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    Trump's July 4th Parade Prompts "Don't Panic" Notice

    From BBC News:

    The US military has told Washington DC residents not to panic if they see tanks on the streets for President Donald Trump's Independence Day parade.

    At least two Bradley armoured carriers and two M1A1 Abrams Tanks will be moved to the heart of the US capital for the president's "Salute to America".

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    Army Col Sunset Belinsky told a local CBS News affiliate: "Residents of the Capitol City will see the vehicles move through their neighbourhoods, but should not panic."
    Sure... because "everyone remain calm" is what you'd expect to hear, right?
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    I was once in Whole Foods at the Quarry in San Antonio and what looked like two F-35s came roaring over the shopping center very, very low. That caused folks to look around for the terrorist plane, Godzilla or the UFOs for a minute. It was way too low, might have been to the airport but who knows why.

    Moving around 4 armored vehicles to mimic the Bastille Day parade is a touch silly.

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    Just like May Day in Red Square

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn E. Meyer View Post
    Moving around 4 armored vehicles to mimic the Bastille Day parade is a touch silly.
    Agreed.

    But also feel the overreaction, hysterical media response to this is silly too. Yet again they play right into his hands by all of their screaming.

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    Agreed also. Two tanks and APVs isn't Tienanmen square. But that's our parties - battle of lowest common political denominator.

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    Are the AFVs just sitting in the park like at a museum? If so thats ok. if they are rolling in some sort of parade, they are going to mess up the street.
    Last edited by Zincwarrior; 07-03-2019 at 12:08 PM.

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    Let them roll, in fact let the roll right into the DNC. Low flying planes let them fly. WTF I give two shits for feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincwarrior View Post
    Are the AFVs just sitting in the park like at a museum? If so thats ok. if they are rolling in some sort of parade, they are going to mess up the street.
    NPR, yesterday, said that since the tanks are harmful to the streets, they won't be moving

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