September 23, 2009 |
Hours before he left Tehran today for a trip to the United Nations, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was his combative, rhetorical self: threatening to cut the hands off would-be invaders and claiming that the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan was an insult to the region. His remarks came during a military parade that featured jet fighters and missiles capable of reaching Israel and Europe. The president's speech veered from peace and security to worshiping God to warning "arrogant powers" that the "Iranian nation will resist all invaders."
September 11, 2006 |
Mexican leftists will relax their protest in Mexico City against President-elect Felipe Calderon to allow a military parade to pass, their leader said Sunday. The move is seen as a bid to avert street violence during the annual Independence Day parade through the capital's central square, or Zocalo, on Saturday. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who says he was robbed of victory in the July 2 presidential election, told supporters to suspend an ongoing sit-in to make way for the event.
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May 16, 2004 |
Flanked by thousands of cheering paradegoers on the sidewalk, Lyle Moulton enjoyed a brief respite from the constant worry he has endured since his son left for Iraq in March. Wearing a T-shirt printed with a picture of Garret, a 23-year-old Marine, Moulton cheered when a pair of F-14 fighter jets boomed overhead, setting off dozens of car alarms. "Now that my son is over there, this parade is very personal," he said.
February 9, 2003 |
Tens of thousands of armed men marched here in President Saddam Hussein's home city Saturday, vowing to defend him to the death, shortly before the two top U.N. weapons inspectors met with Iraqi officials and called on them to produce "substance" to meet international demands that Iraq disarm. In order that Iraq assuage the U.N.
April 29, 2002 |
The tanks were squeaky and spewed clouds of smoke. The soldiers marched out of step. Some of the trucks had bullet holes in their windows. The helicopters, though freshly painted, were mostly antiques. And one MIG warplane had crashed the day before, killing the pilot. But despite the flaws, a military parade Sunday here in the Afghan capital conveyed a strong message about the power of Northern Alliance figures in the interim government.
June 19, 1994 |
Nearly 2,000 U.S., French and British soldiers shouldered their rifles and marched for the last time down Berlin's monument-studded main boulevard in a farewell parade that provided a muted final chapter to the long saga of the Cold War.