It is 1940. Europe is falling under the control of a single government, a government of almost unimaginable evil. They have taken over lands to the east and to the west; they have allies to the south and are sending armies to the north. The entire continent is in danger.
Except, for some reason, for one small country nestled in the hills. Switzerland was able to deter being attacked by the Nazis. They were able to shoot down Luftwaffe aircraft and intern any who strayed across the border. They were able to hold off the mightiest military of the day with the threat of inflicting massive losses.
Flash forward seventy years, and someone has clearly forgotten that fact.
Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi has called for a jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland, as an ongoing diplomatic row between the two nations heats up.
He criticised a recent Swiss vote against the building of minarets and said Muslims must boycott the country.
This headline has prompted much in the way of “eh, what the fuck?” style comments, for understandable reasons. Libya is many miles away, and Switzerland is somewhat protected by mountains and other countries. However, I’m sure that the Swiss generals are drawing up careful plans to stop the marauding hordes from overrunning their land. Maybe they’ll even bring back the bicycle corps…