why doesn't the us do any regular military parades? and when they do people throw a shit fit?
nearly every other nation has some kind to commemorate either ww2 or some other war
and its definitely not because its taboo because they tout their fucking army at every other public event such as the super bowl
It costs money that is better spent elsewhere, it does nothing and nobody likes doing marches, especially not the rank-and-file.
The real question is why do countries like Russia bother with military parades?
Ziggurat needs to be recharged yearly
Nta but thanks.
Thank you kindly
Gorilla chest pounding
They have great history of defeating great enemies like Hitler or Napoleon.
US has history of defeating goat herders and rice farmers and hillbillies
They had significant material aid.
They left Moscow with for months and Napoleon went home.
Hardly a great victory.
The only reason it's a victory is that it wasn't the capital of the time.
Imagine if Russia had invaded New York and the US's response was to just pull back for a while.
I'm not saying it wouldn't work, I'm just saying it doesn't reflect well.
>They left Moscow with for months and Napoleon went home.
>Hardly a great victory.
This was the strategy. Napoleon entered Russia undefeated with half a million troops and left with barely a hundred thousand only to be defeated weeks later in Europe.
Back then moscow had a population half of Napoleons army (275k to 500k), so burning it down with the French in it was a justified response.
To be honest, Russia and France were supposed to be allies anyway, if mot for the British sending an assasin to kill the Tsar who liked Napoleon and replacing with their puppet
The American military parade takes place at all hours all over the earth.
Marching an army down a street for an hour or so is pure cope.
A global hawk is parading right now just southwest of Sochi! How kind of the Americans to join in the festivities
you're supposed to do a parade when
>a war hero is elected
>a war is won decisively and with popular support
not just do them every year over a war your people got massacred miserably in like Russia
Doesn’t the US do air shows all the time?
Yeah but they don’t serve a political purpose. They’re basically like funfairs for families to gawk at with concessions and games and everything else.
well, they do, but they're not soo blunt about it by shouting that the might of the US will destroy her enemies
In other words, we do indeed do them all the time, but better in every possible way, to the point where war and its pantomime is literal child's play to us.
NOT IN GERMANY THEY FUCKING DON'T!!!
Yes. Fun times
The US doesn't do parades because they are useless
Instead the US does cool shit like airshows with cutting edge tech
>That blaring Ace Combat music
I have a navy pilot friend and he says that pilots listen to the Ace Combat OST's all the damn time.
the air force loves Ace Combat
pay attention to the livery
>try and sue us Namco, see what happens
Nothing will top hearing AC music at the Tokyo Olympics, that was a trip.
I still think they could have chosen a better song though. Yeah, First Flight is a classic and all, but I think it's kinda camp. My vote would be for The Unsung War or Liberation of Gracemeria.
That Olympics was such a waste, them Japs were planning something more grandiose but alas, the whole Covid thing fucked things up.
I live in vegas and I think I've only gone to the air show once when I was a kid. Though I do regularly see A10s fly overhead when I'm at campus.
Triumphs are meant to be held after a new victory and not just to show off your army or celebrate an old victory
Are you an ancient roman senator?
What the fuck are you talking about? Military parades are pretty rare in the west. It's usually something third world shitholes do.
>It's filled with morons.m so it's defacto turd world
Yeah but they did parades before the moron infestation.
Flyovers require less planning and are far more effective as propaganda.
Also provides flight hours.
>A football game has more stealth bombers than the rest of the planet combined.
>I swear to god, Brady, if you fuck this up again, I'm coming back with some live munitions
amerimutts are so embarrassing
What's embarrassing about it? It looks impressive.
>GODmericans casually show off the most advanced weapons in the world at a football gathering
>thirdies confused and enraged
many such cases
die for israel
you got one mad
how's that invasion going you sino twat?
Burgers don't have the IQ nor the necessary hand eye coordination to perform military parades.
try spinning, it's a good trick
Then why are we the boogeyman in the dreams of every Puccian schizos mind?
>don't have the IQ nor the necessary hand eye coordination
>Burgers don't have the IQ nor the necessary hand eye coordination
Which country was this?
>orange and black sticker on a T-34
country was this?
Then why do we rule the world?
Just a different culture about the military as a whole. Too much money and planning and, as you said, people throw a shit fit when parades do happen. It's easier and less controversial to do flyovers at every single event.
Also something about how the strongest guy in the room usually isn't the one reminding everyone how strong they are.
