September 30, 2013
Carried out in August, the apparently outlandish army exercise was
based on the premise of an attack by a financially stricken France split
into warring regions, according to Matin Dimanche, the Lausanne-based
One of these, “Saônia,” corresponding to the existing Jura region,
was preparing attacks on Switzerland to retrieve money it had apparently
swiped from France.
Operation “Duplex-Barbara” went as far as imagining a three-pronged
invasion from points near Neufchâtel, Lausanne and Geneva, according to a
map published in the Swiss newspaper.
Behind the dastardly raid was a paramilitary organisation dubbed BLD,
the Dijon Free Brigade bent on grabbing back “money that Switzerland
had stolen from Saônia”.
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