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A Swiss army soldier who greeted a colonel at the entrance to his barracks in Canton Wallis with a lively morning "bonjour" has been sentenced to four days in prison for his unsuitable greeting.

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Re: Soldier jailed for saying 'bonjour' to superior

The officer should go to prison for abuse of authority! I notice the article fails to give us the name of the army officer responsible.

I hope the decision is overturned because this is completely ridiculous.
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Old 22.09.2011, 10:15
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A Swiss army soldier who greeted a colonel at the entrance to his barracks in Canton Wallis with a lively morning "bonjour" has been sentenced to four days in prison for his unsuitable greeting.

Read the full article: Soldier jailed for saying 'bonjour' to superior
Hardly surprising ..... French is such an offensive language.
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Old 22.09.2011, 10:20
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Re: Soldier jailed for saying 'bonjour' to superior

what it doesn't mention is the soldier was a ginger and was filling his cup for his latest donation at the time.
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Old 22.09.2011, 10:29
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Off with his head!
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Old 22.09.2011, 10:32
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Hardly surprising ..... French is such an offensive language.

I agree!!!!

But still. I'm curious. How should he have greeted him?
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Old 22.09.2011, 10:38
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I agree!!!!

But still. I'm curious. How should he have greeted him?
Bonjour mon colonel, of course

Must have been Valaisan - they have that special knack for authority
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Old 22.09.2011, 10:40
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Re: Soldier jailed for saying 'bonjour' to superior

de ja vu....No seriously, didn't this already happen?
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Must have been Valaisan - they have that special knack for authority
And early onset baldness.
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But still. I'm curious. How should he have greeted him?
With the arm raised at an angle and fingers extended straight and touching the soldier must say "Sieg Heil!"

Edit: Demonstrated perfectly by the womanising man himself... The Berlesconi...

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Old 22.09.2011, 11:10
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With the arm raised at an angle and fingers extended straight and touching the soldier must say "Sieg Heil!"

Edit: Demonstrated perfectly by the womanising man himself... The Berlesconi...

The snow was this deep in Stalingrad.
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Re: Soldier jailed for saying 'bonjour' to superior

Poorly researched (not to say "copy pasted" ahem article, ahem).

What the author should know (well, if she had researched instead of Ctrl-C Ctrl-V ing the article that is) is that military justice cannot sentence you to civilian jail time unless a prosecution is made by a civilian prosecutor in a civilian court at the request of military authorities. She should also know that military justice is free so the soldier could have appealed any military gaol sentencing by his CO with no financial implications.

Load of bollox article as one would expect from the Blick.
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Re: Soldier jailed for saying 'bonjour' to superior

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What the author should know (well, if she had researched instead of Ctrl-C Ctrl-V ing the article that is) is that military justice cannot sentence you to civilian jail time unless a prosecution is made by a civilian prosecutor in a civilian court at the request of military authorities. She should also know that military justice is free so the soldier could have appealed any military gaol sentencing by his CO with no financial implications.
Hm, are you sure? I know we never have been explained the complete rules, but a company commander can issue a "disziplinarstrafe" - if that happens at the end of the service, one has to do the time after the service.. or so I remember. In that case one would have to appeal to the commander for a review

Military justice is only involved for heaver offences, no?
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Old 22.09.2011, 12:00
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Hm, are you sure? I know we never have been explained the complete rules, but a company commander can issue a "disziplinarstrafe" - if that happens at the end of the service, one has to do the time after the service.. or so I remember. In that case one would have to appeal to the commander for a review

Military justice is only involved for heaver offences, no?
Military commanders have no saying over your civilian life. If your marching order releases you by day such and such they have no business keeping you. Unless maybe if you're in hospital or have killed someone.

Disziplinarstrafen involving gaol can be contested by means of military justice. What the recruit originally complained about was that he didn't do it because "he can't afford it" - another indication of piss-poor research (haha, research... it's the blick i forgot) as military justice is free.
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