We don’t need to. Our gear does cool shit like being the first to intercept an air launched hypersonic missile
Only insecure strongmen regimes feel the need to
We prefer flybys by fancy planes than a bunch of suits fucking up traffic.
because they are gay
Vietnam put a sour taste in many when it comes to big federal military parades. States do variations of a parade
Countries that have nothing to prove to anyone about their military don't feel the need to host military parades.
t. Mexican. We have them every year.
>t. Mexican. We have them every year.
And you should not, and you can hardly afford them. I get wanting to honor the armed forces but you have bigger shit to fry.
You guys can't even take care of bandits. That is the lowest level mob.
Trump wanted too but people got mad. Also armor destroys roads. So we occasionally get some air shows or fleet weeks and that's it.
Same reason the bouncer doesn't shadowbox in the club. The baddest motherfuckers in the room have no need to show off
Parades in peacetime are cope for shithole countries. You do a parade when you go off to war and when you come back.
>driving armored vehicles over American infrastructure
Do you realize how common it is to see armoured vehicles being transported by truck on the American interstates? Hell, my first time here I would have honestly thought the Americans were mobilizing for war.
>transported by truck
It's not even that uncommon to just see small convoys of vehicles moving under their own power.
I have personally seen groups of Humvees and trucks in multiple times, and once saw a group of 3 LAVs which was pretty cool. All the vehicles were unarmed of course.
Murrica is big, you expect us to move all of our shit by plane? It's mostly on trains if anything
land force military parades give off "vibes" that didn't mesh will with civil perception. america also has given special credence to air power since ww2, so the US domestic version of the military parade ends up being the air show.
My take is that marching blocks of troops showcase discipline and a collective, while airshows show innovation (the aircraft) and the individual (the pilot), and the latter set of ideals speaks more to the American public.
We do air shows with planes newer than many countries' air fleets, by pilots who get more hours just practicing for Blue Angels stunts than many fighter pilots get in a year. Also 70 ton tanks tend to fuck roads
I think the military channel on tv is more effective than parades and is available 24/7.
It’s less about having military displays on a single day and more about having it be small showing like air shows, super bowl helicopter deployments, naval museums that are open to the public, and regular parades with maybe some dress uniform. Also because Obama nuked title 11 before trump repealed it because when he saw cops ride around in MRAPs absolutely dunking on protesters he knew that would fuck public relations with the people. But I wouldn’t be surprised if after January 6 the Democratic Party started funneling money into the police as well as the republican party
>Dunking on protesters
You're talking about Wisconsin, right? By dunking on protesters, do you actually mean, just pushing all the antifa garden gnomes back into town so they can get back to destroying people's lives instead of trample on state grass?
I hope the gays in those mraps see the ir children murdered by the same feral morons they allowed to destroy their city.
You are glowing Mr. FBI
It isn't against the law to hope someone dies, you fucking gay
Would it be because they wouldn't have live ammunition and it would be pretty tempting to shoot at them? Imagine getting to fire off rounds at the traitors they had up at the capital. I wish we'd get a military parade like that.
I hope the members of the military that spent time at the capital eventually blow their brains out after a long struggle with depression.
You wanna go back to sucking orange mans cock and listening to QAnon so he can bring back Jesus of Nazareth somehow?
Qanon was obviously for morons by the beginning of 2017 you stupid moron lmao
Samefag harder Steelefag, most of the military are Trump's men. I've seen plenty of Trump flags flying on tanks and nary a single Biden banner.
Sane and normal people don't worship elected officials because they know they're just some fuck doing their job
Deranged subhuman iq chimps like you adore cult leaders because you think they're a messiah
Americans are shit at marching
Too busy doing more important things
Expensive. Local NGs or bases participate in town/city parades all the time tho.
Why does this board have a very weird obsession with parades?
What would they parade? A silverado with an obese drone operator who handles enough firepower to take out Libya?
We do, but only when we win. Anything else is compensating for egos. We have an entire street set aside for it.
And as other's have said, for your everyday show of patriotic force who have air shows and game fly overs.
Tfw will never be a first gulf war veteran in my late 20s early 30s in nyc partying and going to clubs in the early 1990s
Too dangerous in NYC for that today
NYC in the early 90s was far more dangerous than today
Wrong. It's actually worse today.
t. lived through both
Weird I was having a good time in Manhattan for a week just walking the streets at night. But I also look like I just got out of prison. Went to the Powerwolf show there in February.
Statistics disagree but ok. I guess you were more of a scared moron back then
all statistics disagree
>We do, but only when we win
So that's why we hardly see any parades.
Not enough tanks
Parades are a telltale sign of a turd-world military.
Parades are a telltale sign of a turd-world military.
the new form of puritanism, spliced with a far left framework, engulfing burgerland right now is centered around self hating and worshipping weakness. Mil parades are kind of counter to that dogma
You are very stupid.
