Russian ships displayed at DNC tribute to vets MEGA screwup

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    Oh my oh my. Words fail me. This is right from the Navy Times. They deny God and Jerusalem and then put up Russian ships in a tribute to vets.

    Russian ships displayed at DNC tribute to vets

    By Sam Fellman - Staff writer
    Posted: Tuesday Sep 11, 2012 17:16:10 EDT


    Retired Adm. John Nathman speaks on stage with military veterans during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6 in Charlotte, N.C. Experts say the ships in the background are Russian.

    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.

    A spokesman for the Democratic National Convention Committee was not able to immediately comment Tuesday, saying he had to track down personnel to find out what had happened.


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    Well, what can you say, the administration doesn't check their facts very well in any action they take. A little scary, isn't it?
     
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    That it is. I'm still shaking my head over this one.
     
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    smh slapping forehead.
     
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    what do expect from a socialists party but socialists ships. No surprise
     
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    At least the Dems didn't steam them up the Hudson River for a photo op.
     
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    Bet the Kremlin got a kick out of this! :mad:
     
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    Makes perfect sense that the Commie lovin' Dems would display Russian Ships.

    The planes could be either F-5's, T-38's or F-18's.
     
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    Oh cripes.I hadn't thought of that.

    :banghead: Putin's laughing his ass off.
     
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