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petegz28
09-17-2012, 08:41 PM
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. (NAVAL EXPERT: Ships shown during Democratic convention tribute to veterans were Russian)

The vessels, with their distinct radars and blue-cross-motif Russian naval flags, occupied the center of the massive backdrop. The aircraft were depicted flying in a seven-plane formation on the upper right.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/17/fighter-jets-in-democratic-conventions-military-montage-were-turkish-not-american/#ixzz26mVYh5ZC

Direckshun
09-17-2012, 08:42 PM
Game changer!

petegz28
09-17-2012, 08:43 PM
Game changer!

Yeah, since when have the Dems given a rat's ass about the military vote anyway?

ROYC75
09-17-2012, 08:44 PM
The work of Community Organizers ?:thumb:

LiveSteam
09-17-2012, 08:46 PM
Game changer!

No No NO Game manager

listopencil
09-18-2012, 12:10 AM
http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6512/25744697.5a/0_8a3b5_1ece8b7f_orig

patteeu
09-18-2012, 07:16 AM
Wow. Can incompetence fully explain this?

Saulbadguy
09-18-2012, 07:19 AM
Turkey and Russia. Both are awesome places, would love to visit.

InChiefsHell
09-18-2012, 07:21 AM
Wow. Can incompetence fully explain this?

Oh, I'm sure it was some fuckstick going "Hey, somebody google me a video of some planes flying for this presentation..."

Amnorix
09-18-2012, 10:57 AM
Wow. Can incompetence fully explain this?


Probably not. I assume whoever set this up for the DNC was in fact a Republican saboteur with former CIA experience who intentionally did this to decredit the Democratic party.

Another possibility is that the Mullahs of Iran inserting a special operative to embarrass the President because they are upset that Obama and the West's policies have reduced oil sales by 40%.

Last, but not least, the Joint Chiefs of Staff reviewed the video footage and specifically approved it because the Admiral giving the speech had once put a negative report into the file of the nephew of the current Chief of Naval Operations, and ruined his career. He had sworn revenge and finally got it!

One of those anyway. Or some 20-something who knows jackshit about military stuff was told to put together some backdrop and screwed the whole thing up.

patteeu
09-18-2012, 11:02 AM
Probably not. I assume whoever set this up for the DNC was in fact a Republican saboteur with former CIA experience who intentionally did this to decredit the Democratic party.

Another possibility is that the Mullahs of Iran inserting a special operative to embarrass the President because they are upset that Obama and the West's policies have reduced oil sales by 40%.

Last, but not least, the Joint Chiefs of Staff reviewed the video footage and specifically approved it because the Admiral giving the speech had once put a negative report into the file of the nephew of the current Chief of Naval Operations, and ruined his career. He had sworn revenge and finally got it!

One of those anyway. Or some 20-something who knows jackshit about military stuff was told to put together some backdrop and screwed the whole thing up.

LMAO

alpha_omega
09-18-2012, 12:19 PM
Sounds like the DNC needs a new graphics department.

Of course, they could always run out Debbie W-S to tell everyone they aren't Turkish images. That would be right in her wheelhouse.

FishingRod
09-18-2012, 01:11 PM
Well From a distance an f-5 does like a bit like an f-16. Not that the F-16 is a navy plane. Gotta go with Amnorix except I think it was a Republican Mullah on the Joint Chiefs. Gotta be inclusive