Military parades are a French/Thirdie thing.
Desert Storm veterans got a ticket tape parade through Manhattan, but the last one was for nurses during COVID lockdowns
In fairness that's America's designated ticker tape parade street, they always go there
Because you're not allowed to be proud of the military in theory protecting you.
You're supposed to seethe at them on the internet when a family gets drone striked in iraq because the father was meeting with 3 "insurgents" at the time.
Because they're idiotic, expensive spectacles used by third world dictators to scare their peasants into shape.
The thing is, everyone already knows the US has the most powerful military in the world so it doesn't really need a parade to show off outside of when it has a big win.
I think that's a big part of it. Because the U.S. is the winner in the global game, the others are more likely to show off military parades to compensate for weakness as a "don't mess with us" display (which might also make the underwhelming Russian parade a problem for them). Hamas is another example in Gaza. Of course it's not that simple because some "Western" countries such as Israel have military parades too I think. But I think it generally holds true.
Obviously, ideology also matters.
This is a video from the Houthis in Yemen (it's amazing this stuff is on YouTube, isn't it?) posting for research / display purposes, but they are a weak / underdog army that had been fighting the Saudis, and I think much of this is intended as a morale booster and also to show off some of their teeth in the various missiles they were using to target Saudi infrastructure:
If you are outgunned, then you can try to compensate with stronger determination to fight (and to die). Religion and nationalism plays a role here too.
I asked a paki friend if we should do them and he said when you have the biggest dick and everyone can tell you don't need parades
Yeah, we get airshows where they blast Rock You Like A Hurricane. And it unironically never gets old
They do. They do it in football games for example.
The idea that this kind of thread is the vatnik's way of doing damage control for their clown parade is very funny to me.
speak softly and carry a big stick, fag
also our government has this thing called legitimacy, something all the marching gays clearly lack, so they have to prove to their slaves how big and scary and totally not coup-able they are
it's really not a hard concept if you're not a brain-dead moron
Military parades are for 3rd world shitholes
Military parades are for LARPers
Why bother with a gay ass parade when you can just have jet fighters and stealth bombers do a flyby at the nascar race?
don't need to talk shit when they all know who is the king.
they need the money for programs and sheeiiiit!!!!
Because having flybys at sporting events is cooler
It's said in the higher circles of military officers that parades are a sign of weakness. Weak country's need to prove they are strong via parades, strong countries prove they are strong by projecting force and killing people. Simple as. The US DoD is currently "on parade" in Ukraine.
>why doesn't the us do any regular military parades?
Nobody really cares about drill and ceremony in the military unless you are in a parade unit, plus it would look like shit, as we aren't really used to formal marching. We should stick to parades after actually winning wars like the Gulf War.
Parades are an absolutely massive waste of time for units that aren't an Honor Guard, and even the Honor Guard is usually busy doing shit in a cemetery or actually still training and deploying.
Ironically, all of the ceremonial units in the United States march distinctly differently than the line units. The Old Guard doesn't have a single movement or position in drill or rifle manual that is the same as the regular Army.
Try telling a group of maintainers that they need to perfectly paint, clean and switch the tracks of companies worth of Abrams, Bradleys, MRAPs, ect. Just to have it drive in a straight line for an hour rather than do the work they already are assigned to. Same goes for telling a bunch of infantry that they have to get all of their gear and dress uniforms squared away and learn to "march" just so retards can gawk at them for a while. There would be a revolt. It would be seen as pointless shit that interrupts normal work.
For the first century of its existence the U.S. didn't have a permanent standing army and the spectacle of federal marching around would have been offensive to American sensitivities.
> First century
> Army has existed continuously, non stop, since 1800
1800 is in the same century as 1775
Can always see military vehicles at the state fair
The US doesn't want to give the image that they could crush their enemies at any moment. They want a friendly image:
>the US military does fun things like fly over baseball games and like they are super accepting of women and minorities too!
It's a ploy to keep moderates and lefties from throwing shitfits over spending money on a military that is already completely roided out.
Got nothing to prove, we know we're the best.
The Eastern-style parade is for propaganda. In Eastern shitholes perception and image are super-important.
Military parades are for thirdies and other tards who are easily impressed by warlordism
We do from time to time
American soldiers parading is really just a mass organized stroll, they don't really march.
nothing to fake or puff up with posture
I'm not gonna bother reading the thread but I'll answer your question; we don't have to flex our nuts cause we know they're there. Military parades are for dorks trying to puff themselves up.
There is a parade every time basic is done.