A h/t to frequent commenter Elric for this:
Obama Orders Americans Troops to March in Red Square Parade Complete With Posters of Stalin..No, This is Not a Joke…
It piqued my interest to say the least and I wanted to say something on it.
It is apparently true that US elements will join WWII allies Britain and France in Red Square in May for a celebration of the 65th annie of the end of WWII Europe edition. The BBC reports on the actual UK unit that will be attending,no word on the Americans.
Now this story has a lot going for it. On one hand it serves as an opp to bash BHO. Sadly it falls on its face to some degree on that.
There is something to be said of the Western media. I’m seeing reports now. Russia has been speaking about this for over a month.I personally think there are grounds to at least assume some weak journalism.
On its face Alfie?
Yeah unfortunately. President George Bush was in Moscow in 2005 laying a damn wreath for crying out loud. In 2009 the USS Cowpens was in Vladivostok on the same holiday on a diplomatic mission with elements of the Russian Pacific Fleet. So much for a first.
The Truth though is…
The Russians have been pretty up front on how they see this event.They are intent on showing the Westerners how strong they (the Ruskies) are now a days.
It is for this reason that I say the USA should refrain sending a military element to the show. Politicians is one thing.A group of veterans that want to go-sure. Active elements of the US military? No!