View Full Version : Swiss 'Accidentally' Invade Liechtenstein

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007, 09:46 PM
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.

Source: NewsMax (http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/3/2/104444.shtml?s=ic)

Liberator Germaniae
Saturday, March 3rd, 2007, 10:10 PM
Liechtenstein, like Deutsch-Schweiz, is a German country, and therefore part of a Greater Germany: it is all One Country... :)

Sunday, March 4th, 2007, 12:46 AM
Funny news!

Sunday, March 4th, 2007, 10:55 AM
France Surrenders as “Precaution” After Swiss Troops Wander Into Liechtenstein (http://www.thenoseonyourface.com/2007/03/03/france-surrenders-as-pre-caution-after-swiss-troops-wander-into-liechtenstein/)

The Swiss government announced Friday morning that they have received a letter of “full, unequivocal surrender” from the French government, apparently in response to an incident Thursday night when 170 Swiss infantry soldiers accidentally wandered across an unmarked border (http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?id=60650&rubrik1=Current%20Events&rubrik2=Curiosities&rubrik3=All&sort=1&start=1) into the tiny country of Liechtenstein. The accidental incursion was quickly corrected when the Swiss troops, out searching for a buxom, disoriented beermaid who had lost her way from a ski chalet, realized that they had crossed over into Liechtenstein, a tiny country of 30,000 people which is often confused with a soft mossy fungus that grows on tree bark.

Despite the fact that the incident occurred nowhere near French territory (see map), the French were apparently taking no chances. According to reports, the French government at first planned to protest the “Swiss aggression” with a week-long strike and “Love-In,” but their military experts determined that, if force-marched, the Swiss troops and the chesty beer maid would be in Paris in several days. The decision was made to surrender.


French spokesman Pierre Renault felt that the rest of the world was underestimating the Swiss.

“The Swiss are brutal, cold killers,” he said. “Yes, we know their history and the facade of neutrality. But underneath that lurks the heart of a totalitarian dictatorship that wants to force skiing on humanity. First Liechtenstein, then who knows?”

Liechtenstein, for their part, seemed to take the incident in stride.
“If it’s not the drunk Austrians, it’s the lost Swiss,” said Orlan Fapo, the Head of Government and chief Liechtensteinian snow-plower. “At least the Swiss realized their mistake. Most of the time, people are through the country before they realize they were in it.”