Category: parade

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When a toy soldier president wants a parade

Apparently, America’s toy soldier president wants to showcase his nation’s killer toys. Miffed that France’s president gets to play grand marshal on Bastille Day, Donald Trump has reportedly ordered his generals to plan a similar national ego-validating cavalcade so he can show the world who the real commander-in-chief is.  Of course, Trump’s signature, chest-thumping bravado…

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North Korea stages armed forces parade on eve of Olympics

North Korea has held a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of its armed forces, just one day before South Korea hosts the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Footage from North Korea showed leader Kim Jong-un and party officials watching the annual display of military strength in the capital, Pyongyang, as goose-stepping soldiers and…

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Backlash in DC after Trump orders major navy parade

Opponents of US President Donald Trump belittled his order to put on a massive military parade in Washington DC to celebrate American power with one calling him “Napoleon in the making”. Trump’s order to his generals to prepare a military extravaganza replete with tanks and marching soldiers was met with comparisons on Wednesday to autocratic…