by Scott Creighton
Oh yeah. Let’s pick a fight with these guys. That’s a great idea.
Oh wait. We all know President Peace Prize doesn’t bomb armed nations. That’s right. I forgot. He only beats up the little guys on the block on behalf of his bankster buddies.
Sputnik reports that during the ceremony, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced they were going to reduce their standing military by 300,000 troops. “Reduce” by 300,000. To put that into perspective, the United Kingdom has a total of 230,000 which includes active military, reserve military and paramilitary forces. Israel has a total of 649,000.
According to Wiki (which is certainly under-reporting the numbers) the People’s Republic of China has 2,285,000 active military personnel with another 510,000 in active reserves and 4,100,000 in the paramilitary services for a total of 6.9 million military personnel.
Again, according to Sputnik, high-ranking representatives from over 50 nations attended the festivities in Beijing as they celebrated the 70th anniversary of their victory over fascist Japan and the end of WWII. Putin himself attended. President Peace Prize decided to decline his invitation. Goodness knows an American president can’t be seen celebrating the decline of fascism or anything like that. Might not be good for the TPP and all those “national interests” our kids keep killing and dying for.
China will hold a grand military parade on Sept. 3 to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggressions and the World Anti-Fascist War. (Xinhua/Li Gang)
This year’s parade marks the first non-National Day military parade, with nearly 1,000 foreign troops from 17 countries participating. The troops have been training with their Chinese counterparts at the parade training base and will be grouped alphabetically by country name. CCTV
Seventeen countries are contributing around 1,000 troops.
Of these, 11 have sent formations of about 75 people each: Belarus, Cuba, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Serbia, Tajikistan and Russia. Six countries have sent smaller teams of about seven people each: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Fiji, Laos, Vanuatu and Venezuela. NY Times
Russian troops actually marched in the parade. They have over 3 million active and reserve military service members.
For the record, North Korea has over 6… million.
Do you really think all this hoopla over Obama supposedly looking to start WWIII against that trio with those numbers makes any sense at all? India would be on their side with another 5,000,000 and Brazil would as well with their 2 million.
If you do the math that’s about 21 million in active service members from the BRICS nations minus South Africa. Then if you want to anticipate who might join their side you could add Iran’s 1 million troops and it just gets worse from there.
And who do we have? Canada? Great Britain? France (til they surrender)? Israel (they never really fight anyone with an army)? Germany (this time around)? The Netherlands (too busy faking airline disaster reports)? Mexico (yeah right)?
Does anyone actually think President Peace Prize is going to pick a fight against that horde with all these military lightweights backing him up?
For those who don’t remember, China and Russia were on our side during WWII and they are the only reason we aren’t speaking German today and worshiping Hitler statues in our local parks.
Interestingly enough, the video of the massive Chinese parade is instructional for more reasons than simply marveling at the size and scope of their armed forces. It would appear that the Chinese are just as compelled by authorities to revel in the glory of the military as we are here in the states. Even the president of China looked like he was being forced to sit through it. Maybe the guy in dark sunglasses sitting to his right was their equivalent of our CIA; there to make sure Xi had his mind right.
On the flip side, as much as we are instructed everyday to worship “the troops”, turns out we haven’t really had much of a military parade since they returned from that fiasco in Iraq back in ’91. Why do you think that is?
If we win against the fictional “ISIS” in Iraq and Syria, who is going to march? Will David Betrayus lead a column of al Qaeda terrorists down Broadway in Manhattan all the way to Ground Zero?
If we win in Ukraine, will Samantha Power lead a group of Avoz neo-Nazis past the Holocaust museum before a stunned-looking crowd of a couple hundred holocaust survivors?
If we win in Yemen, will Horseface Kerry team-up with some of his billionaire Saudi friends and behead some dissidents in front of the Lincoln memorial in D.C.? I know.. they could behead some mouthy Saudi slaves. Lincoln would love that.
Perhaps they could have a parade of drone pilots wearing plaid shorts and flip-flops, carrying coffee cups with a big inflatable drone following behind with a smiley-face painted on it.
Or maybe they can get a couple thousand of their online infowarriors to march up and down the square for a couple minutes. I’m sure the exercise and sunlight will do them some good.
I know what would be nice. We could get Britain to join us like the Russian troops joined China and they could dress up as “ISIS” like they do in Iraq and Syria for the photo-shoots and drive around in their US Special Forces Helix trucks with their black flags. That would be nice, huh?
Or maybe our military could do it right and break out the big guns. They could get a couple thousand economic hit-men to ride in a parade in black sedans with the windows rolled up and the AC pumping. They could have IMF and World Bank flags on the hoods of the cars and leading the pack could be a contingent from the US Chamber of Commerce and the Bank for International Settlements. And following those groups, leading from behind as they say, could be mascots from Haliburton, Chevron, JP Morgan Chase, Exxon, Shell and the National Endowment for Democracy.
That would be inspiring, wouldn’t it.
I guess you get the picture and I suppose I answered my own question.
Anyway, here’s the video from the Chinese parade. Enjoy.
[p.s. I started laughing when I saw a group of black guys marching in a group by themselves. I thought they make the black Chinese guys stay off in a special troop of their own… then I realized they represented an African nation that hasn’t been absorbed by Africom as of yet. I’m such an idiot.]
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