First-time NATO troops including U.S. march in Red Square in 'gesture of friendship'Submitted by SteveMT on Sun, 05/09/2010 - 14:41
Is this further evidence of a One-World government or another one of those coincidences? If we see Chinese, Russian, and NATO troops marching here soon, then we are in even bigger trouble. They may be already here, like at the recent G-8 in Pittsburgh.
Anger as foreign troops join Red Square parade
Gesture of friendship to West wins Obama’s praise, enrages Communists
updated 3:26 a.m. MT, Sun., May 9, 2010
MOSCOW - NATO troops marched across Red Square on Sunday as Russia marked the 65th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany, a gesture of friendship to the West which won praise from U.S. President Barack Obama but enraged Communists.
Foreign leaders including President Hu Jintao of China and German Chancellor Angela Merkel watched as over 11,000 troops from World War Two victors Russia, the United States, Britain and France paraded to the sound of a huge military band.
A detachment of Welsh Guards from Britain in their trademark red tunics and black bearskin hats marched past Lenin's mausoleum carrying assault rifles. Armed U.S. troops from the 170th Infantry Brigade based in Germany followed shortly after.
"Our unified formation is evidence of our common willingness to defend the peace," Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told the troops. "Only together can we confront today's threats, only on the basis of good neighborliness can we solve the problems of global security."
"Foreign troops have never appeared on Red Square. It's a violation of tradition," said Sergei Obukhov, a member of the party's Central Committee. "The presence of foreign troops with weapons in their hands is...an unnecessary reminder that we lost the Cold War".
Continuing a tradition begun by Stalin, Soviet and then Russian troops have marched in Red Square every year on May 9 to mark the capitulation of Nazi forces in Berlin.
Police locked down much of the center of Moscow, blocking roads and checking identification papers amid heightened fears of attacks by Islamist insurgents after a March bombing on the Moscow metro killed 40.
Two people were killed by bombs on Sunday in the southern Russian region of Dagestan.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi cancelled their attendance at the last minute, citing the need to deal with the crisis surrounding the euro currency.
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