Skip to comments.Along With Russian Navy Vessels in Tribute To Am Vets, DNC Video Also Showed Turkish Fighter Jets
Posted on 09/17/2012 2:19:01 PM PDT by NYer
Via Daily Caller:
The Democratic Partys national convention in Charlotte, N.C., may have doubled down on insulting the U.S. military community.
The Democratic National Committee has already apologized for using a photo of four Soviet-era Russian warships in a giant stage backdrop intended to illustrate the partys support for military personnel and veterans.
That huge image, visible in the Time Warner Cable Arena during speeches by Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry and retired Admiral John B. Nathman, also depicted a synchronized formation of jet aircraft that convention-goers assumed were American fighter planes.
But the F-5 fighter planes in the photo are part of the air force of Turkey, a nation whose government is now jailing journalists and establishing Islam as a state religion.
Brad Woodhouse, a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, did not respond when the The Daily Caller asked why the convention planners displayed Turkish-flown aircraft alongside Russian warships while seeking support from the American military community.
On Sept. 12, Democrats apologized for using the picture of Soviet-era, Russian-operated ships after the slip up was first reported by the Navy Times. The Navy Times also received a tip that the planes depicted may have been from the Turkish Air Force.
Would these people recognize American craft if they saw them?
Doesn’t the DOD have ANY file footage? Who picked out this stuff—which idiot? Did he/she/it go to Getty Images and just point at something in the category “Ships” and “Planes” without reading the accompanying information?
They might be Iranian. I believe the Iranians have some of these, too.
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For use by Democrat members of the abomination of Obamanation.
The F5 was given to Turkey by NATO countries when they switched planes way long ago.
I noticed on the closest and largest ship it appears an American flag is flying on the bow - not clear but certainly put in there by someone. I think it is all intentional.
You mean the same people that declared that the Chinese launched a nuclear missile over California?
The same one that follow this chart?
The South will rise again!
No it's the Russian Navy Jack, the Cross of St Andrew/