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Headline spotted on Wonkette:

“Swiss Accidentally Invade Liechtenstein”

Classic. From the story itself:

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.

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.

Man, can you imagine being a PR guy and getting a call in the middle of the night from some military official who says, “Listen, we just accidentally invaded a defenseless little postage stamp of a country; go explain it to the press.” You know you’re in for a rough day.

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