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Along With Russian Navy Vessels in Tribute To Am Vets, DNC Video Also Showed Turkish Fighter Jets
Weasel Zippers ^ | September 17, 2012

Posted on 09/17/2012 2:19:01 PM PDT by NYer

Via Daily Caller:

The Democratic Party’s 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 party’s 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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dnc; russia; turkey; veterans; waronterror

1 posted on 09/17/2012 2:19:06 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Would these people recognize American craft if they saw them?


2 posted on 09/17/2012 2:22:12 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: NYer

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?


3 posted on 09/17/2012 2:33:17 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: NYer

They might be Iranian. I believe the Iranians have some of these, too.


4 posted on 09/17/2012 2:36:07 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: NYer

” - - - The Democratic National Committee has already apologized for - - - “ _________________________________________ (fill in the blank).

For use by Democrat members of the abomination of Obamanation.


5 posted on 09/17/2012 2:41:17 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: NYer

The F5 was given to Turkey by NATO countries when they switched planes way long ago.


6 posted on 09/17/2012 2:47:53 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: jmcenanly

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.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 3:27:18 PM PDT by Sheapdog (chew the meat and spit out the bones)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NYer.


8 posted on 09/17/2012 5:03:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jmcenanly
Would these people recognize American craft if they saw them?

You mean the same people that declared that the Chinese launched a nuclear missile over California?

The same one that follow this chart?


9 posted on 09/17/2012 5:42:50 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Sheapdog
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.

The South will rise again!

No it's the Russian Navy Jack, the Cross of St Andrew/


10 posted on 09/17/2012 11:03:24 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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