Dozens of fighter jets soared, tanks rumbled and hundreds of troops marched in a Polish military parade Saturday, a show of force on the national armed forces’ holiday.
Poland’s new President Andrzej Duda, who is the armed forces’ supreme commander, received the parade in downtown Warsaw, along with Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.
F-16 and MiG-29 fighters, C-130 Hercules transport planes and helicopters flew overhead, while Rosomak and Stryker armored vehicles and Langusta missile launchers rumbled through downtown Warsaw in front of thousands of spectators. U.S. and Canadian troops, taking part in NATO exercises in Poland, also participated.
Duda, who took office Aug. 6, said he wants to strengthen Poland’s armed forces and raise NATO presence as a deterrent in face of a resurgent Russia and an armed conflict in neighboring Ukraine.
The Poles prevented a major disaster because Moscow wanted to march on Europe and there were strong communist labor movements in Germany, France, Belgium, etc. that were prepared to betray their countries in order to open the doors to invading Bolsheviks.
The situation after the Great War was very tough with unemployment, famine and poverty and Bolsheviks were exploiting that luring those people with promises of a “better life”.
We know how that “better life” turned out in Russia where the Russian Bolsheviks murdered something in the neighborhood of 60 million people and the middle class was practically exterminated.
Today Putin is banning history books that mention that time period.
Always in the forefront of defending Western Civilization.
The first 9/11 ?
In 1683 (9/11), the Poles stopped the Turks in front of the Gates of Vienna,
the first in defeats of the invading Turks.
In 1920, the defeat of the Invading Communist Russian hordes.
And now that Putin is re-arming Russia and threatening all of the West, Poland is standing while the rest of Europe is shuffling around in a state of confusion.
Hopefully Poland will not be sold out by the rest of the West like what happened in 1939.
Poland the only country in world that defeated the Russians in war. Them two have been fighting for centuries in one way or another even before USA appeared on the face of the planet. The United States, Great Britain, and Russian gave assurances and signed three memorandums (UN Document A/49/765) on December 5, 1994 that they will protect Ukraine from any aggression. The United States under Obama and Great Britain reneged on that pledge while the other invaded it. Why would Iran give up their nuclear ambition when these great powers cannot be trusted with their signed treaties or whatever they wanna call their obligation? Nuclear weapons is the only deterrent so there will be a nuclear arms race in the middle east and Asia. Sad reality when world powers cannot be trusted to keep their promises. If I was Poland, I wouldn’t want any assurances but boots on the ground from NATO right on Poland soil protecting the borders from Russia.
Putin = Hitler reincarnated. Too bad the Kremlin controls all of the Russian news media. The weak-minded are easily brainwashed into a false image of Soviet glory. The Soviet regime killed more Russians and Ukrainians than Hitler.
USSR invaded Poland under the pretext of protecting Slavs, sound familiar? Putin invading Ukraine to protect ethnic Russians? Just old-style Soviet BS. Never forget what Stalin (and Hitler) did to Poland. Putin would try to do it again. I hope that the next time, democratic nations will provide timely and effective aid to Poland. Hopefully it won’t be necessary.