The December 1, 2018 Parade in 3 GIFs

Instead of writing a lengthy piece about the bizarre military parade held in Bucharest on December 1, 2018, I thought I’d just show you what I saw. Note: All the images were taken from TVR’s live coverage of the event. I sure hope he didn’t bang his eye against the scope! Nothing says “peaceful democracy” quite like masked goons marching through the capital, eh? The … Continue reading The December 1, 2018 Parade in 3 GIFs

Davai Ceas, Davai Palton

In case you’re wondering how Klaus Iohannis spent July 4, 2017, it was on stage with the American ambassador and a squad of US Marines, saying things like this. My translation: In terms of the military nature relationship, which is excellent, as well as our relationship with NATO, the United States is the primary guarantor of Romania’s security. Meanwhile, more than 25,000 foreign soldiers were … Continue reading Davai Ceas, Davai Palton

Romania Gets 30 More Military Drones

And America makes even more money from the Romanian taxpayer: The aircraft were delivered via the US Foreign Military Sales programme, which also includes the company’s Dragon View combined electro-optical/infrared stabilised camera, a ground control system, spares and ground support equipment. Romania also operates a variant of the Textron Unmanned Systems RQ-2 Pioneer UAV – the Shadow 600 – based with the 142nd Unmanned Aircraft … Continue reading Romania Gets 30 More Military Drones