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    Switzerland Accidentally Invades Liechtenstein

    Woops.

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    Swiss accidentally invade Liechtenstein

    ZURICH, Switzerland - 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.
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    Re: Switzerland Accidentally Invades Liechtenstein

    In related news, the UN passed a resolution that if it happens again, another resolution will be passed...
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Switzerland Accidentally Invades Liechtenstein

    I've been to Lichtenstein. It's basically a hillside.
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    Re: Switzerland Accidentally Invades Liechtenstein

    Lichtenstein should be worried. They're on the short end of a serious knife technology gap. The Swiss Army is pretty deadly with those corkscrews, nail files, and awls.
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    Re: Switzerland Accidentally Invades Liechtenstein

    I suppose they will invade the Duchy of Grand Fenwick next.
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    Re: Switzerland Accidentally Invades Liechtenstein

    All part of our clandestine urban assault vehicle testing program.


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    Re: Switzerland Accidentally Invades Liechtenstein

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Lichtenstein should be worried. They're on the short end of a serious knife technology gap. The Swiss Army is pretty deadly with those corkscrews, nail files, and awls.
    ...and F/A-18s.
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    Re: Switzerland Accidentally Invades Liechtenstein

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    I've been to Lichtenstein. It's basically a hillside.
    Actually, I think it's only *part* of a hillside.

    My brother was on a trip through Europe and actually drove through Liechtenstein. He said it took less than 5 minutes.
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    Re: Switzerland Accidentally Invades Liechtenstein

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    All part of our clandestine urban assault vehicle testing program.


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    Re: Switzerland Accidentally Invades Liechtenstein

    Comment from Digg:

    In related news France, fearing they were next, has already surrendered.
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    Re: Switzerland Accidentally Invades Liechtenstein

    So much for the supposedly "neutral" Swiss. This was just a trial run, believe me.
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    Re: Switzerland Accidentally Invades Liechtenstein

    Quote Originally Posted by SunDeck View Post
    So much for the supposedly "neutral" Swiss. This was just a trial run, believe me.
    It sure was. Next week we'll be reading about Switzerland's "accidental" bombing of Vienna.
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    Re: Switzerland Accidentally Invades Liechtenstein

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    ...and F/A-18s.
    Those are a last resort, used only when the enemy isn't polite enough to stand within arm's reach.
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    Where will this stop? That's the question.
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    Re: Switzerland Accidentally Invades Liechtenstein

    Like Chevy Chase in Spies Like Us, these soldiers should have just thrown up their arms and yelled:

    "We're American!"

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