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« on: April 30, 2012, 02:31:11 am »
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The British invasion of Iceland. We have gems such as

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The expedition was organized hastily and haphazardly.[11] Much of the operational planning was conducted en route. The force was supplied with few maps, most of poor quality, with one of them having been drawn from memory. No one in the expedition was fully fluent in the Icelandic language.[12]

And then they lost the element of surprise by flying an airplane over the capital city. They made a ton of wrong assumptions about the situation in Iceland. Good thing that no one bothered to actually fight, and it was entirely bloodless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Iceland
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 02:38:49 am »
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Grenada. Massive overkill.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 07:52:22 am »
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North Korea tried to tunnel under the DMZ into the South; the South/UN forces found the tunnel and the large "Down With American Imperialists" banner in it, so the North claimed it was a coal mine. With a banner. And no coal. In a level of bedrock with no coal in it. So North Korea sent people into the tunnel to paint the walls black so that it looked sort of like they were tunneling through coal (even though North Korea, a nation that produces coal, could have just planted actual coal). Funniest invasion ever.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 07:36:09 pm »
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The British invasion of Iceland. We have gems such as

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The expedition was organized hastily and haphazardly.[11] Much of the operational planning was conducted en route. The force was supplied with few maps, most of poor quality, with one of them having been drawn from memory. No one in the expedition was fully fluent in the Icelandic language.[12]

And then they lost the element of surprise by flying an airplane over the capital city. They made a ton of wrong assumptions about the situation in Iceland. Good thing that no one bothered to actually fight, and it was entirely bloodless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Iceland

Yup. Invading a neutral country, then handing it over to another neutral country (the US before Pearl Harbor). The Astandid that resulted because of the invasion was pretty funny too.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 02:26:44 pm »
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The British invasion of Iceland. We have gems such as

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The expedition was organized hastily and haphazardly.[11] Much of the operational planning was conducted en route. The force was supplied with few maps, most of poor quality, with one of them having been drawn from memory. No one in the expedition was fully fluent in the Icelandic language.[12]

And then they lost the element of surprise by flying an airplane over the capital city. They made a ton of wrong assumptions about the situation in Iceland. Good thing that no one bothered to actually fight, and it was entirely bloodless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Iceland

Yup. Invading a neutral country, then handing it over to another neutral country (the US before Pearl Harbor). The Astandid that resulted because of the invasion was pretty funny too.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 06:26:34 pm »
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The psychotic white nationalist founder of Stormfront and nine other guys trying to take over Dominica but failing hilariously.
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 04:41:21 pm »
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I think the Bayou of Pigs was hysterical. It would be even funnier if Black and his men were immediately captured on the beach when they landed without a shot being fired.

I put forth the failed plot to invade Equatorial Guinea.
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012, 07:06:55 pm »
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The psychotic white nationalist founder of Stormfront and nine other guys trying to take over Dominica but failing hilariously.
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And his name is Black. Hillarious.
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2012, 04:44:10 pm »
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The British invasion of Iceland. We have gems such as

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The expedition was organized hastily and haphazardly.[11] Much of the operational planning was conducted en route. The force was supplied with few maps, most of poor quality, with one of them having been drawn from memory. No one in the expedition was fully fluent in the Icelandic language.[12]

And then they lost the element of surprise by flying an airplane over the capital city. They made a ton of wrong assumptions about the situation in Iceland. Good thing that no one bothered to actually fight, and it was entirely bloodless.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Iceland

Yup. Invading a neutral country, then handing it over to another neutral country (the US before Pearl Harbor). The Astandid that resulted because of the invasion was pretty funny too.
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The Astandid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81standi%C3%B0
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2012, 10:30:27 am »
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Grenada. Massive overkill.

Too soon. As Alan Alda said, "Comedy is tragedy plus time".
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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2012, 03:46:50 pm »
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Denmark. 1940. Six hours.
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