Friday, March 2, 2007

A Swiss Invasion, or, How to Get Court-Martialed in 5 Easy Steps

AP reports that the (supposedly) neutral Swiss Army accidentally invaded Liechtenstein last night. What began as a routine training exercise almost ended in an embarrassing diplomatic incident. According to the Swiss daily "Blick" ("View"), 170 Swiss infantry soldiers got lost in the dark and wandered about a mile over the border into neighbouring Liechtenstein. When the mistake was realized, they immediately retreated back into Switzerland.

Full story here.


1 comment:

Al said...

So, were their Swiss Army Knives sheathed? If not, then clearly they were intending to invade & conquer Leichtenstein with their corkscrews. :)

Somehow or other, I can see the Swiss Army as being something to be feared, even by Leichtenstein.