Drudge: ‘Trump Needs A Military March’:In a rare tweet, prominent news aggregator Matt Drudge suggested Tuesday that President Trump should organise a ‘military march’ in response to a show of power by Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
“Trump needs a military march…” the tweet reads, with a link to a Daily Mail story about the Russian Victory Day military parade in Moscow.
During the ceremony, 10,000 troops marched through Red Square with 114 units of military equipment, including for the first time Tor and Pantsir mobile surface-to-air missiles.
“Plans to send 72 aircraft overhead were defeated by the weather – despite the Kremlin spending £1.3 million to spike the clouds with a chemical cocktail to supposedly guarantee sunshine.” the report reads.
The parade marked the 72nd anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. It is estimated that 27 million Soviet soldiers and civilians were killed in defeating the Nazis.
The Russians picked up a lot of Prussian/Nazi style marching music/movements because of the close contacts via all out warfare between both. I notice that they carry the defunct Communist flag, too.
Compare it to this parade last year in Washington, DC: 2016 National Independence Day Parade – Washington, DC – YouTube. The Russian parade is all about life and death and a very bloody history indeed. The US parade is a totally different affair, isn’t it? 22 veterans kill themselves every day and do we all wonder why?
“Far too often, we’re leaving our veterans to fight their toughest battles alone,” Senator John Walsh told CNN.
The Democrat from Montana is the first Iraq War combat veteran to serve in the United States Senate. Last month he introduced legislation aimed at reducing the number of military veterans who commit suicide.
“I think we do a pretty good job of taking that citizen soldier and making a warrior out of him, but we aren’t doing a very good job of taking that warrior and reintegrating him back into society,” Walsh said.
The question is, why are they so depressed and self destructive? I used to help out with the vets from the Vietnam War when I worked at the Free Clinic. They had terrible mental problems, lots of bad feelings.
Indeed, it is hard to avoid: war is really hell. I have in my own family, a survivor of the Battle of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in WWII who was a medic in both battles. He was unable to talk about any of this until 70 years later.
My own father couldn’t talk about Operation Paperclip until I forced him in 1979. Other survivors of terrible wars struggled afterwards, one, old Walt, never left his farm after fighting the entire battle of Iwo Jima as a Marine. He wouldn’t even go up the road to visit me, it was always me visiting him.
Well, Russia was ravaged by immense fighting in WWII far beyond anything the US troops went through except for Iwo Jima was a small taste of the ferocity of the fighting on the Eastern Front.
An updated history of the Battle of Stalingrad New Documentary which talks about the latest research on this epic battle. All credit towards winning that fight goes to the people of Russia who struggled mightily and heroically. Despite Stalin’s stupidity and messes, they still won via spirit and suffering.
Battle of Stalingrad | Battlefield Detectives Documentary – YouTube
Click here to see one of the greatest war films ever made in Russia, one which I watch from beginning to end (5 hours) at least every other year: War And Peace (1966) pt. 1 – Video Dailymotion. Truly an epic story.