DNC Displays Russian Ships In Tribute To U.S. Veterans

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. pspr


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    On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay tribute to veterans. Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message.

    But there was a big mistake in the stirring backdrop: those are Russian warships.

    While retired Adm. John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, honored vets as America’s best, the ships from the Russian Federation Navy were arrayed like sentinels on the big screen above.

    These were the very Soviet-era combatants that Nathman and Cold Warriors like him had once squared off against.

    “The ships are definitely Russian,” said noted naval author Norman Polmar after reviewing hi-resolution photos from the event. “There’s no question of that in my mind.”

    Naval experts concluded the background was a photo composite of Russian ships that were overflown by what appear to be U.S. trainer jets. It remains unclear how or why the Democratic Party used what’s believed to be images of the Russian Black Sea Fleet at their convention.

  2. JamesL


  3. pspr


    Democrats are such fools.
  4. pspr


  5. Yeah, put a mistake up against Romney who thinks Russia is our biggest enemy. Your team loses again, simple.
  6. Lucrum


    You've just, unwittingly no doubt, confirmed you're all about nothing but partisan politics. You ARE part of our problem, not the solution. Simple as that.
  7. But they support the troops. Vendor error? Who really knows? One thing is for sure. If there is no accountability for the "mistake", if all it takes is to say "ooops" and then move on, then it will happen again. Let's not be naive, somebody did know very well what they were doing with that Russian photo. They were insulting every single man and woman who have worn the uniform of the American military.
    Makes it easy enough to understand that they sit and do nothing while Americans die at Embassy's under siege. Attacks they knew were coming.
  8. pspr