here with the slags then?
 

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#18
ugly said:
I heard it all went like clockwork!
yes, but they were a bit cookoo
 
#19
SLRboy said:
mistersoft said:
And a far superior selection of posters.
So what are you doing slumming around here with the slags then?
Waiting for the Mods to merge the two threads.

And slags have never been strictly off limits.
 
#20
THey obviously need to tighten their security if it ever kicks off in Europe again though. Right now their borders have got more holes than their cheese.
 

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