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Smeagol, look what your neighbours are doing

March 2 2007 at 3:54 PM
Alnilam Orionis  (Login AlnilamE)
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http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=456&sid=1076663

I find that hilarious for some reason.



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Smeagol
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Nice Mountain Hobbitse

Unfortunately...

March 6 2007, 3:43 PM 

...the link doesn't work. But my imagination goes wild.

 
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Alnilam Orionis
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Swiss Accidentally Invade Liechtenstein

March 6 2007, 9:44 PM 

Swiss Accidentally Invade Liechtenstein
Mar 2nd - 10:01pm

ZURICH, Switzerland (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.

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It's weird that the link didn't work for you, though. It worked for me.


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Smeagol
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Nice Mountain Hobbitse

*LOOOL* :-D

March 7 2007, 1:39 AM 

I haven't heard about that incident. I am sure the Swiss army could easily invade Austria too.

The link works now for me too. Strange.

 
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OK, that's funny!

April 23 2007, 10:41 PM 

Bet those 170 guys are going to get heckled over that for the rest of their lives.

 
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Alnilam Orionis
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Well, Arathorn over at TORN said

May 13 2007, 8:37 AM 

that a few years ago, the swiss army was doing artillery exercises and they accidentally shot into Lichtenstein territory and destroyed some forest area.

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