In recent weeks, it seems that the entire world is doing a bit of military posturing, as the world creeps closer and closer to the precipice of war.
While North Korea continues to flop missiles lazily into the sky, only to have them explode mere seconds after liftoff, some of the globe’s more proficient players are putting on displays of military might intended to send a message to everyone else.
The United States has been busy launching long-range, nuke-capable missiles into the Pacific Ocean, just to let the world know that we could give Kim Jong Un a good fright should we need to. Japan, who doesn’t often get the opportunity to flex its military muscle, has sent its largest warship to accompany an unarmed American vessel off the coast the of Island nation.
Not to be undone, Vladimir Putin wanted to make sure that the Russians were well represented in this contest.
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“More than 70 planes and helicopters practised manoeuvres overhead with the world’s largest military transport helicopter Mi-26 escorted by a quartet of Mi-8 helicopters set to open the show.
“On the ground, thousands of troops put on well-practiced parade in a huge show of military might.
“The showepiece started under Joseph Stalin with Vladimir Putin continuing the tradition which has become the highlight of a day of nationalist celebration.
“More than 70 planes and helicopters dipped and dived over Red Square as Putin’s armies prepared to take over Moscow on May 9.”